9220 E. Prairie Road, Suite 407Evanston, Illinois 60203(847) 254-8888

Our Services

In The Home

  • Attics/Basements
  • Bedrooms
  • Cars
  • Closets
  • Desks
  • Garages
  • Kitchens
  • Offices
  • Personal records
  • Playrooms
  • Coach school & homework management

We can provide complete home liquidation services, and preparation for home sales.

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In The Office

80% of what we keep we never use.

80% of the clutter in your home is the result of disorganization, not lack of space.

Each project, each room or office, and each section of that room or office has organizing challenges. At Nancy B. Katz, Clutter Consultant, we simplify these challenges by breaking them down into small, manageable tasks. By listening closely to our clients, we tailor our organizing style to result in positive solutions. Patterns of success emerge that are then employed as we address subsequent projects.

Each space requires realistic use of available storage -- sorting, culling, donating, and discarding are the cornerstones of getting and staying organized. We often conclude that there is more than adequate storage if only the truly essential materials are retained:

Presentations

Success Over Stress:
How to Downsize & De-Clutter Your Home

"Success Over Stress" provides a guide to organizing our homes. We begin by identifying who we are, and how many of us have collected a mass of unused and unnecessary belongings. The result is increased stress and less discretionary time.

We examine organizing pitfalls:

  • Goals not clearly defined
  • More stuff than storage
  • Time management
  • Control issues

Each pitfall is described, and proven solutions are presented.

40-60 minutes

Spring Cleaning All Year Long

"Spring Cleaning All Year Long" provides a guide to home organization with particular emphasis on cleaning and maintenance schedules. A review of typical organizing snags are presented.

Reasonable goals are established which leads to successful time management and efficiency. We then address the issue of managing all the "stuff" that accumulates in our homes. Reviewing and sorting, culling unused items, and determining what can be donated and what must be discarded are the cornerstones to good organization. Finally, a reasonable timetable is suggested for accomplishing yearly goals for cleaning and maintaining your home.

40-60 minutes

The Cost of Clutter

"The Cost of Clutter" introduces us to the toxic children born to the marriage of us and clutter. We start by discussing what constitutes clutter:

  • Clothing
  • Jewelry & watches
  • Books, magazines, newspapers
  • Paperwork
  • Decorative pieces
  • Memorabilia

Then, we meet these toxic children, one-by-one

  • Time - mismanagement
  • Health - stress and more stress
  • Relationships - breakdown and loss
  • Financial costs - large, and out of control
  • Loss - and lots of it

We examine the costs involved with each of these toxic children and then move to solutions to each troublesome issue. Participants are encouraged to examine their personal clutter costs.

40-60 minutes

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Paper Management: Fact or Fiction?

"Paper Management: Fact or Fiction?" addresses our never-ending battle with the mountains of paper that inundate our lives. We begin by examining who we are ??how much paper we deal with on a daily basis, and how difficult it is to store and retrieve it easily.

Our discussion begins with the "how" of paper management, including:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Mail, including:
    • Bills
    • Correspondence
    • Banking documents
    • Investment reports
    • Insurance reports

After identifying the problems, we address organizing systems, focusing on location, supplies and time.

From the "how", we move to the "what" of paper management. This list includes:

  • Auto
  • Banking
  • Estate
  • Family:
    Children/Grandchildren/Other family members
  • Household
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Legal/Professional
  • Medical
  • Pets
  • Taxes
  • Other Possible files:
    • Appraisals
    • Family information/holiday lists
    • Hobbies

A review of the often troublesome issue of managing keepsakes completes the discussion.

45-70 minutes