Closed September 2017


Clutter Video Tip: How to Find Your Car Keys

If true confession is good for the soul, then let me lay my soul bare and admit that I have a real, daily organizational problem! But wait, before I get too keyed up, I have to reveal my dirty little secret. In this video I am revealing why I have been misplacing my keys like… Read more »

Is Your House Ready for Guests?

Does the sound of the doorbell fill you with dread? Holidays are coming up! You may be hosting family holiday meals, dinner parties, gift openings, or even (gasp)… overnight guests! Click here for your checklist for making sure you're ready on the Good Housekeeping Home Style Blog. Flickr image courtesy roblisameehan    Follow me on… Read more »

Clutter Video Tip: Travel Series Part 2: Packing Smart

It takes more than a happy thought and pixie dust to get you in the air these days. Watch this video to keep you and your bags out of Never Land. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)   Transcript: Hi, I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip… Read more »

Organizing Tips for Summer Travel

With airline baggage fees, confusing security measures, and grumpy passengers, air travel is getting trickier every year. As a professional organizer and frequent traveler, I know the organizing strategies in this week's Good Housekeeping Home Style blog will help you enjoy your trip as much as possible — and get there in a good mood!… Read more »

Get Organized to Make Summer a Breeze!

Activities,vacations and chores- oh my! Summer is fun but it needs its own systems and routines to work best.   Click here for some suggestions for a sensational summer with less stress on Good Housekeeping's Home Style blog. Follow me on Twitter for my Daily #ClutterTweetTip, "Like" us on Facebook, and see our weekly #ClutterVideoTip… Read more »

Organizing for Guests: How to Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Anyone having guests for Spring Break, for Easter, or for a graduation or wedding?  I just had houseguests myself and it reminded me that guests are a great motivator! Just like having a party, having guests can propel you into action in the most surprising ways, helping you get organized and be proud and enjoy… Read more »

Location, Location, Location: Find Important Things FAST!

In the organizing world we often tell people that everything should have a home, which is very good advice. Usually we’re speaking in generalities about how food goes in the pantry or toiletries go in the bathroom, but today I want to talk about very specific homes for very specific things. Yesterday I was with… Read more »

Facing the Giant Mail Pile

I just went on vacation for two weeks (to ITALY!), then returned home, repacked my suitcase, and was gone another week speaking for Goodwill in Atlanta and going to several days of meetings in San Diego. Whew! Glad to be home! And what did I find upon my return? THE GIANT VACATION MAIL PILE. You've… Read more »

Don’t Agonize, Modularize! The Cure for Big Bags

Yes, the cure for big bags… but not those under one’s eyes, unfortunately! Just the cure for organizing the bulky baggage we are all hauling around, like giant purses, backpacks, and suitcases. This post was inspired by a friend (L.L.– you know who you are!) who digs around in her very large purse. When you… Read more »

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