The world I want to live in

Corrina Gordon Brown’s blog on ‘Movement marketing’ http://youinspireme.co.uk/2013/what-you-should-really-be-marketing/ got me thinking.  What sort of world do I want to live in and how does my business fit in with it?

Calm, productive homes

I want people to enjoy living in their domestic environment.  I want them to be able to find the stuff they need when they need it.  I’d like to help them organise their space so that they can maximize storage and minimize searching.  A place where everything has a natural home.  A place where they can feel at ease because ease is built in.

A clutter busting session isn’t about getting rid of all your treasured possessions.  It’s about rediscovering the gems you own and have forgotten.  It’s about housing possessions in a more effective manner so they are hard to lose and easy to find.  It’s about reclaiming your physical space which has the happy byproduct of increasing your mental space and well being.  It’s about loving the place you live in and looking forward to going home at night.

Do you share my vision?

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It doesn’t necessarily need a full day to get this kind of order back in your life.  If you’d like to know more about how de-cluttering can de-stress your life, get in touch!  I’d love to help.

Call Christine on 07794978095

Getting Organised

This resource has been written by the Devon members of the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (www.apdo-uk.co.uk)

How much have I to sort?

A useful assessment tool can be found at: www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding/assessment_tools.aspx#cir.

If you are rated at a 3 or 4 then you can start a sort with the tips below. If you are at a 5 or above then this may be the time to call an organiser for professional help to make identifiable progress.

Top tips

  • Focus on a specific area such as one room or one area of the room, for example: the wardrobe.  We meet lots of clients that have tried to take on the whole house at once and feel overwhelmed. Take one step at a time and prove to yourself what you can do.

 

  • Set a timer to set to work in a time frame that suits you.  A half hour start is usually a good idea. If you can put aside an hour then great.  In our experience it helps to segment the task into half hour or hour slots so you can see progress. Most of our sorting sessions are around 3 hours and that is with someone there to motivate you. On your own an hour is more realistic.

 

  • Make space for you and make sure that time is yours to focus on organising that space. Turn off the mobile. Schedule the time and make sure people know you are busy that morning or afternoon. Many of our clients give so much to other people it has been difficult for them to find the time to work on their own home and comfort.

 

  • Be kind to yourself.  This means that you should go with a comforting cup of tea in hand and have a reward for your efforts in mind. But it also means that you do not have to be harsh with yourself and throw everything out. We have found that reorganising and storing items well can make much more living space. However charity shops and recycling centres will be glad to receive what you no longer want or need.

 

  • Think of your requirements and needs so that your living space reflects who you are and your interests. Most of us don’t want to live in a minimalist magazine shot home.  However we do deserve a comfortable and functional home where we can have fun with friends and family. Our testimonials from happy clients tell us that rediscovering their living space is genuinely life enhancing.

 

Good luck with getting organised.  Let us know how you get on. 

If you need help getting started or finished do call one of us.