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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Two-Way Street

Respect is a two-way street. Are you on the right side?

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Honor Memorial Day

Join me in taking the time to honor those who gave their lives to serve our country. Let's make this day more about those men and women than about the beginning of summer vacation and cookouts. While those things are great, please take a moment to remember why we celebrate. Please, if you have a loved one you'd like to honor, send their name and branch of service and I'll list them. I'll start with my grandfather:

James Payden, Army

Purcell Matthews, Navy from Tia R. Chase

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Worry Free?

"Worry doesn’t accomplish anything positive; it just adds to the sense that we are drowning in the troubles we are facing." Bill Crowder

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Day at a Time

Place your focus on measurable goals and take each day as it comes.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Shared laughter creates a bond of lifelong friendships.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Pay or Play

"Pay now and play later, or play now and pay later." Judge Belvin Perry

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Thursday, May 19, 2011


I like my money. When a company tries to take more of it than they're entitled, it incites me to action. Tsk, tsk, tsk!! Keep precise notes when speaking to representatives in case you have to dispute a charge.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Respect is like a 2-way street. Are you on the "right" side?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Banking on Relationships

If you compared your most intimate and valued relationships to banking, would you be the one making most of the deposits or withdrawals?

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Habit Forming

Trying to institute change? Whether good or bad, positive or negative, a habit only becomes a habit when practiced.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011


The best-laid plans still require flexibility.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Credit Matters

Have you checked your credit scores lately? Knowing is better than avoiding.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


"What we say about others in secret can travel... And not only can our gossip travel far and wide, but it often does great harm along the way." Bill Crowder
Watch your words.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Clutter and Health

Is clutter making you sick? Check out my latest interview for valuable and insightful strategies and information.

Thanks to Jennifer Nelson for being such a great interviewer!!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hoarding Signs

Remember every person and situation is different, so use this only as a reference, not a diagnostic tool.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Compassion is an inner feeling resulting in outward action.
David McCasland

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


What, to you, constitutes being an adult? Is it age? Wisdom? Experience? Responsibility? Contributions? Other?

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

So grateful for another year!! It's a sad frog that can't praise his own pond, so I wish myself the best birthday ever!! Will be off enjoying the day.

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About Me

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Washington, DC, United States
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!!

Dr. DClutter's™ Publications

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  • Dr. DClutter's™ 21-Day Journey to a New You
  • Declutter-Four Benefits of an Organized Life
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