Silly Me! I’ve been a Professional Organizer for several years now and until now, my marketing has been micro-focused… addressing topics that are near and dear to my heart. But since moving to Myrtle Beach last year and talking with current/potential clients, I’ve learned something very important… something I took for granted. Many people don’t know what a Professional Organizer does. When they hear the term, they immediately think of the tv show “Hoarders” and think I only work with people who suffer from the extreme, compulsive hoarding disorder. This cannot be further from the truth.
So this month seems like the perfect time to address this very question. It’s the beginning of a new season and of a new school year when people have a renewed interest in learning and education. And since there are various directions in which a Professional Organizer can specialize, I will address just a few of the key areas in which I help my clients.
The saying that “truth is stranger than fiction” strikes again…
Recent headlines tell of a mystery man who paid his parking ticket 44 years late. The $2 ticket was issued in 1974. The driver indicated in a note he enclosed with a $5 bill, “I’ve been carrying this ticket around for 40-plus years always intending to pay.” The driver’s return address?… "Feeling guilty, Wayward Road, Anytown, Ca.” This story appeared the
In 5 minutes or less, could you access your critical life documents no matter where you are in the case of an unexpected emergency/disaster?
The past year has been an eye-opening experience for me from a Life/Emergency Preparedness perspective. I’ve always considered myself an organized person when it came to my home, my possessions, my paperwork, etc. However I had a couple of life-changing events this past year that caused me to become even more focused on this topic.
The first event was my permanent move to Myrtle Beach 1 month into its 6-month long Hurricane season. Before then,
Have you ever heard of “Give your Stuff Away Day” This Professional Organizer had not but recently stumbled across it. Mike Morone is trying to establish the twice-per-year event occurring in May and again in September.
This month, the day is being celebrated on Saturday, May 19. The premise is that everyone has items in their homes
I’m passionate about a lot of different things but being an Eco-Conscious Professional Organizer makes my short list. What does that mean? It means that not only do I live my life promoting a simpler/uncluttered way of life but I do so with an emphasis on promoting Mother Earth’s sustainability. But I only do with thoseindividuals who share my values and I
Did you know that March is National Craft Month? If you’re like me, you like to do a variety of crafts… though finding/making the time to do them is a different story. However, I was recently contacted by a woman who was interested in my help for organizing her craft supplies. She, too, LOVES to craft. The good news, or the bad news in her case, is that she works at a big box craft store so she has amassed so many craft supplies that she readily admits could open her own chain of craft stores. In honor of this woman, all people who love to craft and yes, in honor of Craft Month,
How many times have you said to yourself:
Well, lucky for you and for all of us that February is National Time Management month. It’s a reminder that we need to take a step back and determine WHAT’S not working as it relates to our calendars/schedule and more importantly, WHY. Time Management is so far reaching that I could write a different blog post about it every day of the year. But I’ve decided to give you some of my favorite tips for managing my time and hopefully yours…
Did you know that January is GO Month? GO is an acronym for Get Organized. And GO Month is a month-long campaign promoted by the NAPO, the National Association of Productivity & Organizing professionals. GO Month promotes the benefits of working with an Organizing or Productivity professional.
According to an article in PRnewswire.com last year, here are some statistics about disorganization which I found fascinating and think you might as well:
When you’re trying to declutter your life, the holiday season can be challenging. It’s so easy for people to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of commercialism, shopping and sales. But use this holiday as an opportunity to take a step back. If you are truly trying to declutter your life of materialistic objects, this is the perfect time to tell loved ones what you want, or don’t want, for the holidays. More specifically, the holidays are is the perfect time to discuss green, eco-conscious gifting.
Here are some of my favorite tips to make it through the holidays unburdened with extra stuff…
I try to give thanks everyday for my loved ones, my life and the things that are important to me. Do I succeed 100% of the time? Absolutely not but on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate myself a 9. November, however, is the month that we are reminded to be grateful thanks to Thanksgiving. So I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about some of the things I’m grateful for.
I’m grateful for: