Still sticking to your New Year’s Resolution goals, or have they taken a back burner to the realities and stresses of motherhood? Perhaps the missing piece to achieving your goals is a little bit of organization.
Is there any resolution that doesn’t require organization to execute?
You want to get fit? You will need to find your workout clothes, schedule time to fit in exercise on a regular basis, and organize your finances so that you can invest in a gym membership or yoga classes.
You want to eat better? You will need to purge your pantry of temptations, find time to organize a meal plan or a grocery list, shop, prep, and cook healthier meals.
You want to start saving money? You will need to organize your budget, track your spending, set financial goals, stop spending money on items that you already have and can’t find in your home.
“Organizing your life is VITAL to strategizing and following through on EVERY SINGLE RESOLUTION,” says Beth Deig, Professional Organizer and owner of Sorted Nest, a home organizing service. “I propose that we take January to get organized and cleared of clutter and then set our resolutions on Feb. 1st. At the end of a month of mental and physical clutter clearing, I promise you will have a much better sense of what you do and don’t want for yourself and where you want to go in the coming year.”
Though Beth only discovered the field of professional organizing a few years ago, she had a passion for organizing early in life…she even enjoyed organizing her toys as a child. But this San Diego mom is challenged with keeping her own little home organized amidst the chaos of two little kids and a husband just like the rest of us. “They are not neat at all. Nor is my husband!” Beth says.
“People get overwhelmed and grumpy living in a cluttered home,” says Beth. “I’m a mom. I really get needing help and being hesitant to ask for it, but I love to be able to help other moms reduce the stress and overwhelm in their homes.”
“One mother that I will never forget was in tears upon my arrival with a disorganized guest room filled with baby shower gifts. After a single 3-hour organizing session we were able to transform the room into an organized nursery where mom could sit and peacefully dream of baby’s impending arrival.”
In addition to helping her clients clear clutter, find homes for items, and create better systems in their homes, Beth gives tips on storage systems and where to purchase them. She also takes donations, electronics and batteries for recycling, and documents to be shredded with her at the end of each organizing session.
If you’re craving more peace, calm and order in your home, call your local professional organizer. Beth is offering mom’s guide readers a free 15-minute phone consultation as well as 1 free hour of organizing during your first 3-hour organizing session, after a paid in-home consultation.