Rebecca: It’s important to remember these things:
Rebecca: Physical clutter is very much linked to emotional clutter. Modern life, especially with kids, is very demanding of your time and energies. I love that organizing is a way for me to support people and families. Especially people who want more clarity, lightness, and purpose in their lives.
We work together to create strategies that are fun and efficient. That way their daily living is easy, enjoyable and beautiful long after I’m gone.
Every home is different, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all. So I tailor solutions to the needs and budgets of each client. As a parent I enjoy working with busy families who need that extra helping hand. We put together a thoughtful plan for maintaining order in a way that makes finding things easy. Then clean up becomes much quicker.
Humor, thoughtful placement, and good labeling go a long way in creating good systems.
Our things accumulate over time or even within a day. Looking at your things laying around can be mentally draining, especially if you can’t get to it right away. Everyone has tried to “quick fix” their way into organizing by buying a bin here or a basket there. Organization works best when you start by addressing your needs. When you look at the physical requirements of your things, and your personal style.
It’s also an ongoing process. There won’t come a point where you’ll never have to organize again. The question is how to keep the process as low-maintenance as possible.
It’s about finding a place for all your things. When you set that in motion your home becomes more relaxed, calm and comfortable.
Rebecca: I have a decorative painting and art & design background. I’ve worked as a real estate project manager, a studio manager for artists, and a stylist for film and video. Then I settled into a career of interior faux finishing. I assisted interior designers for the better part of twenty years.
When my daughter Oona was born, I wanted to stay home to spend quality time with her. While I was home with her, I took the opportunity to examine what I was good at and what I enjoyed doing.
Since I was little, I had always loved sorting things and putting them in a specific order. Plus, I’m a homesteader. I enjoy making a home feel cozy but also very practical. Homes are not museums, they are for living in. I realized I’d been helping friends get organized for years.
Creating order, beauty and working with children were reoccurring themes that inspired me.
Once I realized that organizing was an actual job . . . well, it had me at “O”.
Rebecca: Clients often find me at moments of life transition. When they are moving or having a baby. I help with unpacking and putting things away to make a move-in more turnkey. I do some color consulting or furniture layout for the new space.
There are also people who need help with cataloging belongings for estate planning. All the packing, sorting, labeling and clearing out garage storage can be overwhelming.
I also have some regular clients who call when they want some fine tuning. They need a closet outfitted to better hold things. Rearranging kitchens to be more efficient and of course “toy management”. Every now and then, I have fun tracking down interesting artwork or new furniture for clients.
The holidays are right around the corner. This is a perfect time to get the house in order for family coming from out of town. Things like, resetting closets and drawers and starting fresh for the new year. It’s a lot of fun helping people curate, purge and better define their priorities and possessions. They are able to get on with more inspired living.
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