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Organizing and Chronic Illness

Organizing can be challenging for family members with chronic illnesses due to the unpredictable nature of their symptoms, and the physical and mental energy limitations.

A Professional Organizer can help facilitate the management of your household and ease the burden of unending tasks. Together, you can identify and prioritize tasks and create a plan.

Break tasks into smaller steps: If a task seems too overwhelming, break it down into smaller, more manageable steps. This can help prevent feelings of overwhelm and make it easier to stay on track.

  1. Use a planner or digital tools: Utilize a planner or digital tools to keep track of appointments, deadlines, and important dates. Set reminders to help ensure that nothing is forgotten.
  2. Create routines: Establishing routines can help make organizing more manageable. For example, setting aside a specific time each day for organizing can help create a sense of structure and make it easier to stay on top of tasks.
  3. Ask for help: Don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. Friends, family, or a professional organizer can provide valuable support and assistance in getting organized.
  4. Be flexible: Chronic illness can be unpredictable, so be prepared to adapt and adjust plans as needed. Don’t be too hard on yourself if things don’t go according to plan.

As a Professional Organizer, I offer a ‘maintenance schedule’, coming back to your home on a regular basis to maintain the systems that you have put in place. This schedule can help relieve the burden of constant tasks when your energy level is low.

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