When you live a categorized life, you live a happy life. Seriously, we all know money does not make us happy. Some people think it does, since it appears more stuff, and more expensive stuff makes us feel more powerful, and better about ourselves, but it is not true. I have seen people with enough stuff to fill a museum who are miserable, and minimalists that wreak of depression. Stuff or no stuff, it's not belongings that make us authentically, deep down, happy. It's knowing what we value
What I found after working as an organizer, on 1000's of homes and businesses, is what makes people happy, when it comes to their stuff. People love things that they love, things they use, things that serve a purpose, and most of all things that are sentimental. But, there is a catch. People only truly, unconditionally love their things when their things are organized. Organized means things are categorized, put away by category, and most of all contained, and easy to access. Otherwise a futile love and hate relationship, stamped with panicked, and frantic searches, creates a sense of hopelessness, and disappointment with our treasured things.
What we collect, our possessions, does not define us, although, when we can't access what we want, admire and want to show off to others, we tend to get a bit berserk about it. We are highly connected to our stuff, especially when we can't find what we are looking for. When we can't find something that we want, when we want it, and within a reasonable amount of time, it takes the wind out of us. When you get to the point your screeching around your place and thinking "Where's my .....?", remember what truly defines you are your thoughts, words and actions, and doing what you value. The question is "Do you know what you truly value in life?
Currently I value cooking healthy and yummy meals, working on books that I'm writing, time with my husband and friends, staying connected to family, calming and relaxing outings, and steady exercise. It's surprising how my value system has changed since my 30's and 40's, when it was more about going out, hanging out, and dining out, and depending on friendships, that were more like commune buddies. I love my independent alone time more than anything now. I laugh at some of the outfits I used to wear, the kind of shoes I could swing, the books I used to treasure, board games and cd's. As our life evolves, and we change our values, and what we like to do, our stuff changes, along with us. In order to own and posses things that fit our today life, we want to first take a look at what we own by category. When we see things in categories we have clarity about the actual amount of stuff we own.
Categorizing everything we own, puts how much of what we have into perspective. Using the I-Deal-Lifestyle method for what we keep in our lives makes the journey through our stuff so much easier. The criteria for making good decisions about what to keep is priceless. Ask yourself with each item you process, "Will I use it, Does it serve a purpose, Is it sentimental and Do I love it?" This technique will help you determine what to keep, and what to part with. Look through your stuff, also with another I-Deal-Lifestyle method, called the "No regrets" policy. Before I created this criteria I would give things away spontaneously, without thinking it through. I still have regrets about certain items I wish I had held onto, and kept in my today life.
I still miss, with all my heart, my stereo that could hold, and randomly play 12 CD's in an evening, without have to yell "Alexa" at the top of my lungs. I miss my pager, that I shoved in a drawer in 2003, thinking to hell with you, when I bought my first cell phone, which now seems to be the more evil of the two. I miss my old car, that had a rubber bumper instead of a plasticky one that dents or scrapes if I look at it. I still scratch my head wondering why I gave away certain items that still have a special place in my heart, and because I loved them. I know the answer though, and it is because I did not think about what I valued during that time in my life, and in my current one, which was and is, dancing in my socks, on my travertine floor to my wonderful collection of music that I could count on without digital, downloads, and desperately difficult options.
Figuring out what you value in the now is important for you to determine what you want hanging out in your space. Don't be hasty to "throw away the farm." I say, "Matter, matters."
Once you figure out what it is you're going to keep around, categorize all of it to the bone, contain it, and find each category a home unto itself. This will certainly put a smile on your face, since you will be able to breathe easier, and find things quicker.
Marla Stone is the owner of I-Deal-Lifestyle -
A Professional Organizer - Decor and Feng Shui Idealist - Lifestyle Coach and NAPO Member.
When you look around your home and wonder "What the heck?", it is most likely time to get organized and re-decorate. Whether you're starting from scratch, or updating a past taste, having a vision of your current, "now" style is important to be happier, and more settled in your home and business spaces.Knowing what you value in life, and what you want long-term is essential to living an ideal lifestyle in an ideal space.
