Hygge (Hoo-ga) is the Danish way of life that describes how to make your home and life more meaningful. It resonates with me so much that I use the hygge philosophy as my guide to help organize my client's home to feel calm and pleasing. I do this by asking "is this sending you positive or negative energy?" For example:
Positive Energy: I love taking care of this. I feel so comfortable and beautiful in this. The memories or meaning this holds is worth the effort I put into dusting or using it.
Negative Energy: Why aren't you wearing me yet, you said you'd lose weight? Why is the tag still on me, you didn't really want me, why did you waste your money? You never dust me. You don't use me!
Negative energy from your things can cause stress, feelings of inadequacy, shame, guilt and overwhelm. Get them out of your house! Invite only the positive energy things to stay so you can feel love, joy and peace with yourself and everything in your home.
Hygge is finding, creating and enjoying comfort in your home and life. The idea I want to help you implement is when you walk into any room of your home, you should feel stress-free and in control of your environment. I want to help you enjoy your home in the present by finding the balance between having things and things having you. Do you control your home or does your home control you? Hygge is the happiness and joy that comes from knowing that your life and your things have purpose.
Organizing is one of my greatest natural strengths. I grew up helping my parents with their businesses, took on leadership roles in school, and was a working mom while attending college. The need to have an organized home, while having a busy life, was integral to me being able to fulfill all the things needing to be done. Lucky for me, organizing brings me joy!
I thrive on creating order out of chaos and of seeing people find comfort and appreciation for their home. I do that by establishing functional, maintainable organizing systems based on realistic, individual needs. Every home and space functions in unique ways, there is no cookie cutter answer. I will help make your home work and feel your way.
I began organizing professionally in 2016 and joined the Utah Professional Organizers. I was a member of the board for 2 years and attended monthly training meetings. In 2018 I joined an organizing company and through hands-on experience I became their top lead organizer for team and individual projects.
When I'm not organizing, I enjoy hiking, camping, mysteries, embroidery, and movies. My most favorite thing to do in life is travel. I have been married 20 years and have 2 teenage sons.
Choose an area. Pull everything out and sort by category. Keep, toss, donate. Find a home for what's staying, contain
Organize first then pack each room with labels. Create systems while unpacking making sure it makes sense & will function.
It can be hard to let go! Find a donation center that specializes in your item(s) so they will be used & loved the way you would want them to be.
Box up & label any excess, keep out only the essentials. Clear the counters, thin out closets & tidy all areas of your home.
Furniture & decor placement set the tone for how a room feels. Experiment with rearranging to give the
room new energy.
Functional systems don't mean they will last forever, life situations change. Reassessing trouble areas & scheduling consistent touch-ups will help.