In my last blog post I shared my advice on how to decide which room or closet to start with within your home. The next step is to make sure the room has a name. It sounds simple but often when I talk with my clients for the 1st time I hear that the room is a multi-purpose room. It serves many functions or they don't know what they call the room..."It's just the room where all the stuff goes that we don't want people to see" is something I hear often. I ask them what their B
What happens when a Professional Organizer has to work through an emotionally draining, daunting project for herself? She Kung Fu fights her way through it. I recently organized my small home office & paperwork. When I told a good friend that I moved 4 & 1/2 bags of trash out she said "From where?" She's seen my space. It's tidy, small & everything has a home. Including the stacks of notebooks, paperwork & miscellaneous items I had been squirreling away in my desk drawer
Let me just start by saying that you're doing a good job. I believe people, especially adults & among them women, don't hear this often enough. I think about the clients I've worked with that are juggling grief, raising a family, traveling for work - sometimes internationally, managing a household, homeschooling their kids, being a wife or husband, being a daughter or son, being a good citizen, a volunteer, a board member, a change maker & more & how they almost all feel, v
Pretty much all we see right now are catchphrases like "let go of the past," "stay present" or "be in the moment." While I love these mantras & agree with them I feel it's not exactly that easy nor is that all there is to it, like "poof" we can waive a wand & let go. I believe that there's something more going on there as we work through things, as we digest what we've experienced, as we rise out of a challenge to be faced with another, as we wonder when things are going to
We've all been there. We start out gung-ho, we feel inspired, we're motivated. We're going to conquer this. Fast forward & the resolution to make change has dwindled, we feel scrambled again, we feel as though we have failed. But that's life. We rise & we fall. We get knocked down only to get back up again, as many times as necessary. I'm no exception to that. When people tell me things like "You're brave" or "How do you handle all of this?" my response is often a mixtur
When I work with my clients the topic of stress comes up a lot. The fact that they're under stress, that the clutter in their home is causing them stress & that in general, stress is making it hard to get organized. What I want for my clients & for you is to have an oasis space throughout your home that functions well even during times of high stress. We all know that no matter how hard we try to do good & be good outside factors & circumstances are going to cause stress.