There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing people who realize that THEY can really make a difference in other’s lives. We all can. Today’s post is about a great FREE service that started when someone realized what a gift their housekeeping skills could be to someone in need, and then did something about it.
When you feel overwhelmed by your clutter or disorganization, it’s paralyzing. You don’t have a clue where to even begin because the problem seems so big. If you can at least begin making some type of baby steps, you will eventually advance to bigger steps. But it all starts with just baby steps.
If you want to declutter but you don’t want to see everything end up in the trash, or if you lack the resources to hire a professional organizer, rent a truck to move the big stuff or invest in a dumpster, I’ve got a great solution for you. I actually have to give all of the credit to one of my clients.
I often share the story of why I’m so passionate about people getting rid of the things they don’t need or want so that they can help someone else. I tell this story in the hopes that people will understand how much their unwanted stuff can help others. Normally after sharing this story, people feel motivated to purge their unwanted stuff so it seemed like a fitting story to share here.
We’ve got a winner! Valiha Strecker posted the winning comment on last week’s blog and won her own set of Rubbermaid Drawer Organizers. Congratulations Valiha and thanks Rubbermaid for making this contest possible!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a great day to review the goals and plans you had for this week (hopefully you jotted them down somewhere—and can find them) and see how you’re doing on them.
2010 is the year to get your home, office and life organized. I’ve listed 10 benefits of getting organized below to encourage you to get started.
- Reduced stress.
- More productive.
- Saves time.
- Saves money (buying things you already have but can’t find).
- Saves energy.
- Regain control of your home, office and life.
- Arrive on time.
- Improve your quality of life.
- Increased joy and peace.
- Create space for new things to come into your life.
Today is the last day of 2009. What a quick year, it flew by! 2010 is a year of planning with a purpose for me. I’ve always been good at goal setting. But until this year, I wasn’t even sure what my business goals were, other than to help as many people simplify their lives as I could. I absolutely love helping people in this area.
I’ve been spending alot of time working on next year’s budget, marketing strategies and business plan. To be honest, it’s a lot of work. Most of my fellow small business owners are doing the same thing.
If you know any women currently undergoing cancer treatment, please let them know that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning, 1 time per month, for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her area arrange for the service.
Getting organized is a very detailed process that can be accomplished very simply if you have the ability to break things down into manageable chunks, and not look at the big picture.
Today I go face to face with one of my biggest fears – public speaking. I’ve blogged about it here before. My focus this last year has been to work really hard to overcome this fear. I will be speaking with some other fantastic women today at Webster University on Breakthroughs to Success.
I live an organized life because I like a sense of calm. I want to feel comfortable if guests drop by unannounced. I want to find my phone and my keys instantly. I want to put my hands on a much-needed document at a moment’s notice. I want to locate the perfect outfit in my closet. I want to grab all of the ingredients for my dinner recipe. And I want to do all of these things (and more) easily, quickly and in a relaxed manner.
A big culprit for allowing clutter to remain in our lives, is what I lovingly refer to as the I’m gonna’s. This is the excuse I hear most often. I would guess that you may have said this yourself a time or two. I swear I’m going to write a book about it someday because the list is endless.
Are you tired of living or working in a disorganized, or clutter filled space? Are you surrounded by lots of stuff that you don’t really need and that is just slowing you down? Are you ready to focus on what’s really important? Then this FREE workshop on November 10, 2009 is perfect for you.
Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes to get you over hump day. Enjoy!
I have been working really hard this last year to overcome my fear of public speaking. Part of being a professional organizer, and a successful business owner, is giving presentations on organizing. I have had to turn down so many great opportunities to speak to groups because of this fear. Since I seem to be a goal driven person, I do not let the fear stop me (though it has definitely slowed me down). I just look at it as a step that I must take in order to get to the goal of being a successful business owner.