patient and creative
I started working with Carrie Cooper of Organize a Difference in April 2016. Honestly, I needed my entire house organized and I had no idea where to begin. Carrie did though, and she started right in my front entryway. I could not believe how much stuff was hiding in a closet and 2 pieces of furniture. It took us most of a day to go through it all. When we were done, I had a system set up to control paper and mail, a cleared kitchen table, 3 bags of trash and as many boxes of donations. She also set up a drawer for keys/sunglasses/headphones, etc. to keep them off my table and island. Genius! All in ONE day.
Carrie has been back 3 times since then. My kitchen cabinets, living room, dining room, basement storage & laundry areas are now set up so I can use them better and find what I need. I have been inspired to work on other spaces on my own and keep things going. There is now some control around the chaos.
Carrie is patient and creative – she understands that it didn’t get this way in a day, so sometimes you need a little more time to process and think about things. She will work through the organizing session without a break but considers the energy level of her clients; basically how much you can stand to do in one day. I am now using things that I loved, that were formerly piled up in boxes. When I need something, I can find it! When something is on the kitchen counter, I know exactly where it should be stored so when someone needs it again, it’s there. These are the day to day stresses on my family that we were able to reduce. The work we have done truly has made a difference in our lives. I would recommend Carrie to anyone who needs to make the most of his or her space.