One of the most essential things about decorating a home, and or office, is proper furniture, proper furniture placement, proper decor and most of all good flow and energy. You want to find whatever furniture, storage cabinetry, artwork, flooring, paint, lighting, drapery, and carpets. You want items in your space that will make you happy and uplifted for at least 8-10 years down the road. You also want functionality, a place to put everything, and a way to keep your space clutter free and easy to keep up.
Having a clear vision of color, style and materials is a heavy burden for someone with a design background, but for the average person making choices on flooring, paint color, or style is difficult. Going through even minor renovation, without a plan may cause anxiety and stress, sleep disturbance which will make the process of decorating seem like climbing a volcano rather than an extremely enjoyable time in life.
Getting help from a professional organizer with design expertise will make the process of decorating a whole lot easier. Having someone to talk to about your dream design helps define the important aspects of what you want in your home. For instance in a bathroom design don't neglect to have a vanity for putting on makeup or shaving. Also in bathrooms slick floors are beautiful but can be scary to navigate with wet feet. Or say in a kitchen, installing a trash cabinet that has 4 bins for trash instead of two, and a cutting board set up on the counter above the trash, could make life easier and less hectic. Having to take less steps to live your life is always more pleasurable.
Staying in high end and glamorous hotels gives us a taste of a lifestyle we may dream about. Why not make your home and or office like a high end luxury property. Sometimes finding a different floorplan can solve many of your clutter and space challenges.
A professional organizing assessment helps you determine whether your space is conducive to your lifestyle. Using a professional organizer, during the design phase of any new building, or upgrades will ensure the home space will be maximized for storage, functionality and aesthetic value.
The most important thing about living or working in a space is that it is easy to get around, and that there is a great balance between excitement and of calm, and that you will love being in that space more that anywhere else.
Staying current in todays multifaceted eclectic styles will be overwhelming. With everything from stark minimalist to boho circus environments being created every day you can be a trend setter or a follower, or you can start to recognize you fully, and what you want to look at every day. Choosing the look for your space takes concerted effort, some time, good decision making, and availability to the designer that you choose.
Getting acquainted with your current taste is easy with I-Deal-Lifestyle's™ Decor and More For Less Design™ team is easy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to have your i-deal-lifestyle™ environment created.
First Time Buyer Tips for Furnishing Your Home on a Budget by Marla Stone, Professional Organizer, Decor and Flow Specialist
Being a first time home buyer is exciting. Moving into an empty house though will be daunting. First consider all the potential your home has for furniture placement, storage and great flow and energy. There is always potential for small, medium and maximum projects based on your budget. Taking your time to pick new flooring, and paint to make the home suit your personality may be something that happens down the road. But furniture, well furniture is important for every day functioning.
The first step in furnishing a home is to figure out what you love. Purchasing home decor magazines, and going on google images is a great way to figure out what style really speaks to you. It could be a mixture of styles, a more eclectic look, or it could be traditional, contemporary, modern, something with an Asian flair, or vintage. Finding the style you love is key. Print or cut out the photos that you love, and they will become your template.
Next is the treasure hunt. Your options for quality furniture are of course new furniture, but also there are on-line resources, social media markets, consignment stores, thrift stores and estate sales. Find as many resources as you can, where you will find the furniture of your dreams, for a fraction of the cost of brand new. Considering and figuring out the architecture of your home will help you also choose the type and style of furniture and decor you choose for your home.
Finding the correct, and quality furniture for a first time home buyer is important. When you start to look at the different furniture manufacturers understand that the current furniture on the showroom floor will be more expensive then perhaps furniture from a few years back. Furniture from on-line sources are a bit more difficult to check for quality, so take time to research whether the items are made of real wood, or pressed wood or cheaply made. Buying quality is the most important thing when furnishing a home. When looking at gently used furniture, make sure it is in great shape.
Careful consideration to furniture placement and decor items in each room is essential to having an ideal abode. Furniture, artwork and decor items that are too much or too little, or too small or too big will create an overwhelming or empty feeling. Going to furniture stores, looking in magazines, and on-line for how to place furniture, while having enough storage for your belongings, will prevent clutter and ensure a clean and open space.
Considering we sleep for half our lives finding quality beds for your home will be one of your biggest expenses, but your back will be happy, and good sleep always leads to better decision making. So sleep on what you really want surrounding you, and take your time to dream up a home that you will love for years to come.
