Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
– Pearl S. Buck, Author and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize
The work of an interior designer focuses on the living areas of a home. As a professional organizer, my work focuses on the storage areas of a home. By making the storage areas function better, the living areas can become places of beauty.
Organized storage is key to a beautiful space. When the basement, garage, closets and file cabinets of a home are full, people begin to store items in their living spaces. This makes for cluttered living. Have you been in a home that has stacks of books because the shelves are already full? Have you started to remodel a kitchen only to find an excessively large inventory of items that needs to be stored in the new space? Let’s face it, we are a society of consumers. It is important to deal with what we have and keep it organized so it doesn’t begin to have an adverse effect on the way we live our lives.
I support my clients in the decision-making process of what stays and what goes. Often, it can be difficult for clients to let go of items they have kept for years even if the items are no longer serving a purpose. I help them work through the organizing process by keeping them on task, facilitating sales or donation of items they no longer need, and making it fun!
I focus on finding systems that will work for an individual and will help keep them organized. Do they have too much paper piling up? Is it because they don’t like using a traditional file cabinet? Or do they lack the time management skills to finish a task and therefore leave things unfinished and left to pile up?
As a professional organizer, I support the work of Interior Designers. A space will not remain beautiful if it does not function well. We can make a great team!