Closed September 2017

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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 »

20 Questions to Ask Yourself About Keeping Anything

May is National Moving Month, and even if you are not relocating, take this moment to think about what an opportunity moving can be. As you are packing your belongings, you touch literally everything you own. You have a chance to make a decision about whether that item really serves you. When else do you… Read more »

Find Hidden Storage!

When you think you’ve run out of storage space, think again! A treasure trove of storage is found on the backs of doors.   This post I wrote for Good Housekeeping's Home Style blog gives you some ideas of how to organize like a pro! Follow me on Twitter for my Daily #ClutterTweetTip, "Like" us… Read more »

How to Efficiently Pack a GREEN Lunch

A green lunch? Eww! I do not like green lunches, I do not like them, Sam-I-Am! Well, I mean green as in Earth Day! We all know that bringing a lunch with you to work or sending kids to school with a lunch is an outstanding way to save money and eat more healthfully. But… Read more »

Top Ten Low-Tech Productivity Tools

With all the attention given to our fun gadget phones and our ever-present computers and laptops, we forget that there are some classic low-tech tools that make all the difference to our daily living and our work. I have teamed up with my Twitter friend Dane Findley (see bio below) to give you our top… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Trays

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! This week we are pulling it all together for you and serving it up on a tray. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.) Transcript: Hi. I’m Lorie… Read more »

How Do You Measure Up?

When we work with clients and members of our online program, people are often surprised when we don't have them buy organizing supplies in advance. "Don't you need some bins or something?" they ask. We often do need some bins. The issue is that we don't know which kind, what size, how many, or what… Read more »

Staples® is Teaming Up with Clutter Diet®!

Today we announced our relationship with Staples, the world's largest office products company! Through January, we'll be providing tips that are updated weekly at This week our tips are about filing, in honor of National Clean Out Your Files Month. Here is the press release announcement, and here is the Boston Globe story about… Read more »

7 Sticky Tips for Using Velcro in Organizing Projects

Here's another set of tips inspired by our recent Good Housekeeping clutter makeover contest winner's projects. (See before & afters and get an overview of the contest winner's bounty here…garage and home office) We use Velcro® quite a bit in our work as organizers, you'd be surprised! Here's how: Just like we did for our… Read more »

Talking Trash: Quick Video Tip!

Here's a quick trash tip from day one of our Good Housekeeping clutter makeover contest winner's garage… read more about this project and see before & after shots here. Click here to watch on YouTube if you can't see the embedded video player, and if you are a Kindle subscriber, scroll down to the bottom… Read more »

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