Get Organized!

By on 21 January, 2016 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

A recent post at the About.com web site listed the top ten most common New Year’s Resolutions. My hands-down favorite was number 10: Get Organized.

I own books about being organized. I’ve attended webinars about being organized. And I’ve even helped others—especially seniors about to downsize—get organized.

organizing booksTruth told, however: I’m still plagued by a desk that erupts in mess almost daily.

SN desktopAnd while my closet is neatly sorted into long and short garments, then each garment type by color; the rest of my house—particularly my attic and garage—defy me.

SN atticMy heroes are those who have tamed their clutter and crafted calm from chaos. And two extraordinary examples come to mind immediately:

Greta and Rodney Clark, whose to-die-for dressing room was created in a former bedroom of their newly acquired Old Cloverdale bungalow. If this were mine, I don’t know that I’d ever leave the room!

Clark dressing roomBurn and Lee Eaton, garage detritus tamers extraordinaire!

Eaton garageAnd if you think this looks good, just wait until you see the rest of their Midtown garden home. Which you can, when it comes on the market early this spring!

Sandra Nickel has been listing and selling residential real estate for over 30 years, most with an intense focus on Montgomery’s Midtown neighborhoods. Sandra serves on the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, the Cloverdale Business Coalition, Historic Southview, the Volunteer and Information Center, Landmarks Foundation and her own neighborhood Garden District Preservation Association.

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