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What does the Professional Organizer purge…?

What does the Professional Organizer purge…?

Does she practice what she preaches, one in – one out…?

Yes, de-cluttering is an ongoing process, not a once off flurry of activity.  As purchases, gifts and projects are freely flowing in, they must be equally flowing out.  The operative word here is FREELY…

free·ly – ˈfrēlē/ – adverb

  • not under the control of another; as one wishes.
    • “I roamed freely”
  • without restriction or interference.
    • “air can freely circulate”
  • in copious or generous amounts.
    • “she gave freely from her abundance”

So what does a Professional Organizer purge…

Shoes and handbags I haven’t used and every time I try, I think I really don’t like these – so gone!

A couple of blouses that are super cute on the hanger, but not sure what I was thinking, they just are not me, so bye bye.

2 devotional books, since I have discovered the BIBLE app, I have hundreds of devotionals at my finger tips.

2016-01-29 08.35.00 A few dog beds that need mending. To be perfectly honest, its never gonna happen.  The dog doesn’t seem to mind that their torn but doesn’t lay in them anyway – OUT!

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A herb pot I have decided won’t be big enough and a nearly full large bottle of hand sanitizer I bought for a hoard clear job but now just sits lonely in the garage – off to be useful elsewhere!

AND lastly…. Several recent presents I received that I just don’t like, aren’t me, things I am not going to use – BRUTAL but true. Of course I would not post pictures of such things.  I do not want to hurt anyone’s feeling.  I am also not going to take up space with things I do not want or like and that I know someone else can use 🙂

Where does it all go?  Some goes to the local mission, where I know things will be passed on freely for free.  Other stuff I sell on eBay or via our local Facebook Mama’s page.

I am also motivated by a goal, a monetary goal.  I have something in mind that I would like to purchase and it presently would be more valuable to me than all this STUFF combined.

Is it time for you to take a tour of your own home?  Gather the clutter, fill out a donation receipt or snap a few quick pics to post online for sale? Get a jump on the new year before its just another year buried in clutter, you can do it!

If you are in the Springs, we offer a free consultation to get you started or help you along the way.  If you are not  in the Springs, we offer online or phone consultations/sessions as well.

Junk Mail Avalanche… How to stop the onslaught!

This past week I got to catch up with a client who I have met with about 2-3 times a year over the past several years.  Yes, that is correct… getting organized is not a one and done kind of thing.  Getting organized and staying on top of a dynamic life full of work, hobbies, home and family, as many of you know, is a lot of work.  Thankfully she and I have forged a sweet relationship and she proudly calls me in for back up!

She has a mail issue, can anyone relate.  She keeps a lovely home and you would never know when you enter her tidy main level that she has hidden away boxes and boxes of papers, mail, catalogs and cards (thankfully not bills.)  So a few times a year, when it has become too overwhelming, she give me a call and I come, and we sort and toss and file….

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Vacation Packing – Carry on, my wayward bag lady!

My previous two posts (lists & take 2) were touched on here during  my Fox 21 segment.

Bags of bags

 

The great stuff I didn’t get to talk about can only be found here!!!

Who doesn’t love bags!? Bigs bags, small bags, plastic bags, clutches, wristlets, slouches, ziplocks, baggallinis!

When it comes to travel, you have to do your best to minimize what you are packing, especially when it comes to your carry on.

I like the bag in bags approach.  Ladies, your purse counts as a carry on, so I say the bigger the better.  Make it something that can do double duty at your destination; shopping carry all, beach bag, quick overnight bag if your travels require.

Inside your carry on, break it down.  Think about a trendy crossbody bag, like a baggallini.  And inside that, a wristlet wallet clutch.  These options give you maximum flexibility on size, style and coordination.

Don’t stop there, bag your cords, chargers, players and earbuds into an easy access zipper pouch so you can wrangle them without a tangled mess at the bottom of your carry on.

Compartmentalize all those little necessities like sunglasses, mints, travel pillow, cell phone, tickets/itinerary, lip balm and the like in your bag of bags to organize yourself on the go.

Where are you headed are you next vacation?  Take some time to enjoy the process so you can better enjoy your destination. Travel like a pro, enjoy the journey!

 

 

 

Vacation Packing – take 2 – Double Up

Well, truth be told some unexpected travel has kept me from writing my follow up posts on packing.  And in all honesty, I didn’t double check my list and on one of my trips I forgot my swimsuit!!! A rookie mistake but as I said in my last post, not the end of the world.  I popped into a store, bought a new suit and was sipping cocktails poolside in no time!

So do what I say, not what I do 🙂

Once you have reviewed your list, schedule a time to pack your bags.  Take your time to think through outfits and events based on your travel plans (and the weather.) Minimize your bottoms and take multiple tops if space allows.  Roll your clothing to accommodate the best use of space. Remember when your choosing your clothing, choose what you love, what is comfortable and what you feel good in.  Don’t waste space on maybe…http://theberry.com/2014/01/30/packing-is-not-an-easy-task-18-photos/

There is also no space for maybes in that quart size ziplock bag. Do yourself a favor and splurge on travel size toiletries or purchase travel bottles to fill and refill.  If you do choose refillable bottles, label them well so future trips don’t find you putting lotion in your hair 🙂

Double up, duplicate frequently used items so you can get them packed without having to think twice on the day of your departure.  Consider creating a “travel bag” that is nearly ready for any trip at any time.  Stock your travel bag with an extra hair brush, toothbrush  and your travel size toiletries so you can jet set with ease.

