Have you ever walked into a room and had an immediate visceral response to the disorganization and clutter? You may have felt anything from disgusted, to uncomfortable, to agitated, to downright panicky.
Now imagine it is YOU whose daily life is surrounded by such disarray. Clutter of any magnitude doesn’t just happen overnight; it accumulates. And probably the person living with chronic disorganization doesn’t even realize or can adequately verbalize how it happened. All they know is that it is slowly day by day taking up more space – both physical space in the home or office, and emotional space as they search for a clear “counter” on which to lay some peace.
In short, the chaos is competing with the contentment.
Some may wonder how one thing affects the other. How is it possible that having a cute basket for bills, another one for Things To Do, and still another one for keys can change a person’s life?
Imagine, again, that you are the one who, every day, spends extra time looking for misplaced keys, or are continually paying bills late or forgetting to pay them altogether (racking up unwanted fees to boot!) and failing to accomplish necessary tasks on a regular basis. How would you feel? I imagine you might feel regularly stressed, worried, and erratic, discontent, fearful, worthless, or maybe even guilty.
That’s when a good professional organizer steps in, helping the person buried under not just paper clutter but chaos clutter, learn how to adequately manage and organize their lives so they can experience the peace they crave.
By freeing up some external space, we are also helping them free up internal space, giving peace and contentment a place to land.