Are Antiques...Antiquated?

I never paid much attention to antiques. For most of my life I considered them "leftover stuff;" usually dusty and taking up space, not something of great value, or worth paying a storage unit to preserve. Recently, my perspective has shifted. While…

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle has a Whole New Meaning!

The Pack Up Artist was honored to receive the 2018 Excellence in Recycling award from Green Lights Recycling in Blaine, MN! When I started this business in 2015, I thought I knew what it meant to "reuse" items. With almost every job we…

Pre-sorting...What's the Point?

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In the same way that stretching prepares you for exercise, PRE-sorting sets the stage to make the downsizing process go smoothly. These photos show a pre-sorted basement completed in 3 hours by two of our staff.

How Long to Keep Paperwork

Ahhh paperwork.... I agree with most of the times in this article , but in my experience having electronic records (bank statements, etc.) is a HUGE space saver and can easily be downloaded onto an external hard drive. And a hard drive is…

How Much is Your Stuff Worth?

One of the most difficult parts of my job is having to tell a client that their belongings aren’t worth as much as they had hoped, or that others may not want something that they have cherished. If you’ve attended one of our downsizing…

Passover & Decluttering

I follow one of my favorite actresses, Mayim Bialik, from “The Big Bang Theory” (and 1990s “Blossom!”) on Instagram and she taught me something new today! I had no idea that the holiday Passover involves decluttering! (See explanation…

I have a confession; I’m a SUCKER for a Before & After comparison!

Anyone remember the movie “Overboard” with Goldie Hawn? It’s one of my FAVORITE movies, and I suspect the part when her character cleans out and fixes up the old rickety (and cluttered!) house, may be why! Some people love the…

Back to the beginning…

I confess; I’ve been looking at houses online. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my home, but sometimes the fantasy of moving to a new place, and the excitement it brings, gets the best of me and I wind up surfing the realty pages online. So…

Utilizing unique spaces: Under bed storage

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The beauty of under bed storage! It may even make it easier for your KIDS to do the toy clean up…instead of YOU! Rather than purchasing this spendy Rubbermaid bin ($31/Amazon), you can get twice as much space with 2 rolling carts…

HOW-TO SERIES: Combating Kids Clutter

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If you have young children, then you are already aware of the insane messes and chaos they can make. It seems like as soon as you get done cleaning up, you just have to start all over again! And after a long day at work, that task seems very…