Valerie’s Closet and Bedroom

The Client:

Valerie is a very sweet teenaged girl who is trying to make her room more functional for an adult. She has many wonderful mementoes from her childhood and she’s in the process of figuring out what she wants to keep forever and what she’s ready to let go of. She’s also in a new space that is smaller than her old room.

The Problem:

Valerie’s closet is smaller than her old closet, and she was feeling cramped. Valerie also had a lot of things that she would like to keep for the future but she doesn’t necessarily want to display them right now.  She had two drawers, jewelry, and clothes that were really frustrating her because she didn’t know what to do with them.

Before- sagging shelves and cluttered surfaces

After- clothes have room, clutter is diminished

The Solution:

We spent two hours in her room, sorting through some boxes and rearranging her closet space to be more functional.  We found temporary solutions for her jewelry, with a plan of something better in the future. We also filled a box with things to sell at a garage sale.

This solution turned out to be very helpful for Valerie. Though we only had two hours, we were able to give her some immediate solutions that didn’t cost anything. Sometimes our budget and timeframe don’t line up with what we can afford. In those cases isolating the most frustrating areas is helpful; you get immediate results and you also get plans for the future. In this case just a few small tweaks really helped Valerie’s room to work better for her.

 

Kimmie’s Continued Declutter Project and Upcoming Contest

Kimmie has continued to do amazing things at her house.  She has covered both of the kids rooms, the kitchen, and the attic so far.  It really is astonishing what people can do on their own.  If you feel you need an added helper for your organizing projects, feel free to call us.

You can see some of Kimmie’s progress here, here, and here.  I want to quote something she wrote because many of us are in this place of discouragement, of thinking that no one else has the problems we have.  She was brave enough to show her pictures to the world.

While editing the pictures of the kitchen declutter, I realized how completely embarrassing this whole thing is. I mean, do I really want people to see into this gross part of me? I’m human after all. I think that there are more messy and cluttered homes than there are neat and tidy ones. So, for some this may be like looking at your own home and hopefully it will inspire you and help you. For others you may be disgusted. It’s better late than never to get things under control.

As if I haven’t said it before, I’m so tired of living among all of this stuff. I’m tired of feeling defeated and depressed. I’m tired of seeing piles of clutter. I’m sick opening doors and cabinets only to see chaos. I want a warm, cozy, nice home for my family to live in. How could I let it get so out of control? Why have I allowed my family to live like this? It’s because of my own slothfulness and laziness. I’ve been praying that the Lord will help me to overcome these bad traits. I’m praying for a servants heart, to serve my family and provide the most loving environment possible for them. I don’t want my daughters to someday keep their own homes this way. I’m not seeking perfection, just a “company ready” home. How will God ever see fit to bless me with a larger home if I’m not a good steward of the one He’s already given?

I am so proud of Kimmie for getting her home under control.

Also in the next week we will be announcing a contest for free organizing help.  Stay tuned!

 

Kimmie’s Declutter Project

Our client Kimmie has decided to do a 500 pound declutter project.  We know this will bless her life immensely.  So many times the things in your house are suffocating you and you might not even realize it.

Our philosophy is: make sure you know how much space something needs to take up in your house, and then keep that item within its limits.  Kimmie has a limit for her dressup clothes for her girls and it was overflowing.  So she sorted through them and got rid of the old, too-small, and torn clothes.

What is suffocating you today?  What is in your house that you have “just because” or “just in case” or “it’s too much to deal with”?

Call us and we will help you sort to keep the most precious and wonderful things in your house.

Read about Kimmie’s first day of her project here.