Friday, September 17, 2010

What Can We Learn From the Garden?

Click here to see this garden last spring
Did you ever look at a garden in the prime of the fall? Gardens grow and change so much over the course of the previous season. Taller plants migrate in front of shorter plants and more aggressive varieties crowd out more timid growers. Beauties that may have been showy in earlier weeks turn leggy and straggly. Collosal weeds take hold and surprise us with their presence and vigor. Such is the typical garden. This is a natural process.

Our lives and homes are the same way.

Without warning an active household can suddenly take on the appearance of an overgrown garden at the end of the season. One day, you might look at your kitchen, hallway closet, entryway, kids' room, garage, etc., and say "How did this get so bad??". Well, the answer is something I say to all my clients: "Organizing is not an event, it's a process." Just like the garden. Everything grows, accumulates, dies, needs to be replaced, cleared, renewed. Don't fret when its time to purge, sort, and reorder. Rejoice! It's a time for new beginnings and to see things in new ways. Who knows what joy will grow when given the room to spread?

For help with any organizing project, Simply E-mail or Call Linda! 716-631-5619