Part 1: 5 Types of Clutter You Can Get Organized Now with Linda Samuels


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Having organizing systems in place can be so helpful as we go through life and as we handle life’s transitions. When clutter of different varieties interrupts our ability to concentrate and to grow and change to our full potential, it often is a great idea to call in professional help.

My guest in this episode, Linda Samuels, has been in the organizing field for 30 years, and she is someone who is “born organized.” Linda discusses how she has helped clients move through different phases of life. She also demonstrates how she works with a deep sensitivity to what each client needs in their life and wishes from their stuff and their space.

I learned so much from Linda in this episode, and I’m so grateful to be able to share her work with you now. I am looking forward to also sharing the results I get from working with Linda, as I’ve hired her to work with me for three virtual organizing sessions. You’ll hear all about that decluttering journey in Episode 45!

Linda Samuels, CPO-CD®, CVPO™, is a compassionate, enthusiastic Professional Organizer and Coach, founder of Oh, So Organized!, Professional Organizer Advisor for Executive Mom Nest, and blogger on organizing and life balance. In addition to offering virtual organizing to clients worldwide, Linda presents workshops, writes, and mentors other Professional Organizers. Media features include WNYC's All of It, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, Westchester Magazine, and Linda lives with her husband between two rivers 30 miles north of New York City, in a small, colorful home with a purple front door. They are empty-nesters as their children are in the world living their adult lives.


  • [3:49] Linda’s passion for working to help those who struggle with organizing
  • [7:04] How Linda created her business as a professional organizer
  • [11:13] The ways our attachment to our stuff is an emotional matter
  • [15:45] Linda’s philosophy of creating the right space for her clients
  • [26:05] What to know when you’re starting to declutter
  • [34:39] The 5 most common areas of clutter


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