No-Sweat Tricks to Make Your House Company-Clean for Thanksgiving

Credit: Kristina Mastrocola – Woman’s World

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Organizing & Storing Seasonal Clothes

Storing clothes when the seasons change is the perfect time to purge and organize your closet, and you asked for some tips to help you.  It may sound like a simple enough task, but there are some important things to know about optimum storage, and how to avoid moths, mildew, setting stains and discoloration. Purge …

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How Can I Get My Child, Husband, Home Office More Organized?

How can I get my children to be more organized? And what are some of the signs of hoarding in children? How can I get my spouse to follow through and clean up after completing a chore? How can I make my home office functional instead of a “clutter-catch-all?” These are some of the Facebook …

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DorothyTheOrganizer 9 Day Spring Cleaning Event

Spring cleaning… what’s your motivation? Here are some tips to help you decide what YOU need or want to achieve! Are you Spring Cleaning to shake out and wash off the winter dulls, do you have company coming to your house for the Easter or Passover Holiday, or are you aiming to get into a …

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How Do I Begin to Declutter When I Feel Overwhelmed By My Stuff

Last week I was asked twice by people in totally different circumstances, how a person can begin to declutter, when they feel overwhelmed both by their “stuff” and their emotions, as well as the very thought of tackling the task. The most challenging step when decluttering is the first – beginning.  But once you can …

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Organizing Your Entryway, Hall or Mudroom

When I asked the question about the most messy areas of your homes, one runner up was a disorganized main entry hallway. This is a commonly cluttered area because it’s the first place you walk into – it’s where you take off your coat and put down your things after you walk in the door …

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Organizing Your Life: One Messy Room At A Time

I asked you:  The one place in your world that was always messy, and you candidly answered! There were some vastly different answers, obviously all of your circumstances vary, and what you need to get organized is different. Some of you are single, some married, some have children some don’t, and your home and work …

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How Can Roots, Time Management, History & The Surgeon General Help You Live A More Organized Healthier Life?

Before 1977, roots were something we had if we lived in one place for a long time. But Alex Haley’s epic TV series, gave the word a whole new meaning for Americans.  Haley’s “Saga of an American Family,” got us all wondering about our genes, heritage and previous generations. In schools across America this February …

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My Night at The Grammys – The Universal Healing Power of Music

Words cannot truly describe the palpable emotions at The Grammys last night!  It was a night that I will never forget!  I felt the sadness surrounding Whitney Houston’s tragic demise. I felt the joyful anticipation of all the honored artists. But most of all, as LL Cool J said, I felt the universal healing power …

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Academy Nominated Albert Nobbs: More Than a Well Pressed Suit in His Closet

In this Academy Nominated film about the risks of being true to oneself, Albert Nobbs, Glen Close’s character decides to organize his life around his values: financial security, love and long lasting companionship are his goals. As the story unfolds, we can’t help but feel compassion and empathy when we learn why Mr. Nobbs has …

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Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Educated Fleas Do It… “Hello Love!”

On Valentine’s Day the whimsy of a chubby cherub boy flitting about with a bow and a quiver full of magical arrows is a very romantic notion, but when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of it, finding a partner is kind of like the super information highway: Information rules!  And time, contrary …

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DorothyTheOrganizer’s Trip to the Grammy’s, the High School Prom and other Cherished Memories

Thank you all for taking the time to support my “adult prom night” – I mean my upcoming evening at the Grammy’s.  I must say interacting with you about what I might wear, whether I will walk the Red Carpet, deciding which driver is taking me, understanding the proper traffic flow for drop offs, picking …

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Love, Do You Have a Funny Way of Showing It?

Perhaps we are trying to communicate our emotional needs – in a roundabout sort of way – get things done around the house or just “save” our husbands from “forgetting” about something that has fallen off their radar, but we may come off as nagging. Some would say it takes two to tango. But we …

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Carrie Bradshaw – Shoeaholic or Fine Footwear Aficionado?

In Sex in the City, when Carrie Bradshaw accepts Mr. Big’s marriage proposal he asks her: “Should we get you a diamond?   “No. No.” she responds.  “Just get me a really big closet!” What woman doesn’t fantasize about a larger – better organized closet? I had a client call me in a panic once because …

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Maroon 5 Joins Dorothy Breininger in Haiti Social Media Event

All-Star Lineup Launches ‘HAITI: Aid Still Required’ Campaign Normally everyone forgets about tragedies a few weeks or months after they happen.  Not so with this group. Despite it being two full years since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake leveled the capital city of Port-au-Prince, more than 40 high profile personalities will use their Twitter and Facebook …

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Help – I need a Professional Organizer!

Someone just asked me a very good question on Twitter.  “How do I know when I should call a Professional Organizer?” Most of us have looked around our homes or office at some time and shuddered – feeling overwhelmed and unable to get a handle on the clutter or stacks of paper.  But when do …

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Preparing for a New Year – Ideas for Organizing Ourselves in 2012

Preparing for the New Year is as much about closing out the old year as it is making room for the new.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZrGmMsq2ho] Here are 5 simple tips to start getting organized in 2012.

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