Do you feel overwhelmed by certain areas of your home? Have you ever wished that somebody could tell you how to organize your stuff? Well, I have fantastic news for you—I’m now offering personalized organizational tips at absolutely NO COST!
After you submit your mess, I’ll reply with encouragement and specific action steps you can take to successfully organize your space!
Plus, if you complete the Tidy Up challenge and submit before and after photos, your space might be featured on my blog so you can help inspire others!
How to Submit Your Mess
E-mail your organizational questions along with photos of your mess to Davonne@DavonneParks.com.
To submit your request, I’ll need these things from you:
- Your name
- Your e-mail address (which will only be used for the Tidy Up challenge and will not be shared with any other party)
- Your organization or declutter questions
- Family-friendly photos of one area you’d like help with
- Permission to post your photos and questions on my blog (these can be posted anonymously if you prefer)
NOTE: While I plan to answer each request, response times vary based on volume of requests. High-quality photos and thought-out, well-written questions will have a better chance of being featured on this blog! You can see a submission and individualized response here.
How to Share Your Success
I’d love to know if you tidy up, so please e-mail your photos and success story to Davonne@DavonneParks.com!
To share your success, I’ll need these things from you:
- Your name
- Your success story! How did you organize or declutter the area with the tips I offered?
- After photos
- Permission to post your photos and success story on my blog (only if you’d like for your story to be featured)
Why I’m offering this service for free
While I love to keep an organized home, it hasn’t always been that way. My house used to be a continual state of chaos and I regularly felt like I was drowning in clutter.
I’ll never forget the night I realized I had to change.
Deep down I knew I had a knack for organizing, so in spite of the chaotic state of my own house, I’d spent the day at a new friend’s house helping her prepare for company. In one day we unpacked and decluttered her entire main level.
My husband had stopped by her house to join us for dinner on his way home from work. Afterward, I followed him home. When we walked in the door, his entire demeanor changed. His face dropped and his shoulders slumped. He didn’t utter a sound as he looked around our disheveled kitchen. My eyes followed his and my heart sank. In my desire to help someone else, I had completely neglected my own home and my family’s needs. Never again, I told myself. Never again will I help someone else clean while my own home and family’s needs are being neglected.
Going from chaos to clutter free has been a long, difficult journey for me. I’ve had to reevaluate my possessions, my heart, and how I spend my time. I’ve had to learn how to see things as just things. I’ve needed to push through and declutter even when I was tired. There have been many times when I wanted to give up. But I didn’t.
I knew that drowning in clutter was keeping me from doing more important things. I rarely opened my home to visitors because it felt like too much work. I was almost always late because I couldn’t find things like shoes, keys, and clean outfits. And for awhile, I couldn’t spend much time serving others because so much of my time was just spent putting out clutter-fires.
I never dreamed that God had plans to use my mess for His glory (Romans 8:28). The discouraging days, the embarrassment at unexpected company, the guilt I felt for letting my family down, the times we couldn’t walk across a room in the dark because we never knew what we’d step on—there was beauty in those ashes. Part of the beauty is that I know and I understand. I know your heartache. I understand that letting go of your things is tough. But you know what else I know? I know that you don’t always have to live this way. You can be free.