Part of Simplicity’s mission is to serve the Charlotte community with our gift of organization. A few months ago at the ChariTea fundraiser event for the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Sharon Bremer mentioned that she really needed our services. When asked what area of her home needed our services the most, she quickly said her garage. Sharon had just wrapped up her final treatment of chemotherapy, so we decided there was no better gift to her family than the gift of organization. Soon after, we informed Sharon that our company would be coming to work alongside of her and help her organize her garage. To understand more about our process, we asked Sharon to share about her experience working with Simplicity…
What was your reaction when Simplicity told you they were volunteering to organize your garage?
I was overwhelmed with joy and SO surprised. It is something I have been wanting to do for years.
Describe your garage prior to Simplicity arriving.
Disheveled. We have been stockpiling items for about 9 years including kids toys, camping gear, paint, old files, photos, etc…
What feelings did you have when you came home to a driveway full of your stuff? I could not believe that all of that “stuff” had been in our garage for so long. I am not sure where we hid it all.
What was the process like having Simplicity work alongside of you?
Simplicity made it easy. When I came home everything was laid out in our driveway. All I had to do was go through each pile and say keep, throw out, or donate. Then they organized by section (sports, entertainment, camping, holiday, etc…) A few hours later the sweetest man, Vincent McCullough, with Trinity Painters, took our old paint to recycle and Junkluggers took the rest to donate and trash. Simplicity lined up all the vendors and it was so such a relief to have it all completed in one day.
How long do you think it would have taken you to organize your garage on your own?
Well, with the help of Simplicity, it took 16 hours to organize the garage. I don’t think I would ever organized like that. I think I would have given up after 2 days of going through old stuff. It is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining, so to have a motivated and experienced team-made the entire process easy.
How has this experience impacted you and your family?
My kids are actually keeping their toys and sports equipment organized. Before they would throw it anywhere. Now everything has its place which saves SO much time when heading to the ball field. Now when I go into the garage I feel at peace whereas before I felt anxious from all of the chaos. Having Simplicity organize our garage has made us realize the importance of organizing other rooms in the house to free up all the clutter.