It’s no secret that staying organized is hard. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard for me sometimes, too! Before I started my business, I would come home from my full-time job and slowly chip away at the mounds of my own belongings in order to give myself some type of system in the small space I was living in. I had moved around all my life and never focused much on decluttering, so I was going through boxes in the basement that hadn’t been touched in 10 years and I was frustrated with the slow process! Let’s face it, I wanted to relax when I got home from work, not go through dusty old boxes with spiders. NO THANKS! Although I was always very organized with my belongings, I found myself getting overwhelmed because, well, stuff can be overwhelming.
Speaking of overwhelming, the events of the last few years haven’t been easy on anyone. It seemed like all of us were sent down some sort of… organization-yellow-brick-road during the shutdown. Many thrived as they re-did their entire house and organized every single nook and cranny. Do you want to know why? Organization brings peace, order, and makes us feel in control. So, during one of the most uncertain/rollercoaster/crazy time of our lives, it’s no surprise that we organized our houses and gave them a little facelift.
With a world is full of unknowns, we find ourselves stressed about things out of our control. Did you know that over 40 million adults in the US have anxiety? 40 MILLION. I personally have struggled with anxiety, and a major positive shift came when I realized it had a lot to do with a lack of control of the unknown. Everything I was anxious about was something I had no control over because it was something that had not happened yet. SO, moral of this story is I found that getting organized made me feel in control. It gave me a sense of calm in the chaos and why not control the things you CAN?? Since there’s plenty of things we can’t.
But let’s talk about those friends with projects that remain half-finished. Maybe it’s you reading this right now. We can be honest with ourselves, organizing isn’t for everyone. And that’s totally okay! I’ve found a million reasons why people can’t, or simply don’t want to organize such as they’re physically not able to, they don’t have time, they would rather do anything else with their time, etc. So, what do you do if organization isn’t (or can’t be) your thing? Live in disorganization and clutter for the rest of your life? NO. There are professional organizers for that!
Let’s get down to the good stuff: the benefits of hiring a professional organizer. Well, to start, you get a friend. We’re reliable because we’re so organized, and the relationship can really be whatever you want to make it. You’ll find yourself having coffee with us and chatting while we organize, texting us asking if we found that blue notebook you’ve been looking for, and asking when we’re coming back to do the next room because you just can’t stop looking at the first. We push you to consider the alternatives, hold your hand when you’re feeling overwhelmed, and we make your dreams for your space come true.
I get an unmatched sense of joy in being able to help people live the lives they’ve always dreamed of. My favorite question is always “if you could have everything you dreamed of, what would this space look like?”. People often surprise themselves with the answer because it usually means less stuff.
Some comments I often hear are: “But I’m okay with being disorganized! It’s just who I am”. Let me stop you right there. Aside from the tons of research about this topic, I know from experience that organization can lead to higher productivity and less stress; so hopefully if you are disorganized, you’re not okay with it. In an article by Beaumont linked here, they describe some key benefits of organizing: better sleep, stress relief, more “me time”, healthier lifestyle, and more productive at work. Hiring a professional organizer will give you the tools you need to get organized, stay organized, and achieve a higher quality of life.
Whenever I organize my space, I feel more focused and less stressed because there’s less distractions in the back of my mind. Even just making my bed every morning makes a HUGE difference. When I stay organized, I’m not thinking about that laundry that I never folded, or those shoes I tripped over on the way out the door because there’s not a good place for them. I’m not sitting on the couch looking at clutter peeking around every corner and getting overwhelmed by it. If you’re unable to relax because you’re sitting there thinking of how you should get up and put some stuff away, that provokes negative emotions of frustration. How many times have you just looked around at your space and been stressed at the sight of it?
Your space should be a sanctuary; a place that you love and can relax in. It should make you happy. Let’s put it this way, your space is a reflection of you – how do you feel? Hiring a professional organizer is an investment in your home, but also in yourself. It’s something that improves your quality of life and reduces stress in a world that is so stressful. Organizers create a system that is easy to maintain in the long run. Whether it’s your closet, garage, files and bills, makeup, junk drawers, those batteries you can never find when you need them, etc. organization truly impacts every aspect of your day-to-day life. So, make sure you’re grabbing that bull by the horns and showing it who’s boss.
You got this.