Showing posts from July, 2010

Phase II of the Estate Sale

The estate sale went very well and was a huge success!  A good profit was made for the family but there are still items left. 

So my next plan of attack to clear the home was to call The Community Reserve of New Carlisle.  The Community Reserve is a non-profit that takes furniture, clothing, household goods and in the case of a fire or flood in the community, gives those items to those in need at no cost. 

Yesterday the fine folks at The Community Reserve came out to pick up much needed items that were left over from the sale.

My next step is to have Goodwill pick up what remains - clothing, bed, books, glassware, glasses.

The goal is to have the home clear so that it can be sold and the profits monetized.  I am well on my way to reaching that goal for my clients.  Stay tuned for Phase III!

My Grandma - Was Always Two Steps Ahead of Me

My mom gave me an article that my grandma cut out of The Prairie Farmer Magazine dated September 4, 1982 (I was a brand new 2nd grader at that time).  I was shocked when I saw who the article was about - Don Aslett, author of Clutter's Last Stand, The Office Clutter Cure and Weekend Makeover to name a few.  When I first started out as an organizer, I read all of the above mentioned books.  Don has a great gift for writing - he makes clutter funny and interesting and breaks down a solution in only a few simple steps. 

Grandma apparently really loved the article as she underlined and circled many key points, including this:  ".....get rid of the junk - 70% of the stuff we keep shuffling and rearranging."  True back in 1982 and still true today.

I really think Grandma smiled down upon me when I found this article and the connection many years later.  Grandma was a smart woman and she taught me so much.   Among other things she taught me how to organize photos and how to or…

Estate/Moving Sale July 17 from 7-3 and July 18 from 10-3

915 W. Grove Street, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Check out the merchandise by visiting my Facebook page here

Some of the Items for sale:

Furniture, beds, drop leaf tables, Baldwin piano, washer/dryer, Casio keyboard, exercycle, Compaq computer, dining room table and six chairs, women's clothing m-xl, purses (some vintage), costume jewelry, dressers, china, plates, glasses, silverware, silver, collectable plates, bedding, towels, books, home furnishings, christmas and holiday decorations, garden tools, tools, patio furniture - everything you need to start your first home!