Now where did I put that thing?

Live With Less downsize empty nest

M and her husband are empty-nesters. Two years ago, they sold their home of 15 years and moved into a similar-sized home, but with less storage and fewer closets. M tried for two years to organize her new house, but found herself frustrated and anxious because often she couldn’t find what she was looking for. When she called me, she was at her wit’s end. 

M is not alone. According to a recent study, the average American spends 55 minutes every day, which is roughly 12 weeks a year, looking for things they know they own, but can’t find. 

As M and I worked together, she was thrilled to discover items she didn’t remember she had, and her anxiety and frustration began to subside when we created systems and processes to retrain her brain and develop new habits.

Now M is much less frazzled, and she can find her stapler at a moment’s notice. 

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