SOS: Simple Organized Solutions

SOS: Simple Organized Solutions

 

 

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

Hiring Services to Meet Your Needs

By | July 22nd, 2017|Planning|

  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 is Key to Help Those With Hoarding Behavior

By | July 5th, 2017|Hoarding, Respect|

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 [...]

Where to Donate Your Treasures

By | June 7th, 2017|Decluttering, Downsizing, Recycle|

  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

By | May 24th, 2017|Decluttering, Home Organization, Problem Solving, Reduce Stress|

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.  [...]

13 Ways to be Proactive

By | May 9th, 2017|Home Organization, Reduce Stress|

  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 [...]

Misplaced Glasses

By | April 22nd, 2017|Decluttering, Focus, Home Organization, Reduce Stress|

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 [...]