This is PART 2 of the Transformations in my Virtual Decluttering Client Deslie’s Home. Yesterday I showed you PART 1 the changes in her work areas in her home, like the Pantry, Utility and Laundry Areas. This was an amazing opportunity to help a fellow mama overcome the clutter that seems to overwhelm us at certain points in our lives, through virtual coaching, because Deslie was all the way in the USA and I am currently based in the Philippines.
These are pictures of the bedroom as a work in progress after our one month coaching. I hope you can see the work that’s been done on the dresser, which I was really impressed with when I think about how Deslie and her husband are doing this with full time jobs and a newborn!
Dressers are hard working parts of our bedroom. Keeping them organized, helps us practice self love and self care minus the stress of looking for things. A clear surface is always a joy to use. After putting on make up, be sure to put away everything, to maintain a clear surface.
Before heading out to buy organizers, always REDUCE your stuff first, then look for pretty boxes that you have already. You can use them to organize drawers without spending more.
Extra rooms have a tendency to become a dumping ground, but envision a guest room that is always ready for a guest or a tidy area for DIY or seasonal storage.
DINING LIVING ROOM
The dining and living room must be a space that you would love to hang out and entertain in. After applying the #KonMariMethod, here are some other tips to keep it visually tidy:
Always keep tables clear of things, except for pretty flowers
Never leave clothes or towels on chairs
Think of the different areas as vignettes and have a color themes for each - Max of 4 colors per vignette. For example the dining area has (i) wood, (ii) gray and (iii) white.
Look how beautiful their space was for Christmas. A decluttered space is one where you will love having special family time and making memories!
Isn’t it amazing what Deslie and her husband were able to do in a short amount of time in between their work & caring for a new born?!? It was truly an honor to help a fellow mama who was overwhelmed by clutter. I have been in this situation myself, especially before a move, where I wish I had a professional to help me, so I can focus on the life ahead of us, instead of being bogged down by what I need to let go of. Sometimes we just need fresh eyes and professional experience to guide us.
I was so excited by the challenge of coaching virtually to make an impact on someone’s space and life even if we are timezones away.
If you haven’t read it, please do check out PART 1, which has Deslie’s touching post asking for help, what was included in our one month coaching package and the before and after photos of her Pantry, Utility and Laundry areas.
Thank you for for the amazing feedback Deslie, it was truly our pleasure and honor to work with you!
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