Mia was downsizing, big time. We had been friends for a couple years before she allowed me to help.
"I owe you big time, it was like an elephant. I didn’t know where to start."
"Every time I looked at my house, I would see that needs to be done, that needs to be done, that needs to be done. It was so overwhelming to me. When you said to me “don’t worry about it, I’ll get you…” and it’s not that I didn’t trust you, I just always thought of you as someone who helps hoarders."
Her house was neat and tidy but she was stuck when it came to moving forward with her plans. A very common situation. You don't need to be downsizing or moving to feel stuck. You can feel stuck in your current situation. You can be stuck in your clutter. You can be stuck in a routine. If you are in need of mixing things up a tad, organizing helps. An outside resource and perspective speeds the process along faster than you could imagine.
Mia called me in.
"I couldn’t wrap my head around how you could get me unstuck and you did. Everything is flowing right now. I owe you my life. I would still be sitting here 2 weeks later saying “Aly, I don’t what to do at my house”. I would still be at step 1 if you hadn’t come that day. And you know what, that exercise we did with the closets, that helped too because I had the list and knew what to do. You put me on the yellow brick road, you put me on my way. I was like oh yeah, I can do this. You made it into manageable, doable units."
"You un-constipated me."
I asked what she learned after we were done.
"I learned that you are really good at what you do. I always thought you were about fixing hoarders. I saw you as 1 dimensional. I didn’t understand everything that you did. It’s not just about stuff, you are good about putting an action plan into place. In my mind you were the triage girl, and I’m not trying to down play what you do. On tv you see Hoarders, Buried Alive, and that’s what I thought you did. I would see your before and after pictures so that’s how I knew you as. I did not see how you could help me.
It is a process and not just an event."
Don't wait years to allow me to help.