Get Me Organised! Strategies for Taming Clutter and Calming Chaos
Life can be stressful if you feel disorganised or overwhelmed by clutter. Even when people are motivated to “get on top of things” it can be difficult to know where to start. Its discouraging when self help efforts aren’t helping. This talk will introduce concepts used by a professional organiser to help clients address problematic or longstanding clutter challenges. Its suitable for people with a personal interest in the topic and for health professionals and business people with clients who are challenged by clutter and disorganisation.
Everyone is different and understanding organising styles is a helpful first step for tackling clutter and calming chaos. This approach allows us to get curious and creative about what works for each individual rather they trying to fit everyone into a one-size fits all solution. The concept of personal comfort zones for managing stuff will help us understand the difference between the current situation and the preferred future and help demonstrate how carefully selected and customised delcuttering solutions can bridge that gap.
Organisation does not come naturally to everyone, and most of us have times when we struggle with our stuff. Real change becomes a possibility with a set of strategies that can be tailored to fit each person’s unique style and preferences.
- The no-blame approach to organising
- Defining your organising style
- Too much stuff or not enough order?
- The difference between decluttering and organising
- Traditional, creative and social organising strategies
- Challenging the reasons we get stuck with our stuff
- Beating barriers to organisation
- How and when to make effective use of outside help
Friday 28th October
Linda Aitkin, Live Light Professional Organising
Linda Aitkin established Live Light Professional Organising in 2012 with the aim of helping people achieve the sense of lightness and ease that can result from simplifying and organising their belongings. She assists people to make space for the things that really matter by matching their physical belongings to their current lifestyle and priorities.
Linda is a member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. She takes a respectful and non-judgemental approach and has a special interest in working with people who have long term difficulties in getting organised.
Friday November 28, 2014