If you’ve been following along on the Optimal Life Space blog, you might recall my hectic travel schedule last month. Or, if you didn’t catch it, you can read the whole story here.
Fast forward, I’m arriving home this month; and, as I walked in my front door after these long trips, nothing about the room excited me. It is large. My furniture is positioned against the walls. It doesn’t feel like a warm, inviting space.
Later that night, I thought back to a conversation with our redesign team member, Jeanne. During this conversation, in my home, she immediately started making suggestions on how she could redesign my space. I knew she did great work, but I didn’t feel there was much she could do to improve my living room. As a professional organizer, I assumed I had an organized home with little to no clutter. I decided this was the time to enlist her help!
On the day of the redesign, Jeanne got right to work pulling everything off the shelves and walls in my space. She went through each room in my home and gathered art, furniture and knick-knacks I already owned.
Two hours later, I was blown away by what she accomplished! It was like I was seeing some of my belongings for the first time again. My possessions were arranged together in a way I had never considered before. I marveled at how good it looked in such a short period of time!
Before spending the afternoon with Jeanne, my home was extremely organized, right down to the clothing and paperwork. It functioned well. Now, it is all of those things; but, when I come home, I feel comfortable and at-ease by the style around me; and, knowing I can find anything I need just as quickly. I’m inviting more friends over to experience the almost brand-new room for themselves!
Whether you’re already organized or need to get started for the first time, Optimal Life Space can help you purge, set things in order and redesign to be more functional and feel better based on your lifestyle.
For before and after pictures of this project and more, look at our Redesign Gallery.
Mikaela Hicks is a Professional Organizer and Online Coach with Optimal Life Space. By day, she helps people transform their homes, offices, and bodies. When she's not removing clutter, you can find her writing, training for a marathon, working in her flower beds, or spending time with her granddaughter.