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Tips To Declutter and Organize Your Garage

There are few better places than your garage for storage space. The problem with garages is that they are often a mess. Many local families cannot park their cars in their garages because it is so full of their stuff. If this is you, stay put! This article offers great tips on how to declutter and organize your garage.

Declutter: Get Rid of Everything You Don’t Use

Most of the junk in your garage is actually junk. Your son’s bicycle that he has outgrown. Your daughter’s broken toys. The lamp your dog knocked over last Thanksgiving. You can free up lots of garage space by decluttering. It is a good rule of thumb to get rid of junk that you don’t use, need, or want. There are several ways to do this, including:

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Home Organizing Tips: 8 Room Makeover Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and because moms deserve the best – the perfect gift can be tough to shop for. To make things even more tricky, you may not have time to go browsing at the mall or her favorite store. But don’t worry. What if instead of buying something, you embark on a home organizing project? Having an organized space for creative projects, relaxing, or reading is one of the best presents you could give mom this year.

Check out these 8 room makeover ideas and create the perfect retreat for mom this Mother’s Day.

Home Organizing Projects For Mother’s Day

1. Craft Room Makeover

Does the mom in your life love to scrapbook, knit scarves and blankets, or transform vintage yard sale finds into works of art? Fixing up a special spot for her to harness her creativity and tackle crafts may be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If there’s not already a designated spot in the house for a craft space, find an unused nook or simply set up a small table in a guestroom or home office. You don’t need a ton of space — just room for the essentials. If she already has her own crafting space, organize that messy area as a Mother’s Day surprise.

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Tips to Help Parents Move and Downsize

senior move helpersIs your parent moving in with you or to an assisted living facility, or maybe a smaller apartment or home? It doesn’t matter what their situation is or where they are moving, it’s likely they will be moving to a smaller place. If this is the case, they will need to downsize. While senior downsizing might sound like a negative thing, it can actually have many benefits, including a simpler lifestyle, better organization of paperwork, and the opportunity to pass on the legacy to the next generation.

Even if your parents are ready and willing to downsize, it can be overwhelming for seniors. These are some tips from professional organizers to help you downsize.

Senior Downsizing Tips

Garbage Must Be Removed

As with any type of home organizing, downsizing can be viewed as a series. It is easiest to start with the “low hanging fruit”. This is stuff that doesn’t have any emotional attachments and is not good enough for the thrift shop. Grab a bag and head to the pantry, linen closet or junk drawer in the kitchen. There will be many items that have expired. You should consider the size of the new house you are moving into, and zoning laws permitting, you may need to rent a dumpster.

Decide what you want to do

After you’ve got rid of all the trash, your parents need to decide which items they wish to keep. They should not be concerned about stuffing items in their new home when they are choosing which items to bring. They should pick the items that make their home comfortable and beautiful. Family photos are often the most important. They will help them remember the good times of their life.

Give Away the Good Stuff

The third step is to decide which heirlooms you want to pass on. It will be a joy for your parents to see their treasured items used by the next generation. There are times when the children and parents have different tastes. Your parents should first offer the heirlooms their children, then their grandkids, then their friends and other relatives who might enjoy the antiques. It’s okay if no one wants your stuff.

Sell Valuable Items

You can help your parents sell valuables they don’t want or can’t keep. They may ask you to help organize a garage sale or sell on Facebook Marketplace. They can not only get rid of items they don’t want but also make money.

Donate the Rest

Your parents may prefer to donate their items instead of having a garage sale. Ask them what charity they would like their items taken to.

When possible, keep your parents involved in the process. However, when it becomes overwhelming for them or you, it may ne time to call in a local senior move manager. Our professional organizers are available to assist you and your parents in making the senior moving and downsizing process easy, fun, and stress-free.

