Meet Deborah J. Cabral, CPO®

Turning personal tragedy into professional success!

Taking personal tragedy, a 2002 car accident which left her with significant injuries, and turning it into professional success, Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity & Efficiency Coach Deborah J. Cabral, CPO launched her company, The DeClutter Coach, in 2010.

The Company

Growing demand has led to the rapid expansion of the business to include DC Efficiency Consulting, the corporate training and consulting division, Organization Motivation!, Deb’s 30 minute national television show and Organized in 60 Seconds, nationally syndicated news segments – all are subsidiary companies under Cabral Enterprises, LLC., New York State (WBE) National (WBENC) and Federal (WOSB) Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise.


Experience & Credentials

As a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, Deb lends her knowledge of professional productivity, efficiency, time management and organization to residential and corporate clients through one-on-one consultations, community workshops, corporate training & wellness programs, coaching, speaking engagements, a weekly television show and news segments, regular appearances on NewsChannel 9’s live talk show Bridge Street, a weekly column in the Utica Observer Dispatch, national magazine articles, TV and radio interviews.

She holds a Bachelors Degree from CW Post, Long Island University, and has taken numerous courses relating to the organizing, productivity and time management field. Additionally, Deb holds the CPO® Certified Professional Organizer Certification, the Golden Circle from the National Association of Professional Organizers, the Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization and is a Certified Photo Organizer. Furthermore, she was granted a US Trademark for The DeClutter Coach logo.

Personal & Awards

Deb is a wife, mother of three and active community volunteer. She is the recipient of the 2012 SBA Excellence in Small Business Award, 2013 Key4Women Achieve Award, 2016 NYS Women Inc Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women in Business & Industry Award and a finalist in the 2016 SBA Small Business Person of the Year.

Deb is also the author of DeClutter Your Life NOW! A motivational guide to tackle the clutter in ALL aspect of your life. 

"I can not say enough about the enthusiasm and expertise of Deb and her team!"

Amy Robbins, Radio Host, Ted & Amy in the Morning, 93Q, Syracuse


"Her program is perfect for both the office and at home!"

Cathy Cucharale, VP Operations, M Griffith Investment Services


"Truly, I would not be where I am in my life today without The Declutter Coach team."

Kim Landon, Clinton, NY


"Results were noticeable after just one session."

K.J.A. Utica, NY


"Magic Rocks! has officially been decluttered!"

Leon Etienne & Romy Low, Magic Rocks!


"Everything is so organized and clean!"

Sandy Baker, Director of Business Development, RMS- Research Marketing Strategies


"In a short time of a couple hours the office was in perfect order."

Tracy Rueckert, New Hartford, NY


"With gentle reminders, pointers, and encouragement she was able to get even the culprits of the messiest desks back on track!"

Elizabeth Nelson, Staff Engineer- Strategic Innovation Group, BD Medical-Medical Surgical Systems, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey


"THANK YOU to Deb for raising our awareness regarding the importance such results have on business productivity and personal peace!"

Anita A. Vitullo, President, Staffworks Corporate Office, New Hartford, NY


"If you are looking for someone to motivate you, Deb is the one!"

M.K. Sauquoit, NY


"Thank you for giving me the boost I needed to start going in the right direction!"

Linda Mierek


"What a great presentation on DeCluttering Your Desk!"

Lucille Wittner, Audit Corporate Banking, The Bank of New York Mellon, Oriskany, NY


"Deb can declutter for me any day!"

Cheryl A. Pula, Reference Librarian, Dunham Public Library, Whitesboro, NY


"Deb's presentation was the catalyst we needed to get our employees focused on our impending move."

Virginia Biesiada O'Neill, Chief Administrative Officer, Pioneer Companies, Syracuse, NY


"She has such a friendly and professional manner, I knew we could trust her to understand exactly what we needed."

Mary and Edward Chapin, New Hartford, NY


"I don't know what we would have done without her. She was a lifesaver!"

Lucille Humphreys, United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica, Office Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant


"love your energy!"

Shana C. Neal, WW Director, Human Resources, BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems, Franklin Lakes, NJ


"I enjoyed your very enthusiastic and inspiring presentation."

Monisha Parikh, Senior Clinical Project Leader / Medical Affairs, BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems, Franklin Lakes, NJ


"Deb's simple organizational plan has create a sense of calm in our home!"

Tricia Sents, New Hartford, NY


"Deb's Declutter Workshops are a wonderful motivational tool for teachers and school personnel!"

Diane Cotton, Kindergarten Teacher, Barringer Road School, Ilion, NY


"The job was done...well done, I might add!"

