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Carmen Coker

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Carmen Coker is a former U.S. Air Force officer turned professional organizer. Carmen is the creator of many popular organizing programs, including The Clutter Cleanse®, and her expertise has been exhibited through numerous international, national, and local media outlets, including "Real Simple" magazine. In addition, she is the founder of the International Association of Virtual Organizers, providing organizing professionals with resources to start, run, and grow their online business, and offers organizing and productivity products and services for both home and small business through www.CarmenCoker.com.

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November To-Do Checklist

November To-Do Checklist

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

November is all about spending time with your family, remembering what you are thankful for, preparing for the holiday afterwards, and of course eating lots of delicious food!

This month’s list will help you remember the small things, like [ …]

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How To Improve Your Memory And Feel More Organized

How To Improve Your Memory And Feel More Organized

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

An old Chinese proverb declares that “the palest ink is better than the best memory.” And there’s a good reason for it! Relying on your memory can be tricky business.

When you think about the fact that:

  • You get exposed
  • [ …]

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How To Get Motivated To Get Organized

How To Get Motivated To Get Organized

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

A friend recently asked me if there was anything in particular that helped me to get motivated and power through boot camp. (If you didn’t know, I served in the military for over six years.)

There are too many things [ …]

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Lazy Ways to Get Organized

Lazy Ways to Get Organized

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Even if you don’t feel you have the time, money, motivation, or inclination to get organized, there are plenty of low-effort, big-win strategies for banishing clutter, saving time, and being productive.

Part 1: Shopping

Clutter starts at the store. You [ …]

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How To Organize Your Kitchen Now

How To Organize Your Kitchen Now

| June 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. But your kitchen can also be the heap of the home if you let clutter pile up! If you want to know how to organize your kitchen now, [ …]

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All You Need to Know About Getting Organized and Letting Go

All You Need to Know About Getting Organized and Letting Go

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Zen parable tells of a wanderer who happened upon a river. He wanted to cross it, but there was no bridge. Afraid to wade across the river on foot, he spent hours building his own raft from vines and [ …]

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Easy Organizing Challenge: Three Things

Easy Organizing Challenge: Three Things

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

One, two, threeuno, dos, treseins, zwei, drei. Languages can get pretty complicated, but counting to 1-2-3 is always an easy skill to master, no matter the language.

In the same way, clutter can really complicate [ …]

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Weekly Organizing Challenge: Five-Minute Blitz

Weekly Organizing Challenge: Five-Minute Blitz

| February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Weekly Organizing Challenge | Five-Minute Blitz

Manages | Physical Clutter, Mental Clutter

Promotes | A Better Home, A Better Life

The battle drums are rumbling…it’s time to suit up for cluttercombat. Let Operation Organize commence! Rest assured, this is one [ …]

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Get Organized: How To Break Mental And Emotional Attachments To Your Clutter

Get Organized: How To Break Mental And Emotional Attachments To Your Clutter

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

A wise Zen master once said: “Be like the wind. Blow over everything without becoming attached to any of it.” Have you become attached to your clutter? When you are tied to your clutter – whether it’s emotionally, spiritually, mentally, [ …]

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