You have an important “Zoom” meeting in about five minutes, apart from preparing your notes and presentation, you’re also looking for an appropriate background at home that would look presentable to your coworkers.
I created a checklist for clients that would like to make a corner of their home a ZOOM MEETING PLACE
A cluttered home can simply drain you of energy; that much is pretty common knowledge. However, there are other hidden costs of clutter as well.
Clutter can drain your finances and schedule, too. That’s why it’s important to organize your home and workplace calendars along with the finances. Being informed about all monies coming out of or into your check, this way there is no surprises or crisis.
While you don’t need to have your cookbooks alphabetized or your shoes lined up according to the color (if I don’t it could be sleepless nights for me), it is important to have everything in its place and have that place be somewhere that has a purpose.
Are you happy with your current furnishings but it just doesn’t look or feel right in the rooms? Interior redesign is the answer! Also called one-day decorating. Interior redesign involves rearranging the furniture, artwork, and accessories you already own to make your space functional and beautiful! Any shopping that is done, will be done right in your own home!
Using your existing furnishings, accessories, and artwork, we’ll create a new atmosphere that clarifies warmth, beauty, and style. If your vision and budget includes new pieces and/or color consultation, we can incorporate that into your finished design plan as well.
Imagine a designer look in your new home with our unique Move-In ReDesign Service. You unpack your boxes, and the CCHC team will arrange the furniture, hang artwork, and place your accessories. You will feel “at home” in no time!
Imagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home.
Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign tips.
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!
CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel boring over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired. Grab some plate stands at the dollar store to use for your colorful patterned plates as an accessory.
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. This is my favorite – a small design trick that has a big impact on the design of the room.
RENEW A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configuration—reposition a sofa, rotate an area rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.
RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up with nicely colored book covers, accessories from around the home – Again, remember less is more!
BRING THE OUTDOOR IN – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.
ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels or buffets with keepsakes, from fine china to figurines. There’s no point in keeping interesting items around if no one ever sees them.
Isn’t it time you finally enjoyed life and let someone else handle the rest?
If you will be hosting people in your home over the holidays, the first thing you want to focus on is making their bedroom as comfortable as possible. This is the space that your guests are going to make themselves at home, so it’s important to make it cozy and welcoming.
Here are a few things to help make the room inviting:
Outfit the bed with comfortable sheets, blankets, and pillows – and if possible, don’t use old, worn bedding from years gone by. Just like you enjoy quality bedding in a hotel, plan to provide that for your guests, too. You may want to invest in a set of Egyptian cotton sheets for your guest room, and provide 2 pillows per guest (I’d suggest one fiberfill and one feather-filled.) Cover the bed with a medium weight blanket or comforter, and store extra blankets in the closet for those chilly nights.
Bedside lamps are a must. If your guest is a late-night reader, providing soft lamp lighting is much nicer than one bright overhead light in the room.
Post your WiFi network name and password in the guest room. In this tech-y day and age, your guests will most definitely want to tap in to your WiFi on their phones, computers, and tablets, so make it as easy as possible for them to do so.
A welcome basket of treats, snacks, and small toiletry items is a lovely way to say “We’re So Glad You’re Here!” I save all the small toiletry items from my hotel visits and bring them home to share with my own guests.
Fresh flowers add a beautiful touch to any room. Even a single flower in a small vase adds can add a dash of freshness, and this little touch will not go unnoticed.
Provide extra hangers in the closet and ample space to hang clothing. If there’s not enough room for a suitcase, an extra chair, ottoman, or suitcase rack solves that problem.
Place a few bottles of water on the nightstand, so your guests don’t have to venture to the kitchen at night.
Add a nightlight in the hallway and near the guest bathroom to help make a middle-of-the-night restroom visit less treacherous.
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
Would like to get help to organize your Holiday Preparations? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me and learn how a Home Concierge can help you get your home ready for Holiday guests – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.