Those who are guilty of it, can attest I can go from zero to Joan Crawford right quick when I spy a clothes rod full of wire hangers. And don’t even get me started on the plastic dry cleaning bag that is holding your Hugo Boss hostage.
Recently, Simple Most asked what my professional pet peeves are which I thought was kind of divisive however the article is designed to help those who are earnestly trying to be more organized but failing to succeed because they are committing one or more of the listed taboos.
To paraphrase myself (number 9 if you are following along), as an organizer, it’s my job to be of service, if you aren’t allowing the professional you’ve hired to see how you truly live in your space, then you won’t get the type of support you need to have it streamlined and organized.
That is why I don’t want you to ‘prepare’ for my first visit to your home. I need to see how it really is, not how you want me to think it is. I love when a stranger responds to my being a PO* with ‘you’d be afraid (horrified, shocked, terrified etc) if you saw my home!’ Actually, I’m probably the only person who wouldn’t react that way.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and have tried to implement some structure & systems but they aren’t solving the problem only creating more mess, disorganization and stress, let’s schedule a time to talk (917.828.7197) and figure out what is preventing you from being happy, calm & comfortable.
As for my issue with wire hangers…
• they’re not strong enough for most fabrics
• they create points in the garment’s shoulders
• clothes slip off and fall onto the floor
• they’re flimsy and buckle under the weight of folded pants
• the twisted wire can cause snags
• they get tangled, so tangled
If you can afford the clothing on the hanger, then you can afford to take care of your wardrobe with something that doesn’t come free with purchase.
*professional organizer, not parole officer