The Organizing Mentors

The Organizing Mentors http://www.theorganizingmentors.com We help people DeClutter their surroundings in order to function and live better in their environment.
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We take our time getting to know our clients and to honor their needs and wishes. We come prepared for anything and can adjust at a moment’s notice. Every client, every situation is unique. It takes patience, commitment and a loving heart to do what we do. We understand that sorting through and purging items you have had for many years is emotionally draining and quite difficult. Often time, we end sessions earlier than anticipated to give you the break you need. We pass no judgments. We have only your best interest in our minds and hearts. Everyone was put on this earth on purpose, with purpose and for a purpose. We do not believe anyone’s purpose was to stuff their lives with stuff, excuses and pain, nor to keep their true purpose and gifts hidden from the world. By educating, appreciating and inspiring confidence in our clients, while also deCluttering their physical spaces, they become able to make positive choices that enrich their lives and set them free. You see the stuff about your stuff, really isn’t about your stuff.

Mission: At The Organizing Mentors, we recognize we are all given the power to choose; the choice to have too much — work, papers, weight, clothes, shoes, pain, fear… or to have enough — love, strength, confidence, time. Because of this great power we were given, we believe some of us get overwhelmed and stuck. We know we want to change something, yet we are uncertain where to begin so we don’t do anything (doing nothing is a choice). Everyone was put on this earth on purpose, with purpose and for a purpose. We do not believe anyone’s purpose was to stuff their lives with stuff, excuses and pain, nor to keep their true purpose and gifts hidden from the world. By educating, appreciating and inspiring confidence in our clients, while also deCluttering their physical spaces, they become able to make positive choices that enrich their lives and set them free. You see… the stuff about your stuff, really isn’t about your stuff.

𝑾𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏                         𝑶𝑹𝑮𝑨𝑵𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑫 𝑳𝑰𝑭𝑬𝑺𝑻𝒀𝑳𝑬?Join us for this month's LITL Talks, ...
02/17/2020
Organized Lifestyle Workshop: LITL Talks Big IDEAS

𝑾𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏
𝑶𝑹𝑮𝑨𝑵𝑰𝒁𝑬𝑫 𝑳𝑰𝑭𝑬𝑺𝑻𝒀𝑳𝑬?

Join us for this month's LITL Talks, Big Ideas workshop!

We'll continue our discussion about why mindset is so important to reclaiming your space -- but you'll also go home with great organizing ideas and how-tos that you can use in your own home.

Since our last workshop, we have been working hard to create something that provides exceptional value. We think you'll 😍😍😍it!

Our last workshop sold out in one day, so get your tickets NOW -- and learn how to attend future workshops FREE.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organized-lifestyle-workshop-litl-talks-big-ideas-tickets-94856469253

NEW LOCATION, NEW TIME, NEW DAY, NEW FOCUS. Are you struggling to live an organized lifestyle that supports your goals and dreams? Join Lisa this month to talk about how to transform the way we think about self-indulgence, and get #protips for organizing the little luxuries that make life enjoyable....

02/14/2020

Live in my house... organizing hacks...

02/14/2020

Live at 2...in my house! Showing you some of my organizing hacks and creative ways you too can create an organized lifestyle… Whatever that means to you.

The last step in PLANNING for a Fresh Start is all about mindset.The 𝑳 is for 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭. You can love your life even when ...
02/13/2020

The last step in PLANNING for a Fresh Start is all about mindset.

The 𝑳 is for 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭. You can love your life even when it isn't perfect. You can love the changes these small steps make in your life.

When you look at the plan you’ve created -- to 𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒈𝒐 of bad habits, be 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 about what you do and 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 the way you think about things – and decide to 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒕, it will be easier to take 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍, which is the next phase of Fresh Start February!

02/12/2020
Happy Tuesday :)
02/11/2020

Happy Tuesday
:)

If you've been following along, we have identified a habit that is holding us back and 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨 and refocused on being ...
02/11/2020

If you've been following along, we have identified a habit that is holding us back and 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨 and refocused on being 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 about the things we do.

Next is 𝑻 for 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦. Think about how you can transform something you have to do into a joy instead of a trial. The key to this is often gratitude.

This works for anything from grocery shopping to mammograms. When you stop to be grateful that you have food to eat and access to healthcare, those things take a different position in your life.

You can also transform a chore into something you enjoy by paying attention to the details. Hang a favorite picture or photo collage in the laundry room to enjoy while you fold clothes. Treat yourself to pretty new dishcloths and towels to enjoy while you wash up after dinner.

𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒆?

So far this month, we've gotten off to a Fresh Start by reflecting on our goals and identifying habits that hold us back...
02/11/2020

So far this month, we've gotten off to a Fresh Start by reflecting on our goals and identifying habits that hold us back. Now that you’ve targeted a bad habit and 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨, it’s time to think about what you will do instead.

