Conquer the Paper Clutter Monster!

2019 is gonna be busy, but a GOOD busy! I feel that there are sooooo many NEW ideas that will be implemented this year! Many of you may be feeling the same way, so I was wondering if you would be interested in a “CONQUER THE PAPER CLUTTER MONSTER” Workshop? I haven’t worked out all the logistics, but I’m thinking 3 LIVE Interactive sessions, which would focus on developing an organized system to manage MAIL! … Personal & Business papers.

I’m working with a client now, who’s a single mom AND she is literally managing 4 small businesses. As we began to organize the papers, we realized that she needed to establish an Order to her life, which would allow her to operate a lot SMARTER, because she was already working HARDER!

If we can help you, just let us know…

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“Creating a Living Space” – Step 2.5 – Purging and Organizing

Here is the latest episode of our “This is How we Do It’ video series, entitled “Creating a Living Space”.

As you will see, we are turning the bar area into her dresser/vanity.  Therefore, we will be looking for organizers similar to these for her makeup and jewelry.

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Please Watch & Enjoy!

… and let us know what you think.

“Creating a Living Space” – Step 2 – Purging (sorta)….

Today, we are going to focus on “Creating a Living Space”, step 2, which is purging!  We need to get rid of the things that we don’t need. Touch each item and make a quick decision!!

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Please take a look at this week’s video and tell us what you think…

Introducing “This is How we Do it!! ” – A New Organizing Video Series

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! The moment that we all have been waiting for… the first video in the “This is How we Do it” series!!

We, at “Order Your Steps” hope that these “how to” videos will help you to get your House in Order… We will show you from start to finish, how to create new, uncluttered; organized living spaces in your home.

** I apologize for the volume, but the best part is the music. So please hang in there.**

Hope you Enjoy!!

We welcome your comments & questions….

The Husbands Are Just Not Buying It!

19636668_sSince the beginning of the year, I have received calls from potential clients that were looking for professional organizing assistance.  I truly understand what it takes for a woman (primarily) to decide that she just can not do it on her own.  The clutter and disorder has become overwhelming. Unfortunately, once we have had a discussion, they have to pass it by their husbands and the husbands are just not buying it!  

It is very difficult to explain that organizing is not simply cleaning.  So typically, the husbands feel that the wives should be able to just clean up the mess and be done with it.  But unfortunately, it is just not that easy.  As we shared in my post, The Pyschology of Clutter, —clutter can affect our relationships, our health, and our ability to enjoy life. Clutter can also create a sense of hopelessness, and can even contribute to depression and other mood disorders*.  In all fairness, some women don’t realize the impact that clutter and disorder has on our lives either.

May I suggest to men & women alike, please allow us the opportunity to come into the home and discuss professional organizing and the services that we provide. Our initial assessment is FREE!  But, believe it or not, it is a LOT more than just about the money$$$.  It is about peace, order and well-being in the home.  I truly believe that you will not only be able to see the difference, but you will be able to FEEL the difference.  The results will be well worth the investment!

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*http://healing.answers.com/emotional-health/getting-organized-for-optimal-health

The Ramblings of a Professional Organizer ….

Garfield“I’m too busy to get organized!”  REALLY?!?!? ……That’s makes absolutely NO sense!  OK, I need to calm down… BUT, people just don’t understand that if we would take the time to get organized and put some semblance of Order into our lives, then we would have more time to enjoy what’s really important in life!

Let me explain… It is my true belief that disorder & clutter has a psychological effect on our productivity, stress level and overall state of mind.  As we enter another new year, things are hectic (as usual) and sort of out of control (again!).  Therefore, some of my clients are simply TOO BUSY for our organizing sessions and have postponed, in some cases, until the Spring …. which is kinda ok, IF we resume in Spring.  It is so frustrating for me, because I have seen their spaces and I know that if we could just get to Ordered Chaos, their lives would be so much better.

We must ask the questions, Are we just TOO busy to take a moment to breathe, Too busy to spend quality time with the ones we love or Is everyone on the run all the time?? Ultimately, life is too short and time is too precious to let it pass us by.  All I am asking is that we come out of the forest and see the trees …

For us to say that we are TOO busy to organize, is an oxymoron.  “What will it truly take to get our house in Order?”  Don’t try to eat the elephant, we can only take one small bite at a time…. the papers on the dining room table, our home office with files stacked high, the kids’ closet, the daily morning routine, family mealtime after work, or even finding quiet time (what’s that?!?!?)

Well, my moment of frustration has passed.  It means so much to me to help you to get there(?), whereever your Order is. It’s so logical to me.  I see it so clearly in my mind’s eye.  But I know that it is not an easy task.  It is extremely difficult to convey the concept of Divine Order to those that are in chaos.  But I will NOT give up!  I will continue to chip away at the clutter and disorder, one life at a time.  It is just that important to me. It is my mission, it is my calling.  So, March, April, and even May will get here soon enough….and hopefully, by then, at the very least, we will be able to see the trees!

What are your challenges? (A blog post of questions!)

In a recent post, Healing Virtue, I suggested that possibly, clutter and disorder were standing in the way of us achieving our full potential? What’s really preventing us from walking in our destiny?   As we consider, what our challenges may be, I’d like for you to ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you take time, just to feel good about being you?
  • When the last time you did something for yourself, just because it made you happy?
  • Do you wake up full of energy or do you wake up heavy, dreading the day?
  • Do you frown more than you smile?
  • Do you have date nights with your spouse?  Do you just sit and chat about positive or negative things?
  • Is time with the kids always “busy” doing stuff or do you have fun when you are together and if so, how often?
  • Do you have friends or just acquaintances?  Do you have an opportunity to confide in someone that you can trust?

Now, the ultimate question, what will it take to make a difference in our lives? Please share some of your answers or some advice that may help others in the blogsphere.  I would love to create “a blog post of answers” from your contributions!

Some of my fellow bloggers had some answers, suggestions and more questions for us…

http://attilaovari.com/2014/04/07/taking-time-for-yourself/

http://followingmyjoy.com/2014/04/06/following-my-intuition-not/

http://organizednowplease.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/energy/