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Posts Tagged: getting organized

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 »

Stop Living With It and Fix It!

I just got a new phone this week (a Samsung Galaxy S III Android, if you must know), and it is heavenly. I had an Android phone before that was over 2 years old, and it had run out of memory. I use my phone constantly for business and travel, so this was not good…. Read more »

Are You Doing Too Much?

I hope you enjoy this infographic that we created, based on an excerpt from my book, The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. (click the image for a larger view– and please pin it if you like it!) Pinterest, Martha Stewart, HGTV, and many other influences out… 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 »

Pushing the Envelope… Right Into the Recycling Bin!

I always talk about one of the keys to any organizing project being VISIBILITY. You have to have visibility of your things to know what you have, where it is, and what it is. Sometimes when people sort mail, they open an envelope, see what the papers say, fold it all back up, and put… Read more »

How Getting Organized at Home Saves You Time & Money Every Day

We all know home organization reduces stress and conflict, but best of all, it pays off in real dollars! In this post I wrote for Allstate's Good Hands Community, we'll look at a few areas of your house where you can realize some serious savings. Cha-ching! Follow me on Twitter for my Daily #ClutterTweetTip, "Like"… Read more »

Are You Sabotaging Yourself with Humor?

When our Clutter Diet® members win our monthly Success Stories contest, they get some cool prizes, such as $25 to use in our store and a 30-minute phone consultation. They send us photos to enter, and recently I saw a couple of them with these cute kitschy kitchen signs, some of which were really funny…. Read more »

3 Laws of Organizing Success

I was so fortunate to spend a weekend recently attending a Brian Tracy seminar in San Diego. He taught us about many natural "laws" that work in our favor if we understand them, and several of them stood out to me as being very relevant to organizing. Here are my three favorites of Brian Tracy's… Read more »

Is There Such a Thing as “Clutter Free?”

When I hear someone say the phrase "Clutter Free," I cringe a little. I am quite certain that somewhere out there I am guilty of referring to it at times, and the media definitely loves to say that phrase. (This cover is from our big 2009 feature story in Good Housekeeping, on the inside entitled,… Read more »

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