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We’ve Made Some Changes

Our journal is a place where you will find our new blogs and stories. We comment on organization projects, time management, coaching tips, and so much more, links to Youtube videos on how to achieve the styles you’re looking for and provide useful tips on achieving your own simple lifestyle.

Your Friendly Organizer & Coach,

Uplevel Your Small Business

Β The New & Improved Clean & Organize Office Service

We have spent about two years since the pandemic studying and observing the functionality of small businesses in the area, which leads us to redesign our Clean & Organize Office Service for Small Businesses from 200 Sq Ft to 2000 Sq Ft.Β 

Some small business owners, do not have the same circumstances to hire Human Resource, Marketing, and Operations Managers to get their businesses functioning as Big businesses. There seems to be a gap between all the great services small businesses offer and the same services a big business offers.

We have uncovered the gaps . . . 

There are two areas that I have noticed will set your business apart from others – big or small without a big budget. Those areas are Cleaning & Organizing I have been in offices where I know the value of the furniture and fixtures, but the office space looked cluttered and dirty.

If your business is not clean & tidy it will affect the feeling of stylish comfort and quality of business that Wow! sensation you’re trying to achieve with not only your services, but with your decor, furnishings, and design every time a customer walks through your doors.

We give small businesses big business perks!

We’ve designed the Clean & Organize Office Service to improve on 5 areas of Small Business:

GET MORE PRODUCTIVITY OUT OF YOUR STAFF

By hiring professional Cleaners & Organizers you can ensure that workplace environments (shared spaces/equipment) are properly sanitized on a regular basis. This helps stop a virus in its tracks and reduces the number of employee callouts. This alone helps the cleaning service pay for itself.

KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY

Improve your employees’ morale by showing them you are invested in their health & well-being. By hiring a Cleaning & Organizing service you signify to them that you are committed to clean work environments for your staff and willing to put their needs for safety above everything else.

BOOST YOUR BRAND EXPRESSION

Remember, most cleaning services focus on sanitizing surfaces, they also dispose of trash along with recycling needs, sweep, vacuum, mop, and make office spaces look as clean as possible. We provide the same services along with a company style to reflect your business’s branding. If you are looking for the big business perks for small businesses – We’re here to help.

SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG-TERM

A cleaning service can save you money by reducing the number of sick days that your employees take, but there are also long-term saving benefits – such as having to replace carpets, blinds, flooring, and fixtures sooner than expected if they aren’t cleaned. By investing in a regular cleaning & organizing service, you can maximize the life of your office’s β€˜big ticket’ items.

INCREASE YOUR STORAGE CAPABILITIES

Tired of storing old office equipment, supplies, and cleaning supplies? With professional Cleaners & Organizers, you get the benefit of professional equipment, green supplies and without the headache of storing them. Along with assisting in keeping supply closets, coat closets, and office spaces organized to maximize every square footage of office space.

You and your employees deserve the Cleanest, most Organized, safest work environment possible,Β  with the help of our Clean & Organize services, you will impress everyone who walks through your doors!

To learn more about what we have to offer small businesses in New London County contact us today!

Your friendly Organizer & Coach

Cheryl

(860)961.6824

envisionsdesigns@gmail.com

Lifestyle by Design Blog @ www.envision-designs.com

We Give Small Businesses Big Business Perks!

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 – Minimalism Life

Minimal Maxims – Quotes from The Minimalists

Shared understanding – 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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Call/Text 860.961.6824 or you can

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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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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 β€œthis 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 β€˜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 β€” $75/hour plus expenses
  • Corporations β€” $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 β€” $75 per hour plus expenses
  • Corporations β€” $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 spacesβ€”including walk-in closets, home offices, pantries, playrooms, and everything in betweenβ€”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.

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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 withΒ purposeful tips & tricks from professionals.

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

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 you’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 

How An Organizer Can Help You During The Holidays

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative on Pexels.com

Do you know that period of time between Christmas and New Year? 

I always remember as a former House Cleaner,  those days were the busiest, most chaotic, and all schedules β€œgo to hell” week. 

  • The kids are acting up, and the pets are acting up.
  • Kids are out of school and β€˜jacked up’ on holiday sweets and chocolates
  • The family is visiting, and even though they visit every year they forget where things go so everything is on the stairs it’s a competition β€˜who can create the best displays’.
  • Your schedule has remained the same at work during this period, but the schedules at home have gone to hell!
  • You have ribbon all over the place, gifts in boxes scattered all over the floor, the cat is laying on every single wrapping paper it can find, and the dog has cleaned the kitchen island with its tongue . . . someone spread more jelly on the cutting board than the bread.
  • Friends want to stop by to visit your relatives in town, and you can’t find the living room through all the gifts, paper, ribbons, kids, parents, and pets.

That’s where a Lifestyle Organizer comes in – to be those extra hands to help keep your home in that Holiday Spirit to welcome in the New Year. A welcome filled with less stress, organized surroundings, a place where you are comfortable welcoming all that come to your home without worry or anxiety. This year you will probably for the first time truly enjoy YOUR Holiday Season.

Your home is not only your sanctuary during the holidays, but it’s also the stage for many holiday events. Whether you are hosting parties for family and friends, gift wrapping, or decorating your space, we are here to help you create your vision of what the holiday season means to you. 

Want to decorate but can’t find the time to get to the attic where you store your decorations? We can help with that! Need to declutter and clean your closets, pantry, or bedrooms before guests arrive? We have that covered on our list, too! As you prepare your home for all of the wonderful memories to come, we can help you organize it to accommodate any event you have visioned this Holiday Season.

This Holiday, give yourself the best gift you could ever receive– the gift of Peace & Harmony!  so you can enjoy the holiday events as you should.

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 … 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 β€˜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 β€œHome”.  

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 β€˜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.