Our Process: Mental Wellness

Our internal state and external environment are inextricably connected. Whatever is going on with your emotions and mood is reflected in your space, and vice versa: your environment–  and the items housed within it– have a direct impact on your state of mind. Visual clutter and mental clutter are linked. 

Our team understands the connection between your self and your stuff. Whether you’re feeling frenzied or fragile, mental wellness can impact organizing habits in a variety of ways. The most common mental health challenges our clients face include anxiety and depression. 

Organizing can be a powerful tool in managing anxiety by providing structure, predictability, and a sense of control. A tidy and organized environment with reduced visual clutter can create a more calming atmosphere. Our goal when working with clients and children who experience anxiety is to create simple systems that nurture smaller, achievable tasks. These solutions help prevent feeling overwhelmed and promote a sense of accomplishment. As we set up functional spaces, we can work with you to establish daily routines, providing a sense of structure and predictability, reducing anxiety associated with uncertainty.

Our spaces often shut down when we are experiencing depression. Small tasks become monumentally difficult. We can assist in decluttering and organizing living spaces to create an environment that is calming and less overwhelming. We will work with you to determine what level of support you need in maintaining cleanliness, as a tidy space can positively impact mood. If you’ve come through a major depression, the resulting disorganization in your space can feel overwhelming. We can help you declutter and snap back to a level of organization that you can then maintain. 

While our organizers receive training and guidance in how emotions and mental well-being intersect with organization, our role has clear boundaries. We are organizers– not therapists. We frequently collaborate with mental health professionals on behalf of mutual clients who need extra emotional support.