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 55 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…

Have Yourself a Clutter-Free, Merry Christmas!

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Before you know it, you have gotten yourself so overworked and stressed that you are acting like the Grinch. Take a breath, grab a cup of your favorite hot drink, plop in your coziest chair and take a few minutes to evaluate your plans for Christmas this year.  Start by asking yourself these…

Tips & Tricks for Organizing Your Garage by Kenny Pedersen at Organized Garage Solutions

After years of using your garage, you have likely accumulated a lot of unnecessary and unneeded items. It is easy for this to happen because like the quote “out of sight, out of mind” we typically forget the things we do not see every day. Going through your garage and organizing it will give you peace of mind and even more space for things like your car! Remove Everything. This is…

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…

Staying Organized in the Summer

Summer can be a difficult time to get anything accomplished – it’s hot, your children are out of school, you have visitors from out of town – take your pick! The days seem unscheduled and it’s hard to make time for organizing. Here are some ways you can stay organized and have fun while doing it. 1. Evaluate your priorities. What’s most important to you this summer? Is it time with…

Going Paperless

Going paperless is one way to keep the paper clutter to a minimum. However, just scanning everything into your computer without organizing it can lead to computer clutter and an inability to find what you have scanned. These tips will help you create an organized paperless system on your computer. Only scan what you need. The biggest mistake people make when going paperless is just scanning every piece of paper…

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

When the fresh light of spring starts shining in your windows, you can realize the house is looking a little drab. Time to freshen it up and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Air things out. If the weather allows, open up the windows and let some fresh air in. Declutter. Grab a donation bag or box and a trash bag. Go room to room removing items that you no longer need.…