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moving

Home Organizing Tips For An Easier Move

The thought that you’ll finally be moving to your new home can be very exciting. However, if you think about all the preparations you need to make for the big move can make any collected and calm individual anxious and frazzled. There’s no need for you to dread the actual moving day. There are things you can do to make moving more exciting and hassle free. Not to mention, you can always hire moving help for a more convenient move.

Prepare Early

It is better to declutter and pack early and not a few days before the move. If you do the latter, you’ll only make it harder on yourself and your loved ones. It’s best to prepare in phases. Four weeks before packing, you should begin the purging process. When you get rid of the items that you don’t want to bring to your new home. But you should not pack your house too early either. You don’t want to live in a home that is filled with boxes. Once you are done with the purging process then you can start packing at least seven days before the move.

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home staging

Home Staging

Putting your house on the market is among of the most confusing and stressful events you can face. Especially when you realize that homebuyers aren’t seeing your house; they’re seeing your house.  A homebuyer’s critical eye could be a little offsetting.  Okay, let’s face it… a lot offsetting.  But, remember one thing; you are not alone! Yes, the process can be intimidating, but we’re here to help with the home staging.

 

Reality vs The Dream

 

The first thing to know is that we all live in a house that is much different than the vision of perfection a buyer has when they go house hunting.  Homebuyers are meticulous and have visions of absolute perfection.  These same homebuyers may live with life’s clutter in their own house, but when they go shopping for a new house, they expect neat, tidy, and absolutely uncluttered.

 

However, the truth is that we have hectic and busy lives and we live in our home.  It’s hard to separate our house from our daily life. We wind up with shoe piles in the halls, laundry baskets always perched at the bottom of your home’s stairs, and small appliances lining our kitchen counter-tops like little culinary soldiers. Is this so wrong?  The awful truth is, yes. When you are staging your home to sell, clutter is always a deal-breaker.

 

In order to make your house as salable and appealing as possible, you need to match the buyer’s dream, and a clean slate is the only way a buyer can see their dream.  To you, the seller, this may mean some big changes. So, where do you start?  By learning more about what a buyer wants.

 

To get a sense of just how far apart a buyer’s dream is from your reality, visit a model home or two. Pick a few new home communities and look at the models. Go to open houses in communities where houses are selling.

 

Take a notepad with you.  When you get out of your car, jot down your first impressions:

 

  • What struck you about this house the moment you drove up and got out of the car?
  • Was it the clean driveway?
  • The sparkling windows?
  • The flower beds?
  • Perhaps it was something distracting, like a broken light fixture.

 

Whatever it was, jot it down, good or bad.

 

Now walk in the front door and, again, write down your first thoughts:

 

  • Were you impressed by how spacious the rooms appear?
  • Did you notice how all the rooms are so bright and sunny?
  • Maybe the clean lines and tasteful decor were appealing.

 

Maybe you can even imagine yourself living there!  Does it feel like you just walked into the pages of a home decorating magazine, or are you trying to find a bare spot somewhere, anywhere, to set your purse?

 

Did something just click?  When you look around as a buyer, what impresses you, and what distresses you?  That’s exactly what you need to know when staging your house for sale. Knowledge is power and knowing what a buyer is looking for is exactly what it takes to sell your house.

 

Brunswick Organizing Solutions  can assist you with removing the clutter from your home and getting it ready for sale.  You don’t need an interior designer and lots of money to make your home appealing to a potential buyers.

 

Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions today for help with making your home standout.

 

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Leland, NC 28451
910-477-3768
https://www.getorganizednc.com/

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

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

Cities Served
Leland, Wilmington, Shallotte, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Southport, Bolivia, St. James, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Carolina Shores, Calabash, Castle Hayne, Burgaw – Brunswick and Horry County

Home Office Organization

In today’s economy more and more people are deciding to add a second source of income by having a home business.  Operating a home business can be exciting but it does require office organization.

A common problem facing home based business owners is the lack of organization.  This causes a lack of focus which affects performance.  As a home based business you may be wondering where you went wrong and why you are not progressing.  The problem often lies in the lack of planning and being organized.

Importance of Home Office Organization

Organization has been shown to directly affect productivity.  Your home office organization will reflect on how you do business.  A relaxed and cluttered office has been shown to hinder creativity.  You can lose track of important paperwork and let deadlines slip.

