April 8, 2018 – Do you know the saying, the days are long but the years are short? Lately, though, it seems that the days are short and the years are going by at warp speed! Such is the truth surrounding the piles, boxes, and bags of random stuff that we drop in places during these days and weeks that zip by, and before know it, your kids are teenagers and you still have legos, coloring books, and the like collecting dust in your garage, occupying space you need for serious baseball and golf equipment!
You know that your messy garage/playroom/bedroom is costing you time and money and leading to frustration over feeling perpetually behind and ill-prepared. So you say to yourself: TODAY I will clean out the garage/playroom/bedroom! You set out with every good intention of progress, you really do! But then, you check an email that needs attention. You answer a phone call that takes close to 30 minutes…
Gone now is that time you were “going to finally make progress”!!!
Recently I spent a gloriously productive 3 hours with a client in her garage that shaved 10 years off that space. For starters, we donated a crib, threw out multiple dead bouncy balls, and boxed up many toys that will benefit a school carnival soon. As well as finding things to donate or toss, we also found some important items that she needed to pass on to someone for an upcoming event; things that if she’d been actually looking for, she’d likely not have found! Think of all that time and stress she saved!
Why were we able to shave 10 years off this garage in 3 hours? WE SCHEDULED THE SESSION. She set aside the time to dedicate to the task. We talked about the goal for the space, and we worked hard without getting distracted. Yes, we drank water and took short breaks, but truthfully, we FOCUSED. And wow. Check it out.
You deserve to have similar victories in your space. Don’t you want to LOVE YOUR SPACE? Call me.
Note: all photos and anecdotal material used with permission from client.