you're like the average person, clutter and
disorganization stress you out. But, like most people,
the idea of tackling the clutter overwhelms you
because you don’t know where to start.
I get it! I’ve been
there. It is overwhelming, especially when you’re
looking at decades of treasured possessions.
Let's face it. Clutter
has a sneaky way of creeping in. It may start with
yesterday’s mail on the kitchen table, a plate in the
sink, a box of memories, or a closet with clothing you
no longer wear.
You may not even
initially notice the clutter. But then all of a
sudden, one day, when you're thinking about a move or
visiting your parents, you realize just how much
"stuff" has accumulated.
Just a year ago, our
family decided to declutter my parent’s house while
they were still around to have a say in where their
belongings went. My parents grew up during the
Depression and saved every box, plastic container, or
bag, which is pretty typical of this era. It was a
process to go through everything they owned to help
them downsize someday.
It was a good thing we
were proactive. Due to health and safety reasons, they
are now moving to a patio home. And while there is
still much to gift, donate, or sell, it will be a much
easier process because we have no clutter or garbage
to toss during the move.
While organizing my parent’s
paperwork, I realized some critical items were
missing. They didn’t have a healthcare directive or
estate plan. Organizing their paperwork and the items
in their home has
alleviated the stress of their future move and helped
our family get those items taken care of.
I couldn’t imagine trying
to tackle this while also dealing with a sick parent.
Once you get to that point, you really want to spend
your time creating memories with your loved one.
That’s why it’s so
important to get organized now – BEFORE you are faced
For many people,
especially seniors, the hardest part of the organizing
process is letting go. Everything in your home has
meaning. Working with a professional organizer can
help take the pressure and emotion out of what to
keep, sell, or donate.
doesn’t have to be stressful.
At Smart Organizing
Solutions (SOS), we take a compassionate and caring
approach to help your family sort and organize.
Whether you're looking at downsizing, moving, or just
want to live a less cluttered life, we can help – and
we love to hear all the fantastic memories in the
We will work together to
develop a plan on how to organize your surroundings to
create a more inviting atmosphere that you will enjoy
Working with a
professional organizer takes away the stress of doing
it on your own. We’ll be here with you throughout the
whole process. At SOS, we also help you sell your
items to ease the process of letting go.
Still not sure if a
professional organizer is for you? Schedule a free
consultation and ask me all the questions you have.
I’d love to visit with you! Call today at
320-248-6694, or visit