Marla Stone, MSW, Professional Organizer, Decor and Feng Shui Specialist
owns and operates www.i-deal-lifestyle.com a professional organizing company.
Organizing and Designing a Small Space by Marla Stone, Southern California's Premier Professional Organizer
Marla Stone, MSW, Professional Organizer, Decor and Feng Shui Specialist has organized and decorated 1000’s of small spaces to know that owning or renting a small studio, apartment or home will be challenging when furniture placement is all wrong, and clutter abounds. Stone suggests the following:
-Bring furniture away from wall space so the wall will be available for shelving, or cabinetry.
-Use wall space for a built-in, cabinet or shelving.
-Categorize all your belongings.
-Find a home for each category based on how often you use the items in that category.
-Put things back into their home when you are finished with them.
Stone explains that when you have things that you use once or twice a year, such as a turkey platter, in a small kitchen, you are fighting the platter to get to what she termed "daily, weekly, and monthly items". Stone knows that when there is disorder, and things are all over a small space it will feel confining. Stone calls it the “hamster in the wheel effect”.
There is nothing worse then having a nicely designed space with piles of clutter, papers, books, and all your stuff on countertops, and corners of the floor. Furniture designed for small spaces is sold everywhere now. Stone explains that "It is a matter of configuring the furniture into the space, so that it creates great energy and flow, while seating as many guests as possible". She confides “Too much or too little of furniture and decor will create an uneasy feeling". Stone prescribes placing furniture so its open to the entrance of a room. Putting a couch with the back to an entrance of a room creates a block, and it becomes annoying and unsettling. Placing a bed in line with the opening of a door, or on the wrong wall may lead to restless sleep. Moving furniture around so it looks like a well thought out hotel suite, or model home will create a peaceful and satisfied feeling. Open space increases harmony.
Stone has a saying for people with too much stuff, in a small space, with little or no storage, “Where would you like me to put your stuff….., in mid-air?” Stone will share a “buzzilion" ideas for storage options, but some people think that their belongings will magically fit into their tiny cabinets and furniture. She exclaims, "People love their stuff but they don’t want it in their faces". More suggestions from Stone are to find furniture, such as a side tables in a bedroom, or end tables in a living room with drawers or a cabinet space. Look for pieces that you love but that also can be used for putting things away. Shelving with decorative bins, baskets, or boxes will hold things, and still look aesthetically pleasing. Sexy or rich looking cabinets with doors create an attractive, clean and tidy look, without overwhelming the space.
Getting creative with storing “daily, weekly, and monthly items” closest to you, and things you use the least furthest from you is a smart move for your space and lifestyle. Making good decisions about what stays and goes based on "Use, Purpose, Sentimentality and whether you love it at all”, Stone says is key to living comfortably in your small but precious space.
Marla Stone, MSW, Professional Organizer, Decor and Feng Shui Specialist, AKA “The Furniture Whisperer”
Southern California, Orange County, Long Beach and South Bay Professional Organizers. Getting Organized NOW!
Being a southern california girl, Marla Stone is a very fortunate person. Stone has lived all over So Cal, but her two favorite places besides OC (Orange County) are the Long Beach and South Bay areas. Stone went to California State University, Long Beach for her BA in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. She loved hanging out in Naples, Bixby Knolls, the East Village, Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights. She describes Long Beach as an eclectic and exciting area. The architecture in the Long Beach area ranges from high rises along the ocean, to historic homes, to bungalows, and even luxury modern. Stone remarks “You will find a bit of everything in Long Beach”.
Stone, a retired therapist turned Professional Organizer lived in the South Bay during her college years. In reminiscing she states “It was a pleasant drive and gave me time to think about my studies, and have some quiet time”. Stone first lived in the Riviera Village area of Torrance, and then Redondo Beach. She loved the party atmosphere of the beach towns, Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan. She loved hiking up in Palos Verdes and walking the peninsula trails. "I loved to go bicycle riding along the ocean path from Redondo to Manhattan”.
The South Bay area consists of Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills estates, Lomita, Torrance, Riviera Village, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, and Wilmington. It is a diverse yet cohesive area that is close to the beach, downtown Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey. If Marla could live anywhere else she claims it would be back in the South Bay.
