Sometimes life happens and without our realizing it, clutter invades our homes causing our haven to become overwhelming and stressful. Perhaps you had a baby, a child left for college, divorce, marriage, death of a loved one, loss of a job, illness. So many times, life happens and causes the clutter to build up. This is called Situational Disorganization (compared to Chronic Disorganization).
My suggestion for you is to tackle one area at a time. Pick a room and then a corner and start. Begin by deciding where each item will live in the home and if it’s in a different room, take it there. For example, if you have a screwdriver in the bedroom, but you keep the majority of tools in the tool kit that’s in a closet under the stairs, take the screwdriver to the closet under the stairs. Then every tool you find throughout your decluttering, you’ll know to take it to the closet under the stairs. As you make your way through each space, continue to assign homes and keep sorting like with like.
Once you start the decluttering process, the key to maintaining is after using an item, return it to its assigned home.
Home Transformation Clients
Diane lost her husband in 2020 after a long battle of ALS. He had 24-hour care in an extension they added on to the house, and life went into limbo for a bit while she focused on him and his care. She hired an organizer when he first became sick, but her husband wasn’t ready. Fast forward almost a decade when Diane’s friend referred me to her, and she decided to try again.
Diane had a vision. She wanted to transform her exercise/catch all room into a sewing room, her husband’s radio office into her work-from-home office, and her downstairs extra bedroom where her husband stayed into a fitness room. In addition, she wanted to put hands on pretty much every room in the house. She was tired of trying to live with the clutter and looked forward to simplicity. Watch the video below for photos and testimonials.
Todd and Jamie
After their daughter was born, Todd and Jamie hired Status: Organized to declutter and organize their home. Putting hands on every object in the home (including the garage) took 36 hours and 8 sessions. The results were amazing! Watch the video below for photos and testimonials.
Ready to transform your cluttered home into an organized home?
Start the process today by submitting your information below. Status: Organized will reach out within 24 hours to schedule your first session (you can choose to work on any area in the home.).