Closed September 2017

The Clutter Diet Blog

Find Your Stuff!

Well, here’s a nifty little gadget:  The Loc8tor.  It works on the same concept as your cordless land line phone’s paging feature. You attach little signal tags to the stuff you might normally lose, like remote controls, keys, wallets, cell phones, even pets or kids (no kidding!).  If you don’t know where they are, you… Read more »

Too Many Beauty Products?

If you, like many of our clients, have way too many bottles of facial moisturizer, various hair gels,  wrinkle creams, and other kinds of beauty products, have we got a great resource for you! The Cosmetics Cop is a great site that provides product reviews and ingredient glossaries so you can make sense of all… Read more »

I Am Writing This Now to Send Later…

Here is a handy little trick for people who work late, like I do… If you are trying to catch up on your work late at night but don’t want to look like a complete fiend for staying up at 1 AM doing e-mail, try this: In Outlook, from within the e-mail message you are… Read more »

How We Spend Our Time

Fantastic issue of Time magazine this week– celebrating the 300 million population mark in the United States, they looked at a snapshot of statistics about who we are, where we live, what we believe, and how we spend our time. Did you know today’s parents actually spend more time with their children than parents did… Read more »

I Think I’ll Write about Procrastination…Tomorrow

I was reading a book recently that told the story of a great warrior who took his soldiers to a battle in ships, and when they reached their destination, he burned them.  The only way for the soldiers to get home was to win the battle and take the enemy’s ships.  The suggestion was that… Read more »

Gift Certificates: Organizing Your Quasi-Cash

It’s certainly getting popular nowadays to give "Gift Cards" from major stores to people in lieu of a regular gift.  We have seen many of these that have been lost in homes.  They belong in your wallet, as they are the same as cash.  Other gift certificates that are larger in size face this question:… Read more »

No Excuse for Bad Spelling on the Web!

Consider the wonders of the humble Google toolbar. Most people, it appears, use it only for the search window and the pop-up blocker, but have no idea about the other buttons. There are some great tools on there! The Spell Check button checks your spelling in web forms, web-based e-mail, chat rooms, andother places where… Read more »

Crazy Busy

Thursday I had the pleasure of hearing Edward Hallowell speak at the Texas Conference for Women here in Austin. His current book is called CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD. This book is about the odd phenomenon of many people having symptoms of ADD without actually… Read more »

Pimp My Garage

A recent Time Magazine article did a great job of covering the garage remodeling trend. Did you know that The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University estimates that we spent $2.4 billion improving our garages in 2003, which is double what we spent the previous decade? Why? We have more stuff. In our… Read more »

The iPod Revolution– Organize Your Music!

I just have to write an ode to my favorite gadget, the iPod. I took a trip this weekend to get away and do some writing, and I just marveled once again at how I had my entire music collection clipped to my waistband. I was able to enjoy anything I wanted without having to… Read more »

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