For everything there is a season

Plan a bit, but don’t overthink it.

You should not organize and store before decluttering and (deep) cleaning.

It’s best to do as a project that you can give your undivided attention to.

This way you don’t have to slalom through boxes and piles of stuff for weeks.

Be prepared to live in a mess for a few days. (Most people dread even the thought of it.)

Writing a schedule for yourself and keeping to it gives you a firm push.

Find a system that works for you when it comes to decluttering and cleaning.

It’s high time to work out a manageable routine for your daily life as well if you don’t have one. You may need to experiment with a few possibilities to see which one can be the optimal solution.


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Cherish or charity

The main goal is simplifying and streamlining for a peace of mind.

You don’t want to hinder your progress in life. You don’t want to keep bumping into things that are unnecessary, because you don’t use them, they don’t fit, or you don’t like them anymore. They could brighten up someone else’s day, so give them away, donate them.

Freeing up floor and closet space, keeping workspaces (for example the kitchen counter) clear is smart. It will enable you to keep things tidy more readily, you’ll be more productive, and feel more liberated.

Kick excuses and self-pity to the curb, those are the reasons you are surrounded by junk in the first place.

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We are all different flowers from the same garden

You may want to go into hermit mode for this project and complete it alone.

On the other hand, you may need constant emotional support and physical help from trusted friends. Forget the complainers, naysayers, or disorganized Daisies who could make things worse. Doing this project with the right people will result in practical ideas, exchange of valuable experience, quicker results and -last but not least- fun times. You could even have a potluck paired with a “swap-of-treasures” party, where you give things away painlessly. (A twist on socializing, anyone?)

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Bring on the rain

Be patient with yourself and others. This virtue will serve you well when you face reality: Why you have 3 corn strippers/ garlic crushers, a USB cup warmer/ a pencil extender, toe socks/ a sleeveless hoodie.

Do not beat yourself up! From now on you can make more conscious choices – concentrate on what is essential.

There are crucial steps to follow when organizing:

  • Identify categories and choose zones for them. Group similar items together considering how often they are used. Frequently used objects should be accessed easily and effortlessly, seasonal items might be stored away from their category.
  • Use organizers.
  • Label and color code your wardrobe, your filing cabinets, your linens,…Visual experience is as important as productivity and ease.
  • Out-of-season clothes and luggage should go to the attic or basement, properly packed.
  • I do not recommend storing things under the bed or on the back of a door (except for closet doors), as it may block your forward movement in life.

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Let the sun shine

Air and clean your closets by taking everything out. Let the sunshine run through your things while unpacking, reorganizing, restoring.


Stop and smell the roses

Indulge visually: the items you are keeping can give you unique impressions every day.

Take advantage of the countless affordable boxes, racks, hangers, wall-mounted pegboards that are available.

(Careful with metal, wicker, or rattan, as they can snag certain fabrics.)

Play with them! Mix, match, keep them visible and super accessible.

Use all horizontal and vertical surfaces as wide and as high as possible within the perimeters of the given storage space.

Install LED lights inside closets.

Become a wizard in folding, as it saves tons of space and helps visibility.

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Full bloom

The recipe is simple.

In your life:

Do you want change, productivity, opportunities for growth and abundance?

In your space:

Turn things upside down, clean, declutter, reorganize.

Visualize the desired outcome with positivity and emotion.


Breathe! Celebrate! Dance! (What’s all that floor space for, after all?)


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Julianna Kocsis is a Feng Shui Specialist, Organizational Expert, Intuitive Vibrational Catalyst, Textile Design Archivist. She is also the founder of Talila Consulting. Bringing Order and Harmony to your Home, Work and Life.

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Julianna Kocsis Founder Talila Consulting Julianna has more than 25 years of experience as a textile design consultant, archivist and visual merchandiser, as well as holding a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration. Her strong design and merchandising background, unique organizational skills, and intimate understanding of space planning have equipped her to create customized systems that are high-functioning, accessible, inspiring and visually pleasing. Besides her proven design skills, Julianna brings together a deep love of beauty, order and harmony. Her certifications in BTB Feng Shui, Feng Shui Staging, Intuitive Consulting, Theta Healing, and Multi-Dimensional Healing, as well as her experience of Reiki, Shamanic Healing and esoteric studies, allow her to adopt a holistic and flexible approach to every client. She has a unique ability to utilize various energy healing modalities, conscious manifestation tools, meditation techniques and intuitive insights to tap into the psychology of the person and the space and to activate the sacred connection that binds the two together. As she holds a BA in Teaching English, and lived in the US for several years, Julianna has no problem communicating and partnering with international clients, and building that vital personal connection. Through a rare combination of common sense, integrity, and a hint of the miraculous, Julianna takes every client on their own journey of personal transformation from chaos to order.

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