Downsizing
3 Things to Do BEFORE You Call a Mover

3 Things to Do BEFORE You Call a Mover

You may think that calling a mover should be the first thing on your moving to-do list. However, after moving literally thousands of individuals and families over the past 15-plus years, we’ve learned a thing or two about doing things in the proper order to avoid stress and save time and money. Here are three […]

The 5 Essential Phases to a Seamless Move

The 5 Essential Phases to a Seamless Move

There’s a reason they say moving is the third most stressful event in life. Not only does it throw your typical routine out the window and add to an already growing to-do list, but living out of boxes for days (or let’s be honest, weeks), and not knowing where things are can weigh heavily on […]

Creating the Ultimate Family Command Center

Creating the Ultimate Family Command Center

If you’ve ever used the phrase “organized chaos” to describe your life, forgotten a birthday party or wished for a personal assistant, you’ve come to the right blog. And while we can’t really help with cloning yourself or growing several extra sets of arms, we do have a few ideas for organizing all the family […]

5 Tips to Ease Your Parents Transition to Assisted Living

5 Tips to Ease Your Parents Transition to Assisted Living

Donna has always been a fiercely independent soul. Near the end of World War II, she left her hometown in Minnesota and ventured to the Washington D.C. area on her own to start working. She was just 17. But she found a job, made a life for herself, fell in love, got married, had five […]

5 Moving Mistakes Most People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Moving Mistakes Most People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Experts call moving the third most stressful life event, and it’s because there are literally, a thousand moving parts. There’s a lot more to moving than simply changing spaces and moving your items. It’s packing up everything you own and changing up your daily routine while still keeping up with life, work, family and any […]

Our 10 favorite organizing tips from Marie Kondo

Our 10 favorite organizing tips from Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is more than just an organizing guru. She’s officially a verb. As in, “This weekend, I’m going to Marie Kondo my condo.” If you don’t immediately recognize her name, Kondo is a Japanese organizational guru whose book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has become a […]

8 Ways to Downsize Your Kitchen and Live with Less

8 Ways to Downsize Your Kitchen and Live with Less

Your kitchen is one of the most likely rooms of the house to elicit the most common argument against decluttering — the “But I need that!” response. And it’s true, there are many things in your kitchen that you use every day. If you look objectively at your stuff, though, you’ll find that not only […]

Shoe Organization 101

Shoe Organization 101

Heels. Wedges. Ballet flats. Boots. Everyone knows the right pair of shoes can take an outfit from blah to ooh la la. But if your closet is overflowing with pairs of shoes you don’t even wear, or you can never find the shoes you want, it’s probably time to purge and reorganize. Here are some […]

Managing a Move During the Busy Holiday Season

Managing a Move During the Busy Holiday Season

5 Tips for Making Holiday Moving Merry Between gift shopping, spending time with family and friends and decorating, the holidays can be busy (and often stressful) enough without adding a move on top of it. But if your upcoming relocation just so happens to coincide with the holiday season, have no fear — these tips […]