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Earth Day + Spring Cleaning = Jobs!

So you’ve cleaned out your closets and donated some of the clothing and household goods that you no longer need. Have you ever wondered what happens to these items when they don’t sell in a Goodwill® store? I was so happy to tour the outlet store and recycling center of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake… Read more »

Twitter Party Wed. 4/4- Win a Swingline Stack & Shred 60X!

For those of you who tweet, join me (@ClutterDiet), @Swingline, and @GoodwillIntl for a "Tax Time" Twitter Party on Wednesday night, April 4, 2012, from 8:00PM – 9:30PM Eastern! Register here to be eligible for the grand prize, a Swingline Stack and Shred 60X hands-free shredder! This is the very cool new shredder that I… Read more »

Can Ziploc® Bags Make You Happy?

This guest post is written by my friend Laura Vanderkam, author of the new book, All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending and her other wildly successful book, 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. She will be our special guest on March 7, 2012,… Read more »

You Love Your Stuff—Does It Love You Back?

February is a time for focusing on LOVE! Beyond whom you love, let’s talk for a moment about WHAT you love. When I work with clients, so often we are going through items and they happily exclaim, “Oh, I LOVE this!” They get to say this a few times (and I do say this myself),… Read more »

ClutterVideo Tip: How to Start Getting Organized, Part 2

When I think of pitfalls, I automatically begin to daydream about headlines Like "Brad Pitt Falls for Local Organizing Expert"- swoon! Mr. Pitt is darn dreamy, but he has nothing to do with organizing projects so let's get back on subject. In this video I am sharing four pitfalls that you may encounter when you… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: How to Start Getting Organized, Part 1

Three is a magic number, yes it is! The past and the present and the future. Faith and Hope and Charity, Centralizing, Outside-In and Circular. Give you three as a magic number. Wait, what was that? Centralizing, Outside-In and Circular? Oh yeah, those are the three sorting methods you can use right away to get… Read more »

Organizing Your Home: Easy Small Habits that Add Up

Just as it would be foolish to do one colossal lawn-mowing or tooth-brushing session one day a year and expect good results, it's also a little silly to save up all of your cleaning, maintaining, and organizing for one giant project. There are  some small things you can do regularly to keep things working well… Read more »

Five Must-Have Tools to Organize Your Living Room

When my grandmother called her the living room the "den," it always made me feel cozy and warm, like we were bears curling up in our little nook to relax together. Unfortunately many families' living rooms are the opposite of relaxing, littered with DVD cases, snack wrappers, toys, and old newspapers. There are five must-have… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: How to Organize Any Room (with 4 “F-Words”)

When you are setting up or rearranging a room, there are a lot of “F-words” that come to mind. While it may feel satisfying to shout those words, it’s not very productive. Watch this video for four “F-words” that will assist you in starting any organizing project. And, you won’t have to wash your mouth… Read more »

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