Posted in Clean and Organize, Clutter, Decisions

Making Intentional Decisions

In 1995, I found myself recleaning the same clutter in clients’ homes. I decided to ask a few clients that I was close to if I could apply my C – O – R + method in their homes.

I had “absolutely” from everyone. I sat with them explaining that while cleaning their homes, I had noticed that I can no longer fit one more bottle of cleaning products under the kitchen sink or fit one more pair of shoes into the hallway closet.

I explained my C – O- R + method: the acronyms stand for CLEAN – ORGANIZE – REDESIGN + so much more. I told them that I was noticing clutter in spaces where I kept recleaning and tidying up each week. I explained together we could come up with systems that can make the home functional, and efficient with purposeful spaces.  I discussed how from then on when I clean their homes,  I would organize drawers, cabinets, and closets along my path of cleaning. 

When I finished my first home with my new method – it was celebrated by the family giving notes and cards when I arrived at their home the following week. 

The notes mentioned items like Time Saving, Saving money at the grocery store because of no more overbuying, and finding paperwork for school or work easier, getting out of the door on time in the mornings.

After leaving that home with cards and notes in hand, I decided to make an intentional decision for my business that the Clean – Organize – Redesign method will become the foundation of my cleaning company.

I found a niche in the then-saturated cleaning business. It has served clients well over the last 27 years, In 1999 I brought the method into commercial cleaning, which lead to helping out small doctors’, and lawyers’ offices get organized and be more efficient businesses.

This new business foundation solved a problem for my clients, it fit the 3 priorities I found to make the final decision to interweave this method into my business. 

I would leave my clients homework when they were having a hard time making those decisions, here is the homework I would leave them: 

1-minute blueprint for making difficult decisions

  • What is the problem that needs to be solved? (declutter clients’ homes)
  • Identify your top priorities for having the problem solved  (keep it to 3) (save client time, save labor, extra$)
  • List them in the order of importance  (save client time, save labor, extra$)
  • Write the 3 priorities in their order, and post them where they’re visible

The next time they had to make a difficult decision, they could evaluate their options through what they learned is most important to them.

Below is a 10/10 sheet, ten spaces, ten minutes – these are spaces where you’re going to see quick visuals of organizing, it helps to keep you motivated for your next challenge.

Peace & Harmony

𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓁𝓎 𝒪𝓇𝑔𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓏𝑒𝓇

Posted in Clean and Organize, Declutter, Redesign

If Your Home Could Speak

What would it say? Help me, please with my struggles.

Well, you ended up at the right place for solutions.

𝓛𝒾𝒻𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓎𝓁𝑒 𝒷𝓎 𝒟𝑒𝓈𝒾𝑔𝓃 can save you real chunks of time, money, space, and energy, de-cluttering and organizing will organically show you why being organized matters. If you must break it down, here are only “a few” of the hundreds of ways that becoming organized can and will transform your life.

𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓗𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝒪𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇

  • Being organized will reduce the tension and stress in my life. I will feel calmer, clearer, more focused, and more motivated.
  • Being organized will simplify my busy life by allowing me to get things done faster and become more effective at problem-solving. 
  • Being organized will start aligning my world towards my goals and dreams, freeing up my mind and space to focus more on the real priorities in all aspects of my life.
  • Being organized will save me money. I will know exactly where everything is and how much I already have. My valuable earnings can finally be allocated for things that I really need.
  • Being organized and de-cluttering will give me more freedom, time, and energy. I don’t have to get frustrated looking for stuff anymore and I can become more efficient and productive.
  • Being organized will bring me closer to achieving my full potential by increasing my focus and motivation.
  • Being organized and excess-free will eliminate my excuses for not paying enough attention to more important things in life.
  • Being organized and purging will help me move forward, leaving past negative experiences in the past where they belong.
  • Being organized will eliminate my excuses of “not being ready” for that unexpected visit, for pursuing my passions and new opportunities, and for being quick and sharp on my feet. Instead of procrastinating, staying stuck, feeling guilty, wishing, or hoping…​
  • Being organized will allow me to regain control of my life with a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Lifestyle “Other Stuff” In OrdeFrom vehicle interiors to holiday decorations, from shopping to donations!

  • Holiday decorations removal and repacking
  • Organizing vehicle interiors
  • Organizing products and supplies shopping assistance (purchases and returns)
  • Consignment, donation, and recycling activities for tax benefits and convenient disposal
  • Partnerships with charities, animal hospitals, and orphanages for donations.
  • and more…

𝒫𝑒𝒶𝒸𝑒 & 𝓗𝒶𝓇𝓂𝑜𝓃𝓎

If you’re looking for direction beyond this article, my Coaching Pathways Programs could be tailored for you. Book a Complimentary Session today to discuss your circumstances. I look forward to guiding you down the pathways to achieve your clarity of  Passion ~ Power ~ Purpose in your Lifestyle!

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Peace ♥ Harmony

Posted in Clean and Organize, Clutter Coach, Lifestyle Coach

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Peace & Harmony
Cheryl
Posted in #creativity, Clean and Organize, inspiration, Redesign

“Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!”

𝙿𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚎 ♥ 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚢

Posted in Clean and Organize, Holistic Cleaning, Holistic Organizing, Redesign, workplace

𝓢𝓾𝓷𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓐𝓯𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓷𝓸𝓸𝓷 𝓜𝓾𝓼𝓲𝓬 ♪ ♫ ♪

Be Careful out there . . .

Be Kind . . .

Be Helpful . . .

Be Healthy . . .

Wear a Mask . . .

Get Vaccinated . . .

Keep your community Healthy . . .

Support Small Businesses . . .

