One of the most common questions we hear from clients, friends of The Organized Life, and others who want to bring more order and control to their lives, is this: Why is organizing so difficult?
It was in response to this question, and to frequent requests for a way of getting guidance, ideas, and support before, during, and after an organizing project, that we decided to create Organized for Good.
Organized for Good: 6 Weeks to Getting--and Staying--Organized is a new online learning course designed to help you overcome obstacles, set challenging but realistic organizing goals, tackle a significant organizing project, and develop habits and practices that will make it easier to maintain your success over the long term--all with the support of yours truly and a group of like-minded people.
The next session of Organized for Good will take place in late winter and will last for six weeks, with a new lesson each week. If you've been intending to get organized but have been held back by not knowing where to start, feeling overwhelmed, wanting a guide through the process, or needing support, this class is for you.
Want to be notified when registration opens for the next Organized for Good class? Drop us a line and we'll let you know.
Getting organized can be a challenge, but with structure, support, information, and guidance, you have the power to take back control of your space, your stuff, and your life. We hope you'll join us in getting Organized for Good.
See Us on TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive"
In 2010, Emily and some of The Organized Life's team members have had the opportunity to work with a local client in conjunction with the TLC show "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and were featured in the opening episode of Season 2 (called A Homeless Man with a House). In December 2011, Emily shot a follow-up segment, which aired as part of the opening episode of Season 3, called Where Are They Now?
Bennie, the client we worked with, struggled with hoarding and overconsumption for many years before deciding to take back his home and his life from the stuff that was literally crowding him out. We've been truly impressed with and amazed by his determination to clear out his space and regain control, and have been honored to work with him.
If you missed either show, check your local listings for repeat broadcasts to watch the story of one man's journey out of severe disorganization, and how The Organized Life helped guide him along that path.
More Services at Work and at Home
We're always working to expand and refine our service offerings to make them more useful and more relevant to clients in the workplace and at home. Throughout the coming year, we'll be adding more and different ways to serve you.
For starters, we’re significantly expanding our service offerings for small businesses and professionals, from one-person operations and home-based companies to corporate work groups and teams.
By expanding to offer more services for businesses, we’ll have the opportunity to share the benefits of organization with a broader audience, and to bring the same sense of control, productivity, and reduced stress to offices and workplaces as we’ve helped bring to homes.
Our business organizing and productivity services include
More Services for Residential Clients
Great changes are afoot for our residential clients as well. We’re adding new members to The Organized Life team who are dedicated to helping you get more organized at home. These team members have a range of expertise in all things home—from working with families to bringing more order to each room in the house to helping corral and organize memorabilia—so no matter your organizing challenge, chances are we can help.
Interested in learning more about how The Organized Life can help you harness the power of organization at work and at home? Contact us.
Classes & Events
Here's what's happening in the months ahead.
Becoming a Professional Organizer: The Essentials is a full-day class for new and prospective Professional Organizers I teach with my colleague Josh Zerkel. We're now also offering Paper Management: The Essentials, a class designed for Professional Organizers who want to offer paper management to their menu of client services.
Want to be added to our mailing list to receive information on upcoming classes? Contact us.
I'm always happy to speak about organizing and the benefits it can bring to life at work and at home. Interested in having me address your company or group? Drop me a line.