“When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore, I begin to put order in my belongings…As if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects.” Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin.
At this point, what does Dad want or need? Perhaps the gift of time to organize? Maybe an organizing buddy or coach? Think of creative gifts for your father…if your father have a hobby, perhaps he needs an organized place for his supplies, materials and equipment. If your father is thinking about moving into a smaller place, having a Professional Organizer might be the perfect gift. It’s a systematic and compassionate way to decide what he wants to keep, sell, donate or discard.
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?
I am clearly not the only one with ideas for gifts this season. See Martha Beck’s article: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Affordable-Pleasures and comments on Oprah.com.
Professional organizing in San Diego is like a dream come true! The weather is excellent and clients are so friendly. We just open the windows and let the positive energy start to flow through the spaces. When we go through the process of working side by side to decide what goes and what stays the spaces begin to transform before our eyes. Whether you are staying in your home or planning to move there is no time like the present to organize and create the space that makes YOU feel comfortable. ORGANIZING TIP: Store your extra guest bed and bath linens in your unused luggage. You save space and the linens are kept clean. When guests arrive the linens are readily available and they can stack their suitcases on top of yours. When it’s time to travel you won’t have guests and you can simply keep the linens on the guest bed until you return!
This room became an inviting and comfortable space within two hours and the newlyweds were very pleased. The futon was moved to another wall and covered with the bride’s favorite throw. The groom’s entertainment items were placed within easy reach and grouped together.
When you move in getting organized can become overwhelming. The important thing is to prioritize and organize your space based on what you will need to use most immediately, and most often.
Do you have a plan? Do you have a contingency plan? What is your most successful strategy when you are planning? Having a plan is like using a map. It provides direction from a starting point to a destination. There are generally alternative routes. Don’t set off without a plan and a sense of others ways to arrive at your destination, if appropriate. Using a calendar or daily schedule allows you to keep appointments and use your non-scheduled time efficiently. Working with a floor plan allows you to visualize how to use and enhance your space. There are loads of ways to use a plan to organize, what works for you?
We are so excited about the positive results that are realized when you use Outside In Organizer and Makeovers services. Some people have asked, why is your business called Outside In Organizer and Makeovers? Well, we are curious about your ideas and what you think the name refers to. Post a message and let us know!