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
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 [...]
Hiring services is not an easy task. It can be frustrating to get the right company to meet your needs. The question is, what are your needs, or requirements? Needs, or requirements is the first thing to consider. Sometimes we don’t know what we need in terms of hiring services. For those services that are new to us but we know we need the service, perhaps a little research is in order. Recommendations from [...]
Communication can make or break a relationship. Communication as defined by Merriam Webster is as follows – ‘a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior’. Body language falls into this definition as behavior. In many situations, body language speaks louder than words. For those trying to help someone with hoarding behavior, effective communication is paramount. In my experience as a professional organizer, most often it’s [...]
I’m often asked, ‘where do I donate _______?’ (fill in the blank). When I’m asked this question is typically during, or after a purge session. Whether it’s spring cleaning, or time to downsize, you may come across items that are not trash-worthy. These items still have mileage in them and you don’t want them to end up in a landfill. The obvious solution is to recycle them. Recycling has a variety of meanings; send [...]
Too many choices can cause indecision, which leads to frustration, and consequently, stress. Think about it. Have you ever been to a restaurant that has a menu with so many pages it looks like a novel? The wait staff wants to take your order but you can’t decide, so you ask for a few more minutes. Those few more minutes go by and you still can’t decide. Maybe your dining partners have the same issue. [...]