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…

KonMari Method for Seniors Who Are Downsizing and Moving

How does one who is looking to downsize and move into senior living use the KonMari Method to tackle the overwhelming task of getting rid of years or clutter and memories? The KonMari Method developed by Marie Kondo and made famous through her books and Netflix show Tidying Up is a great way to take on a major downsize. When seniors are moving to a smaller space it is very…

Document Retention Guidelines

Record Retention Guidelines

Click Below to Download Printable Copy Download “Record Retention Guideline” Record-Retention-Guidelines-Revised.pdf – Downloaded 94 times – 96 KB Record Retention Guideline *This is only a guideline. Please consult CPA for advice on your specific situation. Keep till warranty expires or can no longer return or exchange Sales Receipts What to keep for 1 month ATM Printouts and discard after balancing your checkbook Utility Bills Credit Card Receipts Other monthly bills…

10 Organizing Project Under 10 Minutes

The kids are back in school and the holidays will be here before we know it. Let’s head into that busy time of year a little more organized. By just taking 10 minutes each day to organizing one of these spaces in your home, you will feel more in control of your home and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Pantry – Start by throwing out any food that has…

Organizing with ADHD

ADHD can make organizing more challenging than it already is. It is possible to be organized but for someone with ADHD it will take extra work on your part. Here are a few ways to help you be organized with a little less effort: Simplify what you have. The less you own, the less distractions you have. When you have many belongings, it is easy to become overwhelmed and not…