I am an organizer. at heart. yes, I am human & have times where there are dishes in the sink & a stack of papers on my desk, but for all intents & purposes, the infrastructure of organization that exists in my home is spot on. that’s why when it comes to organization, this is my favorite picture ~
this picture melds the concepts of home filled with abundance with absolute order, but that abundance is contained totally within the space that is dedicated to those particular items ~ in this case pantry food storage. there is a place for everything & everything lives in its space. it is the perfect intersection of function with form. logical, but beautiful.
when I begin to work with a new client, one of the first things I tackle is getting all like items together. I recently did a 1-day kitchen organization project for a client. approximately 25% of their kitchen storage had been allotted to office items even though there was a dedicated home office. a mini-library of books & magazines also existed in this kitchen. every portion of the counter tops were covered & the cabinets & drawers were bulging. we not only relocated many boxes of items that belonged in other rooms in the house, but filled up my jeep with box upon box that I took to goodwill for them.
when I finished, there was breathing room in that kitchen & it felt so clean & open. mismatched mugs & water-bottles from companies & conferences were edited down to the couple’s right-sized favorites. what we kept, from wedding presents from 30 years ago to cookware & utensils, was either needed, functional or had true meaning to the pair.
some rooms serve several functions & every home & family is different, so when I organize, I ask lots of questions so the end result works for that client not only on the day I leave, but every day after that.
it is not a huge investment to get your home organized & the end result will always deliver to the client tremendous relief & peace of mind as well as they find they have more time & money saved due to increased efficiency. I can do everything at once or we can break things into little mini-projects like the kitchen project above. contact running in stilettos for a complimentary consultation!
do what you love & delegate the rest!
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