Q & A

Jill LawrenceHave you been wanting to hire an organizer, but you just felt concerned about so many unknowns in the process?

Making that phone call can be overwhelming – my gosh, that means having a perfect stranger in your home looking at your stuff and making suggestions. Well, it’s no wonder you’re hesitant. We all need a little reassurance before facing the family clutter in order to organize your life!

This Q & A section is called “The Inside Scoop” because it sets out to answer many of the unspoken secret questions clients have about working with a professional organizer.

Concerns Before the First Phone Call
Expectations Before the Consultation Visit
Decisions After the Consultation
Interactions During the First Work Session

Notice that these 4 main topic areas above are always on the left sidebar throughout this section. They proceed from the contemplation phase through to actually doing the first work session with Jill Lawrence, CPO-CD®.

Okay, so maybe your clothes closets are jammed with the old stuff you don’t like so all your “real” clothes are out all over the bedroom. Or perhaps you use the “gravity method” of filing papers and don’t know how to declutter. Help is available. Please read on.

Hopefully after checking out this section, you will feel relieved, confident and ready to tackle your priority goals with gusto.

You are also invited to pop in and out of other sections to learn whatever you need.

Visit the Photo Diary to take a visual field trip of one woman’s marathon transformation.
Visit Services for the answers to your more practical nuts ‘n’ bolts questions.
Contact Jill Lawrence, CPO-CD® with any questions that remain unanswered.

“The trick is not how much pain you feel – but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.”
Erica Jong, author

On Joyful Exclamation:
“You’re better than my Zoloft pills! I really hit the jackpot with you. You’re my therapy, my birthday and my Christmas present!!”
L.R., Contracts Administrator, Washington, DC


Excuses Block Change
According to Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his PBS television presentation for his book, Excuses Begone!
there are some common reasons people stop themselves from reaching their full potential. Here is a paraphrased list of the most common excuses he’s heard.

“It’s too difficult.”
“It’s too risky”
“It’s too time consuming.”
“My family will resist.”
“I don’t deserve it.”
“It’s too big.”
“It’s not my nature.”
“No one will help me.”
“I can’t afford it.”
“It never worked before.”
“I’m too weak.”
“I’m too tired.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“The rules won’t let me.”
“I was raised like this.”
“I’m too busy.”
“I’m too scared.”

Which of these phrases sound like things you may have said to yourself? Many are covered in the Q & A section.