SOS is a compassionate, confidential home organizing service based in St. Louis, MO. We are committed to eliminating your stress by de-cluttering and organizing your living spaces, providing simple organized solutions, and by teaching you the skills you need so you can easily maintain your systems and regain your peace of mind.
Today’s whirlwind lifestyle creates an overwhelming amount of stress in our lives. We need a place to retreat, regroup, relax. Our homes can provide that escape. To create this peaceful environment, our homes need to be clutter-free and organized so the energy has a clear path to flow freely. SOS helps you to create that type of environment.
SOS specializes in right-sizing (down-sizing) older adults and empty-nesters, team organizing, and home office organization using behavior-based solutions.
Recent SOS Articles
In January 2017, about 95% of Americans owned a cell phone of some kind. About 77% own smartphones, per the Pew Research Center. That means that the average person has the ability to stay connected to others in some way, whether you own a cell phone or a smartphone. Smartphones have advanced in technology exponentially over a very short period of time. There is little if anything, that you cannot do on a smartphone that [...]
During the purge part of the organizing process, I’m often asked if an unwanted item should be donated or sold. This is a great question! The short answer is that it’s an individual preference. In my experience, most people know what mechanism they want to use to discard unwanted items. There are some items that have been in families for generations, and the current owners think they may be of value, but they’re not sure. [...]
This post is about recovery from a natural disaster such as a hurricane. In the past couple of months, the United States, the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico & Cuba, have seen multiple hurricanes that have devastated their residents. The loss has been overwhelming. The American Red Cross continues to provide disaster relief in those affected areas. Red Cross societies from around the world are also joining the disaster relief effort. They are providing basic [...]
Anything can be organized, even your thoughts. We say that we can’t help the way we think, but we can! There may be things in life that we have no control over, but our thoughts are not one of them. When a thought comes to mind, you make the choice to accept or reject that thought. Your choice may be conscious or subconscious, but either way it’s your choice. Our brains function basically like computers. [...]
Everyone has t shirts. Not everyone stores their t shirts the same way. Unless you hang them on hangers, you probably fold t shirts. Some store them on a closet shelf, while others store them in drawers. When you store folded t shirts on shelves, you can easily see the colors which makes it easy to choose the t shirt you want to wear. That’s not usually the case when they are stored in a [...]
Working with clients that hoard gave me a whole new perspective on buying things. Even those that do not have this disorder, but have a lot of clutter contributed to my new perspective. Clutter can happen quickly for many reasons, and in many ways. Buying things is the most prominent acquiring action that accumulates clutter that could end up as a hoard. Buying basic things such as food, clothing & personal care items are requirements [...]