When I tell someone I’m an organizer, the first thing they usually say is something along the lines of, “I bet your house is so organized!”
It always makes me laugh because the truth is… I have more than one space in my home that is an absolute disaster at any given moment.
My house isn’t perfect (I have two kids under the age of 10!), and I don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea here. If you dropped by my house right now, you would see a pile of shoes by the back door and a mountain of Legos on the dining room table.
My family leads a full, busy life just like yours – and sometimes I choose to let the projects pile up a bit while I spend time in pursuit of other interests, responsibilities, and adventures.
But as soon as I find a free day, there is nothing I find more satisfying than digging in to putting the pieces of our life back into place. I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I sort, purge, and organize a small corner of our home. I love dreaming up new and better ways to do the most with what I have. And I love, love, LOVE planning, scheduling and playing with the order of my days to maximize my time efficiency and ability to make time for things that bring me joy.
Like anything else in life, becoming a more organized person is a journey.
It’s not a linear process; I can’t promise you “If you learn to do this, then you’ll be organized.” As our lives shift and change, so do our needs. What made me feel organized and in control as a stay at home mom with a newborn is very different than what works for me as we move into the chaotic “after school activity” shuffle. It will undoubtably change 100 more times as we all grow and change together.
When it comes down to it, I find that organizing is a tool for this (admittedly very Type A) mama to feel a little bit more in control when my life feels topsy-turvy. Anything we can do to find a level of control in the messy, unpredictable reality of life is incredibly empowering, right?
I love consulting with women and working together to come up with simple, inexpensive ways to help them spend LESS time doing drudgery (I’ve never met a woman who loves picking up Legos or putting away laundry), and MORE time snuggling their babies, pursuing their passions, and getting out there and living life the way they want to live it.
I created this site as a place to share simple, accessible tools that busy women can use to shorten the time it takes to check the “must dos” off of their lists; we’ll create time for you to do more (or less , if that’s what your heart is seeking). Think free checklists, how-to videos, product reviews, and support groups where we can connect to share our struggles and successes.
I truly believe that if we manage our home lives well, we will have more time, energy and resources to seek moments (big and small) that lead to a fuller, more satisfying life.
Thank you for being here.
About the author: Suzette is a Northern Colorado professional organizer providing organizing services to Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Timnath and surrounding areas. She subscribes wholeheartedly to the idea that smart systems and some up front organizing work make more time for busy women to enjoy doing what they love. She has been married for over 10 years and is a mother of 2 school age children.