Next is 𝑰 which stands for 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥. When you are intentional about the things you do, you save the time and energy you would normally waste on unproductive -- or worse, counterproductive -- tasks and activities.

Another word for intentional in this sense is 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒇𝒖𝒍. Don't do things just to do them -- only do the things that have value in your life.

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒖𝒓𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍, 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒚𝒍𝒆?

Clever! You can also build a shallow pantry recessed between wall studs. What other uses can you think of for this unuse...
02/10/2020

Clever! You can also build a shallow pantry recessed between wall studs. What other uses can you think of for this unused space?

This jewelry storage is built into the wall to save space!

Would you want something like this in your home?

Beautiful! But first, you have to clear out the excess clothing...
02/07/2020

Beautiful! But first, you have to clear out the excess clothing...

Room of the Week: A master bedroom closet anyone would envy! Large, custom white with a subtle gray woven pattern on the shelves and drawers. Plenty of hanging, surface and storage space. Featuring a runner made of gray hide-on-hair in a criss-cross pattern. A round, white ottoman stool with a gold metal base complete the space.

02/07/2020

Let’s talk...Racks and Support
And Valentines Day
Nanette Parsons

02/07/2020

Ever wonder what the Best Rack Around is? (At least in Leesburg, VA 🙂
Come back in 10 and you’ll find out.

40+ skids and it's just the beginning.40 skids weighing down a life.40 skids that took hours and hours of work to assemb...
02/06/2020

40+ skids and it's just the beginning.

40 skids weighing down a life.

40 skids that took hours and hours of work to assemble.

40 skids of decisions -- some harder than others.

If 40 skids wound up at auction, how much ended up in the trash?

How much is left?

Moving (and especially downsizing) can be exhausting and emotionally draining. We can help.

The Organizing Mentors is pleased to announce that owner Lisa Geraci Rigoni recently earned the designation of

Senior Move Manager ~ Certified

by the National Association of Senior Move Managers. NASMM

Lisa and her team of compassionate, professional and experienced organizers can help you survive your downsizing experience and thrive in your new home.

Whether your move is happening now or you're planning for a few years down the road, call 703-434-9585 to get started!

This is the start of a major home downsizing operation. 40 plus skids arrived today. It’s projected to be 3 tractor trailer loads. While we have a good general idea of the types of items in this liquidation, the excitement is just unfolding. Follow along over the next few weeks to see what we discover! www.hashauctions.online

NASMM
02/05/2020
NASMM

NASMM

Wonderful article about NASMM member, Colleen Mountford, of Next Step Home in Woodstock, NY.
"People base their quality of life on what’s around them and saying goodbye to a homestead can bring strong emotions into play."

#22 is a great idea, but a scanner and a cloud drive take up a lot less space...And always, declutter.
02/05/2020
25 Stylish Yet Practical Ways to Maximize Your Small Space

#22 is a great idea, but a scanner and a cloud drive take up a lot less space...

And always, declutter.

Not everyone can afford a large sprawling home where they can spread out their belongings as much as they want. Alternatively, some people like having smaller spaces as they make it easier to clean and to have everything within reach. Whatever your situation, small areas can feel cramped if you have...

One of the most important parts of Fresh Start February is doing a LITL planning for the rest of the year.The 𝑳 stands f...
02/02/2020

One of the most important parts of Fresh Start February is doing a LITL planning for the rest of the year.

The 𝑳 stands for 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨! I think it's always a litl easier to STOP doing something than it is to START doing something.

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍, 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒚𝒍𝒆?

Do you buy too much? Do you walk into the house and dump everything on the dining room table? Do you try to do too many things at once?

Let go of the habits that are holding you back.

02/02/2020
Amanda Cerny

Amazing...

I absolutely love animals! How amazing!😍

Like everybody else, I fall for the clickbait FB posts on home organization. Sometimes you can get some really good idea...
02/02/2020

Like everybody else, I fall for the clickbait FB posts on home organization. Sometimes you can get some really good ideas, but some fall a little short.

This post from HomeTalk shows a nifty little DIY that may work great as an organizer, but in spite of what the article says, it does NOT save space. (note how far back the items in the cabinet are pushed)

Looking at some of the other ideas that involve adding storage to the inside of a cabinet door, I'm not sure how many of them actually work. After the photo shoot, can you shut the door all the way? Does it work as a practical, every day solution?

Tell us about an organizing idea you got from the internet and tried. How did it work out?

Show us your pictures!

https://www.hometalk.com/13088575/diy-inside-cabinet-door-storage-shelves

From what we're seeing on social media, it's been a rough start to 2020 for a lot of people.A short holiday season, a mi...
02/02/2020

From what we're seeing on social media, it's been a rough start to 2020 for a lot of people.

A short holiday season, a mid-week start to the new year, the kids didn't go back to school until the 6th, the flu and a little bit of everything else going around -- it just seems like we could all use a 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 already!

So why not?

With the glow of the holidays well behind us and a few more real-life challenges under our belts, let's go for it.

