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The Back Story: Creating Shelf Life Headquarters

Growing Shelf Life is a job that seems to never end, and truth be told I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is special for me when I get to play the client and organizer in my own home. Practicing what you preach is always challenging even when you are doing something you are not just good at but you love. When I am working in my own home I like to take chances and try new ways to improve the functionality of my home and the business that I run from my home (I don’t know if you can tell by now, but I love a 2 for ANYTHING…LOL). The recent lull in client appointments and social events due to COVID-19 has allowed me opportunities to not only revamp my business, but to start checking boxes that have been on my to-do list FOREVER!


I have been in business for a little over a year at the time of this blog. Anyone who is in any type of business knows just how important social media is to the success of a business. So I am going to shamefully admit that I was a complete slacker at social media and completely neglected the blog that I started a year prior after I designed my website. A few weeks before my one year anniversary, I wrote out a list of goals I wanted to achieve my second year in business. Chief among them was to create a bigger social media presence for Shelf Life by providing more free content, advice, and motivation to anyone with aspirations of living a more organized life.


providing more free content, advice, and motivation to anyone with aspirations of living a more organized life. -Shelf Life

Living in a one-bedroom apartment with my loving boyfriend Darius and our adorable cat-baby Doughnut makes square footage something to be thoughtfully considered in all changes to living arrangements. I firmly believed that I needed a designated place to work in my business. The living room wasn’t an option since my boyfriend is an avid video game player and can often be found with his nose pressed against our 65-inch television and yelling at his gamer friends online. Bedroom was also a no-go because that is my place of rest, and I will continue to respect that fact. So the only place left was the kitchen. In the kitchen there was a large round kitchen table and four chairs where we have never eaten a single meal together let alone 2 other people (we prefer our meals in front of our TV…LOL).This kitchen set was a gift from my mom which served 2 functions: a place for the cat to sleep and a place that constantly had to cleared of mail and other random items placed there in a rush in and out of the house. So without any objections from Darius or Doughnut the table was moved to our storage in the basement and Shelf Life Headquarters was underway!



My biggest take away from this project is that you will not miss things that do not serve you. Not even something that some would consider a must-have like a kitchen set. Be strong and choose those things that further your goals and let go of the things that are just taking up space. Just to clarify I would have gladly put that table on the curb if I had no basement for storage, but I don’t encourage waste if there is adequate storage for an item that can be used at a later time. Take your goals and aspirations into account when taking on an organizing project. They matter! They should be the driving force behind your decisions on what stays and goes. Embrace the vision you have for how you want to live and don’t stop until you have created a space to make that vision a reality.

Be strong and choose those things that further your goals and let go of the things that are just taking up space.








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