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Friday, March 13, 2009

Ready, Plan, Move

Have you been blessed to finally buy your own home? Congratulations!! Here are a few tips to help ease the transition:

1. Plan, plan and plan some more. Don’t just expect your move to progress smoothly without proper preparation.

2. Declutter BEFORE you move. Don’t move clutter from one place to another.

3. Have the proper tools. You’ll need sturdy boxes, strong bags, tape, scissors, markers, labels, and packaging materials (recyclable if possible).

4. Label, label, label. It will help you to know what’s in each box or bag. No need to have to guess. That just adds to your stress level rising.

5. Pack in an organized manner. Don’t just throw things in containers. See the next step.

6. Pack according to rooms. Place all items for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and etc. together. As much as possible, don’t mix unlike room items.

7. Unpack as soon as possible. No procrastinating allowed. The longer you live out boxes and bags, the easier it will be to continue to live that way or have to spend money unnecessarily because you can’t find something. Of course, if you followed tip number 4, you won’t have any problem.

8. Ask for help. Moving can be a huge endeavor. Don’t make it harder by being a lone ranger.

Dr. D. Clutter™

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I am Dr. Darnita L. Payden, Executive Director/Owner of Dr. DClutter™ Life Management, a division of PreciousOnes™ LLC. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and over 20 years of experience working to help clients discover their strengths and talents. Having worked as a therapist, college professor, grief specialist and trainer, I have encountered in my journey many of the issues my clients may face. I have a sincere desire to help you find clarity, organization and independence in your life and environments. I know that life can be hectic, but I desire to help my clients bring as much order, peace and enjoyment back into their lives as is possible. What separates me from the norm? I focus on the client from a holistic perspective. I realize that most people desire a functional and an organized life, but may simply need support, understanding and information about why they have the habits or tendencies that have led to disorganization. I do not perform “quick fixes” or provide “one-size-fits-all” guidance, but I strive to provide strategies to my clients that will be life changing and useful for a lifetime. Dr. DClutter™ is a name well earned!!

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