My Organizing Blog

Drop Before You Shop

Getting new stuff is fun.  We all love having something new, whether it is something to wear, read, display, or play with. Unfortunately, getting new stuff can lead to an excess of clutter.  The diagnosis I give most of my clients is that they have TOO MUCH STUFF! Before you go shopping, make a list of what you plan to buy.  Having a list will keep you focused and will reduce the chance that you bring home items you had…

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Mirror, Mirror On My Lips

Whenever I reapply my lipstick in public, I wait for the inevitable reaction of the people I am with. “Is that a mirror on the end of your lipstick cap?”, they ask incredulously?   Yes, it is, and here is how to get one. The Dazzle Dot is a small circular mirror with adhesive on the bottom.  Just stick it onto the top of your lipstick cap.  When you are ready to apply your lipstick, pull off the cap and look…

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Treat Your Home Like a National Park

Doesn’t it seem like minutes after you clean up your clutter, it starts accumulating again?  Here’s a method to help keep it clutter-free. Pretend that your space is a national park from which you are required to remove all trace of your visit. As you prepare to leave a room, turn around and see what evidence you have left behind.   Did you put down mail or paper clutter?  Has a cabinet or closet door been left open?  Are there items…

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Say It Loud and Say It Proud!

Have you ever misplaced something because you spontaneously put it down somewhere and then couldn’t remember where? This sometimes happens to me with my glasses.  Then my whole family walks around looking for them on my behalf because I can’t see very far without them! So I came up with a solution to this problem.  As I’m putting the item down, I say it out loud.  For example, “I’m putting my glasses on top of the piano”. Not only am…

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