Organization Expert Peter Walsh Shares Tips to Clean Up Digital Clutter

REDMOND, Wash. — July 7, 2009 — Peter Walsh, internationally renowned organization expert, is taking his de-cluttering tips and tricks to the computer, teaming up with Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. In a video launched on the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit’s (MacBU) Web site today,, Walsh teaches viewers how Office for Mac, the software that runs on more than three-quarter of Macs, can easily keep family schedules in order, finances up to date and health routines on track. Walsh is best known for authoring four best-selling books on organization and appearing as a regular guest on TLC’s “Clean Sweep,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and XM Sirius Oprah Radio, where he has shared expert advice for combating clutter since 2006.

“Getting organized needs to be simple — no one wants to have to deal with finding and learning new programs that just add to the clutter,” Walsh said. “Office 2008 for Mac has all the applications you need and know on one disc that work together to create what I call your ‘digital organization hub’ to break through the mess and regain order.”

Walsh’s tips and tricks for digital organization will be available on Mactopia free for the next 30 days, showcasing how the software already being used for work can easily help keep the home and family life in order. The video features instructions on how users can easily apply Walsh’s tips using the tools in Office 2008. More information on the MacBU video can be found at

About Peter Walsh

Born and raised in Australia, Peter Walsh moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to launch a corporation to help businesses improve their employees’ job satisfaction and effectiveness. He considers himself to be part-contractor/part-therapist in his approach to helping individuals attain their goals. When not wading through clutter and large-scale disorganization, Peter divides his time between his work in Los Angeles and visiting Australia as frequently as possible. Peter’s passions include mid-century architecture and design, home renovation and transforming chaos into order. Peter is a New York Times bestselling author and undisputed expert on organization. All of his books have been published by Free Press. The titles include:

  • Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You by Peter Walsh (Mar 3, 2009)

  • Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More by Peter Walsh (Nov 11, 2008)

  • It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh (Nov 6, 2007)

  • How to Organize (Just About) Everything: More Than 500 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System by Peter Walsh (Dec 28, 2004)

About Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit

The Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) at Microsoft is a leading developer of software and online products for the Macintosh platform. The group of more than 230 full-time Mac product experts is dedicated to creating innovative software for Mac customers worldwide. For almost 25 years, Microsoft has developed award-winning software for the Mac. In January 2008, the MacBU released Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, a productivity suite that includes the e-mail application and personal information manager Entourage 2008, Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008 and Messenger for Mac 7.0. More information about the MacBU and Microsoft Macintosh products is available at

About Microsoft

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