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Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

I'm putting up our Christmas decorations today. I know people who decorate the day after Thanksgiving (my sister Sharon), but even I don't have the energy to tackle that task so close after the holiday. I'm still recovering from my turkey coma. How many of you are with me? You too have wreaths and bows to hang, Christmas lights to string and trees to decorate. On the other hand, how many of you does this describe? You can't find your decorations, so you have to trek to the store and pay full price for more decorations that you already have, but can't find. Or you become so frustrated with untangling last year's lights that buying new ones seems reasonable? Make the pledge right now that next year will be different. This year, you'll take the time to carefully store your lovingly labeled and masterfully organized decorations so that you can find them next year. You'll save the boxes for those delicate glass blown bulbs and carefully place each one gently back in it's proper space. You'll take the time to wrap your lights around a simple piece of cardboard to ensure they won't become a tangled mess. You'll take the time to store each wreath in a simple container or if you have multiple wreaths, you'll layer them in a plastic trashcan with a lid (cheap, but effective). Yes, you'll give yourself one of the greatest gifts you'll ever receive…ORGANIZATION. You'll thank me later.

Dr. D. Clutter™

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I am Dr. Darnita L. Payden, Executive Director/Owner of Dr. DClutter™ Life Management, a division of PreciousOnes™ LLC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and over 20 years of experience working to help clients discover their strengths and talents. Having worked as a therapist, college professor, grief specialist and trainer, I have encountered in my journey many of the issues my clients may face. I have a sincere desire to help you find clarity, organization and independence in your life and environments. I know that life can be hectic, but I desire to help my clients bring as much order, peace and enjoyment back into their lives as is possible. What separates me from the norm? I focus on the client from a holistic perspective. I realize that most people desire a functional and an organized life, but may simply need support, understanding and information about why they have the habits or tendencies that have led to disorganization. I do not perform “quick fixes” or provide “one-size-fits-all” guidance, but I strive to provide strategies to my clients that will be life changing and useful for a lifetime. Dr. DClutter™ is a name well earned!!

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