The traditional first step in getting organized has generally been, to pull out all the stuff, then sort out the keepers, maybe’s and discard. Yet, when we do just this, we are going about it only on the surface level. We are really just moving the stuff around. Perhaps we believe we are sorting the chaff from the wheat, but I don’t think we are going about it in a truly productive way.
To be really effective, we first need to think about how the client defines their residential life, in terms of desired activities, occupants, hobbies, and entertaining. This makes the beginning of a plan, in fact a true blue print for living effectively in the home. This is, in fact, functional living.
Some questions we need to ask our residential clients are:
- What type of life do you want to have in this house?
- Who is planning on living in this house for the next 3 years?
What do you think?