Thinking of Moving?  Think Organizing First.

Thinking of Moving? Think Organizing First.

Moving is the ideal time to call a Professional Organizer, but do not wait until the week before the move (seriously, please don’t!). The best time to contact an Organizer is at least six months ahead of the move.

Engaging a Professional Organizer in the process of moving has multiple benefits.

  • Faster sale – An organized home sells faster. Clutter in a home speaks of the lack of storage and makes the home look smaller. Conversely, a well-appointed house conveys the idea of larger spaces and good storage. Potential buyers will always open cabinets, closets, and drawers that come with the home. Hiding the clutter instead of managing is not an alternative!
  • Less expense – Why pay to pack and move things that will end up discarded anyway? Simplify the process and save money by discarding or donating what you no longer need or want, particularly downsizing.
  • Logical packing – It is easier to see what you own and to make decisions about your possessions when things have a single, logical place. Then it is easier to pack room by room.
  • Easy unpacking – Packing room by room makes it easier to unpack on the other side. With straightforward unpacking, the home is set up faster, in an organized, logical way. 

In her book Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston writes:

“When you move, faced with the daunting task of packing everything to take it to a new location, it becomes easier to see what fits with your new life and what doesn’t, what’s worth taking with you and what isn’t. You look at each item from a very different standpoint. Some people drag everything from one home to the next without sorting through or discarding anything. Even if you’re not planning to move at the moment, you can make a tremendous shift in your relationship to your clutter by imagining that you are. Let go of everything you wouldn’t consider worth paying a company to pack and transport for you. Clutter cause people to have small lives. There’s no space for big ideas, inspired vision, or making a difference. People attached to their clutter become stuck in their own world”.

Moving is the best opportunity to get organized and start fresh. Your new space is a blank canvas. So, declutter your home for a faster sale and an easier move and make space for new possibilities in your life. Call a Professional Organizer to help you!

I Have (Absolutely) Nothing To Wear

I Have (Absolutely) Nothing To Wear

Is this what you proclaim when facing the closet each morning? “I have NOTHING to wear” (sigh!). We have heard it countless times – we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. It is wardrobe fatigue (I totally made that up just now). But, yes, it does get boring.

I bet you did not know that it is entirely possible to look well put together every day without repeating an ensemble for at least a year.

I am not referring to the wardrobe capsule in this instance. The wardrobe capsule makes your closet more manageable and enjoyable by using better quality, fewer clothing pieces. 

But whether you have a few pieces in your closet or a closet packed to the brim, I bet you have never used your clothing collection to its fullest potential.

That is where Stylebook comes in. Stylebook is a game-changer app that helps you maximize the use of your clothes. And by the way, this app is super fun to use (addictive almost).

Stylebook is your closet in virtual format, at your fingertips. It starts with cataloging pictures of your clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories so that you can combine these into infinite outfit possibilities.

You can import pictures of clothing both from the web and your closet. The source does not matter- your clothing pieces will look like they belong in a magazine. The app shows you how to achieve this with minimal effort.

Once the wardrobe is loaded into the app, you can record all kinds of details about each piece for future reference (fabric composition, color, size, brand, how to launder it, and more).

Stylebook helps you prepare packing lists for trips, keeps statistics on the styles and colors most worn, and even lets you fill your app calendar with outfits for each day. This feature eliminates the chance of repeating outfits at the same gatherings. (Yes, I know!!)

Imagine approaching your closet with the certainty of what to wear every day, no matter the season, and knowing that whatever you choose will look amazing.

The Stylebook app removes the bore of wearing the same things over and over or the same way, eliminates the stress from the process of getting dressed, and ensures you always look stylish.

The Stylebook app comes loaded with fashion articles, clothing care tips, images to get you started populating your virtual closet, and even a clipper tool to capture and input items you would love to get from your favorite websites.

Once a wardrobe is cataloged, you can seriously get addicted to playing with the possibilities your closet holds. However, it takes some time to include all your clothes, shoes, and accessories in the app – it is the most time-consuming part. But every person who spends time, effort, and money organizing a closet deserves to get on board with this app. It is the cherry on the sundae!

Did I mention that the stylebook app works equally well for men and children? Check it out! If you need help get this going for you, reach out to me. I will be thrilled to help you with this project.