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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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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family kitchen

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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What, exactly, is this? Have you ever opened a drawer, closet or bin and wondered “what the heck is in here?”.  Welcome to the club of too much stuff and lack of organization.  In our homes and offices, we accumulate stuff because as humans, we have an amazing capacity to create use scenarios for things. …

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Halloween is already in the rear view mirror.   Which means that Thanksgiving, and then THE holiday season is right around the corner.  Yup.  I said it.  Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year in rapid succession.  Do the coming holidays fill you with excitement and joy as well as dread and overwhelm?  If you’re like…

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Who doesn’t need a little help getting organized?  While I hardly consider myself an “expert”, I am thrilled to be included in this list.  Check out this link to some great tips – ranging from increasing your mindfulness to creating drop zones and to do lists. Here’s to your organized life….https://upjourney.com/how-to-be-more-organized    

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What works for you? Everyone has that space in their home or office that is an organizing challenge, including organizers!  Does your mudroom/transitional space get messy and cluttered quickly and repeatedly?  It’s often a struggle to keep basements organized.  That large open space often becomes a dumping ground for items we don’t quite know what…

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Where do I start with organizing? Organizing isn’t pretty boxes or bins.  It isn’t fancy organizing products or systems. Being organized is finding your stuff when you need it.  One of my first questions to a new client is:  “What does being organized look like for you?”  And I’m not talking about the Container Store…

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Why organizing needs to be intuitive… When people learn what I do, I invariably get the question “can you organize me?”  My answer is always yes, but you won’t stay organized.  Why is that?  Organizing isn’t about boxes and bins; it’s not about fancy organizing products or systems.  Organizing is about finding your stuff when…

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