Closed September 2017

Posts Tagged: getting organized

What NOT To Say in the New Year

I talk to myself all the time. Admit it, you do too! Even if you don't do it out loud, you do it in your head. Sometimes that voice in your head is a much meaner voice than the audible one. I want everyone to start the new year by thinking about how important language… Read more »

The Day of Reckoning! How to Make Progress Fast

Many people are off for the holidays starting this week, and sometimes they are home looking around wishing they felt a little more relaxed in that environment. Here's a quick way to make some progress while everyone's around to help. Periodically, we have around here what I refer to as a "Day of Reckoning." Things… Read more »

Don’t Confuse Activity with Accomplishment!

This week in our monthly members-only webinar, where we do "freestyle" Q&A with me and my expert team, someone asked us what our favorite organizing books were (besides The Clutter Diet book, of course). Before I go on with my point, I am going to tell you what we said, because if I don't, I… Read more »

Lorie’s Thanksgiving Survival Guide

It's just a day or so before the big USA Turkey Day! Here are a few previous posts to refer to, along with a few new tips. (FYI, there won't be a second article here on the blog this week as I am having some down-time with my family.) Practice Clutter Portion Control on Black… Read more »

What Stuff Represents YOU?

My dear friend just lost her beloved father-in-law last week. The family members were allowed to choose items they wanted to keep from his belongings, and they selected sweet symbols of their time with him that were valued and treasured– his gardening tools, his money clip, and other very personal items that represented him, his… Read more »

Do You Have a “Destination Station” in Your Home?

Where do you enter and exit your home most often? That door should be near to what we call a "Destination Station." It's a place for your purse, your briefcase, your keys, your chargers, your sunglasses, and kids' backpacks and gear– right where you need it most. I want to show off another one of… Read more »

3 Ways to Find Your Stuff, If Memory Serves… or Not!

For most people, out of sight is out of mind. And when you get older and your memory is not as reliable as it used to be, even more so! (Hey, my brain's hard drive just needs a defrag. That's all.) We tell people all the time in our online program that one of the… Read more »

Shop ‘Til You STOP: 5 Ways to Prevent Clutter

I just got a postcard in the mail for 30% off my entire purchase at one of my favorite stores. Now, I am not a power-shopper type of gal, but I do know a good deal when I see one.  So it made me think about how you turn "Shop 'til you drop" into "Shop… Read more »

Great Moments in Kitchen History

This week I was in New York on a media tour for Staples, as I am currently working with them as a spokesperson for some fun new office products and some great tried and true ones too! More about that later… During my trip I got to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to… Read more »

Are You Improving? Ten Little Ideas to Be More Organized

September is National Self-Improvement Month. What are you currently doing to improve yourself? I have a friend/mentor who tries a new self-improvement habit every 30 days, a new focus for each month. He sees how much it improves his life or not, and if it's good, he keeps doing it. I love this idea! Here… Read more »

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