Life management insights, strategies, hints, ideas, and tips from Dr. DClutter™.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year. New You?

Are you making resolutions again this year? How successful were you last January 1? Instead of attempting to make full-scale, life-altering changes, instead focus on small changes that you can make to improve your life. Then, don't pen them to a change in the calendar, but a change in your mindset. Think long-goals, not short-term, quick fixes.



Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Effort Required

It takes effort to maintain order. There's no "magic" or "secret formula" involved-just consistency.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dry Well

If you're always the one giving-who fills you up? Who refreshes your soul? Be careful not to drain your own well so dry that you're no good to anyone-including yourself. Replenish regularly.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, December 27, 2010

Delegate

Don't spend a lifetime trying to be great at something that you're not. Sure the effort is always appreciated, but the stress is not. It's okay to delegate or at least ask for help.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Avoid Procrastination

Want an easy and fail-safe way to avoid procrastination? Do it now!! It's so simple, yet we avoid it like the plague.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No Punishment

Don't punish your today for what you did yesterday.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don't Do It

Think of procrastination as a four-letter word.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fear Control

Don't be controlled by fear, instead control your fear.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, December 17, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Make it Better??

Life may not be what you want it to be, but what are you doing to make it better?


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Do More

Do more than smell the roses. Plant some, buy some, and give some.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Present Future

The future is closer than you think; it's here.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, December 13, 2010

High Jump

Don't lower your expectations; instead raise the bar even higher.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, December 10, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just a Minute

Escaping from reality for a minute is okay. It'll be here when you get back.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Power for Change

The best part about life is that you have the power for change. Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surrounded

Surround yourself with people who love you. The world is full of people who don't. Dr. DClutter™

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reaction

Like the blades of a fan, life keeps turning. How you react determines if you're blown slightly off course or completely off track. Dr. DClutter™

Friday, December 3, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Keep Them Coming

Great moments in life are like a box of tissue. Another one is sure to pop up after the other. Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In the Present

The best way to have money for your future is to save it in your present. Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Same Time

We all get the same amount of time in a day. It's what we do with it that makes it seem as if others have more. Dr. DClutter™

Monday, November 29, 2010

Persist!!

Don't give up on life and it won't give up on you. Dr. DClutter™

Friday, November 26, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Be certain to take the time to acknowledge the many blessings you’ve received, especially on this day. Save some turkey for me!!




Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Worry?

What GOOD does worrying do? Not so much. Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Always Present

Happiness is based on a feeling at the moment. Joy is present always, even if it's hidden.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, November 22, 2010

Only One

You only get one life on Earth, make the most of it.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, November 19, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sun Block

Don't let the clouds of your day block your view of the sun.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Don't Leave Home Without It!!

Don't leave home without joy. You may not find it where you're going if you depend on someone else to give it to you.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Morning Smile

Greet each morning with a smile no matter what "stayed" over from the previous day.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, November 12, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Plan to Live

Live in the moment and plan for the next.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Acceptance

Give your best; make it better. Accept what follows.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not so Bad

Compared to the trials and tribulations of others, your problems might not seem so bad.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, November 5, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Muscle Brain

Exercise your mind; use your brain daily.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rosey View

It's okay to sometimes view the world through rose-colored glasses. Reality is often clear enough.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Make Some Noise

Sleep peacefully. Live loudly!!

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, November 1, 2010

Live Life

Live life until you die.


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, October 29, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time Wasted

Waiting for someday is a waste of time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yes, Maybe, No??

For your dreams-"Yes" is best. "Maybe" is debatable. "No" is not an option.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Play

Play as if you were a child.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, October 25, 2010

Self Responsibility

After about 20, (okay 25 for late bloomers) your parents/guardians should receive a pardon for most of the mistakes the'vey made, especially if you're still blaming them for the state of your life.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, October 22, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Release

Don't work too hard to hold onto things.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be a Loser

If it doesn't work-lost it.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just Breathe

Deep breaths are good for your mind, body and soul.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mirror Image?

Looking in the mirror is the best reflection of the face you show the world.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, October 15, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Cost?

What cost are you really willing to pay for success?

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Up

Looking up is great exercise.




Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Self Promotion

We are often our own worst critic. Starting today become your own best cheerleader instead.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, October 11, 2010

Self Regulation

Don't deprive yourself of life's guilty pleasures-just regulate yourself.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, October 8, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cry or Laugh

Cry and or laugh, everyday. It doesn't matter why you do either.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Always

The sun is always shining even when you can't see it.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, October 4, 2010

Give!!

