With the tiny house phenomenon in its prime, living tiny and sustainability is more popular than ever. A minimalist lifestyle can be freeing and exhilarating. Imagine living in a simple, organized, and zen space.
Matt is joined by Susan O’Connell of Just So Organized, a Certified Move Manager, with hosts Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun, to talk about organizing for a move. Matt and Susan share some great tips to make your move less stressful.
Moving is stressful, but doing it in an organized way, can relieve that stress. This starts by breaking the moving process down into the major stages. In this series, I already talked about first assembling the right team, how to declutter the excess, and staging your home to sell, and, last time, we left off with moving day. Now it’s time to settle in to your new home.
I know what you’re thinking. You don’t need me to tell you how to use a table. That’s true, but if you are having difficulty staying organized, I want to offer a professional organizer’s perspective on tables, that will help. This starts with looking at a table as a tool, rather than a piece of furniture. In fact, I believe a clear work surface is your number one organizing tool.
On Monday’s broadcast of Better Connecticut, Matt shared car organizing tips with host Kara Sundlun.
Immediately following the segment, Scot Haney announced the winner of the NAPO-CT Garage Makeover Contest!
Yes, I know I left out an “r” in the title. It’s a bad pun, but that’s OK, because my father loved bad puns. On this Father’s Day, I remember my father fondly. There’s no other way to remember him. As this is an organizing blog, I want to talk about my minimalist roots that came from Dad.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle.” It’s doubtful that the value of that clutter, that we are protecting in our garages, is worth $33,000, which is the average cost of a new car these days. Make space and protect your investment instead!
One of the biggest mistakes people make when getting organized is buying containers first. However, once you declutter and get organized, containers CAN play an active role in helping you STAY organized, if you choose them strategically. They can then be like organizing tour guides.