she kept me right on task
I described myself to Carrie as a “serial clutterer.” From house to house, room to room, a trail of clutter was always left in my wake. No matter how hard I tried to address it on my own, I was never able to get past what to do with the “little things” – those left-over items that remained without a home, cluttering up my space and life! I couldn’t throw them out but I had a hard time figuring out where they should be stored. I was paralyzed. I couldn’t stand it any longer and had to take action. I had been told by others that ‘organizers’ existed but never did I think I’d engage one to help me with my problem. Recently, it got to the point where I didn’t want anybody to visit; I knew then that I had to do something. I did some research on NAPO and it sounded legit, so I looked for local people in my area. After reading through all the bios and looking at web sites, it was clear that Carrie Cooper’s message resonated with me more than any others. I decided to give her a call and after our conversation I knew I had the right person. And she did not disappoint! She arrived on time for our work session and immediately got down to business. We discussed how she works and what my goals were. We decided to “attack” the kitchen and dining area. I have never met such a focused and energetic person as Carrie. She kept me right on task, asked the right questions, led me through the process gently and respectfully, and got me to make the decisions I could never make in the past – dispose, put away, donate. Through this process of working together we were able to totally transform my kitchen and eating area into a space I can now enjoy and share with others – and I’ve kept it clutter free now for several weeks! I’m not cured but Carrie set me in the right direction. I look forward to bringing her back for the next project!!