Check out these other great blogs for unusual packing tips that will help you get organized and on your way.

More on toiletries…

Cosmo knows… 20 tips for traveling with ease

Lastly, a few I hadn’t even thought of… #s 8, 23 & 25

 

 

 

Reevaluating, refining & rediscovering

Well if you have been following MAS Movement LLC through the life of the business you know we have gone through some changes over the past year.  You might even notice that this is our first blog in over a year!  So for those of you who don’t know and might be interested, here is what happened….

Business was going extremely well at the beginning of 2014, I had 2 contractors working regularly for MAS Movement LLC.  We worked together to get jobs done more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.   I wanted to promote these amazing ladies to begin seeing their own clients, working solo or with additional contract help as needed. But truth be told, I just didn’t know if there would be enough work for all of us.

That is when I went to coffee with another business provider and walked away with a new job!  I was looking for something new and different but still in the realm of organizing, something that would allow me to continue running MAS Movement LLC and raise up the wonderful new organizers I had trained to work with me over these past years.  Closet Factory (official website) offered me just what I was looking for.

It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions, a lot of business tending fell by the wayside, like blogs, facebook posts and classes.  But in return, I learned the new and exciting business of custom storage design, it was a natural addition to MAS Movement LLC.  And all the more exciting as several MAS Movement LLC clients have availed of the awesome storage Closet Factory (my facebook page) has to offer.

MAS Movement LLC has regained its footing as Myia Danley has stepped into the role of lead professional organizer.  She now has a handful of contractors that work with her on 90% of the leads that come into MAS Movement LLC via our website and facebook.

It has been a whirlwind of a year, sometimes uncomfortable but I think that is where growth lives.  I never imagined what was in store as I felt God tugging on my heart at the end of 2013.  Change was coming no matter how much I dug in my heels and here we are.

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

 

 

Happy New Year Kick Off Class

Well it was a whirl wind of a year end!  December brought new opportunities to grow my business, new clients and new products!  MAS Movement LLC finished its best year ever, doubling previous years’ gross revenues!!!

I have found it a bit daunting to pick up momentum in the new year 2013. But there is no time like the present to change perspective and start moving ahead.

My goal this year is to reach more people who hate clutter, people who are overwhelmed, people who want to take back their time and space, people who need a lot of help, people who need a little, people just considering doing something different.  Are any of these people you?

To kick off the new year, January 22 MAS Movement LLC will be hosting a FREE time management class at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Peregrine  off  Woodman Road.

( 7740 Deer Hill Grove  Colorado Springs, CO 80919 in the Woodman Room to the left of the entrance)
 

During the class we will discuss:

getting things done
overcoming procrastination
doing the right things
margin and goals

 

It’s a new year, time to step out on the right foot. Let the past lie behind, come for a fresh perspective and some renewing encouragement to make 2013 a pivotal year in your life.

Please RSVP to help us be prepared. 719 352 1590 or jessica@masmovement.com

 

As always MAS Movement LLC, offers a free one hour consultation – lots of potential ideas here!

Contact us today to find out more about our package pricing and maintenance plans.

Keep up with specials, discounts, upcoming appearances in episodes of TLC’s Hoarder’s Buried Alive, classes and events http://www.facebook.com/MAS.Movement

 

 

 

 

 

Just in time for the holidays!

2 Shopportunites! Is one right for you this season?

 

So many times, I have discussed with clients the value of their stuff.  I have offered eBay services on higher priced items but always wondered how I could help my clients turn their clutter into cash and/or offset the cost of my organizing services.  Well, about a month ago I found myself in the Willowstone Antique Marketplace (at Dublin/Academy next to Sprouts) and now find myself the owner of a consignment booth there…

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Fearless Perspective

What scares you, I mean REALLY scares you? Being in a car accident? Loss of a loved one? Your kids not going to college and struggling in life? Losing your job?  Why do I make such awful suggestions, PERSPECTIVE.

Psychology Today defines FEAR as a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason.

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“Perfect” Timing

Timing is everything.  Whether we call it a coincidence or answer to prayer… I believe most things happen at the right time.

Today I met a client with familiar obstacles: too much stuff, too little time, too little motivation and not enough help.

Can I help her get a handle on the cluttered rooms, find a system that works for her and encourage her to build habits that will bring calm to her space?  I will do my best.  Could we have started before now? Possibly, but the bottom line is that she is ready now.  And here is the kicker… she picked up my business card over 3 years ago!!!

So what takes a person so long to make a decision or do something different?  Procrastination, fear, unrealistic expectations of themselves or other? Maybe a bit of each of these.

What is procrastination?

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