POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:25pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:26pm
TYLER — Martha Dunlap is a professional organizer in Tyler. The name of her business is 'Divide and Conquer' and she says that's exactly how she likes to approach organizing.
"Many times people say, 'Oh I'm gonna lose 25 pounds this month, well it's not going to happen most likely. But if you divide it into segments, do a little bit at a time, then you're going to conquer that goal," Dunlap said.
East Texan April Mahfood says organizing wasn't really one of her resolutions, but she feels she does need to do it.
"Yes I do, with all the new toys and gifts and books that have come in to our 4 child home, we definitely could get it all together -- a little more organized," Mahfood said.
Like many, Mahfood says being disorganized just adds stress to her life.
"It does and it makes me feel like there's probably a lot that I could get rid of and maybe give to others that maybe need it more than we do," Mahfood said.
"So much of the time, we've gotten through the Christmas things with extras and so that's a real good time to get rid of some things that we're not using! We wear 20% of our clothes, 80% of the time," Dunlap said.
After the clutter is gone, that's where organization comes into play -- and Dunlap says -- she's there if you need her.