The Simple Secret to Stopping Clutter In Its Tracks

Stop clutter in its tracks

Believe me, I get it. If you tend toward clutter, you probably have a lot of projects going at the same time. And, if you’re a quilter for instance, you get all the fabric, cutting tools, patterns and other materials out and work on your project until you absolutely, positively have to stop to do […]

5 Ridiculously Simple Areas You Can Declutter Right Now

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You had the best of intentions (again)… Today was THE day – you were finally going to tackle all the crap in the kitchen… …and the living room… …and the family room, and the bathroom and the kids’ rooms… You even got started (sort of). You dressed in your “cleaning clothes” (sweat pants, oversized t-shirt); […]

Get a real-life organizing lesson with The Declutter Lady

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Ever wonder what it’s like to have an organizing lesson with a professional organizer? Are you curious about how it works to have “virtual” organizing sessions? The following is a real-life example of an email exchange with one of my current clients. I’ve edited the email to remove any personal identifiers or for clarity.   […]

Three troubling consequences of not making decisions

The consequences of making decisions

I often explain that decision making is the key to clutter control. But the fact is that decisions are essential to making progress on any important task or project. However, it is not always easy to make those decisions. There can be some serious, sometimes unpleasant, outcomes when we make a decision. Yet, NOT making […]

Accept your tendency toward clutter and move on


Most of my clients want to get their homes or offices completely clutter-free before they move on to the next part of their lives. Some want to pursue writing careers, others want to start their own businesses and still others just want to be able to have friends stop by without feeling guilty and ashamed […]

The simple way to start each day with less stress

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One technique to keep from feeling frazzled each morning is to start your daily routine the night before. Sometime in the late afternoon or early evening schedule 30 minutes to an hour and look at your calendar to figure out what tomorrow’s requirements are. The simple way to start each day with less stress begins […]

Take these two steps to conquer clutter


What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. Gretchen Rubin This quote was part of Chris Guillebeau’s newsletter about Life’s Priorities (a “must read!”) and is very relevant to anyone who is struggling with clutter and disorganization. If you want to finally get your home or office decluttered, you […]