Closed September 2017

Posts Tagged: “organizing tips”

New! Clutter Video Tips on YouTube: Be More Productive on the Phone

Each week we are posting a one-minute-or-less quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! Here is our first one about being more productive on the phone. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.) Transcript: Hey, it’s Lorie Marrero and today’s Clutter Video… Read more »

Oh, Fudge: Four “F-Words” to Help You Organize

I have written a regular column for the Connections for Women website for years now, and I just wrote this article below for their September edition. I hope you like it. ========================= One of our constant messages to people is to think about your organizing projects comprehensively… don’t just “clean it up” and expect it… Read more »

What Are Your “Back to School Resolutions?”

One of our Clutter Diet members posted this yesterday in our member message boards:  "The new school year to me is like setting new year's resolutions." Yes, it is! It's a fresh start, just like a brand new calendar year. What will you do differently? Here are some suggestions of small things you can change… Read more »

Newspapers are Old News

One of the clutter traps we see often in people's homes is reading material… there is this strange guilt hanging over people's heads about all of the things that they "should" read sometime. The reading material that stacks up the quickest is newspapers. Sorry, Lois Lane– the newspapers have gotta go. Here is what my… 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 »

Neat Does NOT Equal Organized!

I had an incident with my wonderful husband Friday, whom I will try to embarrass as little as necessary in this post… let's just say it involved a lost car registration sticker. (I love you, honey!) But it was very time-consuming and annoying for both of us. He is someone who fortunately is very neat… 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 »

3 Ways to Turn Your Clutter into Cash!

Wouldn't it be great if you could turn your clutter into some good old-fashioned green cash? According to an eBay/Nielsen survey, the average American household has about $3000 worth of valuable items waiting to be cashed in! Here are three ways to capitalize on fashion mistakes, impulse purchases, and things that have outlasted their usefulness…. Read more »

Start the New Year Right: 31 Simple Tips for 31 Days

If you are looking for even more ways to make simple changes for the new year and the new decade, I have created a printable PDF of a tip or project per day for the first 31 days of the year. Doing one small thing per day is a great way to cumulatively get more organized… Read more »

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