Decluttering | General Organizing
What is Virtual Organizing and is it for you?
I am a Southern California girl – turned small-town, Midwest Mom. I am wife to Bruce and mom to my three girls.
Back when I first started my professional organizing journey in 2013, I had what I thought of as a dirty little secret. I have ADHD and although I am organized, and enjoy the process of sorting, and tidying. I knew that there were many others with ADHD who really struggled with staying organized. I had a case of imposter syndrome and mostly kept the fact that I had ADHD to myself. That is until I learned that there are other really successful professional organizers who have also learned to compensate for their ADHD the same way that I have.
I eventually realized that my need for order and simplicity actually stems from having ADHD as a way to compensate for my short attention span. So my gifts and my challenges are all ironically tied together to create who I am, and I am able to relate to and help others as a result of this coping method that I have developed for myself.
I help women and moms with ADHD, but I also help those who struggle with clutter without having ADHD. Because simplicity and less clutter are always at the heart of staying organized, there is much overlap when it comes to finding solutions to clutter and disorganization.
I am dedicated to keeping my life as simple as possible and to helping others do the same by teaching them how to declutter their homes, simplify their lives, and manage their busy families better.
I have been helping others stay organized since 2013.
It is my deepest hope that you will find resources here that will bring you closer to living a simpler, more intentional, and more peaceful life.
in your space…
…but let it be
as a daisy
in a vase.
Virtual Organizing Defined
Virtual organizing is a method for getting organized through the use of technology, such as a phone, computer, or tablet. The main difference between hiring an in-person professional organizer and virtual organizing is that clients don’t have hands-on help with sorting and moving items. Instead, they are supported by a professional organizer virtually.
Is Virtual Organizing For You?
As long as you are physically able to do the work yourself with direction, virtual organizing is the next best thing to having a professional organizer in your home working side by side with you. It is a great way to get the expert advice of a professional organizer at a much lower cost than having them help you in person.
If you are self-motivated, once you get started, as long as you have a clear path to travel, virtual organizing can have the same beneficial outcome as on-site sessions in terms of guidance and transfer of skills. Virtual organizing sessions can also be customized, according to the unique needs of the client and the space they are working in.
The following is a list of ways a virtual organizing session can be structured to meet individual needs:
Virtual Home Assessment
A professional organizer can take a look into all of your home’s storage spaces and provide you with suggestions for how to organize everything in your home, from your kitchen and pantry to your closets, and cabinets. They can teach you how to maximize your storage spaces, and efficiently store everything. They can also offer product suggestions.
If you have recently moved to a new home, this is an optimal time to get a professional organizer to assess your storage spaces and virtually help you unpack and organize everything efficiently as you move in.
Virtual Step-by-Step Project Planning
If you have a specific organizing project that needs to get done but are not sure where to start, a step-by-step project planning session might be a good option.
A professional organizer develops a detailed plan for the space and identifies your goals as well. To ensure a successful outcome in-between sessions, you may be assigned organizing tasks to complete in between sessions. At each session, your progress will be discussed, along with any challenges you may have experienced.
If having a disorganized or cluttered home has been an ongoing struggle, you may want to consider virtual coaching. With virtual coaching, a professional organizer with coaching skills takes an exploratory approach to uncover the root causes of the clutter issue. Your habits, tendencies, and the relationship you have with your things all contribute to your physical home environment.
Gaining self-awareness is the first step to overcoming obstacles. A professional organizer coach can encourage self-discovery by asking the right questions. They can also help you set specific goals. They can also provide you with the guidance you need to develop new habits and perspectives and reach those goals.
Who Virtual Organizing is Not For:
Your elbow grease is required to make progress. Therefore, if you are not able to make progress without hands-on assistance due to a physical limitation, in-person organizing may be a better option for you.
Also, if you need someone to motivate you to make progress every step of the way, virtual organizing may not work well for you. Virtual organizing sessions can provide periodic accountability before you start and as a follow-up to finished projects, but the ongoing presence of a body double while you are doing the work is not there.
Some Benefits of Virtual Organizing:
- Virtual organizing costs are lower than hands-on organizing costs.
- Because you’re actively doing the work independently, you will be learning, practicing, and applying organizational skills.
- There are no geographical boundaries.
- Virtual organizing offers more privacy than the traditional hands-on approach of having a professional organizer come into your home.
If you are interested in learning more about virtual organizing and how it can help you, click HERE for more information.
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