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home organizing

Tips For Sorting Through Belongings When Someone Dies

When a loved one dies, you’ll find yourself faced with the task of sorting through his whole house and figuring out what to keep. There are experts who can help you how to make decisions related to home organizing after a death of someone close to you. They have the tools and training to change and organize any space. It’s highly unlikely for you to take this big of a task since you still have to deal with the shock and grief over the loss of a loved one. It’s something that you could have never prepared for.

Ask Help From Professional Home Organizers

It can be difficult to decide what to keep when a loved one passes away. Ask for help from a professional home organizer. Many people wold like to help but just have no idea how. You could ask your community to assist you with everything from dropping off supplies or snacks to helping watch the kids so you could focus on the task ahead. Even if they just sit by your side and give moral support, this is not the kind of task that you should do on your own.

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garage cleaning

Awesome Tips To Consider For Your Next Garage Cleanup

Are you dreading your next garage cleanup? Perhaps, you already feel exhausted thinking about the pile of stuff that you will have to sort out and organize. Even though garages were originally designed to protect and keep cars, many homeowners find other purposes and uses for their garages. As a result, boxes of their belongings and other things find their way into the garage. And before you know it, these boxes have accumulated to the point of filling your garage so that you now have to park on the driveway.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, you need to plan for an overall garage organization and cleanup soon. On the other hand, with the amount of work waiting for you and the piles of boxes waiting to be organized, you may be prompted to postpone cleaning your garage, which will only make matters worse and will require more of your time and effort.

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productivity

Goal: Increasing Our Productivity

“I’m doing the best I can but I’m so disorganized and just not being productive.” This is a common complaint so many folks have who spend their days multitasking with jobs, family, friends, church, children, etc. It seems that people complain that they are putting out so much energy and time with everyday activities yet the return and gratification doesn’t measure up to this output.  Clutter, disorganization, moving, downsizing, and constantly searching for things only adds to our stress and not accomplishing our goals that will organize and simplify our lives.

A few ways you can increase your productivity is put things where they belong the first time rather than touching the them several times.  Prioritize what is most important and has to be done sooner rather than later.  Focus on one task at a time.  Manage your time efficiently whether you are enjoying free time or structured time.  Formulate a plan for your home office including paying monthly bills, setting up a filing system, gathering tax information or getting your computer so it is user friendly and easy to retrieve information.

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office organizing

How To Set Up and Organize Your Home Office

Maybe you have decided to leave the office life goodbye and work from home. Or perhaps you’ve set up a home office for your new side hustle. Working at home allows you to control your schedule and if you know what you’re doing, you may even be able to skip out early whenever you want.

However, you can’t just sit on the couch with your laptop and expect to be productive. It is crucial to create a workspace or office within your home. If you don’t, you will be distracted, and you’ll fall behind your deadlines, and pretty soon you will no longer be comfortable working at home anymore.

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Blog for Jimmy Smith

I was contacted by Jim Smith whose mother had passed recently and daddy was placed in a nursing home.  Jim needed his parent’s townhouse cleaned out and staged so he could get ready to sell it.  When I showed up for the initial assessment, I noticed all types of military memorabilia.  His dad, Jimmy Smith, was an Army Veteran and couldn’t wait to show me all the medals and awards his dad received for his service during World War II.

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Extended Treasures

Relocating has it’s challenges! Inevitably, you wind up in your new home and begin to question yourself:

“I had no doubt that this must come with me; it means a lot to me and I can’t let it go.”  The point is that it brought you joy in your former state of being, your former home. The question now is, “Does it bring you joy now?”  The answer to this critical question (be totally honest with yourself) determines one of several paths you may now explore.

You can sell it, gift (donate) it, or re-purpose it; even if the answer is ,”Yes, it does still bring me joy …”

If it is not “working” with your current situation you can donate or sell. Hold a ceremony, take your time, and thank it for the pleasure it has shared with you! Then allow it to share the same with others of this life …

~   Let It Be   ~

A more palatable option is to allow it to extend its life by re-purposing. Everything Old Is New Again can be your mantra! Exhaust the number of options at your fingertips! Discuss options with others, check out creative sites like Pinterest, Real Simple (magazine) and perhaps take a chalk painting class!

When you extend your mind to new possibilities the result can be life changing ~

 

The pictures shown here of Karen’s Early American dining room set (which belonged to her husband’s parents) was re-purposed in their new home that complements their coastal theme decor.  She used farmhouse chalk paint and washed with tea stain and silver wax on hardware!!

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Leland, NC 28451
910-477-3768
https://www.getorganizednc.com/

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

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

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