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

Friday, June 29, 2012

Smead™SuperTab® Folder

Have you noticed that as you get older, things start to change? Maybe you don’t see as well as you once did, or you hear a few more creaks as you rise from your favorite chair? Well, Smead™ has taken that first change into account with its new SuperTab® Folder. The tab is 90% bigger (for those ever squinting eyes) so you’ll be able to locate your file with no problem and is super durable, so it’ll withstand all of the ins and outs of your filing cabinet. It comes in colors and the favorite standby, manila.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CBN Interview Photos

Had an awesome time and so thankful that this story will help so many!!

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Lorie Johnson, CBN medical reporter.

Jerome-the ultimate professional cameraman.

Love that dress!! Oh and the shoes were to die for (and good for about 4 hours), lol!!

That camera probably cost more than my first car!!

David adjusting the light. Those were really BRIGHT lights.

Don't I look 6 feet tall? Nope, not even close!! Thanks to Jerome for adding "camera" height.

Monday, June 25, 2012

CBN Interview

I am so excited, honored and humbled to partner with Lorie Johnson of CBN. We're doing a story on hoarding and plan to offer a personal glimpse into the life of someone who suffers from the disorder. We're shooting tomorrow, so I hope to have more to share with you after we're done. Maybe a picture or two as well!! Here's a link to some of Ms. Johnson's recent stories. More information about an air date to come!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Upcoming Interview

So excited as I prep for an upcoming television interview. Stay tuned for more info!!

Monday, June 18, 2012


"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."

Charles Spurgeon

Friday, June 15, 2012

HSC Pediatric Center June Fair 2012 Pics

Some pics from a glorious day of volunteering at the HSC Pediatric Center's June Fair 2012 Family and Community Health Expo.

This was EARLY in the morning. Notice the t-shirt? Paris Love-thanks!!

I was working the registration table. I look pretty happy, don’t I? I was-it’s a great cause!!

One of four tents, with well over 100 vendors. Great support.

Hey, someone had to hold up the tent pole. It was a short break, I promise.

Hey, someone had to hold up the tent pole. It was a short break, I promise.

Prince DaJour was the emcee for the event.

Mr. Robinson and I were tablecloth and t-shirt partners during the set-up. He did a great job!!

Could I smile ANY harder? It was a great day!!

Jackie was in charge of volunteers (and so much more).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


"Look Ma, no cavities!!" How often do you visit your dentist? Did you know our teeth are one of the most neglected parts of our bodies? If you're not true to them, they'll be false to you!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Moma!!

Join me in wishing the best mother God ever created, a Happy Birthday!! I would show pictures, but she's very humble, private and a surprisingly fast runner and could probably catch me if I did post pics!!

I am grateful you're my mother!!  Happy birthday!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

HSC Family and Community Fair

What a LONG, but FULFILLING day. I volunteered at The HSC Pediatric Center's June Fair, Family and Community Health Expo. I met many great staff, volunteers, vendors and folks from the community. It was truly a blessing to serve!! Special thanks to Jackie and Segreata from HSC and Prince DaJour from CBS radio for the "shout out"!! Pictures coming next week.

Friday, June 8, 2012


How do you feel if you aren't successful at performing or completing a task? Does it make you feel inferior, or weak, tired or defeated? Don't!! We can all learn from every experience, even those we deem failures (I call them successful failures, but I digress). What can you take from that type of experience? How about not ever doing it again, or doing it in a different manner? There's always room for improvement, but don't shun the opportunity to learn from every experience.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Daily Gifts

Remember when you were a kid and it was time for presents? Whether it was your birthday, Christmas or just a special occasion, you were likely truly excited about tearing off the wrapping paper or digging into the bag to find what delightful treasure would soon be yours. I've been thinking lately, that if I think of each day as a gift, I'm likely to enjoy it more. While every day doesn't promise me a new treasure, that doesn't mean I can't look forward to a daily gift. What about you?

Monday, June 4, 2012


I have a rule I do my best to adhere to at all times: Don't worry, unless I have concrete evidence that I have to do so. Am I always successful? Absolutely not!! But I do strive to do it as much as possible, Sometimes the anticipation of an event is worse than the actual event and you've wasted precious energy on something that is usually not as "bad" as you anticipated. So, the next time you're feeling antsy about a situation, evaluate your level of anxiety and see if it matches the situation. If not, dial it back a notch and put forth the effort and action to conquer what lies ahead.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Smead FasTab™ Hanging Folder

No more tabs, no more tabs!! With this Smead FasTab™ hanging folder, there's no need to look for those plastic tabs anymore. You can write directly on the folder, customizing and personalizing each one to fit your needs. Plus, these folders are stronger than their traditional counterparts, so they're sure to last a long time. Ah, freedom and strength.

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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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