Do You Dream of Being in a Space Without Clutter?

Do You Have 10 Minutes to Declutter?

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

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Minimalism vs. Maximalism

There has always been a push and pull between the both . . .

Minimalist design is about prioritizing the essentials. A minimalist building, object, or interior design is stripped of its core functionality.

It is realized using limited materials, neutral colors, simple forms, and avoiding excess ornamentation to achieve a pure form of elegance.

While the final expression of a minimalist design might appear effortlessly simple, as spare as a poem, and as clear as a bell, achieving this kind of powerful simplicity is anything but easy.

It takes purposeful decision-making to bring it all together.

Maximalism design is popular among younger generations, particularly millennials, who were eager to incorporate plants, mixed colors, and other accessories into their spaces.

Maximalism became a way to define an eclectic home with a chaotic array of colors, prints, objects, and textures in a single space.

Maximalism is the art of more-is-more; layered patterning, highly saturated colors, ample accessories and artwork hung “salon-style”, and a real sense of playfulness and bold gestures.

Maximalism is all about going big, or going home!

Here is a list of articles, and information about both minimalist & maximalist design:

Slowing down is an act of minimalism โ€“ Minimalism Life

Minimal Maxims – Quotes from The Minimalists

Shared understanding โ€“ Manu (manuelmoreale.com) 

Inside Minimalism: Essays on Simple Living (Volume 1) – Kindle edition

Everything You Need to Know About the Cluttercore Trend Cluttercore: The Scariest Home Design Trend That Makes Us Cringe – Treadstone Mortgage(thespruce.com)

Cluttercore Is Where Sentimentality and Organized Chaos Meet (bhg.com)

Maximalism Interior Design: What It Is, Examples and Decor Tips (goodhousekeeping.com)

Your friendly Organizer & Coach, Cheryl

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New Year To Go Back . . .

To the basics . . . I am returning to where I started thirty-three years ago, providing my clients with Organizing & Coaching services.

People are overwhelmed with their clutter, but most American families live within chaotic family and work schedules, which keeps them in the clutter because they’re telling themselves “I don’t have time” so clutter has the time to accumulate. We can help break that cycle.

We can help you find the time, when you’re surrounded by clutter, your mindset is in total chaos – that’s where we can first help. We can partner to find a starting point along with an action plan while moving you forward to your goal.

We provide a safe place for you to start letting go of your clutter.

Your friendly Organizer & Coach, Cheryl

Why disorganization cause stress

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Are You Ready To Dip Your Toe Into The Organized Pool This Year?

Photo by Eugene Golovesov on Pexels.com

Please enjoy the 12 Blogs I have been enjoying during the past year.

Excellent information, mouth-watering images of the organization, fun stories, along withย purposeful tips & tricks from professionals.

When I was a teacher – I wrote in my Teacher Journal on my fifth day of teaching these words:ย 

I AM NOT THE BEST TEACHER, BUT I AM A GREAT STUDENT.

It means I may have some of the answers, but I will do my best to get all your answers.

I hope one of these lovely professionals has the answers youโ€™re looking for in your post-holiday cleanup.

Wrangle the Post-Holiday Mess With These Pro Tips (thespruce.com)

Tips for Cleaning up After the Holidays – House Cleaning Central

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Re-Organize Your Home This Fall – Men With Kids

How to Organize Your Home – 30+ Organizing Ideas – Organizing Moms

Home | Abby Organizes (justagirlandherblog.com)

How to Start an Overwhelming Organizing Project

A Bowl Full of Lemons. Life. Organized.

Home – Organization Obsessed

Welcome to The Home Edit – You can purchase their products at Target

Cleaning Tips Archives – Clutterbug

Home by Jenn 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your home? – Happy Organized Life

Peace & Harmony

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl 

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 โ€ฆ 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 youโ€™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/clientโ€™s budget.


 Itโ€™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 โ€˜emotional linkโ€™ with the house and itโ€™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. Itโ€™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 โ€œHomeโ€.  

