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August 13, 2015

Managing the disbursement of an estate can be a challenge for even the most organized person. Even if you can separate the emotions and sentimental feelings that accompany the processing of an estate, there is still no easy way to make sure that everyone is able to access the estate to receive the items they are interested in, and then make decisions together about what to do with the items no...

October 15, 2015

The best advice people give for home organization projects it that you should remove absolutely everything from a room, and then only put things back in the room that belong there and that have a place. If an item belongs in a room and doesn’t have a place, you create a place.  If an item has always been in a room, but it doesn’t have a purpose, then it doesn’t need to return to...

July 30, 2015

Self storage for seniors is useful for many reasons; but in the Denver, Colorado area, downsizing is a smart economic choice for everyone. Rents have skyrocketed, while homes are selling almost instantly. Parents who once had a home filled with children, now have one filled with their children’s prized possessions. Beloved children’s books and text books, special...

July 23, 2015

Summer is underway, and if your main or second home is sitting empty while you are living in your summer home, you could be missing out on a major source of income. There is a huge market for vacation home rentals in the Boulder area, and the internet has made renting your home out to vacationers simpler than ever before with websites like HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and AirBnB.com. All you have...

August 06, 2015

Having an aging mother is never easy. Especially as you try to keep her comfortable in her own living space. Your mom, like most moms, has tons of stuff she can stand to get rid of. However, helping her get rid of junk and organize her home or living space will most likely be a stressful time for both of you. There are many things she wants to keep but does not have room for in her space. Letting...

July 16, 2015

If you are a bit of a pack-rat you’ve probably spent most of your life trying to break your addiction to “stuff.” You’ve probably spent time in people’s homes who like to keep things sparse and you’ve noticed the peace and simplicity in their lives. However, when you make efforts to get rid of the excess, it is difficult to actually part with items that it seems like you may need. If you feel...

July 13, 2015

From one of our organizing experts – Bev Moranetz, Streamline Organizing Solutions    Just because I’m a professional organizer doesn’t mean I’ve checked off all the items on my “to do” list.  Managing my tasks is an ongoing process.  Many of my clients struggle with this so I thought I would break it down into some manageable steps.  Forming new habits to...

July 09, 2015

When Washingtonians see the end of their working years coming, they often dream of moving to a place close to all-day fishing or a place with no telephone, fax or the ding of a message on their phone. Peace and quiet are usually the first two things these people want, and they’ll go all the way to pretty and picturesque Annapolis to get it. Sailing their boat, walking Quiet Waters Park and...

July 02, 2015

With the children grown and retirement approaching rapidly, many baby boomers are considering downsizing from their large family size house to a smaller single-level home or a condo.  Those who like to travel may envision selling the house to buy a motorhome and travel full-time for a while to see the country once they’re retired. The problem with most of those plans is all of the...

June 25, 2015

These days, blogs are rampant with tips on how to make space with home organization. Whole books and magazines exist in order to help people put their belongings into neat little compartments. Sometimes, though, life just can’t be sorted. If you are like most American’s, you probably have at least one box in your home containing a myriad of things from your childhood....

June 18, 2015

You’re ready for your divorce to be final and ready to move on, but now you have a house full of stuff and an apartment budget. Worse yet, most of your belongings take two people to lift and your ex is not interested in helping you pack things up to take them to storage. When you face divorce and ask, “Who can help store my belongings?” the last thing you want to do is go down the list...

June 11, 2015

Living in Denver means that you’re only a few hours from all of your favorite outdoor activities.  Whether you love day trips hiking, overnight backpacking, camping from your car, or kayaking, it’s all waiting for you just outside of the city.  All of the gear for those activities takes up a lot of premium real estate in your home.  You don’t have to give up your favorite things to...

June 04, 2015

If you’ve finally had enough of trying to fit everything you own into a small space, storage units are a surprisingly easy way of stowing away all of your belongings while keeping them safe and sound. But, wait! Before you run out and pick the nearest storage unit, read on to get the most out of your experience. 1. Research the Company. There are tons of places in Denver to...

May 21, 2015

You had a plan for your life and this wasn’t it. You would graduate from college at age 22, own your own home by age 25, get married, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, certain things happened that were out of your control and now you face the prospect of moving back in with your parents. Perhaps you lost your job through downsizing or your spouse suddenly decided he or she wanted a...

May 28, 2015

When you find yourself suddenly in need of storage, chances are that a stressful life event has just occurred. Sometimes just finding a location to store your belongings is about all the effort you can muster, in addition to the physical and emotional stress that has accompanied your changing life situation. So the idea of renting a truck and asking friends and family to take time out of their...

May 14, 2015

When you think of mourning the loss of a loved one, you probably think of your sorrow and how much you miss the person you cared about. Unfortunately, right after a death in the family, there are so many decisions to make that it leaves very little time for grieving and processing your loss. Planning a funeral, making burial or cremation decisions, dealing with medical and life insurance...

May 07, 2015

Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible where they are surrounded by their own possessions and their memories. In addition, your parents may not be ready to part with memento’s, furniture or valuables that you are not ready to inherit! In addition, storage for a parent can become necessary as your parents age or their medical needs increase. For all of these...

May 01, 2015

Eliminating clutter for clutter free living can give you a new outlook on life and provide your San Francisco home with a peaceful, tranquil feeling. For many people, getting rid of clutter seems like an overwhelming task, when it really doesn’t have to be at all. Here are some hacks for clutter free living that will make the process seem a whole lot easier. Work One Area at a...

April 23, 2015

The good news is that the housing market in Denver is robust again after suffering severe setbacks during the national recession of the late 2000s and early 2010s. It wasn’t long ago that houses remained on the market for a year or more, even when the seller reduced the asking price many times. Homeowners in Denver were forced to rent their homes and become reluctant landlords or abandon their...

April 16, 2015

It’s not the first thing you think about when you are preparing to move out of your home in Seattle, but once you find a short-term rental, you realize that you cannot take all of your personal possessions with you. When you have to downsize due to divorce, you ask yourself, “Who can help store my belongings?” Let us answer that question for you today. Downsizing due to divorce – Where to...

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