Category Archives: Playroom

A Lot To Unpack

A Lot To Unpack

We’ve had a busy start to 2021 – working with several new clients, some repeat clients (always a favorite), and in particular doing a lot of unpacking and organizing as part of client moves! Many people are often surprised that we offer this service so we thought it would be fun to highlight the offering in this month’s newsletter. 

Our moving services can start at multiple points in the moving process. Some clients ask that we help them do a pre-edit and organize before they move to ensure they are only bringing what they really want and need. Others hire us to completely pack them, using our organization expertise in the process so that the process is very streamlined. 

And finally, our most popular offering, is at the *new home* where we completely unpack and organize our clients in their new space. In doing this we are immediately setting them up for success by creating the best systems from the start, and eliminating a significant amount of stress along the way! We can either unpack our client’s full house, or just certain areas. Popular spaces tend to be the kitchen, bathrooms, and master closet. As part of this offering we also source the necessary organizing products before move-in day so that when we arrive we are fully ready to go. 

Whether you have a move on the horizon or know someone who does, can you think of a better housewarming treat (for yourself or a friend) than an unpacked and organized house? Spring tends to be a very busy season for us so don’t hesitate to reach out if you know you’d like to get on our calendar now for a move coming up.

Below are before and after photos from some unpacking projects we have completed.

 

   

 

 

Tackle Toy Clutter

Tackle Toy Clutter

As the kids prepare their wish lists for Santa, now is the perfect time to declutter toys. This is not only to make room for new ones, but it’s also a great opportunity to show your children how they can help those less fortunate by donating toys they no longer use. Here is our four-step process for tackling playroom clutter:

1)  Sort. Gather all of the toys in the playroom and sort by item. Put like items together and trash anything that is broken or missing pieces. Now that you can see everything, it will be easier to see what you have and make decisions as to what stays and what goes. This is also the perfect time to remove all items that don’t belong in the playroom. Create a box of items that are to be stored other places.

2)  Declutter. Go through each category and select toys your children no longer play with. Place toys you are not keeping in designated boxes to donate and/or sell.

3) Contain. Now that you know what you are keeping, it’s time to contain items. Cubbies with baskets or bins are the perfect solution. They allow toys to be organized by type, easy for kids to access what they want without making your playroom look cluttered.

4) Label. The final step is to label all of the bins. This way your children will easily be able to identify what goes where. For little ones who can’t read yet, we love picture labels.

Check out this before & after of a playroom we recently decluttered and organized for a client!