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When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders first began in early 2020, my home also became an office, a school, a gym, and a movie theater overnight. And my family
How I Changed My Environment to Support My Mental HealthAfter learning that having an orderly home isn't just a vanity goal, I was ready to take control of my clutter. But as much as I wanted toMarie Kondo my home, my free time was already so limited. And things had gotten so bad that I didn't even know where to begin. So, I called in a professional.
Out of desperation, I reached out to a local professional organizer. When I saw that the business's name wasOnce Upon a Clutter, I immediately felt a sense of calm thinking of a cleaning fairy godmother entering my home and making it feel clean and welcoming.
And Keri Scott, the magical organizer, turned out to be so much more than an organizer. She analyzed my day-to-day routine, my priorities, and my challenges. Yes, she helped me declutter and put things away, but she also helped me organize the flow of my day to make things run more efficiently, and thus, help me maintain the organization. headtopics.com
Keri shared that by helping me get control of my home, I will also get more control of my life. She added thathaving an organized and decluttered homecan instantly change the energy of a room. Having a clean and tidy environment can add a sense of calm, peace, and control that messes can't hold a candle to.
She and I decluttered, purged, and organized my entire home. We reworked some spaces that need to function differently now that my entire family is home more often. And we found a"home" for miscellaneous items that were simply scattered about.
No, my food is not color-coded and my child's Legos are not sorted by size, but things are put away and I only have essentials in sight. Everything else is in its place.How Hiring a Home Organizer Changed My MoodHiring a home organizer was certainly an investment – both financially and timewise. But the outcome of the experience was worth so much more than the dollars and minutes I spent changing my environment.
Instead of staring at piles of stuffed animals and towels, I see clean countertops and an organized pantry. And instead of entering a room and immediately feeling my shoulders tense, I feel a sense of calm.I now enjoy the space in my home. It's a peaceful haven that allows me to create, have fun, and live. Hiring a home organizer was one of the best things I could have done for myself during the COVID pandemic. My house is so much more than a home now, and since I am spending 24/7 staring at the same walls, having an environment that is not overstimulating and is orderly is just what I needed to help me feel so much better. headtopics.com
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