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Do you need a professional organizer? 10 questions to ask yourself. August 22, 2009

1.   Is there a stack of unopened mail on your kitchen counter or stuffed in drawers or piled on a        shelf?

2.    Do you frequently pay bills late simply because you cannot find them or forgot about them?

3.    Do you feel overwhelmed when you open any closet in your home? Do you throw things in the closet when you don’t know what else to do with it?

4.    Where is all your kid’s artwork? In a pile somewhere in the basement, or the ole closet trick.

5.    Is the desk in your home office covered in papers? How does your filing system look? Do you have a filing system?

6.    Are you working as efficiently as you think you can?

7.    Do you have trouble keeping track of the schedules for your family, yourself or employees?

8.    How about your kid’s toys? Are they all over your home and office? Do they never get picked up because by the end of the day you’re too tired and really have no idea where they go?

9.    Are you embarrassed to have people over? If a client entered your home office today how would you feel? What impression would you make?

10.   When its time to make a meal or a snack, do you have a hard time finding the right items? Do you keep buying the same things because they get pushed to the back of the cabinet and forgotten?

I really could go on and on with the questions. As you probably noticed I included a couple more questions in some of the numbers. It comes down to this, you’re busy, many people who depend on you. It could be running your household, kids, business and everything else that comes with it.  How much less stress and time would you save by having an organized home and office? I bet I know the answer because I also have a family, run a business and household and everything in between. It’s time for you to change – start today.  Email Julie at Organized Home Inc and begin.

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Let go and jump June 30, 2009

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Do you ever get sick of doing projects? I do, or did about 2 years ago. While I was sitting in my home thinking about the “projects” that needed to be done in my home and in my life I used up all my energy sitting and thinking. When it came time for me to actually do something about it, I was too tired. Sounds like a vicious circle doesn’t it?

 The beginning of the summer sparked the official “Julie get off your ass” season and I am happy to tell you progress is being made. My son will be entering middle school next year and we decided it was time to redo his room. The toy box with the song Row, Row, Row, your boat on it had to go. His collection of bunnies was well out grown, and the legos are collecting dust.

All his belonging had been moved to my dining room so we could paint. My son and I decided that only his favorite things would go back into his room. We sat in the middle of the mess and went through each item, toss, donate, and store. I gave him three trash bags and proceeded to pick up one thing at a time and he was amazing! For a kid who is so sensitive and emotionally attached to objects, he was ready to clear out!  His quick decisions and our project of painting sparked the flame we needed to tackle other jobs in the house. We could not have accomplished the decluttering project unless he was ready to let go of some of those belongings.

 Unless we are ready to “let go” we just are not ready yet. Its hard to wait sometimes when you’re standing at the edge and your mind is screaming “Okay Now!….Now!” but your legs just won’t let you jump. Jumping will only happen when we are ready to let go. Just like my son with his room. Just like me with other life decisions I need to make. Its time, get rid of the stuff and jump.

 

Organizing my insides and facing the elephant. June 22, 2009

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Have you ever felt that you have so much to take care of and do, that none of it gets done? The thoughts swirl around in your head and even if they are written down, still don’t make sense?

 

Have you ever been asked,” So what did you do all day?” You know it was busy, but what was accomplished? Recently, I have been tweeting that I need to work on writing my blog and enewsletter. It has hung over me like a like a big question mark taunting and saying to me “What are you gonna do about it Julie?” My biggest frustration was that I had no motivation to even start. It is time for me to sit down and look, really look within for what was stopping me. I, in other words need to organize myself from the inside before I can deal and succeed in the other areas of my life.

 

What needs to be organized? What is up with that big question mark hanging over my head? I realized that there is a big issue that I am avoiding and it is preventing me from moving on. I have gone as far as I can go and now I need to address the elephant in the room.

 

Do you share that same antsy feeling like there are so many things to do and accomplish, but one piece of the puzzle is missing. Like there is one thing that needs to be taken care of before any further leaps and bounds can be made. Maybe you need to finish those last couple classes you have left over; Take control of your finances and learn a better way of dealing with your money; maybe it’s mending a friendship or leaving one. Whatever the elephant is for you, running at it full steam is the only way to stand up to it and eventually it will disappear.

 

That is why I am taking a brief break today in my typical hands on organizing blogs to discuss our insides and making sure they can keep up with the outside demands. I’d love for you to follow me on this journey to address my elephant. I promise not to make is all “Soul searching” but, I’ll pop one in here and there. 

 

On a side note, I just did a video on primping your purse. I’m not used to being on video, so you guys will be my judges. Please be gentle. I haven’t posted it yet, but will very soon. Keep a look out!