Thursday, May 30, 2019

Rediscovering Your Possessions

When we are helping clients organize, we often find that people had many possessions that they forgot about.  With so many different items in one’s life, it can become easy to lose track of the stock of what you have, which is why being organized is so important.  Because we help people rediscover their possessions, we help them to save time and money.  Finding key items saves people from going out and purchasing a replacement item for no reason.

Similarly, we find that people have multiples of several items.  Items such as shovels, brooms, and even caulking guns are often needed intermittently throughout the seasons or stages in one’s life and so, if things are not organized, these items may be lost.  Occasionally, items are lost a few times, leading to purchases of more items to replace those that were misplaced.  Some clients have lamented that they didn’t know they had a certain item and had either missed the opportunity to use it or bought another.  Organizing homes and other spaces can reveal items that have been forgotten and save people from buying another or allow them to get rid of unneeded items.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

What's Life Organizing?

Organiz-ER specializes in helping people organize their offices, homes, and lives.  While it is pretty obvious what office and home organizing entails, many don’t know about what goes into organizing one’s life. 

At the most basic level, life organization is about working with individuals who want to form and implement new habits and routines to get the most out of life.  The ideal life client of Organiz-ER is someone who finds themselves disorganized in some aspects of their life, struggling with time management and mounting responsibilities.  While a person’s physical spaces may be clean and appear organized, life organization focuses more on the mental and emotional components of one’s life, trying to reduce stress and bring calmness to one’s life by focusing on what’s important. 

Life organization is different for everyone as it focuses on the wants and needs of the individual.  The job of the organizer is to assist the person in planning for, and achieving, their long-term goals.  This is done by establishing set routines that make each person the best version of themselves possible through consistency and efficiency that will lead them to their desired results.  This could involve working on time management or reducing the stresses and responsibilities a person has.  Often times, people change their goals and require an overhaul of their life.  This is a difficult process, but Organiz-ER is there to help!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Moving Process

       Moving is a labor-intensive, difficult process that requires lots of mental, physical, and emotional energy. First, if you are thinking of moving, you need to plan, prepare and get ready— and you need to do it soon! Plan at least 3-4 months in advance to give your home the best first impression it can make. Potential home buyers will often decide in just a few moments if they are interested. Prepare your home by cleaning up and removing the clutter. Toys, old magazines, and extraneous furniture make a home look small and uninviting. Get ready by notifying the post office and your utility companies and keep all your moving paperwork together. Here is something else to think about: children are not particularly fond of change. Because moving s one of the biggest changes you can make as a family, ensure that your children are part of the process.

       While moving can be difficult, the process can be made easier when you have a thorough plan through the three phases: preparation, day of move, and post-move.

  •          Secure moving services, including trucks and help
  •          Identify housing options
  •         Create a floor plan for the new location
  •         Create an inventory of items
  •         Downsize and organize items
  •         Coordinate appraisals/auctioneers/estate sales/online sales/donations
  •         Ship items to family/friends
  •         Arrange for storage if needed
  •         Prepare existing home for sale, including staging
  •         Pack for move
  •         Arrange for professionally cleaning home after moving
  •         Handle change of address/move cards/utility changes
  •         Start a "Move File" for all papers
  •         Drain the gas and oil from your lawn mower and other power equipment if applicable
  •         Cancel any newspaper delivery and trash pickup
  •         Clean out refrigerator and defrost freezer
  •         Arrange to transfer school records if you have children

Day of Move
  •         On-site management of entire move
  •         Unpack and remove packing materials
  •      Resettle new home – put everything away
  •          Install rods and hand draperies

  •         Disperse remaining items in the home
  •         Clean home
  •        Keep moving supplies if you are expecting to move again

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