Melissa in South Metro reclaims her space and her life

I wanted to bake last weekend. I went to my new, labeled drawers and was so happy to know where things were! The cupcakes were a big hit.

The kitchen was organized first. Then the whole house was tackled—cleared and organized—every other week for eight months.

The kitchen was first, including plumbing work; then the whole house was tackled — cleared and organized — every other week for eight months.

 

A Little About Melissa:

In addition to working a demanding full-time job, Melissa went through the stress of a lengthy health scare and a difficult roommate situation. Instead of being a sanctuary, her home was a battleground… with excess stuff and deferred maintenance. She and some loving family members decided it was time for a change.

Melissa’s Goals:

A big goal for Melissa was to have use of her kitchen again! She wanted a place to put all of her creative projects that she has made. The plumbing systems were in disrepair. She wanted a place for everything and everything in its place. A big goal was to have friends and family spend the night.

Results:

Melissa worked with Stephanie every other week for eight months to complete her goal of clearing and organizing her whole house.

  • Stephanie & Melissa devised a process for starting any organizing project: set a goal, get your “donate” bag, your “throw away” bag, your “other room” box, etc.
  • The kitchen was cleared first, with labeled drawers brought in and art objects displayed. Melissa is cooking and baking in her kitchen again and is maintaining her clean kitchen.
  • The bathroom and bedrooms were purged, sorted and organized.
  • A plumber was brought in to get the dishwasher, 2 sinks and 2 toilets fully operational again.
  • We did several “handyman” projects such as changing out light bulbs, removing doors and hanging pictures.
  • Melissa was able to say goodbye to her old life and welcome in some new energy by donating hundreds of items: a bicycle, a mattress, a TV, several appliances, and approximately 25 large bags of clothing, shoes & housewares to non-profit organizations in Minnesota.
  • Spending time at home is much more peaceful now for Melissa. She can relax there and fully embrace her many hobbies!

 

 

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