by Julie Gutman, owner of Simplify Me, LLC
In February, I had the privilege of presenting for the MHYP Education Event. This particular day happened to start with a snowstorm and since the education events are veeeeeery early in the morning, I had no idea it had even snowed until I got up. If there are 2 things I don’t like its snowstorms and getting up early (so I was already in the hole X2 that day). I cleaned off my car and drove (granny-style) to DU, all the while thinking that no none in their right mind would show up to hear about organizing at 7am on a snow day. When I got there, I could not, for the life of me, figure out where to park (so I parked illegally). With my pants covered in snow to the knee and exasperated from the whole ordeal, I got up to the room and was greeted by a fresh-faced Dan Kobler. I said hello, then blurted out my parking dilemma. I guess he read, on my face, that I was not a happy camper and offered to go park my car for me. I resisted (for about 2 seconds), but my cold feet and my hatred of everything morning prevailed and I sheepishly relented and handed over my keys to Dan. As this was going on, to my surprise, people appeared, out of the snow mass to hear me talk about organizing. Besides Dan and Ira, there were 6 brave souls there, so my ‘journey’ that morning was well worth it!
I tell you this because, out of the presentation came this opportunity for me to reach out to the readers of the MHYP Website with a quarterly article/blog about organizing. And I am pleased as punch (to use an odd yet fun phrase) for this opportunity!
I’ll start by telling you a little about me: I am the founder and owner of Simplify Me, LLC, a Professional Organizing company. I realized, at an early age, that the way to de-stress is to de-clutter. This led me to think that if organizing helps relieve stress in my own life, that it can do the same for others! I love working with people to help them feel a sense of accomplishment when their spaces, and by extension, their lives are finally streamlined and simplified. I know that clutter can creep up on us slowly, but often causes a great deal of stress and certainly consumes valuable time and energy. That’s why I’ve developed a process of organizing to fit individual needs in the home or office. In short, I help simplify people’s lives by de-cluttering their spaces! To answer a couple questions that, may be lurking in your mind right about now…No, you don’t have to be a hoarder to use a Professional Organizer (it’s better for both of us if you aren’t)! Yes, I have seen it all, so what you consider to be a ‘mess’ in your home or office, doesn’t faze me, so no need to be embarrassed!
Since we are all professionals, I thought I would write my first article about simple ways to organize the office. Having an organized office is one of the keys to a successful business! If you are spending time looking for what you need to do your work, then you are not being as productive as you could be, and your work suffers. The following are simple things you can do to keep order in your workspace.