Author note: Sometimes I get myself in trouble when I work on articles like this one because the person who is the most influenced by it is… me! I do all of this research and interviewing and experiencing, and then I become so in love with a brand/business and the value or experience that it offers that I end up turning back around and hiring them or buying from them for the long haul because it’s so easy to get behind what they do or offer. Today’s business is no exception. Enjoy!
Life Simplified LLC offers every single kind of organizing, decluttering, packing, and relocation service under the sun and has built a thriving, many-member team in just a few short years here in the north Alabama area. As soon as their services were painting for me, I could very clearly see how hiring Life Simplified would be an absolute game-changer for so many people, especially those who felt bogged down and overwhelmed by a lack of systems for certain spaces.
I also loved this business because I personally love to organize. We’ve lived in our home for a little less than one year and have tried hard to make sure that everything has its place since we intend to live here for many years to come. I assumed that Life Simplified’s services wouldn’t be for someone like me who somewhat thrives on organization already, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Dead wrong!
When I thought about one area of my home that is figuratively an area of contention, it was the playroom. Though I have tried to teach our young children how to pick up at the end of each day and put things away in their designated spots, those “designated spots” just weren’t working for them. They weren’t clear, and we needed to pare them down.
Enter Life Simplified.
Life Simplified’s founder Karen Wright and two (wonderful!) team members recently came to my home on the first day of my girls’ summer break to get the playroom in tip-top shape so that they could fully enjoy it all summer long.
I was admittedly skeptical about what changes they would make because I didn’t see any obvious changes that we could make to improve the playroom. I needed an extra set of eyes, and I was so curious and expectant about what they would do because I truly had no idea what to expect.
After doing a light pick-up of the playroom with our kids a few weeks ago, I sent a few pictures to Wright and her team so that they could begin coming up with an organization game plan. Here’s what I sent them.
You may be thinking that it doesn’t look that bad, right? But Wright and her team immediately had suggestions for what we were going to work together with my kids to make this space much more functional. I was shocked at how quickly they were able to dissect what I’d sent and come up with a plan.
I received an email with a few suggestions of items to purchase on my own. I trusted their judgment, carefully re-measured my space, and then spent some money investing in items that would go along with their plans.
Last Thursday finally arrived, and my kids and I were up and ready by 8:30 to get to work! I was excited that Wright and her team were insistent on involving our kids. They understand that children are often more receptive to others when it comes to cleaning than they are their own parents, so they enjoy working with children on making their playrooms and bedrooms places that are not only tidy but comfortable and functional to actually live in.
After assessing the space for themselves and coming up with a plan as a team, Wright invited my kids and me to be involved.
One of the first questions Wright asked me was if I thought we’d get rid of much. I told her no because I’m actually pretty good at going through our kids’ stuff and trashing or donating items they no longer play with.
She said “Okay!” but then began the quest of a potential purge in a Life Simplified sort of way (SO GOOD!)
The dress-up clothing was first, and I couldn’t believe how much we donated based on her process of working with our girls with very little input from me. She has such a special way with them!
I was then given the task of finding matching hangers so that the dress-up area would have an improved aesthetic. What a good idea!
The ladies then moved on to Barbies, dolls, books, cabinetry, and more, and the magic never stopped!
Bins were labeled, bookcases were organized, large items were moved around, three trash bags of items were donated, and one trash bag of items was thrown away. Throughout the process, our girls were given frequent “pop quizzes” to see where items go when put back.
Every single system that they created is not only easily attainable for the kids, but it’s attractive and maintainable.
After just three short hours of every single item in the room being organized, we gave big hugs goodbye and immensely thanked Life Simplified for the function they gave one of our most used areas of the home. We were so grateful!
My mind is now swimming with curiosity about how Life Simplified could help us improve the function of our homes and lives in other areas. I absolutely want to involve them in our children’s bedrooms, our master closet, my office, my husband’s office, and our garage. I couldn’t begin to imagine what new systems they would come up with, but I am now 100% confident that it would be money well invested.
Summer is an amazing time to hire Life Simplified to work with your children on an area of the home that needs some new systems. Give Wright and her team a call as soon as possible to discuss what you have in mind! They could not be more kind, experienced, knowledgable, and flat-out helpful.
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