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My Life is a Mess

My Life is a Mess

by Lisa Giesler

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According to Internet studies, the average person can lose up to 2 hours a day as a result of disorganization. People spend a lot of time looking for receipts, shoes, or keys. If you are losing time at home because of disorganization, then these habits can carry over to your job and other areas of your life.
I had a client who claimed that she “knew where everything was.” When I helped her to de-clutter and get her home organized, she found a check from a now-closed account that was worth thousands. The check had been buried in a pile of unopened mail and other paperwork that had been collecting for years. What should have taken 10 or 15 minutes to run by the bank to make a quick deposit now took hours to correct. The pile also contained invitations to networking meetings and business leads that had been missed and were now worthless. The pile was a vivid testament to lost sales opportunities.
People often find clutter overwhelming. If a person tends to save things that they “might” need, then clutter will start to accumulate. Those piles continue to grow until that person can no longer find the thing they “might” have needed in the first place.
I recently organized some of my church’s closets. As I discovered buried treasures, a question came to mind. How much money had been spent replacing these beautiful and certainly forgotten items? When it came time to decorate the church for Christmas, I was able to save the church several hundred dollars by recovering those tucked-away decorations.
How many times have you made a repeat purchase because you couldn’t find what you were looking for or didn’t remember you had it? Have you ever paid a penalty for a late bill? Are you ready to find everything in your home or office?

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013149229
Publisher: Lucid Books
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 502 KB

About the Author

When I was young, I was the neat one in the family. I was called the “White Tornado” and not always affectionately. Whenever a family member could not find an item, I was the one to blame. Who would have thought that putting cereal back in the pantry was a crime? Someone would tell me, “Leave the baggies on the table. I might need them.” I would sarcastically reply, “Oh yeah? When…like next Tuesday?”
Lisa Giesler is the energized and self-motivated owner of A Time and Place for Everything. She enjoys helping people organize their homes and offices in a fun and simple manner and helps people unpack and organize their new homes. In today’s society, many have recognized the benefits of managing their time and space. A properly organized life increases productivity at work and home, reduces stress, and results in more time to enjoy family and hobbies. There is no job too small or too big for A Time and Place.
Her humorous and informative speaking style entertains and encourages while educating those who seek organizational and time management skills. Lisa has enjoyed writing organizing advice for different publications including the Fort Bend Independent Newspaper.
Lisa has been involved with the fall festivals for Believer’s Life Family Church in New Orleans, Katrina relief with Convoy of Hope, is a board member for SCCHE and a local ABWA, member of NAPO, Faithful Organizers’ Speaker Directory, and her local Chamber of Commerce. Lisa has worked on fundraisers for Fort Bend Lawyer’s Care and Casa de Esperanza, participated in YMCA Healthy Kids Day, and worked as a mentor for Houston ISD. She is also a volunteer staff member for Faith and Action, located in Washington, D.C.
Her continuing education includes diplomas from the Emerging Leaders Institute, Berean School of the Bible, a division of Global University and various courses in the organizing field. These give Lisa the ability to encourage and lead others to achieve their goals. Lisa holds credentials through the Evangelical Church Alliance.

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