5 Fears About Organizing Your Home or Office...and How To Overcome
- Hiring a professional organizer will make me feel
ashamed about how bad I am at getting organized.
is a skill that I can teach you. Sorting out your possessions
can help you sort out yourself in other ways. In letting some things
go you will feel burdens lifted and your self-confidence strengthened. Many
creative and successful people find that organizing does not
come naturally to them. When they do get organized they are even
more successful – with
increased peace of mind.
- Making decisions is hard for me.
I will support you through the process by teaching you easy
techniques to decide what items to keep and what to discard. During
the process I will help you discover what your priorities are – what
truly matters to you.
- When I uncover my unfinished projects
I will be reminded of my failures.
Life offers many activities, groups and interests vying
for our participation. We try some out and often feel inadequate
that we can't "do it all." Then our homes
and offices get piled up with unfinished projects. We all have
limitations of time, energy and resources. Limitations
do not mean we are failures, just that we are all human and must make
some choices about how many things we can devote ourselves to.
- I bought a desk over a year ago, and I am no better
It is important that a professional organizer evaluate your
needs before you invest money in storage systems and methods. You and
your situation are unique. If you were taking a trip, you
could not have a successful journey before knowing what road would take
you where you want to go.
- I won't
be able to stay organized on my own after we finish working
An essential question in analyzing
your organizing needs is, "How do you use this
item or this room?" You and I will build
all your systems together, specifically for you. Keeping
your systems running or getting them up and running
again when life throws you a curve will be easy for
you to do.
This chart summarizes the benefits of being organized.
1. They are perfect.
1. They have systems
2. They keep everything
out of sight.
2. They keep things in
the most logical places and know where they are.
3. They are obsessively
3. They perform regular,
4. They are rigid.
4. They build contingency
time into their schedules.
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"Feeling great loyalty
to my possessions, I felt skeptical when Pam came over
to organize. However, when I worked with her I
found she had a constructive way of suggesting what might
be done with excess belongings. She made decision-making
easy. I even gave away some old clothing to one
of my sons who was thrilled to wear it to '70s
parties. The experience of working with Pam was surprisingly
pleasant. I can now easily locate many things I
thought I had lost."