Happy Tuesday folks. Get ready for some awesomesauce flying at you from out of your computer screens because today I’m delighted to be sharing a peak at one of my virtual client projects.
What we had was a beautiful office space that had just been given a facelift by way of new coat of paint, new furniture, etc. It has a lovely window that looks out to a garden fountain, it’s spacious and light-filled. So the good news was the foundation. The less than great news was the lack of any real organizational systems.
My client travels frequently, her schedule is hectic, and the result was a new office that was still playing host to old clutter. Here’s just one area from the office:
So we had a little chat about the state of things, Ms. Clientess Divine and I (she had opted for the LS Deluxe Package which includes 4 30-minute phone/ video consults).
During the consult, we discussed how best to de-clutter the space and to organize it. We both agreed that she was vastly underutilizing the bookshelves, and that the windowsill had become a little clutter zone. Not to mention all those cables! Homegirl had herself some cables and modems and then some, all out right there in the open.
I gave her guidance with how best to make use of her bookshelves, calling her attention to small details such as the way in which she stacked the books (you have to be able to see them, Ladyday). I also enforced a no clutter law on the windowsill (maybe you’re all done with the painter’s tape?), and, when she mentioned she might have a friend who could help her move all those cables from the floor to the top bookshelf, just about jumped out of my seat with enthusiasm. I also made her promise she would follow through with discarding the remnants of the old office (i.e. that stray chair), which she heartily agree to do.
And, per my virtual client procedure, I sent her a document following our conversation summarizing everything we had covered, recommended product links, and including some pictures for inspiration.
We made arrangements as to when she would attend to her homework and send me updated photos. So on the agreed upon Sunday night I get an email from Client Far-away with photos attached, as promised.
Can I just say– HURAH! I was beaming from ear to ear and immediately sent her a response with more exclamation points than is ever appropriate in correspondence. But look at that! Just look at those book stacks, that blissfully clear windowsill, those stupid cables isolated and tucked away where they belong.
I awarded her an A++ and I am tough judge.
But really, don’t you want to get in on this? I’ve been having so much success and such fun with my virtual clients and I would love to work with you as well, regardless of where you’re located. Check out my Virtual Organizing Services page to learn more, or drop me an email at LiveSimplybyannie@gmail.com with any questions you have about the process.