The Organizing Mentors

We take our time getting to know our clients and to honor their needs and wishes. We come prepared for anything and can adjust at a moment’s notice.

http://www.theorganizingmentors.com
Certified Senior Move Managers & professional organizers Getting cars back into garages to whole house sort, donate, sell, pack-up & unpack Helping our clients reclaim their space mentally & physically since 2008! Every client, every situation is unique. It takes patience, commitment and a loving heart to do what we do. We understand that sorting through and pur

Operating as usual

06/06/2024

🗨️ "If I throw this away, it's like I'm throwing away the person who gave it to me."

🗨️ "But what if I need it someday, and something terrible happens because I don't have it anymore?"

🗨️ "I should never have let my house get this cluttered. I'm so embarrassed."

Our mentors encounter cognitive distortions like this all the time with our clients. These thought patterns are more than just words; they're emotional prisons we trap ourselves inside of, causing us to close off to the many different possibilities available to us.

Learning how to identify and reframe cognitive distortions is a critical skill that will help you move forward when you're stuck. Luckily, our team specializes in helping identify and work through them.

Could cognitive distortions be stopping you from reaching your goals in life? Whether it's affecting your organization, relationships, or career, thinking errors could be a barrier in getting to where you want to be.

Join me live at 7 PM on June 18, where I'll go into more detail about cognitive distortions and how to combat them with healthier thinking habits!

05/29/2024

Sightseeing Spatchie took a trip to the Pantheon, adding his organizational wisdom to the rich history of this architectural monument! Spatchie took Rome by storm, and now he's ready to help YOU reclaim your space, mentally and physically. Grab your copy of "17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried an Egg" by visiting https://theorganizingmentors.com/book/ today!

05/24/2024

Another difficult condo removal

05/23/2024
05/23/2024

Thank You to our amazing referral partners and sponsors
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05/22/2024

It was a pleasure to be a guest on The Francesca Luca Show! Francesca has interviewed pioneers in the mental health and transformational space, such as talk show host and popular mental healthcare professional Dr. Phil McGraw, visionary pioneer and the world’s leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness, Christiane Northrup, M.D, and developer of the extremely effective and APA recommended EMDR treatment, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. I am honored to share with her my expertise and experience with the emotional challenges people often face when reclaiming their space.

05/15/2024

We love making our clients happy! Thank you, Dawn, for this glowing review. ❤

Whether you're relocating yourself or a loved one, or you need to reclaim your current space, our team is ready to help! Give us a call and get started on your organizing journey.

05/08/2024

When you begin your organizing journey, be prepared to experience some unexpected and potentially difficult emotions, particularly if you're attached to your stuff, and have placed significant personal value on them. You will almost certainly have to navigate emotions that have stopped you from moving forward in the past. Here are some tips for how to handle them, adapted from The Gottman Institute:

1️⃣ Become aware of your emotions. Where do you feel the emotion in your body? What's the physical impact of the emotion?

2️⃣ Call them what they are. Emotions are more easily managed when they’re labeled. Ask yourself “Is this anger?,” or “Is this sadness?” Identifying helps you place distance between yourself and the emotion.

3️⃣ Accept them. Feel all the feels. They are normal. Don't try to distract yourself from them, convince yourself it's not happening or assume this is an abnormal reaction. Accept they are there and let it exist without trying to make it go away. The more we push them away, the more they fight for our attention.

4️⃣ Realize they will pass. No matter how overwhelming an emotion may feel in the moment, it will eventually pass.

5️⃣ Be curious. Ask why? Sometimes feeling those difficult emotions teach us something about ourselves, our past and our needs. They arise when there is an imbalance within us. In this way, difficult emotions are our greatest teachers. Become curious about them and figure out where they came from and why now.

6️⃣ Let It Go. Trying to control or "fix" your emotions is like trying to control your heartbeat: it can be done, but it’s going to come with unnecessary discomfort. Emotions need space to be felt, time to be processed, and investigation to be healed. Get familiar with the process and try to allow it to happen organically, without expectation or judgement. Getting to this point puts you in the mindset you need to have to make change in your life.

