Want to know how I got here?
This is my story…
I was born lucky. I’m grateful every day for a Mum who:
a) is super-organised AND
b) was a teacher.
She brought me up to LOVE decluttering and organising.
And taught me the skills.
Few things make me happier than getting rid of clutter, organizing stuff, freeing up space in my home, preventing waste, or creating a clever storage hack.
Show me a cluttered space, and I’m straight in there reorganizing it.
When I’m browsing the library, I spot wrongly shelved books and pop them back where they belong.
I glow with happiness for days after I reorganize a cupboard or drawer.
What can I say? I’m a total organizing geek!
It became so natural to me that I assumed it was the same for everyone.
But when I was a teenager and young adult I got teased.
Teenagers and young adults often don’t recognise the benefits of being organized.
They’ve got less stuff than adults and they’re not responsible for anyone else, or for the smooth functioning of a whole home.
My college friends would say stuff like:
“You’ve indexed your music?! You’ve got too much time on your hands!”
“Haven’t you got more interesting things to do than put your herbs and spices in alphabetical order?!”
I came to see being organised as embarrassing – and start keeping it to myself.
Only boring people love organizing, right?
Who wants to spend time sorting out their home when they could be partying?!
So I gained my Psychology degree, left college and started working, after a few years setting up a business evaluating training and employment support projects…
…and running it successfully for many years.
Boy! Did my organizing skills help me to be self-employed?!
I also trained as a personal development coach, building on my Psychology degree.
But I STILL didn’t see that I could help anyone else get organized…
…until 2008, when the banks collapsed, the economy tanked –
…and my business hit the skids.
I needed to find a new way to make money – and fast!
And I wanted it to be something I LOVED.
So I hired a business coach to help me find my Thing.
That Thing that is so ME that it’s NATURAL for me to offer it to the world.
And no matter what exercise we did, no matter what question she asked, every single time, the results were the same.
The one that really sticks in my mind? When she asked me:
“Every job you’ve ever done: what’s the thing you end up doing even though you’re being paid to do something else?”
I had to laugh! Everywhere I’ve ever worked, I’m straight in there: organizing the mess of a stationery cupboard; setting up recycling systems; chucking the mouldy food out of the fridge…
I simply can’t HELP bringing order to chaos.
My path had become crystal clear.
I HAD to share my secrets to organized living!
Teaching others to be organised in the same way my Mum taught me.
Helping overwhelmed people understand why they have clutter – and how to overcome it.
Sharing the decluttering methods and organising secrets I’ve developed and tested in my own home.
BUT THERE WAS A PROBLEM!
I didn’t WANT decluttering and organizing to be my mission.
Are you kidding?! Share that side of my personality I’ve been keeping SECRET all my adult life?!
But the message couldn’t have been plainer.
So, in 2010, I set up Green and Tidy.
At first, I was hesitant.
I didn’t mind strangers hearing what I was up to but I didn’t want my friends and family to find out!
I felt nervous about sharing my organising skills.
Luckily, those strangers had other ideas! I started getting messages like:
“You really understand the problem. You GET ME!!”
“I’m not stuck and hopeless about clutter anymore!”
My clients’ enthusiasm pushed me to shout louder.
No one laughed. No one teased me.
When I told people what I did, they either said, “Oh man! Do I need you?!” or, “You have to help my friend/Mum/neighbour/husband/wife!”
Creating Green and Tidy made me love a side of myself I’d been embarrassed about!
It made me see that making your HOME work is EVERYTHING!
Because here’s the thing: when your HOME works, your LIFE works.
You don’t declutter and organize for it’s own sake!
You do it to have a home that enables you to the stuff that matter.
In a decluttered and organized home, you can lay your hand on whatever you want, whenever you want it.
A decluttered and organised home is your springboard.
It’s the solid foundation for everything you do…
…without you even noticing how it’s underpinning you.
But, when your home doesn’t work, you sure notice how it gets in the way, right?
Now my work is a total joy. I feel blessed every day that I get to fulfil on my life’s mission.
Helping you to LOVE decluttering and organizing!
I’ve got tons of simple yet clever strategies to get you organised.
I know the pitfalls that trip you up when you try to get rid of the mess.
I understand the psychology behind those pitfalls – and how to avoid them.
I know how hard it can be to get motivated – and stay motivated.
And how frustrated you feel with your home – and yourself.
I understand that there are treasures in the clutter and only you know which items they are.
And I know how to shift you from “I have to declutter!” to “I LOVE to declutter!“
Are you ready not only to conquer your clutter mountain…
but to create a home that supports you to live life to the full?
I know the secrets to getting organised and I can’t wait to share them with you!
PS Watch this video if you want to know more about the 7-day course.
Overwhelmed by clutter? I can help. Email me now.
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