Every time I pass my front closet I think, “Why don’t I organize this?” But I don’t. And, each time I try to find a screwdriver or a light bulb or a sponge, I begin the rifling through the utility closet ritual and wonder – why does this have to be this way?  I’ve lived in this home for 36 years, so I have to face the music that I will not be making any changes to this clutter on my own or I would have.

At times like these I wish I had an urge or some kind of real desire to put my stuff in order, but I have none.  When it comes to creating systems for my stuff at home. I just avoid, avoid, avoid.  

It’s not that I don’t love routines, I just don’t like organizing my home routines. I love sitting down to write daily, I love my exercise routines as well so. even dinner prep, but the closets — NOPE!

For the last few years I have started to rent my home during certain seasons and this has forced me to find a little home in a corner or shelf for each object but even those little homes within my home look way too cluttered.

And then, I found an organizer Debbie Harwin of I need my space.com. She arrived ready to work and within minutes we were tackling the closets, labeling the bakeware shelf, throwing alway 20 year old liquor bottles, tossing chipped glasses, creating a space for the grandkids , dedicating a spot for wrapping paper and holiday candles. 

Together, side by side we filled garbage bags, created donation piles and wiped down  shelves. It was totally fun and satisfying and I loved every moment of it.

As a matter of fact, next week Debbie and I are tackling the upstairs and I can’t wait. I never thought I would say that.

So, I tell you this story because this effort brought me so much joy that I wanted share it and perhaps inspire you.

If you live in the New York Westchester Area – I would recommend you go on the Ineedmyspace.com website and get started. If not, i’m sure you can find a great organizer on the web or word of mouth. Have fun and let us know how it goes. 

Here’s a few before and after videos and a wrap-up conversation with Debbie at the end. Enjoy!



Front Closet Before


Front Closet After

Front closet after


Utility ClosetBefore


Utility Closet After

Utility closet after


Debbie and Felice Reflecting On 6 hours of Creating Space and Joy… @ineedmyspace.organize


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