If you’re wondering where to start when organizing your home, developing a Transition zone is a great first step. This will give you an area to store school bags, purses, school papers, work bags, lunch totes and even overflowing amount of shoes that are scattered around your home.
Each family member can have their own space in this entryway to store their own personal belongings. Everyone will be able to drop their bags on the way in and scoop them up easily on the way out. This is perfect for bulky coats and sports equipment as well.
The end goal of this area is to install a habit with your family, by leaving these likely clutter items in this transition zone! In larger homes I have created Transition Zones on each floor – again each family is responsible for their own belongings.
Peace Harmony & Love
Let us know if you need help with this zone or motivational coaching.
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A cluttered home can simply drain you of energy; that much is pretty common knowledge. However, there are other hidden costs of clutter as well.
Clutter can drain your finances and schedule, too. That’s why it’s important to organize your home and workplace calendars along with the finances. Being informed about all monies coming out of or into your check, this way there is no surprises or crisis.
While you don’t need to have your cookbooks alphabetized or your shoes lined up according to the color (if I don’t it could be sleepless nights for me), it is important to have everything in its place and have that place be somewhere that has a purpose.
A professional organizer is more than someone who has a knack for cleaning. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), organizers use their expertise and tested principles to create custom systems for their clients. They teach organizing skills that help clients take back control of their environments, tame the paper piles, and keep their lives running smoothly with purpose.
A professional organizer can help with a variety of tasks, including:
Cross-country, Local moves
Life Transitions (Hospital to Home, Home to Assisted Living, etc.)
Professional Organizers Can Help Organize & Simplify Your Life
If you’re not sure if a professional organizer is for you, see if any of the following apply to you. You might need a professional organizer when:
Your paperwork has overflowed onto your office floor or kitchen countertops.
A family member passes away and you suddenly have all of his or her belongings in your home.
Your pantry shelves are falling down and the door no longer shuts.
You’re moving and you need creative organizational solutions.
Your home needs an organizational redesign.
You want to be organized, but it never seems to actually get done.
You have collections that aren’t being stored or displayed how you want them to be.
A professional organizer is different from a house cleaner – Except here at CCHC, I specialize in cleaning in a logistical method in order to find simple storage solutions as I clean the space. Someone who just cleans your space will come in for a couple of hours, tidy up your things, and then will leave without making decisions about where items are more functional in a space. A professional organizer will come into your home and help create solutions to tackle your immediate organizational problems. Afterward, they will work with you to create long-term strategies so you can achieve success in this area of your space.
If you think a professional organizer can help you create an organize & simplify life contact me today @ (860)961-6824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would be thrilled to help you find clarity in life!
I just want to know one thing. . . Does Marie get pissed off like I do when the piece of clothing doesn’t freakin’ stand up . . . I know I know it means I didn’t fold right. Okay, Let me get back to finding my joy! Enjoy the folding session.
Here’s to your clothing standing tall!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
Are you looking to gain Clarity in your life? Comment me @ email@example.com. We can talk about what the next step will be, you already made the first step. I’m so proud of you.
I have clients ask me “do you ever see the mess, dirt and trash when you go into people’s cluttered homes?” I always reply with “Nope, I just see a whole lot of decisions not made.” The reasons people continue to have a relationship with their clutter is many. In the last 25 years of organizing homes and offices, I found that many times people just don’t know what to do with their stuff. I have seen some great “Start & Stop” processes in my coaching, you know where someone did take the time to organize all the mail sitting in a mound on the far end of the kitchen counter. But, then it becomes overwhelming and doing nothing seems more reasonable then deciding on the right place to put something. You just need to make a decision . . . right or wrong it doesn’t matter.
You know you have this person in your circle of family & friends – don’t lie!
The ones that has that cookie tin in their hands, the tin with the really cute picture of a kitten and snowman looking adorable. They are thinking maybe someone in the family can use it? Maybe they will use it next Christmas. They walk it around the house trying to find that perfect home for it, taking it and fitting it in the bookcase – damn it’s just a little too wide. Then, they try to put it on a table, it doesn’t look right with the Spring decor. Then they see a spot, they pick up speed as they dash across the room to the same exact freakin’ spot they took it from. So, now we know where the new home is – It’s called “Indecision Island” where all the misfits of the clutter end up, it’s really called the kitchen table!
Make decisions in small, daily steps to clean and organize a space. Pick a small space like the kitchen table or one kitchen counter, keep consistent with daily small organizing tasks. One tool I have used with my clients is once the space is organized, clean it – make it sparkle. That small task will give you a sense of accomplishment and boost your mental health.
Make a Decision Today, Don’t be the person carrying the cookie tin around the house!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
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Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to organize your life?
Most people look at their clutter, feel tired and overwhelmed, and then go back to ignoring it as the piles get larger and larger.
They think let’s ignore it because it has become unmanageable plus it’s an easier choice. As the piles grow, they feel more overwhelmed, more exhausted, more stressed. But for a variety of personal reasons, they choose to ignore it still.
Soon, they pay money to warehouse the clutter somewhere, toss it all without giving it any thought, or live with it because they’ve developed a hoarding situation. Hoarding is a clear case of not making decisions, because it’s too emotional, too hurtful, or you just don’t know where to start.
Most people give up before they begin because organizing their space feels and looks like such a huge job. The trick is to take the overwhelming feeling out of the process. We do that by focusing on taking one step (zone=area of home or office) at a time:
Pick a zone to start with, such as closets.
Select one item of clothing at a time and choose whether or not you still like, use and need the item in your hand. (I say to myself “have I used this is the past 6 months?)
Choose a Home to keep that item and place it there.
Repeat these steps with the next zone.
Figure out what’s important to you. Is it your health and well being, happiness, family, work, friends? Awesome! Knowing what’s most important to you is a valuable tool in helping you get and stay motivated to organize your life without feeling overwhelmed.
As always, if you require additional support and guidance, hire a professional you feel comfortable working with. You can contact Cheryl @ CCHC for a free 30 minute consultation to help you get started with your organizational journey.
A Clean & Tidy space is only a few mini projects away. Here are 5 fast tips for helping you keep your space sparkling and organized.
Dishwasher is not just for dishes: Go around the house and collect the toys, soap dishes, car cup holders, sponges, pet dishes, dish racks. Put them all in the dishwasher and send them through a clean cycle.
Wear The Glove Around The House: I have an extra pair of rubber gloves (label them) that I wear around house to wipe down furniture, pillows, blankets, lamp shades, stuffed animals, baseboards, door trims, small area rugs, and table clothes to get crumbs off.
Gather up your wagon partner: Grab a wagon and wheel around to every room to pick up the belongings that need to be placed back to their home.
Hang Coats: Hang all the coats laying around the house, and straighten up the shoes and boots by your entry door.
Make The Bed: It will be your first task of the day, it will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and then another task. It’s a reminder that the little things do matter.
If you’re looking for help with holistic clean & organize services, along with redesign in your spaces before your holiday guests arrive or after they leave give me a call to schedule a consultation to learn more about my unique concept of holistic cleaning and organizing method to bringing form and function to a space.