Category Archives: Personal Assistance

Junk Mail Avalanche… How to stop the onslaught!

This past week I got to catch up with a client who I have met with about 2-3 times a year over the past several years.  Yes, that is correct… getting organized is not a one and done kind of thing.  Getting organized and staying on top of a dynamic life full of work, hobbies, home and family, as many of you know, is a lot of work.  Thankfully she and I have forged a sweet relationship and she proudly calls me in for back up!

She has a mail issue, can anyone relate.  She keeps a lovely home and you would never know when you enter her tidy main level that she has hidden away boxes and boxes of papers, mail, catalogs and cards (thankfully not bills.)  So a few times a year, when it has become too overwhelming, she give me a call and I come, and we sort and toss and file….

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Getting Ready

We set a record this year with Colorado’s largest fire in the state’s history before having the opportunity to commemorate last year’s fire of the same notoriety, at the time.

If being disorganized wasn’t headache enough, many Coloradans found themselves panicking to pack the most important documents and possessions in this evacuation emergency.

Are you a residence that has been displaced this year or last? Or were you  miles from the fire still caught wondering if you had to go, what would you take?

My family was fortunate in both instances, but that did not stop me from seeing the necessity of taking inventory and making a plan.

So what are some simple steps you can take now to prepare a plan and alleviate panic, at least to some extent?

1. Take pictures and/or video of your entire home, garage, and outbuildings. Go room by room, taking pictures of the rooms as a whole and up-close pictures of high-value items.  Try to get a close, still shot of the serial numbers. Burn digital pictures to a CD or download them to a USB drive.

2. Gather your important documents into one place along with your photo inventory. Important documents include: Social Security cards, passports, vehicle titles, birth, marriage,  and death certificates, high-value receipts, financial information, wills, deeds, and previous taxes.

Important Documents Binder

3. Create an evacuation list. Again going room by room, what would you grab? What is truly irreplaceable? Organize your list by priority. What would you grab if you only had 10 minutes to evacuate? What would you grab if you had up to 30 minutes?

Evacuation List 10&30 min  Note this template comes in the important documents binder.

A few hours of preparation when the stakes are low will greatly improve your ability to implement your plan. When a true emergency strikes emotions are running high and panic has set in.

MAS Movement LLC offers emergency evacuation planning as well as an Important Documents Bbinder for easy storage, general access, or to grab and go.

As always, MAS Movement LLC offers a free one hour consultation to assess your needs.

Better late than never….

No love for (schedule) clutter…

As we say farewell to February, we find another year racing by, with April hot on our heals. How is your 2013 so far? We had a great turn out for our January – Time Management class in Peregrine, here is a highlight…

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Happy New Year Kick Off Class

Well it was a whirl wind of a year end!  December brought new opportunities to grow my business, new clients and new products!  MAS Movement LLC finished its best year ever, doubling previous years’ gross revenues!!!

I have found it a bit daunting to pick up momentum in the new year 2013. But there is no time like the present to change perspective and start moving ahead.

My goal this year is to reach more people who hate clutter, people who are overwhelmed, people who want to take back their time and space, people who need a lot of help, people who need a little, people just considering doing something different.  Are any of these people you?

To kick off the new year, January 22 MAS Movement LLC will be hosting a FREE time management class at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Peregrine  off  Woodman Road.

( 7740 Deer Hill Grove  Colorado Springs, CO 80919 in the Woodman Room to the left of the entrance)
 

During the class we will discuss:

getting things done
overcoming procrastination
doing the right things
margin and goals

 

It’s a new year, time to step out on the right foot. Let the past lie behind, come for a fresh perspective and some renewing encouragement to make 2013 a pivotal year in your life.

Please RSVP to help us be prepared. 719 352 1590 or jessica@masmovement.com

 

As always MAS Movement LLC, offers a free one hour consultation – lots of potential ideas here!

Contact us today to find out more about our package pricing and maintenance plans.

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Just in time for the holidays!

2 Shopportunites! Is one right for you this season?

 

So many times, I have discussed with clients the value of their stuff.  I have offered eBay services on higher priced items but always wondered how I could help my clients turn their clutter into cash and/or offset the cost of my organizing services.  Well, about a month ago I found myself in the Willowstone Antique Marketplace (at Dublin/Academy next to Sprouts) and now find myself the owner of a consignment booth there…

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Fearless Perspective

What scares you, I mean REALLY scares you? Being in a car accident? Loss of a loved one? Your kids not going to college and struggling in life? Losing your job?  Why do I make such awful suggestions, PERSPECTIVE.

Psychology Today defines FEAR as a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason.

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“Perfect” Timing

Timing is everything.  Whether we call it a coincidence or answer to prayer… I believe most things happen at the right time.

Today I met a client with familiar obstacles: too much stuff, too little time, too little motivation and not enough help.

Can I help her get a handle on the cluttered rooms, find a system that works for her and encourage her to build habits that will bring calm to her space?  I will do my best.  Could we have started before now? Possibly, but the bottom line is that she is ready now.  And here is the kicker… she picked up my business card over 3 years ago!!!

So what takes a person so long to make a decision or do something different?  Procrastination, fear, unrealistic expectations of themselves or other? Maybe a bit of each of these.

What is procrastination?

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Cornering the Market on Great Ideas!

Isn’t the human brain an amazing organ. Not only is the brain keeping us alive by telling our lungs to breathe and our heart to beat, but it is creating thoughts, ideas and decisions that mold our very world.

In a time of facebook, twitter, pinterest and blogs those thoughts, ideas and decisions can spread like wildfire!

How does that relate to MAS Movement LLC Professional Organizing?

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What happened!?!

Well as you can plainly see, it has been over a month since my last post. Why? Remember that “margin” thing I spoke of, well when my kids arrived home early from their grandparents, Colorado caught on fire and a colleague called and ask if she could hand off a client to me due to a family emergency – all bets were OFF!

 

organizing tip

 

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Margin

MAS Movement LLC’s first official sale was a huge success. My team and I still have plenty of work to do to clear away what was left. Charity, scrap metal, hazardous waste, eBay and general recycling have yet to be sorted, we have a few days of work ahead before we can broadcast our final numbers.

But what a weekend! Summer is in full swing… vacations to look forward to, landscape projects coming to fruition, calendar booked with clients and then HICCUPS. Family illness effects our travel. A major storm thwarts our backyard plans. And a single job takes twice as long as expected causing cancellations. Am I just complaining about being too busy? Certainly no complaints here, but a great opportunity to revisit the “margin” in my schedule

What is “margin”?

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