Summer is coming and the kids will be out of school to have some fun, rest and family time. You, on the other hand, will have some free time you don't usually have during the hectic school year. So what do most moms and dads want to do with some of their spare time during summer vacation? Get Organized of course.
Most of the calls I get as a Professional Organizer in Los Angeles and a Professional Organizer in Orange County are from Moms and Dads who have been inundated with school papers, homework, toys, games, books, notebooks, calendars and so much stuff they can't settle down to enjoy the beauty of summer and the leisurely stride they want to achieve. The kids are occupied with fun summer activities, camp, going to visit grandparents or just having a much less hectic schedule. The home and it's contents and perhaps the piles start to become very clear, possibly overwhelming and annoying. Something has to give.
Professional Organizers who specialize in children's rooms, editing clothing, books, games and toys the kids have outgrown, and getting children's toys, and paperwork organized are a special breed. They usually have raised children, and have mastered a system of getting their children's routine, papers, projects, artwork in an organized state, making it so much easier for the following school years. Mom and Dad Professional Organizers helping Mom and Dads usually is the best fit. These same organizers also help teacher's with their classrooms and getting their curriculum in order. Having an Organizer who can relate to your situation and put themselves in your shoes is a bit like being perfectly paired. You will feel understood and able to learn new behaviors, systems and strategies to make life easier, more simple and super functional.
Also what most parents most want to organize during the summer are the garage, closets and home office. When children are flurrying to and from during the school year and parents are so busy with carpools, programs, work and raising children the garage, closets and home offices are usually places where items have ended up piling up. Many single parents also have the challenge of being everything to their children, both Mom and Dad, leaving very little time for their own self care, much less cleaning out a closet.
So having an organized garage and a system to keep it organized, creating organized closets and creative storage solutions for Winter and Fall clothing and a home office which is Feng Shui'd and easily accessible, and organized is key to having solace and ease with your downtime during summer.
You also may want to finally create a new space in your home to accommodate crafts, workshop, sewing projects, reading rooms, contemplation areas, exercise room or just a space in the sun that is uplifting and enjoyable. Professional Organizers can be found in Southern California and across the nation at http://www.organizersnow.com and in Orange County and Los Angeles at http://www.i-deal-lifestyle.com
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Professional Organizers help with Home Organization, Organizing Business and Organizing People. They are great with closet organization, which means giving your closet more space and easier access to the stuff you use regularly. Organizers help with organization ideas, creative methods for pantry organization. Organizers are great space planners, creating better storage solutions, and improved furniture placement. Professional Organizers are super efficient at home office organization and most of all having the best kitchen of all with kitchen organization strategies. Professional Organizers with the NAPO stamp of approval will be someone who is ethical, honest, confidential and non-judgmental. Make sure your organizer is on the NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers)
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Marla Stone, MSW (Retired LCSW), Professional Organizer, Lifestyle Coach, Public Speaker, Décor and Feng Shui Specialist in Irvine, California. She can help you get Organized Now! Call 949-709-7000 for a Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation. She can help via Skype, Phone or in Person. www.i-deal-lifestyle.com
Marla is known as the Declutter Your Strategy™ expert. Marla earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of