unpacking

The problem with moving…it’s inconvenient, for sure.

  I write this with a smile…actually, it’s a funny quirk of being human…we don’t like change, even when we initiate it, even when it’s the best thing to happen to us, and even when we know we will be happier in the end. As the moving season winds down, I’ll offer a last warning […]


Welcome to the glamorous world of being a professional organizer…

One of my fellow professional organizers has the tag “welcome to the glamorous world of professional organizing” on her site…I always giggle when I see that…because sometimes the glamor is a little hard to find.   People laugh when they get my contract and it says…“Please advise if there are animals other than common house pets.”  […]


Taking organizing to new heights…

Last week, the All Things Home Organizing™ team did the unpacking and organizing of a new client’s home, here in the East Bay.  While all jobs present new opportunities to stretch our expertise, this one stretched us all the way to 6’7″. Our client is a professional athlete standing at 6’7″ and weighing over 300 […]


Organizing an old kitchen…

Old houses are certainly charming, until you get to organizing an old kitchen…lack of plugs, lack of counter space, lack of cabinets and drawers, lack of a pantry…all these things can create a serious problem for the homeowner who needs to function while waiting for the remodel. Client profile:  a busy Berkeley professor Challenge:  unpacking […]


Moving Mom…a senior moves into her new Piedmont Gardens apartment

Last week my team had the pleasure of being hired to move an Oakland senior from her home of 40+ years in the hills, to Piedmont Gardens senior living community.  Even though she has a large family and friends to lend support, she decided that leaving the move to a professional organizer would allow everyone […]


Your new kitchen…organized

This week the All Things Home Organizing™  team had the pleasure of unpacking and organizing a family of five in their new Marin home.  Yes, moving is chaotic and sometimes stressful.  Especially if you have 3 young children who are off from school during your move.  But in just a day and half, we were […]


Organizing a kitchen…the secrets of a pro

One of my favorite things to do…unpacking and organizing a new kitchen on move-in day. Our clients are busy people, moving into a new loft condo.  They hired All Things Home Organizing™  to supervise the movers on moving day, assist with furniture placement, and unpack/organize the kitchen. The question I get asked all the time: […]


A senior move…dealing with the stress

Moving is generally stressful for everyone, but seniors can be especially nervous facing a move. Such was the case last week, with a senior client in San Francisco, who was voluntarily moving, from the 3rd floor of her building, to the 1st floor – into an identical one bedroom apartment…how difficult could that really be? […]


A senior move…sometimes it just doesn’t feel like home

Just a week ago, we organized the move of a friend’s 80 year old mother.  We moved her out of her Santa Rosa double wide trailer home, and into a lovely one bedroom apartment, in The Redwoods, a beautiful senior community, in Marin. We worked on downsizing her first, paring her down to her best and […]


Organizing a kosher kitchen…

Last week we had the privilege of packing, unpacking and organizing a new home for a Berkeley Rabbi and his family.  Our challenge was keeping their kitchen kosher .   Simply stated, a kosher kitchen requires the separation of all dairy cookery from meat.  Not only do the dishes have to be separated, but so do […]