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.

โ€‹๐“›๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“Ž๐“๐‘’ ๐’ท๐“Ž ๐’Ÿ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐’พ๐‘”๐“ƒ 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.

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  • 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.ย 
  • 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…โ€‹
  • 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…

๐’ซ๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐‘’ & ๐“—๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‚๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“Ž

If youโ€™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 ofย  Passion ~ Power ~ Purpose in your Lifestyle!

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Posted in Challenge, Decisions, Music of the Soul

I’m Not Into Country . . .

But, damn these beautiful souls just kick in country music’s MFer door! Like I said I’m not into country music but a huge fan of AGT suggested to me that I take a listen to them. These women made an intentional decision to show people who they are, and what their gifts are – those are the decisions that transform your life. I will be watching “Chapel Hart” to see if they get to where they want to be.

I love their energy!

Peace & Harmony

Posted in Blessings, Challenge, Self-Worth

Happy Friday!

SORRY FOR THE PREVIOUS VIDEO . . . .

Sit back – listen to the music – do some meditation

If it’s been a rough week for you, whatever obstacles you may have had in your way jot them down in a journal to use them as opportunities not failures.

Have a great weekend!

Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Posted in Arrangement, Color Therapy, Redesign

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Placement over Purchase Redesign

Imagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home.ย 

Below is a list of how I can help you with your Redesign Project.

Room Redesign:

  1. We start off with a tour of the space/room to be redesigned
  2. We assess the accessories and decor within the space
  3. I prefer โ€œplacement over purchaseโ€ – itโ€™s going shopping in your own home
  4. We put together a plan of action that can be started immediately
  5. If we need to purchase any items (paint, brushes, etc) we’ll do it before the project gets started
  6. We will start with removing all items from the space
  7. I do a deep clean of the space
  8. We start with our plan of putting items in their new homes
  9. We assess the space to see if it reflects the purpose and style we are achieving for the space
  10. Finalize with finishing touches to make the space your own

What room should you redesign next?

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Grace Notes:

  1. Use what you have decorating is easy and very economical and smart! The biggest thing holding us back is ourselves! We sometimes need to think out of the box a little and be willing to take a chance and learn something new.

     2. First of all it is most important to know which things in your home will look great used in new and fresh ways and which items wonโ€™t. This will be different for each of us.

     3. Hereโ€™s a rule of thumb from the Pros, the larger the item and the more of a focal point it is the harder it is to use if it is outdated or worn out. If it doesnโ€™t fit into the style youโ€™re after, get rid of it or move it to a new place where it can be centerstage.

     4. Paint is my โ€œmagicโ€ of choice when it comes to updating and refreshing decor in my home I want to give a new life to! A chair, clocks, a table, a pillow (yup!), legs of soft furnishings, curtains, buffets, garden stools, mirrors, coat racks, and more! 

   5. How about taking a piece of furniture or an accent from one room to another? I do this a lot! Especially with accent tables and chairs. I did this method with some lamps I have had for a while, my husband commented on the new lamps – I said โ€œno, we have had them for over ten years, theyโ€™re just in a new HOMEโ€.

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Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign ideas.

1. TURN A STOOL INTO A SIDE TABLE. – Repurpose a seat into a handy stand, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. Try one on its own, or cluster a few (even varied heights work). And remember less is more!

2. CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel humdrum over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.

3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired.

4. REARRANGE LAMPS AND SHADES. – Swap a bedside lamp with one from your desk or the living room, or simply switch the shades for a different look.

5. REDO A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configurationโ€”reposition a sofa, rotate a rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit. 

6. THINK CREATIVELY. – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.

7. RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF. – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up.

9. BRING OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS INSIDE. – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.

10. ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES. – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels, or buffets with keepsakes, from china to figurines. “There’s no point in keeping interesting items if no one ever sees them.

Redesign is the art of using existing items in a space to give it a fresh, new, designer look generally without having to buy a thing.ย 

Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Posted in Clean and Organize, Energy Designer, Lifestyle Coach, Unique Service

Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Posted in Actions, Energy, Focus

#IStandwithUkrainianPeople

The World Needs Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Posted in Hay House, Healthy Environments, Keeping Faith

If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change

Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Cheryl

Posted in Uncategorized

Tueday Tip

THE KIND OF CLIENT I DESIRE

I have been reading articles, listenting to podcasts, taking master classes on the subject of THE KIND OF CLIENT YOU DESIRE. For the last few months, the following story has come to mind several times.

