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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Meghan Siddall-Maxson

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? I started my business in early 2016. This was following a mass layoff in 2015 when I lost my corporate job. I had always enjoyed organizing and I like to solve puzzles and problems. While home in Wisconsin over Thanksgiving in 2015, I helped my sister’s family get settled into …

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Selling Your House (While you’re still living in it)

If you are putting your home on the market for sale, you may be wondering: Just how am I supposed to maintain a “staged” house while myself and my family are still living here?!!! A good question. How can you make sure your home is ready for that last minute or end-of-the-day showing that pops up? We do have lives …

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Home Staging Tips

I honestly must start by saying that it is often, and usually, well worth the money to hire a professional when it comes to staging your home. Stagers, realtors, interior designers and organizing professionals have knowledge and experience that take the learning curve out of preparing a home for sale. When it comes to larger houses or homes that have …

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Ready to show your house? Are you sure?

Anyone planning to sell their home this Spring needs to get it listed now. And, if you don’t have your home on the market already, you are surely looking to get it up for sale. And fast. But, wait! Not too fast. Have your staged your home yet? If you’ve heard the word “Staging” and poopooed the idea, I urge …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Claudia Winkler

Q: When did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? I decided to become a Professional Organizer in 2015, not long after my father passed away. My mom needed help getting organized in a way that worked for her so that she could take on managing her finances. At that same time, people began asking me to help organize their …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Lisa Luken

Introducing All Right Moves network service provider, Lisa Luken! Q: What prompted you to become a Professional Organizer? I decided to become a Professional Organizer in 2013.  This came after deciding to simplify my life and move on from my successful career in finance. Q: What background experience have you found useful in the organizing field? I spent 16 years …

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My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things: Annette’s Organizing Product Picks for 2019! Although we don’t always need specific organizing “products” in order to stay organized, sometimes they are hard to do without! At this year’s Philadelphia Home Show, I will be talking about my favorite organizing products. Items that I have used with clients and in my own home. In this blog I …

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Finding the Perfect House

Finding the perfect house to buy sounds like something that should be possible, even simple. I just want a relatively updated home, in a nice neighborhood with a good school district, within a 30-minute commute from work. Easy. Right? Why is it then that the actual finding of this home is such a challenge?!!! The curb appeal is a-MAZ-ing and …

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Organizing Expert: Spotlight on Erica Herker

Q: Why did you decide to become a Professional Organizer? I love organizing.  It always seemed to be the first project I was given at every job I’ve ever had.  It was a natural progression for me to go into organizing exclusively for my career. Q: Why should people choose a NAPO professional over other non-NAPO service providers? NAPO is …