Our hectic schedules coupled with our excess of stuff has many families overwhelmed with tidying up. From just about every client we've worked with we hear, "I just don't know where to start." It's okay to say so. Unless you are naturally organized you have every right to not understand how to process an excess of stuff. Just as your hair stylist knows better how to cut and style your hair, a professional organizer knows better how to regain control of a space gone wrong.
Families are increasingly more stretched for time, as a result of an increase in dual-income earning families, an increase in our children’s commitments, and, we own far more belongings than ever before. So much so that a $22 BILLION a year industry has been built around personal storage. Virtually all product trends and sales in the U.S. home organization products market are driven by the fact that North Americans have a lot of, and many consider too much stuff. Consumers s
Just thinking about cleaning out our excess clutter gives most of us anxiety. Not only is it the quantity of stuff to consider managing but also the quality of stuff too. What I mean by that is the hazardous waste, the oversized and out-dated appliances, tires, heaps of sensitive documents, etc. Having been through this process countless times, I've put together a resource list for the Fredericton region outlining organizations that facilitate rehoming and disposing of comm
My heart! A recent job involved helping a client downsize their 5 bedroom family home to a two bedroom apartment in a retirement residence. The family has a beautiful collection of china and flatware. It was a true honour to be granted the opportunity to help find new homes for these treasures. While taking inventory of the collection, I kept thinking about the love and stories shared at the table set with these gorgeous pieces. Many of these items I'm told were inherited
As women, we manage multiple aspects of not just our lives but also of our entire family’s lives. We wear many different hats and are expected to change those hats at the drop of a errr….hat. Our crew looks to us for gum, tissue, acetaminophen, a points card, etc. All this means that means we need to carry with us, a lot of stuff. A pocket book, a purse, a handbag, whatever you may call it, these handy bags are our lifeline. A day of errands, a road trip or even a full w
You aren't alone. So many of us struggle, for our own reasons, to let go of what has found its way into our space. That's ok. To move forward though, take a look at the below 9 reasons people struggle with letting go. From this starting point, you will more easily be able to reason with yourself on what you really value enough to keep and what you are okay passing on. #declutter #guilt #attachment #overwhelmedbyclutter #overwhelmed
Having a well-organized kitchen has always been a thing for me. I'm not a great cook but I do enjoy making a nice meal for my family and friends. So, of course, me being me, I thrive in an efficient space. I've had many varieties of pantries over the years and my current pantry wins the prize for the most challenging space to organize. It is narrow and deep. Putting items in this pantry without a system in place meant they were lost in the abyss that is the back of this