I enjoy it so much that it often doesn’t feel like work.
When I was in university, I relished summer employment as a letter carrier, as I thrive being outdoors, and walking.
My twenty-six year Social Work career was fulfilling, given that I love helping people.
The job I’m the most passionate about, however, is my career as a Montreal Professional Organizer.
Almost every time I work with someone, they find something they’ve been looking for– a wonderful feeling for them and for me as well. Time and time again, clients say, “I’ve been looking for this for ages!”
I love tackling what seems like an insurmountable jumble and breaking it down into bite size pieces, gradually getting the space decluttered and organized- like a magician waving a wand, but at a slower pace. A grateful client recently said, “I never thought we’d be able to pack up my mom’s place (because she was a collector and had so much stuff) but now we’re almost done.”
I enjoy setting up spaces and systems enabling my clients to live calmly and happily, surrounded by their possessions which ‘spark joy’. Some people I work with are now punctual (sometimes for the first time in their lives) because they no longer have to search for their keys or cell phone, briefcase or eyeglasses. Both men and women report enjoying their clothes which are no longer squished in the closet. Clients no longer worry about panicking when they can’t find an important document, because they know where everything is.
On top of enjoying the work “immensely”, as my Bubby Rose, OBM used to say, the community of Professional Organizers is incredibly supportive and encouraging.
And as I wrote in last week’s blog about http://www.freecycle.org, I get a kick out of saving things, particularly obscure items, from our ever-growing landfill.
I’ll be happy to help you declutter and organize when you’re ready!