Organized! by Kristi understands that most clients know what needs to be done, but they don’t know how or where to start.
One methodology that Kristi typically applies, is the “SPACE” process as defined by Julie Morgenstern in her book “Organizing From The Inside Out”. This is a tried and true and easy to follow structure to help us reach your goals.
Sort: Sorting is the first step and consists of cleaning out ALL the items in the space and sorting them into like categories. This process allows you to see everything you have and group them together in a logical way without having to worry about where it will ultimately be stored or used.
Purge: Purging can sometimes happen simultaneously with the Sort process if the decision is simple and straight forward. Oftentimes, however, you need to see everything you have before making decisions as to whether or not you want to keep it. Purge decisions include: Trash, Donate, Recycle, Consignment, Sell, etc…
Assign: This is the step where we make decisions as to where and how will you be storing the items that remain following the purge process. This includes decisions about placement (finding the best home for the item) and recommendations for product purchases if applicable.
Contain: This is when you actually see it come together. We place your belongings in the physical locations and containers decided upon during the “Assign a home” step. The space or container chosen provides physical boundaries for the items and acts as a tool to help manage the space going forward.
Equalize: This step relates to maintaining the space. We will establish a process and frequency for maintaining the space.
Kitchens & PantriesLearn more about my Kitchen and Pantry organization services
The kitchen is the heart of the home. You want it to be beautiful, functional and clean. Unfortunately, the kitchen often becomes a dumping ground for everyone and everything. I can work with you to create calm in the kitchen. We’ll set up a command center to handle the incoming mail, school art projects and paperwork, backpacks, and technology to create a space where bills can be paid and paperwork can be processed, while reclaiming your counters and chairs, and giving you a space for meal preparation.
Since the pantry is often visited by every member of your household, it can quickly become a disorganized mess. It is important to keep the pantry organized so that you can see what you have in stock. This allows you to avoid over buying and/or depleting your inventory and to use items before they expire.
Housing like items in baskets and bins will help create a clear view of what you have on hand. Setting up snack stations will give your little ones the autonomy to pick out their own snack, and to help pack their lunches for school.
If you need help with these areas, please give Kristi a call!
ClosetsLearn more about my closet organization services
Are your closets busting at the seams? Are you afraid that if you open the doors, the contents will come crashing out onto the floor? Are shared closets a catchall for sports equipment, umbrellas, jackets, and wrapping paper?
Whatever type of closet you have – hall, bedroom, linen, utility, are you using all of their available space?
Kristi can help you to inventory what is in your closets, help you to purge what you no longer need/use/wear, and help to maximize the space available in your closets.
Stop buying duplicate items because you can’t find the ones you own; get rid of clothes that no longer fit or are out of style; and enjoy the feeling of a neat and orderly closet!
Family/Living AreasLearn more about my family/living area organization services
These bustling areas need to have organization. Your home is your sanctuary. You should be able to come home, kick off your shoes, and relax in your living room with your family. You don’t want your family gathering rooms to be covered with clutter so that you cringe when you walk in. If this is your current situation, then call Kristi. She can provide guidance on decluttering, purging, and organizing your rooms to allow for quality family and relaxation time.
Kids SpacesLearn more about my kid space organization services
Kids have a lot of stuff! They too need a space where they can play, read, create, and rest. Above all, they need organization! I love to work with parents and kids to help them determine what works for them. I can help to set up stations within their spaces for their needs whether it be for crafting, reading, doing homework, or displaying their toys and trophies. These stations will be easy for them to maintain.
In addition, I can work with you (and your kiddos) to organize their closets and set up systems in a way that will allow them to get ready and out the door in the morning before the bus drives by!
BathroomsLearn more about my bathroom organization services
One of the busiest rooms in your home, the bathroom needs to be organized for efficiency. The morning bathroom rush can be a lot smoother if your bathroom is organized for every person using it. Everyone needs easy access to the tools they use to ready themselves for the day ahead.
I can help you maximize your storage space and set up stations for each member of the household. Creating these spaces and efficiencies will ensure that you do not run out of supplies and that everyone can keep their personal items neatly tucked away when not in use.
Garages & BasementsLearn more about my garage and basement organization services
When my husband and I bought our home, we finally felt like ‘adults’ because we had a two car garage. We vowed never to fill up the garage so that it could remain a space for parking our cars. Many homeowners use their garage for excess clutter; are you one of them? Do you long to park your car in your garage? If so, Kristi can help you to declutter and organize your garage for all of your needs, including parking your vehicles.
Basements can be dark and dingy breeding grounds for disorganization and a refuge for items that you do not want to deal with. Let Kristi help you to streamline what’s in your basement, purge what you no longer want/need and setup storage solutions to house contents for holiday decorations, seasonal toys, and tools.
Unpacking & PlacementLearn more about my unpacking and placement organization services
Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! You made that monumental purchase, and moved in. Now you’re surrounded by lots and lots of boxes. You don’t have the luxury of time to unpack those boxes because you’re working, you’re parenting, and you’re tired. Once I get a sense of how you want your home set-up, I can unpack and place your items in a way that makes sense for how you live.
I can also work with you to plan space to determine furniture placement and creative storage solutions.
Paper ManagementLearn more about my paper management services
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of paper you have, and continue to get from outside sources, like daily mail?
I can help you to streamline your files (physically or electronically) so that you can find what you need, process your daily paperwork, pay bills on time, and feel more organized and productive in your home office.
Meal PlanningLearn more about my unpacking and placement organization services
It’s 4:00 p.m., do you know what you will feed your family tonight for dinner? How often do you get a text, a phone call or tug on your pant leg asking ‘what’s for dinner?’?
I get it, we’re all so busy and meal planning is bound to take a backseat. Don’t resort to those takeout menus and drive-thrus! I can work with you to set up a monthly meal planner with the foods that your family likes and with ingredients that you already have on hand. More importantly, I can help you time manage so that you’re not always the one to cook; older children and significant others can help with the food preparation process.
Holiday DecoratingLearn more about my holiday decorating services
Christmas is always on December 25, yet inevitably, the date sneaks up on us. Don’t have time to dress your house for Old Saint Nick? No problem! I can deck the halls with the best of them. Using your precious decorations, I will decorate your house, your tree, whatever your interior decorating needs may be.
You give me the inspiration and I will take care of the rest.
Holiday Card DistributionLearn more about my holiday card distribution services
Picking the card, personalizing it with your pictures, getting them printed, stamped and into the mail is a daunting task! Because we are so short on time, cards are often overlooked or nixed from the to do list. However, don’t you adore receiving cards with photos of family and friends? Give me the task of creating the perfect card for you and getting it printed and mailed in a timely manner.
It’s a huge item off of your to do list and a meaningful one at that!
Do you have a need not listed above? If so, contact me. I can either help you or refer you to someone who can.