Closed September 2017


Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Holiday Decorations, Part 2

Decking the halls with boughs of holly will certainly leave you feeling jolly. But taking down the tree, the stockings, and the lights is such a chore that it can feel fa-la-la la-la la-la-lame. Decorating and undecorating for the holidays is a big time investment; so, it’s important to use that time as effectively and… Read more »

How Organizing Your Home Saves You Money

Visions of sugarplums were just dancing in your heads, but if those visions become nightmares about the post-holiday bills coming in the mail, getting organized provides many valuable and smart opportunities to give yourself a raise in the New Year. Cha-ching!  Who couldn't use a raise? Click here to read about six Cha-chings on the… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: 5 Questions for Setting New Year’s Resolutions

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Well, maybe if we’re talking about last year’s resolutions. It’s easy to set a typical resolution- lose weight, work out, floss daily… But what about a resolution that has real meaning for your life? In this video I am sharing five questions to ask yourself… Read more »

Seven Easy Ways to Get Organized for the New Year

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when setting their New Year's Resolutions is "biting off more than they can chew." If you take on several big changes at once, you may set yourself up for disappointment. I have seven "tiny bites" you can take that will make a huge difference; click here… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Holiday Decorations, Part 1

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. Does your home look like a winter wonderland right now? Decorating for the holidays is a lot of work. But today we’ll help send away the bluebird, and make sure that here to stay is the new bird. In this video I conspire,… Read more »

Teach Your Kids to Get Organized for the Holidays

The holiday season is full of easy opportunities to teach our kids about organizing. We can teach them to make lists, for one thing, just like Santa! I share five different ways to show your kids how giving and receiving go hand in hand, and how organizing makes it all work better. Click here to… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Santa’s Organizing Secrets

Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? Do your elves empty them gleefully and their contents compare? Do the contents of some seem close to empty? While others, of course, have way more than plenty. In this video I’ll show you how to organize these stuffers. Because when the elves are not happy,… Read more »

Lorie’s Favorite Things List 2011

As you may know, I usually pick out my "favorite things" list each year for fun holiday gift ideas, mostly organizing-related. Here is my list from last year, and here is my list for 2009. This year's list I published on my Good Housekeeping blog, so if you want to see my hand-picked gift ideas… Read more »

Organizing Your Holiday Gift Giving

Quick, can you tell me how many stockings you need to stuff?  Where will you hide your gifts– and can you then remember where you hid them? Let's organize your gift-giving right now so you can feel more like singing "Joy to the World" instead of "In the Bleak Midwinter." Make a list– just like… Read more »

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