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Author, Restoring Order to Your Home (2007), and Reclaim Your Life ( 2006)

Featured on HGTV's TV show Mission Organization

Contributor to magazines like Quick & Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and Real Simple

President/Founder of Restoring Order

Served as  product spokesperson for clients like Glad, MasterCard, and the Society of American Florists

Has own line of office organizing products.

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Vicki Norris: Restoring Order to Your Home 

Disorganization prevents us from living the life we were meant to live, and when you get organized, it clears that way that you can live your true priorities,” says Vicki Norris, professional organizer and author.   Vicki believes that you should find your passion and build a business around it.  When she was young, she had her girlfriends help her clear out and organize family closets, and in 1999, as an adult, she started her own business, Restoring Order.  She has turned her passion for order into a lifestyle brand, helping consumers lighten up so they can live their true priorities.  “Disorder is a bondage. Order is meant to free us,” she says.  Vicki believes that God wants to bring us into a life of order, so that we may come into alignment with Him. 

The last thing we’d expect to hear from a professional organizer is to “stop organizing,” but that’s exactly what Vicki advises.  She says, instead, we should replace “organizing” with “ordering,” and begin the journey by understanding organizing as a lifestyle, not an activity.  “Only when we stop the endless efforts to pick at the problem and embrace an ordered life as an ongoing priority can we see lasting change,” she says.  Vicki says organization is not what the marketplace has defined it as quick tips & shortcuts. “There’s no place worth going in life that we can get to by a shortcut,” she says. “We must stop buying all the magazines that promise ‘order in a hurry’ or ‘three quick tips’ because these tricks are disillusioning and don’t work! We must face our disorder realistically, rather than applying tempting (but empty) solutions.” 

Vicki says there is a spiritual connection with the organizing process – there are no shortcuts – like the spiritual growth process.   Organizing is a change process about restoring the quality of life and activates all that God has for you.  And, she says, we were designed for order.  Vicki says most people waste one hour a day on disorganization, which amounts to six work weeks per year.  “God’s plan is for us to co-labor with Him in bringing heaven to earth and to bring His will here,” she says.  “If we live unaware of this life purpose, we will live aimlessly wondering why our ceaseless efforts don’t amount to anything meaningful. Only when we trade our agenda for the Kingdom agenda can we be fulfilled.” 

To live a life of order, it also helps if we understand the causes of our disorder.  Good organizing is like good weeding – we must pull the weed out by the roots (not simply chop the tops off the weed) if we want to eliminate it for good,” she says.   “We must understand the contributing causes to our disorganization if we want to see lasting change.”  Common causes of chaos are: not prioritizing organizing, taking on too much at one time, and over-accumulating.  Vicki says when you understand that an ordered life is simply a means, not an end, you’re on your way to a breakthrough.  “Living in order will help you make room for the things that truly matter – a meaningful relationship with God, yourself, and others. An ordered life clears the way for you to live to your full potential and make an impact for the Kingdom.”

Vicki says that one of the biggest problems people face when trying to restore order is paper management.  If your office or home is buried in clutter or piles of paperwork, Vicki offers some advice about bringing order to your space:

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