I don’t know about you, but after all of the excitement and celebration of the holidays is over, this is the time of year when I most feel the urge to freshen up my living space and tackle an organizing project or two.
I decided to seek the advice of Professional Organizer, Geralin Thomas.
I did not know Geralin until I had the privilege of meeting her at the Southern Bloggers Conference in October of 2012. I was immediately drawn to her warm, gracious personality. We had a celebrity in our midst at the conference and didn’t even know it!
Let me tell you a little about her so you can feel confident that you are in the hands of a pro:
Founder of Metropolitan Organizing
Chronic disorganization and ADHD specialist
Published in an array of national magazines
Often featured on television, such as A&E’s Hoarders, The Nate Berkus Show, Today and The Home Channel (South Africa)
Suzy: Where should someone begin if they want to declutter one area of their life and have a “wow” factor?
Geralin: We are so lucky because now, more than ever before, there are many stylish storage solutions to assist us in folding, stacking, hanging, sorting and storing everything we own.
Tried and true is the “one in, one out” method but truthfully, I prefer asking everyone to take a look at what’s in their laundry baskets week after week. These are the clothes worn most often; these are the favorites and the keepers. Knowing this makes it easier to take a good, long look at what hasn’t been worn and ask yourself if you’d buy it again today. If not, let it go; consign it, donate it, sell it at a yard sale, or trash it. Here’s a link to free downloadable signs (http://metropolitanorganizing.com/managing-modern-life/uncluttering-your-home-the-first-steps/) to help declutter.
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Thank you so much for your help, Geralin. Your advice is invaluable and will go a long way toward helping me get whip my out-of-control closet into shape!