Spruce up your home with these easy redesign ideas

Are You Ready For A New You This Year?

Let’s be truthful, clutter makes us feel crappy. That’s why, every year, after the big ball drops, oodles – oodles and oodles of us vow “this year we will get organized,” Fist pumps in the air, the family high-fiving each other. But, as days, weeks, and months go by and we resume our daily routines, the motivation to declutter tends to diminish. Perhaps your inner ‘neat freak’ merely needs the incentive to jump-start the organizing process.

Do you have too much clutter lying around? Do you have tripping hazards? such as tripping over toys in the middle of the night. Nevertheless, clutter causes many internal problems which – although less obvious than the Lego maze spread across your family room floor – are quite impactful on your life. 

Putting in the effort of getting organized, especially if this organization extends to multiple areas of your life, can help reduce stress and anxiety levels long term by requiring less last-minute scrambling in a variety of directions in everyday situations. It can also feel empowering, so you can experience new situations as “exciting” rather than “stressful.”

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING ORGANIZED:

*Boost your energy and productivity

*Reduce stress & anxiety

*Sleep better

*Lose weight

*Improve your financial health

Clutter happens to all of us at one time or another and regaining control over the chaos can be challenging. Fortunately, science has shown getting organized has so many health benefits. Making small changes and successive improvements in one area can lead to positive effects in other areas. For example, less stress means a better night’s sleep. This just might be the motivation you need to kick your organizing goals into high gear.

Check out the three Organize & Coach Packages that are available now. 

Make 2023 the year you get yourself organized. 

The 3 Organize & Coach Packages:

  1. ADD, ADHD, Chronic Disorganization, Hoarders, Clutter-Bugs Coaching

 I have focused my organize + coachwork on busy professionals that have struggled with chronic disorganization throughout their whole life. My clients and I work together to understand their challenges and to identify, and strategize along with learning new skills and habits.

Chronic Disorganization Fees
  • $75 / hour 60 – 90 – 180 minutes sessions

  1. Walk & Talk Strategy

A 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hour Walk & Talk Strategy Session will provide clarity and a written step-by-step strategy for getting organized. We begin with an interview and an examination of the spaces of concern, then continue with an evaluation of various organizing options and product recommendations (if needed). I can provide a sketch of the future layout as part of this package and would also be pleased to advise you on how to work with an assistant or temporary help in order to achieve your organizing goals.

Walk & Talk Fees
  • Individuals, non-profits, small businesses — $75/hour plus expenses
  • Corporations — $100/hour plus expenses

3. The Organizing Operation

I’ll sort through the clutter, create simple systems designed to your style and specifications, and replace the chaos with a pleasing functional, clean & tidy space.

  • Have a deadline?
  • Not productive or frustrated by your desk, filing system or office?
  • Overwhelmed with household storage areas, home office, or the so-called guest room?
On-Site/In-Person Organizing Operation Fees
  • Individuals, non-profits, and small businesses — $75 per hour plus expenses
  • Corporations — $100 per hour plus expenses

Coaching Package Activities:  to facilitate your journey to a  Simple Lifestyle!
  • Vision/Mood Board Kit – learn techniques of creative visualization to achieve goals
  • Journals Kit – help you organize your thoughts, set goals with positive self-encouragement 
  • Daily Planner Kits – help with time management, become more productive, stay on tasks
These three pathways fit into all Organize & Coach packages:
Hands-on Sessions.

In-home organizing tailored to fit your lifestyle and design style. For help making all spaces—including walk-in closets, home offices, pantries, playrooms, and everything in between—functional and stylish.

DIY Organizing ~ Virtual Coming Soon!

Expert guidance via videos & guidebooks. Follow a personalized plan and shopping list that fits your budget and design aesthetic. LBD prefers placement over purchase to style the space, we will have you shop your home before sending you off to the stores. You will then put it into action with one-on-one organizing support in real-time. You will receive a written action plan within the personalized guidebooks for your organizational needs.

Organization Design.

Customized Review of planned closet systems and/or built-in kitchen, bath, or garage cabinets. So you can be sure your newly built or remodeled storage spaces will be well organized for your lifestyle, and that the storage fits the purpose of the space.

𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 Organizer & Coach! 𝒞𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓎𝓁

𝑾𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒖𝒔!

Call/Text 860.961.6824 

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Repeat After Me . . . Staging costs less than a price reduction

Here’s how a Home Stager can get the premium price from a sale

Stagers are professionals who work with real estate agents to help them sell homes by enhancing interiors for the best possible presentation. Realtors know that selling is more effective, and perceived values increase when prospective customers walk through rooms that are beautifully designed and decorated. This is where the stager can be an essential partner to the agent and the seller.

We partner with real estate agents and Property Managers like yourself in order to market your listings to their best capacity.  Partnering with a professional home stager & Redesigner adds credibility to your business, tremendous value to your listing package, and ultimately results in faster, more profitable home sales. Certified Home Stagers are specially trained to work with agents to quickly transform the inside of the home so that the traffic that the agent drives to the home will result in multiple offers.