Stone explains that unlike OC, "The bike path, along the ocean of the South Bay is flat for miles and miles". While riding a bike from Redondo to Manhattan, you will see beautiful homes, all different architecture, single family houses, condos, and duplexes. Also there are really nice bars, restaurants, and always friendly people to hang out with.
Stone exclaims “I miss my 20’s and 30’s, college life, and the South Bay often. She misses it so much she decided to open an I-Deal-Lifestyle professional organizing company in San Pedro, California. San Pedro is a sleepy town and consists of the Port of Los Angeles, a major international seaport, and is in between Long Beach and the Palos Verdes Estates and South Bay areas.
The San Pedro hub serves all the areas mentioned above, and I-Deal-Lifestyle™ organizers will teach, coach and organize clients with the I-Deal-Lifestyle methods that were developed by Stone.
I-Deal-Lifestyle™ organizers will explain that “The beauty of the I-Deal-Lifestyle methods are that the I-Deal-Lifestyle clients remain organized long-term. The methods address not only clutter, but the root cause of chronic or what we call “Perpetual Disorganization”. “With our methods you will become ‘Perpetually Organized’ forever”.
Stone the owner of I-Deal-Lifestyle™ suggests that the proprietary method is the "Only way to get and stay organized for good". She explains, “Other organizers will help you purge, declutter, get neat, but the I-Deal-Lifestyle organizers do much more for you”. I-Deal-Lifestyle organizers will shop for the correct organizing tools, put together racks, find furniture / storage solutions, decorate, coach you for independent organizing, and teach you their methods. Stone is excited as she claims “You will be able to remain organized long-term, as long as you use the methods”!
The I-Deal-Lifestyle methods create a forever home, and business system which makes it easy to put things back where they belong. Owned items are easily accessible since a home is created for each category. A home can be a bin, box, shelf, an entire cabinet or any storage area you have. A home can also be a chest, a drawer, a bowl or a basket. For a clutter free life I-Deal-Lifestyle Pro Organizers categorize everything you own, and find the proper home by the size of the category, and how often you use the items in the category. The method is very specific and done in a very orderly fashion.
“It is a beautiful, and organized way to live out your lifestyle”, states owner Marla Stone. She imparts, “The inner part of your home consists of items you use regularly or what she deems as “daily, weekly, monthly” items. Stone started to realize that only daily, weekly and monthly items belong closest you, and things used less often go further from you. She found many people crawling or digging over less used items to get to items used frequently. Clearing your space of unused items or infrequently used items clears the path for every day life.
Find out more about the I-Deal-Lifestyle services by visiting www.i-deal-lifestyle.com or calling 949-709-7000 or emailing email@example.com
Marla Stone, MSW, a retired psychotherapist and current owner of I-Deal-Lifestyle™ a national professional decluttering service knows the difference between clinical OCD, and someone who is highly organized and tidy. Stone states "behaviors such as continually opening and closing doors, excessive checking to make sure the stove and lights are off, scrubbing enamel off of your sink, and scrubbing the kids too hard, while having obsessive thoughts of not being good enough can be behavioral signs of OCD." Odd behaviors which disrupt socializing, work, personal life, family harmony, and that take up a good portion of your day, could be a sign of a clinical challenge. Staying organized, being on time, overly clean, orderly, and fastidious, are healthy practices in life. Stone states “I have clients that say they are ‘OCD’, when in fact they do not meet criteria for OCD, at all.” Stone reminds clients that "being overly neat and wanting a permanent home for all their stuff, does not add up to OCD."Stone explains that “OCD is extremely debilitating, and the diagnosis requires a negative thought pattern, and a behavioral pattern that makes every day life miserable and confining.” OCD is one of the most difficult of all the parity mental health challenges to treat. “There is no medication that addresses the part of the brain that creates horrific mental pictures, and the intense desire to do every day tasks over and over again.” To understand OCD, Stone says “imagine putting a toilet seat up and down for hours, or going back to your house over and over and over again to make sure the sliding glass door is shut." "It is a challenge that haunts a person daily and sometimes will take hours of the day away from them."Stone adds that “checking to see if the lights are turned off, and then checking again is a good measure. Making sure the stove is off, and all the doors are locked are good measures. Sometimes even re-checking, when going on vacation, will turn up a left on closet light, or a floor heater. Sometimes we are forgetful so re-checking and questioning our follow through are both good measures of behavior. When a person, on a regular basis, is checking, and checking, and checking something over and over and over again and it takes up a good part of their day it may be clinical OCD. When the mind cannot grasp the task is completed, for good, that is when OCD may be a challenge. Getting a proper diagnosis, and a prescription, from a psychiatrist is recommended. Long-term therapy may be a good idea for people that have persistent challenges with daily functioning.
