Fernanda Graeff, a Professional Organizer in Brazil, Shares Her Christmas Wishes
Professional Organizers spend their days working with clients helping them by simplifying and de-cluttering their homes and offices. I’ve been really curious to ask how they spend the holidays and what they want for Christmas and the new year.
Read what Fernanda Graeff, founder and lead professional organizer at Armonizzare Ambientes, in Brazil has to say about *stuff* and the holidays.
GT: What do you want for Christmas?
FG: I really am not looking for any material items for Christmas. I want to stay healthy, and most importantly, I want to be with family and friends. We see so much clutter in our client’s homes that it makes easy to prefer not bringing unnecessary things into our own homes.
GT: How will you ring in the New Year in Brazil?
FG: We will throw a party with friends and family and celebrate the countdown with good food, drinks and music. In Brazil it is a tradition to only wear white on New Year Eve; white brings peace and luck in the new year.
GT: What is your favorite holiday song?
FG: My favorite Christmas song is “Silent Night”. Every time listen to it, I am touched. We spend Christmas with family and share presents at midnight, on Christmas Eve, after dinner. We serve ham, turkey, salads, walnuts and delicious deserts for dinner.
GT: What are your priorities in 2013?
FG: 2012 has been a wonderful year! After taking some training, I started my own business and I have been very successful working as a professional organizer in my city and I am very happy and motivated about that. For 2013 my priority is to strengthen my business by having many new costumers, collaborate with closet cabinetry makers and retailers and finally, I hope to travel to the USA for a NAPO conference!
Fernanda Graeff is the owner and lead professional organizer at Armonizzare Ambientes in Nova Hamburgo, Brazil. She specializes in residential organizing and family management. She partners with closet cabinetry makers providing their clients workshops and private training on how to organize and maintain their closets.