Hi, I'm Jennifer
Hi there! My name is Jennifer. I am a wife, new mother, and professional organizer. I love finding new and creative ways to keep homes organized.
Organizing challenges are extremely common. Chances are you have your own love/hate relationship with organization, or you know someone who struggles with their own home. Having an accountability partner to help you get your space in shape is a great idea. Like going to the gym with a friend, organizing with a partner can give you the boost you need to achieve your goals!
Clutter places an added strain on relationships, so when working with someone to tackle their clutter (or your own) remember that you cannot force motivation. All parties involved need to be motivated to organize and clear a space. If you must force the issue with a friend, family member (or with yourself!), it will not work. Yelling at or lecturing someone will not help the issue. If someone you know is struggling, try to ask them how the clutter has adversely affected their lives. Have they missed appointments, had overdue bills or are they unable to eat dinner at the kitchen table? Do not make their clutter about you, show them how being more organized could benefit them in the future- no more late fees or missed appointment charges and imagine being able to have the family over for dinner!
If you are the one who is struggling, it is ok to take some time to get used to the idea of parting with some of your belongings. Start small- maybe with just one drawer or a shelf- and go from there. Take as many breaks as you need- it is important not to let yourself get overwhelmed. Consider what your clutter is costing you and what you are missing out on- then ask yourself if that motivates you to change.
Perhaps working with a friend or family member is not an option for you- consider hiring a professional organizer. An organizer is a non-judgmental and creative partner to help you realize your goals for your home. We offer an objective voice, which can help when personal relationships become stressed by clutter.
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