Ask The Organizer –Part 1
You asked...and we listened! Here are a few of the questions that we have recently been asked:
“If I hire you to help me organize, are you going to make me get rid of all my belongings?”
No, we will never make you get rid of anything you do not want to part with. Our goal is to help you realize what items you use/want to keep and organize them in a way that is most beneficial to you. We also want to educate you on how you can maintain your new organizational system so you are successful in maintaining your space.
“What is the best way to organize kitchen drawers?”Kitchen drawers are notorious for becoming over run with duplicates of various kitchen gadgets….who REALLY needs 6 spatulas? It often helps to organize same size items together and then contain them in a basket/bin within in the drawer. Once your items are organized, you have a better idea of what you have and don’t have (and you can finally open and close your drawer easily). By making sure everything has a specific place, you are less likely to place random items/duplicates in the drawer and can continue to keep the drawer organized over time.
“How do I keep my kids’ playroom organized?”
It is never too early to learn how to be organized and it is a skill that will prove beneficial throughout life. Even the smallest of children can begin to learn how to stay organized – the trick is finding the right system that works for them. Generally, for a children’s playroom, different bins and buckets are ideal for helping your children get and stay organized. For the readers out there, you can label what goes in each bin/bucket. If your children are too young to read, simple pictures of toy cars, play food, dolls, and other toys will help your little ones know how to sort their toys. You can also have a specific color bin/basket for each child for them to keep their “special” toys that are theirs alone. At the end of each day, every toy needs to find their proper “home” so your children will know right where to find them the next day!
“I don’t want people to know how “messy” my house has become. Do you talk about your clients to other people?”
ABSOLUTELY NOT!! We take what we do very seriously and we appreciate each and every person who trusts us to come into their home and allows us to help them. We always keep all work we do confidential.
“I’m overwhelmed and I feel like my entire house needs to be organized. How do I even know where to start?”
We completely understand and are happy to help you with all your needs. We can assess all the areas you would like organized and assist with prioritizing what rooms/areas would benefit you most from being organized first. Whether you are wanting to tackle your entire house at once or gradually organize one room at a time, we are here to help you at your pace.
“I’m embarrassed about how cluttered and disorganized my home is. What will you think of me if you see my home like this?”We are busy, working moms ourselves and we completely understand what it feels like to be overwhelmed….we have all been there and completely understand the variety of feelings that often come along with the clutter and disorganization. We do not want anyone to ever feel embarrassed or ashamed and we approach every project with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. Our goal is to offer help and get you to a position where you feel in control of your surroundings once again.
Keep the questions coming! We love to help you in any way we can!
Jen and Emily