Second Sitting says, “Get Organized!”

Second Sitting, St. Louis, says, “Get Organized” with Terry Capehart, owner of Organization in Bloom.

Wednesday, January 21, Second Sitting Consignments invited Terry Capehart to speak on organizing your home, office and life to celebrate January is National Get Organized month!

Terry is a Professional Organizer and specializes in residential organizing with a focus on kitchens, bedrooms, closets, laundry rooms, offices, craft rooms, basements, and garages.  She is a certified FreedomFiler Consultant and has 30 plus years in the corporate world.

Terry is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) both nationally and the St. Louis chapter where she holds volunteer positions as well as the role of Director At Large on the Board of Directors.

Second Sitting Consignments Get Organized Event

Terry Capehart & Carolyn Dickson

As our guest speaker, Terry’s emphasis for her discussion was on containers, closets, and paperwork with loads of tips on each category with these important highlights for starters:

  • First, you must set a goal, allow a time frame with a dead line and finally have a vision about the whole project.
  • If you desire more S-P-A-C-E, you need to Sort, Purge, Assign a Home, Containerize & Equalize!
  • And you have to ask yourself, “do you love it, do you need it, do you use it?” If NO to all these 3 questions, then it’s time to PURGE!
Second Sitting Get Organized Event

Second Sitting Consignments Get Organized Event with Terry Capehart

 Here are some of Terry’s Top Tips!

  1. Don’t buy containers until you have your project finished, so you can determine what type of container or containers are necessary.
  2. Empty an entire closet before you begin to sort & purge, then hang items with hanger hooked backwards on rod.  When item is worn, hang normally so 6 months down the road you can easily determine which items you wear regularly and which items need to be reassessed for purging!
  3. As soon as you retrieve daily mail, sort through it over a trash can so paperwork is immediately eliminated and does not pile up.
Terry wrapped up her informative discussion by fielding questions from our customers and staff & then we all decluttered a table of goodies!   So, apparently we did learn a lot about “letting go!”
Second Sitting Get Organized Event

Second Sitting Get Organized Event, January 21, 2015 with goodies to declutter!