Worth-It Wednesday

busy-mom-timemanagementTime-Management Tips for Time-Crunched Working Moms

What to do when motherhood eats your minutes? Use these hacks to take the fine art of doing more with less time to the next level.

  1. Get enough sleep. If you do nothing else, prioritize your sleep needs so you can thrive. 
  2. Establish sane work hours. Before you commit to taking a new role, validate the alignment of expectations for your work hours with your employer.
  3. Embrace your power of “No.” You don’t have to attend every PTA meeting, chaperone every field trips or take on every work project. 
  4. Set reachable daily goals. A to-do list is useless if it’s too ambitious. What’s the point of writing down unachievable tasks? You’re not a superhero and shouldn’t try to be. 
  5. Don’t even try to multitask. People perform better when they give focused attention to one task at hand. 
  6. Let go of perfection. It doesn’t exist, therefore you can’t achieve it. 
  7. Unplug from the internet. Surfing the web is a huge time-waster for parents and children. 
  8. Have some fun along the way. Stressed-out people aren’t all that productive. You need relaxation to avoid burnout at home and at work. 
  9. Get PRESENT,  so you can be productive. Mindfulness allows you to tune into the task at hand. Practices like yoga or meditation can help you focus, and focus drives your productivity. 
  10. Stop owning other people’s stuff. How often do you hear yourself saying, “Never mind, I’ll do it myself”? Probably more than you’d like. Repeat after me – DELEGATE, yes commission the job to someone else to give you peace of mind.

Are you looking to gain more time in your life? Comment me @ cchomeconcierge@gmail.com. We can talk about what the next step will be if you already made the first step. I’m so proud of you.

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Peace Harmony & Live life!

XO Cheryl

 

 

 

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#WellnessWednesday

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The question remains: do fit people have more energy to clean their homes or are they disciplined in terms of their fitness and household cleanliness or do they simply call in help? Regardless, keeping a clean home has its benefits – a potentially fit body being just one of them.

Peace Harmony & Keeping it Clean!

XO Cheryl

 

#ColorTherapy

 

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How Colors Affect Us

  • Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspirational or meditative paintings.
  • They influence our mood and emotions (how do you feel while sitting in a black room?)
  • They have an impact on our sense of well-being or uneasiness.
  • Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression (it sheds light on our personality).
  • Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)
  • Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. (It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures).
  • They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
  • Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability.

It has been known for years that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions.

Lastly, let me say how much I love using the VISUALIZER on the Sherwin-Williams website. The design software lets you view the rooms in daytime & nighttime. In the past, I have used color therapy on the walls in my space and did not like the finished project in the night time hours!!!!

Peace Harmony & Happy Coloring!

XO Cheryl

 

What’s Trending in Real Estate Today?

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Q: What is a Real Estate Concierge?

A: When I think of a concierge I imagine being taken care of, someone you can go to for help when things are unfamiliar or feeling overwhelmed. I coined the name “Home Concierge” for my Real Estate Concierge service package to evoke that feeling of someone being there to give you support, as well as to showcase the versatility and unique services I provide to real estate professionals.

Q: Who can benefit most from using a Real Estate Concierge?

A: Any realtor or real estate broker who is looking to grow their business, someone who may be strong in all other aspects of their business but doesn’t have an eye for reading a home for a particular market, someone who has a good client base but not enough hours in the day to get things done, or a realtor just starting out that needs a little help in marketing their services.

Q: How is it cost-effective?

A: I think if you look at the overall cost of hiring a full-time assistant, and all the costs associated with one versus contracting me on an as-needed basis you can see the cost-effectiveness pretty easily. I think flexibility is important, and I offer my services by project, monthly retainer, or hourly. There are no commitments and no hidden costs.

Here is how I can help . . . 

  • Confirm that all documentation has the appropriate signature and dates
  • Work closely with the selling agent to retrieve any and all documents needed to close the files
  • Responsible for verifying all properties have been entered into the agent’s system
  • Cleaning & Organization of home, prep/set-up estate sale
  • Errands & Tasks – dry cleaners, shopping, etc.
  • Open homes for Showings, Photography, Open house
  • Pre-Showing set-up: arrange the home for an Open House or Showing to bring out the best features of the home
  • Plan and coordinate open houses, broker tours/launch parties, and other events
  • Home Staging & Redesign service of the space(s)
  • Regularly update and maintain communication with clients, agents, title companies, lenders, etc.
  • Keep track of critical dates and send weekly reminders to the agents as related to real estate project/account
  • Interact with clients and staff in a professional, responsible, reliable, and friendly manner, at all times

navy accent interiors**Additional service – Real Estate Concierge Service**

Pre-staging a home prior to listing – CC Home Concierge Company works with your client to eliminate clutter and improve the appeal of the home to potential buyers.

