We are so excited to feature Andrea Gagliano, the organization queen behind Ace of Space Organization as our guest blogger and Sunday Spotlight! She is a sunny and shining example of being a #momboss and doing it in the most organized way possible!
Hi! I’m Andrea Gagliano and I believe I was put on this earth to help folks change their lives one household at a time through organization and organizational design. I’m not organized by nature which gives me a unique perspective and ability to understand both sides of the coin. I know how hard it is to have a chaotic home and I truly “get” the incredible value of a proper organizational system!
What’s one of the most aggravating first world problems that exists? NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND YOUR KEYS. Or anything along those lines of course. The frustration includes but is CERTAINLY not limited to your child’s gymnastics leotard before a meet, matching socks, your most expensive piece of jewelry, your son’s backpack, the list never ends. This incredibly annoying circumstance can be avoided 98% of the time with a proper system in place. I leave a 2% error of margin because, well, you know… life.
I was reminded of this the other morning when I was getting ready to leave my house at 5:30am, everyone else was sleeping and I was scolding myself for not having yet perfected every system in my house. As I mentally berated myself, I was navigating my way from my kitchen to my master closet in the dark, while my husband slept, to grab my white blazer. Once I completed this trip, it dawned on me that while not perfect, my systems were pretty darn good because I didn’t even need a light to find one particular piece of clothing in my closet in the dark! This aha moment was followed with a mental pat on the back.
Organization is not about perfection. Yes that is always the goal. But as my favorite organizing guru, Mika Perry touts, “Organization is about Preparedness. Not Perfection”.
Organization is at one time both an art form and a lifestyle. It’s about making your life easier and simpler, allowing yourself more time for the things that truly matter. It’s not about creating a fastidious and control freak environment. Messes happen, proper organizational systems making clean up a breeze, which in turn makes the mess making even more fun.
My team and I begin our process by coming into a home and assessing its needs, the needs of our potential client and their aesthetic preferences. Once this has been analyzed, a quote is sent. Upon acceptance, we begin the communication process with our client of their “containment” budget (bins, dividers, hangers etc.) and we do all of the shopping and returns for them so they need bother themselves with nothing besides containing their excitement for our day of arrival in their home!
I have created a team that puts positive energy and customer service first above all. We separate ourselves from others by our complete lack of judgement. We have all had a time in our lives where things were messy, physically, emotionally, etc. and we understand that every household is experiencing different things at different times. We are not here to judge, we’re HERE TO HELP!
We come into our clients’ homes energized to enable them to assess their possessions and once done, we remove anything that is unwanted as long as it will fit into our vehicles.
Let me note this process can be done with my clients on or off site, when time simply doesn’t allow it. We’ve certainly created our share of HGTV-like moments for our clients where they go to work with their playroom, for example, a disaster and they return home to a functional, attractive and organized space.
When our client is present we indicate clearly for them where we will keep trash/recycle, donate and consignment. We aid them in this process of decluttering, assessing and inventorying their possessions. External motivation helps everyone determine what they do and don’t need or love.
From here we begin the best and most exciting part which is to put the puzzle back together!! This is where having a professional is just absolutely the best option. We know how to best utilize a space and make it beautiful, customized and functional to their particular needs.
Our company is filled with folks who love what they do and love to bring our positive energy into others’ homes. Please call us for a personal transformation for your space and ultimately your lifestyle, today!