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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 »

Could your family find your important papers if you were gone?

A recent Parade magazine in the Sunday newspapers had a wonderful article about getting your finances organized in the event of an emergency. Click here to read the article on Parade’s website. We often help people organize their papers, and this issue is one I would love to address more directly with our clients. I… Read more »

Closet Confessions

According to an Oprah.com poll quoted in O Magazine’s September 2006 issue (4034 respondents), here’s what people confess about their closets, with my comments in blue: The majority of respondents estimate they own 100 items of clothing.This is WAY underestimated! My guess is 2-3 times that much.60 percent say they have not seen the back… Read more »

Welcome to the Clutter Diet Blog!

Hello and welcome to the Clutter Diet blog!  This blog complements our 52-week membership plan at www.clutterdiet.com, and also provides a place for me to give additional tips and thoughts on organizing to people who are not members yet. 😉 I am the creator of this program, which is based on the concepts of successful… Read more »

American Way Magazine: Take This Job & Shove It

April 01, 2006 Writer Tracy Staton features Lorie as she explores the world of personal assistants, nannies, and professional organizers.     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… Read more »

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