unpacking

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 […]


A beautiful kitchen unpacked…

Last week we unpacked and organized this beautifully remodeled kitchen… Mom and baby enjoying the activity of moving… Within hours, everything is in it’s place… And the kitchen is ready to go… Shouldn’t all moves go this smoothly?  Here are some tips from a professional organizer on unpacking a kitchen… 1.  Decide in advance where […]


The life in our heads…

I’m working with woman I’ve known for 30 plus years. We packed her up in September so that her house could be remodeled, and now we are unpacking and organizing the house. She promised that she would prune her mountains of “stuff”, but it seems impossible for her to give up much.  She is not […]


Unpacking a home office and library…

This spring we had the privilege of unpacking and organizing a beautiful home office and library – for the second time.  We had done this job 2 years ago, but a fire in the garage, at the end of last year, forced the home owner to move completely out for repairs, and then move back […]


Organizing the too big kitchen…

I know it seems impossible that there are kitchens that are simply too big. Hard to imagine, especially since most of my clients call me in because their kitchens are too darn small! However, there are kitchens here in the Bay Area that are equally a problem due to their size – too big, too […]


The best of intentions…

Recently one of my clients went through a bit of nightmare when some seemingly innocent actions lead to near disaster… In preparation for her move, we worked through the entire condo sorting what would be packed, what would be stored and what would go to donation. Donation items where inventoried, boxed and placed in an […]


Moving in without you…

Our clients moved from Philly to Marin. While they drove across the country with their dog and cat, the moving van arrived here ahead of them. On moving day, the ATH team met the van and supervised the unload and furniture placements. Then we went about unpacking the entire house and organizing everything we put […]


Moving in…

Just returned home after spending 2 days in Saratoga unpacking one of my favorite clients. They moved from Danville and my associate, Charlotte Scott of Custom Move Solutions and I packed and then unpacked their kitchen and dining room. The weather was hot, but they made it fun and we got to soak our feet […]


Neither rain, nor sleet, nor lack of lights, can keep us from unpacking…

Sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate when you are moving. Last week we upacked a family of four into their San Francisco home in the pouring rain and with the winds blowing at 60+ miles an hour. While the tree branches blew by us and sometimes even without electrical power, we got mom, dad and […]


Moving in…

Our latest project took us to Tiburon where we had the task of blending two households together. This busy couple didn’t have to miss a day of work while we unpacked and organized the new house. The ATH team did a bang up job of putting together the family room and arranging the built in […]