The Gift of Your Time and Talent

Once in a while, you have to give a gift to “the person who has everything.” Just such an occasion arose recently when I stayed with a friend and her husband for a few days in Boston, and wanted to thank her for having me. She had joked with me about what a mess the bottom of her closet was – a jumbled mountain of shoes. Because I do organizing and decorating makeovers for a living, it only made sense that I’d offer up a mini-makeover as a “thank you” gift; so my brave friend turned me loose on her closet. I didn’t have to spend much money, and it only took a couple hours from start to finish. And it has transformed my friend’s closet! Here’s what transpired: 

Messy mountain of shoes…



A little bit of purging and a few plastic shoe boxes (on sale!) later…




Voila! Everything is accessible and easy to see what’s what. A little change that makes a big difference in my friend’s day to day life. 

What do you think? Have you ever given the gift of your time and talent? In what way? Share your ideas here!