Clutter and disorganization contribute to high stress, low productivity, distraction, poor sleep, frustration, conflict, and depression. According to Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter, author of The High Octane Woman blog for www.psychologytoday.com:
Further evidence that clutter challenges our ability to by happy and successful comes from a study by UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families. CELF discovered the following facts when they studied 32 California families and the thousands of objects in their homes. It turns out that clutter has a profound affect on our mood and self-esteem. CELF’s anthropologists, social scientists, and archaeologists found:
Reducing clutter can bring up emotions as objects from one's life and home are assessed. Kim's background in education and human resources usually comes to the rescue here. Kim works with clients to face and appreciate the emotion that an item triggers. Above all, Kim is a good listener and is sensitive to clients' stories and object connections.
Yes, the initial de-cluttering and reduction stage can be difficult, but once the process gets rolling, it gets easier and typically provides a great sense of freedom and opportunity. Many clients describe it as "feeling like the weight of the world is off my shoulders" and "feeling like I just lost 50 pounds!"
We also use our expertise to help those who are downsizing and preparing to move, those who are packing/unpacking for relocation, families that are sorting through the possessions of a loved one, and those who want to clean out of their self-storage units and save money.
ReSolve Home Organizing & Styling promises compassion and confidentiality.