Maintenance Tweaks

Your House – Get Organized

Lorie Marrero

Lorie Marrero is the founder of The Clutter Diet™ an online membership program that has helped thousands of members get organized from eighteen countries around the world. She is the author of the bestselling “The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life,” and the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and the ambassador for Goodwill’s Donate Movement.


Create a communication station. Some people like to have a large wall calendar for the family calendar, although now people are going more toward electronic versions where everyone shares a Google calendar. Usually people have a bulletin board or a chalkboard or both in their kitchen to post things. Think about if there are phone messages or mail, how is that going to get distributed and how is that going to be best seen by everybody without having to nag? That can take many different forms depending on your house and the age of your children and all those things, but just be deliberate about how your family communicates.
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  • The Clutter Diet Book