Posts tagged get organized
How to get your home organized (once and for all!)

Happy New Year! I hope that you all are looking forward to everything that is to come in 2019. From resolutions, personal goals, business checklists, self care intentions, and more, the beginning of the new year is always a great time to start new. To me, the beginning of the year always feels like a clean state and an opportunity to start off on the right track. Do you feel the same way? I like to set a couple of goals to focus on and work towards, if anything just to get my mind, body, and business moving in the right direction. And I know that sometimes, those goals and resolutions can feel a bit lofty once the new year rolls around and it’s time to put them into action. So, how about a little motivation to get the ball rolling?

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7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Organized This School Year

There are a couple of topics that win the title for “most requested” when it comes to creating content. It’s probably no surprise since you’ve likely seen the commercials and been inundated with ads and store sales pushing products and reminders, but back to school season is a big one over at Rachel and Company. I definitely see a rise in requests for clients asking for help around the home to get organized for the upcoming school year. As a parent, I totally get it! There are lists of products to buy, clothing and supplies to get prepared, and maybe even a rogue backpack or two left to unpack from the last school year (hey, no judgement!).

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Some guidance on getting organized in 2017

On Monday I found myself cleaning out my inbox, setting goals and prioritizing my to-do lists so that I would feel ready to tackle not only the week ahead, but 2017 as a whole. But I of all people know that it can be overwhelming to begin the process. Ready or some guidance? Here are a few questions to ask yourself and some to-dos that will make your newyear goals achievable.

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Um, we’re scared too (#1 Creepiest Space You Must Organize)

You’ve probably heard of “skeletons in the closet,” but what spaces are clients most ashamed of and afraid to organize? Here’s a hint: if you have one, you’re probably not sure what’s there, and when you find out, you may be surprised. Basements. Here is some advice on how to keep one of the most easily disorganized parts of your home neat and tidy.

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No Judgement: Professional Organizing

Professionals are the least likely to judge us when we need help, and yet, often, they are the ones we fear the most. Life happens, and we provide a nonjudgmental approach. We are professionals. We see clutter and disorganization on a daily basis. We also experience it ourselves. Believe me, we’ve seen it all. You are not the worst, and even if you were, we do not judge. We’re not shocked. We understand, and we want to hear from you.

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The Organized Lifestyle: Q&A

This week, we interviewed Hillary Denham, owner + designer of Free Babes Handmade, the "classic bows for adventurous souls." I came across Free Babes on Instagram and quickly fell in love with these darling bows, and of course, the beautiful, organized, and heartwarming photos on the @free_babes Instagram feed. We posted a photo on our Instagram feed of some of her organized bows and are so impressed by Hillary's success as a designer and entrepreneur. I couldn't be more grateful to feature her on our series, The Organized Lifestyle.

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Changes​, Your Opinion & The Washington Post​ 

It was time for a change and something major: a rebranding of Rachel and Company. I had an idea of what I liked and what I wanted, and realized it wasn’t as easy as going blonde! That’s when I met Marcela, a branding expert and designer for one of my favorite brands (Framebridge), and she offered to redesign my logo and create a new look and feel for Rachel and Company. Take a look.

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Yard Sales: What Happens When You Miss the Deadline?

There are several strategies for when you’ve missed the community yard sale deadline or the one in your head. The most important thing to remember, though, DO NOT WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR and hold onto your clutter. Feel free to call your favorite and most fabulous friends to discuss the utter annoyance of missing the community yard sale, and even go as far as asking to join in on their neighborhood yard sales. OR, plan your own yard sale! There are even online yard sale options.

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The Dirty Truth About Consigning Clothing

Consigning is a great idea for clothing, shoes, purses, and even jewelry that you’ve kept in great condition, but no longer use. But you want to know the dirty truth about consigning? It takes work. A lot of work. In contrast, holding onto things because you paid X amount for them, or don’t make the time to consign, can be stifling. Once you do it, though, it’s like ripping off a BAND-AID, and you might never go back when you realize the benefits and get a good system in place.

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How to Organize Three Events in One Month and Stay Sane

It’s April, and in the next month, I’m organizing three corporate events, two on the same day, in different cities. This month, I organized a corporate meeting in Toronto at the Four Seasons Hotel. The vision was clear, and researching venues, photographers, and menus fulfilled my expectations. As the events piled up, along with other organizing projects, the to-do lists were endless and ongoing. So, how do you keep your cool and stay organized when planning events? What strategies can be helpful to manage your event, the plans, the timeline, and the budget?

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How to Organize Your Pantry After Groceries

Do you ever open up your pantry and spend a minute just staring off into space, without any idea of what to cook or eat? Maybe you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, or you forget why you came in the first place. While each space and every person is different, here are my tips for unloading your groceries and organizing your pantry, along with some benefits.

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Why Spring Cleaners are Sometimes the Least Organized

I am a neat freak, but I am not organized.” Since cleaning and organizing often go hand in hand, many people lump them together, when they are truly different.Once you get organized, it is a lot easier to clean and manage your life. Trust me. There’s less to clean, and it's easier to do because everything has a place. So, now that you’re spring cleaning (and hopefully organizing!), here are 3 quick, easy tips to get started on spring organizing.

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The Organized Lifestyle: Q&A

Over the years, I have met interior designers, business owners, architects, and other remarkable individuals, as clients and in daily life, whose work and lives completely inspire me. After getting to know these women and men, I have found that one of the keys to their success is organization. As a result, I decided to develop a question and answer series, The Organized Lifestyle, that showcases their work and dives deep into the daily organizational systems, products, and habits they use and incorporate into their lives.Q & A with Angela Phelps, the owner of Le Village Marche, a Parisian-inspired home decor and gift boutique with locations in Washington, DC and Shirlington, VA.

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Organizing with Kids: More Trouble than It's Worth?

Have you ever asked your kids to help you clean and organize, and when you get started, it actually seems like more trouble than it’s worth? Getting them to pick up and organize after themselves can require so much effort, energy, and emotion. Here are some tips for kids to get and stay organized.

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How to Declutter Your Closet Nightmare

Did you know 85% of women have clothes in their closet that does not fit? Decluttering your closet can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining. However Rachel & Company is here to help you get through it all and live a more organized lifestyle. Here are some tips to declutter and organize your closet.

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The Rush of New Organizing Products + Our Faves

You walk into a store for organizing products, or type in “color coded folders,” or “best storage containers” online, and your entire world turns upside down. So many choices. So many customer reviews. It’s madness. Even I can feel overwhelmed and get distracted if I don’t filter through all the gorgeous new containers to get to the ones I know will work well for my clients, their spaces, their aesthetics and their budget. Here is how I navigate purchasing organizational products without getting overwhelmed.

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How to Get Started Without an Expert!

The desire to get organized or go out and do something is easy to come by but finding the time to do the things that you actually want to do is a little more difficult. I finally got an offer to do something I always wanted to do: contribute to an article on Martha Stewart.com. Well, guess what? When the writer reached out to me, I didn’t have the type of pictures she was looking for, and I was out of town. I panicked...

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What Scares Me the Most (and Maybe You as Well)

My clients often dread the first appointment. They are embarrassed for me to see their “mess and disorganization.” They think I will even judge them, when I am here to help. They don’t know that their clutter is not the worst I have seen in my seven years of business, and even if it were, it wouldn’t matter.

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