Maintaining a FUNctional Home is what truly keeps you organized!
Organizing is an ongoing process, not a onetime event. Creating an efficient, functional system for managing your household and handling your paperwork is important, but it’s just the first step. Regular maintenance is critical to preserving any organizational system. And an good organizational system makes maintenance easy. A truly FUNctional Home still requires simple, efficient and quick routines to keep it in good condition.
Every home has areas that need regular attention. Do you struggle to keep up with paper or laundry for example? These are two common areas of any home that can quickly get out of hand and cause disarray. It is important to create an maintenance system that fits your habits and lifestyle.
Do you do laundry weekly? Then you need an area to hold all the dirty laundry until you can get to it. Does the clean laundry sit in the basket forever? You may need to organize your closets and drawers to improve your laundry routine.
Does your mail take over the kitchen table? Then it needs a new landing spot and a regular schedule to keep it in check. Do you leave paper in a pile because you don’t know what to keep or what to throw away? Or where it should go? Then call to set up a organizational system that will work for you!
Next Meet Heather
I have been using (and recommending) Heather for about 7 years. She is excellent to work with on any home organization project. I interviewed several organizers before hiring Heather. Heather works hard, keeps you working hard, but takes her lead from you. In other words, no worries about her coming in telling you what you “must” get rid of… instead, she helps you consider the pro-cons of keeping something and lets you decide. If you hang on to something, she helps you to come up with systems to keep things in an orderly and accessible place.
Also, other organizers immediately wanted me to buy things (for example, expensive Pottery Barn wall system)– Heather has worked with my many plastic tubs, ziplock bags, folders I already have, etc….. (I have a Staples fetish) to help me create my systems. I have used Heather in every area of my home– attic, basement, garage, home office, bedrooms, closets- you name it, we’ve worked it over! I am terrible at maintenance – so now that I have my “systems” in place, I schedule periodic visits to get things back in place. It is exhausting at times, but feels great afterwards! I highly recommend her!
~ M G. from Hingham, MA