What’s in the Rise of Self Storage?

Marcus & Millichap stated in a 2014 Q3 review of the status of the self-storage sector is surging amid an improving economy that on a year-over-year basis, sales of items such as sporting goods, apparel, furniture and appliances increased nearly 3 percent. People are buying new stuff, shedding less of the old and it’s going into storage. Gas prices are down nationwide and the return to leisure consumption is happening although it may be short lived when gas prices resume their lofty heights. We feel good making a purchase we may not have made otherwise when we have more money in our wallet and more gas in our tank. This trend will see its true target when tax returns are inbound as they are. There may even be a new holiday just for tax return spending? A rush to the shops to place those hard earned returns back into the consumer economy.

What’s in the Rise of Self Storage?

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

I see you, you are just like me, but unorganized.

I see you. Right there, in your pajamas with a cup of cold coffee and mascara smeared under your eyes. You have been trying to find them for at least an hour and can’t for the life of you remember where you put it….where are they? You always put them in the same place, that pocket in your purse, but right now they are missing, gone, MIA. I know that feeling all too well. There is nothing like being out of sorts and not knowing where something vital is at the moment you need it. Why aren’t you better organized?

I see you, sitting there with a half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is poor the stand in for the chicken Cesar salad that you wished you had. You can’t get your shopping list together to have the ingredients in the house for moments just like this one. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s just not your gift to organize, you have better things to be doing.

It’s time to call in a pro Organizer. I know the secrets to transforming a mountain of stuff into an enlightened space and peace of mind. Yes, I do love being an Organizer. Over the years I have had the good fortune and delight of turning my client’s material world into homes and offices full of joy. Organization is my game, so call me the “Mary Poppins of Organizing.”

Let’s get to know one and other. I want to hear from you. Send me your questions and I will do my very best to turn your sour medicine into sweet tasting organized success.

I see you, you are just like me, but unorganized.