Mar 9, 2020
In this week’s edition of Tranquility du Jour, I chat
with Tracy McCubbin of dClutterfly about how to get started
decluttering, clutterbocks, and why decluttering is such an
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Tracy has always referred to herself as “obsessive compulsive
delightful,” but who knew she could turn that trait into a booming
business? While working for a major television director in Los
Angeles, Tracy discovered she had the ability to see through any
mess and clearly envision a clutter-free space. Coupled with keen
time-management and organizational skills, Tracy soon found more
and more people were asking her for help. Before she knew it,
dClutterfly was born.
Twelve years and thousands of decluttered homes later, Tracy
knew it was time to take what she had learned working with her
clients and write a book to help others dealing with clutter.
She is author of the newly published book
Making Space, Clutter-Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll
and is a regularly featured expert in the media,
including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, goop, Home
& Family, Real Simple, mindbodygreen, KTLA Morning Show,
KCAL9, and more.
In addition to her impressive organizing tool belt, Tracy grew
up with family members who hoarded and knows firsthand that the
effects of living amongst an accumulation of possessions goes far
beyond the home’s walls. This personal experience gives her an
advantage over most professional organizers as she has a unique
understanding of the mindset of the organizationally and
When she is not dCluttering, Tracy is the proud Co-Executive
Director of OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit building strong
educational foundations for children in impoverished communities
throughout Kenya and Central America. OKOW is providing kids with
the basic (yet essential) fundamentals like desks and books, as
well as paying teachers’ salaries, building classrooms and even
installing solar power technology so students can study at night.
OKOW's most recent project #OneGirlOnePad will provide access to
reusable feminine hygiene kits to over 4,000 girls in Kenya,
allowing them to attend school all year round. OneKid OneWorld is
Tracy's “full time, non-paying passion.”
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