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Interesting article popped up on "My Yahoo" page... answering a question I've had but didn't know who to ask to get the answer!! And, here it is - very nicely explained by the SFFD... thanks, Yahoo. As a professional moving organizer, I will now be more aware of parking near these circles so I don't get in the way in case of an emergency situation that would require the use of an underground water tank... Just an fyi...some of these circles are not so large; the circle at the top of Dolores Street at 24th (16 comments)
50 Page Document - Postage $9.82, REALLY?!!!! - 02/18/12 03:46 PM
50 Page Document - Postage $9.82, REALLY?!!!! As a former Insurance Broker, current Professional Moving Organizer, and a resident of San Francisco which is one the most environmentally conscious cities in the US... $9.82 to mail my 50-page business insurance policy has me miffed!! What were they thinking???? Having the proper insurance coverage for my business is critical... and I am proud that I carry the right coverage for the two main risks I have.... coverage for personal items of others in my care, custody and control AND coverage that insures my property that I use when I stage a home (14 comments)
When organizing a home after a move, or re-organizing a home to make it more functional, there is always a junk drawer that needs sorting out... Here are 7 things I ALWAYS find... and none of them belong in the junk drawer!! outdated receipts - most receipts need to be shredded after you have received the bank or credit card statement that includes the item. Keep a folder on your box to hold these receipts until you've checked your statements. matches (17 comments)
Street food is all the rage and we, here in San Francisco, are about to get a Street Food Park!! It's location, at 246 11th Street in SOMA, is on a funky triangle with Best Buy across Division Street on the West and Costco across 11th Street on the East. A benefit is that this is probably the only location in San Francisco where parking will NOT be an issue!! In a recent article in the SF Examiner, we are introduced to Carlos Muela, who is the visionary behind this venture... and with amenities (11 comments)
Sunday Dinner 02.12.12 - 02/13/12 08:10 PM
Sunday Dinner 02.12.12 A few friends and I got together at my house yesterday to welcome some friends who just relocated to San Francisco from Wisconsin... Traditional lasagna is cooked in a rectangular casserole dish... I decided to be different and cooked it in a round, spring form pan. I got some oohs and aahs out of that.... woohoo. And, yes, I could have cropped out the wine and liquor bottles, but, it was a party after all!!
I was so busy gabbing I forgot to take a photo of the turkey meatballs and turkey sausage in sauce .... :( (12 comments)
Hey PHA, I’m going through my home and notice I have baskets ALL over the place. Do you have any great ideas what I should do with them?
Thanks, Clutter Queen (aka CQ)
Hi CQ… thanks for asking!
When I’m working with my moving organizing clients, we will use baskets by the front door to hold shoes, or in hall closets for gloves/scarves/hats, etc. Baskets are also very handy in kitchen cabinets to hold vitamins and medicines (on high shelves when there are young children in the home!) Depending on size, they are (15 comments)
As a professional and moving organizer, we encounter many situations where an overflow of paper has accumulated. And, we are frequently asked for guidelines about what to shred and what not to shred. Of course, we're not talking about the really IMPORTANT documents that should never be shredded... like your birth certificate, passport, deeds of property or trusts, etc. We're talking your montly bills, tax receipts (not completed tax forms) older than 10 years, credit card statements and the like. From time to time, when there are a (13 comments)
5 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Taxes. Many small business owners and solo-preneurs focus on working their business for 12 months of the year… they sometimes don’t pay attention to their finances on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Then they get overwhelmed and stressed when trying to get organized and ready for taxes.
Here’s 5 Easy Tips to help you organize your financial papers!
1. Gather all your documents into one location including bank, retirement and investment statements; pertinent receipts; business and medical insurance information; copies of last year’s tax forms, etc. (7 comments)
With gas prices still high, and the unseasonable spring-like temperatures we're experiencing throughout the Country... I'm betting more of us are driving more than usual. As a professional and moving organizer, I find myself taking the more scenic routes when the weather is nice... don't you? I was getting my oil changed the other day at OIL CHANGERS and happened upon a flyer... thought I would share it with you all so, you, too, can get better gas mileage...(unfortunately, image of the flyer won't upload, bummer)
Back in 2010 I did a series of Tips for How to Have a Stress Free Move Part of that series was a post on how to properly pack a box. Since I’m still seeing TV shows showing people declutter, move into new homes or pack up to get their home ready for sale, and none of those folks are packing the boxes correctly, I thought it might be time to revisit the basics. At PHA, we take moving and organizing very seriously…. Use the right size box for the job! I cringe every time (14 comments)
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