A.M. New Hartford, NY


"Participants walk away with practical tips and tricks on how to apply the fundamentals of organization to their everyday life!"

Carolyn DeJohn, Coordinator of Community Education, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY


"What are you waiting for.... get started today!"

Cathy Newell, President Mohawk, Ltd. Chadwicks, NY


"Her enthusiasm is contagious!"

Michele A. Sheridan, President, Zonta Club of Utica


"I was more than pleased to see the motivation that Deb Cabral sparked in all my staff!"

Linda Montemurro - Director of Supportive Case Management at The Neighborhood Center Inc.


"Deb is not only an amazing talent, she is a genuinely generous person with whom I am proud to be associated."

Stephanie Eghigian - Executive Director of The Women's Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.


"Thanks Deb for getting us on the right track!"

Carole H. Gehrig, NYSUT Retiree Services Consultant, Syracuse Regional Office


"We are very much looking forward to your next visit!"

Chris Celia, Marcy


"She gave an outstanding presentation!"

Mike Parsons, President/CEO First Source FCU


"A breath of fresh air!"

Sistina Giordano, Co-Host Bridge Street


"Completely changed my life"

Moe Harrington, Associate Development Director, Q Center, Syracuse, NY


"You are helping to make me a better woman, wife, mom & entrepreneur."

Linda E. Fake, Principal Designer/Owner, Uniquely Yours


"Deb Cabral is a dynamic speaker who engages the audience immediately."

Janice Rasmussen, Chairperson, MARCPO Speaker Committee


"You are one amazing lady with a generous spirit that shines through all that you do."

Stephanie Eghigian, Executive Director, Women's Employment & Resource Center


"Her knowledge and expertise in organizing and decluttering produce extraordinary results."

CS, Ilion, NY


The whole experience was very positive, and SO gratifying to see such organized & calming results in my home!

Bonnie Hibbard, New Hartford, NY


"The presentation on Handling E-Mail Effectively was fantastic!"

Scott Williams, Executive VP of Student Affairs, Utica School of Commerce and 2013 Rotary District Conference Co-Chair


"She kept them entertained while helping them think of their clutter in more manageable terms."

Meghan Milligan, Patron Services, Kirkland Town Library, New Hartford, NY


"We have been continuing to work on decluttering based on your advice, and the great headstart you gave us!"

Shari Lyn Murphy, Ilion, NY


"I would highly recommend Deb for any speaking engagement."

Tracy Higginbotham, President, Women TIES


"When the team from The DeClutter Coach came in, they were like a breath of fresh air"

Rev Bill Dodge, Executive Director, Rescue Mission of Utica


"I walked away feeling so excited about implementing some new ideas to my business."

Carla Shipman, Director of Development, NAPO Greater Philadelphia Chapter


"Her tips have helped me keep things simple, clean and organized."

Loren Curri, Oriskany, NY


"In three hours, Deb and I were able to tackle what would have taken me the rest of the summer."

Barb Adams, Owner- Liberty Tax Service, New Hartford, NY


"She came in like a whirlwind, helped me get everything squared away"

Matthew R Snyder, Director of Marketing & Communications, Mohawk Valley Community College


"I desperately needed help and Deb was the right person for the job!"

Jessica Ambrose, Syracuse, NY


"Wish I had contacted The DeClutter Coach sooner!"

RG, Mohawk, NY


"She has transformed our house from a cluttered mess to an organized home that we can enjoy.

Jackie Noviasky, Sauquoit, NY


"It is amazing how clutter can affect so many aspects of our lives including our overall health."

Marguerite Lynch, Community & Regional Affairs Manager, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield


"Employees walked away feeling inspired and motivated to make changes to their current habits"

Lori Nichols, Human Resources Manager at First Source Federal Credit Union


"My new motto is: Get rid of it! I hope I learned enough to DeClutter on my own, but I know that you are only a phone call away if I need you."

Cindy Dardano, New Hartford, NY


"Deb came in and decluttered and organized our office area clearly making us a more efficient organization."

Timothy R Reed, Executive Director, Boilermaker Road Race & National Distance Running Hall of Fame


"I highly recommend you call Deb. She is the coach you need to de-clutter your life."

Laura Casamento


"I will be using her again very soon!"

Kathleen E. Dyman, EVP, Medical Societies of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego and Cayuga-Central New York Academy of Medicine


"We want to thank Deb and her Declutter team and Brian and his team from Monkey Bars of WNY for transforming our garage from dysfunctional to breathtaking."

Nicole Roberts


Thank you again- you make it so easy from beginning to end!

Heidi Vernold, Rome, NY