How do they do this? We use an 8-step “FEEL HOME EMOTIONS” mission in each room of the home that serves to engage your clients (the home seller) in the process while ensuring that every detail is dealt with in the transformation of the home. 

 Here are the three easy steps to ensure a SOLD home:

1.  Before listing the home, have a Home Stager come to the home and develop a plan for staging the home that focuses on quick transformations, return on investment and works within the client’s budget. Even if you’re a DIYer, we can create a WALK & TALK action plan for you to reference.

2.  Working with the home seller, the  Home Stager makes only those changes that will reap a large return on dollars spent AND will speak to home buyers’ emotions.

3.  Once staged, the home is photo ready!  Since 95% of home buyers are using the Internet to determine whether to visit the home, photos of professionally staged rooms will set the listing apart from the rest.

Staging of Owner-Occupied Homes for Sale We offer a variety of services for occupied homes including in-home consultation, a DIY Walk & Talk action plan, art and accessory packages, and staging only a particular room to showcase its function. Occupied staging focuses on decluttering and furniture placement over purchase to make your home market & photo ready.


Staging of Vacant Homes for Sale We walk every property before providing a bid so we can create a customized design plan that positions the home to sell fast, with the most abundant amount. Our bid is a fixed, flat fee – no monthly fees, no ongoing fees, no design fees, no delivery fees … NO Surprises! The rental fees are based on the number of rooms or square footage of the home.


Interior Redesign Lifestyle by Design can provide options and ideas for “refreshing” your home’s decor as well as providing assistance with shopping (which is primary in-home shopping) and setup.  Services and products can be customized to fit the homeowner’s budget. This service works well if you have an upcoming personal or business event that you’ll have within your home, great way to showcase your sanctuary.


Holiday and Event Staging – Whether you’re planning an event at your home or office and need assistance decorating for the holidays, Lifestyle by Design can provide options and ideas to give your space that perfect look to enhance that special occasion. Services and products can be customized to fit the homeowner/client’s budget.


 It’s human nature to be attracted to pretty things and staged homes are much prettier than unstaged or badly staged homes. Staging relieves your client of stress and pressure and worries if their home looks good enough for buyers to pay the highest price.

Professional staging will encourage the buyer to form an ‘emotional link’ with the house and it’s that connection that leads them to buy the home. When our home was on the market I put out pamphlets of information about the local schools, local farmer markets, local wineries & Music – this way it makes them a part of home & community. It’s an idea I took from going up military, for each new deployment we would have a welcome kit waiting for us with all the information we needed to engage with our new community.

Remember staging is an investment, not an expense. You are investing in a proven method for appealing to the greatest number of potential buyers willing to pay the highest price. Remember earlier when I said we had our home on the market – it was on the market for 1 day, our home was a 30-year-old home with some aging, and it was bought within 4 hours. I asked our realtor what was her response to your survey question, and he said as she walked around she felt she had found “Home”.  

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

Here’s your FEEL HOME EMOTION pdf … Feel The Joy!

If you’re looking for guidance beyond this post today, my Coach/Organize/Stage Programs can be customized just for you and/or your clients. Book a Complimentary Session to discuss how I can help your clients get the best and quickest price for their homes. I look forward to guiding you on your journey to achieve a ‘Showcase’ of your homes or business.

Ways to contact us!

Call/Text 860.961.6824 or you can email envisionsdesigns@gmail.com for your free 1/2 hour consultation.

If Your Home Could Speak

What would it say? Help me, please with my struggles.

Well, you ended up at the right place for solutions.

𝓛𝒾𝒻𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓎𝓁𝑒 𝒷𝓎 𝒟𝑒𝓈𝒾𝑔𝓃 can save you real chunks of time, money, space, and energy, de-cluttering and organizing will organically show you why being organized matters. If you must break it down, here are only “a few” of the hundreds of ways that becoming organized can and will transform your life.

𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓗𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓃 𝒪𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓇

  • Being organized will reduce the tension and stress in my life. I will feel calmer, clearer, more focused, and more motivated.
  • Being organized will simplify my busy life by allowing me to get things done faster and become more effective at problem-solving. 
  • Being organized will start aligning my world towards my goals and dreams, freeing up my mind and space to focus more on the real priorities in all aspects of my life.
  • Being organized will save me money. I will know exactly where everything is and how much I already have. My valuable earnings can finally be allocated for things that I really need.
  • Being organized and de-cluttering will give me more freedom, time, and energy. I don’t have to get frustrated looking for stuff anymore and I can become more efficient and productive.
  • Being organized will bring me closer to achieving my full potential by increasing my focus and motivation.
  • Being organized and excess-free will eliminate my excuses for not paying enough attention to more important things in life.
  • Being organized and purging will help me move forward, leaving past negative experiences in the past where they belong.
  • Being organized will eliminate my excuses of “not being ready” for that unexpected visit, for pursuing my passions and new opportunities, and for being quick and sharp on my feet. Instead of procrastinating, staying stuck, feeling guilty, wishing, or hoping…​
  • Being organized will allow me to regain control of my life with a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Lifestyle “Other Stuff” In OrdeFrom vehicle interiors to holiday decorations, from shopping to donations!

