As you know the service that I provide is both confidential and non-judgemental. I don’t discuss my clients or post before and after photos.
So, when a client offers to share their organisational journey, I am truly honoured.
My Organisational Journey – Finding Peace Of Mind Through Organising
It’s January 1st, 2020.
The last six months had been rather rocky at home, my brain was foggy and the house (albeit a nice house) seemed to be in bit of a mess (we’re the ‘we have ten pairs of nail scissors in the house but can’t quite lay our hand on them when we need them’ type). It looks fine when people are coming around after a bit of a tidy but it’s a new build and I think it was built to sell. The storage element doesn’t seem to have been a priority. I tackled some of it when we moved in but ran out of steam. Now the other half was starting to grumble that he didn’t like the house and that he couldn’t find anything. I needed to get my house in order for my own peace of mind. I sent a number of texts that morning… one to a fitted wardrobe company (I had used them before) and one to Tracy of Blissfully Organised.
The appointments were set for early January. I had grasped the nettle. I’d met Tracy before in my old house. I had asked her advice on how to present the house before selling and she did a bit of an audit (as she calls it) and she gave me some advice. I’d said at the time I would use her again.
On first impressions, she is warm but professional. Very positive and well-presented but not patronising or intimidating! Full of advice. Discrete. This is not someone who is going to gossip about the state of your home. She’s too smart for that. As you would expect her sales process is very slick. You get a reminder a few days before she comes around and you are advised of costs and billed quickly. Done and dusted.
She came around. On time of course. This is not someone who has a tardy approach to timekeeping. We had a bit of a chat and I explained the background to the past while, what I wasn’t happy with in the house and how I thought she could help. She explained what she thought she could do, realistically how long it would take and how much it would cost.
We tackled each room together. Her approach is to take everything out, see what you have, “rationalise” (take things to charity shop and tip), group stuff, reorganise and advise on storage and labelling. She’s logical and full of ideas and resources. There’s a whole world of organising out there that I didn’t even know existed. As she goes, she makes notes and then sends a follow up note of recommendations that day (of course). She also groups stuff to take to the tip, recycling and charity shop. The amazing thing about Tracy is how quickly she works and that she is incredibly thorough. Many cups of coffee went cold as she cracked on. When my enthusiasm waned, she kept going. In saying that, we chatted about all sorts of stuff as we went along. She’s a lovely person and a good listener.
Having gone through the whole house with her, I now feel like my house is ordered, the storage space is optimally used, things flow, I now know where stuff is and I am the proud owner of a Dymo label machine which my kids love and is the envy of my friends. ANON
Tracy Ross, Professional Organiser and Home Organisation Coach