One of the practical keys to a successful life is organization. Not OCD arranging the cans according to height like in the film Sleeping With The Enemy. But keeping ourselves together in order so that we can function in an uncluttered manner. Uncluttered in both physical, mental, and emotional states. Removing excess so we can better see our surroundings, make better choices, and feel less overwhelmed by the billion pieces that make up the human experience. One of my yoga teachers, Tim, often tells us to “organize yourselves”, and by this he means how we organize and arrange our bodies. I’ve never heard another teacher instruct the class to do this, and I fell in love with this directive instantly. Many people think yoga can be lofty, hippie dippy, la la la, and with little focus on concrete and pragmatism. This couldn’t be further from the truth; by respecting and neatly handling the physical body and getting it in order, we are then better prepared to handle and deal with other parts of life in a calmer, less reactive way.
Organizing our lives is essential for remaining clear. We organize and arrange ourselves not to tightly grip reigns of control, but to maintain a gentle composure as we transition through the day. To maintain the integrity of our foundation, as my other teacher, Betsy, says. Organization always makes us feel better in that we feel more streamlined in our approach.
This is why after living in my house for 7 years I was itching to give all my closets a complete restructuring. As much as I’ve made efforts to simplify certain parts of my life, I’ve got lots of stuff. I shop way less but have collected and amassed a lot over the years. This is great when I need to prep for a fashion shoot, but can be a bit of a shit storm when I need to get dressed in the morning. I have stuff, my four kids have stuff; STUFF! I am in innate organizer but it was too big a job for me. Plus, when you live with it you stop seeing it. Also, to sit in my house tearing apart every closet would take weeks and a dedication I just don’t have right now. I’d rather spend my time doing other things. It was clear I needed to outsource.
Enter Jenna from Lumisa, a company that specializes in all things organizational. Having someone be in your home for days on end and see all your shizz, from the ratty underwear you should have thrown out years ago, to outdated toys, to expired pantry goods and NOT JUDGE YOU FOR IT is a big deal. Personality wise it must be the right fit. This person is spelunking into the bowels of your home, and uncovering caves you’ve forgotten existed. Then going to the Container Store and labeling everything.
Jenna is legit a ray of sunshine. She looooves her job and gives her clients her all. It was seriously a joy to see her print out “black thongs” both in English AND Spanish, so my housekeeper could learn the new system. Naturally we became insta pals. My beautiful pantry had become pretty gross over the years and she whipped it into shape. Baskets, lazy Susans, and bins were tastefully transformational. My clothing closets were organized by event and color. I had my own system where I knew where things were, but it wasn’t neat or attractive. My home is beautiful and it did bother me that it’s innards didn’t match up with the exterior.
Jenna kicked my closets’s butts, and totally gave my entire home a fresh feel. Prepping for shoots is so much easier now; she created system upon system so I can keep track of what I own. It gave me a renewed reverence for all I have lovingly selected and collected over the years. She gave order to the archives, which in turn has made my life calmer and easier. I seriously recommend hiring this Organizing Oracle to help you gain control over your life. Enjoy this little peek into the Lady Blaga vault to see how Lumisa can transform your closets. Don’t delay getting your life in order, in any capacity. Arrange yourself and be stronger in all your choices.
I can’t recommend Jenna enough! To contact Jenna email her at email@example.com.