Welcome to Harmony Organizing Heart and Home!
Welcome to Harmony Organizing Heart and Home! My name is Debbie Durrance and I am so excited you are here!
A Little About Me
I am a wife, mother and blogger living in sunny Florida with a passion for helping others realize the life-changing effects of letting go of physical, mental, and emotional clutter.
I was born in northern California and moved to Colorado in my teens. After many years of dealing with cold weather I packed up and moved to this beautiful, hot, humid place called southern Florida to experience alligators and turtles and southerners! It was a whole new culture for me where people speak with a drawl, say they are fixin to do something, park cars on the lawn, are obsessed with sweet tea, raise cows and love to hunt! Oh, and did I mention the bugs? We have a few of them here. This way of life was very different than I was used to but I loved it (not the bugs) and I have done my best to fit in to the southern way of doing things.
I have enjoyed working in three fields in my career: Interior Design, Office Management and Human Resources. In 2009 I went back to school to earn a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. My interest in blogging about clutter, organization, home and life started a few years ago as the result of a personal experience.
Why I HAD to get organized
My breakthrough story in organizing began when I realized I wasn’t living the life I wanted to live. I was unhappy, often late, irritable, scattered and tired. I felt like I was slumping into depression to avoid having to feel out of control.
My house was cluttered, messy and stressful and I was to blame.
I held onto everything and felt like I could always find a use for things even if it didn’t have a use right then. And if it was sentimental – oh, forget about it! How could I possibly let that go?! Clutter had taken over our house and had even overflowed into a storage unit. All of it was making me miserable and I had to do something about it.
So I did what most of us would do – I jumped in feet first and started organizing. How hard could it be? When I was done I had removed a few things here and there for donation or trash but it was clear that just organizing wasn’t working.
The more I dug in to everything that had been stashed away, the deeper in clutter I became. It was completely overwhelming and I was literally drowning in clutter. I needed to find some answers.
For the next 2 1/2 years I read over fifty books and listened to several lectures to help me learn the dynamics of clutter and the intense emotional response it creates in us. I also studied organization, efficient use of space, hoarding, minimalism and time management.
I am happy to say that I did dig out of my clutter and learned to let many things go that were not as important to me as I thought they were. Now I help others create positive changes in their lives and help them create the environment they have been wanting. I look forward to helping you with your journey!
This website is for women who want:
- Positive changes
- Less clutter in home and life
- An organized and functional home
- More control of time and life
- Better marriage and home life
You can create a place to relax, think, dream and recharge! There is no better time than now to find your Harmony!
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