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Self & Space
Self & Space
I can't find my...... Sound familiar? Well, it will be difficult to find things when you are disorgnized. Working out of your home is hard enough. Mixing business into your personal home space is always a challenge and can mess up your sleep, peace factor and often disturb others who are just trying to live and rest in the home space. Working out of your home also has many great benefits such as saving time, gas and money. So how do you make it work?
Being organized and having easy access to information, paperwork, emails and software programs often is the key to feeling comfortable, calm and cozy in your home office space.
A great filing system that is individualized to your way of thinking, in order to access information quickly and efficiently is a major factor. Also being able to access files, emails and information from your computer is key. No one wants to spend more time than necessary looking for items you know you have since overspending time, to find already created and accessed information, could lead to frustration, lower confidence in abilities and a futility that can disturb not only you but those inhabiting the area as a living space. Let's face it work can be fun, but often it is just work grudgery, and when you become intolerant of your own work habits those around you feel it too.
So how do you become more organized? It is not a skill we generally learn from parents and or teachers necessarily. It doesn't just come by osmosis. It is usually learned and modeled and or we can read books or articles on getting more organized, but sometimes just having some help or someone to sit by your side can be the most effective method of getting organized quickly and easily.
Having a professional organizer come in to clean up computer files and paper files is usually the best place to start if you are fumbling for a system that will create access ease. Next cleaning up email chaos is a great second place to start, to have some relief in your home office. Usually a person with IT/Computer Science background who also has administrative and training skills makes for the perfect organizer for a home office project. I-Deal-Lifestyle matches your needs and wants to a Professional Organizer who has a skill set to match your project. Different organizers have different skill sets. An organizer great with kitchens, pantries and closets with no IT background is probably not a great fit for home offices. Mind you they can help you create a filing system and clean out cabinets, but that is not going to really give you what you are really requiring.
I-Deal-Lifestyle's customized organization services offers personalized and customized services for your particular organizing projects. We do everything from sorting through files for Physicians, Therapists, Dentists relinquishing files that can be shredded to assisting Attorneys, CPA's, CFA's, CEO's, Professionals and Business owners in customizing and creating the best work venue and operations possible. A trained eye in Professional Organizing will catch time consuming patterns that you may create and save you a tremendous amount of time and money. We can even edit and create a business plan, execute it and create the work system to make your business prosper and grow. You just have to let us know.......where we can find you.
Call (949) 709-7000 for a free 30 minute phone consultation or find us at www.i-deal-lifestyle.com.
Marla Stone, Professional Organizer
The Importance of Hiring a NAPO Professional Organizer When You’ve Had Enough of Your Stuff! By Marla Stone, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Professional Organizer
You are feeling powerless over the clutter. You cannot seem to make a dent in your home, office or garage, so that you can enjoy your real estate. You cannot find your stuff. You are at your wits end in piles and loads of laundry, books, papers, boxes, supplies, clothes and just STUFF. You finally admit you want and or need help with your self and space. YESSSSSSSS, that is the start to getting organized. You must admit you want and or need help in order to get help.
Remember nothing changes unless something changes!
So who do you choose to help get you organized? Well, a Professional
Organizing Company of course! But which one do you choose to help you clear the
clutter, sort through your items and then create an organized system and a home
for all your stuff? My suggestion is that it is a National Association of
Professional Organizers (NAPO) organizer, and you can find one at
To become a Professional Organizer through NAPO you must have specific
qualifications, background in working with people and experience helping people
get and stay organized. My background of helping people for 18 years as a
Social Worker and Therapist laid the ground work for REALLY helping people, not
just getting them organized. Also having a specialization in Mental Health,
Feng Shui and Décor makes the organization, for you, your family and loved ones,
over the top successful. Let’s face it this process of getting organized is not
just manual labor and a band aid solution….it has to last and be able to be
duplicated, by you the owner, after the Professionals leave.
Getting a neighbor, friend or some local students to get you organized is
feasible, but the lasting impressions, techniques and words of wisdom given to
you by a Professional Organizer will last forever in your mind, emotions and
your space. Working with a Professional NAPO organizer is a process that you
will never forget. If your organizer is not a Professional NAPO organizer, even
if they are very efficient and effective in their execution of your stuff, it
does not mean the ground work has been laid for you to keep it up.
Just recently I saw a company creep up into my area of Orange County. I
won’t mention names because there are none on their website. It appears it is a
group of students, who thought that because they built a website, and have a
bogus article written on some blog newspaper, that they created, that qualifies
them to market organizing services to the community. When I called the number
of the newspaper article, a young woman answered and stated she was not
associated with the newspaper. She said she had "no idea what you’re talking
about". The website has a number from an out of state land line in New York,
and no one answers the phone. This should be a huge warning to anyone wanting
some help. Just think about it, you will be allowing someone in your home that
has no address, valid phone number and or the credentials clearly stated on
their website, not to mention a picture, or name of who owns the company. Can I
When you have had ENOUGH OF YOUR STUFF contact http://www.napo.net and
find a valid and authentic and real Professional Organizer.
Marla Stone has her BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work and is a
retired Social Worker/Therapist and currently a Professional Organizer, Lifestyle Coach, Feng Shui and Decor Specialist, Author and Public Speaker who helps people from the inside out.
You can contact Marla for an in-home organizing and or Skype organizing session by calling
949-709-7000 and or emailing her at email@example.com.
Find out more about Marla Stone and read her blog at www.I-DEAL-LIFESTYLE.COM.
Marla is a GREEN Organizer and a member of the US Green Building Council http://www.usgbc.org/
Marla Stone 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.
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