Residential organizing before or after a move. Prior to a move, CCHC works with your clients to declutter. This improves the look of the home and saves your clients from paying to move things they don’t need.

A move-in is also a good time to get organized. CCHC helps clients unpack, get organized and back to normal quickly. A CCHC gift certificate makes a nice closing gift. 

Move coordination and project management. We work with busy families and professionals to coordinate and manage the details of their move. We can apply our organizational system for project planning and execution, a high level of customer support and network with local service providers to help clients enjoy a low-stress, on-time move.

Service for special needs. All transitions come with a level of stress. Some can be more stressful than others if they are forced upon you because of an unexpected change of events, death in family or health changes that require moving and downsizing or the closing of estates.

Cheryl has been a Professional Organizer for 25 years and has worked with clients in a variety of situations to create a respectful and thoughtful approach to solving problems, decluttering, down-sizing or estate-closing.

Peace Harmony & Happy Home Making!

XO Cheryl

Bungalow Apartment organize and clean

Cleaning is one of the most tiresome chores that one needs to do on a regular basis.  You may wish to have a sparkling apartment that always looks as though it has just been renovated, but, most of the time, it remains only a fantasy as you find it very difficult to decide where to start cleaning. You may start the cleaning process, but, other obligations get in the way, at the end no matter how hard you try- things still look the same. So, what should you do in order to keep your apartment clean and presentable or to get ALL your deposit returned to you with your Apartment Move-Out Procedure? 

Well, I have an idea . . . Hire CC Home Concierge Company

Apartment Cleaning Prices List

Apartment cleaning prices are based on one-time cleans like a vacant apartment or move-out cleaning. The two most intensive areas for cleaning in an apartment are the kitchen and bathrooms, and the time and effort to clean a bathroom is significantly more than it is to clean a bedroom or a living room, and you’ll see that reflected in my Apartment Cleaning Price List. 

Bedrooms Bathrooms Price
4 2 $140 to $200
3 2 $135 to $180
2 2 $100 to $130
2 1 $90 to $120
1 2 $80 to $110
1 1 $60 to $90

Cleaning Service Add-Ons

 Look to see what you can add to your regular clean. Expect to pay:

  • Indoor pets – $5
  • Doing the laundry – $10 to $50
  • Window cleaning – $50
  • Cleaning the insides of the windows – $10
  • Cleaning the fridge – $12
  • Cleaning the interior of the oven – $15
  • Cabinet organization – $50 (depends on the size/amount of cabinets)

*Once you become a member of the CCHC Team a discounted price will be worked into a customized flat cleaning fee for your cleaning needs* 

Apartment Deep-Cleaning Rates Per Hour

In general, average hourly rates for apartment Deep-Cleaning services are $20 to $40 per worker per hour, with many jobs totaling between $80 and $160 (4 hr/clean). Prices depend on the number of rooms and bathrooms, and the extent of the cleaning needed. Some cleaning companies advertising a specific dollar amount for the first three hours – then a different rate for each subsequent hour, the below is the flat rate fee CCHC charge.

One-Time Clean Standard Clean Deep Clean Move Out Clean
Small 1-bedroom one-bathroom apartment cleaning, the average cost $75 (3.75) $107 (5.35) $127 (6.30)
Large 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment cleaning, starts at $135 (6) $180 (9) $215 (11)

 

Move-Out Cleaning Cost

The average cost of move-out cleaning in an empty apartment is between $127 and $215. Vacant apartment cleaning or move-out cleaning, as it is also known, it’s a deep clean of an empty apartment, and that time is spent doing the best work possible to help renters ensure they get as much of their deposit back as possible – I focus on getting it ALL back!.

Bedrooms Bathrooms Price
4 2 $220 to $275
3 2 $170 to $215
2 2 $140 to $190
2 1 $127 to $175
1 2 $85 to $127
1 1 $75 to $120

 

 

Peace & Harmony

XO Cheryl

 

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