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Tired of dealing with those piles of papers, clothes, or other objects that take up so much of your time figuring out what to do with? Or are you fed-up with your family complaining that you're a pack-rat? A clutter-bug? Or perhaps even something harsher?

Put an end to your misery once and for all! This is the best time and place to start dealing with your clutter. This self-paced course will motivate you to organize your home, desk and/or home office. This course will provide lots of helpful tips, resources and practices that will have you remaining on the anti-clutter wagon forever.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction

Thoughts to get you started 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete: Introduction Assignment

Lesson 2: Living the Clutter-Free Life

You will identify all the negative impacts that clutter has had on your life, and get inspired by reading examples of how others have successfully conquered their own clutter. 65 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Organizing Tips
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment A: Rate Your Level of Clutter
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment B: Consequences of Clutter
  • Complete: Lesson Assignment 2 C: Clutter Problem Quiz
  • Complete: Quiz on Living the Clutter-Free Life

Lesson 3: Getting Started and Keeping On Track

You will not only get yourself motivated to begin to de-clutter, but also will learn how to avoid procrastination, define your overall objectives, and begin to gather the materials. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Organize Your House; Check Lists for Everything; Find or Start a MeetUp Group; 8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment A: Motivate Yourself
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment B: Avoiding Procrastination
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment C: Why do you want to get organized?
  • Complete: Quiz on Getting Started and Staying On Track

Lesson 4: Getting Your Home to Be Clutter-Free

You will begin to work on your home, by first reviewing popular organizing methods you may decide to use, and reviewing various tips and checklists to aid you. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 5 Articles: Organizing Tips; De-clutter Tips; The Dan Ho Philosophy; FlyLady; Apartment Therapy
  • Review Video: Organize a Small Kitchen: Before and After
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment: Create a Plan For Yourself
  • Complete: Quiz on Getting Your Home to be Clutter-Free

Lesson 5: De-Clutter Your Desk

You will get your home or office desk in perfect order, with topics that will include: ingenious tips and tricks for lasting desk de-cluttering, how to deal with your "danger zones," and functional fixes. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Get reminders sent directly to your inbox, your mobile phone or your pager!; RSS Planner
  • Complete: Quiz on De-Clutter Your Desk

Lesson 6: Organizing Your Office

This lesson will provide you with tips and tricks for organizing the remaining sections of your home office. These will include: bulletin boards, computers, filing cabinets, address books, business libraries, and your mobile office. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Taming the Paper Tiger Software; Organize-It-Online
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: How Will You Organize Your Office

Lesson 7: Maintaining Order and Preventing New Clutter

This lesson will leave you with a few tips, tricks, and practices that will prevent clutter from coming back to plague you. These are practical, everyday tidbits, that may very well ensure the success of your new clutter free lifestyle. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Support Group to help you maintain; Clutterbug Blog
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Keep Yourself On-track
  • Complete: Final Assignment - Course Comments
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Course Title: Clutter Control 101
Course Number: 30331
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of living a clutter-free life.
  • Describe the best methods to get started de-cluttering your life.
  • Describe the methods for removing clutter from your house.
  • Describe methods for removing clutter from your desk.
  • Know techniques to organize your office.
  • Know ways to maintain order and prevent future clutter, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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