I began writing this blog about New Year’s Resolutions. I was going to encourage you all to declutter, organize, simplify. Then I remembered that New Year’s Resolutions don’t actually work for the majority of people who try to set them. So, I began to write a blog about all the reasons why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work and tips for setting better, S.M.A.R.T. goals. That might have been nice, but let’s face it, it is the holiday season and you don’t need to be reminded of all the things you are NOT doing.
So instead, I would like to CELEBRATE YOU and what you HAVE accomplished this year; all of you, our amazing clients, our dear followers and our friends!
You have made it through 2017! I am going to say it, it’s been a doozy of a year. But, you have tirelessly nurtured and supported your family. You had fun but of course there were ups and downs. You learned, you took risks, slogged through, and rocked it. You know, normal life stuff…
Maybe you just went through a major life transition and we worked together to set up your office and implement a filing system which has helped you keep your bills and paperwork under control. Maybe that resulted in finally being able to pay your taxes. (That sounds like a New Year’s Resolution being accomplished, doesn’t matter when it happened. It got done.)
Maybe you moved to a new home in 2017. Moving an entire busy family is a daunting task. You reached out to us and we helped you downsize and pack what you wanted to take to your new home. In the new house we helped you organize your kitchen, office and garage. We worked together to empty your storage unit. There are no more boxes left to be unpacked, your family can focus on the holidays! Not having to pay for that storage unit is nice too!
Maybe we helped you downsize your closets and organize your clothes drawers. It’s exhausting to make decision after decision about which clothes you want/need/like/actually wear. It was the last thing you wanted to do, but it had become hard to get to get ready in the morning and to get to work on-time. We helped you make those tough decisions, we hauled away what you no longer wanted. Even just labeling the drawers helped things go back in their own spot when others are putting away laundry. Now there is space, the hangers move more freely and your closet it a joy! Your mornings are easier. Your stress level is way down now that you are getting to work on-time.
Maybe you are someone who took a huge leap of faith and entrusted us to come into your home and help you tackle overwhelming clutter. You had tried to do it on your own, but just couldn’t get too far past the “buy plastic containers” stage. There is no shame in that, it’s one of the most common stumbling blocks! Maybe we cleared out the dining room, relocated the boxes, clothes, decorations and you ate a Thanksgiving meal in there for the first time in years. Walking into that room today, you see a gathering space, not an unfinished, overwhelming to-do.
Maybe you are someone who heard one of us speak or you like reading our tips and tricks about home organizing online. Maybe you were inspired to clean out the junk drawer in your kitchen (and it only took ten minutes), and now you don’t cringe when you need to find scissors. You are inspired to tackle more! Small changes and small successes lead to less stress and more happiness.
If we have helped you in any way in 2016, then our 2016 has been a success. Thank you!
Therefore CELEBRATE YOU ALL! We thank you for your trust, support, and we wish you all peaceful, fun, family filled, happy holidays and an amazing 2018!
Your Simplify Experts team,
Denise, Amy, Pam, Vlasta, Alicia, Allison, Paula, Lovena, and Ashley