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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clutter Happens™

Clutter may happen. Clutter may come. Clutter does not get to stay.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Purge

In the midst of a spring purge, not just cleaning. I do it quarterly (or more) and am still surprised by what I'm willing to let go. I still hold on to a few treasures, but for the most part, if it's not functional, it's gone. Here's a picture of one of my "keeps" (I allow myself at least one per purge). Yes, the doctor has to practice what she preaches and teaches.
My fist piece of luggage

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pair It

Let's face it, chores don't usually evoke the "warm fuzzies", but that doesn't have to be the case. Try pairing a chore you generally avoid, with a task you enjoy. For me-it's dusting (ugh!!) and music, or folding laundry, while watching television. What's your pair?

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Change the World

People often say they want to change the world, but remember the world is simply made up of individuals. So if you help one person, you've changed the world. Doesn't seem as daunting, does it?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not a Good Look

Ungratefulness is not a good look for anyone. Try consideration and gratitude instead. They're both one size fits all.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Finders, Users

If you can't find it, you can't use it. Take a few moments daily to recover lost items.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day of Purpose

Every day may not be your most purposeful, but every day has a purpose.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Happiness or Joy?

Happiness is often based on what's going on in life at that moment. Joy and contentment are states of mind and being, which aren't based on happenstance.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011


There's a beautiful song, "I Give Myself Away", which stresses the need to be available for others. It's a great model for life.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Balancing Act

Life desires balance. An off kilter existence is just too much work.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Effort, No Effort?

If great rewards come from great efforts, what does doing nothing get you?

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Monday, April 11, 2011


No part of the life management process is any greater or less than the other. It's a holistic experience.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Left and Right

Has life been unkind? Having a bad day? Need a pick-me-up? Look to the left. Now look to the right. Someone next to you could very well be having a worse time than you. Help take your mind off of your problems by empathizing with someone else. It's a win-win situation.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Napoleon Hill

Failure serves a purpose.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


If you're aching to start a new chapter in life, but want to keep it a secret-don't!! Find someone who will be SUPPORTIVE and share your desires. It'll help keep you accountable.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Small Wonders

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Napoleon Hill

Greatness comes in all sizes.
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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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