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Clutter Video Tip: How to Say NO and Get Rid of Mental Clutter!

What are the rules and policies you live by? What if I told you that a well placed policy could reduce your mental clutter? Watch this video where I explain this concept and share some of my own policy examples. Following this strategy will make dealing with life’s little interruptions (and big ones) less stressful… Read more »

Clutter Solved: Fifteen Minutes and Six Days

Do you sometimes walk through your rooms feeling like a "goat in a junkyard?" LOL! You might be inspired by this fun story from our member, Diane. I am honoring her by sharing it in its entirety, unedited. I so appreciate her sharing her vulnerability as well as her success! "I knew I had a… Read more »

How Optimistic People Become More Organized

Recently I met Bert Jacobs, one of the co-founders of Life is Good apparel (the t-shirts with Jake, the little happy stick figure guy, on them). When he spoke here in Austin, he talked about optimism being the message of their company. "Your view of the world is a self-fulfilling prophecy," he said, adding to… Read more »

Save Your Money! How to Choose Organizing Products

(Click infographic for a larger view– and make sure to PIN IT to refer to later!) You see the latest organizing gadget on an infomercial or in a store, and you immediately think, “Could that be the answer to my problem?” Before you get out your wallet, here are some things you should know about… Read more »

Downsizing: The Un-Nesting Instinct

I remember being pregnant and having the "nesting instinct," that deep-down urge to feather the nest with appropriate nursery gear and clean and sanitize and otherwise outfit ourselves for the new baby. This instinct was very strong, and I spent a lot of time and energy preparing for the addition to our family. Now one… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Your Junk Drawer

Can you keep a secret? I’m not only a junk drawer advocate; I’m also a junk drawer user. There I said it- I firmly believe that you need a place to store your doodads, gizmos and thingamajigs. The key is organizing your junk drawer. Today I am showing you my junk drawer and explaining how… Read more »

Studying Americans in their Natural Habitat

The Boston Globe says, "American families are overwhelmed by clutter, too busy to go in their own backyards, rarely eat dinner together even though they claim family meals as a goal, and can’t park their cars in the garage because they’re crammed with non-vehicular stuff." Several media articles lately have covered a fascinating new book… Read more »

How to Find Anything: The Magic Word

I always say that the goal of any organizing project — the essence of organizing– is VISIBILITY. Let me say that again– VISIBILITY. It's the magic word! Gain visibility to your stuff so that you can find anything… here are 7 ways: Grouping: Putting like things together is the first step to visibility. You can… Read more »

Do You Want to 10X Your Life?

I just attended an event in New York that was teaching people how to "10X" their businesses. Sounds really great, doesn't it? Ten times more revenue? In a business scenario, that could be wonderful. But 10X your possessions? I don't think that would be wise. Nor do I think you would want to 10X the… Read more »

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