Category Archives: Moving/Unpacking

Top Ten Moving Tips from a Certified Professional Organizer

                  I’ve been helping people move and unpack now for twelve years and I frequently encounter the same questions and the same mistakes. So if I could only tell you ten pieces … Continue reading

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Declutter Before Listing the House to Sell

Spring is upon us and so begins the moving season in Chicago. Homeowners are putting their homes on the market and want to sell this spring, so the calls have begun to help them declutter before listing. Moving and decluttering … Continue reading

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Things to Not Pack When Moving [Guest Post]

Although it may seem strange to not pack something when you are moving to a new home or apartment, there are definitely things that should not be packed. There are certain occasions that arise that you will need things for … Continue reading

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Organizing for Your College Student’s STUFF

Having college age kids brings its’ own set of challenges in the world of organization. The amount of stuff that goes back and forth to their dorms or apartments and the amount of things that get left behind adds up. … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Organize Your Home Before You Move [Guest Post]

We all know that moving can be what anxiety attacks are made of. From packing, getting a moving truck, and remembering where everything is, there is a lot on your plate when you’re moving. So what’s the secret to making … Continue reading

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Getting Organized for a Move

Even the most disorganized person can get it together long enough to make their move seamless. Getting organized for a move doesn’t have to be a far and away dream, make it a reality with a few easy steps. Choose … Continue reading

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The Sequence to a Move: Step 4

Unpacking in Your New Home The biggest mistake you can make is to start unpacking many rooms at once. I know it’s tempting, but it really doesn’t work. Tackle one room at a time. Because you are dealing with one … Continue reading

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The Sequence to a Move: Step 3

Packing the House Congratulations! Your house has sold. Now it’s time to get packing! Start by packing the things you use the least and those that are currently out of season. Spare bedrooms and bathrooms are an excellent place to … Continue reading

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The Sequence to a Move: Step 2

Maintaining Organization Now that people are coming to see your home, you’ll need to keep up with all the hard work you did to get it ready. This is the time to mindful of everything and anything. Pick up after … Continue reading

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The Sequence to a Move: Step 1

Preparing the House for Sale There are a number of steps that should be completed before you even put your house on the market. As you work your way through the following list, consider bringing in professionals to help with … Continue reading

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