Lynne Ring

Introducing The Organizing Guru

My name is Lynne Ring and I am The Organizing Guru. In the coming weeks I will be here to help you learn how to control that monster called clutter!

Clutter has been around for a very long time, so why the need now for someone to help you get organized?

Well, I believe that our lives have become so busy, with so much to do – all of it urgent – that there doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to get everything done. Sound familiar?

So we just keep throwing stuff into piles, or making piles of paper in the corner until one day we look around and OMG what happened?

When our lives get to that point, it becomes overwhelming, then paralysis takes over and we don’t know where to start.

In the meantime, we have our jobs, our kids, our families and everything else going on in our lives, so often what happens is that the big “P” (procrastination) rears its ugly head and things only get worse.

That’s where a Professional Organizer comes in. Have you heard of us?

If not, you’re not alone. It’s a relatively new industry in Canada.

Our national association ‘Professional Organizers in Canada’ was formed in 2000 and there are now over 500 members across our country.

Our members are organizing professionals from all sectors of the industry, comprising residential and office organizers, time management and goal setting professionals, estate organizing experts and many, many more.

At this point I want to tell you that both men and women are professional organizers; however, for simplicity’s sake I will use “she” because I’m a “she”.

She is an objective opinion that can help you to sort through the piles, helping you to keep the things that are relevant and important in your life, and to dispose of those things you no longer need.

She can help you organize your home, your office, your garage, your day, your life: whatever it is that needs her help!

Each time we’re together, we’ll tackle a facet of organizing and explore the ways of getting organized.

‘Sort the Clutter – Ease your Mind’ – that is my goal.

I’m here to help you de-clutter your space, your time, even your life and to help you enjoy the free time you will suddenly have!

Now, you may be asking yourself, “It sounds like a lot of work, why would I bother?”

There are so many benefits of having an organized space, an organized mind, an organized office, etc.

Consider:

1. When your space is organized, you have a harmonious environment – remember: a cluttered space really does make for a cluttered mind.

2. Have you ever thought of how much time you waste looking for things? When everything has a home, you know where to find it, and suddenly have time on your side!

3. You will have more room for belongings that are relevant to your present life.

4. You will save money, no longer wasting it purchasing duplicates of misplaced or forgotten items.

5. You will have a safer environment – no tripping over stuff anymore.

6. Most importantly, your home will once again become your sanctuary. We all deserve a place where we can go to really relax and rejuvenate.

Take a moment to think of how your life would be if it were more organized. How would it look? How would you feel?

In the weeks to come we will delve into many benefits you will enjoy when your life is more organized.

Together we’ll explore the ways to make your space and your life a better place, so you can be that happy little camper who has time to enjoy your friends, family and all of the things you love to do!

I want to leave you with this thought:

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right!”

Lynne Ring is the founder of The Organizing Guru. She can be reached at 403-343-2201 or by email at organizingguru@shaw.ca. Also check out www.organizing.ca.

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