Stuff Management

Creating a space with only the stuff you love and enjoy will allow you to spend your time and energy on the things that matter most to you Prioritize your stuff. By keeping only the things that you love and enjoy you will have less to manage, making it easier to stay organized and find what you need when you need it. Generously give what you don’t need. Things you…

Paper Management

Taming the paper tiger will save you time and money Paper chaos is one of the biggest organizing challenges clients face. It seems to breed while we aren’t looking. It’s hard to keep up with what is coming in and even harder when you get behind. Reduce the amount of paper you receive.   Get removed from junk mail list by going to www.dmachoice.org Choose which catalogs you receive by…

Time Management

Where do you want to invest your time to make the greatest contribution? There are so many good opportunities that present themselves to us every day. When we try to do them all we are stretched too thin so that we don’t do anything well. Set your priorities. A good tool for deciding which tasks are a priority is the Covey Time Management Matrix. CLICK HERE to view the matrix.…

Get Organized in 2020

Happy New Year! The new year gives us the opportunity for a fresh start and this year is monumental because we start a new decade! Each one of us is given “one wild and precious life” and we must choose how we spend our time and energy. During the month of January, we are going to focus on getting our priorities in order so that we can make the most…

Free Yourself from the Burden of a Storage Unit

At least 10% of all Americans rent a storage unit and most never visit the unit to access the things they thought they couldn’t part with. It is very easy to rent a storage unit, thinking it will be a short-term commitment. Before you know it, you have spent thousands of dollars on things you realize you don’t need and surly aren’t worth the money spent to store them. At…

Basic Necessities for a Productive Workspace

Whether your office is a corner office in a high-rise or desk in a corner of a room in your home, having the right set up can help you work less and be more productive – something we all need more of. However, most people endure an inadequate, disorganized workspace which wastes countless hours each day because they feel they do not have time to get organized. Here are the…

Start Your Day Off Right

The lazy days of summer are behind us! School is starting back! It is time to get back to a routine to make the start to your day a little less stressful. A little advanced preparation can keep you sane during those busy weeks! Weekend Prep After a busy week the last thing you want to do is work all weekend. However, taking a couple of hours to get you…

Lighten the Load Before You Move

Taking the time to declutter before you move saves time, money and hassle. Before you begin packing, it is important to make sure all items you no longer need are removed from your home. This will not only save you money on your move but may increase the value of your house and make your move easier. Did you know a decluttered house sells faster and for more money? It…

Get Your Home Ready For Summer Fun!

Have you always wanted to host a gathering with friends or family, but clutter keeps you from inviting people into your home? Here are some simple steps to get your home ready for some summer fun! Interior Go room by room decluttering. Give everything a thorough cleaning. Freshen up décor by moving things around or bringing in a few new items. Exterior Clean the exterior of the home, deck/patio and…

What is a Senior Move Manager

This month we celebrate the Senior Move Manager. At Practical Solutions, we love our role as Senior Move Managers in helping guide our clients through sorting out a lifetime of possessions and empowering them to make a difficult downsize and move. It is worth all of the hard work when you hear clients say that they couldn’t have made the move without you and that they are so happy in…