Chocolate, dark please, organic, fair trade, delicious…
You might be wondering how chocolate and organizing are related. I can think of a few ways:
~ Google ‘chocolate’ with ‘clutter’ and the top site to show up is Goodbye Clutter! That’s not because we have chocolate clutter, oh no, that would never happen, but because we offer to recycle any unwanted, dark, organic chocolate. Yes, we know it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!
~ One of my two dream clients is a villa in Italy, the other, a chocolate factory anywhere. I’ll pay a finder’s fee, in chocolate.
~ A recent survey stated a high percentage of women prefer an organized closet to sex. Chocolate is also ranked higher than sex by some women. Hmmm, I’ll default to my tagline “Making room for what matters” and suggest a clutter-free bedroom may create space for more frequent and more fun nocturnal activities.
~ Goodbye Clutter! organized a very successful Vancouver Chocolate Tour. Are you looking for a unique event for a small group, or a romantic date? Call us. We’ll organize with you. We have chocolate connections.
~ I love chocolate and have been known to take partial payment in chocolate.
Grab a chocolate and read on:
A Story about Chocolate Clutter:
A favourite organizing memory involves, a client, her kitchen and Christmas. We were de-cluttering her kitchen cupboard. One cupboard was overflowing with chocolate, including chocolate truffles. She insisted they were clutter since she had been invited to many parties, received many chocolate gifts, and was feeling the excess weight hanging over her like the ghost of over-indulgence. I suggested several options, but she thought immediate removal was the best solution and packed two bags of delicious truffles, one for me and one for her housekeeper. Needless to say, they didn’t even last the short drive over the Lion’s Gate Bridge to home.
Xoxolat & Celebrating the Season:
In all my years of working with clients who want to de-clutter their homes, I’ve never had anyone say “I wish I’d received more gifts.” In fact, the opposite is true. More frequently, clients say they don’t know what to do with unwanted gifts. They confess to feeling guilty about donating items to charity, even if they never liked the gift, think it is ugly, or have no use for the gift. One woman kept a gift she detested for 17 years, prominently displayed, on her fireplace mantle simply because it was from her mother-in-law. I believe that once a gift is received, it is the recipients to do with as they wish. Even if it is to donate it to a charity. Any negative feelings associated with the gift could get transferred to the giver and that’s not positive for either. Plus, which giver would want to give guilt? So, think twice before buying ‘stuff’ and consider giving consumables or experiences instead. Xoxolat has some of the most exquisite chocolate experiences I’ve ever tasted. This year they even have Friday night Happy Hours. See you there!
Got chocolate clutter? I can help. Remember, every season is Chocolate Season! And every season is a great season for Spring Cleaning! Call now, whatever the month.
What Clients Say
I think we were all feeling particularly accomplished after this session! Bob wasn’t so impressed with all my ordered clothes and ordered linens, etc as I was, but he was impressed with the laundry room – he doesn’t show a lot of emotion but he had been complaining about the pile-up down there so he must be pleased…I haven’t seem my son’s reaction to the laundry room yet and my daughter isn’t home but I’m sure they will LOVE it! I love that I know where everything is!
– Rose, entrepreneur and mom in a busy household, Burnaby
I’d like to comment on your gentle soothing ways, especially during tight timelines . . . I loved working with you. Thank you, for everything… you truly are an organizer extraordinaire!
– Sally, Publicist
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