  • Holiday decorations removal and repacking
  • Organizing vehicle interiors
  • Organizing products and supplies shopping assistance (purchases and returns)
  • Consignment, donation, and recycling activities for tax benefits and convenient disposal
  • Partnerships with charities, animal hospitals, and orphanages for donations.
  • and more…

𝒫𝑒𝒶𝒸𝑒 & 𝓗𝒶𝓇𝓂𝑜𝓃𝓎

If you’re looking for direction beyond this article, my Coaching Pathways Programs could be tailored for you. Book a Complimentary Session today to discuss your circumstances. I look forward to guiding you down the pathways to achieve your clarity of  Passion ~ Power ~ Purpose in your Lifestyle!

Email me: at envisionsdesigns@gmail.com or Call/Text (860)961-6824

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Placement over Purchase Redesign

Imagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home. 

Below is a list of how I can help you with your Redesign Project.

Room Redesign:

  1. We start off with a tour of the space/room to be redesigned
  2. We assess the accessories and decor within the space
  3. I prefer “placement over purchase” – it’s going shopping in your own home
  4. We put together a plan of action that can be started immediately
  5. If we need to purchase any items (paint, brushes, etc) we’ll do it before the project gets started
  6. We will start with removing all items from the space
  7. I do a deep clean of the space
  8. We start with our plan of putting items in their new homes
  9. We assess the space to see if it reflects the purpose and style we are achieving for the space
  10. Finalize with finishing touches to make the space your own

What room should you redesign next?

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Grace Notes:

  1. Use what you have decorating is easy and very economical and smart! The biggest thing holding us back is ourselves! We sometimes need to think out of the box a little and be willing to take a chance and learn something new.

     2. First of all it is most important to know which things in your home will look great used in new and fresh ways and which items won’t. This will be different for each of us.

     3. Here’s a rule of thumb from the Pros, the larger the item and the more of a focal point it is the harder it is to use if it is outdated or worn out. If it doesn’t fit into the style you’re after, get rid of it or move it to a new place where it can be centerstage.

     4. Paint is my “magic” of choice when it comes to updating and refreshing decor in my home I want to give a new life to! A chair, clocks, a table, a pillow (yup!), legs of soft furnishings, curtains, buffets, garden stools, mirrors, coat racks, and more! 

   5. How about taking a piece of furniture or an accent from one room to another? I do this a lot! Especially with accent tables and chairs. I did this method with some lamps I have had for a while, my husband commented on the new lamps – I said “no, we have had them for over ten years, they’re just in a new HOME”.

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Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign ideas.

1. TURN A STOOL INTO A SIDE TABLE. – Repurpose a seat into a handy stand, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. Try one on its own, or cluster a few (even varied heights work). And remember less is more!

2. CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel humdrum over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.

3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired.

4. REARRANGE LAMPS AND SHADES. – Swap a bedside lamp with one from your desk or the living room, or simply switch the shades for a different look.

5. REDO A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configuration—reposition a sofa, rotate a rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit. 

6. THINK CREATIVELY. – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.

7. RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF. – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up.

9. BRING OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS INSIDE. – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.

10. ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES. – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels, or buffets with keepsakes, from china to figurines. “There’s no point in keeping interesting items if no one ever sees them.

Redesign is the art of using existing items in a space to give it a fresh, new, designer look generally without having to buy a thing. 

Peace ♥ Harmony

“Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!”

𝙿𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚎 ♥ 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚢

Happy Friday!

Okay, it’s going to be snowing here in the Northeast this weekend . . .

What a great way to spend a snowy day than to think about redesigning that bedroom down the hall that was once your son’s bedroom… he’s now living in his own home. You have been daydreaming about having a space where you can do some sewing, crafts or, just read a book or journal.

During the weekend, go through your home design magazines – as you go through them once you’re done toss them out. Take all your clippings and put into a folder – during the next few weeks of winter use the clippings as inspiration to draw up a redesign plan for that bedroom.

If you need assistance to help you put it all together, call us we’re here to help make 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓.

Peace & Harmony

𝓢𝓾𝓷𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓐𝓯𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓷𝓸𝓸𝓷 𝓜𝓾𝓼𝓲𝓬 ♪ ♫ ♪

Be Careful out there . . .

Be Kind . . .

Be Helpful . . .

Be Healthy . . .

Wear a Mask . . .

Get Vaccinated . . .

Keep your community Healthy . . .

Support Small Businesses . . .

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 ♥ 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂

Happy Monday

𝓟𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮 ♥ 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓶𝓸𝓷𝔂

𝓒𝓱𝓮𝓻𝔂𝓵 𝓧𝓞