Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

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The Cart Can’t Pull The Horse!

August 3, 2013

One of the firm beliefs of Organized Chaos is that you do NOT buy products to solve clutter problems until after you know exactly how much of something you have to store.  Buying a new container because it’s “cute and can surely be used for something” is like throwing gasoline on a campfire.  That cute container has now just become part of your clutter problem instead of the solution!

Gift Wrap Closet–Before

This belief was reinforced during one of this week’s projects for a whole-home organization.  Our client had purchased an Elfa system from The Container Store for gift wrap, but then did not follow through with setting it up to be a storage solution; thus, it had become part of the clutter.

Gift Wrap Closet--After

Gift Wrap Closet–After

After emptying the entire closet contents, grouping like things together, and adding a few missing components (a drawer organizer, melamine tops, label holders, and labels), this closet is a gift-wrappers dream!  We were also able to use some bins that had been emptied in other rooms for storage solutions.  Now, in this gift wrap closet, everything has its place, and there’s a place for everything.

If your space has more problems than solutions, click here to schedule a complimentary needs assessment.  We look forward to organizing your chaos!

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Happy NewValentineIndependenceHanukkah!

December 18, 2012

Relatives, gifts, and decorations OH MY!  The holidays are stressful to many; a stressful topic for me specifically is trying to figure out what gifts are fitting for the people on my list.  However, one thing that does not stress me out is finding my decorations.  They’re grouped together in my attic with clearly-labeled containers announcing their contents.  This year, a busy schedule did not allow me to decorate as much as I would have preferred, but it was easy to pull the items that I did want to display.

When venturing into your storage area this holiday season, were you able to quickly pick out the desired decorations in 10 minutes or less?  Or is Aunt Flo’s wedding dress tangled up with your inflatable Great Pumpkin wedged somewhere under a plastic reindeer?

Now is the ideal time to organize attics in Texas.  The temperatures are much easier to endure during organization than the near-100 temperatures of our summer (and much of spring and fall)!

Organized Chaos would love to help with your attic organization.  Peek into an attic organization from our files:

Before
After

And the opposite end of the attic:

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After

If you would like to have organized holidays, call us today at 469-323-5220.  We look forward to organizing your chaos!

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Is the Easter Bunny Hiding Pumpkins in Your Christmas Tree?

October 15, 2010

I spent last weekend decorating our front yard.  It’s not extravagant–I save that for Christmas–but it’s festive.  I knew exactly where my scarecrows were stored in the garage, and pulled the rest of my fall decorations out of the closet where I keep them.  I believe the total time it took was about 30 minutes, only because I had to hot glue some of the scarecrows’ clothing back together.

If we were to venture into your storage areas right now, would we be able to quickly pick out the decorations for Thanksgiving in 10 minutes or less?  Or is Aunt Flo’s wedding dress tangled up with your inflatable Great Pumpkin wedged somewhere under a plastic reindeer?

A client of ours recently asked us to return to her home to organize her attic.  She was no longer able to tell which boxes contained which holidays and it was becoming overwhelming for her.  We’re always thrilled to be asked back to a client, and this was the 4th project we completed for her.  (The home office, storage closet, and garage all have been organized by us.)  But the best part of this project was that we came in under our client’s budget by almost $150!

I think you’ll agree with our client that this was a great investment that will save her a lot of time in the future!

Here’s one end of the attic:

Before



After



 And the opposite end of the attic:
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After



If you ready for your holidays to be organized, call us today.  We look forward to organizing your chaos!
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