Lorie Marrero, CPO®
Since 2000, Lorie Marrero has organized everything from normal households to chemistry labs to backstage tour cases. In 2006 Lorie created the Clutter Diet® online program, and in 2009 she released her bestselling book, The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. The Amazon Kindle Edition went to #8 in nonfiction and #17 overall on the Kindle bestseller list.
Lorie is the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and is the ambassador of Goodwill’s Donate Movement. She’s also done spokesperson work for several companies including Staples and Microsoft. She is a frequently sought-after expert for national media, including Good Housekeeping, CNBC, WGN News and Woman’s Day. (full updated media listings here)
Container Stores across the nation carry Lorie’s Simple Division® Garment Organizers, and they are also sold at Organize.com and other online retailers. She also invented a new product introduced in 2007—the SpaceScaping®Kitchen Organizing System for placing items when moving into new kitchens.
Lorie is regularly chosen as a speaker at the National Association of Professional Organizers national conferences and has been nominated multiple times for industry awards. She is one of the inaugural CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer®) designees of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers.
It’s a true story that Lorie saved up her allowance to buy a label maker in fourth grade, when other students started asking her to help organize their desks. Several years after graduating from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, she entered the organizing industry with both corporate and domestic life experience.
As an active mother who has moved eleven times and has overseen the building of four homes, Lorie brings tremendous insights into residential organizing, household management, and relocations. She is also a very tech-savvy “gadget guru” who appreciates technology and its applications to everyday life. Clients and audiences love her effective style that includes memorable analogies and real-life examples. She happily lives in Austin, TX with her dog, husband, and two sons.