The picture above is the Mystic River and the Drawbridge that separates Mystic from Groton in Southeastern CT. The brown brick building in the background is an Apartment, Retail and Office building. I had a client that moved into this building in the late 1980s, her apartment was on the top floor, corner apartment with huge windows that went from the high ceilings to the floor. I would take my lunch break in between cleaning jobs to watch the ships come in and go out . . . the best memories โ™ฅ

One summer they were filming a movie in this little Mystic Village – the movie was ๐“œ๐”‚๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ฌ ๐“Ÿ๐“ฒ๐”ƒ๐”ƒ๐“ช. I was blessed to be stuck in Mystic for the day during one of the filmings . . . the traffic, the film crews, the cars Oh My!! At first I was pissed that I couldn’t get to my other 2 cleaning jobs – then after some schedule rearranging, I was able to say “f**k it” let’s see if we can spots some stars. My client had binoculars in every room of her apartment – she either liked watching the boats and the view like myself or she was a stalker, I never found out for sure!

I got stuck on the best day at my clients. It was on THIS DAY to watch this scene:

The Idyllic Film Locations of Mystic Pizza โ€” LocationsHub

Okay, so I’m done rememorizing about being on the movie scene …..

I had only been cleaning in this building for about six – eight months, one day the door at the top of these narrow steep stairs the “Help” had to use was locked. I went back down the narrow, steep stairs into the lobby and took the elevator up to the floor of the apartments. The elevator stopped at a floor on the way up and two young ladies stepped inside, they looked my age maybe a couple years older. They were dressed for a day in the village . . . sorry to say but they looked “Preppy”. Me, I had on my “own version” of a uniform: beige Khaki shorts ironed with a crease down the middle, an ironed white t-shirt, work boots, some cool socks, sunglasses with my malticulously packed cleaning tote and bucket along with my best friend at the time “Ms. Oreck” (she had her own name badge…not kidding).

It was quiet in the elevator, I started humming to the sleepy elevator music. One of the young ladies turned around, looked at me up & down and said “next time use the service stairs, you people are not suppose to ride this elevator”. I said “what people?” she wouldn’t say anything, I repeated “what people?” the other girl now was checking me out up & down. I just stood there, still humming, standing proudly, standing with Self-Worth intact – because that was the soul purpose of these two . . . excuse me . . . bitches. Their purpose was to tear me down with that statement.

As they were exiting the elevator I said “Enjoy your day in Mystic ladies” and when the doors shut – I flipped them off – well I actually flipped off myself because the door on the inside of the elevator was like a mirror but it doesn’t matter I got it out of me….right? I thought to myself, I will have to tell my client in case these two ladies say something to management. Now, prior to this event I was not sure about the working relationship I had with this client – she was a little difficult to work with, I did like the challenge though. We butted heads on a few issues about cleaning, again I did like the challenge. I wasn’t quite sure how she was going to take this news of my confrontation of the other apartment tenants.

As I entered my client’s apartment she was going out, I said to her “I need to talk to you about something that just happened with a couple of tenants in the building”. I told her the story, she said “I will be right back, you can start cleaning wherever you like I’m going out for the day but I will be right back”. As she left my heart is beating, I can’t think of where she went to, what is she going to do? She was back within thirty minutes – she asked me to come into the kitchen, she had on the counter, a key (to the door that was locked at the top of those narrow stairs), a parking pass (that never expired), a sledge card (for me to take the elevator whenever I wanted to). She said she talked to management, that if those girls are the type of tenants they rent to she (my client) will not sign another years lease. I had wondered what kind of client she would be for me and my company – well I found out on that day.

SHE IS MY CLIENT – SHE IS THE CLIENT I DESIRE.

Moral of this story: don’t waste your time and effort to making sure that your clients are these “BIG TICKET CLIENTS” that will bring in a whole lot of moo-la, you need to make sure your client will stand toe-to-toe with you in your struggles, that they have the same passions, ethics, values that you carry with you throughout your day. Those are your clients, those that are willing to hold the gate open for you to a place where you can be respected and honored.

Peace โ™ฅ Harmony

Cheryl XO

Posted in Uncategorized

40 Years Today . . .

Bruce Springsteen โ€™s โ€œStreetsย ofย Philadelphiaโ€ was made purposely for the movie โ€œ Philadelphia โ€ which came out in 1993. Theย songย speaks mainly about pain and abandonment. And this is apparently because the movie it was made for centers on an abandoned homosexual lawyer who dies from AIDS.

Director Jonathan Demme used this to open his movieย Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer dying of AIDS. Demme asked Springsteen for a rock song to open his movie. Bruce started writing it based on lyrics he had previously written about the death of one of his friends, but it did not work over a rock beat. Springsteen sent what he came up with to Demme, considering it an unfinished demo. Demme loved it and felt it was perfect for his movie just as it was.

Springsteen recorded this in his home studio in New Jersey, where he did the entireย Nebraskaย album.

Demme wanted people not familiar with AIDS issues to see his film. He felt Springsteen and Young would bring an audience that would not ordinarily see a movie about a gay man dying of AIDS. The movie and the song did a great deal to increase AIDS awareness and take some of the stigma off the disease.

Tom Hanks added: “If you ever want to have a great moment in a motion picture, walk out a door and make sure they just put up a Bruce Springsteen song.” (Source: SongFacts)