One of the hardest things about getting organized is STAYING organized. It can be hard to build new habits, like remembering to clear off your desk each evening or hang up your clothes in your closet. If you have a brain-based condition such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, hoarding disorder, etc. or a physical limitation such as fibromyalgia or arthritis, it can be even harder. That’s why here at reSPACEd, we offer maintenance sessions for our organizing clients.
Maintenance sessions are for clients who have already worked with us to organize most or all of their homes/offices, and just need some support maintaining their new organizing systems. We often schedule these sessions every other week, once a month or once a quarter. Our clients with brain-based conditions or physical limitations tend to be our biggest users of maintenance sessions, but these sessions are really for anybody who just doesn’t have the time or mental bandwidth to deal with all of the stuff coming into their home.
What we do during a maintenance session varies from client to client, but here are some of the tasks we are often called in to help with:
- Opening and processing mail
- Filing papers
- Putting thing back into their “homes”
- Getting caught up on laundry
- Clearing off clutter on counters, desks and beds
- Tackling to-do lists
We also use maintenance sessions to handle seasonal tasks for the client such as:
- Compiling documents to go to the CPA at tax season
- Setting up new filing systems after tax season and filing away previous year’s documents
- Taking down and packing away holiday decorations
- Integrating newly received Christmas gifts into the client’s organizing system
- Making packing lists
- Packing or unpacking suitcases after a trip
- Planning a party or special event
We have worked with many of our clients on a maintenance basis for years. Having a professional organizer in your life is similar to having a CPA, hair stylist or exercise coach — we provide highly personalized services on a regular basis to help keep you on track. It’s just one more way we at reSPACEd are committed to helping you get organized.
If you are interested in receiving organizing services or scheduling maintenance sessions, please contact us here. Happy Organizing, everyone!
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