Imagine Not Being Overwhelmed by Your House

Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing your home and its contents in a new way. You no longer feel guilty, ashamed and defensive about the stacks of paper and magazines, the cluttered counters and closets, the unfinished projects and the rest of the general confusion of stuff. You see it all for what it is: stuff.

You have been embarrassed, discouraged and stuck for quite a long time. Even thinking about getting things organized used to bring up such unpleasant thoughts and feelings that you were paralyzed.

Today you feel confident and see your home differently. You realize your neglected environment needs to be loved, not judged. Today you are objective. The blame evaporates and you feel energized. You look around and notice some things that need to go in the trash and other things that could go to the thrift store.

You know exactly what to do. You get a trash bag and toss everything you see that needs to be thrown away into it. You empty the waste baskets from around the house. Then you get another bag that is another color than the trash bag and put some of the stuff that needs to be given away into it.

Wow, even with this burst of effort things are beginning to look a little better. You are encouraged!

Now, with this new and positive attitude you are ready to seriously tackle the task of bringing your house into order.

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Florence Feldman

Florence Feldman has lived through a lot of different situations, from finding herself an overwhelmed single mom at 28 to caregiving for her mother with dementia for 6 years to surviving cancer. Florence learned to organize to survive. Along the way, she became a professional organizing consultant, and for more than 30 years has been helping others get unstuck and find freedom. At the ripe young age of 68, she produced an award-winning documentary that has offered encouragement to hundreds of caregivers. Florence has also been speaking for most of her adult life, delighting audiences by dealing with deep and sensitive topics with humor and candor.

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