Keep a bin, basket or box in a child's closet and one by the front door. As things become too small for the child, place them in the box if they will become hand-me-downs for the next child. When full, toss the clothes in a quality plastic kitchen garbage bag, mark what size and season and toss in the attic. They'll be fine for 3 years, I've tested it! If they are to be donated or consigned, place them in the basket by the front door. When the basket is full, put it in your car and make a trip to your favorite charity.
In Cajun, lagniappe means "a little something extra or an
In Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain called lagniappe
"a word worth travelling to New Orleans to get."
I decided to use this as my business name,
because I believe in extra-special touches. Unfortunately,
many people's lives are so complicated, so burdened, they
can barely make it through the day, let alone have time to
do something special for a spouse, child, or friend. I
believe life shouldn't be so overwhelming. That's why I love
being a professional organizer-I help people clear the
decks, uncomplicate their lives, and make room for a little
Meet Professional Organizer & Clutter Relief Specialist Ingrid Timbs
How can I help you?
I'd like to share a story. A client asked me to help clear
out her bursting-at-the-seams garage. For years, she and her
husband had talked about doing this. After he tragically
passed away, she needed to get it done. It was beyond
overwhelming. She realized she couldn't do it alone.
Together, we evaluated every item and decided whether to
donate, toss, or store it. We worked hard and had fun.
Finally, we finished. We were elated! We stood in the
driveway-hugging and crying.
I'm passionate about my business-this is what I live for!
As with all my clients, this woman isn't lazy, incapable, or
flawed. Having an out-of-control area is common, especially
with any life change. I know how painful, burdensome, and
embarrassing this can be. In fact, I struggled to learn how
to reorganize my house after my children were born-I had to
dig out of my own mess. I figured out new systems,
discovered I was creative, and learned that it's ok to
"break the rules."
Now I share the joy of accomplishment, relief, and freedom
with my clients when we're finished. This is where my
passion comes from-I know I help them and make a difference.
Do you have an out-of-control area?
As the Clutter Relief Specialist for my company, Lagniappe
Professional Organizers, I know I can help you. Together,
we'll set a goal and create a plan of attack. I promise to
be patient, supportive, and nonjudgmental. Plus, I'll honor
your memories and memorabilia; after all, they're part of
After we tackle your project, I'll help you turn your
lifelong habits into systems that work for you, so you can
get organized and stay organized.
Let's start soon. I truly believe that being organized will help you create time and space in your day to meet your life's goals.
- Member, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
- National Volunteer for NAPO
- Member, National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization
- Member, Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Faithful Organizers
I have received the following certificates from the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. This not-for-profit organization provides education and training to professional organizers and related professionals who specialize in working with the chronically disorganized:
- Certificate of Study in Basic Physical Conditions and Challenges affecting the CD Client October 2008
- Level III Certified Professional Organizer Ð Chronic Disorganization September 2007
- ADD Specialist, May 2006 (Level II)
- Certificate of Study in CD Client Administration, June 2006
- Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of Elderly CD Clients, June 2006
- Chronic Disorganization Specialist, September 2005 (Level II)
- Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client, September 2005
- Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization, April 2004
Click to view certificates on www.nsgcd.org
Make your life easier!
Please contact me today-
I'd love to help you.