Create your own stimulus package for someone in need.

Dr. DClutter™

Friday, October 1, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Okay

Feeling overwhelmed is okay. Staying in that feeling is not.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On Track

Don't become disheartened. Stay on track for your destiny.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Don't

If you can't afford it, don't buy it.

Dr. DClutter™

Monday, September 27, 2010

Enjoy the Journey


Learning to walk before you run gives you time to enjoy the scenery-slow down and appreciate the journey.

Dr. DClutter ™

Friday, September 24, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Precious

Life is still precious, even when times are hard.

Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Your Voice

If you have a voice for change, but you refuse to use it, don't become upset and disillusioned when change doesn't happen. Use your voice!!





Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Create History

Create a new history by starting a new thing today. It's a positive first step towards change.



Dr. DClutter™

Monday, September 20, 2010

Please Watch Me on TV Tonight!!

Please, set your alarms for 10 PM EST tonight, to view me on A&E's hit show, Hoarders. I am the featured organizational expert for tonight's episode. Thanks!!




http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/



Dr. DClutter™

Friday, September 17, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Live in the Moment

Planning for the future is a great habit to practice and I encourage you to do so. However, don't plan so much for the future that you forget to live in the present moment and enjoy yourself.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No Regrets!!

Don't live a life full of regrets. Others will do that enough for you!!



Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the Present??

Are you living your life for your future self and ignoring who you are in the present? That robs you of the enjoyment of the simple and complex pleasures in life. Make a concerted effort to savor each moment and experience as they happen.



Dr. DClutter™

Monday, September 13, 2010

Upcoming Hoarders Episode!!

Please, set your alarms for Monday, September 20, 2010, @ 10 pm, to view me on A&E's hit show, Hoarders. I am the featured organizational expert for that episode. If the date changes, I'll note it here.


Thanks!!




http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/

Friday, September 10, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Odor

Most of us can deal with an unpleasant odor for a short time before we need relief. Some troopers can endure for a longer period of time, but must soon seek relief as well. What if you thought of the disorganization in your life as a stench? What would you do? Would you endure, escape or change? Try change and find simple solutions to eliminate the "odor" and "freshen" your life. Ideally you would start by not allowing disorganization to enter in the first place, but if it has already entered, identify the problem, seek help to overcome it and then maintain your newfound organized life.



Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dignity

Better to lose with dignity than to win through deceit.



Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Too Short

This may sound like a cliché, but I'll say it anyway. Life is too short to deprive yourself of all of the pleasures in life. Of course, you need to seek to have a balance so that you don't overdo a good thing, but take time to enjoy your life.



Dr. DClutter™

Monday, September 6, 2010

Please Watch Me on TV Tonight!!

Please, set your alarms for 9 PM EST tonight, to view me on A&E's hit show, Hoarders. I am the featured organizational expert for tonight's episode. Thanks!!




http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/



Dr. DClutter™

Friday, September 3, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Raise the Bar

If you continually set low standards, you'll continually receive small rewards and achievements. It's up to you to set exacting standards and implement a plan of action to reach your highest potential.



Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No Repeats

Repetition without success is insanity and breeds stress.



Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Opposite

Procrastination is the anti-organization.



Dr. DClutter™

Monday, August 30, 2010

Upcoming Hoarders Episode!!

Please, set your alarms for Monday, September 6, 2010, @ 9 PM to view me on A&E's hit show, Hoarders. I am the featured organizational expert for that episode. If the date changes, I'll note it here. Thanks!!




http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/



Dr. DClutter™

Friday, August 27, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Appointment Necessary

Make a daily appointment with yourself and commit to at least 10 to 30 minutes of organizing a day.



Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Undo

I absolutely appreciate the "undo" feature on my computer. If only there was a button we could click in life to undo some of the things we've done that we wish we hadn't. Sadly, there's no undo button in life as there is on my computer. It's difficult in reality to take back a harsh word, or undo an action or relationship. Sure, we can apologize for unkind words, repeat an action or end a relationship, but the experience will still leave an indelible mark. Take care and exercise caution over the things, events, circumstances, or people that you allow to enter your life.



Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Positive

Don't discount the power of positive thinking, but be sure you follow it up with positive action.




Dr. DClutter™

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blanket Statements

"My life is a mess." "My life is out of control." What does that really mean? Does it mean that your entire life is that way? Probably not. But we've grown accustomed to making blanket statements without actually meaning what we say. What you're probably really saying is that you're having difficulty in one or more aspects of life. If you take that view, you will be more successful in managing your life and finding the proper resources to help you move forward.



