I help hundreds of clients with hundreds of different situations. Some come with just one space needing help, others need every space. My case study is a busy professional with one special needs child and one already in college and a divorce has been going on for a couple years. Now she would like to make the house her own as many of my recent divorced clients do.
We start in her office where she has work and home files, books and supplies. As we begin the process we discover items not belonging in the office, duplicate files, and the home and work items mixed. She has tried 2 locations in her home for her office so she has items in both of those locations. She makes the decision and chooses the one location she likes the best. We divide home and work so there is a filing cabinet for each. She decides to buy a bookcase unit to make storage of supplies, crafts, and school items for her daughter easier and more attractive.
First we start on the files so only those needed are kept. We eliminate some files, combine some files and decide on files to be kept but will be stored elsewhere. Once the files have been completed, we start on the desk to make it clearer where items go and what needs to be done.
The new bookcase unit allows us to store extra office supplies, craft items and items needed close at hand but are too big for the desk. We develop a system for her bills and to do items so she can find them and get them completed.
We continue with her kitchen area that collects mail, paper and some of her daughter’s school items. Now that we have a place for papers in her new office area, we make some decisions on the kitchen papers. We then made our way to the area that was the old office and crafts to define it and arrange it better. Some items we eliminate and others we box up for her former husband.
As of now, we have completed her basement storage, lower level living area, and her daughter’s room Success is possible fro anyone when you complete 1 space at a time.