WHEN AN ORGANIZER NEEDS AN ORGANIZER

January 29, 2013


I'd be lying if I said that keeping up with my household the last few months hasn't been a struggle.  Between work, the holidays, chasing a rambunctious 17 month old and daily life, I found out I was pregnant with Baby #2 and found myself in a constant battle with nausea and exhaustion.   I can now empathize with the look my client's give me that seems to say "Help!  I'm drowning."  Luckily, the systems I have in place have allowed me to keep most of the household in a livable fashion but there is one room that has become my "pit of despair"...my bedroom.  And now I have shared my dirty little secret with you in the hopes it will motivate me to get back on track.  Perhaps it will even motivate you to tackle your own little dirty, disorganization secrets.

One thing that I try to teach my client's when a project seems overwhelming is to break it down into smaller, more manageable parts.  So here is my "Bedroom Task List":


  1. Take non-maternity clothes out of closet and put into storage.  This will create room for the maternity clothes from storage which are sitting in boxes on my floor.
  2. Store mine and the husband's warm weather clothing (i.e. shorts, bathing suits, etc) to create space for our cold weather clothing which is piling up on the dressers.
  3. Store summer shoes to make room for boots.
  4. Recycle or donate unread magazines from the nightstand.  Clean out nightstand to create space inside for reading materials I am currently reading rather than the one's I have already read.
Each of these tasks can be completed in a relatively short amount of time.  Even I only do one part per day, I will have my room back in tip top shape by the end of the week.  And now that I have told the world what I need to do, I'd like you to make sure I do it.  You are now my professional organizer.  

What about you?  What task have you been procrastinating on that we can be "organizing buddies" on?  Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Thanks for writing this post and sharing your personal struggles. I am also a professional organizer with five children. They are 7,6,3,1,and newborn. I can say that things in my home don't always stay as organized as I would like them to be but I guess that's why we have to also be flexible. Right? At the end of the day you just have to relax and enjoy your kids. Thanks for the tips :)

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