The Clear & Simple Steps

Starter Course

The simple step-by-step way to get and stay organized

Repeat after me... Organizing is a skill I can learn!

If you’ve watched with utter frustration while naturally organized people magically put everything in place, you’re not alone. Most of us do NOT have that natural ability.


In fact, over 90% of people are NOT born with what I call the “organizing gene.” And, if you’re not born with it, you could read hundreds of organizing books and never get the one thing… THE ONE THING… that you need to clear the clutter and live free at last: a simple step-by-step approach. 


I'm Marla Dee, professional organizer for 20+ years and creator of The Clear & Simple Steps.

I was born with the organizing gene. But while organizing came naturally to me, I saw the pain and distress that disorganization and clutter caused others.


My guess is that you've attempted to get organized before (and you've probably read quite a few books and blogs full of tips & tricks), but no one has ever sat you down and taught you HOW to organize. Where to start. What to do. And how to keep it up. 


Over 100,000 people have learned The Clear & Simple Steps. And after they do, they're able to walk step-by-step through their organizing projects and finish them... feeling immense satisfaction, freedom and joy.

A step-by-step way to get organized?

How Many Years Has Clutter Left You Feeling
Stuck, Overwhelmed and Not Enough? 

How many times have you tried to change that and feel like you've failed? How much money have you wasted? How much time and energy have you spent trying to clean up? 

End this vicious cycle for good.

No matter how overwhelmed you may feel in the moment...

No matter how chaotic your space may currently be...

The Clear & Simple Steps will show you exactly:

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Where to Start



What to Do


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How to Keep it Up



The Clear & Simple Steps work for any area and any project.

When it comes to organizing, I keep things simple.


You can organize anything using two sets of steps. The Foundation Steps (See It. Map It. Do It.) and the Action Steps (S.T.A.C.K.S).


The Clear & Simple Steps guide you through the organizing process and help you do two things that make all the difference to your success.

1. You'll do everything in the right order. 

2. You'll only make one decision at a time! 

Check out what thousands born WITHOUT the organizing gene have accomplished with
The Clear & Simple Steps.


See It. Map It. Do It.® 

And S.T.A.C.K.S.® will get you through it! 

For the past 10 years, my clients have been asking for a digital course that walks them through The Clear & Simple Steps and shows them exactly what to do at each step. I'm ecstatic to say that day is here!

This starter course shows you HOW to use the Foundation Steps (See It. Map It. Do It.) and the Action Steps (S.T.A.C.K.S.) to get and stay organized. 

What's in the course?


2 simple sets of steps that show you how to get and stay organized


6 modules that show you how to use the Steps


Videos walking you through the Steps


Before &

Afters on each



PDFs of the Steps cards and module downloads


Completely optional Facebook support

Exclusive Course Bonuses 

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The ART of Letting Go

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Our Favorite Containers

Step-by-step How-tos?

Module 1

The Foundation Steps: See It. Map It. Do It.

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Take a look at where you've been and where you are now.

  •     What's working?

  •     What's not working?

  •     Where are you stuck and why?



Make a plan for where you want to go.

  •     List making

  •     Picturing

  •     Mind mapping



Take the Action Steps to get you there.    





    K—KEEP IT UP    


No worries.
We break these down step by step.

Module 2

The Action Steps: S.T.A.C.K.S.


QUESTION: What is it?

ACTION: Sort into piles of like with like.



QUESTION: Do I keep it or let it go?

ACTION: Place item into one of 3 piles—Keep, Discard, or Donate.



QUESTION: Where does it go?

ACTION: Create activity zones.



QUESTION: How do I maintain it?

ACTION: Identify daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance.



QUESTION: How can I simplify it?

ACTION: Decide whether new items pass the "keep it" test.

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These Action Steps will save you hours and hours of frustration!
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Module 3

Using The Clear & Simple Steps on a Small Project

  • Pick your drawer.

  • See It.

  • Map It.

  • Do It with S.T.A.C.K.S.

  • Celebrate!

In this module, I'll show you how to organize a kitchen drawer.
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Module 4

Using The Clear & Simple Steps on a Medium Project

  • Choose a bathroom area.

  • See It.

  • Map It.

  • Do It with S.T.A.C.K.S.

  • Celebrate!

In this module, I'll show you how to organize your bathroom drawers and countertop.
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Module 5

Using The Clear & Simple Steps on a Large Project

  • Choose a closet. 

  • See It.

  • Map It.

  • Do It with S.T.A.C.K.S.

  • Celebrate!

In this module, I'll show you how to organize your clothes closet.
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Module 6

Keys to Keep It Up


  • How to set up and use zones



  • How to choose the right container for the job


  • How and why it helps



  • Daily maps

  • Weekly maps

  • Monthly maps

  • Yearly maps

I'll be with you on this journey every step of the way! 

This Starter Course contains everything you need to clear the clutter and experience the freedom of an organized life.

You can transform your life with The Clear & Simple Steps.

  1. Register Now.

  2. Download the course.

  3. Get the Clear & Simple Steps.

  4. Tackle a small project. Delight yourself!

  5. Apply your new confidence to a medium project. Amaze yourself!

  6. Take on a large project. Transform yourself!


I'm ready to transform my life using…

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Organizing saves you stress, time, energy, and money!

When you register, you'll get these two bonuses absolutely FREE!

Bonus #1
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Here I share my personal story and offer a whole-hearted way of letting things go that no longer serve who you are today.

Bonus #2
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Go from overwhelmed to excited about your container options. I'll show you containers that work well for each area. 

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Take your time and do the course when it works for you​

You're busy, we get it. That's probably one of the reasons why the clutter built up in the first place. So, this course is not another thing on your to-do list. Instead it's the constant supportive friend you need to small step after small step as you slowly transform your living space and life. 


You can access the course on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Many people like to have the videos playing on an iPad while they take the actions themselves. Super, super simple. You got this! 

Facebook? No Facebook?
You choose.  

Whether you love Facebook or you don't want anything to do with Facebook, it's your choice! For those who do want the support of  Facebook, please join us at Clear & Simple's Facebook page. 


  • Start small and share your successes.

  • Submit Before & After photos.

  • Cheer each other on.

  • Stay motivated together.

  • Have access to Marla Dee's Facebook Lives. 

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You'll know where to start, what to do, and how to keep it up. 

I know how overwhelming it can be to organize an entire housed/or office. I'll help you break your projects into small, medium and large chunks and set aside the right amount of time for each project.


I'll also give you proven ways to push the pause button on a project without losing your momentum or progress. (The secret to how to successfully pause your organizing project is in module 6.)

This online course is for you if you were born WITHOUT the organizing gene and want to... 


  • Have simple steps that show you how to get and stay organized

  • Keep organizing simple and rewarding

  • Get help breaking up large projects into doable projects

  • See Before & Afters that illustrate each step

  • Join a community of like-minded souls who will support and inspire your on your journey

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Learn to get organized OR stay stuck and overwhelmed. 

Now is the time. $129.

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