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Indianapolis Home Organization and Ideas for the Holidays

Get Organized Before the Kids and Family Come Home for the Holidays!

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Clear the Clutter & Organize One or Several Rooms for Entertaining

Sift Through Closets & Bedrooms & Box Items for Dispersal

 

We can also help hang holiday decorations through the interior of your home

Have you just moved? We'll help with the final unpacking & organization

 

We also love to file and organize family photos & place photos in special archive boxes for lasting memories

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One or Two Organizers for 2, 4 or 8 Hours

To schedule an appointment or for more information contact:

Rita Woll, Complete Relocation Solutions Sales

Call: 317.514.9793

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Being Creative with Small Spaces

Creating space and warmth is key when it comes to moving seniors from a large home (like 1,000 to 5,000 square feet) to a much smaller space. 
 
This lesson was highlighted when I recently helped move one of my sons out of a 900 square foot elevator building apartment on the upper west side of New York City. He chose to move into a 100 year-old walk-up building on the lower east side -  that's right - one with no elevator or air conditioning either! 
 
The new apartment has no closets or shelving, and a bathroom where the door only closes if you put just one leg in at a time. Yes, the entire place is really small!
 
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The bedroom is 5 x 12 square feet, with barely enough room for a full size bed smacked up against the wall and, like I mentioned, no closets. So where was my son to put his suits, shirts, winter coats, and everything else?  
 
The room did have an armoire, but with the bed in the room, you couldn’t open the doors. That meant the armoire had to go. 
 
As a senior move manager who provides floor planning for all spaces, my only solution was to hang the clothes from the ceiling.
 
I purchased some white decorative chains and asked the building maintenance team to attach those to the beams in the ceiling, then hung the clothes from 6 inch wooden, round rods. 
 
This produced a pleasant-looking, trapeze sort of effect that I made sure was at least 12 inches from the wall so the hangers and clothes won't rub against it. I also left 42 inches between each rod so the longer suit jackets don't touch each other. 
 
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The hanging clothing begins at the foot of the bed - with only 12 inches to spare -  and are "double hung." This allows seasonal clothes to hang at the top where they can be reached with a step stool, while clothing for the current season is accessible directly from the floor. 
 
There is also space designed on the far right for longer, winter dress coats and raincoats. These do not touch the floor and there's enough room left over to place a shoe rack. An added bonus is that the hanging clothes camouflage the suitcases and the small, four- drawer shelving that we built on the bedroom wall. 
 
The trick here was to make sure the shelving was high enough that my son won't hit his head when rolling over in bed. 
 
The shelves serve as open storage for t-shirts, towels, sheets, blankets, paper towels, toilet paper, and more. The biggest challenge will be keeping the clothes folded neatly since it is all exposed.
 
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No matter what our age, our “stuff” and our “space” are important to us: after all, it's our home and reflects who we are.
 
As an Indianapolis senior move manager, my goal always is to make sure that a client's home reflects a safe, comfortable space where they can go to collect their thoughts, rejuvenate, rest, and relax.
 
When our “nest” is properly situated, we can have peace and harmony at any age!
 
At Complete Relocatin Solutions, formerly Yellow Tag Household Sales, we organize, sort, and plan so that your “stuff” becomes a part of the "right space" and feels pleasant and comfortable to you and your loved ones. If you're faced with this sort of planning or space dilemma, call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help.

Tips to Help Elder Parents Downsize in Indianapolis

When a senior or boomer is considering leaving their longtime family home and moving to a senior retirement community or downsizing to a smaller apartment or condo, the emotional devastation of ridding themselves of lifetime possessions can be exhausting. 

Somehow it just seems wrong to get rid of items with so many memories, especially on the cheap or piecemeal. Who wants to sell something for a couple of dollars at a garage sale when the memory is so much pricier?


This is a situation where an Indianapolis senior move manager and a professional experienced in Indiana estate sales can step in and help the client and their family with some of the emotional trauma. An outsider with a keen eye can help a client determine what is valuable and what is not, while helping the senior or boomer to plan for ways to organize and keep those possessions that absolutely must remain. Often, the senior move expert will help design a layout for the new home or apartment and help one visualize beforehand what they can keep and what they cannot.

While an individual may have to resort to a cumbersome and tiring garage sale - where it's unlikely the one will receive any significant financial reward for high-end items - an estate sale professional and senior move manager will instead use their professional expertise to help move the items. This may include an extensive advertising campaign and promotion to an established list of buyers who will get "first dibs" - often at a premium price - to the items. The move manager and liquidator will also arrange for staff to help during the estate sale and turn the home or property nearly into a "retail boutique," by polishing items, presenting them properly with retail marketing techniques and even cleaning the home for the best possible presentation. This includes leaving the home in "broom clean" condition after the sale, another measure to help make the sale and move as easy as possible for the client.

Reputable senior move and estate sale managers and companies will utilize contracts to ensure that there are no misrepresentations or misinterpretation. In cases where the owner is deceased, the company should provide inventories of items to the estate trustee, complete with prices paid.

When it's time to help downsize aging parents, a great move manager will help to make moving aging parents a breeze - relatively speaking, of course. A huge part of my business is when Indiana adult children help aging parents move. The move can be local or even across the country. Yellow Tag Household Sales has relationships with other managers across the nation and can easily help an elderly parent move from say, Indianapolis to Scottsdale.

The typical estate sale averages between $5,000 and $15,000, although the amount can be lower or substantially higher. The company that you consult will help you determine how much profit potential exists from your possessions, and guide you toward the proper route, be it an estate sale or a smaller liquidation process.

As an Indianapolis senior move manager and estate sale provider, it is my job to make the entire process of moving to a new home as simple and as profitable as possible. This is an effort and a job that requires extensive knowledge and polished, professional people skills, attributes that I bring to the table and exhibit with every client. I understand that this is a stressful and emotional time for the entire family. It's important for me to minimize the stress and offer a sense of calm.

If you'd like to discuss the particular needs of your family when elderly parents downsize, my company, Yellow Tag Household Sales, will be happy to provide you experienced advice. Contact me anytime at (317) 514-9793 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

There are several reasons you will need our services:

  • Passing of a family member or friend.
  • Final household clean-outs and gettng the house ready for the real estate market. Act as project manager for home renovations.
  • Home staging for active real estate showings.
  • Moving – Just packing or just unpacking at the new location.
  • Moving or downsizing an aging senior parent to independent, assisted living, or long term care.
  • Want to keep your aging senior parent in their home? "Age in Place". Re-organize and de-clutter. Safety is an issue.
  • Remodeling or Redecorating – packing breakables and clean and polish while unpacking.
  • Just organizing need for an extra pair of hands to help.
  • Divorce or separation.
  • Corporate employee transfers and relocations. No downtime for the employee relocation. Getting settled immediately.
  • Digitzing documents, photos, VHS tapes, slides. Preserving the memories.