As professional organizers we hear this a lot from our clients and people who know what we do for a living. The word “hoarder” can get thrown around too often and too lightly. It’s usually not the correct label for most people struggling with disorganization. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’d like to share some insight into disorganization disorders with you. I bet you’re wondering which label is right for you?
Does your To Do list fit on a post-it note or take up an entire notebook or maybe even a few notebooks? We tend to put too much on our lists and end up frustrated with ourselves when we can’t check them all off at the end of the day. Truthfully, we’re setting ourselves up for failure from the start. Our To Do lists can be extremely helpful to keep us on track, however, the problem often lies in what and how much we’re actually putting on the list. Unreasonable expectations of how long it actually takes to complete a task can lead to a feeling of failure when we don’t make enough time to get everything done. And that’s just not fair because you’re awesome!
DID YOU KNOW? Each U.S. household receives about 850 pieces of unwanted mail per year. This adds up to more than 100 BILLION pieces of mail per year for the US, about 44% of which goes into landfills without even being opened! The damage to the environment, carbon footprint, wasted energy, etc. are considerable. And let’s not forget about the frustration and wasted time – you’ll spend about 8 months of your life dealing with unsolicited mail (PaperKarma).
April is National Stress Awareness Month but don’t stress…we’ve got you covered! We see how clutter, disorganization and chaos in our clients’ homes and offices has lead to unwanted stress and a little gray hair too!
When clients choose to work with The Little Details, not only do they get exceptional service, they also get to laugh quite a bit. We use humor as we organize and when our clients get stuck we start singing “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel to lighten the mood and give our clients a fun dose of encouragement. We have our own version of the song to keep our clients motivated…
March 20th is the first day of Spring and thank goodness it’s right around the corner! The sun is starting to grace us with it’s presence, our clocks have been changed, and the 9 feet of snow in Boston might just melt by the end of the month! What does this mean for your closet? It’s almost time to change your wardrobe.
Now that you’ve started getting your finances organized using Mint.com, it may be time to use some of your savings towards a vacation. If you live in the Boston area then you might be thinking it’s a good time to get out of town, preferably somewhere warm!
With all of this snow we’re having here in Boston, we’re all thinking of warmer places. But have you saved up for a sunny vacation or are you wishing that you had? Getting financially organized can seem like a daunting task on your To Do list but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help you organize your finances by using our favorite financial app – Mint & Mint Bills!
In our January 15th blog post we talked about our New Year’s Resolution to get healthy and lose weight. We shared some organizational tips and our Menu Planner to help keep you on track when planning your meals for the week. Now it’s time to dive deeper into that refrigerator of yours!
Healthy Weight Week is right around the corner: January 19th – 23rd. It’s a time to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. Implementing lasting systems and routines around diet and exercise doesn’t come naturally to everyone, that’s where getting organized can help.