‘The Clutter Diet’ by Lorie Marrero

clutter diet.jpegI love Lorie Marrero‘s new book, The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. On this diet, I can still eat chocolate!

A certified professional organizer, Lorie takes a calm, practical approach to the art and science of getting organized. No extreme makeovers here, no starvation injunctions. Just wise, sensible advice and practical strategies.

And she goes beyond storage, systems, and upkeep. Lorie deals with ways of thinking that clarify the mind as well as the home.

You know I’m all about questions–they constitute two of the five steps in my book Clarity: How to Accomplish What Matters Most. Lorie offers four essential questions that I want to share with you here. You can apply them to every aspect of your life. In fact, Lorie urges you to apply them relentlessly:

1. How can I use my time better?
2. How will I remember this later?
3. How can I do this faster?
4. How can I not do this at all?

(BTW, my favorite is # 4!)


0 Responses to ‘The Clutter Diet’ by Lorie Marrero

  1. Lorie Marrero April 16, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi Ann, thanks for the review! Have a great weekend.

  2. Ann Daly April 16, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Lorie, my pleasure! It’s a great book, and I hope everyone who’s feeling the need for clarity of any kind gets and reads your book.

  3. DebbiesMommy August 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    Lorie Marrero makes the cogent point that a cluttered life is a reflection of a cluttered mind. Using the metaphor of a food diet for the process she recommends to organize your life is inspired since the two have much in common—eating junk food is the nutritional equivalent of a home cluttered with junk.