My first question was “Who owns the clutter?” I find answering this question brings clarity to situations. Once you are able to determine where clutter is coming from you are on your way to an organized space. I offered support in the purging process, which made letting go of items much easier. (I find it’s hard to let go of items because there are emotional attachments to things. I suggest that clients ask themselves, “Is this item part of your life now?”)
By using my PDR approach (purge, donate, re-purpose) she was able to reduce the amount of clutter she had.
Her husband now enjoys a desk of his own!
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to create organization. At end of the project I asked my client “How was the process?” She replied “I have mastered the understanding of simplifying and using what you have at your fingertips to create a simpler life.”