It’s March 2019 — I’m in the 14 month of the 18 month CPO-CD® (Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization) certification program, where I am learning in depth issues of chronic disorganization. The CPO-CD® program is specifically geared to improve the quality of service, techniques and knowledge I can provide as a professional organizers to my Chronically Disorganized clients. This month, I wrote an analysis on the book, Life in Rewind, by Terry Weible Murphy with Edward Zine and Michael Jenike, M.D. It’s a great read telling the story of a “young, courageous man who persevered over OCD, and the Harvard doctor who broke all the rules to help him.” The story really resonated with me, as I saw my style of organizing similar to the style of Dr. Jenike’s approach in treating his patients. Like Dr. Jenike, I am known to extending my relationship “beyond typical boundaries”, becoming a “friend and an advocate” to my clients.
For big jobs, where time is of the essence, you can get a lot more done in half the time—with TWO organizers! This client asked for two organizers so he could access his window to open it, reach his desk, and open his closet. He had gone far too long without being able to safely maneuver in his bedroom/office.
In a matter of four hours, with two organizers, we could see the floor! We categorized his stuff, recycled the mountain of paper, and sorted out paper to be shredded…AND, we were able to open the window and let the fresh air in!
#harmreduction #safetyfirst #happyclient #oddlyenough