Home Organising, Life Organising, Small Business Organising
~Professional Organising Coach, Melbourne~
For when you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the human stuff.
House and Life Admin Management, Meal Planning and Preparation, Cleaning and Laundry.
Christie helped coach me through a huge clear out of my walk in robe. Her calm manner and ideas on how we could approach the task turned the overwhelming challenge I had been putting off, into an enjoyable and productive few hours. Each morning now I feel a sense of calm walking in there. It looks better and I feel better. If you have a bugbear area in your home, I can't recommend professional organising highly enough. Christie is amazing.
Working with Christie is such a pleasure. She has the right mix of warmth, kindness and encouragement so the organising gets done. My spaces now have a great feel and work well and are staying organised. When you feel it’s all too hard and overwhelming then it’s not when you have Christie working along side you.
Christie helped me face my fear of my overflowing garage. We had a chat over a coffee which relaxed me and helped me realise why I was avoiding the task. Together we sorted and cleared my garage and I actually didn’t want to stop!
Christie helped me on my project to organise my wardrobe. By categorising and sorting my clothes by colour and season I was able to make use of my wardrobe space. I went from thinking that I needed more space to realising that I had just enough. Getting ready is much easier now and I find that the system Christie helped me put in place has made putting items back in place no longer difficult.
Before Florandorder streamlined my wallet it was so bulky and uncomfortable to carry around. By going through my cards and really thinking about what I needed to be carrying on a daily basis I was able to downsize to as slimmer wallet. Florandorder, my back pocket thanks you!
Christie single-handedly changed my life! With her resourcefulness and can-do attitude I was amazed with how we were able to make things suit my needs and to work for me. I feel much more confident to change things to work for me after having worked with her.
I wanted to remember more of what I’ve done and experienced over the past months and Christie introduced to me to the idea of using a calendar as a collection point for mementos. I adopted it immediately and it has definitely improved my memory. I recall places I’ve eaten at and the yummy food I ate there now, the movies I’ve seen and loved, and the races I’ve had so much fun participating in. This is working for me and I look forward to adding stuff to my calendar – even my partner reminds me to grab something to put on my calendar! See my post on mementos here.
I want to do a shout out to Christie Flora who is a professional home organiser at Florandorder who has helped me untangle my house into a zen den, room by room, over the last couple of months. This week, in under 2 hours, she has turned the garage which you previously could barely do a twirl in, into a spacious, tidy and usable space. **Cue orchestral angel music** I’ve appreciated Christie’s advices and handiwork so much because my living space definitely has an impact on my headspace and energy, and that’s my most protected asset. Thanks Christie!! And Alice’s partner said: I thought [the work in the garage] was going to be good but I’m actually flabbergastered. This is amazing!
When I started coaching sessions with Christie at the beginning of the year (2017), my goal was to ‘manage my personal admin more efficiently’. At the end of six coaching sessions, I have achieved much more than that. So far I can summarise my experience as delivering six key benefits (although there are probably more). 1. I have a greater tendency to plan/think ahead and a willingness to tackle more difficult tasks that I would have neglected previously (particularly during Winter). 2. I have more momentum, direction and energy to be organised and find new areas of my life I can simplify and systematise. 3. I am able to save money by being more prepared (in more ways than I could have anticipated). 4. I am able to eat better by being more organised, which translates into more energy – this outcome was also unexpected. 5. My house is easy to keep tidy because everything has a place and I am a lot more disciplined in keeping it that way. 6. When my life admin is streamlined and part of a routine, I am more efficient and have more time. As a consequence I’m more relaxed and able to dedicate more time to the most important things/people in my life. I would recommend Christie’s coaching sessions to anyone who feels weighed down by their ‘to-do’ list, wants their house to look like a vogue magazine, or just requires some simple tips to balance their priorities more effectively.
Christie is a great professional organiser, she is always positive and polite, and delivers constructive criticism in a warm way that makes it welcomed. She is not only of great help immediately – which produces such satisfying before and after photos but the long lasting effect on your life continues far beyond the hours she’s worked. That’s because Christie works with you, adapting a wide repertoire of organisation skills with space and time to give you a custom set of organisational skills and routines. I would recommend working with Christie very highly.
Christie Flora is an incredible asset, whose insights and experience in organizing is phenomenally well suited to helping people reach their own goals. She provides a variety of approaches and mental tools aimed at helping her clients start, plan, craft and finish. I can't recommend her enough to anyone currently stuck or treading water on a goal or project. She has certainly been of great help to me, I only wish I could have had her help sooner. Thank You Christie, and all the best (!)
