Get Organized & Simplify Your Life With Marla Ottenstein

Welcome to Marla’s Blog, where expertise meets inspiration. Drawing from her extensive experience as the leading authority in Professional Organizing and Move Management, Marla shares invaluable advice and useful tips for achieving harmony and efficiency in your space and in your life. Whether you’re a busy homeowner in need of practical solutions or a business owner striving to optimize productivity, Marla’s knowledge shines through in every post.

Ready to unlock the secrets to a clutter-free and organized life? Explore a treasure trove of knowledge covering everything from home organization and office efficiency to downsizing, decluttering, move management and more.

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HINTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOUSEHOLD MOVE

HINTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOUSEHOLD MOVE

Hire a licensed, insured and experienced Professional Organizer to help you declutter, downsize and prepare for the move. Yes, I know you could probably do it yourself and don’t need a professional to help with the process, but trust me, the task of decluttering and downsizing is so much easier when you work with a pro!

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JANUARY IS GET ORGANIZED MONTH

In an attempt to get — and stay — organized, we set impossible goals and resolve to accomplish these goals in too short a period of time. We resolve to lose weight, to go to the gym every day, to stop procrastinating and, above all else, to get organized. Just the thought of making these resolutions can be overwhelming; and sometimes the pressure to succeed is enough to make us forget what we resolved to do in the first place.

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GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER!

GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER!

Create a detailed list of all passwords and user names, including company name, account number and contact information, secret questions and URL address for every single account you use on and offline. This list, which is way more comprehensive than your average password manager, should be No.1 on everyone’s list of things to do. I

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SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING

No matter how young or old, rich or poor, organized or unorganized you are, as each and every one of us enters (and exits) the different chapters of our lives, circumstances, such as death and taxes, are inevitable. This is where Swedish Death Cleaning comes in. It’s...

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PLAN NOW, OR ELSE

As a professional organizer, I work closely with widows, widowers and their children and know all too well the realities of what happens when you’re not organized and don’t plan in advance for the inevitable. The time to plan for the future is now, not later.

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Naples Daily News
Naples Daily News

THE ULTIMATE
HURRICANE CHECKLIST

May 2024 | MARLA OTTENSTEIN

Gulfshore Business Recovery

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR HOME OFFICE

July 2020 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS

Naples Daily News

In Case of Emergency

June 2022 | MARLA OTTENSTEIN

Naples Daily News

THE ORGANIZERS CLOSET

January 2020 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

Naples Daily News

GET ORGANIZED

March 2019 | USA TODAY NETWORK

Naples Daily News

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

July 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Florida Weekly

BEST OF 2018

May 2018 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

Naples Illustrated Article

AN ORGANIZED OFFICE

April 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Gulfshore Life

ON THE GO
MS. ADVENTURE

March 2018 | GULFSHORE LIFE

Gulfshore Business

PRODUCTIVITY
BEGINS AT HOME

March 2018 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS

Naples Daily News

DOWNSIZING MADE EASY

February 2018 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

Gulfshore Life

CREATING SPACE

September 2017 | GULFSHORE LIFE

Naples Illustrated Article

ORDER UP

March 2017 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

It's A Picnic

IT’S A PICNIC

June 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

Oct 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

READIED FOR THE STORM

READIED FOR THE STORM

May 2014 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

THE ORGANIZER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

THE ORGANIZER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

July 2014 | GULFSHORE LIFE

5Q SERVICE/BIZ PROFILE

5Q SERVICE/BIZ PROFILE

June 2015 | NAPLES DAILY NEWS

BALANCE/CLOSET LIBERATION

BALANCE/CLOSET LIBERATION

June 2013 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

BEST OF 2012

BEST OF 2012

May 2012 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

THE A-LIST

THE A-LIST

September 2010 | NAPLES ILLUSTRATED

RESOURCEFUL SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS

RESOURCEFUL SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS

September 2009 | FLORIDA WEEKLY

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ABOUT MARLA
Marla is a popular columnist and motivational speaker. Widely respected for her expertise as a Professional Organizer, she is also a Certified Move Manager & Home Stager, helping clients achieve their organizational goals with confidence and ease.

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