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…