So how are you doing with the laundry? The pile may begin in the spare room or on the futon in the office, but it will continues to grow! We may want to take a portion of the pile into our bedroom, fold them and put them away. It takes about 10 min., for real…
As I was preparing content for my blog and most recently for my new eBook; Order, Organize & Obedience, my lovely daughter, Mya, had agreed to write “The Organizing Story” for me. In addition, this story is a great lead in for my 2nd Annual Order Your Steps Women’s Workshop: DeClutter Your Mind, Coming in April. So please allow me the pleasure of presenting to you, none other than my own daughter, Ms. Myiesha.
Although she is not aspiring to become a world renowned author, she has been an avid writer since she was ten and self-published her first book “Last Look Back” at the age of 21. Myiesha is currently attending Graduate School at University of Maryland pursuing a Master’s degree in Library Sciences. She has also graciously agreed to pen “The Organizing Story”, a creative work of fiction to further illustrate the Psychology of Clutter.
So without any further ado, enjoy “The Organizing Story”….
“I’d like to explain how I work”, Rhonda said. She was having a sit-down with her newest client, Mariah Kellar. Rhonda is a professional organizer and usually liked to have a conversation before she began. “But first, would you consider yourself an organized person?” She asked Mariah.
Mariah took a moment to think about it. “Um,” She said. “I don’t know…yeah…maybe…yes! Definitely yes~”
Rhonda smiled at the woman’s indecisiveness. She was used to people being unsure about their organizing habits. After so many years as an organizer, she had seen people at every level of organization and she knew how to effectively help them proven in her 100% success rate. The reason for her success was simply because she was no normal organizer. “Organized? Well, there’s only one way to find out,” She said. “Let’s have a look see, hmm?”
Mariah was confused. “I don’t think I understand.”
“Give me your hand,” Rhonda said. Mariah eyed Rhonda warily, but put her hand in Rhonda’s anyway. “Please take a deep breath and close your eyes.” Mariah did as she was told. She was beginning to get worried that her time was being wasted. Rhonda was known as the best in her field, but for what Mariah was paying, she wouldn’t be able to afford it if Rhonda was wasting time. A few minutes passed and it seemed that nothing was happening. Mariah opened her left eye to take a peek, but to her surprise, Rhonda was gone.
“Wait, where’d you go?” Mariah asked, looking around annoyed. She definitely deserved a refund if all Rhonda was going to do was play hide-and-seek.
“I’m in here,” Rhonda yelled. She added, “And I don’t appreciate that last statement, I don’t do refunds. Good Lord, it’s a disaster area in here.”
“What?! Where’s here?” Mariah asked.
“I’m in your mind, Mariah, and I’ve got to say, you’re not organized at all,” Rhonda said.
“How can you say that? I’m not perfect, but I’m not a slob.”
“I know better than that. Just because you look organized on the surface doesn’t mean you’re an organized person. If the state of your mind is of any indication, I have my work cut out for me. Goodness gracious, when’s the last time you cleaned up in here?”
“Well, excuse me.” Mariah replied. “I’m not really sure how to clean up something I can’t get to. Besides you don’t understand, I’ve got a LOT going on”
“Good thing you called me then. You see, organizing begins in the mind. You need to get your mind in order first before you can begin organizing your space. You have to start getting rid of the things you’ve been holding to. Pick your priorities. Pick what’s really important to you and just let go of the rest.”
“You make it sound so easy.”
Rhonda chuckled. “It’s not, but it has to be done. I can’t organize your area if your mind is cluttered with things you don’t need. If I don’t start with your mind, it makes my job a lot harder because there’s no guarantee you’ll keep up with the order. If there’s no order to your brain, I’d be wasting my time organizing the rest of you. Does that make sense?”
“Yeah,” Mariah said and she understood how Rhonda became the best.
“Excellent,” Rhonda said, rolling up her sleeves preparing for the feat ahead of her. “Let’s get to work, shall we?”
Available for Pre-order, scheduled for release in June, 2019.
We’re expecting more snow in the DMV this week, so we must continue to work on our winter wardrobe. If you need any assistance in getting your closet organized, please just let us know.
The Holidays are a Time for Family! However, unfortunately, these times may also be hectic & stressful! Take a moment or two to de-clutter the mind and put a little Order in your space… and make this a time of rest, relaxation and reflection!
Some of us are transitioning into another phase of Living. Some are considering retirement and others have already retired. All the children grown, we are empty nesters, and possibly the family home has just become much too big? Maybe a smaller place with make more sense… No stairs, no lawn to mow, not as many rooms to clean!
In many cases, it’s been 25+ years in one house and we have accumulated a lifetime of stuff. So now it is time for us to decide what we really want to keep and it may no longer be an issue of what “stuff” the children want. Many of us are discovering that our children are not emotionally attached to the things that we hold dear. So where do we begin? A professional organizer, like me, may be just the answer!
Well, something to think about???
It’s time to begin to tackle our closet, using the organizing process. Step 1 is Sorting. Don’t forget to take a picture of your closet BEFORE you begin and I would love for you to send it to me. Just in case you get stuck along the way, I may be able to provide virtual support. Our journey has OFFICIALLY begun…..
NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be emailed to email@example.com. Virtual Sessions available upon request.
“Tackling Our Closet” – Step 1 – Sorting will be available on YouTube on Monday, January 29th. We will be asking you to EMAIL (not upload) pics to us as our project progresses. We will also be offering virtual sessions upon request (more details to follow). We hope that you will join us!
Instructor: Candy Speight
Are you so overwhelmed by all the stuff in your closet that you become stressed & frustrated EVERY time you have to find something to wear? Then this class is designed just for you. Stay Tuned for More Info on Launch Date!
Here’s a Sneak Peak…
Let us know what you think! All comments & feedback are welcome…..
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.
Please Watch & Enjoy!
… and let us know what you think.