Dr. DClutter™

Friday, August 20, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Life Management

What is life? Is it merely a series of actions, behaviors, experiences, circumstances, and events of which we have no control? If that were the case, then it would mean a bleak outlook for most of us. Gladly, life is more than those things, especially when we really take the time to be honest about the things we can and cannot control.



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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

In the Closet

It's not a secret that I love clothes and shopping for clothes. Okay, I love shopping for anything!! However, there are times when it doesn't make sense to shop, especially if you have a closet full of clothes already. Here's a neat idea, go shopping in your own closet. Okay, once you've picked yourself up off of the floor, read on. I can almost guarantee that many of you have clothes that you've purchased, but never worn. Go ahead and look, I'll wait…See, wasn't I correct? If you didn't find new, you at least found rarely worn. I've heard that we wear approximately 10% of our wardrobe, 90% of the time, so there's bound to be something in there you can wear. It's a win, win situation. You won't spend any money, you might find a few new outfits, or at the very least, you may find a few items that you can donate.



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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

VaCa Home

Let's face it, for many of us, money is tight, scarce, missing, gone, non-existent or just plain low, so we may not be able to take a dream vacation any time soon. Here's an idea-take a vacation in your own city or town. Visit places that you've probably driven past countless times, but never ventured a peek inside. Be a tourist and take a ride on a tour mobile, or visit a museum, or simply visit other neighborhoods. It will cost you less than the price of a few gallons of gas and maybe a lunch, but it can be a way to vacation while at home.



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Monday, August 16, 2010

It's Okay

Many times, we're so preoccupied with not burdening others with our problems in order to appear strong, that we hide our true feelings. Life can be difficult some days. Maybe you're having trouble with your car, your finances are being challenged or you're dealing with a difficult health or family issue. It's okay to say that life sucks, is hard, and is too much. Positivity is great and I encourage you to strive for it, but living in reality is acceptable too. Feel free to express your true feelings. Those who truly love you won't mind hearing about your bad day.



Dr. DClutter™

Friday, August 13, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Later

Can you guess what five-letter word is akin to a four-letter-word in my humble opinion? Guessed yet? It's L-A-T-E-R. That short word gives you a license to procrastinate, avoid, side step and just plain not accomplish anything. Here's a challenge for you-strive to remove it from your vocabulary and then note if your productivity improves.



Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Find Your Motivation

So often we look to others to motivate us when what we need is already present within us, but we have just not yet realized our own potential. What motivates you? What gets you out of bed every morning? Take the time to give this some deep thought and take inventory of what things motivate you.

Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Second Time Around

I was recently speaking with a friend and we were discussing our respective professions and I shared that my goals are to help people get tasks accomplished, habits changed, and improve their lives-the second time around. That comment garnered a set of raised eyebrows, coupled with a set of perplexing eyes and a tilt of the head. "Why the second time and not the first?" Well, that's an easy answer. Many of us are troopers and desire to combat life's trials, tribulations and plain old everyday occurrences without out help, until we've discovered that what we've been trying to do just isn't working, then we seek assistance. That's why I get to help people achieve their goals on the second time around.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Allow Change

Always keep an open mind when it comes to changes in your life. Multiple viewpoints may be just what you need.




Dr. DClutter™

Friday, August 6, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Howdy!!

You notice the moving van pulling up next door. Who’s the new person on the block? Go find out. Take a box of chocolates to a new neighbor, introduce yourself and welcome her to the neighborhood.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Gift to You

Remember those who serve you faithfully throughout the year. Give them a token of your appreciation during the holidays or any day.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Face Lift

No, not that kind!! Pick an area in your neighborhood that could use a face-lift and do it!!


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Monday, August 2, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

Give your child’s teacher a gift certificate.


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, July 30, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kid Fitness

Encourage movement in a younger generation. Donate your gently used exercise equipment or a monetary donation to your local children’s center.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dinner's at Six

It takes guts to move to a place where you don’t know anyone. Why not show yourself friendly and invite someone who has no family or friends nearby to dinner.


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The New Kid on the Block

Volunteer to be the official welcome ambassador for your neighborhood. Make life easier for the person who just moved in. Create a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” brochure and fill it with interesting facts about your neighborhood. Include trash collection schedules, popular local stores and attractions, and other information that will make the transition a smooth one for the new addition to the block.


