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Make home organizing fun, so you’ll get it done!

by respaced on November 15, 2017

Let’s face it: a dusty, musty room heaped high with long-forgotten clutter is usually a bit of a kill-joy. It’s so much easier to just close the door and tell ourselves that we will “get to it later.” But if you find that “later” never seems to come, then it’s time to find ways to […]

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How reSPACEd tackles a kitchen unpacking job

by respaced on October 12, 2017

Kitchens are one of the trickiest rooms to unpack because there’s just. SO. MUCH. STUFF that lives in the kitchen. Add in all the “pre-determined storage space” (aka drawers, cabinets and shelves that you didn’t get to pick out yourself), and it adds up to a complicated project to unpack. Fortunately, the professional organizers at […]

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Have you ever moved into a new house and lived with boxes for weeks or even months afterward? All of us at reSPACEd have, and we know how depressing that is! So we provide Organized Unpacking services to our clients. Within 2 days, a team of professional organizers can get an average size house almost […]

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I recently did a home organizing job out in Hillsboro. The client wanted me to reorganize the kitchen, specifically: The Gladware! Some call it Tupperware, some call it leftover containers. But we all have those little plastic tubs with the myriad lids, and for most of us, they are stashed in a jumbled drawer somewhere. […]

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While doing a kitchen organizing job out in Beaverton last week, I got asked about storing bags, particularly the bags that come home from stores like paper bags and plastic bags. I get asked about this a lot actually, so here’s a picture of how I store them in my house: Yep, that’s my 1990s […]

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Get unpacked after a move within a day!

by respaced on June 5, 2017

Did you know we offer unpacking services? We recently helped a client out in Beaverton, Oregon get her condo set up and unpacked after her move. The movers came in first, dropping off all of the boxes and placing the big pieces of furniture. Then we got to work! We always like to set up […]

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The flat surface clutter cure

by respaced on September 12, 2014

Sick of everyone in your family using the kitchen counter (or any flat surface) as a dumping ground? Try putting a handy-dandy little sign there to break this habit: Need it bigger so it can’t be ignored? Try this: I know it seems so silly, but when I use this with clients’ families, it WORKS […]

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Cute little DIY organizing craft for the kitchen

by respaced on March 31, 2014

Do you have this problem: All of your cups and glasses look identical, so your family can never remember whose glass is whose on the kitchen counter? And as a result, everyone grabs a new glass whenever they are thirsty, so you end up with a dozen dirty glasses on the counter by the end […]

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Sometimes you just need a few organizing tips to kick start your organizing project. I made a list below of many of the tips I tell my clients.  Kitchen 1. Store kitchen utensils and equipment near where they get used in the kitchen. For example, store your pots and pans near the stove. Store your […]

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If you look through home magazines or the most recent The Container Store catalog, you might get the impression that getting organized will cost you a lot of money. If you buy a bunch of their products, it certainly will! But there are at least 5 things you can do TODAY that will make your […]

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