Tuesday, January 31, 2023


** Important message: THIS IS THE LAST BLOGGER MESSAGE!! Blogger messages will stop at the end of January 2023. To keep accessing Sandra's messages, sign up at: www.messies.com - Groups If you have any questions please feel free to contact: marshasims@sortitout.net Thank you! ** EFFICIENCY and ROUTINES The Four Sturdy Legs of the Organizing Table, on which much organizing success rests! 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 Four important legs keep your "Organizing Table" firm and sturdy. They will magically steer your house toward order and beauty. Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY® ---------------------------------------- Contents of New Ideas for Today 1. Message of the Day 2. More Help Here! 3. Habit of the Day 4. Family Reminder of the Day 5. Quote of the Day 6. Question of The Day 7. From the Trenches 8. More Info -------------------------------------- 1. Message of the Day - EFFICIENCY We want to be CAPABLE, can-do people who finally get on top of the problem of clutter. We want to be COMPETENT. Competent means "adequate." We want to be EFFECTIVE. That means "accomplishing the desired effect." But most of all we want to be EFFICIENT, "productive without waste." That means we want to get our job accomplished with the least effort possible. When we look around at our friends' houses, we often see they live orderly lives with what seems to be a minimum amount of work. Organizing the house is not rocket science. It does not require much training. What it does require is focusing on a few important principles consistently. What it all boils down to is something very simple --- organizing basics and good habits. -------------------------------------- 2. More Help for Efficiency Here! The NEW and IMPROVED K.I.S.S. Flipper Have you ordered yours? 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Flipper today. https://messies.com/helpful-organizing-tools/ -------------------------------------------------------- 3. Declutter your space and declutter your mind. Discover a clutter-free life with our organized office solutions. Find anything with ease, save time and money, and experience a calming sense of control. Join our FAST Filing System or SOS Organizing Program and transform your space today. Learn more by clicking one of the links below: Gain confidence in knowing that you can find anything easily Save time and money by organizing your office Feel calmer and more in control with less clutter Copy the link to Learn more: https://sortitout.thinkific.com/courses/FAST-Filing-System https://sortitout.thinkific.com/courses/SOS-Organizing-Program --------------------------------------------------------- 4. Habit of the Day - THIRTY SECOND RULE If it takes thirty seconds or less to do, do it immediately. -------------------------------------- 5. Family Reminder of the Day In our family, we push our chairs up to the table when we leave. In our family, we use one bath towel for a week. -------------------------------------- 6. Quote of the Day A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." Henry David Thoreau -------------------------------------- 7. Question of the Day Name one new thing you can to maintain as you go that you are not doing now. Tell us what you plan to do differently on a daily basis. Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady. -------------------------------------- 8. From the Trenches - ROUTINES The thing that has helped me stay on track is routines. I know it sounds dull and boring, but I have added a few things to my morning and evening routines and voila! I just do them without thinking. I follow Sandra's list: get up, make up the bed, etc. After taking care of myself for a couple of months, I did another important thing: I helped my 4 yr DD make a list of HER morning routine. I let her choose pictures [from a small selection] and wrote beside it what it was. We hung it inside the closet, and I have her look at it every morning. After we finished it, my husband said he thought it would be helpful for grownups, too. DD has had her list for 2 weeks, and hardly refers to it but knows what to do. We're going to make a night routine next. We move to our new home in 4 weeks. I'll do one for my husband then, too. ---------------------------------------------- 9. 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 ------------------------------------------ MESSIES ANONYMOUS SLOGAN 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. Anonymous 76 © Sandra Felton 2010 THE ORGANIZER LADY® is a trademark of Sandra Felton, founder of Messies Anonymous.