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Organization and Your Mental Health


So many individuals struggle with the balance of home, work and mental health these days. Its hard to prioritize tasks because it may seem like your "to do" list is never-ending. One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients lately is how stressful it is to keep their homes organized and functioning in a sensible manner. They are so overwhelmed with the daunting task of getting rid of items, clearing out cluttered spaces and just getting basic organization in their closets, kitchen, office and storage areas.

Many homes now have one or two people working at home remotely, and its not always "stress free" and easier to work at home. It may reduce time commuting, save money on gas, allow parents to manage their kids schedules better, but there are also challenges for many families working remotely. For instance, those projects around the house you have been wanting to tackle for years are in clear sight even more now that you are at home more often. Maybe your office has become the dumping ground for those items you just don't know what to do with. Perhaps you just haven't been able to spend the time on getting your home back in order due to lockdown and the pandemic. You may have inherited unwanted items from family/friends. Some of us have lost loved ones and we feel paralyzed even starting any of these projects on our own.


"It's not that they aren't capable of doing the work, but they need the motivation. They need someone to keep them on task, give them insight and keep the momentum going." DANNA BRIM, OWNER RESOURCEFUL ORGANIZATION


Trying to balance home/work life can be a real struggle for many of us. Dealing with this anxiety/stress can really distract people from their work, create issues in relationships, cause animosity towards a partner/kids and overall make us sad, depressed, make us feel powerless. Although having a therapist can help in many ways, some people need more "tangible" results to feel better in their homes. The accomplishment of getting a space organized, streamlined and decluttered can really change a person's outlook on the immediate future. It's not that they aren't capable of doing the work, but they need the motivation. They need someone to keep them on task, give them insight and keep the momentum going.


Just like many of us need the help of a fitness instructor to stay healthy and fit, we also need help with getting our space better streamlined for ourselves and our families. Getting organized can definitely improve your mental health and help you feel better about your home, your family and even your career.


Many of my clients tell me that it's very cathartic to let go of items that no longer serve a purpose in their lives. They feel like a weight has been lifted from them. They feel lighter, less burdened and more focused. Professional Organization is not magic, it won't cure you of a medical diagnosis, but it can definitely make a huge positive impact on your life and how you feel about the space you live in.

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