How does your clutter make you feel?

You want so badly to get organized. To host book club this month. To have family celebrations at your home. To open the garage door without feeling like the whole street is judging you.

“Every time the doorbell rings or my friends want to come over, I feel that lurch in the pit of my stomach. I just dread what they’re thinking about the way my house looks.”  — Margaret B., Broomfield

But there’s stuff everywhere and you don’t know where to begin. You start to doubt yourself — you kept all this stuff for a reason, perhaps you should still hold onto it. Maybe it’s just a matter of putting it in the right containers. You start cramming things in plastic totes again, convinced that you’re doomed to live forever in confusion and chaos.


Lucy Kelly, Professional Organizer: compassionate, creative, completely nonjudgmental

I can help you create the welcoming home you’re dreaming of. I’ll break the whole process of decluttering and organizing down into manageable parts so you won’t get overwhelmed. Together, we’ll create an organized, stress-free home you’ll be proud to have anyone see.

“I especially appreciated how Lucy did not judge or make us embarrassed about anything. It was really a pleasure to organize, something I would have thought impossible before!” Sarah C., Boulder

When you’re overwhelmed, it’s easier to put things off for another day. “The cupboards are crammed so full I can’t find anything. I’ll get groceries tomorrow.” Let’s just eat out. Again. 

It’s how we try to cope when things are a mess and we don’t know where to start

I’ll help you find what you love, want and need and let the rest go.

Clutter is expensive

Clients tell me they save astonishing amounts of money now they’re not buying duplicates of things they can’t find, shopping as a distraction from the mess, or paying for storage.

If you have a storage unit (maybe you have more than one?) in Boulder County or Longmont, you’ll pay at least $250 a month to warehouse your stuff. That’s $3,000 a year. $15,000 for five years. And all you get for that price is to avoid making decisions about your stuff. I can help you figure out what can go, what you still need and where we’re going to put it all.

Call Lucy Kelly at (720) 526-2114 or email to schedule your free 30 minute in-home consultation

Pricing: $250 per 3 hour session.  Choose three sessions for $695 and save $55.

Regular sessions will give you the structure and expert guidance you need to accomplish your goals. Three hours is just the right amount of time to see progress without getting burnt out. Watch your momentum grow as we conquer the clutter!

Joyful Surroundings LLC’s guarantee: By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to find anything you own within five minutes, including paperwork.

Shouldn’t I be able to do this myself?

Not all of us were taught how to organize. If you grew up in a cluttered home, you may be frustrated by how messy your home is but unable to fix it. All the books, blog posts and magazine articles in the world won’t help if you learn by doing rather than reading. Hands-on organizing will teach you how to declutter and organize in a way that works for you and you won’t look back.

If organizing doesn’t come naturally to you and your instinct is to hold onto things, it may feel as if you’re doomed to live like this forever. You need someone who knows how to keep you on task and motivated, who can move you from chaos to order. I’d be honored to work with you to make that happen.

Call Lucy Kelly at (720) 526-2114 or email to schedule your free 30 minute in-home consultation

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Decluttering columnist for the Longmont Times-Call

Decluttering and organizing services in Arvada, Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Marshall, Niwot, Superior & Westminster, Colorado.