Title: Getting Your House, and Your Life, in Order

Word Count: about 900 words

Abstract:

In the maddening spiral of “never enough time”, our homes can become cluttered, leaving us feeling unhappy in a space that should nourish our souls and offer retreat from the world. Find out how to get your house, and your life, in order.

Excerpt:

Pearl Buck once said, “Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” When we live among chaos, rather than order, it is impossible to see the beauty in our lives.

Our homes are the truest reflection of who we are. Yet, in the maddening spiral of “never enough time”, our homes can become cluttered, leaving us feeling unhappy in a space that should nourish our souls and offer retreat from the world.

Geni Conant struggled with this common issue in her home, where she has the added complexity of combining home with a home-based business. She often has clients in her home for consultations. But she was concerned about the message the condition of her home and home office might send her clients.

“When our homes are a mess, I don’t necessarily think it means our lives are a mess,” says Conant, “but it definitely stops us from moving forward in our lives. It saps our energy.”

While her business boomed, on the homefront, “Things just kept piling up. It got overwhelming and I felt stuck.” And, as often happens with home-based offices, the boundaries between work and home became blurred . . .