Blog a Job! 2011, Part 2 – Meet Jutz!

Meet My Brave Client, Jutz……..

and her very unorganized, chaotic, super fun, soon to be organized, space!!

Jutz has graciously agreed to allow me to “blog” her first experience working with a professional organizer. I thought it might be eye-opening for you to see how the process plays out through an actual job. I would like to say this is a typical job, but in my line of work, there truly is no typical! Each job is different, because each client is different, with distinct personalities, styles, and organizing needs.

Jutz is a small business owner, a wife, a Mom of two busy children, a friend, a finder of lost treasures, and an artist of all things.  Asked to describe herself in one word, she responded, “colorful”. Even in the midst of her disorganized studio space, her colorful, creative style shines through. She works from her studio within her home, which houses her business, JCM Studio of Decorative Arts . JCM Studio of Decorative Arts provides Decorative Painting and Faux Finishing. This creative, inventive, and inspired studio space will be the focus of our organizing work and the 2011 Blog A Job!.

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Before The Work Begins......

Jutz does custom decorative wall finishes and concrete overlay systems, murals, tromp-loi, textures and more. As you can imagine, this is not neat and tidy work! On top of that, she does not tend to be a neat and tidy girl! She is a super fun and creative soul. Her mind tends to be on 10 things at once, and she is artistic and innovative. As you might imagine, organization does not top her list of strengths. So, my goal is not just to organize her studio space. My goal is three-fold. First of all, I will strive to organize her space in a way that makes sense to her. Secondly, I will attempt to teach her organizing skills, tips and tricks along the way, so that she can, easily and naturally, maintain the organizing systems in place. Yes, organizing is a learned skill! Finally, we will strive to create a space where she is comfortable and where her creativity can flourish. It may not look neat and tidy, in the end. And that is not the goal. The goal is for her space to work efficiently. For her systems to hum along effortlessly, so that she can focus on what she is so good at and passionate about. And remember Julia Morgenstern’s excellent definition of organizing

the process by which we create environments that enable us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want to. When we are organized, our homes, offices, and schedules reflect and encourage who we are, what we want, and where we are going.

We certainly want to encourage Jutz in her artistic, creative and fun ventures!

Come On Along! This is going to be a fun job!

Cheryl

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2 Responses to “Blog a Job! 2011, Part 2 – Meet Jutz!”


  1. 1 Rebecca February 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I am so excited to see this unfold! I know what wonderful work Cheryl does for a messy creative space…she helped me in 2009! I love the bones of Jutz’s space…it will be beautiful!!


  1. 1 Blog A Job! 2011 Part 3, The In-Home Consultation « In Order for Life Trackback on February 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

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