seattle kids organizing

Organizing.  Being Organized.

What does it mean to you?

 

To me, it means time.  Time saved.  Time earned.  Time that you have that you would not otherwise have.

 

When your life is not overtaken by possessions, you have a lot more time.  Things get lost a whole lot less.  Things get put away easier and with less fuss–which takes less time.  When you’re organized, you generally have less material things, which means less money for maintenance and upkeep.

 

To my clients, I always try to convey this.  If you spend less time on your stuff, you are able to spend more time with the people you love.

 

 Every parent worries about their child coming home after one of their sessions with me and being upset about their stuff being put away.  I worry too, but honestly, in the whole time that I’ve been in business, I’ve never had someone’s kids be unhappy with the changes the parent and I have made together.  My favorite quote from a child is “this looks like a wonderland!”

 

Kids are intuitive, and can often deal with change better than the adults they live with.  The adults ask me, “What if they’re mad?”

 

My response is always this:

 

“You can tell them that you’re making the space easier to clean up.  When you save time cleaning up, we have more time to play together.”

 

What will you choose for your family?  Time or stuff?