My Role continues to evolve…

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I’ve been in business as a professional organizer for more than 10 years now and I still love it more every day.  Many of my clients have said that 15% of my role is to be an organizer and 85% is therapist and yet, my role continue to evolve. Although it may be hard to believe, my only mission is not to simply persuade you get rid of cherished possessions, but with tender care, I help facilitate you through the organizing process. I must be patience, but at times, firm to guide you through making very difficult decisions, because I understand the emotional attachment, we have to our things that are now a lifetime of memories. Over time, stuff has just continued to accumulate, so part of my role has become to help my clients to reclaim their peace of mind by understanding how/why they have cluttered up their lives, and then take the appropriate steps to de-clutter, and return balance and harmony to their space.

So much has changed in the last few years, and I believe that I too must continue to change to better serve my clients. As you may have heard, I’ve collaborated with Dr. Sis to develop a program entitled Move Your Mountains. This on-line program is designed help women take back their power by identifying their relationship between emotional and physical clutter so that they can heal their energy and access more profound self-discovery. So, if you are in a place where you are ready to find greater joy in your life, we hope that you will consider joining us.

In the meantime, please take a moment to listen to one of my more recent inspirational podcast. As we look ahead, we just don’t know what’s waiting for us right around the next bend…

Tackling that Closet, Again?

It may be time again to tackle that closet! In the past few years, our wardrobes have changed drastically. We’ve gone virtual, we’ve had to be Zoom ready and now many of us are transitioning back to the office. Then on top of all that, the weather in the DMV it’s HOT and wet!

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How are you managing?

Pls leave me a comment and let me know…

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and have a great weekend!

What are your Mountains?

Is it your cluttered spaces or your cluttered mind? … or Is it both? Recently, I worked on a spare room/storage room of a client who decided to downsize.

Unfortunately, the sight of the cluttered space, cluttered her mind with frustration, stress and anxiety. It was time for her to confront her mountain. and you can too.. one mountain at a time!

Are you:

 Feeling stuck – yes, at one time we were all stuck, but now it’s time to feel free again.

 Trying to identify and clear up your top 3 energy drains

 Seeking mental clarity on a path to self-discovery

For More Info about a six-week live interactive, life-changing course to healing, a journey of self-discovery. (click link): “Move Your Mountains

In the meantime, let’s take a look at that spare/storage room… As a professional organizer and coach, I can help you too. You will notice in the video that I am out of breath. Yes, it’s hard work, but I just happen to love it!

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…

Bulk Trash Pick-Up, YAyy!

Well, you are getting another glimpse into the head of a professional organizer! Yes, a little weird, I know… I live in Prince George’s County, MD. and last month, our trash and recycling collection services now are able to pick up two bulky items per week on our regular collection day. What a Golden Opportunity to DeClutter your Space in this New Year, especially with Spring being right around the corner!!

A Professional Organizer’s Dream come True!!

Bulky items that will be accepted on a regular collection day can include couches, chairs, mattresses, carpet, doors, cabinets, and more. In lieu of two bulky items, residents can place two large trash bags tied and secured tightly with smaller items that include household décor and small appliances, such as toaster ovens, blenders, air fryers, or crock pots.

P.S. If you don’t like in PG County, MD, please check the bulk trash pick-up process in your local area. It’s well worth it to “Declutter Your Space”.

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.