Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Try to keep the floor as bare as possible.
It's easier to keep clean that way and looks much neater.
Contents of New Ideas for Today

1. Message of the Day - KEEP YOUR PLANS SIMPLE
2. Sharing Our Successes
3. Habit of the Day
4. Did You Know?
5. Family Reminder of the Day
6. Quote of the Day
7. Question of The Day
8. From the Trenches - WHITE BOXES
9. More Info

**The Messies Anonymous website, www.messies.com, is back up!  Thank you for your patience.**



SIMPLE basically means to search for the real heart of the matter. Then determine what few actions are the significant ones to accomplish what is really meaningful in our lives.

Our opportunities are too many. We can't do them all. Time, energy, and money hinder us. But we can spot the high points and work those well.

Narrow your focus in order to expand your enjoyment.


Yesterday I got contact lenses. I remembered that you needed Ivory soap to wash your hands before touching them. I bought some Monday. Yesterday afternoon I thought-where did I put it? Figured I'd better look in case I couldn't find it & had to buy more. I asked myself, “Where does it belong?” I have a small three drawer organizer under MB sink. I looked in drawer labeled "eye care" & there was the three bar pack of Ivory! It is so nice to be organized!

SC in S CA

Yes It Is Nice! Thank you SC

Apply "The 4 Legs of the Organizing Table, on which much
organizing success rests!" to your daily habits today!!

1 - Bed made daily and kept clear
2 - Clear dining room table
3 - Sink clear as you keep things moving
4 - Inspiration Point guarded from clutter




Set a timer for ten minutes and attack a hot
spot with a vengeance.

4. Did You Know?

The NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. (KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE) Flipper is available!

The  K.I.S.S. Flipper has fresh ideas on how to move through your home, day by day, room by room, with simple choices for maintenance and organizing. It will gently guide you through the process of creating clear and shining surfaces throughout out your home!

With the NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper all you have to do to is FLIP through the spiral-bound, sequentially numbered, full-color job idea cards.  No more sliding cards into sleeves; the NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper is ready to use out of the package.  When you are ready to begin, make a few simple choices each day from one card and you will be on your way to a clutter-free and well maintained home.

Introductory price $26.00 U.S. postage included

Go to the link below to order you NEW K.I.S.S. Flipper today.

5. Family Reminder of the Day

Pick one of these reminders or make one of your own to share with your family each day.

In our family, we put what we need the next day by the front door the night before.

In our family, we don't drop our things when we come in the door. We take them and put them where they belong.

6. Quote of the Day

"We are all self-made. But only the successful will admit it."

Earl Nightingale.

It is hard to face that the messy condition of our houses today is the result of many of small, poor decisions on our parts.

The good news is that organized condition of our houses in the future will be the result of many small smart decisions. Let's start making them one by one today.

7. Question of the Day

Is there anything you need to overcome procrastinating?
If so, what? When is your deadline? And what is your consequence if you don't?

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.


Someone asked what were the white storage boxes that are used for the Mt. Vernon and Mt. Vesuvius programs. Here is the answer given by Diane, posted on Friends of the Organizer Lady:


The storage boxes referred to are cardboard file storage boxes (various sizes) that are used to store records/files/etc. that need to be retained. The great part is that these boxes are flat until you fold and insert their tabs, so they take up little room until you begin using them. They have lids that fit! The lids are either a separate piece, but some are attached. You can find them at any office supply.

I use these all the time. I have a decorated one that is labeled Joy Box and holds correspondence and other items that were sent to me or found by me that I want to look at again.

Larger items, such as financial records are stored in these when they are more than one year old. The previous year's records are in the file cabinet behind the current year's.

There are numerous uses for these boxes, so use your imagination. If you get a chance, go to an office supply store. I hope that helps you!

(Thanks to Diane)

Editor note: One big advantage is that after you empty them, you can collapse them and put them out of your way or (gasp!) throw them out. They are cheap and easily replaced if necessary.

9. Extra Help

There is a new program called Organizing Mastery.

More Info:

Reminder: You can edit your membership at Yahoo Groups home page 
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This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as they are presented in these messages. Keep reading. Keep adding one part of the program at a time.

Repetition is important.
Forward to friends if desired but not to other sites.
Read this whole posting or only what you can take in today, then delete it.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!!
The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at "How to Begin"  http://www.messies.com


Please memorize this slogan and post it on your wall.

The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes.

Or to make it short; Baby steps, baby steps in the right direction.

Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.

3 © 2010 Sandra Felton

THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a registered trademark
of Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.

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