Tamara’s apartment had several areas that could use help. What was bugging her most? Where to focus the time during our first session together? She opened a closet door. Its several shelves weren’t overloaded with too much stuff, but they needed some organization. Suggesting that we work from top to bottom, I predicted that the level of “visual noise,” as another client has called it, would be much lower when we finished. The big picture:
Some details about two of the shelves:
The closet finished, we used the remaining time on some nearby open shelves. Again working from top to bottom, we moved some things around on them and elsewhere, making the space more attractive to the eye and its contents easier to reach.
In our next session, could we focus on her bedroom? Maybe the closet? Sure!