05/01/2024

One of my only reasons to have a storage unit (there are others but not many) is in the situation I am currently in. Our house is going up on the market and our new house will not be built until November or December. So we need a place to store our items in the interim. If you have storage units for stuff, you think you may need someday… Please add a date in your schedule every week or every month and go sit there and start purging. Or you will have to pay me or someone else to go through it for you. Or your grieving family. Please don’t do that to them.
I have done it for many many clients and it is heartbreaking.

04/24/2024

Sightseeing Spatchie has been spotted again! This time, he's in Grand Valley, Michigan, courtesy of my amazing neice, Lexi Geraci! It's so fun to see how far this book has traveled and to know that it's changing people's lives for the better. The feeling that comes from watching people overcome their struggles and reclaim their space and life is the reason why we do this work.

04/10/2024

We've been celebrating the one-year anniversary of my book, "17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried an Egg." My #1 Best Seller on Amazon has been a labor of love.

04/05/2024

Once you've completed the first 3 steps of The LITL System, you've learned some lessons, you've worked through tough emotions and have seen real progress. Step 4 of The LITL System is when you get to celebrate the accomplishments you've made with reclaiming your space and your life.

Are you ready to get started on your journey of emotional health and healing? Download a copy of The LITL System to help you take that first step. And if you need help from our team, we're here for you.

03/31/2024

I love these hacks!

03/25/2024

Please….

03/25/2024

Another Sightseeing Spatchie spotting! Today Spatchie is coming at you from the Versace Mansion in Miami, Florida. Who knew that a spatula could enjoy Greek-themed entertainment and cuisine?

Where will YOU take YOUR Sightseeing Spatchie? Share your photos with us using the hashtag or message them to me so we can share!

03/24/2024

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Your one stop for all mature adult needs.

Photos from The Organizing Mentors's post 03/22/2024

I have had this small side table since I was a pre-teen. It has traveled with me all over Chicago and here to VA. It’s time to say Goodbye and recycle the Love. First-
Proof I was always creating systems for myself for easier access to my ‘stuff’
I screwed small hooks into each side and attached a string to hold my hanging earrings! I remember being so proud of it when I showed my Dad when he returned from work.
Memories!
💕

03/18/2024

I'm excited to share my guest appearance on Read My Lips Radio with Akaradiored, entitled "Read My Lips: Cool Conversations with Creatives Radio with akaRadioRed" – LIVE February 12, 2024. It was an honor to share this episode with Tim McHeffey, author of "Solving Sticky People Problems" and Juan Vides, expert in website design, SEO, reputation, and AI space. Click the link watch the full episode! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/read-my-lips-cool-conversations-with-creatives/id1516496808?i=1000646103631

03/17/2024

We just won’t stop until we succeed and the client is Happy!

03/11/2024

The third step of The LITL System is all about the feeling of accomplishment and confidence that follows after making changes, no matter how small. After we've removed what we know we DON'T want in Step 1, Let It Go, we become more Intentional by asking the tough questions about things we're struggling with in Step 2. When we arrive at Step 3, we notice the energy shifts that Transform our space, how we think and feel about it, and ourselves.

Are you ready to discover how The LITL System can help you Transform your space, one step at a time? Download a copy for yourself by visiting theorganizingmentors.com!

03/10/2024

I love me some good hacks!!
What are your favorites?

03/03/2024

Crazy
I just took it off mine!
Do it now
Thank you
Lisa Householder for posting
The Organizing Mentors

03/01/2024

Flashback Friday-
My childhood home in LaGrange Park, IL
‘The house that Built me’
Miranda Lambert
Where did you grow up?

02/28/2024

We have a Sightseeing Spatchie spotting! This time, we discovered Spatchie in the snowy hills of Colorado, taking in the sights and sounds of the ski slopes! Thanks to Rachel Scher McLean for submitting this photo!

Where will YOU take YOUR Sightseeing Spatchie? Share your photos with us using the hashtag or message them to me so we can share!

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