Teaching that everything has a place and everything in it's place is key to maintaining balance, not only in your emotional space, but your physical space as well.
Organizing has always been a part of Karen's life so she decided to become a NAPO Professional Organizer. She grew up in an organized household that believed in giving back to the world. Both her parents were actively involved in humanitarian service in their community while raising 3 children and working multiple jobs.
Karen learned that everything has a place and everything in its place and that it was important to always leave a place better than you found it! Even without her parent's influence, she was a natural organizer and wanted to do something that would impact the world in a positive way.
"I wonder if you realize what I'm offering you. If you did, you would want it with every fiber of your being. Either that, or you'd run away screaming, scared out of your skull."
- Why is God Laughing, by Deepak Chopra
You influence your environment and it influences you. Environment IS a reflection of who you are and what is going on inside you. Your environment is an extension of you and you can change it. When you change your thinking and build new habits, your environment will change too. Creating order isn’t simply overcoming external chaos but also discovering how you contribute to it and what it’s costing you.
Clutter negatively impacts your life in 4 ways:
Health & Safety
Time: You spend too much time cleaning & organizing, storing, repairing, finding, worrying
Money: You purchase duplicates because you cannot find the original. You spend money repairing and maintaining all your stuff. You buy bigger homes to fit all your stuff or even purchase off-site storage for all your stuff.
Health & Safety:
Safety—Your stuff can hide mold, mildew, dust, rodents, and insects plus falling and tripping hazards or even being trapped.
Health— Chronic messiness adversely affects work, relationships & home. It physically and mentally can cause Fatigue, Depression, Frustration, Embarrassment, and Stressed Relationships.
Clutter is an Energy Zapper: Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui says “….we are energetically attached to our clutter…..”
There is a link between health and organization. In fact:
The American Psychological Association found that 48% of us feel our lives have become more stressful in the past 5 years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state unequivocally that 80% of our medical expenditures are now stress related.
Kathie Seedroff declares, “When we’re not feeling WHOLE, clutter fills the HOLE.”
Creating order on the outside supports creating order on the inside. Getting organized is unquestionably good for both mind and body. When your physical space is free from clutter, so is your mind.
Imagine how it would feel to be surrounded only by the things that you use and you love?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I recently had the pleasure of working with Karen. I called her to help me organize my busy life that i felt was getting overwhelming. After our first conversation, i knew I chose the right person. Karen told me about what she did and how no two clients are ever really alike. That could have been the reason that when she listened to me tell my story, she was genuinely interested in understanding my needs and clearly present in the moment. That was very comforting to me. I was telling a stranger how i felt and sharing details about a part of my life that was not working well. That could have been an uncomfortable task, however Karen’s reaction was compassionate and supportive and put me at ease right away. In addition to her interpersonal skills, Karen is “no joke” when it comes to targeting the issue(s) at hand and offering extremely helpful and “do-able” advice on how to get things in your life organized and get you back on the track you want to be on. At the end of our last session, I can honestly say that I was inspired and confident. I had a great plan that I was going to be able to carry out successfully. I also knew that she would be available to me for any additional help or support what I may need. I highly recommend Karen Pierce to anyone interested in taking control of parts of their lives that cause them anxiety, frustration, and/or stress. Five stars all the way! Thank you Karen.
— Danielle T., Teacher