Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Would you be ready if disaster struck? We have seen disaster strike again and again this year, and while we cannot prevent it, we can be prepared. If you only have a moment's notice to evacuate, having a bag ready to grab can make all the difference. The Department of Homeland Security recommends having at least enough food, water and supplies to last 72 hours. Having your kit easily accessible is important to remember, and we recommend designating the top shelf in the entrance closet or garage. What to include: Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert Flashlight First aid kit Extra batteries Whistle to signal for help Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place Moist towelettes, garbage bags...
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Big Blue Truck: Donation Pickup

Big Blue Truck: Donation Pickup

Big Blue Truck: Donation Pickup So, you have finally taken the time to clean out the closet, the garage, and the guest room. You got everything up off of the floor, you made giant piles of things you haven't used or worn in years and you put things back in an easily identifiable fashion. CONGRATULATIONS! Downsizing can be the biggest step in the organization process when you have too much for your space. It is important to go through your home, at least once a season, to make decisions about what to keep and what to say goodbye to. "BUT NOW WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE PILES?!" You already took the time to sort and toss, you don't have time to make a trip to a donation site. How many carloads would that take anyway? Where should you even take it? Don't let these questions stand in the way of cutting the clutter. We have the solution for you. THE BIG BLUE TRUCK! Schedule a time for...
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Cut the Cutter Interview with Erica DiMiele of Steri-Clean Washington

Cut the Cutter Interview with Erica DiMiele of Steri-Clean Washington

"When we let go and cut the clutter, our world opens up." Kammie sits down to interview Erica DiMiele of Steri-Clean Washington. She is a featured Hoarding Expert on the hit A&E TV Show Hoarders.  During the interview we dive into some hot topics like: -What is the tipping point for hoarding? -How to help someone who is hoarding? -Why is Washington such a "hot spot" for hoarding? -What happens when you are able to cut the clutter from your life? If you are  suffering from the "clutter" in your life, you are not alone. And you do not have to go through it alone. Contact experts in the field to help you take back control and feel good again. Call (888) 412-1792 to schedule your In-Home Consultation with The Organizing Experts or Call (888) 577-7206 Ext 430 to schedule your In-Home Estimates with Steri-Clean Washington...
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Organizing Your Storage Unit

Organizing Your Storage Unit

The first step in the process of selecting a storage unit is choosing one with easy access and decent lighting. Next, you want to make the investment of getting shelving units for your storage unit. This will make the process of creating an inventory and making your items easily accessible for future use. We love the five tier metal shelving units from Lowe's. They are fairly easy to assemble and come with casters that you can fix on the bottom. Each unit is about $100 total and a worthwhile investment. Now that your units are assembled and you've created the layout of your unit it's time to load up! Simply unlock the casters and roll your shelving unit to your vehicle for easy load and roll back into your storage unit. Your back will thank you later for this... Once you have your inventory loaded onto your racks and into your storage unit it's now time to create an inventory list. Special note here, it's advisable to...
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