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How NOT to Spring Clean

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

How NOT to Spring Clean

Spring is a season of light, warmth, flowers and spring cleaning. But who wants to spend these warm and breezy days cleaning? Wouldn’t you rather enjoy your time with family or at spring events? With cleaning on the brain, spring is a great time to consider not-cleaning and hiring professionals. TLC Home recommends hiring professional cleaning services to our clients, and to everyone else. Hiring a cleaning company gives you more time for activities you want to enjoy and pushes you to...

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When Staging and Organizing Come Together

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Blog, Home Staging, Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

When Staging and Organizing Come Together

Peggy is a senior preparing to move into a retirement apartment and overwhelmed with the details of the upcoming move. She didn’t know where to begin and couldn’t separate what needed to be done into manageable projects. She was stressed and confused by the many organizing projects and decisions to make. I recommended that her primary focus be to stage her home, confident that organizational issues would be simplified by the staging process. At the staging consult we discussed...

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The One-In One-Out Rule Applies to Hobbies too!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

January is a great month for getting back into those hobbies we don’t make a priority in the busier months. New Year Resolutions combined with wet and chilly weather keeping us indoors means we have the motivation and the time to get back into old hobbies or start new ones. It can be so exciting to start something new and see the end result in our minds eye. A trip to a Joann Fabrics or William Sonoma can be fun in and of itself. However, often times we start and don’t finish...

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Pop of Color, Staging White Avenue

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Pop of Color, Staging White Avenue

  I received a call recently from a realtor I work with that was concerned about a property in Baltimore. It had been on the market for nearly 4 months already and another house down the street had sold much quicker. The other property had been staged. The realtor didn’t have much of a budget for staging the newly renovated, American Foursquare house built in the 1920s in a classic Northern Baltimore neighborhood.   The renovations were well done, lots of space and a...

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Memorabilia Matters

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

Hello!  What a week so Far! I have a new client that has really reminded me why I love to work with organizing clients and help them to simplify their lives. Organizing with passion and active interest in making your home more functional and fun is important. Clients that have that passion are more likely to succeed long term. The only way to truly instill active interest is to work with my clients and fit organizing into their lives. What is important to my clients is important to me and...

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I’ve Got a Prescription for That!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Blog, Terry's Blog |

I was with a client the other day and we laughed over a joke I made. I told her, “I think people should have to get a prescription from an organizer before they buy a container!”  Disorganization is no laughing matter,  but the joke did inspire some reflection. When I came home I was struck by just how consistent of an issue it has been over the past ten years. Clients know they have a problem in their homes. So they go out to Target or The Container Store and buy containers. When...

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