True Confessions

For the most part, I love what I do.  It's very satisfying to see people make positive changes in their lives.  Less clutter and a place for everything pretty much guarantees happy, more productive clients.  The only downside is that I do feel like I can't mess up.  I'm supposed to be ORGANIZED for goodness sake!  But for those of you who know me at all, you won't be surprised to hear that at least once a month I leave something at a client's house.  And it gets worse.  My husband found expired food in our pantry last month!  I know.  Pretty sad, huh?  

And if I'm really honest even though my house is fairly clean and organized my car is always a disaster.  Now, I do make tons of trips to Goodwill every week and carry a lot of supplies with me, but between work and tennis my car occasionally looks like I'm homeless and living out of it!

Why do I share all this with you?  Because the goal isn't perfection, it's getting workable systems in place.  And, like you, I'm still a work in progress!

News You Can Use

Starting last fall, I began helping people get out, sort through and put up holiday and Christmas decorations.  I thoroughly enjoy this and everyone I worked with was thrilled not to have to tackle this alone.  I do draw the line at putting up outside lights (just because I'm not good at it), but will gladly help with anything else.

I also wanted to share some helpful tidbits with you.  Many times when I first meet someone he/she is overwhelmed and doesn't know where to begin.  Click here for the link to  200 things you can get rid of without fearing you are losing anything important.  

Makeover Of The Month

Sometimes it's the little things that drive us crazy. This "makeover" (on my own files) only took a few hours but makes me happy every time I use it. And not only does it look better, I purged old files  and changed several names to make things easier to find.


A jumbled mess!
More uniform....note how the candy is gone from the basket!

About Yikes Organizing

I wish I could say that I've always wanted to be a professional organizer but the truth is that I'm a late bloomer.  I didn't start writing until my thirties and didn't start Yikes until my forties.  I like changing things up and one day realized I had the ideal background for this kind of work.  For one thing we have six kids (no that isn't a typo) and have moved 16 times!  I have lived in really big houses and really small apartments.  I've hoarded (only baby clothes, but still) and I've purged.  But I did finally come to realize what many of you already know...  "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." :)


I realize that organizing isn't rocket science but sometimes you need help getting started or the accountability that an organizer provides.  That's what Yikes Organizing is all about.  We will get you from "good grief" to "gorgeous" or at the very least from "disaster" to "delightful." 


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Barb Eimer, Professional Organizer
Nashville, TN |  615-604-0527