"A place for everything and everything in its place."
- Mrs. Beeton (The Book of Household Management, 1861)
Picture your home organized...
When you walk in the door, you have a place to hang your coat, put your shoes, keys, bag and mail. You walk into the kitchen and grab your favorite snack/drink and head to the sofa to relax before dinner, which is already cooking in the crock pot according to your weekly meal plan. You can find important documents and only one of everything, as well as any clothing, tools, cleaning supplies, photos, etc. Anything you wish to find you can, because everything is in its place.
You don't want to be greeted with clutter or a mess or feel drained when you enter the door. It mustn't remind you of all the things you have yet to do and don't have time for. Your home should inspire you, and feel like a haven or retreat for your soul! You need to have breathing space, see treasured mementos and have it smell fresh and clean. Taking this off your mental to do list causes an immediate sense of relief and the weight is lifted. Quit imagining and call me I can help you make this your reality!
Some interesting things to think about...
Getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40% of housework in the average home. 25% of people with 2 car garages are parking at least one vehicle outside because they have too much stuff! 1 out of 11 families in the U.S. rents a space to store their extra junk, wasting about $1000 a year.
A survey conducted in April 2012 on behalf of Professional Organizers of Canada by Environics shows that 70% of Canadians say they're not organized. Almost 20% of those surveyed said they can't relax at home because of clutter and disorganization.
According to the book "Life at home in the Twenty first century" by researchers at UCLA, it says that "The U.S. has 3.1 % of the world's children and purchases 40 % of the world's toys."