Your first 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 challenge is to reflect on your original resolutions for the new year. A month later, and without all the noise about 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 people's expectations and goals, do yours still matter to you?

It's okay to 𝑳et go of an 𝑰ntention that no longer serves you. Instead of going along with the crowd, think about what you can do to 𝑻ransform your life into one that you 𝑳ove.

(p.s. it's okay to abandon a resolution if you're only hanging on to it because you haven't "messed up" so far...)

01/31/2020

Going in the basement closet!’n

01/31/2020

Going live at 12:45!
Getting a small closet it’s space back!!
Let’s see what we can do in 40 minutes or less.

01/31/2020

LISA LIVE! ORGANIZING VIDEO

TODAY 1PM
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

01/31/2020

Who's ready for a FRESH START in February?!?!?!
🙋‍♀️

Loudoun Free Clinic
01/27/2020

Loudoun Free Clinic

Mental Health Monday - Learn to give yourself a little grace, it's okay to make mistakes or have bad days. Just be yourself, and practice loving yourself as you would others! #itsokay #selflove

01/24/2020

Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault in Leeesburg, VA
Talking 2020 Vision

01/24/2020

Going live in 30 with Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault
Talking Really Clear Vision for 2020

Realtors love us! That's because organized, clutter-free houses sell an average of 11 days faster -- and for 17% more! T...
01/21/2020

Realtors love us!

That's because organized, clutter-free houses sell an average of 11 days faster -- and for 17% more!

That means when you invest in decluttering, organization and packing services from The Organizing Mentors, it more than pays for itself.

01/17/2020
The Organizing Mentors

Under the weather today...so here is a live from last year!
Ask me anything!...but don’t really because it’s not live...
Oxox

Ask me anything

Moms Together
01/16/2020

Moms Together

8 simple things to recall when parenting teens (thanks Elizabeth Spencer )

Hubby has been decluttering!! Culinary School, t-shirts from bike racing days and much more...hahaha
01/11/2020

Hubby has been decluttering!! Culinary School, t-shirts from bike racing days and much more...hahaha

Look familiar? That walk down memory lane can be powerful.
01/10/2020

Look familiar? That walk down memory lane can be powerful.

01/10/2020

Meditation for a Purpose 2020
With Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassauei-Nayer founder of My Conscious Coaching Group
Live Mazadar Restaurant

𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘅!There was so much demand for the first session of LITL Talks, Big Ideas t...
01/10/2020

𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘅!

There was so much demand for the first session of LITL Talks, Big Ideas that we reserved a larger room! If you were on the wait list, you will receive an email offering you first dibs on a ticket, but you only have 𝟭 𝗱𝗮𝘆 to respond. After that, your ticket will be made available for someone else.

There are just a few seats left for those not already on the waiting list, so if you were NOT on the waiting list, please go grab your spot now!

Ashby Ponds
01/08/2020
Ashby Ponds

Ashby Ponds

Democracy at Work: Resident Advisory Council gives voice to Ashby Ponds community members.

Read more about this collaboration at Ashby Ponds in the latest article in the Erickson Tribune, written by Kelly Shue.

40 Easy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen
01/08/2020
40 Easy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

40 Easy Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

Kitchens tend to gather much clutter with all of the glassware, utensils, and food you keep in there. Keeping it organized regularly may feel like an exercise in futility, but there are some helpful tips you can use to help keep your kitchen under control. Read on to take advantage of some super sim...

Loudoun Habitat ReStore Leesburg
01/07/2020

Loudoun Habitat ReStore Leesburg

10 brand new Sterling Bathtubs(left outlet) $80!!

So excited -- we are officially SOLD OUT, but the 𝑾𝑨𝑰𝑻 𝑳𝑰𝑺𝑻 𝑰𝑺 𝑶𝑷𝑬𝑵!  If we get enough people on the wait list, we may h...
01/05/2020

So excited -- we are officially SOLD OUT, but the 𝑾𝑨𝑰𝑻 𝑳𝑰𝑺𝑻 𝑰𝑺 𝑶𝑷𝑬𝑵! If we get enough people on the wait list, we may hold a repeat session and move to a larger venue for February.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THE WAIT LIST: Click on EVENTS to find the workshop, then click on Find Tickets. In the new window, click on Register, and then Join Waitlist. We will notify you if tickets become available, and you'll get the first crack at tickets for a second date.

If you reserved two tickets and you really only need one, or if you find out that you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can give your spot to someone who is waiting.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

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So inspired by the tips from The Organizing Mentors that my family took advantage of being trapped inside due to the hot weather that we decluttered and organized this weekend! 2 closets, the pantry, my kids’ rooms, the junk drawer, the craft drawer and two cabinets! Feeling lighter and very accomplished! Thanks Lisa for your great system!
My son is home from college, and I asked him to please take some boxes into the garage. He came back and said 'wow the garage is organized!' Thank you to the fabulous Organizing Mentors! You guys are so great!