“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
1 Corinthians 13:4
Dear future client,
Love comes in many forms, but perhaps the most important relationship you will have in your lifetime is the one you have with yourself. By cultivating an environment where you feel safe, happy and calm, you are practicing self-love and allowing yourself the opportunity to thrive. So, on this Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write you this letter with some sound advice I’ve given (and lived by) over the years:
- Less is more. With few exceptions (like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies), less material things (and sweets) can be beneficial in more ways than one. Less stuff can mean more money in your bank account, more time to do things that matter and reduced stress. Try it! You might like it.
- Organized spaces continue to need your TLC! Maintaining organized spaces can be challenging if you don’t embrace the concept of continuous editing. When shoe racks fill up, the laundry baskets overflow or the mail goes unopened… all are signals to stop and take action.
- Be kind to yourself. Let’s be more like Mr. Rogers and lift each other up, and that includes our relationships with ourselves. No need to criticize your previous efforts at getting and staying organized. Organizing is a skill, which can be learned. Sometimes we just need a little help getting started, and that’s okay!
- A judgment-free zone is non-negotiable. You are uniquely you! Getting organized is all about setting up organizing systems that work for YOU and your family so you (1) know what you have and (2) can find things when you need them.
- It’s okay to ask for help. While we all may agree that it’s reasonable to ask for assistance from others, sometimes we struggle to actually reach out and phone a friend or seek professional support. Know that it’s okay and can truly be a game changer for yourself (and others).
With all of my heart, I hope this advice lifts you up and inspires you. No one – not even professional organizers – can be perfect all the time. The good news is, practicing self-care and staying organized does not require perfection, just persistence. And when you need support, I’m only one call away.