|Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to 2013 and all that it may bring, and I hope you are too. I usually make a few New Year’s Resolutions. Do you? If getting organized and loosing weight are on your resolution list, you’re not alone. They’re two of the most popular resolutions people make. So, I’m not surprised to see all the weight loss and gym membership ads on television. In fact, I think what I do as a Certified Professional Organizer® is very similar to what a Personal Trainer does. Please let me explain!
Like a Personal Trainer
How am I, a Certified Professional Organizer® like a Personal Trainer? I can list five similarities for you.
1. I’m hired to assist you to reach a specific goal.
So, if you’re ready to take the Personal Trainer approach to organizing, I’m ready to assist you. Call today, 508-699-6652.
September brings colder nights, and soon we’ll be turning on the heat. We received the depressing news from our plumber that our furnace should be replaced this year or next. Oh, the joys of home ownership. What about the joys and cost of owning any item?
Costs of Ownership
Are the things, stuff and junk you have in your space worth the cost of ownership? Answering this question can help you determine what is worth keeping and what isn’t.
Try it and share with me what you discovered. If you’d like assistance with the process, I’m at your disposal.
We were fortunate to have had such a mild winter, but aren’t you happy spring is here? I am. I especially like all the vibrant colors of spring, but we couldn’t have those colors without a few rain drops. As we enter the month of April with all its rain showers, I want to talk to you about faulty windshield wipers. Specifically, how I see those wipers as being just like the lack of maintenance in the process of organizing.
We all know what it’s like when our car windshield wipers don’t work; they leave smudges and streaks; they create vision problems; we have to keep spraying and cleaning; they’re frustrating. Those smudges and streaks are like pockets of clutter and piles of stuff. Those vision problems are like stress and its side effects. The constant spraying is like our procrastinated efforts to organize. And the frustration is just that, frustration.
Maintaining order takes time and some self discipline, but the key is to not give up or let the situation get out of control. My top 5 maintenance tips are…
Please share with me what works for you.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m questioning, how can it be 2012 already? Where does the time go? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra time? I know how we can accomplish this…
by being organized.
When we’re organized we can preform tasks more quickly, which will then free up minutes. Those minutes will add up, and voila, a little extra time in our day.
I’d like to share with you my three tips on organizing holiday decorations. These tips help me streamline the process of putting out and putting away my decorations. Thus saving me time, which, in turn, gives me a little extra time to enjoy family and friends. That’s something I want to do, especially this time of year. My three tips are in video format. I hope you find them helpful.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “I’m a plumber in need of a plumber”? One of my clients made this reference to me. She felt that she had some organizing skills and knowledge, but she needed to call me in to help her get the job done. Do you ever feel that way? You just want some help getting the job done! If so, it’s okay to ask for help and get help when you need it. Just ask me, this is how I can help.
1. I’ll help you get the project started.
2. I’ll help you plan out the project.
3. I’ll help you break the project into managable steps.
4. I’ll help you schedule time to get it done.
5. I’ll offer non-judgemental input and practical solutions.
Cal me for a complimentary phone consultation, 508-699-6652. I’ll be happy to help you get the job done.
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