Excellent service; Christie was wonderful and got us motivated to getting our storage area sorted. Great value too. Thanks Christie.
Christie is a great organising coach! I had significant anxiety around the clutter I had in my work space. I wanted to fix it but felt ashamed about letting someone else see it – which was necessary in order to work with me on fixing it. Christie’s style of working was deft – calm and light but gently persistent. She enabled me to talk about and better understand my anxiety and feelings of shame, and then through practical activity working and through the clutter I developed a sense of achievement and purpose. From around 5 hours of hands-on coaching/guidance/assistance with de-cluttering and organising I’ve both made in-roads into the task of better organising my work (and home) space and I’ve been motivated (and shown how to) keep up the momentum with de-cluttering and organising. I liken Christie to a personal trainer at a gym – helping to find and develop the “organising muscles” and showing how good it can feel when success is achieved with the organising effort!
- What else can I say other than... WOW! I first met with Christie to organise, repurpose and declutter my room. A year later I was still following my new easy to use and maintain room, when I had to move house it took out the stress completely! I packed everything in order and unpacked into the new home without any hitches. I was able to use the skills I learned from Christie and use them to make my new room just as functional.Not only has it made my move easy, but more sessions with Christie means that I am now more on top of my calendar and scheduling in time to exercise! The organising 'tool-kit' Christie has helped me grow has been invaluable. Thank you Christie x
Christie is the reason that I don't forget my work pass anymore. By asking one question "What's something you never forget?" she made lightbulbs go off in my head and I realised that I needed a card holder attached to my phone! From that day on I've never forgotten my work pass, my day flows better and I feel more respected by my boss and colleagues.
I think of Christie whenever I hang my clothes up, not only has she influenced my choice of hanger but I adapted my wardrobe to include automatic lights; it's not something I'd thought about but now I can see everything so clearly that it's become a nice space to go to. I can't imagine it any other way now!
Asked Christie to help me get some kind of order out of the seeming chaos that was my office. A tough task I thought however she helped me tackle the task with ease. She helped and guided me through the process from start to finish - including re-orientating my desk which has transformed my working space beyond belief. I feel heaps more organised now and is great now that everything has its place. I find I work more efficiently and effectively and my staff all love the new setup. I cannot thank Christie enough and would (and have) highly recommend her to everyone.
We’re embracing the ‘organising’ craze in our house and yesterday my beautiful friend Christie Flora from FlorandOrder came to help get me started. It was amazing! If you’re in a mess - Christie is your girl!!
Christie your tips about keeping a calendar that logs my events for the year helped me remember my exciting milestones I had experienced. It was a fun and easy way and also brought my creative side out. I collected business cards of all the places I had visited such as favourite restaurants, bars, and cities and would staple these on my calendar. When the year was over, I’d reflected back on all my memories. Last year was a year that I did not keep a calendar or record of all my social activities. I could not recall a thing. I really had to think back on what I achieved over the year. So this year I’m back on the Christie’s band wagon, collecting my activities through the year to log them back in my new calendar again.
I worked with Christie over the phone over 5 sessions addressing various areas of day to day life organisation. I appreciated her can do manner and the ideas she helped me implement. She was very flexible and was able to tailor things to my unique situation including the struggles of doing things with an unpredictable chronic illness. I feel like I have more tools to deal with the day to day life admin stuff that I was struggling with and can also apply these to other organisational challenges in my life. Thanks so much Christie!
It’s always said that a guide on the side is better than a sage on the stage, and Christie was the perfect guide to have by my side as I navigated the murky waters of my unorganised file systems. I don’t usually write reviews and it has to be exceptionally good (or depressingly bad, which is not the case here) a service to give one. Being a Designer, a large part of my files were in a general mish-mash of creative chaos. Owing to quick iteration sprints, a misapplied version control system, multiple computers, and a host of other reasons, all my files were scattered across multiple cloud drives and offline storage locations. There were black holes of information dumps where files had been chucked in in a hurry, to be sorted later, but forgotten. Christie helped me evaluate and understand my organisation needs using a heuristic approach. This was a combination of face to face consultations and work-shopping methodologies akin to what I might use to understand user needs as a designer. Being user directed and tailored to specific personal needs, preferences and habits, Christie’s organisation services perform admirably. It’s been 6 months since my last consultation with her, but my desktop looks as clean and my cloud drives backed up and organised. This has greatly improved improved my productivity. I would definitely recommend Flor&order to a friend.