Reclaim Your Space

07/06/2016

 

Ten Tips to Reclaim Your Space



If organizing is an ongoing action...Where do you start?  

When you feel your space owns you, rather than you owning your space, where do you begin?  

How do you make sense of the clutter?

Friends...here are Ten Tips for Reclaiming ANY Space (even your time)!

 

My Top Five...

06/08/2016

 

My Top Five Tools & Supplies,
To Be and Feel Organized


So what are my favorites….my go tos…the tools or supplies I use daily, to be and feel organized???  

GREAT QUESTION! 

There are alot of organizational products out there to choose from. But there are only a few that I have found to be flexible, adaptable and useable in any space I have lived in. 

I give you my TOP 5 tools or supplies for living a daily, LIFE Decluttered.

#5 LAZY SUSANS


Lazy Susans...the unsung hero of kitchen, pantry, bathroom and craft shelves!

I use lazy susans in my...

 Kitchen Medicine Cabinet 
Pantry
And I’m willing to use them just about anywhere.  

They don't have to be expensive either. Alejandra from Alejandra TV made one from dollar store cake pans and marbles!!!! She spent $3. Check it out HERE.  


 
 

A Professional Organizer's 
Kitchen Command Center, Reinvented

I love a set of Before & After pictures. They make my heart smile.  

Why?  

B & A’s let us see our progress, allow us to bask in the glow of our success. Clutter is overwhelming. Starting can be what stops us from beginning. A view of where we were versus where we are now can motivate us to take on the next project!

B & A’s are inspirational. If you can do it…well…Gosh Darn It…so can I. If you can start it…well…Ehh Gad…So Can I! If you have found success with it...Jumping Jehoshaphat...SO CAN I! Motivating others with your authentic struggle...that is the good stuff of lifting others up!  

Finally, B & A’s are Pretty, Beautiful, and Simply Magnificent! 

 
 

8 Tips For Helping Our Children 
Let Go of Their Stuff!

If you have one child or ten, I don’t need to tell you that they have stuff.  A LOT OF STUFF! And, inevitably, when you’re ready to get rid of that stuff...THEY AREN'T!  

That stuff they haven’t so much as touched in months… toys, art work, clothing, books, gadgets, and birthday party goodie bag whistles INSTANTLY become prized possessions. WHAT!? WHY?! HOW?!

The challenge is real here people.  And without getting lost down a rabbit hole discussing macro level causes of how and/or why our kiddos have so much stuff…well…I’d rather just share with you practical tips that I have used with my own children, or know others have had success with! So, without further delay:  


 

Your are a what?

04/25/2016

 

Excuse Me…But what is a 
Professional Organizer Anyway???

As I embark on this new adventure called, LIFE Decluttered, I have been asked one question more than any other: 

What is a Professional Organizer???

Fabulous question.  


The simplest answer... A Professional Organizer is:

A Helper, 
A Teacher 
&
A Coach


 

Welcome

04/11/2016

 

Hello And Welcome To The Blog At 



So, a lot is going to happen here on the Blog.  ALOT!  And I wager you are wondering what you can expect here ('cause really...another blog about getting organized). Sure, there will be tips, ideas, & projects and very likely a touch of wisdom from other organized obsessed souls like myself, but you'll also find Encouragement and Motivation because being organized is not, I repeat IS NOT an end state. It is an ongoing action, friends. Uh-Huh... you read that correctly, ONGOING! Come on, lets say it together...



 
    WELCOME....
    Hi, I'm Alyson.  I got my start organizing moving around the country with my husband, an Active Duty Service Member. 12 moves in 17 years.  
    With each move, we have added children and pets to our family, creating the need to become, and more importantly FEEL, organized. With every move I have honed my craft, discovering new ways to keep our same stuff in spaces that are never the same, while also learning to let go of the stuff that just doesn't hold value to my and I any longer.  That includes how we spend our time!  
    I have turned a skill into a career I am passionate about!  With a background in Social Work, earning a Masters of Social Work in 2003, I have had the privilege of working with families in their homes and in the Mental Health field. These experiences inform the way I approach the Professional Organizing relationship: starting where you are with no judgement.  And that’s what you’ll get here on the Blog too!

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