Eliminate Residential Chaos
Eliminate Residential Chaos

 

 

 

Kitchen Design by Provanti Designs – Gail Monica Dent ⚬ John G Wilbanks Photography

 
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Learn 5 Ways to Eliminate Holiday Chaos!
Rent an Elf – and Cross a Few Things off Your List
Cyber Monday  Gift Certificates
You’ve Got Voicemail! 
 
 
 
 


5 Ways to Eliminate Holiday Chaos!

  • Plan ahead.  Nothing can save more time than a little advance planning and list making.  Even if you aren’t a list maker – it will help you this time of year.  Lists can help you with:
  • Gift giving and managing your budget.  This list can also help you strategize on the stores you need to shop at, making the most of your time.
  • Baking.  Make a list of the sweet treats you plan to make and then shop from your cupboards and see what you already have.  What you still need goes on the list for the store.
  • Holiday dinners.  Plan in advance what you will prepare or ask others to bring to the gathering.  Shop for the ingredients you need after seeing what you have on hand.
  •  Order postage online from the Post Office.
  • Schedule a package pickup from the Post Office so you can avoid the long lines.
  • Gather all of your holiday card supplies - such as cards, envelopes, stamps, return address labels, pens, photos and the holiday letter.  Write a few each day and drop in the mail as you complete them.  No list?  Start one in an Excel document that you can later merge to address labels or import to a contact database, such as Outlook.  You’d be surprised how much you can do in ten to twenty minute blocks of time:
    • Review your card list, or begin a new one.
    • Create your return address labels and affix.
    • Stamp all of your cards.
    • Create your mailing labels and affix.
    • Find your favorite photo(s) to upload to a card making site, such as Minted or Tiny Prints – two of my favorites!  Some sites, such as Minted will also address your cards for you with a list you upload. 
  • Give services instead of stuff.  I love to give gifts to family and friends for things I know they need or want, so I don’t add any clutter to their homes!  Our family loves to receive gift cards to their favorite stores.  But, you can also create gift certificates for services with your loved ones for:
    • A day of your time, or several hours to help organize a room in their home
    • An evening of babysitting
    • A trip together to get a mani and pedi.
    • For family members that are digitally challenged, sit with them to show them how to download photos from their phone or teach them how to make a photo album online – or better yet, make one for them!
    • A gift certificate to have their home cleaned.
    • An evening out; such as a gift certificate to a restaurant or dinner and a movie.
    • Tickets to a play or musical.

Rent an Elf – and Cross a Few Things off Your List

Even if you don’t live in the Greater Seattle area where we are based, we can work with you remotely to help you:

  • Create the perfect mailing labels for your cards – just e-mail us your list and we will create beautiful printed labels and mail them back to you to affix on your cards.
  • Create your mailing list by accessing your computer remotely to help you assemble a list or create a group in your Outlook you can use year after year.
 

Cyber Monday  Gift Certificates

Give the gift of Time and Organization this Holiday with a Gift Certificate.Our gift certificates start at $340 in the Greater Seattle Area for a half-day of service. For Cyber Monday, and the rest of the week through 12/5, you can purchase a gift certificate for $300, and receive a copy of one of Laura’s books – a savings of $40 and an added value of $20.00  We’ll ship the book and gift certificate to you so you have something to wrap.

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Fine Print:  Gift Certificates are good for any of our Specialists except for Laura, Robert or Jeff.
You can also purchase a gift certificate in any denomination greater than 4 hours! 

 

Live in the Greater Seattle Area?  Here’s a brief list of how we can help you between now and the end of 2014

Organize your kitchen and/or pantry so you can cook with ease – and smile when your guests comment on how organized your kitchen cabinets and drawers are!

  • Clean out and organize your guest room and/or closet – so your guests feel like they have just stepped into a beautiful hotel room.
  • Would you like to park your car in the garage this winter so you don’t need to scrape windows or get drenched bringing in the groceries? 
  • Are you thinking about a new computer purchase for the family?  Our IT Specialist can make the perfect recommendation for your needs.
  • Would you like to give the gift of memories to friends and family?  We can create digital photo books or children’s art books for you – they make a great gift for the person that has everything.
  • No time to deck those halls?  No problem!  We can help you with that as well – we can even organize all of your holiday décor when we take it down and put it away for next year.
  • Not sure what to get the loved one who has everything, but no place to put it?  Why not give them a gift certificate?
 
 

You’ve Got Voicemail!

When was the last time you checked or cleaned out your voicemail whether it was on your cell phone or at home or the office?  In the last couple of months we’ve been surprised how many people we’ve called – both vendors and clients – of whom we are unable to reach due to full voicemail boxes!  What are you missing out on when someone can’t reach you?

 
 

 

You can reach us at 425.670.2551 or contact us personally: 
or our Client Services Coordinator, Christina at:  .

Our wish for you is that your holidays are as stress-free as possible and that you enjoy the seasons that are ahead to come.

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday,

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    • Productivity Assessments
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  • Business Services
    • Paper Flow and Information Management
    • Workspace Organization and Space Planning
    • Productivity Assessments
    • Microsoft Business Contact Manager
    • Microsoft Exchange Migrations
  • Visit our business services site