It’s amazing how quickly things can pile up, isn’t it? All of the school papers, mail, toys, laundry, and random kitchen clutter can sneak up on you. It feels overwhelming when you don’t know where to start, or when you want to transform your space but aren’t sure how.
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could come to your home and help you get organized? Lisa the Organizer can help!
After many years as a preschool teacher, Lisa decided to put her natural organization skills to work and became a professional organizer. Having launched her business in New Jersey, she recently relocated to South Florida and is expanding her services to those of us in Miami and surrounding areas. She gets it. She understands that the task of becoming organized can feel really overwhelming. But she is passionate about coming alongside her clients as a non-judgemental personal coach to help them achieve their goals. She’s a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and serves on the board of the South Florida NAPO chapter. She also holds certifications in household management and residential organizing.
Working with an organizer is a process that involves goal setting, planning, and maintenance. Prior to our appointment, Lisa asked me what some of my goals were and then helped me come up with a plan.
Like many apartment residents, our biggest issue is space. We have a lot of stuff in a small space, and I just didn’t know where to start. She was quickly able to advise me about what to tackle first so that I could see some immediate progress. For example, we have a large, heavy TV and entertainment center that needed to go. Getting rid of them will free up a lot of space so that we can rearrange our living room–something we’ve wanted to do for a while now. So together we spent some time looking into various options for tackling this.
Electronics need to be responsibly recycled and disposed of, and as it turns out there are some local businesses that do just that! Electronic Recycling Center offers scheduled pick-up services (for a fee) or free drop-off at their facility. I also discovered STS Electronic Recycling which offers free computer and electronics recycling pick-up services in Miami-Dade. This was so helpful to know!
Next, we talked about some of the other trouble spots so she could customize an organizational plan. She made recommendations for storage solutions and encouraged me to start decluttering small areas.
Getting rid of clutter is an essential step in the organizing process to get a sense of what we no longer need or use. So often we rebuy things we already have because we are unable to find what we are looking for. Once decluttering is complete, you know what you have, and the process of making a home for everything is the next step. When it comes to storing items, always group like with like and store items in containers and label, label, label. Like my kids’ outdoor play stuff (bubbles, chalk, beach balls, frisbees)–putting all of those things in a clear, labeled bin by the door so that it’s easily contained and visible. Simple and practical steps that make a big difference.
For the stuff we no longer need, Lisa recommended a few organizations that can pick-up/receive a variety of donated items. Vietnam Veterans of America can pick up clothing and other household items in as little as 24 hours. Networking to Help Children also offers free local pick-up of art and appliances, bedding and books, clothing and computers. Florida Breast Cancer Foundation accepts donations of gently used clothing, household goods, and furniture to support research, education, public policy, and community-based organizations. How amazing is that?! I love that I can schedule a pick-up of the things I no longer need so that they can benefit others.
Lisa offers a wide-range of organizing services. She can help you with:
- Home and home office organizing
- Setting up a command center to make managing home life easier
- Organizing kitchens, bedrooms, closets, playrooms, laundry rooms… any space in your house
- Helping you regain order after a major life event (like having a baby!)
- Setting up filing and bill pay systems
- Moving and downsizing organizing
- Coordinating your move
- Packing and unpacking
- Trash hauling
- Art/antique auctioneers
- Garage organizing
- Dorm room organizing
- Snowbird concierge service
She is also able to help set up filing systems, organize paper, and aid with transitions into assisted living situations. So whether you’re a new mom, busy mom, overwhelmed mom, or boss mom, she can work collaboratively with you to make your day-to-day life easier.
You can do this… she can help! Call Lisa the Organizer at 954-412-1920 to schedule your free consultation today.