Autumn - Your New, Crisp, Organized Season

Tricks and Treats from Dorothy The Organizer!

No Ghosts in the Closet


This season is bringing colors, prints, and patterns for shoes. The runways are flirty and fun for women and for men! The “Chelsea” boot can be paired with anything from a casual look to cocktail attire.


Chelsea Bootie

Tips For Organizing Your Shoes This Fall

    1. “One in. One out rule.” If you are going to make a shoe purchase this season, consider eliminating one or two pairs of shoes from your collection before you let the new pair of shoes out of its box. Keeping your closet organized can be simple if you manage the number of items inside the closet.
    2. What’s your shoe theme these days? Sporty? Comfy? The life of the party? Use your theme as an organizing guideline for this organizing session. Keep what fits with your theme and style and eliminate the shoes which no longer align with who you are. Try not to get stuck in the past. Allow your “current self” to be expressed.






Shoe Storage Ideas





The impact of Halloween seems to weave its sugary web into nearly everyone’s world. While coming up with costume ideas may be easy, saying “No” to the Halloween candy can be downright difficult. In my case, I have had to swear off sugar for good and have done so for nearly 7 years. For those who consume a lot of sugar and candy especially during Halloween, you might consider one of these small modifications (brought to us by Wendy C. Fries at to manage your sugar cravings.


Grab some gum. If you want to avoid giving in to a sugar craving completely, try chewing a stick of gum, says nutrition advisor Dave Grotto, RD, LDN. “Research has shown that chewing gum can reduce food cravings,” Grotto says.


Reach for fruit. Keep fruit handy for when sugar cravings hit. You’ll get fiber and nutrients along with some sweetness. And stock up on foods like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, says certified addiction specialist Judy Chambers, LCSW, CAS. “Have them handy so you reach for them instead of reaching for the old [sugary] something.”


Skip artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners may sound like a great idea, but “they don’t lessen cravings for sugar and haven’t demonstrated a positive effect on our obesity epidemic,” says Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life.

FOR OCTOBER (Cancer Awareness Month)



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer awareness. The merging of ribbon and symbolism in the United States came about in two huge leaps. The first occurred in 1979 when a wife of a hostage who had been taken in Iran was inspired to tie yellow ribbons around the trees in her front yard, signaling her desire to see her husband come home again. Step two occurred 11 years later, when AIDS activists looked at the yellow ribbons that had been resurrected for soldiers fighting the Gulf War and turned the ribbon bright red, looped it, spruced it up and sent it onto the national stage during the Tony awards to represent those affected by AIDS.


The stage was set for the evolution of the breast cancer awareness ribbon. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® used the color pink since its inception in 1982. The first Komen Race for the Cure® logo design was an abstract female runner outlined with a pink ribbon and was used during the mid 1980s through early 1990s.


DorothyTheOrganizer and the team at created a FREE eBook to help cancer patients get organized. Nowadays, it seems everyone knows someone with cancer. Download our FREE Cancer Concierge Organizing eBook now. No cost. No strings. No sales. Just loving help.



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