Reclaiming Your Haven


Get it Together for National Cleaning Week


1 Corinthians 14:40 "But all things should be done decently and in order."


During my life I have observed that people’s obsessions and passions are as unique as God has designed them. From fitness to finance, cooking to creativity, music to motorcycles, someone you know may come to mind when these and other fascinations are mentioned. For whatever reason, when God made me He created someone whose enjoyment has been described as a borderline obsession when it comes to organizing personal space. When I was working as a business manager the vision for a company called Get It Together first began to develop in my mind.


It took several years before my vision came to fruition. As a wife and mother of four, I cherish the fact that life is a gift and we should all seek to maximize the time, gifts, and resources we are given. Viewing my own shortcomings, I am convinced that nobody is good at everything, and we all could use the help of others whose gifts are in areas we can’t characterize as personal strengths.


But why is organization important, isn’t there something called a “healthy mess?”


Did you know that a UCLA study confirms the direct correlation between a women's cortisol (stress) levels and the density of household objects? Your home should be your haven, a place where you come to escape the stresses of the day and recharge for the next. At Getting It Together, we can help you reclaim your home from the clutter one room at a time. Here are some helpful hints to get started:


  1. Believe it’s possible and set goals!

  2. Sort through your clutter and separate them into 3 piles: Trash (anything you haven't used in over 6 months to 1 year and is worn and not usable), donation (anything you haven't used or worn in over 6 months to 1 year), and keep (these items will be organized back into the space).

  3. The easiest way to manage the items that you are keeping is to find everything a "home,” and every time you use an item, be sure to put it back in its designated spot. A simple rule, it seems, but you would be surprised how skipping this small step can cause a mess. You will find yourself not "losing" your keys as often and always being able to find that last minute item as you're rushing out the door.

  4. Remember that this takes time. The clutter wasn't made overnight and won’t be corrected overnight either. Work at your own pace and don’t overwhelm yourselves.


Still feeling a little nervous about taking that project on? Let us at Getting It Together help you get started on your way to creating a serene place to come home to.


So if your home, office, or personal space doesn’t seem to be utilized to its fullest capacities, I would love the opportunity to help you Get It Together. If it sounds like I could be of assistance to you please feel free to contact me at (609) 350-9875 or For more information, visit our Facebook Page.







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