Dust Off the Welcome Mat: Organize for Entertaining (YouTube Video)
The urge to offer hospitality is a fundamental human desire. We have a deep need to open our homes and our lives to family, friends, and acquaintances. The heart of successful entertaining is providing a comfortable and welcoming space within your capabilities, your budget and the present state of your home. But clutter-impaired people often let embarrassment, fear of judgment, and the physical condition of their homes stand in the way of the fun and fulfillment of entertaining.
At the July 2017 meeting of the Houston Clutter Coaching Meetup Group, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy, talked about comfort levels, entertaining styles, and what our guests want and need from us. She suggested ways to reconcile the conflicting emotions to start entertaining now, even if our spaces are still works in progress.
Owner, The Clutter Fairy
Certified Professional Organizer®
Member, National Association of Professional Organizers