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 ♥ 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂

Posted in Clean and Organize, Clutter Coach, Redesign

Happy Monday

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 ♥ 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂

𝓒𝓱𝓮𝓻𝔂𝓵 𝓧𝓞

Posted in Clean and Organize, Memories, Peace

It’s Too Hot . . .

What else is there to do on this hot-humid-sweltering day . . . Get your boogie shoes on and dance in a cool space!

Peace ♥ Harmony

Cheryl XO

Posted in Clean and Organize, Declutter

Quintessential Anthem 2020

This was the first 45 I put on the record player in my very first apartment.

Do you remember your first apartment?

Peace ♥ Harmony

Cheryl XO

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Posted in Clean and Organize, Holidays, Home organizing

20 Ideas To Declutter Before The Holidays

20 Ideas To Declutter Before The Holidays

I know . . . it may feel a bit unusual to declutter before the holidays. It took some time but I had finally convinced my organizing clients if you declutter and organize the home BEFORE the holidays you would actually enjoy the season with the family.

Let’s showcase the home and your lifestyle to make room for the holiday festivities either in person or online. You get to choose how you participate in this most memorable holiday season. Being intentional with a clear mindset about how you will celebrate will create a most meaningful holiday with family and friends near and afar.

Declutter the home before the holidays: 20 Ideas to create a mindful holiday

  1. Kitchen Pantry ~ Start in the pantry. There are probably things in there you don’t remember where they came from. Check the expiration date on the items to make sure it still good if it is and you won’t use it put items in a box and drop off at your local food bank. If they are currently NOT taking donation please consider making a monetary donation . . . Thanks!
  2. Closets ~  This is a wonderful time to look at the clothes you purchased in the last year. Will you wear it again? If no, give them to a friend, consign them, donate them or bring to a local thrift shop or Goodwill.
  3. Give Away Warmth ~  Take your extra winter coats, gloves, scarves, and socks (New) to a homeless shelter. Warmth is in high demand this holiday season.
  4. Books ~ I love giving books for gifts! I found this great idea from a vintage book I bought years ago; write a letter on the inside cover about why you choose the book for someone you care about. If you find it as hard as I do to let go of books, Dedicate them to a new heart & home helped me. Looking to re-gift this year ~ start with your books.
  5. Bye ♪ Bye ♫ Bye ♪ Gifts ~ Remember the gifts you ended up with at the company office holiday swaps – you never took them out of the box or bag. Say bye, bye, bye!
  6. Medicine Cabinet ~ Check the expiration dates on anything over a year long. Dump your old stuff responsibly.
  7. Design Items ~ What graces your shelves and countertops? If you’re going to do some holiday decorating it may be the best time to let go of some vases, candlesticks, and other decors you don’t use anymore. Yes To Less Dusting!
  8. Paper management ~ There will be pleather of incoming paper over the next couple of months catalogs, cards, to mention a few. Start the new year with a clean slate along with an organized area.
  9. Junk Drawers ~   Get into those junk drawers and toss all the things you’ve been holding onto – this is a great drawer to re-gift items for grandkids, nieces, nephews, coworkers. My mom used to say “One man’s junk is another’s treasure”.
  10. Make-up! ~ I think we all have simplified our make-up routines since Covid has been in town. Get rid of the stuff you aren’t wearing and don’t enjoy anymore. I want to add a Housekeeping note: this is a good time to replace or clean your make up brushes and wands. TIP: DAWN dish detergent (2 drops) works wonderfully!
  11. DIFY Goodies ~ Do It For Yourself crafts are a great escape. This is a whole season of some very different memories from those of the past. Make room to create scrapbooks, vision boards, crafts to celebrate the year 2020, to make it meaningful.
  12. Health Check-Ups ~ Schedule your routine appointments and screenings now so you don’t have to think about them. See if Tele-Health options are available – I do know at this point of the pandemic you have the option to ask your doctor, for a Tele-Appointment Great health makes life simpler.
  13. Burdens ~ Make sure you make room on your calendar for the things that make the holidays purposeful to you and your family by getting rid of the things that burden you.
  14. The Drama ~ I believe this is more important this year than any other year, clear up the family drama. You can simplify the gatherings you know that are coming either in person or over Zoom this year. This is brain clutter, clear mental clutter so you can welcome peace and calm back into your life. Without this brain clutter, you will become a more productive, happier, and all-around healthier soul.  
  15. Your Finance ~ Gift, events, travel and other seasonal items will put pressure on you to spend more. Assess your dollars now and make decisions about what you have to budget for the holidays. Avoid splurges and creating new debt for the coming year – be completely transparent and honest about your finances.
  16. Mental Clutter ~ This pre-season release of all of the mental clutter like perfection, comparison, doubts, and expectations will give the holiday season a chance to delight you and your family.
  17. Morning Chaos ~ Do you ever dream of a morning when having time to watch the leaves blow, the snowfall, or ocean waves rolling in? You can set your alarm clock earlier than usual then you can get up to listen to your favorite music, read a book, or quietly pray or meditate. Simplify the morning chaos and make time for YOU!
  18. Busy & Clutter life ~ Simple. Say Goodbye!
  19. The Guilt . . . Let it go! ~ Give and do what you can. Let go of any quilt that says it’s not enough. It is enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH.
  20.  Emails & Cell Phone ~ Clean up your phone by dumping apps and deleting old contacts. Unfollow and unsubscribe in order to make more space in your inbox and social feeds. To really show up this holiday season – show up UNPLUGGED (if you can).

Choose a few or all of these 20 ideas to declutter your lifestyle before the holiday season. Think about how you want to enjoy the holidays. Be intentional and mindful about what rituals, activities or traditions will make it meaningful for you.

Declutter now for less stress and a more merry and easier lifestyle!

Peace ♥ Harmony

Cheryl XO