The Pyschology of Clutter…

“We can reclaim our peace of mind by understanding why we are cluttering up our life, and then take the appropriate steps to de-clutter, and return balance and harmony to our space.”

Many of you may be scrambling to go back to the office a few days a week, yet you must still maintain your virtual office. So remember, whatever space you are in… Clutter is something we’ll always have to deal with, but it can be controlled. We should seek to create space that makes us feel at ease…

It’s Time to Change the Atmosphere!

I would venture to guess that many of us are growing tired of virtual offices, Zoom meetings and ALL that comes with it. BUT… Why not create a fresher, more relaxing atmosphere, by making a few changes to your virtual workspace?

First, you will need to make an investment in a professional organizer, and here is a FREE download of my ebook with 3 reasons why you should hire me to declutter and organize your space.

We may also discuss ways to establish some semblance of Order to an otherwise hectic, chaotic life. It’s been proven that your physical surroundings can impact your energy level and overall productivity.

Then I read this AMAZING article from Staples. It begins by saying, ” 2022 is all you. When you’re organized, it’s that anything is possible kind of feeling. More productive, less stress, extra confidence. Now that’s a new you, you can look forward to.”

So why not redesign your virtual office? You may just want to add a few new pieces of furniture, some colorful, calming decorating ideas and don’t forget the music!

Let’s get this party started… I’m just a phone call away!

“Kitchen Kapers”

As a professional organizer, I have the opportunity to work in various spaces throughout the home. Today, we present an episode of “Kitchen Kapers”. We will look at the three most challenges cabinets; the food cabinet, with a variety of stuff, not just food; the “notorious” tupperware, too many tops and not enough bottoms; and the “catch-all” cabinets, with everything from plastic bags, drinking straws, even an old diaper bag and much, much, more…

DeCluttering for the Future

Over the past few years, I have encountered more people that had had to address the idea of aging themselves or having to support aging parents.  Thank God, we are all living longer, however, this phenomenon has introduced changes in our way of life that we had not anticipated.  So now is the time to “DeClutter for the Future!” Many of you may already be overwhelmed with what’s ahead and you have no idea of where to begin.  Sometimes, the hardest part is asking for help and support.  Please allow me to outline what I believe are the opportunities that you may be facing in your particular season of life.

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Your lives are extremely hectic, even more so these days, in light of the pandemic.  Not only are you adjusting to the children becoming teens, an awakening all its own, but you are in the throes of managing your own home AND your parents are entering a new season of life.  As a result, you may have to consider the following:

  • Decluttering your own living space, considering our new virtual way of life.
  • Decluttering the family home, where your parents have lived for 25+ years.
  • Parents downsizing to a smaller, more manageable space.
  • Parents encountering health issues and assisted living may be necessary.

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We, myself included, are coming to the realization that our children do not want our stuff.  Many of us have discovered that our children are not emotionally attached to the things that we hold dear, like the precious china and silver from our great-grand parents. Therefore, we have to declutter our own spaces of all the stuff that we have held on to, to give to our children or grandchildren.  In addition, for some, our grown children have had to return home and therefore, the empty nest is no longer empty.

We too, have parents that are entering a new season and we have discovered that they also have held on to a lot of stuff and now we are faced with helping them to downsize and declutter. Many of our parents were born in an era when you had to keep stuff “just in case” and many of us are now the same way, but we don’t want our children to have to ruffle through all our stuff.

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Then there are those of us that have entered a new season and we are some or all of the above.  We are transitioning into another phase of Living.  Some are considering retirement and others have already retired.  As part of the transition, many have decided to stay in our homes, which we have been in for 25+ years.  As most of us know, over time we’ve accumulate a lifetime of “stuff” and now we must decide what we really want to keep.

As an experienced professional organizer and a woman that have lived a number of the scenarios outlined above, I know that these are monumental tasks.  No matter your season of life, my goal is to guidance you through the organizing process, in order to minimize your stress and anxiety.  As I often say, my mission is to break down the elephant into bite-size pieces. The key is to start early and take one bite at a time. I’m here to help you to Order Your Steps!  I believe that your first step is to acknowledge that you may need some support and then the second step is simply to make the phone call. 

My Hubby’s Epiphany…

As a professional organizer of over 10 years and a wife of a not-so-organized husband for almost 40 years, needless to say, we have had our challenges with regards to “methods of organization”. Well, I was sitting in my room, one Saturday morning and my hubby comes in and begins to work on his closet. Truth be told, I believe that he was bored and there was nothing to watch on TV. Anyway, he sat down in his closet and he said, “what do you tell your clients when they go through their stuff and they find things that they are never going to wear this again?” I was speechless, I could not respond. Who was this man? Then he said, I might as well throw it away!” Then the ultimate… he said, “I really must learn to stop holding on to stuff.” I was in shock!