Organization isn’t only about closets! Yes, it’s about
space management – but it’s also about time management, paper management and
If everyone in the family is not on the same page when
it comes to how organized their home should be – there could be arguments and
resentment from one of the partners or the children. If one person likes the
home to be organized and neat and the other person doesn’t seem to care – it can
lead to a lot of tension and stress.
Even children can be affected when they are too
embarrassed to bring their friends over because the house is a mess.
Being on the same page when it comes to how a home is
run and what level of disorganization is acceptable – is something that is
crucial. Don’t wait until you boil over from anger before you sit down with the
other person and discuss why things are bothering you. At least try to come up
with a compromise or a plan that everyone can live with. Even if that plan is
that one person does the work of getting your home into the organized space
that makes you feel comfortable – and the other person agrees to go along with
the plan. Set up some systems and explain the new plan to your family. Discuss
your reasons for the new system – such as “it will make our lives easier….” or “by
following a new routine we will all be able to get to work or school on time”.
Disorganization also comes into play when your bills
are not being paid or are late. This can also lead to a lot of stress and a lot
of arguments. By setting up a routine on where to keep your bills and
paperwork, when to pay your bills, and who is going to take the lead in
handling the paperwork – you can avoid a lot of stress.
When you are overwhelmed because of work or family and
other commitments the problem could be time management. Taking a look at how
you manage all of your time and commitments, including appointments and kids’
activities – and being realistic about how much time you actually have and what
you are spending it on – is a great exercise. For the next week - write down
everything that you do all day long (break it into 30 minute pieces). Then sit
down and look at how much time you are actually wasting – and also decide what
you could give up to make your life easier and less stressed. If you cannot give something up you could look
at sharing carpooling the kids to their activities with another parent – that would
give you extra time to get other things done. There are a lot of ways to manage
your time more efficiently.
Being organized decreases your stress on many levels.
Take a look at what is bothering you and try to figure out how a more organized
approach might help decrease your stress.
Less Clutter = Less Stress SM in your home, your business and your life
Is clutter getting
in the way of how you want to live your life?
Are you feeling
overwhelmed with too many possessions?
embarrassed to have people over?
program offers a 16-week course
that is based on the book ‘Buried In
us for this group created by and for people who are ready to live a less -
The Buried in Treasures group is for people who would like to learn tips on
how to de-clutter and stop over-acquiring with people who know what it’s like.
Each week we will have a discussion around a specific skill, followed by the
completion of challenging and rewarding exercises.
challenges, successes, and goals are also monitored throughout the sixteen
Participants are expected to commit to attending all the
sessions as well as to participate actively.
A Buried in Treasures Group is forming at
St. Paul Lutheran Church
202 Brooks St.
Sessions start Thursday, May 25th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This group offers a judgment-free environment
for people ready to make a change in their life.
Registration required. Call or email for more
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After owning a successful business for seventeen (17) years I have taken my Organizational skills and used them to help small businesses and residential clients organize their offices, homes and lives.
Published in numerous newspapers and magazines. Provides seminars and lectures to various businesses and organizations.
Member: National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO);
Member: National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD);
Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization;
Certificate of Study in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client;
Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of the Elderly CD Client;
CD Specialist - Level II Certificate;
NAPO, Quantum Leap Trainer;
NAPO in the Schools Trained Provider