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

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

If youโ€™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 โ€˜Showcaseโ€™ 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.

There Are Benefits Of Downsizing

Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com

You spend a large part of your life and hard-earned money on the concept of the American dream, buying and living in your forever home. Your home is a special place, filled with lots of memories, love, and tons of laughter. As you age, you might start asking yourself whether your home works with your changing daily routines and needs. 

To ease challenges and simplify living, you may want to consider downsizing. Downsizing can offer many financial and lifestyle benefits for seniors.

Why Downsize? Downsizing is the idea that your current space is more than you need and moving to a smaller space may fit your future needs better. Minimizing your living space and the amount of stuff you have can lead to less stress, lower living expenses, and a simpler overall life.

What to Look For. Before you downsize, create a list of your needs and wants in a new home. First and foremost, make sure you are moving to a space where you feel safe and comfortable. If you are going from a single-family home to a condo, consider that you will now have neighbors and the style of living will be different, but sometimes different is good and can expose you to new things you would never enjoy if you didnโ€™t downsize.

Also, consider your future health needs. You may no longer want or be able to go up and down the stairs easily, so consider a ranch-style home or a first-floor unit. Ensure you have optimal mobility in your new living space to help prevent accidents and falls.

YOUR FIRST STEP:

Declutter.  As we get older we seem to accumulate a lot of treasures over the years. Moving into a smaller space forces decisions on how to sort through treasures. There are some basic ways to streamline possessions when downsizing:

  • Determine what is going on with you
  • Give items to the adult children
  • Donate
  • Sell
  • Create 4 piles when declutteringย  each space – K-T-D-S = KEEP TOSS DONATE SELL

Packing. If the senior and family members are packing up instead of using professional movers, there are a few tips to consider:

  • Pack one room completely before moving on. This means making the more difficult decisions up front without leaving items to decide on late in the process.
  • Pack dishes and glassware with care. Use extra packing paper and wrap each individual piece. Stack dishes vertically, not horizontally. Pad the container’s top and bottom with cloth or towels and mark the box โ€œfragile.โ€
  • Pack essentials separately. Consider what will be needed in the first week in the new homeโ€”examples: medications, toilet paper, shower curtains, towels, and hand soap. Make sure you Label the boxes so that each container does not have to be opened to discover what is inside. Label each box with – WHAT ROOM DOES IT GO, CONTENT believe me as many times as I have moved your friends will appreciate these two bits of information.

Consider a portable storage unit or a moving pod, which will provide a less stressful experience because it can be loaded over time. Make sure when youโ€™re setting a new budget for your new home – you budget this item.

Consider hiring professionals. There are Professional Organizers (like Lifestyle by Design) who specialize in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation or a transition in your lifestyle.

If youโ€™re looking for guidance beyond this article today, my Coaching Programs can be customized just for you. Book a Complimentary Session to discuss what’s holding you back. I look forward to guiding you on your journey to achieve organized spaces in your home or business.

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What Is Something Everyone Wants?

TIME . . . To spend it purposely and passionately on what’s most important to you.

We can give you that gift of time.

When you’re confronted by a cluttered home or business and you don’t know where to start . . . we are there in your corner, no judgment just coaching & cheering you along toward your goals.

Peace & Harmony

My Coaching Programs can be personalized just for you. Book a Complimentary Session to discuss what’s holding you back. I look forward to guiding you on your journey to achieve organized spaces in your home or business.

Check out our ๐Ÿ„ต๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ป Newsletter

Take a look at our Fall ~STYLE OF LIVING~ newsletter. I included a few tips to get your home ready for the market if you’re thinking of selling or getting ready for the upcoming Holidays. If there are special interests you would like to see in the newsletter – please contact me.

If you’re not a DIYer! We can help.

When you’re confronted by a disorganized home or business and you don’t know where to start . . . we are there in your corner, no judgment just hands-on coaching & cheering you along toward your goals.

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