I'm one of those strange folks who relishes tidying up, de-cluttering, organizing--whatever you like to call the process of turning a confusing mess into a peaceful space. It puts me in the "zone" of focused thought and I can, for an hour or two, carve order out of chaos. It's so mentally consuming that I usually have to take a nap afterward!
Our training in ergonomics, work simplification and task analysis make us OTs ideal candidates for helping our friends and family with streamlining their living spaces. People ask me how I learned to do it; I learned it from working in schools, clinics, home health and by reading organizing books for the last twenty-five years. My current favorite system is described by Marie Kondo in her two books (read the first one first!)
Here's a little essay I wrote for friends about some recent experiences helping a family prepare their home for sale as they face the prospect of downsizing. Hope it inspires a whole new "occupation" for you:
|Lots of vintage stuff from the 60/s, 70's and 80's.|