When my husband and I combined homes in 2017, it took two years to create a functional space that complemented both of our lives. By nature, I am nurturing, but I lack the genes for organization. I attest this to growing up with my single dad part-time and the other part, living with my mom who rarely left anything out of place. I think this willed me confused with too few tidying tools as a teenager. I did always love the way my mom kept her home. To this day, something is comforting in that everything is still the same, and in precisely the same place.
Today, at thirty years old, I am slowly transitioning into a replica of my mom. I'm slightly neurotic about wearing shoes in the house and I often find myself following my husband around after he walks in the door to ensure our now organized home goes unchanged.
Through my studies and personal practice, I have learned there are many tremendous health benefits of living organized too. From a boost in productivity to less stress, more satisfying sleep, better weight management, a decrease in anxiety, plus an improved sense of self, a functional space leads to function all around.
Like exercise and a healthy diet, becoming organized is a lifestyle and practice that doesn't happen overnight. Over time, even the most unorganized people can find function especially with help from an expert.
I first met Kristi six years ago when we worked together at CorePower Yoga Headquarters. Though we did not work together long, I have a vivid memory of her very inviting office area. Complete with a small candy jar that welcomed those who passed by. Unlike me, Kristi's organized nature runs deep in her DNA.
When I found out she had left her twenty-year career in marketing this summer to pursue organizing full-time, I immediately looked her up! As I said, I have to work hard at being organized, and hiring an expert like Kristi would not only improve my space, but it would only advance my organizing skills. And that it did!
So, when I thought of the topic, "Organizing Your Way to Health," she was the first person I thought of to feature and share with y'all! Take a look at our Q&A to learn more about Kristi, the clear benefits of investing in this practice, and for tips on how to improve the function of your spaces!