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Declutter: Home Cleaning Tips in Under 15 Minutes

What happens when sudden unexpected guests show up on your doorstep or call just to tell you they will be coming in 15 minutes? You start to hysterically conceal every mess or clutter that you see.

Stop it immediately! Professional organizers have something in store for you to help in this dilemma.

Time-Saving Decluttering Guide

  1. Outdoor mess

You could not be considering the outside of your house, however, it is the very first thing that visitors will notice when they get there. If your outdoor furniture is disarranged, see to it it is straight and cushions are clean. Bring boots and umbrellas inside, return vacant planters and those backyard tools to the garage, and simply coiling your hose pipe will create a big difference.

  1. Living Room Clutter

A lot of cushions and couch covers could look unpleasant, so make sure to fix it before guests arrive. Store extra bed linen in the storage room or utility room as well as clean exactly what’s left. Next off, eliminate the coffee table as well as side tables. Arrange magazines and newspapers and put them in a basket, pile publications on close-by racks or under the coffee table and put remotes, DVDs as well as other electronic devices in the TV console. Provide uneven photo frames a fast repair before doing other tasks.

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Downsizing Guide For Seniors

Seniors know that they eventually have to downsize to cut costs, simplify their lifestyle, deal with medical issues, or to be closer to their grand kids. The process is usually tolling and stressful, both physically and emotionally. However, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few downsizing tips for seniors.

Senior-friendly Downsizing Tips

Start Early

Give yourself enough time to downsize. The downsizing process will take longer than you expect so you need to have a lot of time to sort through all of your belongings. You can’t do this in just a single day or one weekend. Give yourself a more realistic timeframe like a few weeks or months. Work on one room at a time and make sure to take breaks as needed. You’ll find downsizing less stressful if you are not rushed.

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Tips To Help You Declutter If You Can’t Let Go Of Things

Decluttering isn’t easy for everybody. Living in a home that doesn’t have any clutter sounds great but it can be hard to get rid of things especially if you are the kind of person who gets attached to things and cannot let go easily. Sentimental things can be very hard to let go. How will you know which items to save and which items to get rid of? Here are some declutter tips to help make the process easier for you.

Decluttering Tips

Don’t forget to practice.

It’s always hard at the beginning. But the longer you declutter your home and make clean and organized spaces, you’ll eventually find it easier to let go of things. You’ll discover that you won’t miss the things that you got rid of and that it’s not that hard to say goodbye to them at all. If you find yourself in that place at the start of the process and you feel overwhelmed with all of the clutter, trust in the process and know that it will get easier.

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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

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/

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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Why Hire A Professional Organizer When Moving?

Hiring a professional organizer during a move could help in solving problems even before they happen. Plus, it will help make your moving experience more convenient and memorable.

Moving can be a stressful process and that’s why many people hire help. Even the most organized individual can benefit from hiring a professional organizer.

3 Ways A Professional Organizer Make Your Move Easier

Reduce the moving weight

Movers base their charges on the weight of the items being moved. Although getting all those extra skinny jeans and underwear may not reduce the weight total significantly, removing 20 bags of books will definitely make a difference.

You should start packing at least 2 months before the day of the move. But before you do that, you should have a professional home organizer thin out our shoes and books. These things are heavy and it could be difficult for you to be objective since these are your belongings.

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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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Tips For Home Staging A Living Room

The term home staging wasn’t that common back in the 1990s. People knew that a house must look its best first before it’s put on the market. However, homeowners associated this with washing dirty dishes, tidying up the closet, and the like.

Home staging has evolved over the past 30 years. Thanks to the help of professional organizers, it has become a highly sought after service, especially within the real estate industry. Below are some tips on how to stage your home’s living room. In case you can’t do these things on your own, you always have the option to hire a home stager.

 

Living Room Home Staging Basics

 

Paint Your Living Room

You might think that repainting your house before you move is a tiring job. But if the color of the walls are other than light and neutral, you seriously have to reconsider. Neutrals can make any room look brighter and cleaner, not to mention, it’s almost always preferred by home buyers.

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Home Improvement Storage Solutions For Your Garage

The reason you found this article is probably because you are planning for a home improvement project to organize your garage. If you have many things including power tools and you or another family member continues to buy more stuff, and you find that your garage is easily filled with clutter. Does it seem like you’re unable to control it?

Don’t lose hope because there is still something you can do. Make a garage improvement plan that includes organizing everything that you store in your garage. Your garage is not a storage room so you may want to spend time looking through everything inside your garage to actually make room for your car.

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