Getting organized after being disorganized for agazillion years is one of the most frustrating experiences you will have if you do it yourself. Getting a professional organizing team in for 3 days at the most will transform chaos into clarity. Having professional organizers eyes on your property is essential for creating a long-term organized home or business. The difference between doing it yourself and paying to get help is like moving a mountain versus a shopping cart. Marla Stone, MSW, Professional Organizer offers organizing, decor and feng shui services through her company I-Deal-Lifestyle™.
Marla comes into your world and first does an assessment of your space and your stuff. Commonly she finds that people actually do not have that much stuff, but that they have no place to put their stuff. Stone explains "It appears that there is an avalanche of belongings, but really there is very little storage and furniture to put things away. First everything in the home or business gets categorized. Next all categories are contained and then Stone looks at the floor plan. She makes adjustments to the space by adding in armoires, desk, dressers, and re-doing storage and closet space. "Space design and finding homes for everything is essential after the categorizing of all objects is completed".
Getting an I-Deal-Lifestyle™ home or business assessment is the first step to getting I-Deal-Lifestyle™ organized. Stone states "it's not about getting things shoved away to make your place neat, it is about having a long-term and perpetually organized lifestyle, for good"
It is that time of year again? OMG it's coming up around the corner. The eating frenzy will be starting again. So get your appetite ready! The meal prepared for Thanksgiving is quite traditional. Turkey, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and any other goodies that you can think of. But all that in one sitting can be a bit much for your tummy. So take it easy on the grazing. Leave some things out for the next day. Thanksgiving is also a time for family get togethers. Some you are thankful for and others, well, perhaps not so grateful. Taking the time to reflect on family is a good thing, most of the time. Acting in an unconditional and respectful way, no matter how someone grates on you, is the civilized thing to do. A cordial hello is a good start and ending. You don't have to ask everyone how they are doing, and engage in a full length convo. Be on your best behavior with everyone you come across. Have compassion in your heart.
Besides eating and sitting next to a relative, many people are triggered to get organized before Christmas. A great way for organizing is to empty all the drawers in your home and categorize every stitch of what you own. Find the items that you will no longer use and donate or toss them in recycling or trash. E-waste items are best brought to E-waste sites. Here in Orange County the free E-waste site is in Irvine. Next empty out all the cabinets, including the kitchen.
Categorize and go through everything you own, asking yourself these 4 questions:
Is this item going to be used?
Does this item serve a purpose?
Is this item sentimental?
Do I love this item?
After that empty all your closets and storage areas, including the attic, basement and garage. Categorize, categorize, categorize!
Once everything from all the areas of your home are categorized, and you have decided what will remain in your house, the next step is to contain the categories. Giving each and every category a proper home is the way you will stay organized long-term. You will become, what I coined, "Perpetually Organized".
The next step is to find the proper home for your contained items. Well, that is easy. The first thing to realize is that the only items that go in your inner space, such as cabinets, closets, and drawers are the items you use daily, weekly and monthly. Anything that is a once or twice or three times a year object goes further away. The less used items can go in the garage, attic or basement areas of your space. Then with the daily, weekly and monthly items figure out where you will use them and find a shelf, drawer or cabinet to put them in for easy access.
Getting organized is not rocket science, but it takes some might, strength and a good plan. It will also involve buying shelves, cabinets and drawers, clear bins, baskets or bowls to hold all of your stuff that does not fit into existing space.
After you have pondered your objects, purged what doesn't meet criteria, categorized every single thing, contained and put away all your goodies, kick up your feet and have some left over Turkey and mashed Potatoes!
