What is organization?
What is organization? To me, it is just as much a mental aspect as it is a physical put-together space. I have not figured out my enneagram number but I know I thrive when things are in order. Before I start anything I have to have a picked up clean space. Buying new school supplies and setting up my binders with new crisp tabs was the best time of the year. I hate to say I can not function in chaos (because I have four kids and sometimes life is chaotic) but having order gives me the balance I need to take care of my family.
At the end of the day most of us need jobs and income. But for me it had to go deeper. It had to have impact. It had to help people. It could not be just about making money. I prayed over all of these wants and wishes and Organized by Di was born. I knew I was good at it. I knew it would help people.
“I feel like the mental aspect of organizing and having systems is straight forward. Except its not. We love our stuff. We become attached to our stuff. And its overwhelming to sort through it. I am aware of that and I have the utmost respect for my clients and their spaces.”
I understand there may be tears as we go through some big areas of their homes. We can hug it out and keep going. I always ask my clients to close their eyes and picture the space. What does it look like if it was organized and functional? Envision it. See every single detail down to the color of basket. Now open your eyes. How do you feel? How does that make your mind and your heart feel? We have our goal and that’s where we start.
I am not a counselor but I do love seeing people become who they say they want to be. I love to coach. Getting your home in order allows you to focus your time and energy on what matters most.
Once we get the design concept planned out I get to work.
- remove everything from the space
- clean the empty space
- go through all the items that were removed
- create a trash, a donate and a keep pile with the clients help
- put all the keep items back into the space in an organized manner (bins, hangers, labels, etc)
- haul off the trash and donate piles
Again, it sounds simple…but we all know it gets heavy once you get into it. That is where my job comes in…to keep things going and ask for the decisions. I am constantly reminding my clients of their end goal, their vision, as we work through their stuff.
“your home should be the antidote to stress not the cause of it.” -Peter Welsch