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Clear the Clutter & Gain Control for Good!
Organizing Tip of the Day
Don't do what your mother taught you. For example, guest-room linens don't have to go in the hall closet. Move items you rarely use to another part of the house. (Just don't tell mom!)
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"Organizing seems trivial and unimportant, but it can support your deeper purpose in life. Understanding this connection is vital, otherwise you'll get organized sporadically with little impact or it will become another 'should' and you probably won't do it at all."
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From It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys


Organizing Tips and Interviews for the Media from Professional Organizer Ingrid Timbs

Members of the media can contact Ingrid Timbs, Lagniappe Professional Organizers, for quotes or interviews on the following topics:

  • 10 ways to clear the clutter and gain control
  • How do you clear out a stuffed-to-the-rafters garage? It doesn't take an army-just a solid plan of attack
  • How organization helps you create time and space in your day to meet your life's goals
  • True organization is a two-step approach: clear the clutter, then create systems to stay organized
  • Memories and memorabilia: How to help someone sort the belongings of a loved one who passed away
  • Patience is a virtue: Help a chronically disorganized person get organized by being patient and nonjudgmental
  • Embracing their empty nest: After the kids fly off to college, many women are ready to launch their lives in new directions-but first they need to reclaim the kids' rooms

Contact Ingrid Timbs for photos and to schedule an interview.

Print News
Previous published articles on clutter relief specialist Ingrid Timbs.

March 22, 2008:
Desk clutter no problem with spring-cleaning plan
Printed in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

August 05, 2006:
Desk Duty
Banish clutter and embrace organization to make the most of your desk space
Printed in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

About Ingrid Timbs

At a young age, Ingrid Timbs' father gave her a huge, difficult task: sort a 60-pound box of assorted nails. As he placed the box before her, she knew the meaning of having an overwhelming task. As an adult, she married, had two kids, and faced another daunting task: how to get organized in the constant battle against clutter.

After years of "combat," Timbs learned how to get-and stay-organized. She discovered creative solutions and prides herself on breaking the rules. "Don't do everything your mother taught you," Timbs admonishes. "For example, you don't have to use a bookcase for books or a foyer closet for coats. You can dedicate those useful spaces to something else."

Self proclaimed Clutter Relief Specialist and owner of Lagniappe Professional Organizers, Timbs is the most experienced professional organizer in Volusia County, Florida. She helps people move forward with the next stage of their lives by helping them first shed the burden of that garage, office, desk, kitchen, or closet that's monstrously out of control.

"I'm passionate about helping people get organized and get their lives back on track," Timbs says. "I love to work one-on-one with a client in a supportive, nonjudgmental manner, and we tackle that tough project together."

Timbs notes that many of her clients are ready to spring into a new phase of their lives, but a large, difficult organizational project weighs them down. Or a stuffed-to-the-rafters garage feels like a burden. Or clients face significant emotional pain when sorting loved ones' belongings after they've passed away.

"People often feel incapable, scared, or embarrassed about a particular mess or challenging organizational project," Timbs notes. "But it's a fact: some projects are frustrating, emotionally exhausting, and simply overwhelming. For these projects, people need help simplifying, organizing, and winning their own personal battle against clutter."

Cutting through the clutter is the just first step. Timbs then discusses with her clients the lifelong habits and beliefs that contributed to their disorganization. She helps them set up systems according to their personalities to stay organized.

"I truly believe organization is much deeper than clearing off your desk or de-cluttering your kitchen," Timbs says. "Being organized helps you be more confident, reliable, and creative. Organization helps you create time and space in your day to meet your life's goals."

Ingrid Timbs is a member of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, member of the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a National Volunteer for the National Association of Professional Organizers.

She has 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:

  • ADD Specialist, May 2006 (Level II)
  • Chronic Disorganization Specialist, September 2005 (Level II)
  • Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization, April 2004
  • Certificate of Study in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client, September 2005
  • Certificate of Study in CD Client Administration, June 2006
  • Certificate of Study in Understanding the Needs of Elderly CD Clients, June 2006
  • Actively enrolled in the Level III Certification Program, expected completion date of Fall 2007