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Organizing Through Life

What are you willing to get rid of?

To get organized you have to be willing to ask yourself…” What am I willing to get rid of?” Because if the answer is “Nothing, I need to keep it all” you won’t get very far. And this is where a lot of people come from. They have a vision of how they want their space to look - however, there is just too much stuff in it! 

As a Professional Organizer, I love working with people to help them realize what they should keep (and what they shouldn’t keep).  Making the detachment from items that you either – think are valuable or are emotionally attached to can be difficult.


I have permission to share the story of a couple that I am working with. Together, they are making weekly progress to de-clutter their entire home. It is hard! When you have been married for over 30 years, raised four children and had a crazy and busy life – well, it just happens that you may collect a little clutter.

What I love to see is the support that they give each other. We may be working on different levels of the home but we celebrate with a high-five or by shouting “awesome” when they make decisions to release items that they never thought they would be able to eliminate. Their smiles and encouraging words to each other say it all. I also enjoy seeing the excitement on their faces when they share the list of items that they have eliminated between our visits.

Why do we hold on to things that we no longer need?  Maybe it is the “just in case I need it” excuse. What caused this family to make the decision to organize their home? It was Christmas and the whole family was together. They pulled out the old VHS tapes to watch videos of Christmas past. And, as they were reminiscing they realized something very important. That their house was not the same house as it was 15 years ago – when the kids were all little. There was no clutter back then – everything was organized.  How did this happen?

It is called Life!

So this is when they made the phone call: their first step to getting organized.

Together, they are releasing the cause of the clutter and claiming back their home. They are making room for the items that they really do want to hold on to and are creating an environment that they enjoy.

No more excuses…because they know that in just three short days – “she’ll be back”!

I’m so honored to help this family (and many others) reclaim their home and their life. Being organized removes stress and the overwhelming feeling that you are behind - and will never catch up! With just a little help, we can make it happen for you too!




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About Linda

As an Organizing Consultant and Coach, mom and grandmom, Linda has found answers to the struggles that "moms" deal with every day. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or work outside the home, you are usually the hub of the household. Linda will be sharing organizing tips, tools, techniques, support and motivation to help you enjoy each day to the fullest. Life doesn't have to be chaotic. Your can choose to be organized. You can read more about Linda and her services at

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