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Moving is perfect time to organize

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A new home makes life a little more busy.  The “to-do” list usually becomes an activity booklet. But work, family responsibilities, other commitments have not slowed; and you still need to find the moving company and get everything packed and purged.

During the packing process boxes should be labeled to the new house destination.  This makes unpacking much easier.

The unpack is the time to think about how to be more organized.  Keep things where they will be used.  Sort by category and in closets use uniform hangers.  Everything will hang at the same level and clothes will not be playing hide and seek.

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Utilize walls for vertical storage.  Such as for ties and belts in closets, or pots and pans in the pantry.

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Should you need storage in a garage or basement, line a wall with shelves.  While I love the beauty of stylish design and architecture, there is something appealing about a wall of metro shelves organized into zones.  Slat wall or peg board is a fun way to organized a work space.

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And the best and most important moving tip, edit before you pack the old house.  There is so much that is hiding in our homes that is no longer important.  With the clutter gone, all that is left to organize is what will enhance your new home and life.

Knoxville’s Professional Organizer
for Your Well-Kept Spaces

Well-Kept Spaces comes to Knoxville with 15 years experience organizing homes and being a leader in the professional organizing industry.  While in Los Angeles Chris McKenry was president of the LA chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). During that time he created the Los Angeles Organizing Awards and served on the national board of NAPO.Featured imageNow we are thrilled to return to Knoxville with a new name and a new sister business, Closets by McKenry – for custom closet & garage design.  Recently we work with a client of Interior Designer Todd Richesin.  The beautiful new home was nearing completion and Todd turned to Well-Kept Spaces to unpack and organize the new home for the family.  We even helped plan this beautiful play area for the kids.  Notice the cut-out containers in the desk top for crayons and even the seats are storage bins.

 

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Professional organizers never forget labels.  When using beautiful baskets, gift tags can help identify contents in the gift wrap closet.

To see our “brag book”, as one client called it, click here.  It might give you an idea for your Well-Kept Spaces.

A Different Look for Today’s Condo Hall Closet Design

web hall closet 2Luxury condos may have big style but sometimes space is limited. That is where a closet designer who has over a decade of professional organizing experience will create new ideas for your storage needs.

A hall closet design isn’t just for coats anymore…especially in Los Angeles. Here we created custom storage for the kitchen pantry on one side and the other is for the home office supplies and work samples. web office supply storageNow the kitchen, which is across the hall, has become larger for culinary needs and the dry foods have more space.

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Compartments are designed for the vacuum and ironing board. The custom closet may be utilitarian, it also meets the need for stylish organizing as materials used match the finish of the cabinetry in the rest of the home.

Get It Together LA! is has received Best Closet Design in the Los Angeles Organizing Awards. Are you ready to Make Your Life Easier?

NOTE: All images in this blog are used with client’s permission.