Baby Boomers are at a stage in their lives where they need to start thinking about downsizing and about what they want to leave their children. Many of them don’t know where to even start when it comes to getting rid of a lifetime of memories and often they erroneously think their kids want their stuff when they go. Often, that is not the case and it ends up becoming a burden on their kids when they try to unload items (like china – no one really uses china anymore), the kids are unhappy and the parents are left confused.
Professional Organizer & Speaker, Alison Kero grew up with 2 different organizational styles being modeled to her. One parent was precision neat while the other was a pack rat. Through her teenage and college years Alison lived more like her pack rat parent but when she became an adult she realized that disorganization was costing her more time and energy than she wished to spend and realized there had to be an easier way.
When Alison became an organizer in 2004, she constantly searched for ways to make her clients lives and her own, easier through organization. However, minor amounts of clutter always tended to creep up in Alison’s life, which she found frustrating and kind of exhausting and she wanted to find the key to motivating herself and her clients into making smart decisions to keep their lives on track. Alison finally realized that using self love as her decision making tool she could create her best possible living space filled only with what she liked, used and needed. It was the only way to ensure the outcome would be life transforming because she realized she was now only seeing good things in her home and life and she was beginning to find herself underneath some of the clutter. By first using self love in her organizing process, Alison was then able to transfer those same easy and simple techniques into all decisions she made in her life. Whether it was who to spend time with, what activities she chose or objects she brought home, Alison had found that many parts of her life were beginning to improve because of her self-love decision making; increased energy, productivity and overall contentment were just a part of what she’s been seeing show up ever since.