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The Clutter Diet Blog

Where is Your Laundry Bottleneck?

When we are organizing clients’ homes, a lot of clutter is related to laundry– dirty laundry clutter on the floor, piles of laundry waiting to be washed or folded, and folded laundry waiting to be put away.  Laundry clutter is a HUGE problem for many families!  I was just explaining this to my children today… Read more »

Five Common Working-At-Home Problems– Solved!

Getting organized and working effectively in a home office is challenging.  There are many great benefits to working from home, but even if you are super-organized, you may still have these difficulties: Noise and privacy problems Need for multiple people to have access to your home Blurring of the lines between work and personal life… Read more »

National TV Turnoff Week, April 23-29, 2007

As Professional Organizers, people often complain to us that they do not have time to get organized.  Yet, according to Nielson figures from 2006, the average American spends 4 hours and 35 minutes per day watching television!  That is over 32 hours a week! Imagine the clutter you could conquer, the hobbies you could pursue,… Read more »

American Way Magazine: Feeling Taxed?

April 15, 2007 Writer Tracy Staton gets Lorie’s tips on income taxes and reducing April 15th stress.         Need help getting organized? Here are 3 ways we can help: Get our FREE report, “30 Ways to Find Time to Get Organized“ Get 14 days of unlimited FREE advice from our team of… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Time

As a Professional Organizer, many people ask me to write and speak about "Spring Cleaning."  As a rule, organizers deal with clutter, not really with dirt… but I am happy to help with some advice on how to use your springtime inspiration to declutter and streamline your home! I just wrote an article for… Read more »

Take My Stuff… Please!

Ever dreamed of just walking away from all of the clutter?  This woman in Minnesota is selling virtually everything she owns on eBay.  She has a reserve price of $2000 set as a minimum for everything, which includes a futon, record albums, and pretty much everything but her dog and cat. As she says in… Read more »

I’ll Spin You For It

"Whose turn is it to do the dishes?"  "I took out the trash last time!"  Getting your home organized definitely involves having morning and evening routines, as we often discuss with our Clutter Diet members.  Yesterday I was in a bookstore and ran across something that completely solves these little squabbles and gets the family… Read more »

Cheap Storage Containers!

Many people may not know that clutter can be contained very inexpensively in the new BIG Ziploc bags that came out in the last few years.  You may not be able to find them at your grocery store, but a home improvement center or discount store will probably carry them.  You can organize linens and… Read more »

You Should Probably Be Decisive, I Think

When I speak I always tell my audiences that if they could remember just one thing about getting organized, they should remember this:  BE DECISIVE. Clutter, whether it’s on your desk or on your kitchen table, almost always represents decisions that have not been made.  Have you ever heard yourself say, "I will put it… Read more »

Are You Doing Empty Calorie Tasks?

Getting your time more organized and using it efficiently is so much about doing first things first.  I found an excellent post by Scott Young on how the concept of "empty calories" applies not only to our eating habits, but to our life habits. Here’s a bit of it for you to enjoy: Empty calories… Read more »

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