“Oh my god I need your help, my room looks like a bomb hit it!”
A client messaged me out of the blue one morning. Someone I had been working with for a while.
When I arrived at her house and saw her room I couldn’t help but smile.
Not because I was standing in a disaster zone and could barely move from all the stuff, but because I was really proud of her.
Her level of “a bomb hit it” had changed.
She had gone from, ‘I’m not quite sure where the bed is any more’ to… ‘there’s a mess, but in 15 minutes I can have this room back to normal.
I could instantly see that what she thought was tidy a year earlier, was her new version of messy.
That’s progress and it’s beautiful.
Most of all, I was proud of her for reaching out to ask for my help in the first place.
I know it’s not an easy thing to do.
Once I get to sit down with my clients and they get to know me, they often confess to feeling embarrassed about asking for my help.
Sometimes they worry that asking a stranger to help them organise their home might bring on shame and overwhelm.
In fact, the opposite is true.
Taking a stand and wanting to connect with your space again takes courage. And, the motivation behind it usually boils down to wanting to spend less time feeling stressed and more quality time with family and friends.
So, if I had one wish for you, it’s that you feel peaceful and comfortable every time you look at your space.
That you don’t need to climb over things or push things aside to get to something else just because you haven’t had time to spend hours cleaning up.