Disorganization Central

Disorganization comes from not having a central plan for each room. Creating an organizational plan takes into consideration the flow of the space, the activities that the space is to provide and the frequency of these activities.

Kitchen Central: High Frequency…. The kitchen is used every day all day long. If you menu plan, you can organize the time that the kitchen will be occupied for food preparation and cooking. If it is an eat in kitchen you can take into consideration that it will be occupied during meal times too. Without these key timing factors, you will have a bit of chaos that will be an ever evil. I suggest that you create a booking system outside of the usual meal prep, cook and eat times so that everyone will know if the space is free or occupied. Everything will flow easily around this structure and everyone will be more happy.

Sports Central Garage: Low to Medium to High Frequency… A sports busy family has to have a very well organized garage to hold the gear for easy access. In some families, there can be multiple sports seasons over lapping each other. That is where the organized placement can be a huge helper. Setting up the scale of the garage to suite the little sports people will also add confidence in getting their own gear. If the play schedule requires the use of the equipment at times daily or weekly, such as bikes, they must be housed at the ready with easy access. Those pieces that are used once a month or seasonally on vacation can be well housed in your storage unit. A room that is centered around its activities is a well organized room. No need for disorganization when the space is well tooled.

My name is Angelica Holiday and my company is called Organize Rescue. www.organizerescue.com  I am a motivated organizer that helps people with everyday and upscale organizing challenges, organizes people’s moves and provides wardrobing services. My expertise also includes when it’s time for Mom and Dad to go to a care home, downsizing of all kinds and hoarders. I do hope some of my thoughts were helpful. Please call to book an appointment. Blessings,  Angelica Holiday, Organize Rescue, www.organizerescue.com holiday@organizerescue.com 310-990-5100

Disorganization Central

Couples Clutter

My motto is, “Be Complete. Put things Completely away.” As for couples, Be a Complete Couple. Put things Completely away.”

It always starts with, “He makes little piles.” She says “Then the little piles become bigger piles.”

Perception of a problem is a bigger problem. It is the core of miscommunication. Couples are not working out their own inner blockages and all the stuff becomes an outward sign of these issues. Not everything has to be accomplished in one fell swoop, but when indecision and self doubt come to the surface it has to go somewhere and where it goes is into little piles of clutter.

This inner communication quandary is reflected in the way the couples communicate on a regular basis. Holding, then releasing, withdrawing then talking are common staging grounds for resentment and anger. I see this all the time in my couples organizing work. Even when one partner has a room just for their crafts and the other has the garage for their DIY, each of the spaces have little piles.

One couple I worked with had the wife as the team leader. She was at home with 3 kids under the age of 7 and all their stuff too. The husband did not lend a  hand nor supported the work we were doing. Now the wife has systems to safeguard the home going back to chaos. We never got the husband’s things in any sort of order and it will never change, unless he acknowledges his own indecision and self doubt. That is where my job stops and the marriage counselor’s begins.

My name is Angelica Holiday and my company is called Organize Rescue. www.organizerescue.com  I am a motivated organizer that helps people with everyday and upscale organizing challenges, organizes people’s moves and provides wardrobing services. My expertise also includes when it’s time for Mom and Dad to go to a care home, downsizing of all kinds and hoarders. I do hope some of my thoughts were helpful. Please call to book an appointment. Blessings,  Angelica Holiday, Organize Rescue, www.organizerescue.com holiday@organizerescue.com 310-990-5100

Couples Clutter

Organize Rescue quoted in “Clear and Create Space if You’re Hosting this Holiday.

Clear and Create Space if You’re Hosting this Holiday

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Christelle

Is everyone opening presents at your house? Are you responsible for cooking a festive feast? Don’t let the space in your home limit the amount of fun you can have. Make sure in-laws, friends and neighbors can join in your joyful occasion by clearing out the clutter in your home and opening your door to more people.

Work With What You Have

Instead of relocating your event to an expensive venue, make your space work for you. Whether you live in a small apartment or your living room feels overwhelmed by a tree and gifts, leverage an area by assessing these three points:

What items are essential to the party?

What items are not? What is the maximum number of people you can expect to host at once?

Does everyone need to be seated at the same time?

Should it stay or should it go?

While your coffee table may be a nice centerpiece to the room and pull your furniture together, it may not be crucial during a party. Furniture that serves more of a fashionable purpose than a functional need can be temporarily relocated to another room or pushed up against a wall to create more floor space.

“The main room of the party should look like an arena. All table surfaces and seating pushed to the perimeter. This makes for a great traffic area for people coming in and out of the room. Also, it allows for groups of people that know each other to congregate in small cuddles without having to navigate pieces of furniture,” says Angelica Holiday of Organize Rescue.

RSVPs Runneth Over

Are you worried that the number of people you are inviting will overwhelm your space? Some homes just aren’t big enough to accommodate everyone in your family, but should this mean you don’t get to host?

If you think your house has the potential of being overrun during the holidays, try stretching out your party and staggering the guests. Have your immediate family over for donuts and coffee in the morning then invite neighbors to your home for an early afternoon happy hour.

Try to keep what you’re serving simple so that cleaning up and rebooting is possible in between guests.

People, people everywhere, but not a place to sit.

Maybe your problem isn’t space so much as seating. Sure you can rent chairs and tables, but that can get expensive and reduce your traffic areas to almost nothing. Instead consider an informal meal that doesn’t require seating.

You can serve soup, sandwiches or other “one plate, one utensil” dishes. Your guests won’t mind standing or sitting on a couch with a delicious meal. They might even enjoy the relaxed opportunity to mingle and eat whenever they choose.

The holidays don’t have to be about finding the perfect place to put everyone. Just create a space that allows for everyone to be social and comfortable and your holiday event will be a hit.

Organize Rescue quoted in “Clear and Create Space if You’re Hosting this Holiday.