Showing posts from December, 2017

A Long Delayed Invitation to Celebrate Christmas

"What does your apartment look like?"  

"When can we see it?"

"How many bedrooms do you have?  Can we stay overnight?"

These are the questions that my client, Carolyn's nephews asked her many times after she moved from her mother's house and into her very own apartment.

Initially, Carolyn wanted to have everything in her new home organized just right before she had family over.  She said that by Christmas she would be ready to invite them.  Christmas of that year came and went.  So did many other Christmases.

Carolyn started off with the best of intentions after moving in, but never set up systems or designated places for her items.   Because of that, over the years, since nothing had a place, there was clutter everywhere.  She felt helpless - and hopeless.

I met Carolyn about 5 years ago when she attended a Clutter Support Group that I organized locally.  After the group ended, we lost touch.  

Carolyn and I reconnected again about 4 months ago when I s…

Attacking the Closet

As I was wrapping up a coaching call with a client, after we had discussed her closet, she said to me, "Let's attack it next call."  My response was, "Of course!"  I love attacking (decluttering) with my coaching clients virtually.

Today I just got through attacking that closet with her and I want to share the results with you...............are you ready for it?  
My client now has 5 bags of clothes donated, a functional closet and dresser.

When I say attacked, I mean it.  We planned out what we would need on hand - bags and a Move box.  Then FaceTime to FaceTime, we attacked.  
As an organizer coach, I provide accountability, patience and tenderness to my clients.  
In the course of 3 hours (one with me and the remaining two on her own) my client had clothes hanging in her closet and folded in her dresser that she loved wearing and that fit her.
By attacking her closet she is saving herself time selecting clothes (no more searching through piles).  She is going to…