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Did you know the average person GAINS 8-10 pounds during the Holidays?!?!  Here are some tips on avoiding the weight gain:

 Stock pile 40% of your plate with Veggies!!

Just to name a few:

- Leafy Greens

- Cabbage

- Peppers

- Broccoli

- Spinach

- Kale

- Asparagus

- Eggplant

- Zucchini 

Use your fist size to determine the serving and try to Eat 5-7 servings a day!!

  

Being someone who loves organization, I somehow looked over this big contradiction in our basement:

Maybe this doesn't look all that bad- most everything is in boxes on shelves, but in reality- I don't even know what most of this stuff is! Why do we have shelves worth of stuff that we don't use?  

Let me back up to where most of this unknown stuff origininated from.  Years ago I moved into the house my husband owned-which was great- he had a housefulll of stuff already so we didn't need to buy anthing. But, we still did and we had to make room for my stuff so a lot of duplicate and unwanted items ended up in the basement.   Out of sight out of mind. Then we moved.  Nothing like moving to make you realize how much stuff you have!  Since moving is hard enough, instead of going through everything and getting rid of what we didn't want, we just boxed it all up. We'd have more time to deal with that later right?  Nope- life happens and there is always something else to do than go though boxes of random old stuff.  

Since living in our new house and are now more settled now, I realized it has been over a year since the stuff in these boxes have seen daylight.  I like to think that we're like most people: we like stuff and like to buy new things.  So, the old goes in boxes to make room for the new.  Repeat, repeat, repeat = shelves full of boxes of who knows what.  If we haven't used this stuff (or even know what the stuff is!) in over a year- is it really worth hanging onto?  As scary as it seems, I'm ready to open boxes and part ways with whatever it is inside. 

My game plan:

Are we really ( I mean REALLY) going to use this?  If yes, then when?  If I can't define when, then it goes. 

Even if I still like it, would it serve a better purpose for someone else rather than being in a box?  If yes, then it goes.

This is the hard part: Does it have any sentimental value? If yes, what and why?  Do I need this for the memory?  Can I take a picture of this item and get the same satisfaction?  Example: Grade school report cards-  instead of keeping them all, scan them or take a picture and create a digital memory book.  If you are a paper person, a printed photo album from somewhere like Shutterfly is a great option.   

 Here is the result:

Not too bad for my first minimalist attempt.  I still have a few things to go through- pink tote is stuff from when I was little and the green tote is my husbands.  I plan to make Shutterfly albums of the stuff inside so we can have 2 small books instead of 2 big totes to store.  

Now it's your turn! I would love to hear about your experience and see your before and after pictures! #DailyDetailsWI or email us at [email protected]

Kristin

 

Whether you are dreaming of a white Christmas or not, a stop at our office will get you in the spirit!

Saturday December 6th

Client exclusive 8am-Noon

Open to the public 1-6pm

1919 E. Main St. Little Chute

Treats and hot chocolate

Free kids crafts

Decorating displays

Visit with Santa -pets are welcome

*Client exclusive: FREE picture with Santa by professional photographer Tiffany Lamers

Photo booth with holiday props

Gifts to purchase starting at $5

Premade gift baskets – also taking custom orders

Plus much more!!!!

The answer is probably not.

The question?  Are you ever going to get around to cleaning the garage?!!!!

No worries- we can take care of that so it can finally be off your to do list! 

As an early surprise Father's Day gift, this client left for work with his garage looking like this:

And came home to this:

Imagine coming home to that!  

This dad works hard, loves spending time with his family and also enjoys getting outdoors.  When he does have a few minutes to spare, the last thing he wants to do is clean up the garage.  

With Father's Day just around the corner, why not give Dad "The Gift of Time?"  We are happy to take care of something he always intends to do, but never actually gets around to doing. 

Call us at 920-540-7501 or 920-428-4208 to schedule the perfect Father's Day gift (which lets be honest, would also be a gift to yourself since you also get to come home to a clean and organized garage!).

When this client came home after we organized and decorated his apartment this was his reaction:  

"I am floored beyond belief ... It's like you took all the 'pieces of me' that were of importance... listened and understood what I wanted.  It is absolutely perfect, not a thing I would change. I am astounded.  Thank you very much."

Whether you are looking for a fresh new look or just to come home to a place that feels like home, we are always honored when a client calls upon us to do this for them. We love to take time to get to know our clients and understand what they are looking for, what their likes/dislikes are and create a space for them that honors what is important to them.  

Before and after pictures for this apartment makeover: 

 

 

 

Total items purchased: 

Dresser, Coffee table, 2 End tables, Storage bookshelf, Storage boxes, Picture frames, Pictures, Shelves, Candles, Decor items, 4 Rugs, Kitchen table, Wine bottle holder, Clock, 2 Curtain rods, 2 Sets of curtains, Closet rod and shelf brackets, Complete bedding set, Wall mount tv kit, Nightstand, Leather chair, Small table, Towels and Washcloths. 

"Seriously this is... downright unbelievable.  Words cannot even describe it. I am sitting here just overwhelmed."

Can you guess this client's budget?  Tweet your answer to @dailydetailswi #budget or post your guess on our Facebook page. You never know, there might be something special in store for the lucky winner!  (Contest expires Dec 31, 2014)

The hallway closet...

Basement...

Kitchen cupboards...

Desk...

Can you name the items you have in these areas?   Do you aviod even going into some of these areas?  You'd be amazed at what a few hours can do for not only these commonly cluttered spaces but also for your peace of mind -let alone your budget!

Many clients are shocked to realize how many multiples of items they have. This easily occurs when you can not readily access what you already own which leads to re-buying the same items.  Organizing will gather similar items in one space for you allowing you to know what you have already purchased.  

Here's one small example:

Hmmm, kitchen cupboard.  Looks normal on the outside, but notrious for holding many multiples of random items.  

We collected several multiples throught this kitchen. Including 5 (practially full!) boxes of matches.  This client shouldn't have to buy them again anytime soon!  She also can now find all her box mixes, cake decorating supplies as well as other baking materials quickly and easily.

It's nice to be able to see the items you have, but organizing will also allow you to have more space. Take a look at this basement for example. When we started we had to clear a walk way just to get into the room to begin. 

And ta-da!  Look at all that extra space!  Even a table set up for their train set! Multiple items were also placed together on the shelving unit.

Kitchen check. Basement check. Kids stuff?   Organizing a kid's room or play room can be like Christmas all over again.  Bringing their stuff out in the open and organizing will make their toys seem new again and they will be entertained for hours!  Whenever we organize kid's items, they always end up wanting to help out and are excited to have their toys organized.  We welcome their help and follow their suggestions of where certain items should go. 

 

Please email us at [email protected],  call 920-540-7501 or 920-428-4208 for a free consultation so we can take you from a "before" to an "after!" 

More before and after pictures can also be found on our Facebook page.  

 

 

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- Tym F. 
 
 
 

"I am floored beyond belief... It's like you took all the "pieces of me" that were important, listened and understood what I wanted.  It is absolutley perfect, not a thing I would change. I am astounded. Thank you very much.  Seriously, this is downright unbelieveable.  Words can not even describe it. I am sitting here just overwhelmned.  I have to say one more time that "thank you" is not good enough.  You and whoever who helped= are amazing"

- Mike K.
Apartment Redecorating
 

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