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Clutter Clearing: Backlog Vs. Maintenance | Care2 Healthy Living: I had this midwife years ago who described yea...

Clutter Clearing: Backlog Vs. Maintenance | Care2 Healthy Living: I had this midwife years ago who described yea...

I feel that way about people and their stuff. I was a professional organizer off and on for ten years (which does not include the twenty+ years prior to that where I lived just this side of the line between organized and obsessive). Hiring a professional organizer usually means someone, and sometimes everyone, in the house is suffering. For me, even long before I realized it, my work was always about helping people free themselves from that which is making them crazy. I loved the organizing work but over time, a troubling reality emerged. Only about 25% of my clients never hired me again. I would go, whether it was for a single visit or a dozen visits during which we worked together to process the backlog in each area of a home or office, and then they would be done with me. All that hadn’t previously been maintained, for whatever reason, would be addressed throughout our ...

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