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Sponsor A Space: Overwhelm→Organized

This image is not what you think . . .

This clutter is from overwhelm and unfortunate life circumstances,
NOT a disorganized person.


We have the privilege of working with some incredible, resilient people for our Sponsor A Space Projects.

Sharing their stories help us all help more neighbors get the help they need.


This family had to move under stressful and rushed circumstances.

This mom hit the ground running by:

  • continuing to provide for her girls
  • getting them to and from school
  • starting a new job
  • moving into a new community

And there just wasn’t enough hours to get the house in order.

We made a plan for tackling the mountains of jumbled belongings, and dove right in.

How did we do it?

We’ll walk you through our 3 Easy Steps to tackle clutter + how we transformed this space.

Then we’ll share the best part of the story!

First Step: SORT

We worked together to sort items and decide what would be kept.

  1. Grouped similar items: art supplies, sentimental items, important papers, toys, etc.
  2. Decluttered: Tossed trash and donated kid items no longer needed.
  3. Relocated items to the room where they’d be stored.

Second Step: STORE

We decided on specific categories and made designated spots for items. 

We gave all items a ‘home’ by:

  1. Adding storage shelves.
  2. Grouping categories into bins.
  3. Arranging bins for the best daily flow.

Third Step: SYSTEMIZE!

We “locked in” the organization with simple systems to make maintaining organization easy.

  1. Added labels to bins and drawers. (The youngest kid couldn’t read, so we added a picture.)
  2. Implemented daily habits to return items in their homes.


Check out the reveal!

The Best Part?

Not only was our client excellent at sorting and making decisions, she had *already started* some organization systems in her home before we arrived!

She had:

  • A shoe rack by the front door.
    Her young girls already knew to leave their shoes by the front door. And when the younger kid forgot, the older girl was happy to help remind her. 🙂
  • Dresser drawer categories.
    Everyone’s dresser had designated spots for socks, pants, shorts, underwear, to make getting dressed in the morning easier. 
  • Outdoor activity closet.
    One closet was designated for supplies for outdoor activities as the family loves enjoying the Colorado outdoors. 

Under all this clutter and chaos, is an organized person that just needed some extra hands to help her get her house in order!

She’s very much like many of us.
She only needed a bit of help!

No one should have to struggle through this emotional clutter on their own. 

If you know of someone who could use this kind of extra support, Sponsor A Space is accepting new candidates for our community program. All services are free to the recipient.

“What is Sponsor A Space?”

Sponsor A Space is a community-sponsored nonprofit empowering lives through needs-based organizing sessions, led by a team of professional organizers from Joyful Spaces. 


Sponsor A Space provides practical relief for those in our Colorado Springs community who need it most.

These projects are only possible through your support!

Become a donor today at:
Even $20 makes a difference!

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At Joyful Spaces, we provide low-stress organizing sessions in Colorado Springs to help you conquer your clutter, and transform your space to make it creatively efficient, so you can get back to what you actually love!

We know that you want to be an organized person who has it all together.
In order to do that, you need less stress from mess.

The problem is — you're surrounded by clutter, which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe that getting your space organized shouldn't be so hard.

You shouldn't have to do it alone either!

October 30, 2023

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