Comparing

Comparing IS the stealer of our joy.  In this world of perfectly edited photos, magazine worthy homes, perfectly coiffed hair, and long fake lashes among other things, it’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others.

 

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I recently helped a busy mom organize her master closet. They had moved over the summer and added a new baby to the family. To say she is busy is an understatement. I was so glad she asked for help. That is sometimes the hardest step.

 

This picture is “real life”…

 

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We got to talking about hangers of all things. “Does every hanger HAVE to match?”, she asked?  “In a perfect world they would”, I told her laughing. “Does your closet have all matching hangers?” “No, it does not”, I said.

 

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There is nothing wrong with using what you have. If you want all your hangers to match, and you have a budget that allows you to replace all your hangers, go for it. 

My husband gets his shirts, dress pants, and suits dry cleaned. Am I going to take every shirt and pair of pants and change the hanger when I get home? No way. I would rather use that time and energy on something else. Is it still organized? Of course.

 

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When I first started my business and started posting before and after pictures of my jobs on Instagram and FaceBook, it was intimidating. Were my pictures as good as others? No. Am I a professional photographer? No. Does my work still count? Yes.  

 

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Do I care more about helping clients than posting perfect pictures? Yes. I love what I do. I love helping people, I love helping them take back their space. 

 

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Do I wish every picture I posted looked gorgeously styled and edited…..depends on the day.  Will that keep me from posting pictures of my work? No.

 

Before…

 

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After…

 

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Before…

this shelf unit from The Container Store wasn’t being used to it’s potential…

 

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After…

I moved it to her game/storage closet instead….

 

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Now her kids can easily see and get to all their games, and put them back where they go!

 

Closet before…

 

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Closet after…

 

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Don’t get caught up in perfection. Don’t let it steal your joy, or keep you from doing what you love.

Do you need help taking back your space? Want to have fun while doing it? Then I’m your girl…email me today and let’s get started.

 

I ready to help,

Lisa

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