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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Smead See File Organizer™

I love chocolate. Of course that has nothing to do with this post except I wanted to share it with you and this month's Smead product, The See File™ happens to come in chocolate (with a moss interior). So, on with the show (or at least the review); when you can improve your functioning and organization with a product-that's always a bonus. With the See File, you get a boatload of space (up to 900 plus sheets of storage); you get twelve pockets (that's a lot of project organization right there); you get the ever-need alpha labels, as well as the months (and the numbers to boot), plus household subjects and blank labels as well. It's simply a great organizational tool to keep all of those important files and papers that are needed to help you function at your optimal best. Simply functional!!

Products are provided free by Smead for review.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Is it Really Free?

We all like free stuff-it's just fun, but many offers come with a hefty price tag, even if it's lauded as "free". What generally happens is there's a requirement for you to provide your billing information. RED FLAG!! If it's free, why would they need to "bill you?" Nothing "free" requires your billing info. If however, you decide to venture forward into the land-of-not-really-free and provide that information-be aware- they expect you to sign up and never cancel. To avoid that pitfall, be certain you have few pieces of information handy: the cancellation period before you're billed; the method necessary for cancellation (telephone number, website, mailing address) and any confirmation numbers you were given. Also, set a reminder before the deadline to remind yourself to cancel. Then, it might really be "free", and you won't have to foot the bill, except for your time, which should be priceless.

Sweetest 16th!!

Happy birthday to the SWEETEST 16 year-old-niece on Earth!! Love you much and pray it's the BEST birthday thus far!!!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Enemy

The enemy of chaos is order. Try it. Just pick one area of your life, focus on changing and then note your success (or successful failure). Take what you've learned about yourself and implement the change.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sage Advice

I'm pretty good in many things I attempt. I'm also, not so adept in many things I attempt. It's a happy balance that I seek. When I'm confronted with a task that's out of my range of skills, I ask for help. There's almost always someone who can help you view your dilemma from a fresh perspective, if you're willing to seek sage counsel. Just ask.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Futile Exercise

While it may appear that "running away" from your problems is good exercise (it's not), it's actually futile because you'll never get a resolution, but you will remain in a perpetual state of flux. Not a joyous place to reside. Confront your problems head on and seek help if it's warranted.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Spring officially "sprung" at 1:14am. Did I blink and miss Winter??

Monday, March 19, 2012

Yes, No, Maybe

Do you have a burning question you'd like to ask but fear what the response will be? Well, you can certainly guarantee that the answer will ALWAYS be "NO", if you never ask the question. Improve your odds and just ask!!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Ever find yourself stuck in a rut, routine or plan that's no longer working for you? What do you do to free yourself from monotony? Step out and find new things that excite and motivate you. Take a class, learn a new language or try an adventure that you thought you'd never try. Whatever the method, don't stay stuck.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Future Joy??

I love goals. I love having and making goals. I have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. I have short-term and long-term goals as well. Noticing a pattern here?? With all of my goal making, I'm just as careful to not allow all of my planning to get in the way of actually living in the moment and sapping all of the joy out of life. Don't put off the excitement of life because it doesn’t "fit" your goals. Some of the best experiences and memories weren't planned. Enjoy life!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cart Optional

To prevent overbuying on the "one thing" trips to the store, forego the cart or bag. You'll be forced to buy only what you can carry in your arms.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Check for Accuracy

How many of you accept your receipts without even glancing at them for accuracy in price, number of items purchased and correct change? Although most transactions are automated, remember computer can make "mistakes" and there's still the human aspect. Take a moment to glace to check for mistakes in your favor.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Opportunities Available

Opportunities are often presented, but we miss them because of all that's happening in our lives. Take the time to view each opportunity with expectancy, wonderment and possibility.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Clear Perspective

The person's view is colored by many experiences, which can cause a distorted reality. It's been said that those who view the world through "rose-colored-glasses", have a skewed, perhaps naïve view of the world. Instead of viewing the world in a hue colored haze, look clearly at each situation and make the best decisions based on the evidence presented. That way, you'll have a "clear" view of your world.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Life is full of ups, downs, highs and lows. It's how you choose to deal with them that will determine how your days, weeks, months and years will be.

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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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