Thank you to Elizabeth at Bee Organized Professional Organizer for partnering with me to help de-clutter my life and grow her new business simultaneously.
Jackson and I recently moved from our apartment into a house. While it’s an older home (a fixer upper for sure) and just a bit larger than our apartment was (with one extra room) it gives Jackson a yard to play in and for that I’m grateful. P.S. ALLLLLLL the decorating posts are coming soon y’all. Prepare yourselves. 😉
When I began the moving process I downsized a TON. We’d been living in that apartment since Jackson was 3 and well…stuff accumulates over the course of 7 years.
Even though I had tried to be mindful of what I brought into the apartment.
Even though I prefered living a rather “sparse” existence.
The clutter was just there. In closets, drawers, and on shelves.
It took a bit of time but I sorted through it all and sent things on their way (resale, goodwill, the recycling plant etc.). So we moved into the new house with FAR less than what had been in the apartment and it feels great here. I’m back to having things be simple and it makes me so happy.
The irony of that sorting and de-cluttering that I did on my own…is that about one month after we moved my friend Elizabeth contacted me to tell me she had started her own Professional Organization business, Bee Organized.
After we both had a good laugh about the timing of everything I agreed to let her come over and look at my new home. I REALLY want this home to be a happy place in every aspect, so I figured a second set of eyes and a different perspective might be beneficial in helping me.
Boy was I right.
The best part about what Elizabeth does with her business, Bee Organized, is that she doesn’t just help you get rid of clutter and things you don’t need anymore. She also helps you re-arrange the things you DO want to keep and find new ways of storing them to help your life be more efficient.
While I had done away with most of my clutter issues prior to moving…one thing that I struggled with once we were in our new house was where and how to store things in my limited kitchen cabinet space. Elizabeth knew just what to do…and arranged my pots, pans, and Tupperware so that items I used most were the easiest to get to (why didn’t I think of that!?). Surprisingly, as we went through my cabinets she helped me to realize maybe I hadn’t de-cluttered quite as thoroughly as I thought.
I develop odd emotional attachments to things sometimes…and as a result will hang on to certain items for far longer than is practical simply because I have memories associated with them.
When it comes to things like photo albums or Jackson’s first baby blankets that’s just fine…when it comes to old, scratched up plastic cups from the dollar store, not so much LOL.
As Elizabeth helped me go through my belongings and really evaluate whether or not those items were bringing me true usefulness/joy in my life, I saw the added value Bee Organized gives it’s customers.
You don’t just end up with a clutter free home…but a clutter free mind as well. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s priceless.
Elizabeth was sweet and matter of fact when she asked me questions as we sorted my clutter. “Do you really need 4 boxes of thumbtacks Haley?” and with that I realized I might have a bit of an office supply hoarding problem.
She was firm, but kind when she suggested we take it down to just 2 containers of tacks (she even let me save the colors I like best!) and to donate the other boxes to charity.
Even better, once Elizabeth had gathered all the things we decided to donate, she asked me which local charity I’d like them to go to so she could drop the items off on her way home! She even mailed me the receipt for the items donated so I can use it on my taxes next year…seriously, the stress and trouble she saved me just by doing those 2 things was HUGE!
As Elizabeth was wrapping up her work in my home, she offered me several useful tips specific to problems she had targeted for me and how to keep things neat in my home for the long run.
She didn’t just de-clutter and organize my house guys, she changed my perspective…and things around here have been so much better since then.
So if you feel that the clutter in your home, office, or storage unit has gotten out of control and something needs to give – hire a professional organizer. Really. Just do it. You’ll be so glad you did.
If you live in the Greater Houston Area and are looking to hire a professional organizer, Elizabeth from Bee Organized is the one for you! She is fast, hard-working, and non-judgemental as she tackles all your organizational issues.
To learn more about Bee Organized and to contact Elizabeth about your organizing needs visit: https://www.beeorganizedpro.com/
You can also follow the Bee Organized Facebook Page and Instagram where Elizabeth shares useful tips and photos of the impressive transformations she achieves for her clients regularly. Seeing is believing, trust me! She’s so good at what she does!
Disclosure: I was provided with services from Bee Organized in exchange for promotional services. These are my own, honest opinions. I only recommend products and services to my readers are feel are trustworthy and that I can stand behind with pride.