I’m a pack rat. I like to keep everything because you never know if that velvet scarf from the 90s will come back in style ( it has!) or you’ll need the business card given to you at a party five years ago (I’m sure I will!). But I also like to have some kind of order in my home, which is why I called the The Happy Space.
My friend and former MomsLA contributor Courtney Lewis recently started the home organization company with Jordan Moore. The two, who have backgrounds in interior design and project management, loved coming up with ideas to create a more organized space in their own homes and decided to start a business to help others.
Well, as you can see from the picture below. I needed help.
I’m so embarrassed to show you this picture and I was even more embarrassed to have Courtney and Jordan see it. But they could not have been more lovely. They explained that they’d seen it all and that they would organize my office so I could see the surface of my desk again.
But what I didn’t realize is that my problem was more than just my desk.
Not only did I have things piled on my desk and in the cart next to my desk, but I did the thing I said I would never do, which was start shoving things into the dresser next to my desk. My office is also the guest bedroom and there are a lot of places to put things that don’t need to be there.
To be honest, I cleaned out the room in October when my inlaws came for a visit. That’s not that long ago so I assumed that it was be a fairly quick and easy job for Courtney and Jordan to organize. I did not realize how much stuff I had shoved into the dresser.
After about an hour of Courtney and Jordan going through my office, I was called in to decide what I wanted to do with some of the stuff. A lot of it was thrown away – old press releases, junk mail, trash – but a lot of it was important things I needed like notes, invitations, bills to pay and random things I had been looking for.
Once we decided what was to stay and to go, they were back at it again and in a short time my office had been transformed. My junk drawers were now functional spaces where I could find things!
Everything had a place and everything fit. My desk was clean with just a few things on it. It was incredible to realize that I didn’t need so many things on my desk. As far as the cart next to my desk, Courtney and Jordan did what I had intended to do when I bought it; it’s organize with all of my personal and work files.
It’s been a week and I could not be happier with my office. I just went looking for a pair of headphones and thought there was no way I would find them and they could be anywhere. It turns out they were in a plastic bag with other headphones that was inside of a bin that held electronics. What would have taken me an hour took minutes because everything was so organized.
If you’re looking for a personal organizer, The Happy Space is available for consultations all over Los Angeles. They organize home and commercial offices, kitchens, closets and everything else you’d need. Check out this “after” pictures of a pantry. I dream of having a kitchen this organized.
Disclosure: I asked The Happy Space to help organize my home office in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.