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3 - Moving Out / New Home Moving Out / New Home

Thinking of Moving? Think Organizing First.

Moving is one of the greatest stressors in anyone’s life. We get it! You have a lot going on and many decisions to make while moving. Allow us to share the burden of your transition. We help you efficiently navigate this process and get your home ready to sell. In the process, we organize and stage your home. A home that is organized and staged shows better and sells faster.

Home Assessment

We can help you prepare your home for sale with our Home Assessment. This is a custom report detailing everything needed to prepare the home for the market. From paint suggestions, furniture and accessory placement, repair and recommendations, to deep cleaning suggestions and organization – everything from the front curb to the back fence.

You get a room-by-room strategy to implement, guides to better plan the move-out process, show your home to potential buyers, work with a real-estate photographer, and more.

Organizing and Staging

One of the most important steps when preparing a home for the market is the Staging. Staging highlights your home’s positive features and eliminates perceived negatives. The process of Staging has been statistically proven to increase the speed and value of home sales.
When you live in the home you are trying to sell and you face competition from brand new homes and perfectly staged model homes, how do you make your property stand out? When Staging an occupied home, organizing is key to level the property with the staged, vacant competition. Staging is not possible if the home is cluttered or has excessive furniture.
An organized home conveys spaciousness. Tossing things inside cabinets and drawers to hide clutter from public view is not an option. Visitors open drawers, closets, and cabinets when touring the home. Things jammed inside these places speak of a lack of storage space – critical to home buyers. A property in disarray will also raise red flags about the home maintenance.
Organizing the home might be a challenging process in the middle of everything else you need to do when moving. One more challenge is the last thing you need.
We are here to help you

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Get rid of what you should not move – Your move will be easier and less expensive. Do not pay to move what you will end up discarding anyway. Do not waste your time packing, unpacking, and allocating what has no longer has any use or value. Besides, having less stuff makes it easier to organize the home.

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Organize your home – Showing the home means showcasing the space your home offers. Organizing your home is the step that precedes Staging.

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Place every single item where it belongs – Placing everything in its proper place makes it possible to pack your move by area, in a logical manner. Packing your move this way makes homesteading your new place a much easier process.

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Pack your move – Once your belongings are paired-down and the home is organized, Staging will be easier and packing your home can be done using a room-by-room approach. This way of logical packing makes all the difference during the homesteading process at your new place.

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Develop a customized plan for a smooth moving process – Living in a home that is somewhat packed, staged, and that needs to remain in a certain way to potential buyers can visit and get the best impression is hard. You might feel confused- like walking on eggshells. We prepare a customized action plan that includes all steps to take in sequential order, while considering your needs and preferences. Our plan helps you navigate this cumbersome time.

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Guide to last minute details for perfection before house showing

bullet - Moving Out / New Home Coordinate with Realtor and other contractors – There is a lot to do and many moving parts in this game. Whether you need partial or total help with the coordination of services and providers, we can help.

Pro Tip

Most people cannot visualize what a home could be without the possibilities that Staging can show them. Buying a home is a deeply emotional process. Staging is the magic that pulls the emotion into the buying process. People do not buy properties, they buy dreams.

Your New Home

Moving into your new place provides you with a blank canvas to paint as you wish. (Very exciting idea!)

Imagine how would you like your moving day to end. How about getting into your new home and noticing that everything is perfectly organized, the space seems bigger, your bathtub is ready for that bubble bath you crave, and wine glasses are just waiting for you to uncork your favorite wine.

Stop imagining and let us show you how this happens!

Homesteading

Know that feeling when movers leave you with stacks of boxes and things everywhere on moving day? The typical unpacking is limited to opening boxes and placing items on the nearest flat surface, and results in neglected, unopened boxes a year after the move, with things that remained wherever they landed on that chaotic day. And there you have it – a home where anything goes anywhere so everything is everywhere. If you suffer from this affliction, it might not be entirely your fault – it’s the lack of system and methodology dating back from moving day!

Our Homesteading method helps you get settled faster and eliminates the aftermath of the typical unpacking process. We practice systematic and logical unpacking. We move your belongings from the box to the place they ultimately belong, determining the logical place for each category of items and the ideal way to organize everything within each space. This creates the systems that will make your life easier at home.

From hanging shower curtains, making beds, and adjusting clocks, to floor planning and furniture placement, design and accessorizing of your new space, and a comprehensive inventory of home essential needs, no detail is spared in our process.

Our Homesteading gets you off to a great start in your new place, allowing you time to focus on what matters the most and to feel at home much sooner. Why not create positive memories in your new home starting on moving day?

But when my closet was done, I cried and did the happy dance. This was part of a long-held dream of a beautiful master bathroom and closet area. My expectations were exceeded. She helped me let go of things I had no idea I needed to let go of. I am getting further educated on some habits I need to break.  Feeling like a kid about this “stuff” and gently being reminded what the cure is. My Space Reclaimed takes Mari Kondo to the next level!

– Sonya R. McKinney– August 2019

Maristella’s business is called “My Space Reclaimed.” This is exactly what she delivers. She does not simply organize the home and belongings; she provides holistic, comprehensive systems and methodologies to improve the day to day household management and enhance life. My house is now a true home, a place that feels warm, comforting and like living in a resort.  Maristella listens to the customer, quickly understands their priorities, and lifestyle desires.  Then provides customized solutions to achieve those goals. She applies strategies to improve your organization in the future. This company, this personally humanized service, provides far more than consulting and advice. In Maristella, you get the real passion, expertise, and skill set that demonstrates her gifts at helping others reclaim their spaces and improve their lives. I will be bringing her back and recommend her and her company without reservation. This engagement with “My Space Reclaimed” exceeded my expectations and was worth every penny invested!

-Rod S. McKinney – November 2019

Very detailed and continues to update you every step of the way. Wonderful ideas that I will continue to use from here on out. A true professional that exceeded all expectations. I will continue to use them on a quarterly basis. Cannot thank them enough!

-Kathryn, Melissa