Want to know how I got here?
This is my story…
I was born lucky – with a Mum who is:
a) super-organised AND
b) was a teacher.
She brought me up to LOVE decluttering and organising. I’m grateful for that every day.
But it never occurred to me to share that love with others.
Instead, I set up a business evaluating training and employment support projects…
…and ran it successfully for many years.
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 thing I simply can’t HELP doing, is bringing order to chaos.
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.
Every place I ever worked I ended up tidying the stationery cupboard, setting up recycling systems, sorting out the communal kitchen…
…even though I was being paid to do something else!
Few things make me happier than getting rid of clutter, organising stuff, freeing up space in my home, preventing waste, or creating a clever storage hack.
I glow with happiness for days after I reorganize a cupboard or drawer.
What can I say? I’m a total organizing geek!
My path had become crystal clear.
My life’s mission is 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.
Because for years, I’d been keeping my organising skills secret!
You see, children and teenagers don’t tend to 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.
So, when I was young, my friends would tease me.
“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?!”
Until I came to see being organised as embarrassing – and start keeping it to myself.
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.
After all I’d spent years keeping them secret!
(Years in which I’d also gained a Psychology degree and trained as a personal development coach).
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 when your HOME works, your LIFE works.
A decluttered and organised home is the solid foundation that enables you to do the stuff that matters…
…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.
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.
Are you ready to conquer your clutter mountain and create a home that supports you to live your best life?
I know the secrets to getting organised and I want 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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