Working with hundreds of people in their homes and offices for close to two decades, I have gained a continuously deeper understanding of how to help people ‘get organized’. [I put that in quotes because the process and the result is so different for each person.] By turning conventional organizing wisdom on its head and focusing on the release of internal clutter first, the results my clients see are both radical and lasting. Most people think that our environment affects our mindset, and to a degree, this is true. I have found, however, that once people locate the emotional turbulence that is at the root of their clutter and let go of these draining thoughts and beliefs, the actual act of organizing is a snap. I call the process Deep Decluttering, because we attend to the problem at its root, so it doesn’t come back.
This deeply healing process and the phenomenal results are what my clients rave about: together, we will tear your world apart and then lovingly, consciously put it back together so that it is reflective of where you are today and where you want to go from here. We let go of the weight of the past to make room for the light of the future.
Starting from the inside allows for the release of items, people and commitments that drain energy and constantly distract from one’s true purpose, be it personal or professional. We’ll create efficient systems based on the unique way you process information, with the result being that your outer landscape will support your present delight and forward motion with ease.
If you are like most people, when you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment with us, it’s because you are finally ready to look into your life in a deeper way and begin letting go of the items and commitments that no longer serve you. The journey from chaos to order is a powerful, transformative and truly a spiritual undertaking.
In Deep Decluttering, it is my job to stand as respectful and supportive witness for this process. Emotional clutter has been keeping you from enjoying the creativity and freedom that you may have been yearning for, often without realizing exactly what it is.
I am not a therapist, but the work we do together is therapeutic in nature, and it is not uncommon for you to experience emotional discomfort before, during or after our work. Not only is this normal, but in my opinion, it is a sign that the energy is moving and change is happening. It is an exciting and exhilarating feeling.
Together we will recognize and improve on successful techniques that are already in place in your life, identify those routines and systems that are hindering your productivity, and redirect the ineffective behavior to a more efficient way of working and being creative. I call this the “lazy person’s” way to organize, because if you are like most of us, you probably have unrealistic expectations of yourself and suffer from “perfection paralysis”: I can’t do something unless I do it perfectly, so I just won’t do it at all!
Working together, we are going to find the ways to set up your life so that it works for YOU. That is key, because if there is one complaint I have heard repeatedly over the years it is that a well-meaning friend, or other organizer has set up a system that may work well for them, but that does not work for the person it was created for!
Deep Decluttering rocks.