ZOrganize provides boutique organizing services for homes and home-based offices
From busy professionals, to young couples getting ready for their first-born to empty-nesters down-sizing; we help individuals, families and couples deal with transitions and helping them create an organized space which caters to their needs.
We help you organize your space to meet your needs
- Set up systems with what you have
- Tweak systems so they work for you
We coach you on how you can keep yourself and/or your family organized
- Questions to ask yourself when you ‘get stuck’
- Resources available so you know your donations are helping others
- Solutions for you and your family to work together creating a space everyone can enjoy
Call or email us for a free 15 minute consultation : 617-680-2264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J. K. Rowling (1965–) British writer
When I’m not sure what I want to do and get ‘stuck’- this quote helps me focus on what is truly important to me. It helps me come to terms with the ‘failures’ and making the decisions that best resonate with me. I want to look back on my life and feel at peace with the choices I made.
Zele was quoted in Stephanie Calahan’s organizing blog.
One simple way to organize- play one of your favorite songs and tidy up a room at the same time. You will be surprised what you can do in 3 minutes or less. Do that for a week. Then add another song. Keeping doing that until you get to 15 minutes.
15 minutes every day of tidying up is equal to 3.8 DAYS of tidying up a year!
You will be surprised how much clutter you can clear away a little bit everyday. It all adds up. Just imagine how many more weekends you can enjoy!
Check out NAPO- New England for more New Year’s Organizing Tips.
My favorite tips include:
Soak dirty dishes during the party. Your dishwasher will love you too.
Clear the air. Leave a window open about two- inches to clear the air (before, during and after the party). Why waste money on air-fresheners?
Keep prepared food warm. “A 200-degree oven works as a warming drawer,” says Kelsey Nixon, the host of Kelsey’s Essentials, on the Cooking Channel. This also frees up counter space and provides insurance that your food won’t burn if you forget to take it out
Finishing up the home-improvements before the holiday season goes into full-rush? Rushing to paint a room, a door, the kitchen while the weather is good and before the guests arrive in a few weeks?
For simple and easy food prep, store and stow kitchen tools (ladles, spoons, knives, etc.) together and within easy reach of your cooking area. Storage solutions can include using vertical space between your counter and upper cabinet, like a strip with hooks or magnets. Or decorative containers on your counter near your stove. Or a drawer with dividers. Whatever storage solution you decide, keep it simple and make sure it works for you.
My mom taught me how to repurpose before it was fashionable. Below are tips and tricks to help you repurpose and save money. By the way, I still use these tips and tricks to this day…
1. Peanut butter and jam jars- are great for storing legumes and pasta. To get rid of the label- fill a pot with water, put jar in the middle. Heat the water but be careful it doesn’t get too hot otherwise the jar may crack. Watch as the water heats up, you will notice the paper and glue begin to melt. Take the jar out and pull the label off. Clean jar with soapy water to remove paper and glue. Viola! You have a ‘new’ jar!
2. Plastic bags from loafs of bread, muffins and other baked goods. These are great to use again for sandwiches and to cover dishes that the entire meal hasn’t been eaten.
3. Plastic twisties-great to use again for the above.
4. Plastic containers from store- deli, yogurt, cheese tubs. Yes- clear plastic containers for leftovers are ideal. But, these containers can be repurposed with leftovers too, as long as you label them clearly.
Zele Avradopoulos, owner of ZOrganize- Professional Organizing Services for Homes and Home-based Offices, www.zorganize.net is also a member of NAPO, NAPO-NE and ICD.Did you like this? Share it:
Just like ‘regular’ organizing, the same rules apply with travel organizing: Containerize Have clear zip lock bags in assorted sizes : One for dental products (travel toothbrush, toothpaste and floss) One for hair products One for make up One for face And label. It makes it easier to find things. It’s easier to pack and unpack. It’s easier to travel- especially when flying because you take out and plop those baggies in the bins when going through security. For more details, check out more travel tips, click on the image above.
New York isn’t the only city where storage and space are expensive commodities. IKEA has some great kitchen storage products for cabinets and shelves. I use this shelving for my own small pantry in Boston and it has doubled my storage.
I have hired and worked with Zele on two different projects and have found her to be one of the best. Zele is conscientious, detail-oriented, timely and comes to each project with a great mix of professionalism and personality… I wouldn't hesitate to hire Zele again and would recommend her to others those looking to work with a talented Professional Organizer.
-- MJ Rosenthal, Owner, An Organized Life