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Overcoming chaos: Organization can clear your mind

Deniece Schofield will bring her Get Organized seminar to Oklahoma City Oct. 14 and 15.
by Heather Warlick Modified: October 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm •  Published: October 10, 2013

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the laundry monster lurking in your closet? Maybe it's the pointy kids' toys that always seem strategically placed to be stepped on barefoot.

Some people seem to be born organized. Others have to learn how to become more organized, and others never master the skill.

These days, organizing is big business, as professional organizers are cropping up, helping the disorganized among us keep things in better order.

“I was not born organized. I was a mess as a kid, I was horrible, I got worse every year,” said Deniece Schofield. That messy little girl is now an organization guru. Schofield wrote her first book on the topic in 1982 and now has written and revised a total of five books, including her most recent revision of “Confessions of an Organized Homemaker.”

Schofield and her husband, Jim Schofield, will bring their Get Organized seminars to Oklahoma City on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the seminars, Schofield will share the many techniques she's learned in her more than three decades in the organizational industry.

It was after the birth of her third child that Schofield realized she had to get organized.

“I was just so overwhelmed and discouraged,” she said. “I was young and I thought there is no way I can face the rest of my life feeling this overwhelmed.”

It wasn't that she wasn't working hard all day, caring for her four and two year olds and a newborn.

“I was putting out fires all day long, but I never caught the guy with the matches.”

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by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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