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.
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 loved working with Christie to declutter my wardrobe. She guided me with sensitivity and patience, allowing me to reach decisions on my own. We talked through reasons why I wanted to hold on to certain pieces and she encouraged me through awareness and learning to let certain pieces go when I was hesitating too much. Christie helped me create fun outfits with items I love but wasn’t sure what to do with. By the end of our time together I was able to reduce my wardrobe by about half!
Using storage devices I already had, Christie also re-arranged my workout clothes on to one shelf. They were no longer scattered in various places around my wardrobe, but were arranged neatly and easy to access.
After my session, simply walking into my wardrobe has been a joy! I could clearly see what items I own, and I feel a rejuvenated sense of excitement for my clothes as each piece is something that I love. I continue to feel joy and excitement each time I get dressed as I know that every item is getting the wear it deserves, and is a true reflection of who I am.
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, 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 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.
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.