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About Astrid Lium

Professional Organizer

Cold Weather Curb Appeal

Spring is the best time to garden, when everything is new and fresh and you feel motivated to update your home’s curb appeal. Flash forward to summer, when the hot sun has taken a toll on your precious plants. By Labor Day you may feel like giving up—but don’t! It’s possible to have a beautiful yard with curb appeal even during the off seasons. Read on for some tips to keep your thumb green all year round.

By |October 21st, 2018|Organizing|

Holiday Decorating Organizing Tips

Autumn is in full swing, and you know what that means—cooler weather, pumpkin-spiced everything, and holiday decorations. While those first two are beyond our control, we can help make your holiday decorating easier to manage, more fun, and something to look forward to every year. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your decorations better organized and ready to find for any occasion.

By |October 7th, 2018|Holiday Decorating|

Five Mistakes To Avoid When Getting Organized

So, you’ve committed to getting organized. That’s great! Seriously, you deserve some props—deciding to take that first step can be the biggest obstacle to overcome. But before you get too excited and dive right in, make sure that you read the following tips. It’s easy to feel the sudden urge to get ready and go, but we want to make sure you do it right the first time. That way, you’re more likely to succeed, see long-term results, and enjoy the process.

By |September 23rd, 2018|Organizing|

Organizing Your Pets

Pets are the best! Studies show that having a pet or even just petting an animal can lower your blood pressure. But pets come with stuff, and if that stuff is everywhere or you can’t find it when you need it, that low blood pressure might not stick around. Here are some tips on getting your pet organized!

By |August 12th, 2018|Organizing|

How To Organize Your Bathroom

Bathroom organization projects can often feel overwhelming. There are so many small items to categorize and so many duplicates, like 6 tubes of toothpaste. Also, knowing how and where to properly dispose of bath and body products can be a challenge. Creating a system to tackle these types of projects can help make them feel less daunting.

By |July 29th, 2018|Organizing|

Moves: Local And Long Distance

  Let’s face it, moving is stressful, even when it is an exciting or positive change. So much goes into a move, and keeping track of all the details can be challenging. Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, you end up learning things you wish you had known beforehand. We’re here to help make the process easier for you. Here are ten tips to keep in mind before you move.

By |June 17th, 2018|Move Management, Organizing|

Is Consignment Worth Your Time?

When cleaning out your home, office, or garage, you can free your closets and storage spaces of excess stuff in several ways. The most common options include passing it along to friends, donating it to local organizations, tossing it, and consigning it.

By |April 22nd, 2018|Organizing|

Downsizing And Uprooting

  Are any of you out there thinking of downsizing? Spring is here and you may be ready for some change. Whether you’re consolidating your own things, moving to a smaller place, or planning to help your parents downsize, here are some tips to help make the purging process a bit more manageable.

By |March 11th, 2018|Move Management, Organizing|

Upcycle Holiday Cards

The holidays are over and you’ve taken down your decorations and packed them up for another year. But what about that beautiful collection of holiday cards? If you’re like me, you love sending and receiving these cards but feel a twinge of guilt when tossing them in the recycle bin. I’ve done some fun research and found 10 simple ways to reuse them.

By |January 14th, 2018|Holiday Decorating, Organizing|

Giving Back To Your Community

During the holiday season, businesses, charitable organizations, and individuals tend to raise awareness of their particular causes. This is a wonderful time of year to give to charities, but contributing what you can is just as important during the other eleven months. Even on a tight budget, there are some great ways to give back to your local community throughout the year.

By |December 17th, 2017|Organizing|