As I was giving my house a thorough cleaning today, I kept saying to myself, “I have too much stuff!” I think of myself as a minimalist; but as I was dusting, I realized how much sentimental "stuff" I have. I empathized with my clients; it is difficult for them to part with their possessions.
The photos in the living room tell the story of my husband and me from one of our first dates to our first house, our kids growing up and the weddings of our children. The photos in the hallway are from vacations with our children and grandchildren. How many of these cherished photos would I be willing to pack away in a box?
People often ask me "How do you get people to part with things, especially sentimental items? The answer is, we don’t tackle the sentimental stuff first. I have a proven method for decluttering and organizing that is very effective. I won’t give away my trade secrets; I’ll just say that I’m very systematic, thorough, and efficient.
My most recent client said that she has worked with several organizers but she and I accomplished more in our first three hour session than any of the other organizers accomplished in that same amount of time.
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If I was preparing my home for a photo shoot here some changes I would make:
I would eliminate photos and leave only large accessories.
Bobbie has been helping residents of Bucks, Montgomery, and Mercer Counties to de-clutter their homes and home offices since 2015.