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
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. [...]
According to Merriam-Webster, being proactive means ‘to act in anticipation of future problems, needs or changes’. They also define mitigate as follows, ‘make less severe or painful’. These two words work in sync to help reduce the amount of stress in our lives. When you’re proactive, you mitigate the stress of being unprepared. Unfortunately, we can’t anticipate every problem, need or change that can happen in our lives. However, when a situation comes up [...]
Anyone that wears glasses, has at some time, or many times, misplaced them. Those that wear reading glasses only, may misplace them more than those that wear glasses all the time. This probably occurs most often when we’re tired or distracted. When you’re tired, you don’t want to fall asleep with them on and risk damaging them, so you take them off and put them down. You’re sleepy so you don’t really pay attention to [...]
Motivation, or what motivates us, like everything else, is different for everyone. As I researched motivators for a past blog post, ‘Two Motivators - Pain or Pleasure’, I learned that there are really only 2 motivators; avoiding pain or moving toward pleasure. When I thought about it, I realized that this is true, at least it was for me. To put this idea to the test, I started thinking about tasks, or projects, I [...]
Spring is a time that refreshes, renews, and brings positive energy into our homes and souls. Spring cleaning is a ritual a lot of us engage in at the beginning of the season. Some are anxious to begin, others dread it, and some just don’t do it at all. The term ‘spring cleaning’ means different things to everyone. To some it may mean cleaning the house from top to bottom and everything in between. To [...]