before and after bedroom

Did you know that “getting organized” is one of the top 3 resolutions every January 1st?  If your New Year’s resolution is learning how to organize your life, here are some tips to get started.  Whether you’re looking for office organization, home organization, or home office organization, these rules apply.  Seeking to use one year…

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packing to move

The last push. You’ve planned, organized, and checked (and rechecked) the details.  You’ve packed the seldom used, seasonal, and non-critical items.  The last boxes on the moving truck or in the pod should hold all bedding and be marked as such (mattress pads, sheets, blankets, pillows).  And as soon as the beds are set up,…

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packing in boxes

Countdown to your move. As you’re planning your move, use this as an opportunity to purge.  How much storage is available in your new space?  Will all of these items fit?  If you’re not using an item now, it’s highly unlikely you’ll use it in your new home so let it go now and save…

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Man with moving boxes

Trust; and verify. Words to live by. And even more so now during the time of COVID. If you’re organizing your move, it’s important to double-check, and even triple check, all of the details. Because many companies’ hours have been reduced and employees are working in a remote environment, it will take longer than normal to get confirmation…

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moving your home

Start with a plan and a timeline. Moving is stressful. Period. This is one of the universal knowns like death and taxes. Whether we’re downsizing and moving to a warmer climate or going through the transition of divorce or separation, taking some of the emotion and stress out of your move will definitely help, especially with the…

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VESTA divorce logo

The statistics of divorce The statistics of divorce are not great.  44% of first marriages and 67% of second marriages end in divorce.  And the percentage for third marriages is even higher.  There’s no one who hasn’t experienced this painful transition of divorce either personally, or with friends and family.  Over my ten years of…

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impossible until it's done nelson mandela

Well, it depends…. “How much will it cost me to hire an organizer for my organizing project?” Well, it depends.  One of the most important factors is your location.  If you live near a large urban area, there will likely be an organizer nearby.  NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, is an…

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planning kitchen renovation

Kitchen renovations are disruptive. Plan accordingly… Ready to get started on your kitchen renovation? Vetted and chose a great contractor like Almar Building and Remodeling Co.? Excited about picking paint colors, cabinets, and lighting? Excellent! First, create a plan for how you’ll stay organized during the renovation. Since March, we’ve been quarantining at home and…

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decluttering and donating

What do I have to donate? If we’re lucky, we’ve all been stuck in our homes for the past few weeks and months. And yes, I said, “lucky”. Because there are millions who are living with housing insecurity and homelessness during this global pandemic.  If you’re at home, you’ve likely done some organizing – Google searches for decluttering…

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