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Leland, NC 28451
910-477-3768
info@getorganizednc.com

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Shallotte, NC 28470
910-477-3768

Professional Organizer – Restore Disorder to Order

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-429-8158

Professional Organizer – Restore Disorder to Order

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-477-3768

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Tips To Make Your Move Manageable

Moving ageing parents and other loved ones from their memory-filled, long-standing home to a smaller space in a new community can be a difficult task for them as well as those who help them. The person moving should allow time to organize, sort and pack belongings.

In this case, family and friends may have to work through decades worth of belongings. You want the transition to be as smooth as possible, regardless of whether it is in a retirement community or assisted living. Your loved one may have a hard time adapting to the stress of a move.

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What To Prepare Before Moving and Packing Experts Arrive In Your Home

moving helpA full-service moving and packing team comes with highly-trained professionals, but you cannot be too careful when handling your stuff. You can pack some items yourself and others you should let go. There are also things that you will need to keep track of.

You will avoid a stressful move, and the hassle of looking through boxes after you get to your new home. A successful move requires the best  move helpers and packers. They must be organized and well-prepared. Here are some things you can do to prepare for the arrival of professionals that offer moving services in North Myrtle Beach.

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7 Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

There are many things you can do to make moving more convenient and less stressful. Although you can take on this huge task on your own, you can also hire professional packing services.

Moving Tips From Experts Offering Professional Packing Services

1. Plan

A plan is key to organizing your move. You will have enough time to hire movers, reserve a truck rental and pack everything. To keep everything organized, you can either get a moving folder or an online document. This timeline will make moving easier, both financially and emotionally, which can prevent you from having to worry about future headaches.

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Six Spring Home Organizing Tips

Spring is the perfect time to organize and clean up your home. These quick and easy home organizing ideas will help you tackle four areas that are the most cluttered in your home this spring.

Home Organizing Tips

Find the perfect home for you.

Make sure you have all your cleaning supplies in one place before you start decluttering and spring cleaning.

Use organization systems to inspire creativity

A cleaning supply organizer such as a freedomRail Over the Door System that hangs above a hall closet door can be a great way of staying organized. It makes use of the vertical space at the back of the door. Hang brooms and mops on hooks and keep cleaning supplies bottles on shelves. To make it easy to transport, put all of your cleaning supplies in one bag.

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TIPS TO DECLUTTER AND DOWNSIZE YOUR HOME

When you downsize, it best is to get rid of the things you don’t need in your life. It may seem quite simple but it’s a cumbersome process. You need thoughtful consideration and time. So, if you don’t have that much time or if you are not considering the consequences, you will wind up committing mistakes. You need to be smart when decluttering and downsizing.

Are Your Moving? Downsize The Big Stuff.

If you are moving to a smaller home, there’s no reason for you to bring too much stuff. Hauling big furniture will cost you a lot of money and if you have no place to put it in your new house, you’ll end up paying for a storage unit, which means extra cost. Check the floor plan of your new home. You can also do a walk through using a tape measure so you’ll get a feel of where you can place your sofas, chairs, and tables. You should make these decisions before moving. It will save you money and time.

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Specialized Moving Services Help Transition To Senior Living Communities

It can be stressful for an elderly parent to make the transition from their home into assisted living, independent living, nursing home, or another relative’s house. It is a significant life event. It’s just as significant as having a child or getting married, but it’s more like grieving a loss. That’s why you need senior moving services.

Seniors and their families face many challenges, not only difficult emotions but also many other difficulties. What can they bring to the new home? What can they bring? What happens to the belongings they don’t have? What should they do?

These senior move managers are available to help families with all aspects of planning and executing a move.

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5 Moving and Packing Tips To Help Seniors Move

Senior living is a chance to make connections. Even though moving and packing can be daunting, especially for seniors, it can be a great opportunity to offer real support when they are most in need. Many people put off moving until they feel trapped. This makes it even more stressful. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work involved or to become overwhelmed by emotions. Kathleen Denzer can help. Denzer, the owner of Moves Made Manageable, specializes in older adults moving.

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