Dr. DClutter™

Monday, July 26, 2010

Great Job

In addition to your tip, leave a handwritten note for your server telling what great service you received.


Dr. DClutter™

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Heat Wave

Heat emergency in the Nation's Capital with a 110 degree heat index projected. Please use caution and common sense in the heat. Drink plenty of water, protect your skin and wear light colored clothing IF you HAVE to venture outdoors. If at all possible, please remain indoors. Finally, pay extra attention to the elderly, children, homeless and pets, please!!


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, July 23, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Gift

Give the gift of organization. Offer to declutter the home of someone who can’t do it alone. Not only will the recipient have a neater, more organized home, but you’ll have the glow of giving that will warm your heart for a long time to come.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just A Quarter

This is an oldie, but goodie, with a twist and so simple to do. If you’re walking down the street and see a meter that has expired, feel free to add a quarter or two. Then take it a step further by leaving a note to let the person know what you did, but don’t leave any contact information. That way, the person will know someone cared, but won’t know who it was.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Need a Lift?

A car is a wonderful blessing and a nice convenience. Offer a ride to a friend who would normally have to walk or use public transportation. You’re being mindful of the circumstances of another and that’s a feeling that you just can’t buy.


Dr. DClutter™

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's on Me

While in the drive-thru line of your favorite fast food restaurant, offer to pay for the food of the person in the car behind you. You may never know how grateful the person is, but you’ll know that you performed a kind gesture that is sure to be appreciated.


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tackle it!!

Make today a productive Friday. Tackle a small to midsized project that you can complete in a day or two. Dr. DClutter™

I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Hear You

Many of us are reluctant to express how our day has truly been for fear that no one will listen. Ask a family member how their day was today and listen, no matter what the answer.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gracious Giving

Some of us have been blessed with so many material things that we lose sight that others may not be as fortunate. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or for another worthy charity. It’ll help refocus your priorities and change your view of life.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Walk with the Wise

Studies have shown that pets increase a sense of independence, increase self-esteem and mood and may even help improve the quality of life in the elderly. Plus they love unconditionally. Volunteer to walk the dog of an elderly person if they’ve become unable to do so. If the person is still able, why not walk with them just to provide human companionship?




Dr. DClutter™

Monday, July 12, 2010

Letter to a Friend

Some say the art of letter writing is dead. Well, how about reviving it? Write a letter to a soldier serving our country in a land far from home or to someone close who just needs a little "pick-me-up".


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, July 9, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Come on In

Hold the door for at least five people today. Yes, you may get a strange look or two, but hopefully the many “Thank you” responses will outweigh the looks.


Dr. DClutter™

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heat Wave

Please be mindful of your "temperament" during this heat wave. Tempers tend to "flare" when the "mercury rises", so be "cool" about it. Were those enough heat wave references to start your day? Stay hydrated and be smart during this heat. Also, don't forget to check on the elderly, homebound and your pets too!! Dr. DClutter™

Park Here

If you’re in the parking lot of your favorite mall and there’s only one parking space close to it, let the other person have the space. You’ll benefit from the deed and get in a little exercise on the walk to the mall.


Dr. DClutter™

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's Contagious

Plant flowers, a shrub or tree to beautify your neighborhood. Take pride in where you live and others will too. It’s contagious!!




Dr. DClutter™

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Bonding between caregiver and child is such a critical period. However, due to circumstances, this is not always possible. Volunteer to hold and nurture a baby in your local hospital nursery.


Dr. DClutter™

Friday, July 2, 2010


I often read a small town paper online called the Daily Herald. In the opinion section, there is something called Sound Off! The purpose is for readers to share comments about what matters to them, ranging from topics about life in the city, politics and personal pet peeves, to compliments and complaints. I thoroughly enjoy reading Sound Off! and decided to offer something similar to you, my faithful followers. I love it!! In Sound Off! readers are encouraged to stay on topic, be respectful and the use of foul or obscene language, personal attacks or uses of another's identity to post are not allowed. The rules for what I am calling "Let Go!! with Dr. DClutter™" are the same. Every Friday is our official Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™ day. I'll post your advice, ideas, stories and thoughts. It'll be a place for you to share your life management and organization issues as well as discuss life events that inspire, empower or bother you. You can "leave it all here", as long as you follow the rules I discussed above. All comments will be reviewed before posting. So get ready, get set and Let Go!! w/Dr. DClutter™.

Dr. DClutter™

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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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