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The Connection Between Self-Care and Professional Organizing

When it comes to self-care, we often envision luxurious spa days or peaceful meditation retreats as the epitome of relaxation. However, self-care encompasses a wide array of activities, both big and small, that cater to our individual needs and preferences. From indulging in a bubble bath to simply taking a moment to enjoy a cup of tea, these acts of self-care are essential for maintaining balance and well-being in our hectic lives.


Now, let's delve into the world of professional organizing (my favorite topic), where the concept of self-care meets the practical aspects of our living spaces. Consider the case of Carmen, a working mom juggling multiple responsibilities. Her home had become a chaotic mess, with clutter piling up in every corner. The stress of the disorganized environment was taking a toll on her mental health, affecting her ability to relax and unwind. When Carmen finally decided to seek help from a professional organizer, it wasn't just about tidying up; it was about reclaiming her sense of calm and creating a space that nurtured her well-being.


An organized entryway with neatly placed shoes, a coat and a bag
A decluttered and organized home positively affects our mental and physical health

Similarly, let's take a look at Miguel, a small business owner overwhelmed by the clutter in his workspace. The constant chaos made it difficult for him to focus and stay productive, leading to increased stress and frustration. With the assistance of a professional organizer, Miguel was able to implement practical solutions to streamline his workflow and create an organized environment conducive to success. The transformation not only improved his productivity but also alleviated his mental burden, allowing him to approach his work with renewed energy and clarity.


organized office space with a neat desk and bookcase
An organized environment is conducive to success

Despite the undeniable benefits of professional organizing, there's often a stigma attached to seeking help. Many people perceive clutter as a personal failing and fear being judged for their inability to maintain a tidy space. However, it's essential to recognize that asking for assistance is a sign of strength, not weakness. Just as we seek medical help when we're sick, seeking support to create an organized living space is a proactive step towards prioritizing our mental and emotional well-being.  (Disclaimer: professional organizers are not doctors. 😉)


Moreover, the mental and emotional benefits of living in a clutter-free environment cannot be overstated. Research has shown that clutter can contribute to increased levels of stress and anxiety, negatively impacting our overall quality of life. By decluttering our surroundings and creating organized spaces, we can reduce feelings of overwhelm and create a sense of calm and tranquility in our homes.


One of the most significant advantages of professional organizing is its accessibility. Contrary to popular belief, professional organizing doesn't have to break the bank. Many organizers offer affordable rates and flexible payment plans, making their services accessible to individuals from all walks of life. So, if you've been putting off getting organized because you think it's too expensive, think again. Investing in your well-being is always money well spent. You may find a local organizer on the following websites:



In conclusion, self-care and professional organizing are intrinsically linked, each playing a vital role in promoting overall well-being. By recognizing the importance of creating organized spaces that support our mental and emotional health, we empower ourselves to lead happier, healthier lives. So, whether you're feeling overwhelmed by clutter or just in need of a little self-care, don't hesitate to reach out for help. Because when it comes to taking care of yourself, there's no such thing as too much support.


Before I sign off, writing this blog made me reminisce about a rejuvenating morning spent at the Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica. It was a much-needed break from work—a time for self-care and adventure, filled with hiking, zip-lining, and indulging in the therapeutic bliss of the thermal pools. If you're considering a getaway, I highly recommend this resort, especially during the low season, for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.



If you found this blog helpful, feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below and share this blog with others. 

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Well said! I love the examples you gave of the ways in which a professional organizer can help both in the home and at a workplace. I also appreciate your letting people know that help from a professional organizer is money well-spent.

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Claudia Pugay
Claudia Pugay
3月19日
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Thank you for the feedback! It’s so important for people to understand that one simple change can make such an impact to one’s mental and physical health.

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Julie Bestry
Julie Bestry
3月12日

Wow, that must have been some spa experience! And I completely agree. After 22 years as a professional organizer, the one thing that seems to run through every organizing experience is that clients feel better when they replace the chaos with a measure of serenity. Caring for one's home or office, in-and-of-itself, is fine, but the key is that spending time focusing on one's needs (for calm, for systems, for clarity) for a space is really focusing on oneself. While yes, we aren't mental health professionals, working with a professional organizer gives clients the opportunity to improve their mental health by eliminating the friction between their desires and their environments. Your points are definitely apt!

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Claudia Pugay
Claudia Pugay
3月12日
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Exactly! It’s truly amazing how our clients have this sense of clarity, peace and serenity in just the first session! If only more individuals understood this concept.

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Linda Samuels
Linda Samuels
3月11日

Self-care comes in many forms, including clearing your mental, physical, and emotional clutter. Sometimes, we can declutter on our own. As you said, reaching out for support at other times can be beneficial. I liken it to a massage. Sure, you could give yourself a foot or hand massage. But how much better would it feel to have someone else help with that? And so it can be for organizing. Support can come in many forms. And if you're struggling, why go it alone?


By the way, the spa in Costa Rica looks fantastic!

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Claudia Pugay
Claudia Pugay
3月19日
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Thank you for the comment. I was really hoping my message came across that sometimes we need to ask for help.

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Pam Holland
Pam Holland
3月11日

I absolutely LOVE this focus on how our homes support us in feeling cared for. Keep up the good work here. :-)

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Claudia Pugay
Claudia Pugay
3月11日
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I appreciate the comment!

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