Choosing What to Keep

If you are trying to get rid of things, choosing what to keep can be quite difficult. Many things have significance aside from their use. Other things you think are just cool, regardless of whether you use them. So how do you decide what to keep? Try these things: If you are trying to get rid of clothes, make a pile of the clothes you are unsure about tossing. Then try to wear them in the next week or two. If you don’t, toss it. If you do but you didn’t like it or were uncomfortable, toss it. If you do and
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Categories: Bedroom, Closets, and Organizing.

Coats or Jewlery

Sometimes all you need is creativity rather than some fancy or expensive organizing solution. Check out the things around you and how you could use them in different ways — Like these coat hooks which can double as a necklace hanger!   “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Teddy Roosevelt 
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things and Organizing.

The Minimalists

Have you heard of The Minimalists? A couple of guys spreading the message of less stuff, they have a very cool website, a book, and a documentary on Netflix. While they might be a little extreme for most of us, the crux of the message is a good one: “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”    While it is hard to get rid of things, if you do it knowing that you are placing more value on the things you do keep,
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Categories: Cleaning and Organizing.

Post-Holiday Purge

Recovering from the holidays can be quite a job. Here are THREE tips to help you get through this first month in the new year after a whirlwind of events and gifts! Edit your closet: Did you get new clothes or shoes or accessories? Before putting those new things away, check to see if there are any old items you can get rid of first! Let the new things take their place rather than just stuffing more in. Go through envelopes and Christmas cards: As you toss the holiday paper items, check for addresses and add them to your address
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Categories: Holiday Decorating and Organizing.

5 Ways to Organize Your Phone

Technology has become a huge part of our lives and we tend to keep quite a bit of information on our phones. Between lists, apps, and calendars, phones can become quite the mess of things. So what are some tactics for organizing your phone? Pages vs Categories: Will you organize by pages where you move your apps to various pages? Or will you organize by category where you have all or most of your apps on the first page but have them lumped into the small category boxes that hold multiple apps? Color Coded: If you are a visual person,
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Categories: Organizing.

Shelf Displays in Your Home

Shelving can be a huge bonus in a room but it can also be quite tricky. If you have shelving that you don’t know what to do with, check out these visuals for some inspiration! Books can go any which way…   2. Lean some framed pictures (or records) in there instead of hanging them!     3. Add something living! Like fish or plants…   4. Use shelves for something other than what you might expect…   5. Group collections or shapes or colors together for a nice visual punch.   6. And don’t be afraid to leave blank
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Categories: Bedroom, Book organization, Decorating, and Staging.

Holiday Shopping

Does your holiday shopping get out of hand? Do you have a hard time keeping track of gifts, budgets, or people to buy for? A checklist can be your best friend at this time of year. Just take these easy steps toward holiday gift sanity this year!   Make a list of people you’d like to buy gifts for. Everyone! Small gifts and larger… Then put them into categories such as family, co-workers, close friends, neighbors, etc. For each category (or each person) decide on a budget – how much are you able to spend on them or on that group
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Categories: Holiday Decorating and Organizing.

The Holidays

Well, the ultimate crazy season is here. We’ve gotten through another Thanksgiving, maybe feeling a little tighter in our pants, and have the holidays fully bearing down on us! Don’t fret! We here at HauteMove do holiday decorating! We are full service when it comes to the holidays. We can unpack your decorations or purchase the style or theme you want and create your ideal winter wonderland in your home. we can even go get your tree and put it up for you. From simple to modern to over the top, we love to deck the halls! If you are
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Categories: Decorating.