Tag Archives: clutter

the organizer comes clean…on books

If you want to motivate yourself to clean up and clear out, invite someone to stay over. Having company is a great motivator for decluttering.   If that’s too much pressure, rearrange your furniture instead. When you have to empty … Continue reading

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reader question – organizing a guest room

Thanksgiving is a little more than two weeks away and, for many people, company keeps on coming until the beginning of January. A reader asked how to prepare, so they don’t end up tossing clutter in bags and hiding them … Continue reading

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too good to use

Last week I was talking to a client about why people save things, instead of using them. Thinking that something is “too good” to use now, and putting it away for some magical moment, simply causes clutter. When you don’t … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for mail

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I’ve written about? You might be surprised to see how much you can accomplish in just five minutes. Almost everyone complains about mail clutter. Mail doesn’t actually cause clutter; the accumulation … Continue reading

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you might have clutter if . . .

You might have clutter if . . . you need to move things to get to what you really want You might have clutter if . . . you can’t find something you just bought yesterday You might have clutter … Continue reading

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product review – sweater organizer

Years ago the Lillian Vernon catalog carried a brightly colored, hanging closet organizer with slots for Monday-Friday. It allowed you to plan out a week’s worth of clothes and eliminated some of the morning chaos. I recommended them to everyone … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for the car

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I wrote about last month? It really works! A participant from a recent speaking engagement called to tell me how happy he was to get through his paperwork, five minutes at … Continue reading

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