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Living (too) Large




This guest post is another peek at what’s in store for Mom’s Morning Coffee! Kim Pittman will be writing periodically for us on getting organized at home and at the job. She welcomes your feedback and comments via email.


When talking with people about their organizational challenges I often use a word picture to get a point across. People often think and express that they need a bigger house, but that’s not always the case. I have seen that the bigger the house, the more stuff that is acquired and when it boils down to it, there is no place ever big enough.

Our house is what we have to live in, whether big or small. Our challenge is learning to live within our means.

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I often tell people that their house is like their finances. If you spend more money than you make, you eventually end up in trouble and upside down. The challenge is learning to spend only what you make and no more. Your home is no different. If you bring more “stuff” in your house than it can hold, you eventually will have the same problem and become overwhelmed and frustrated because of the lack of space for everything.

So what about you? Do you find yourself needing a bigger house?

Remember that for everything that comes in your house, something must leave your house in order to maintain some sort of balance.


KimPittman

Kim Pittman has successfully helped create time and space for hundreds of people in Southwest Georgia. In 2005 she started Organize 4U with a vision to help individuals live clutter-free and productive lives. She organizes areas in the home, including pantries, attics, storage buildings and garages. Kim also custom designs and installs closet systems that enhance storage capacity. Her expertise also includes office space and systems. For organizational tips, find her on Facebook at Organize 4U.

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Kim Pittman

Kim Pittman

Kim has successfully helped create time and space for hundreds of people in Southwest Georgia. In 2005 she started Organize 4U with a vision to help individuals live clutter-free and productive lives. She organizes areas in the home, including pantries, attics, storage buildings and garages. Kim also custom designs and installs closet systems that enhance storage capacity. Her expertise also includes office space and systems. For organizational tips, find her on Facebook at Organize 4U. And you’ll find lots of great organizational info, including before and after shots, on her website Organize4U.org.
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2 Responses to Living (too) Large

  1. Jean October 29, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    So that’s the trick, getting rid of stuff. My problem is paperwork. What to keep and for how long and no place to put it!

    • Pat October 29, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      Ah, Jean, you’re not alone! We’ll ask Kim what she has to say about that one… Meanwhile, stay tuned, as we’re working on a project at my house regarding that very same subject!! We’ll be posting the process and results here on the site in a few weeks… It might give you some helpful ideas 🙂

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