Peace and Freedom

Little Red Stool Organizing exists to help people find peace and freedom in their homes through decluttering and organizing.

I thought I would unpack this a little for you.

The first thing I think of when someone has peace and freedom in their home is a single deep breath. Not a sigh of frustration but a, “I can breathe deeply in this space because no thing here is demanding my attention.” By “no thing” I mean the house and it’s belongings, not your family or roommates or friends.

Playroom with hidden toy storage in window seat and cube system behind the couch.

Which leads me to another way to describe “peace and freedom in your home.” When your home isn’t constantly demanding your attention you are able to focus on people whether inside or outside of your home. You are free from your belongings in a way that allows you to give attention to people. Now, an organized home isn’t a home that never needs attention. It just doesn’t scream for it. When you have systems in place it is easy and quick to keep things in their homes and clean the dust or dirt. As always, the less you have the less you clean!

When you have found peace and freedom in your home through decluttering and organizing you will also find more freedom in your finances. Yes, if you hire a professional organizer you will make an investment by spending money. You will also get the job done in the most efficient (thorough and timely) manner which will allow you to know where your reading glasses or scissors or winter gloves are so that you don’t have to go buy another pair. Even a few dollars adds up. When you realize that you don’t have to shop at the bulk store now that less of your family lives at your home, you can save time, money, and space.

A home in which the family doesn’t fight over dusting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, laundry, and meal time is also more peaceful. When you own less and know where everything belongs, cleaning is easier and takes less time. Does an organized home mean instantly obedient children? No, but it removes several frustrations from keeping them from cleaning up. For example, if Jackie is responsible for cleaning up the kitchen counters, it will be easier to wipe them down if it isn’t covered in small appliances and knick-knacks. Chances are those items will collect dust on top, behind, and underneath, leaving a big deep clean for another time. Clearing the counters will make the wiping much smoother and eliminate the need for the deep clean altogether.

What would finding peace and freedom in your home look like?

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