Ok...as if there aren't already enough diets going around, here's a new one for you - it's called The Clutter Diet. What does it entail? Perhaps rearranging and cleaning out the fridge to get rid of processed foods. Maybe taking inventory of your pantry and throwing away everything that contains carbs, sugars, and MSG. Well, there's definitely going to be some purging and sorting going on and if you choose to start with either your fruits and veggies or non perishable items, that decision is completely up to you. One thing I can guarantee is that once you start, you won't want to stop. And even if you do, there's no risk of gaining back any unwanted pounds in the form of body fat, but you'll certainly end up right back at square one battling the junk drawer bulge!
I had the pleasure of meeting the creator and Chief Executive Organizer of The Clutter Diet, Lorie Marrero, CPO. I'd seen Lorie on CNBC's the Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch and then visited her website ClutterDiet.com. After going to her site, I was thrilled to find out that we were neighbors - she lives right here in Austin. When I found out I was going to be on the Big Idea, I reached out to Lorie for help with doing the show. We weren't able to connect right away (she was busy with CNBC and writing her book) but just so happen, we "bumped" into each other one day on twitter. We met for coffee about a week later!
One thing I'd always wanted to ask Lorie was how do you get people organized by using online tools and resources? Once she explained it to me, it made complete and total sense. There are people who really want to become more organized, but don't want someone else in their homes doing it for them. All they need is a push in the right direction, along with comprehensive strategies to get the job done. Once they implement those strategies, they can then use them all over the house AND office and every other space that could stand to lose a few pounds of clutter. What a cost effective way to hire a professional organizer!
When you visit The Clutter Diet, don't leave without getting your free report: 30 Ways to Find Time to Get Organized. But don't stop there. Come back and let me know how you're putting it to use. We've finally found a diet that really works! Lorie and I are working on a give-away that you don't want to miss! Do you think I'm kidding when I tell you to sign up on my website for free stuff?? Well don't just sit there...go sign up! :)
Talk to you soon...