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Get your home ready for holiday guests!

As you prepare your heart to celebrate this Christmas season, preparing your home is also necessary for gatherings large or small.  Shoving everything into a closet, or the garage may have been the default, desperate, last-minute “go-to” solution you chose in the past, but may I suggest a different approach?  Hire a professional organizer to achieve lasting results and true order.  Didn’t know such a thing existed? Yes, it’s true this industry is gaining awareness and growing in demand (especially around this time of year)! A Professional Organizer works with you to de-clutter your home and identifies an appropriate permanent location for each item to be stored. You receive encouragement and coaching, never judgment but genuine helpfulness for implementing the best organizational system for you to maintain a clean and organized home.

Getting organized is a great gift for your yourself and your family!  Welcome guests with confidence this season and throughout the New Year! Celebrate the birth of Christ in a freshly organized, warm and welcoming home!

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Merry Christmas!

Revolution Thrift. My top pick for donations. Here’s why…

I proudly support San Antonio’s newest Thrift shop, Revolution Thrift. Revolution Thrift has been attracting attention from the community as many seek to support the vision of bringing hope and healing to the people of our city!
Founder Rachel Kelley, envisioned a local thrift store that would donate 100% of its profits to local charities in the community. In this way, the residents of San Antonio could give back to their city by simply donating and shopping.
I frequently say “clean and clear” or “purge, purge, purge”! I can tell you with bold confidence, this is where I send my surplus! And as many of you already know, it’s also where I send your surplus, if I’ve worked with you recently! I love to help my clients become free of the burden of owning too much stuff! Now I can confidently give to an organization that believes, as I do, in an holistic approach to changing lives in San Antonio! I fully believe in the ministries they’re partnered with: Christian Hope Resource Center, Grace House, and Ransomed Life, to name a few.
Consider how you can get involved in catching the vision of Revolution Thrift!
Shop. Volunteer. Donate. Give.
You won’t regret it!

Keep Table Clear =Meals Together

Is your dining table a “catch all” surface used as a landing pad for incoming mail, backpacks, school books, unpacked grocery bags, laundry, and a myriad of other random items?  With a large family, trust me, I can relate!

As a professional organizer, I have the privilege of going into many homes to help others tidy up and bring order! One common trouble spot seems to consistently be the kitchen table. So, I felt it was a worthy topic for this post.  Any horizontal surface is a “hot spot” for clutter but the kitchen or dining room table are even more prone to collecting a hodgepodge of stuff simply because of their location! Think about it. The table is, in most homes, close to the laundry room, the kitchen and the front door!

I was invited into the home of a creative, young single mom who I’ll call Ann.  The scope of the project was to help bring order to the art supplies which seemed to be taking over the entire house.  As I was given the tour of the space, I noticed the kitchen table was hiding under a large pile of laundry among other many other things.  As we gained momentum, and reached that section of the home, Ann was motivated to “find the kitchen table.”  After our work was completed for the day, her table was cleared and Ann was inspired! She proudly proclaimed, “I’m going to make a special dinner tonight! My kids will be so excited!”  Ann texted me the following day to share that her children were most assuredly excited to have a meal together at the kitchen table! She shared that normally they made themselves sandwiches and ate in their rooms. The simple act of “finding the kitchen table” as Ann put it, made a powerful impact on her and her children!

Do you need to “find” your table?  May Ann’s story be an encouraging motivator for you to clear that critical space in your home and commit to keep it clear. Share family meals together.

When was that last time you ate a meal together around the table with your family?  Can’t remember?  Well, how about start fresh and let it be today!

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Finding Cash!

If I had a “favorite organizing story,” this would be it!…

Finding Cash while organizing
A client found a stack of cash hidden in an forgotten box while organizing a closet. I just love when that happens

Upon entering the client’s home for the first time and receiving the grand tour, the front closet was identified as the greatest need and highest priority.  So we dug in!! The entire contents of the closet was emptied and quickly sorted into labeled boxes (“Dontate”, “Upstairs”, “Belongs Here,” “Trash”).  About three hours into this project, we open a large plastic bin that was tucked away into the farthest recesses of the closet. As the sorting process continued, something surprising was discovered within a VHS movie.  What was it? Cash! As the VHS case was removed many large crisp bills, stacked one on top of the other were discovered to the tune of $1300! Forgotten about…until the decision was made to clean out the front closet!!

Surprising things inevitably turn up when you begin to declutter, organize and simplify!!

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