By Stephanie Boyd
Professional Organizer and Founder of S.T.O.R.E.
(Solutions to Organize, Revitalize, Energize)
“Organize this, organize that!” There are “tips and articles everywhere about how to organize our lives, our homes and our belongings. Why is this such a hot topic?
As a Professional Organizer I see firsthand the emotional and physical cost of clutter and disorganization. Clutter is distracting; it steals valuable time and keeps many from enjoying their homes and their daily lives. In fact, Newsweek Magazine estimates that the average American spends almost an hour a day looking for things they can’t find!
Belongings seem to be overwhelming not only our physical space, but our mental space as well. Just the thought of organizing a household or lifetime of belongings is overwhelming to most, and seniors are no different. In fact, an annual Health and Retirement Survey found that after age 50 people become less and less likely to sell or donate items they no longer need – possibly because doing so becomes more and more difficult, physically or emotionally. This is where an objective and trustworthy professional organizer can help.
Getting organized presents an opportunity to:
– Preserve your legacy and share your story
– Spend your time with intention
– Create a more peaceful and relaxing home
Organizers break down the decluttering process into manageable pieces and have a multitude of resources to help with everything from the preservation of memories and keepsakes, the hauling of donations, the shipping of items being given to others and even the move to a new home. An experienced organizer understands why it is difficult to part with things and how important your belongings are to you and your life story.
If you would like more information or help getting organized please give us a call. S.T.O.R.E. (Solutions to Organize, Revitalize, Energize) is a local professional organizing company that understands the special considerations seniors face when organizing their homes or preparing for a major move.
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