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 set of steps for going from A to Z.
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?
Where to Start
What to Do
How to Keep it Up
The Clear & Simple Steps saved Karen's sanity after her mother passed away and left her a houseful of stuff.
"Bless her heart, my mother kept everything. And when she passed, I was completely overwhelmed and underprepared to deal with all her things. Marla taught me The Clear & Simple Steps, and I went through one room at a time. It took a month, but I cleared the entire house and found a home for all mom's precious items."
As a single dad, Brett needed a simple step-by-step approach that would work for him and his kids.
"I was one of those people who took my clean clothes from the laundry basket because they never made it into the closet. Clear & Simple gave me a set of steps that fit my personality and helped me teach my kids how to get organized, which since COVID hit, has been a real life-saver."
Harry and Meaghan used
The Clear & Simple Steps to downsize from a 4500 sq ft house to a 40 ft sailboat.
"When it was finally time to retire, all we wanted to do was travel, spend time with family and relax, but we had a house full of 30 years and three generations of stuff! There was nothing relaxing about it. The Clear & Simple Steps gave us a way to clear out the whole house, and give our kids' things back to them for safekeeping so we could spend the next 2 years on a sailboat traveling.”
Harry & Meaghan P.
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
Afters on each
PDFs of the Steps cards and module downloads
Completely optional Facebook support
Exclusive Course Bonuses
The ART of Letting Go
Our Favorite Containers
The Foundation Steps: See It. Map It. Do It.
Take a look at where you've been and where you are now.
What's not working?
Where are you stuck and why?
Make a plan for where you want to go.
Take the Action Steps to get you there.
K—KEEP IT UP
We break these down step by step.
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.
KEEP IT UP
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.
These Action Steps will save you hours and hours of frustration!
You can transform your life with The Clear & Simple Steps.
Download the course.
Get the Clear & Simple Steps.
Tackle a small project. Delight yourself!
Apply your new confidence to a medium project. Amaze yourself!
Take on a large project. Transform yourself!
I'm ready to transform my life using…
Check out what thousands born WITHOUT the organizing gene have accomplished with
The Clear & Simple Steps.
Home Office Before
Home Office After
Pantry Shelves Before
Pantry Shelves After
Storage Area Before
Storage Area After
Here I share my personal story and offer a whole-hearted way of letting things go that no longer serve who you are today.
Go from overwhelmed to excited about your container options. I'll show you containers that work well for each area.
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?
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.
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