Closed September 2017


Three Preventable Clutter Traps

Our little diet analogy is a lot of fun sometimes…one of the things I like to talk about is preventing clutter in the first place.  Think:  "A Moment on the Lips, a Lifetime on the Hips"– Just like if you were going to stop yourself from eating a piece of candy!  Once the clutter comes… Read more »

Spanish Organizing Lesson?

The Spanish word for "I see" is VEO.  Interesting that visibility is such a central goal of almost every organizing project!  In a closet, we’re trying to help you see your clothing better to choose your outfits.  In a pantry, we’re trying to help you see your food so you will know what you have… Read more »

What does it mean to be organized?

So many people have New Year’s Resolutions to "get organized."  Just what exactly does that even mean?  Some people confuse being organized with being perfect.  Some people confuse being organized with being neat.  Neat people can be disorganized, believe me! What we teach people is that you should strive to be N.E.A.T.E.R.: Not perfect, but…Effective-… Read more »

The Mess Apologists

Well, it was bound to happen… "the backlash."  This NY Times article entitled "Saying Yes to Mess" features several books now coming out about how being messy is good.  One is called The Perfect Mess:  The Hidden Benefits of Disorder."  Another is called "Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life."  These authors are quoted as… Read more »

Big Bags Weighing You Down?

I found this article in the NY Times called "Ouch!  My Bag is Killing Me."  It’s about how massage therapists and chiropractors are seeing all kinds of injuries caused by giant bags and purses.  The purses are so heavy they are straining the necks and shoulders of their owners and causing headaches. My theory on… Read more »

Lose Clutter, Gain Time, Reduce Stress

This blog is just a taste…if you like what you see here, check out the tons of multimedia content we have available on our flagship membership site at! We have helped thousands of people in eighteen countries with our affordable online consulting and our easy weekly project plans, and now our team of experts… 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!

How is getting organized like losing weight?

We are always telling people that getting organized is a lot like losing weight– because it’s about personal change.  A person has to be ready and committed to do both things.  Nobody can do it for you.  Sometimes people call us and ask if we can organize their husbands, and we always say, "Not any… 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, 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 »

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