What Does an Organized Life look Like?

Based on the comments I received over the past several years as a professional organizer, there are two major components that defines an organized life:

1. Stuff, clutter, items, boxes, etc.

2. Thoughts & emotions.

Life is not meant to be too organized, we don’t want to live in a rut, however, we would like to have a degree of routine & predictability.

“Life is like an ocean, always moving, changing, developing and we need to be like a well-seasoned captain of our vessel.”  CSRoth

We want change but we are kinda used to doing things the same way. It is interested that major changes in our life causes MUCH stress!   A new house, new job, new baby, etc.  All of which causes us to assess our life as it is and consider making major adjustments.

  • We want life to be flexible, spontaneous, but to be prepared for the unexpected drama
  • We want life to be simple and not too stressful
  • We want some control, not utter chaos
  • We want to have fun and enjoy life at its fullest, every day!

All of these things require some degree of organization.  So how do we get there? I believe that that in order to minimize the chaos of life, the one thing that had to change was YOU!   “It is not how the situation looks, it is how we look at the situation”.

We had to take a real serious look at what we wanted and need in life.  Now life is not perfect, nor should we expect it to be, but there should be some semblance of peace and order.

Suggestions:

  • Take a few moments to invest in our future.  Jot down some notes on our life as we know it today…. we might be amazed at how our life looks on paper!
  • Take a look at those things that we would like to see changed, Big and small.
  • Does clutter of any kind, have an impact on those changes?  For example, we need a bigger house.  Again, we might be amazed how much more room we might have when we de-clutter.  I need a new job, because I can’t ever seem to get anything done around here.  Etc. etc. etc.

It is very difficult to change something, without understanding our current state and our desired outcome.

So, I guess that there is no one answer, an organized life looks different to different people…

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!

Conquering the Paper Clutter Monster

One of the most Notorios Culprit in the Organizing World is the Paper Clutter Monster!!

One of the biggest challenges in organizing is decluttering paper. Paper comes in your mail every single day and just continues to accumulate…But it can be conquered!

Here are a few tips that may be helpful!

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…

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…