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    Decluttering Tips for the Holidays

    We needed an expert’s point of view on how to keep things organized this season, so we got some hot tips from Robin at Southern Concierge. They are an amazing  moving & organization concierge service.

    Here are Robin’s top tips for decluttering around the holidays:

    1.

    As you pull items out of storage to begin decorating, go ahead and throw away, or donate, items you no longer use.  If you don’t plan on decorating with it this year, and didn’t last year either, pass it on to someone who will use and enjoy.

    2.

    Have small tubs (they can be a box, bag, whatever) labeled Donate, Keep and Trash. As you go through a box of Christmas decor, separate each item in the box. As quickly as possible, get trash in the trash can and donated items in the car. Don’t revisit and let yourself change your mind!

    3.

    Hire a professional organizer. It can be so worth the cost for the amount of work that can be accomplished in a short afternoon!

    4.

    Ask for help! If there are family members close, call and ask if they could help you one day. There might be many treasures that will be easier to let go of knowing one of your children will take home and add to their Christmas collection.

    5.

    Be sure to share the memory behind the treasure, or better yet, write out the memory and attach to item. Knowing the sentimental reasoning might be just the thing needed to have a family member want to keep a treasure!

    Thanks for sharing, Robin! 

    If you’re interested in getting a helping hand with home organization or moving this year, give Robin at Southern Concierge a call and she will help you out. Hope you’re enjoying getting ready for the holidays – I am loving all the lights this year!

    -Shelley

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    Shelley Paterson

    My name is Shelley Paterson. I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised. I answer to many names and fulfill many roles, the most important being Mom for my two kids and Wife to my husband of 20 years. In addition to being a full-time, top-producing Realtor in Lexington and surrounding area since 2009, I have spent over 20 years in the business world, using my background of sales and people skills in marketing, business development and customer service. These experiences have provided me with a very diverse knowledge base that I am ready to put to work for you! My drive, determination, and heart give my clients an advantage that many others do not have. I take deep pride in my work and accomplishments. My philosophy holds to the idea that if someone were to say something about me, my family and friends would be proud to hear it. I am a firm believer in treating others the way I want to be treated, making my work honest and diligent. My ultimate goal is turning your dream into a home or selling that special home to build a new dream! Lets talk!

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