Marla Stone, MSW is a Professional Organizer in Orange County, California. She has helped over 1800 people to date get organized for good! firstname.lastname@example.org
Feng Shui Your Way to Organized by Marla Stone Orange County Professional Organizer, Feng Shui Specialist, Lifestyle Coach
Feng Shui Your Way to Organized by Marla Stone
The Feng Shui principles work to help space challenges or disturbances. It could be the home’s architecture, and or landscaping that can disturb the flow of the “chi” (good energy, thoughts, and ideas).
A Bagua (above) is the tool to identify specific areas of your space. The bagua tool, if used as a template for getting organized, and can help sort out your stuff in a most beneficial and functional way. Check out the e-book "ORGANIZE YOUR HOME WITH A FENG SHUI TEMPLATE" at http://www.i-deal-lifestyle.com/e-book.html Hold the bagua in your hands standing at the front entrance of your home to identify the 9 areas of your home. Visualize the Bagua Template placed over your floor plan, from the front of your home, where you enter. You will then be able to figure out if your front door is in the KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM, CAREER OR HELPING PEOPLE AND TRAVEL AREA. If you are standing at your front entrance and the door is to the far left you are entering through KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM. If your front door is in the middle of the home, you are entering through CAREER and if your front door is to the right of the home's front then you enter through HELPING PEOPLE AND TRAVEL. So if you can identify the bottom part of the bagua the rest of the floor plan will be easily identified, IF, AND ONLY IF, you have a rectangular or square home. But here's the thing, most of us do not have a perfectly rectangular or square home, and even if we do a second floor may have some part missing unless it duplicates the first floor exactly. So what do you do if some part of your home is missing a Bagua area or over extends outside of the Bagua area? Check out the e-book http://www.i-deal-lifestyle.com/e-book.html to find out how to solve the Feng Shui Faux Pas challenges of your space.
Placement of items such as furniture, trees, vases, equipment, family photos, books, chairs, desks, tables, lighting, artwork, electrical equipment, telephones, wires have to be thought out in order to protect the “chi” from affecting the inhabitants. Open doors rooms must be protected if they are facing stairwells so the “chi” does not leave the space. Windows or mirrors facing each other in rooms, or no windows at all keep energy keyed up. Landscaping faux pas, for instance a tree in front of your front door blocks any good energy from coming into the home. Furniture placed in a blocking way instead of open to the entrance of a room can impact you in a fierce way. A friend had his couch blocking part of the entrance to his front door (career area) and his business dropped in sales significantly. When I saw the placement of his couch I asked him if he was having business challenges and he asked "How did you know?" Well that is what a Feng Shui Specialist knows! For instance when you walk into a room and the back of a couch faces you, it is not only a block in that part of your Bagua, it symbolizes things that just keep coming up from behind, challenges that come "out of the blue", and it is just poor decor in most cases. If there is absolutely no other way to place the couch, then you must have a mirror placed so that, when siting on the couch, you can look into the mirror to see the entrance or door to the room. Also the colors of your walls interior and exterior, types of objects, odd shaped rooms, beams or sharp
corners, where the bathrooms or kitchens are located, and what is painted in a
painting, depending on where the painting is placed, can all affect the energy
and prosperity, health, relationships, recognition, personally and
professionally, for all who work or live in the space.
Going deeper into Feng Shui you would want to know the year your home was built, and determine the best position for your bed by calculating your birthdate information.
the building faces, can determine fortune or misfortune, even if it looks
aesthetically pleasing. Feng Shui can be utilized to correct most architectural, landscaping, decor challenges you have., while enhancing all areas of your self and space.with the building or home.
Getting help from a Feng Shui specialist can help you with what you choose to bring into your home or what to get rid of. What kind of art you choose is your choice, but some pieces of art may not reflect your intentions for your space. Each piece of decor has different colors and is made of different elements and can be matched to the best area of your home possible. Plants and or trees in and outside of your home can be placed for better energy flow or symbolize
positively or negatively based on where it is placed. What kind of furniture you choose can mean good or bad health to those that utilize the furniture.
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Green Living Practices are essential to the health of the space and
Let’s get you some great chi and/or let’s just have some tea!
Marla earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of I-Deal-Lifestyle, a Self and Space Organization Service.