“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein
“Less is more.” – Karen Roorda
I organize homes, garages, closets, and basements.
The more cluttered the space, the more overwhelming the job, the better!
I will work with you on a strategy to eliminate the unnecessary things in your life without sacrificing any of the things you care about. I will also devise methods to keep clutter to a minimum going forward.
I have helped clients rationalize a lifetime of paperwork, reducing the "incoming" to a manageable flow and setting up simple and efficient systems to keep the "miscellaneous" piles from getting out of hand again.
I live in a very small studio, but am blessed with a large walk-in closet. However, I began to use it as a garage, just dumping and piling stuff in there when I was "too busy" to put things away properly. When I eventually couldn't find anything, I would pull everything out, find the object, and dump everything back in. To add to that, I do a lot of art projects, so have a lot of supplies, and am a bit of a scavenger, though not a hoarder. You get the picture.
I must admit I had some shame about all this, because people think I am so "together." I was even nervous to have Karen see it. But she has the perfect bedside manner. She was amazing in helping me sort, have the courage to throw things out (pantyhose!) and suggest ways to store little-used possessions versus things I use daily. While I'm not perfect, things are a lot better. The BEST part is that after working with Karen, I got excited about tackling other projects. Now I am really proud of myself when I take a bag to the Goodwill! Yea! ~SK