Last week was our first week back to work after nearly 2 months off due to Covid-19, and it was so refreshing to be back to work! Initially, I was concerned that clients would have a hard time hearing and understanding me while wearing a mask, but that hasn’t turned out to be a problem at all.
One of the big projects I worked on last week was getting a client ready to put up her house for sale. We spent 8 hours going systematically room-to-room, decluttering unwanted things and putting things to be kept into packing boxes. May (and late spring in general) is Moving Season in our industry, and we are so glad to be able to get back to work and help people declutter in preparation for a move or unpack after a move. If you need help decluttering or unpacking for a move, you can read more about this service here.
Meanwhile, Aimee spent several hours last week helping a client with ADHD organize her work-from-home space. The client had been teleworking the last two months at home, and she wondered if she could do more to make things easier to find and give herself more desktop space. Aimee to the rescue! Aimee has received specialized training in working with people with brain-based conditions such as ADHD. She helped the client sort through stacks of papers that were on the desk, set up a filing system and find homes for all of the little odds and ends that had accumulated. If your office or work-from-home space could use some organizing, here’s more information about that service.
Another one of my projects last week was a virtual organizing coaching video chat, a new service that we have rolled out since the pandemic started. The client came prepared with a specific organizing goal in mind, and we chatted on the phone for an hour about her goals and her obstacles that were getting in the way. Then we made a plan for how she could accomplish that goal on her own time. Aimee and I have been loving doing these kinds of calls, because we really enjoy digging deep with clients about their organizing journey. Contact us here for this service.
Finally, I spent several sessions working with a family and their daughter (age 9), helping the little girl set up better systems for keeping her Barbies under control. During this time, I also set up a better system for her sewing room. Over the last two months, the daughter had taken up sewing, and needed more space to spread out, as well as easy ways to corral all her sewing tools, notions and fabric. This was a super fun project for me (an occasional seamstress myself) and the family was so pleased with how everything turned out! We didn’t need to buy any new organizing products to get the sewing room whipped into shape, which made me happy. Here’s some information about our residential organizing services.
If you are ready to get organized and you live in the Portland Metro area, please fill out this contact form so I can schedule an initial, low-cost assessment at your home or office and give you an estimate for organizing services. We are taking extra safety precautions in light of Covid-19, including wearing gloves and masks at your home, and seeing just one client a day. Whether you have a brain-based condition like ADHD or just want your space to look and feel more organized, we are here to help! All of us at reSPACEd are NAPO members, and we have all received ongoing training in organizing techniques as well as complex organizing situations. Let’s get you organized this summer!
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