You Don't Have to be Great to Start...

January 12, 2019
Organizing Project

But You Have to Start to be Great."       

-Zig Zigler 

Last week I completed a year-long experiment. The previous December I had turned all the hangers in my closet backward.  The idea was that when I would wear something, I would put the hanger back in the closet frontwards.  That way, after a year, I would have an exact idea of what I had actually worn. I don't have a lot of clothes so I was surprised to discover that I had not worn 38 items. That's about 30% of what's in my closet! I decided to get rid of between 30 - 50% of what I hadn't worn (some of them are specialty items, like the pants, shirt, and vest for my Dr. Who costume, so those certainly stay). It was pretty easy since I had forgotten I owned most of the items. This was a really fun organizing project because it didn't take a lot of time, it was small in scope and I knew definitively that I had not and would not wear those clothes.  Plus I love having the extra room in my closet with all those items removed. Getting organized often feels like an overwhelming proposition but it doesn't have to be. Just choose one project you've been thinking about forever and decide to make this year the year you actually do it.  
Here's the Question: 
What one, long-standing organizing project will you complete this year? 
The Mess Mender - Professional Organizer

Mess Mender Services and Pricing

The Preliminary Consultation (60-90 Minutes): We will tour your home and talk about what you would like to change and what you could do with your space that clutter is keeping you from accomplishing. After the tour, we will create a plan of action for transforming your space from overwhelming to outstanding$50.00/session

On-going Consulting: Designed to help you conquer your organizing challenges, our on-going sessions consist of coaching around organizing and my hands-on help with decluttering and removal of any items you decide to donate. Donating helps you see more progress right away and it prevents the donation items from becoming a new pile of clutter. $50.00/hour

*All clients receive a postcard after each session that summarizes the activity in that session and celebrates progress! 

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