new year

Reflecting on 2017

2017: a few highlights from this past year

1 BABY BORN
Hank, to co-founder Caroline & husband Andrew

1 WEDDING CELEBRATED
Katie, Office Admin & Project Manager to Andy Martin

1 PARTNERSHIP WITH MOVING TIME
local moving company we trust and highly recommend

4 NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Erin, Bekah, Allie, Katoya

4 HOME TOURS
Tiny Home, Historic Home, Downtown Home, Parkridge Home

5 GIVEAWAYS
We collaborated with other local businesses and gave away some awesome goods

6 EVENTS HOSTED/CO-HOSTED
First Friday @ Nest, Intro to the Art of Design, Interior Design Workshop, Pottery Barn Workshop, DIY Workshop @ Fountain City United Methodist Church, Spring Flea, Fall flea

7 INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS COMPLETED
Cassandra worked on one of a kind design plans and installs

12 NEWSLETTERS
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17 MONTHLY CLIENTS
Month by month, one project at a time we served these clients all year long

24 MOVES MANAGED
Ranging from partial/packing and unpacking to full scale move management

52 BLOG POSTS
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200+ ORGANIZING PROJECTS COMPLETED
Pantries, garages, basements, closets, bathrooms, linen closets, etc.

 
 

Life Resolutions

Because I'm an avid list maker I must admit that I have always loved making New Years Resolutions. In the past I've made lists of practical things I would like to do differently during the year. This year, however, I decided to make a life list. I chose things that I will more than likely work on and work towards until the day I die. These phrases are not my own words but are lines that stuck with me over the course of the year--things I read, things that were shared with me, things that I saw in other people. More than anything I want to be less consumed with my stuff and myself.

1. Buy less, choose well.

2. Collect moments, not things.

3. Be ware of hurry.

4. Live more from intention and less from habit.

5. Wherever you are, be all there.

6. Remember: The grass is greener where you water it.

7. Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

8. Remember that comparison is the thief of joy.

9. Drive less, bike/walk more.

10. Do small things with great love.

We would love to hear from you all! What do you think about New Years Resolutions? Do you have any for this year? For life?

 

5 tips for falling in love with your home again in 2015

Picture by Artifact Uprising

Picture by Artifact Uprising

 1.  Make a list of spaces in your home that need order.  Pay attention to how the space is currently used and what you'd like it to be used for.  Having vision and purpose for the space is key to getting motivated to start & finish. Try thinking about the things you wish you had space for in your home. When you start thinking outside of the box you may realize that you can re-purpose a closet into a crafting nook or a home office.

Picture by Katie Norrell

Picture by Katie Norrell

2.  Don't go it alone.  Call a friend, a family member or Help You Dwell to be a second set of eyes allowing you to envision creative ways to organize and re-purpose your space that you might not ordinarily think about.  Organizing with others helps you not get bogged down in the details and helps to make the decisions on whether to keep or share items with others.

3.  Make attainable goals, staying focused on one project at a time.  Set aside small, specific increments of time to accomplish your goals.  Setting aside an hour of focused, intentional time can be much more productive and less overwhelming than a whole day or weekend of work.

Picture by HayleyAnn.Styling

Picture by HayleyAnn.Styling

4.  Get supplies ready; trash bag, donation bag/box, "put away" bin (laundry baskets work great for this) and any storage containers you may need.  We recommend organizing before buying bins so you know how many containers you will need. If you prefer to buy storage bins before hand, make sure to keep receipts so you can return items you don't need.

5.  Get started. Half of the battle is taking the first step. Turn on some music, grab a bottle of water and stay the course so you can enjoy your space the way you've always wanted.