20’s I organized my home with an intensely tight budget. I feel that
that is one of my strengths as a professional organizer: organizing
space on a budget. How do we become organized and not feel overwhelmed
to do yet another project and spend more money getting it done? While
many of life’s project’s can be overwhelming, Brass Tacks clears the
clutter so you can breathe.
I try not to make space
look overwrought or sterile. Shoot, I love a good junk drawer!
However, the power of feeling that you own your space and feel a flow
within it comes from the things we can let go. I try to help you create
and personalize that flow.
The first step to
organizing is de-cluttering. De-cluttering is the most time consuming
and emotional part to REALLY getting organized. It is also the reason
why it’s very difficult to devote the time to doing it alone.
Even the most organized can’t see things the way an outside eye can. That’s why I often use my friends to remind me why I should or should NOT keep a shirt-dress that I never wear and doesn’t quite fit me the way I’d like. I have clients that look at their space and say “I can do it myself”. But the reality is, they HAVEN’T. That’s why they hire me.
Sentimental boxes, old pictures and cards, that shirt we wore on our first date with an ex: these things need to be looked at. We all need help. We shouldn’t waste our personal real estate and rent money on housing things we no longer need.
I’ll admit it, I have a mild form of OCD. There I said it. This makes me passionately drawn to what I do and what fires that passion even more is knowing that I can help someone. Because Jeebus knows we all need that help.
Here’s a quote from one of my first clients. “I can't thank you enough for everything you have given me with this organizational make-over! It's such a lesson in personal growth, no? It feels amazing to be free of the "piles" that were making me crazy. I will be ready not to contradict the goals of this overhaul - it feels fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”