Getting organized by yourself will be overwhelming when you are also getting ready for the kids to go back to school. When clutter reaches epidemic or even mild proportions and you have been at it for awhile, take a breath and call a Professional. Organizers are people who see your space in a whole new way. People who organize homes and offices and businesses will see hidden space, space in cabinets and floor space to accommodate all of the belongings and furniture you own. As Marla Stone, MSW, Professional Organizer explains "a great home and business organizer will utilize space in a very specific and practical way".
Marla Stone was a therapist and social worker for many years. Upon retirement she set out to find a different path to helping people. She stumbled across professional organizing and started her business in Southern California, serving Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego. "I help people from the inside out,and the outside in". Marla acknowledges she has been helping people get organized for 5 years now, and realized the same thing as Marie Kondo, and that is "everything is categorized". The difference between Marie Kondo's book information in "The Life-Changing Magic Art of Tidying Up" is that Marla goes deeper, and you are not pushed to get rid of a thing.
Evidently you can get organized on the outside but if the inner you is not organized you will mess up your place over and over again, feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Getting organized starts with what Marla calls "Self Organization" and the "Space Organization" follows. The inner process of clearing out old wounds, and resentments and grief is necessary for a clear vision of how you want your space to be.
"Know thyself" is the most important concept Marla teaches clients when it comes to clearing up, and beautifying space. Stone, teaches that changing your language from "I need" statements to "I want" or even better "I will" statements, changes your life immediately. Understanding that nothing in your space is a "need", and that nothing you do in life is a "need", is essential to live an ideal lifestyle. The only needs in life are air, food, water, shelter, sleep, elimination and sunlight, the 7 things that keep you alive. Everything else is "I want or I don't want", or "I will or I won't".
Getting organized from on the inner changes your outer desires and outlook on life. Figuring out what you truly value in life is worth the time and effort, because it will change your life permanently, and in a very positive manner.
Marla has worked with 1000's of people, to help them achieve self realization, and a new connection with their inner values and desires. Knowing what you value is essential to making changes in life for the better. If you don't know what you want, no goals can follow. Knowing what you truly want in life, not what others want for you, is the first step towards self realization. Organizing you, your thoughts, ideas, dreams, and then the outer space follows along.
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Orange County Professional Organizers helps people in Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Dana Point, Coto De Caza, Ladera Ranch, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Torrance, Redondo Beach, South Bay and San Diego.
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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.