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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How to Organize a Super Bowl Party


This is a repost from last year, but I thought it is still relevant because of the upcoming Super Bowl. 

I am sad that the Super Bowl is not in Houston this year. It was a ton of fun to have it in town 2 years ago. Since we are a concierge company in Houston we were busy and filled with all kinds of fun activities. Plus, my clients had all kinds of personal assistant tasks and professional organizing tasks based all around Super Bowl being in town. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party below are some tips to organize for a Super Bowl party.

  • Make a to-do list. Make a list of everything you know you need to do like guest list, food, drinks, etc.
  • Clean. Clean a couple of days of ahead of time and prep for your guests.
  • Guest list. Make a list of people you want to invite over and send out an evite, text, or email. Send invites 1-2 weeks prior to the Super Bowl.
  • Decide what room you will watch the game in. See if you need more seating. If so, bring seating options into the room.
  • Decorations. Decide if you want to go simple or use team colors. You can often get items at the Dollar Store in order to save some money.
  • Prep food. Prep as much food as you can the night before and consider having a potluck where everyone brings a dish. The Defined Dish has some great Super Bowl Sunday Whole30 recipes and First & Full has some great Super Bowl recipes. 
  • Extra Ice. Be sure to have extra ice for all the drinks.
  • Coolers. Have coolers stocked with a variety of drinks like water, soda and beer.
  • Plates, napkins, serving ware, etc. Have plenty of these items for everyone to use. 
  • Remove breakables. Anything precious to you, breakable or valuable remove from the areas you will be in during your Super Bowl party. You never know how rowdy some of your guests will get.
  • Have a cleaning kit ready. Be prepared for spills and stains that can happen and take them with ease as they come. Make sure to gather up a small cleaning kit, so you are prepared.
  • Document. Take photos and share with friends. Instax cameras are always fun to have around.
  • Take notes. After the party is over. Take notes of things you would like to do the next time you host a party.
  • Have fun!



5 TIPS FOR MOVING FROM A HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER


Are you moving anytime this year? Here are some tips to help you with your move. You may also want to consider hiring a professional organizer to help you purge before a move, help you during the move and organize your space after a move. You will save so much time, energy and your sanity. If you are in the Houston area, we would love to help you get organized for your move. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Eco Modern Concierge Press in 2018


Here are some mentions that Eco Modern Concierge had in 2018. One of my goals this year to have get published by local and national media more, so hopefully this is the year.
  • Press
    Houston Chronicle: http://bit.ly/2NoqsAn June 2018
  • 2018 Best Home Organizers in Houston http://bit.ly/2tuEk2O January 2018
    Speaking Engagements
    May 2018: Organizing with Amy: How to Organize & Contain Paper Clutter
    April 2018: Spring Cleaning - De-cluttering and Organization Tips
    Blogs, Interviews, Mentions and Other Musings
    The Fancy Ashley "5 Super Helpful Closet Organization Tips" July 2018 http://bit.ly/2MaQWp6
    NAPO Houston "NAPO 2018 Conference Retreat Recap" May 2018 http://bit.ly/2IJ5hut
    SpareFoot "14 Decluttering, Organizing, and Storage Tips to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly" April 2018 http://bit.ly/2HGCqne
    Veronika's Blushing "How to De-Clutter Six Areas of Your Home: Tips from a Professional Organizer" March 2018 http://bit.ly/2GzDhYN
    BNB Styling "How to Stay Organized Throughout the Year" January 2018 http://bit.ly/2FFPpV0
    Sunday Beach "Organizing for 2018 with Eco Modern Concierge" January 2018 http://bit.ly/2Dp7dFu

Friday, January 18, 2019

10 Things that Make me Happy November 2018


Well I totally forgot to publish this in November, but here are 10 things that made me happy in November 2018

  1. Celebrating my 6 year anniversary
  2. Going to see Gary Clark Jr. 
  3. Feast with the Beasts
  4. Hosting our annual Friendsgiving
  5. Helping lots of new clients decorate for the holidays
  6. Working on a volunteer project for Mission Centers of Houston
  7. Spending Thanksgiving with my family
  8. Cutting down our Christmas tree
  9. Going to the Nutcracker Market with my mom, aunt and friend
  10. Testing out my new golf clubs at Top Golf (I'm not a golfer lol)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

5 Tips for Getting Organized in 2019 from Recent Magazine Articles


The beginning of the year is always about fresh starts and many people have desires of getting organized. Here are some organizing tips based on recent January 2019 magazine issues, including, Real Simple, Better Homes & Garden and House Beautiful.

Go vertical. When you are trying to organize small spaces, going vertical is usually a must. Put things up high that don't get used as much

Sort clothes by color. This will help you find things easier, not to mention it is aesthetically pleasing.

Use over the door racks. This is great to hold things like winter gear where you can easily grab and go.

Utilize lazy susans. Great for using in corners of cabinets and on shelves for those hard to reach places.

Label. Label bins and containers so you know where things should go when you finish using them.

What are some tips you have?

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Monday, January 14, 2019

7 Ways to Simplify your Life in the New Year



Are you feeling overwhelmed with so much going on in your life right now? Here are 7 ways you can simplify your life in 2019.

Declutter. Start the new year off by doing a decluttering challenge and keeping only things that matter the most to you. I will make you feel so much better to get rid of things you no longer need. Consider donating items to a local charity.

Meal plan. I have said this before on here, but meal planning can help streamline and simplify your life in so many ways. You waste less food, go out to eat less, eat healthier, etc.

Budget. With the conveniences of everyday life these days it is easier to spend more money than we should. Budget for what you NEED and what matters most to you.

Make a list of goals. Make a list of goals, establish a plan to make them happen and execute what you need to do in order to make them happen. You will feel accomplished and bring more meaning to your life hopefully.

Establish routines. Establish attainable routines in your everyday life. By having a routine, it gives you something to look forward to and helps you simplify your everyday life.

Self care. Make self care a priority. If you don't you can easily burnout. Trust me, I know. This is something I need to work more on this year as well.

Outsource. Outsource things that can make your life a lot easier. This is something I am working on doing more of this year because it can save me so much time and money. This is exactly why people hire me too, because I can save them time and money.

Photo: Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Eco Modern Concierge on Dumpsters.com 30 Day Decluttering Challenge


Since it is the new year there are so many decluttering challenges going on right now. At the end of last year Dumpsters.com asked me to contribute some tips to their 30 day Decluttering Challenge, which you can find on their website here. What are you hoping to get organized in the new year?

Photo from: Dumpsters.com

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