Drug testing

Don?t Be A Clutter Victim

There are 3 kinds of clutter: Inner (between our ears); Outer (stuff and things) and Other (people.) The more stacks and piles of outer clutter we collect create distractions that keep us from our real lives and joy.

Do you find it hard to say "NO" to ads that say something is free, 2 for 1, BOGO, that offer rebates, deals, steals and stuff of all kinds that "if you don't do it NOW you'll never get a chance like this again!?"

It's hard to make clear decisions when we don't know that we don't know that we're acting from a knee jerk, fear-based, unconscious mentality. Most of us have been conditioned and programmed from birth by TV, radio, and ads of all kinds blasting at us messages that we are not good enough, thin enough, smart enough, cool enough, strong enough or whatever enough ? without their product. We respond like the proverbial Pavlov's dog eating the goody at the sound of the bell.

Well, ENOUGH!

We are not lab rats, so why lose our clarity and consciousness over insignificant "stuff and things" that clutter our lives and distract us from our center, our peace and our joy?

Dan Gilbert, University of Texas psychologist explains, "It's very well known that people are much more susceptible to persuasive appeals when they're distracted. If I'm an advertiser, I want you to be under information (over)load in as many circumstances as possible."

I learned a long time ago, while head counselor at Salvation Army Men's Rehabilitation Center, that there is always more, and I can wait. Items came into the shop from around town to be fixed by the residents then resold in the SAMRC Thrift Shop. One day I went up to see what they had. I saw a blender I liked and could buy it for pennies before it went to the shop. I asked about it. The small appliance fix-it man said, "That one's okay, but I'd wait if I were you. Another will come in that's better." How did he know this? ESP? No, experience in waiting for the next better and best thing.

When you watch TV, listen to radio, see ads of any kind, shake yourself awake and don't just react and respond to the sirens on the rocks! It's all "mental clutter" taking up valuable real estate space in your head.

Challenge yourself not to impulse buy spending money not always so wisely spent, adding more clutter to your home and mounds to our landfills!

As a Professional Organizer I help people "shovel" plenty of "just couldn't say no to it" piles out of their lives, opening up space to really enjoy what's important.

Say "no thanks" more often. Don't buy more stuff and things that you don't need, that don't have a place to live in your home, and will contribute to more "white noise distracting anxiety and stress." White noise, "inner clutter," keeps you from the joy and wonder of life's really FREE AMAZINGLY GOOD DEALS! You remember don't you?... people, nature and life!

?2005 Kim Wolinski, MSW

Kim Wolinski, also known as "Dr. DeClutter", is a Stress, Change and Organizational Skills Expert. With a Masters in Social Work and over 25 years as an international speaker and author, she is well known for her powerful common sense programs. From Fortune 500 companies, associations, organizations, groups, clubs and conferences, and hands-on Professional Organizing, Kim has focused her entire agenda around helping people create more focused, joyful and organized lives, rewarding life experiences and spiritual awareness. Kim is author of "Letting Go With All Your Might, A guide to life transitions, change, choices & effective redecisions Workbook; "BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN, And other organizing tips and tools from "Dr. DeClutter" Video; "Keep the Holidays Simple, A guide to coping with Holiday (and everyday) Stress" Ebook and other transformational products. http://DrDeClutter.com and http://ReDecisionsInstitute.com

In The News:

2018 has been a busy year for space exploration. Here are some of the highlights.
A new kind of giant dinosaur has been described in Russia. Dubbed Volgatitan, the herbivore belonged to a family of long-necked dinosaurs called sauropods. It weighed 17 tons and walked the earth 200 million to 65 million years ago.
Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh-largest diamond ever found.
Images revealed during NASA's Juno mission have captivated the internet.
An extremely rare U.S. currency note from the late 19th century is expected to sell for up to $3 million when it is auctioned next year.
It's now beyond official: Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, pose a danger to public health and welfare, according to an exhaustive review that looked at 275 scientific studies published over the past nine years.
An Indiana officer got a stunning view of the Geminid meteor shower — known as one of the best meteor shows of the year — from his patrol car late Wednesday.
The shape of your brain may say a lot about the Neanderthal in you.
WASHINGTON — A historic Transylvanian castle that may have once imprisoned Vlad the Impaler — likely inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula — still stands today.
A polar bear cub no bigger than a guinea pig was caught on video at the Berlin Zoo snuggling with its mother.

Common Clutter Culprits- How to Bust Through Clutter

Paper1. You may already be in the habit of filing... Read More

Breathing Life Into Dead Spaces

"I don't have enough room!" -- this is a common... Read More

A Simple Effective Tool To Get And Stay Organized

Often we are in overwhelm because we are holding too... Read More

Don?t Be A Clutter Victim

There are 3 kinds of clutter: Inner (between our ears);... Read More

Taking Care of You: De-Clutter

De-Cluttering our lives can be an extremely liberating exercise. There... Read More

Organizing - Time is of the Essence!

What does "time" have to do with getting organized? Everything!... Read More

35 Santity Savers - Get More Productive

Use these 35 sanity savers this year to help you... Read More

Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions: Ten Tips for a More Organized Life

1. A calendar is an essential organizing tool ? start... Read More

Get Organized: 10 Universal Laws

The Law of the 1st StepA good first step in... Read More

Clutter Crisis?

Clutter costs you time, money, space, and peace of mind.... Read More

5 Easy Steps to Making Housework More Manageable

Sometimes the task of keeping a clean, tidy house just... Read More

Organizing Solutions for the Disorganized Entrepreneur

After more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a... Read More

Getting Organized For The New Year - Part 1

The following procedures will insure an organized and well run... Read More

Effective Closet Cleaning Tips - Let Go of More Than Skeletons

I know I have a problem when I have to... Read More

10 Myths of Clutter Clearing

1) It's easy to have a good clear out: Not... Read More

Family Management Tip #3: Getting Ready for the New School Year

Clothes. Check. School supplies. Check. No doubt you've got to... Read More

How Clutter Affects Your Love Life

Clutter in any area of your home is a sign... Read More

Organize Your Desk ? Live Longer!

It may seem far-fetched, but by organizing your desk, your... Read More

The Love It Or Lose It Principle: One Simple Key to Living Clutter-Free Forever

It wasn't long ago that you spent an entire weekend... Read More

Letting Go Of Your Excuses

At this point, you have probably run across some belongings... Read More

Clutter & Creativity

Take a look around you right now. Look away from... Read More

Organized Living in a Disorganized World

We are bombarded with so many factors that perpetuate disorganization.... Read More

Letting Go of Clutter In Your Office

Some people would say I'm the last person in the... Read More

Get Organized - Stay Organized

My mother is one of the most productive people I... Read More

Organizing Your Day

One of the hardest things for most individuals working from... Read More

street lighting maintenance high efficiency lighting fixtures Pete's produce ..