No shame in asking for help getting organized!

When your car breaks down, you probably take it to a mechanic to be fixed. Similarly, if you are sick, you might go to the doctor for advice or medication. There are probably few of us in these instances that would beat ourselves up for not having the knowledge of a car system to do the necessary repairs, or the understanding of a physician to know how to heal ourselves.

So why, then, do we blame ourselves when things in our households don’t always run smoothly? Perhaps the home-office is filled with unfiled papers, or the kids are doing their homework on the dining room table instead of at their desks in their rooms. Maybe you find an excessive amount of food in the pantry has passed its expiration date, or you are unable to put your clothes away because the closets are bursting at the seams.

These are merely examples of break-downs in your home system. They are NOT signs that you are a bad person, or an incompetent housekeeper. And just as there is no shame in telling a mechanic that you need his help changing the transmission, there should be no shame in asking a professional organizer to help repair the system in your home that is not currently working.

Even normally “organized” people can find that a change in their circumstances can disrupt the flow in their homes. Whether there is a life event, such as a marriage, a new baby, or a death in the family, or a sudden change in one’s health or career — everyone can experience something that throws them off their game. But thankfully, it doesn’t have to become a permanent problem. Just as with a mechanic or a doctor, you simply need to recognize when it’s time to call in the “pro” so you can find the repairs that will get you back on your way.


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