Look around at your living and work environment. Something bugging you about it? Too many items on your bathroom counter top? Drawers crammed with so much that you don’t know what you have or need? TIP: Utilize the inside your your medicine cabinet door. Find a couple of useful magnetic holders for cotton swabs, makeup brushes and other lightweight items that would be handier on the inside of that cabinet door.
Organizing is like cooking in several ways! First, you begin by decluttering (why organize things that you need to get rid of?). It’s easier to create something wonderful, nutritious and beautifully presented if you start with a clean kitchen. Next, you need a plan (like a recipe). Make sure that you check to see if you already have some of the necessary ingredients before you buy more. If your plan requires prep time make sure that you schedule the time in advance. In the process of organizing you may need to first line shelves, repaint a wall, or clean out a space before you begin storing or relocating items. (Like those recipes that require you to marinate an ingredient before you start cooking!) Finally, it is time to put like things together so that they are accessible to you in the areas where they are most often needed. What is your recipe for organizing?
Well another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, do you save your cards? People save birthday, holiday, etc. cards for a variety of reasons. I am as sentimental as the rest of them but there comes a time (why not now?) when we might want to ask: ? Do I display them, and for how long? ? Why am I keeping the cards? ? How and where should I store them? ? Do I look at them again, and when? ? Do I need to keep them all? ? How can I throw them away? There are some strategies that will help you make the decisions that are right for you. Let me know what your thoughts are…
Why would you need a Professional Organizer (PO)? The reasons are as varied as the clients and their needs. Think of a PO as your coach, teacher, and facilitator. If you are considering hiring a qualified PO your need may demonstrate itself in physical and/or emotional ways. Is clutter stressing you out? Are you tired of looking for things that you cannot find easily? Do you feel like you don’t have time for what you want to do? A qualified Professional Organizer listens and observes first. She can assist you in clarifying your goals, establishing your priorities, and suggesting specific ways to address making changes. If it’s difficult to do on your own, your PO can be right by your side helping you and guiding you in how eventually, you can maintain these changes on your own. My goal? To empower my clients and help them feel better inside when they can take control of their outside!
If you don’t love it then maybe it’s time to donate…sell…discard it. The spaces that we live, love and work in should make us feel good. Sometimes that means that we are surrounded by beautiful things, but sometimes that means we have less things in our surroundings to make room for the flow of energy, fun, and productivity. Do you love the spaces that you are living and working in?