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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ONE’S NEAT, ONE’S NOT/THE ODD COUPLE

Wondering how to tackle what’s behind closed doors and stuffed under the bed? Challenge everyone (slobs and neatniks alike) to an all-day purge-a-thon. At the end of the day, the person with the cleanest, most clutter-free room wins. Prizes can range from cash to services, such as the “runner-up” washing the winner’s car, or a special dinner out for the whole family. In the end, there are no losers, just winners.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

THE RIGHT WAY TO RECYCLE

I have a friend whose idea of heaven is a big, fat juicy T-bone steak smothered in sautéed onions, served with a “loaded” baked potato, a Caesar salad and a bowl of ice cream. This same friend claims popping a Lipitor with a red-wine chaser negates the effects of his...

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LAUNDRY ROOM ORGANIZATION

LAUNDRY ROOM ORGANIZATION

I know a woman whose housekeeper folds and irons irons her 15-year old son’s underwear with a level of precision matched only by the care the Smithsonian’s Gem and Mineral Collection curator gives the famed Hope Diamond. In my opinion, this takes laundry room...

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Naples Daily News
Naples Daily News
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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