Why fewer toys will benefit your kids

Toys… they seem to be never ending these days. If you have children you understand! I am constantly telling clients, less! less! less! So for this post I complied a few reasons why fewer toys will actually benefit your kids.

Toys are not JUST playthings, they actually form the building blocks for our children’s future. While an abundance of these building blocks seems like a logical idea, kids thrive on much less toys than you would expect; and here’s why:

1. Kids experience more of nature. Children who are not bombarded with toys filing up their rooms, family rooms and basements, are more likely to explore the great outdoors, running, hiding, and involving themselves in physical exercise which leads to healthy bodies and healthy minds.

2. Kids learn to be more creative. So many toys prevent kids from letting their imagination run wild. With less toys, kids are forced to make believe, be creative and think outside the box.

3. Kids establish better social skills. Children with fewer toys, learn how to develop relationships with their peers and even with other adults. Instead of busying themselves with an abundance of toys, they learn how to converse back and forth with others.

4. Kids learn to take greater care of things. When children are overwhelmed with the amount of toys in their possession, they are naturally less likely to want to take care of them all. They do not learn to value them if there is always a replacement ready at hand.

5.Kids live in a cleaner, tidier home. If you have children, you know that toy clutter can quickly take over your entire home. Having fewer toys results in a less cluttered and more organized home.


5 Reasons to hire a professional Organizer!

So often I hear from clients, “I know I could do this myself but I didn’t know where to start,” or “I’ve tried organizing our home so many times but it doesn’t seem to work.” Some people feel shame or embarrassment with “having” to hire a professional organizer and that definitely doesn’t need to be the case! Plenty of people hire professional house cleaners or personal trainers, tutors for your children or dog walkers for your pups, so why the need to shy away from hiring someone to help you create a more functional home? Nothing to be ashamed of about that!
Hiring a professional organizer can be quite liberating . There is so much freedom in de-cluttering and becoming organized. What I love most about my job is working with families and seeing the huge changes that take place once we work together and create a beautiful space that they never thought possible.

 

So, below you will find 5 reasons why you might need to hire a professional organizer!

 

1.YOU NEED ACCOUNTABILITY

For the same reasons people will hire a personal trainer to help motivate and hold them accountable for reaching their fitness goals, you may need a organizer to help hold you accountable for your organizational goals. When your trying to organize yourself, it’s easy to talk yourself out of things like what items to hold onto or what items to purge. Its also easy to give up and go eat a bag of chips instead! What a professional organizer can do is encourage you along the way and keep you motivated to complete the task. When you’ve booked an organizer to come into your home, theres no excuses!

2. YOU NEED HELP MAKING DECISIONS

Organizing your home can be very overwhelming and you can easily get stuck in the process of de-cluttering because of the challenges your faced with when it comes to keeping or tossing household items. Professional organizers can coach you through every decision so that you are able to move forward and get through the challenges with a little more ease.

3. THE DAYS ARE TOO SHORT

There are only so many hours in the day, and with work, kids, school, groceries, cleaning, errands, and sports just to name a few who has time to sit down and organize a room? Hiring a professional organizer, can keep you focused on the task at hand and spending your time organizing more efficiently!

4. YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START

Oftentimes when a job seems too large we become paralyzed and put off starting for “another day.” An organizer can wok alongside you and break down that huge job into smaller more achieveable tasks.

5. YOU FIND IT HARD TO FINISH A PROJECT

As I mentioned, I hear this all the time. Usually when people have decided to hire me, it has come after multiple unsuccessful attempts to organize their home. You see these amazing homes and DIY organizing tips on Pinterest and think you can do it all in one quick go, but unfortunately it just doesn’t happen like that. Where a professional organizer can help is keep you focused and realistic about the process and motivated to achieve the look and functionality of the room until its complete.

 

These are just a few of the reasons you might find it necessary to hire an organizer. Personally, I love working alongside people in their homes. The messy, disorganized and chaotic homes are what I love to work with, so there is never any pretending or shaming. I am always so thankful when families welcome me into their homes, it’s a job i thoroughly enjoy and take pride in!

So, what are you waiting for?