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Organizing & Feng Shui

"Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency,
reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money
and improving your overall quality of life."

― Christina Scalise

   When we think about being organized, we rarely consider what not being organized costs us. We spend time, money, energy and effort looking for, thinking about and stressing over lost items, non-useful things and what we have too much of. How does this translate? Here are a few eye-opening statistics to consider:

TIME:

     In a recent study, there are several objects people spend more than fifteen minutes of their day trying to find: 

  • house keys (21.3%)

  • wallets (20.2%)

  • umbrellas (19%)

  • passports (18.9%)

  • drivers licenses (18.8%)

  • credit and debit cards (18.7%)

     A survey of 1,000 U.S. adults reveals that one in five loses or misplaces personal belongings every week.

MONEY:

     Americans spend an average of $5,591 over a lifetime replacing lost items.  

OTHER STATISTICS:

  • 1 in 11 households rent storage space, spending over $1,000/year 
    in rent.

  • 23% of adults pay bills late incurring late fees when they can’t find their bills.

  • 80% of home clutter is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.

  • 80% of what we keep we rarely use.

  • We wear 20% of our clothes, 80% of the time.  

  • 25% of people with two-car garages have so much stuff they can’t park a car inside

  • 50% of homeowners rate their garage as the most disorganized room in the house, yet the most frequently used by family members

     As you can see, the cost of not being organized can be pretty steep. Here are some other considerations based on my personal and professional experience over the last 20 years:

  1. Being organizing means something different to everyone.
     

  2. Clutter means something different to everyone.
     

  3. We will justify keeping almost anything if it has sentimental or perceived value.
     

  4. Items have a higher value based on the level of emotional attachment.
     

  5. We have a tendency to keep things out of obligation or guilt.
     

  6. We feel guilty when we've spent money on something and haven't gotten our "money's worth" (even if it doesn't work, fit or feel good).
     

  7. We keep things that we might use "someday" if we think they are useful (even if we've never used it or haven't used it in a long while).
     

  8. We store things for friends, family and neighbors to help them out.
     

  9. We keep things for our children, grandchildren, etc. even though we don't know if they want them or not. 
     

  10. There are "collectors" who use objects to fill empty spaces in their lives.
     

  11. Things and objects can become our identity making it even harder
    to let those things go (because they become a part of us). 

     

  12. When we've lived in a state of lack, it contributes to keeping things that we don't need or want but we justify their "value" or "usefulness".  

     If any of the above statements, resonate with you, I encourage you to call me for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation to discuss how to give yourself more TIME and MONEY and REDUCE YOUR STRESS.  

    These common threads appear time and time again.  It is only when someone realizes that they have to make a change and are open, willing and able to accept advice, help and solutions that the change will happen. This is about making you comfortable in your own home. It is about walking in your home and the first thing you see makes you smile. It is about surrounding yourself with things you love and that bring you COMFORT! Only YOU can define YOUR feeling of comfort.  

     I believe organizing and Feng Shui are synonymous. When your things have a dedicated location, like-items are grouped together and everything is put in their proper locations in an orderly fashion, you naturally feel better. When your environment looks comfortable, it feels comfortable.

 

     I began practicing Feng Shui in 1992. Over time, I realized that that everyone has their own interpretation; some complicated and some easy. My definition is to discover what makes you comfortable in your own environment. It has been a continual evolution that has been both impactful and life-changing. This practice varies from person to person based on their lifestyle, needs, wants, desires and family considerations including responsibilities and obligations. 

Are you ready to change your environment
and change your life?

 

  1. I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consult for us to explore initial challenges and to determine if we are a good fit. 

  2. If we are a good fit, I will send you an intake form and questionnaires to fill out and return prior to our first consultation. 

  3. Our first consultation is usually 2 hours. I ask that you please plan accordingly. The consultation is either in person, FaceTime (iPhone) or Duo (Android).  

  4.  After our consultation, I will send a detailed report for review and feedback including recommended frequency of visits/calls, fees and other pertinent information. 

  5. On our follow up call, we will adjust as needed, address questions, provide clarification and schedule our meeting times. 

Your Benefits:

  • Develops a simple plan for implementation and maintenance. 

  • Discovers challenges and repeating patterns to change.

  • Implements processes and procedures to identify and categorize items and their respective locations.

  • Provides time blocking tools to help when de-cluttering and donating.

  • ​Creates a schedule of events to accomplish your goals.

  • Sets-up an accountability process to help you stay on track.

  • Helps accomplish your desired changes. 

  • Establishes healthy boundaries and lifestyle choices.

"At the end of the day whether or not those people
are comfortable with how you're living your life doesn't matter.
What matters is whether you are comfortable with it."

- Phil McGraw

Organizing Before & After
Feng Shui