It occurred to me recently that those of you out there still working on that Christmas list may like to know that I do gift certificates. If you have a friend or family member who might enjoy their space rearranged or reorganized and prettied up, I am available for $30/hour. I consult via email free of charge before tackling a project. That crazy and exciting New Year, when suddenly everyone feels the overwhelming urge to purge and organize is fast approaching!!
Okay. Now, suggesting myself as a gift feels a bit scary to me. You know...it just feels weird to put yourself out there like that. So, I decided that we should talk about RISK as a closer to this advertisement.
There are not many things you can tackle in the decorating and organizing realm that cannot be undone. So many people are afraid to even move their living room around. Paint can be covered over guys! If you don't want holes in your walls, tape up paper before you hang. Measure everything. But there comes a time when you just gotta DO IT.
My friend Kristin and I recently decided that her living room would feel so much more spacious if we moved her huge leather chair to her bedroom...upstairs. Now normally we'd call on a handy hubby but there were none available so, we risked it.
And yes...there is the chair. Stuck. Midway up we had to stop and remove the legs.
But after a lot of pushing and shoving and laughing, ta-da! It made it to the destination and looks lovely.
And if it hadn't fit up the stairs or looked good, well, we would have moved it back! Yes...it would have taken time but so what? At least we would have known and could then move on to a different plan.
So what have you been thinking of doing that you just keep putting off cause it feels a little risky? My risk today was to advertise myself.