Write a Marketing Plan

Marketing Monday Tip of The Day: Write A Marketing Plan

marketing planDevelop your marketing strategy by taking the time to write a marketing plan. This will help you as well as other members of your business understand the direction in which you are trying to take your company. A marketing plan is a comprehensive and well researched document that covers all the essential aspects of reaching your customer base. To help get started in developing a plan, ask yourself these questions:

  • Where are we now?
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Organizing Project Management Step 5: Communication

Organizing Project Management CommunicationIn organizing project management, good communication is critical to a successful project. To be a good project manager, you must be in constant communication with everyone involved in the project. This includes your organizing team, the client, any vendors or other service professionals.

Here are some tips to help you effectively communicate throughout your project.

Have a Plan
Create a plan for communicating. This can include; who is in charge of communicating, who needs to be communicated with, how often you will communicate, how you will communicate (phone, email, text), etc.…

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Organizing Project Management Step 4: Scheduling

organizing project management schedulingOrganizing project management includes managing the schedules of everyone involved. This can include organizers, contractors, movers, and even the client!

Before you begin to schedule for this project make an outline of what you will need to do and who will need to be involved.

Next, you will need to line up the parts of the project that depend on others schedules. Check availability and make arrangements for the most important pieces of your project first. For example, get the move date scheduled with your moving company before you schedule the organizers to help unpack.…

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Organizing Project Management Step 3: Coordinating

coordinatingWelcome to Step 3 in our Organizing Project Management series! This series is designed specifically to help you learn how to manage large organizing projects.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out Steps 1 & 2: Planning and Budgeting, you can find them on our main blog page.

Step 3 is all about Coordinating!

As the project manager, you’re in charge of hiring and coordinating the contractors or vendors that you’ll need to help you complete the project; this could include organizers, a junk removal service, movers, consignment shops, appraisers, estate sale experts, and a handyman or contractor.…

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It’s Back to School Time for Organizers!

professional organizing degreeSummer was hectic and the house is quiet now that the kids are back in school. Perhaps you are wondering what to do next…How about learning how to run a successful organizing business? Yes, it’s back to school time for organizers, too!

Hi there, my name is Sarah Buckwalter I am the founder of Organizing U. Did you know that I have made over a million dollars as a professional organizer? Yes, really! I didn’t write a bestselling book, or team up with Oprah or have my own HGTV show.…

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Let’s Get Moving! How to Save Money on your Move

how to save money on your moveMoving is not only stressful, it’s expensive! Unfortunately, unless you’re under 25, you probably can’t bribe your friends with beer and pizza anymore.

However, there are steps you can take that will teach you how to save money on your move.

Here are 5 things that you can do to save money on your move. Watch the video here on NECN’s Money Saving Mondays segment.

In summary:

1. Plan ahead. Get estimates from several movers and research your options.

2. Move during the week in the middle of the month, if you can.…

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Let’s Get Moving! Step 2: Packing Tips

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home and Move

Packing Tips

Once you’ve decided how you’re going to move and you’ve gathered all your supplies, use these packing tips to make sure your valuables come out of their boxes in good shape.

  • Use the right size boxes. Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones
  • Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top. And if you’re loading the truck yourself, pack heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.
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Clutter Be Gone

We always welcome guest bloggers at OrganizingU.com! This week’s guest blogger is Bri Lords of Garage Storage New England. In this post, Clutter Be Gone, Bri offers some helpful tips to help you declutter.Garage Before and After

Clutter. Everyone has it in their homes. I know I do! Whether it be the papers on the counter, coats over chairs, or shoes strewn about, clutter is everywhere. But did you know it can be unhealthy? I didn’t. There are some pretty simple steps to cut the clutter from your home.…

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Let’s get Moving! Step 1: Decluttering

moving declutterDid you know that moving is one of the most stressful events in life? This stress can be eased with careful planning. In our Let’s Get Moving! blog series, we are going to offer tips and tricks to help you get through the entire moving process. Follow these steps and you’ll be moving with ease…

Let’s Get Moving! Step 1: Decluttering

The very first step you need to take to ensure a smooth move is to declutter! And then, work on decluttering  some more!…

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Set the Stage to Sell Your Home

stage to sell your homeFact: A staged home sells faster than a non-staged home. If you want to sell your home faster and for more money, you’ll want to set the stage to sell your home.

Having a home that shows well gives you a huge advantage over homes that are cluttered and disorganized. Home staging allows the prospective buyer to see the opportunity within a home space.

By removing clutter, organizing and re-designing the space makes your home more buyer-friendly.

Here are eight things you need to do to set the stage to sell your home:

1.

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