Another year has gone by, we have had some of the most challenging projects yet and also some of the most satisfying to complete. We want to share some of our favorite 2017 projects with you. The last 12 months have been filled with noteworthy projects, but a few are particularly memorable. Read on to learn more about our favorite memories and some ways in which we helped our clients reach their most organized year yet.
Apartment living has lots of perks. You aren’t committed to a 30 year mortgage. If you don’t like where you are, wait out the lease, or break it if you need to. Leaky faucet? Call the landlord. Pipes burst? It’s not coming out of your pocket! But there are definite drawbacks. Old and outdated kitchens and bathrooms are common. Most landlords don’ t want you to paint, and most don’t even want to refresh those beige or white walls between tenants. Gross. Holes in the wall are usually a no-no. So how do you add your personal style and guarantee that security deposit back? You’re in luck! Damage-free decorating is my middle name. Read on for some great resources.
My husband and I became first-time homeowners of a slightly dilapidated 1,200 square foot bungalow in 2007. At the time, I was newly pregnant with our first child. Although this house was a major step up in space from our 700 square foot rental in Boston, we acquired a bathroom that was top to bottom mint green – toilet and all! With some elbow grease and paint brushes we cleaned every inch, painted walls and cheerfully called our little house home for two years.
(This photo is for real! For more hilarious real estate photos, check out terriblerealestateagentphotos.com.) Imagine yourself doing a search for a new home, you plug in the town and a price tag and ta da! The internet provides you with a list of homes with all of your criteria. A few clicks later you’re staring at a kitchen that has an honest to goodness wishing well over the stove. Seriously!
When we say we’re Professional Organizers, generally we get the “Oh, you do closets!?” response. Yes, we do closets. Lots of them in fact. But we do so much more than closets and many times the projects we are hired for end up transforming into so much more than our clients originally contacted us for, simply because they didn’t know just how much we are actually capable of as Professional Organizers. Here are our favorite “Yes, we do that too!” projects of 2016.