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To Scan, or Not To Scan…That is the Question

This issue keeps coming up… what about scanning things?  I think for most home offices it’s probably not the best solution, at least right now.  Why?  2 big reasons… 1.  Usually people’s "To File" pile then just becomes their "To Scan" pile. It’s really not that much different as far as procrastination or truly managing… Read more »

Closets are the new master baths

From the new 744-page Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home: "Talk to any Realtor and you will hear this over and over: Closets are the new master baths. Storage is now more important to home buyers than giant bathrooms. The closets need to be big, with sensible… Read more »

4 Tips for Organizing a Pantry

I organized a pantry for a client today, so I thought I would share some tips on that since it’s fresh in my mind.  I do write about a lot of things other than kitchens, but it just so happens I have felt like writing about them for the last few posts…! 1.  Your pantry… Read more »

Kitchen Gadget Oddities

It occurred to me that I could easily write a whole series on all of the odd, unusual gadgets we’ve seen in client’s kitchens.  Right now the one that comes to mind is "Grape Shears." This photo is from So for all of you holiday shoppers who are shopping for the "person who has… Read more »

TypePad’s Featured Blog of the Day: 12/1/2006

December 01, 2006 TypePad, one of the best known blogging platforms, featured Lorie’s Clutter Diet Blog as its blog of the day on December 1, 2006. There are millions of bloggers out there, and only 365 a year get to be featured by TypePad! Thanks, guys!   Need help getting organized? Here are 3 ways… Read more »

Lose Clutter, Gain Time, Reduce Stress

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Sugar and Spice- May Not Be That Nice

We organize a lot of people’s kitchens, so when I saw this magazine ad from McCormick it made me laugh really hard.  How many times have we seen these little rectangular tins of spices in our clients’ kitchens?  They are at least 15 years old!  Ewww. This photo is from the McCormick website, where they… Read more »

Are You a Re-Gifter?

Today my team member Laura and I organized a guest room closet with a lot of gift wrap and gifts in it, some of them being "re-gifts." According to an poll, 44 percent of respondents think it’s morally acceptable to regift.  That seems really low to me!  So what that means is that 56%… Read more »

Stop! 3 Ways to Prevent Clutter While You Still Can!

Let’s STOP and think this year before creating more clutter, both for ourselves and for people we care about.  Here are 3 ways you can prevent clutter this holiday season. 1.  Plan ahead.  Think through what you are going to buy for other people and consider truthfully whether this is something they really need and… Read more »

We’re going to be the TypePad featured blog on Friday!

We just found out my blog is going to be the Featured Blog of the day on TypePad’s home page on Friday, 12/1!  What a great opportunity and honor.  Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and thanks to my friends at SixApart for giving me a nod!

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