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Jul 06

Independence Day

Gain Your Independence From Clutter!4th of July

Every July, we in the United States celebrate Independence Day. It is a wonderful holiday filled with family, fun, and fireworks. As a Professional Organizer and Bringer of Calm, I would like you to also celebrate your own independence day – and that is independence from clutter!

If you struggle with overwhelm and too much stuff, summer is the perfect time to tackle clutter removal projects. Here are some tips to get you started. Please post some Before & After pictures of your problem area and the results you experience. Being free of clutter will give you room to breathe. And how important is that?!

Start small

As the old saying goes, start in a corner and work your way out. 

Allocate a block of time that will allow to start AND finish a project (If you only have a 1/2 hour to allocate, work in the junk drawer, or trunk of your car.

The KEY questions

Do I LOVE it?

Do I USE/WEAR it?

Does it serve me well?

Could it serve someone else better?

80 / 20 Rule

We only use/wear 20% of our stuff. If you do not believe this to be true, test it with your clothes in the closet. Turn all hangers around so that they face forward. As you wear an item of clothing, flip the hanger around so it is facing the back of the closet. At the end of three or six months, you will have a clear picture of which clothes you actually wear. With that knowledge, ask yourself the KEY questions (above) again, and let go of the excess.

Like-with-like

Think like a merchandiser and use like-with-like organization. In your closet put sleeveless with sleeveless and short sleeves with short sleeves. In your kitchen storage area, put baking goods with baking goods, spices with spices

Remember, your time is allocated based on your priorities

If it is truly important to you, you will get it done. If you continually say you have no time to get organized, track where you are spending your time and you will clearly see where your priorities lie.

Ask for help

Whether it is a friend, family member, or a professional like me, seek the help you deserve. There is no need for additional stress and frustration to an already overwhelming situation. As they say, two hands are better than one so stop procrastinating. Get the help you need, get the calm you crave, and start enjoying intentional living.

 

If you have tried to get organized before but keep backsliding, contact Andrea today. With many satisfied clients, you will benefit from her tried and true method of organizing. For more information or to make an appointment click on the Get Started tab. For clients who do not live in the metro-Phoenix area, travel and virtual coaching are available.

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