By Allison Barnett
Associate Broker, My Home Group

In the past few years, I have been lucky enough to travel more for consulting or business opportunities as well as for pleasure. On all trips, I take about an hour to really settle into the space. This little bit of placemaking the space manifests itself into many more hours to enjoy time away, as well as making it much easier to pack up and go home.

The same practices at home can help make your time more enjoyable. An organized home creates efficiency. By now, you’ve probably all heard of the popular Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Marie is a Japanese organizing consultant who helps families declutter and tidy their homes. One of the reasons that the KonMari Method™ has become so popular is that it helps individuals not only organize their home, but also keep just those items that “spark joy”. An untidy environment has been shown to negatively impact many aspects of our health including mood, stress levels and even our memory capabilities. Having less clutter allows us to truly appreciate the things and people that we have in our lives.

There are individuals you can hire to help organize your life; however, it is really beneficial to try to incorporate these organizational strategies on your own as then the organization will be more intuitive to you. Rather than trying to tackle your whole house at once, start with one area and get it really organized before moving onto the next space.

Taking the time to create a place you enjoy with organization can make it feel like you have a home base wherever you are at the time.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.

Happy organizing!

If you are currently working with a real estate professional, this is not a solicitation for your business

Allison Barnett is a licensed associate broker with My Home Group in both Arizona and California. She is also the managing partner of North 32nd, Inc. which is bringing revitalization of the community through strategic partnerships with the City of Phoenix as well as local businesses. |