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Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Made in the USA



The Cat Ball: Fun cat beds for you furbabies.

Food Storage Tote: Perfect for when you need to bring food to parties.

Bison Cooler: Similar to other coolers, but a little bit lower price.

Aeropress: My husband got this for Christmas last year and loves it.

The Naked Pig Lard: Do you cook with lard or know someone does?

Dog Toy: This is a fun toy and treat dispenser.

Beeswax Sheets: Great for keeping food fresh and it's reusable.

ABC Blocks: Perfect for any kiddo in your life.

Manready American Flag: This store is a Houston favorite.

New Balance Shoes: Did you know that some New Balance shoes are made in the USA?

Leather Wallet: Wallets are a necessity to carry out money.

Stain Solution: My favorite stain fighter.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

10 Things that Make me Happy: October


  1. Seeing the Astros in the ALCS & ALDS
  2. Going to Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) with family
  3. Going to RenFest with our neighbors.
  4. Wrapping up some large projects for clients. 
  5. Reading about Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary and so many magazines. He seems like a genuinely nice person. 
  6. Celebrating my birthday Bryan had planned. 
  7. Taking our holiday photos.
  8. Going to the Houston Insider event in Tomball and exploring local shops.
  9. Celebrating Halloween.
  10. Watching several Netflix shows: Schitt's Creek new season, Haunting of Hill House, Wanderlust, Making a Murder new season.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Houston Professional Organizers #1 Tips for an Organized and Stress Free Holiday Season



Last month I asked some of my fellow NAPO Houston organizers and business partners #1 tips for an organized and stress free holiday season and below are their tips. What is your tip for a stress free holiday season?

Adonna Braly of Clutter Roundup: "Give experiences, not gifts. https://www.cloud9living.com/"

Naomi Kealy of Charming Spaces: "Make a list for each person you're buying for so you don't forget anything or anyone. I send my kid's lists to the grandparents too!"

Michelle Smithpeter of Pretty Practical Spaces: "As you open up your seasonal decorations, attach detailed labels to each of the tubs/boxes/bags, so you know what goes back where!  And it makes next year that much easier ""


Ann Zanon of A2Z Organizing Solutions: "I keep a list of what I gave to whom every year so I don't duplicate but as Adonna said, we don't give a lot of stuff. I also don't usually give friend gifts. Instead, for many years, I have held a Cookie Decorating Party as my gift to my friends. I bake all the cookies, provide everything except a platter for them to take cookies home and we spend a Sunday afternoon, just ladies, decorating cookies, listening to Christmas music and laughing." 

Mary Jo Contello of Organized by MJ: "Make a list of everything you have to do leading up to the holiday including decorate thetree, bake, buy gifts and list the names and etc. Then try to plug dates with the task."

Dena Wilson of Places! Professional Organizing: "Do as much in advance as possible!"


Ellen Delap of Professional-organizer.com: "Start early! Prioritize. It’s not about doing it all. It’s about doing what has the most meaning."

Tammy Atchison of The Busy Corner: "Know your limits. It’s ok to set boundaries."

Elizabeth Wood of Clean Moving Crates: "Stock up now on hostess gifts and client appreciation gifts. I keep a stock of repurposed wine-bottle candles from Hanh Tran - she also has other glass bottles than wine that she has cut and smoothed - they are a unique and inexpensive gift that supports a local artist. I keep a drawer stocked so I just grab one as I leave for the event - it keeps me from having to stress about giving "the right thing.""


Donna Matthews of Slay the Chaos: "Simple Does It. Let it Go. A place for everything and everything a place Your Way! Also, rather than a ton of "stuff" I love to use scent to transform my home - candles, tea, oils, coffees" 💕"


Amy Vance of Eco Modern Concierge: "Start early! It makes the holidays so much more less stressful. Also, create a holiday binder with November & December calendar pages, gift lists, receipts, timelines, budgets, etc."

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Made in the USA: Mary's Candles



Last year my aunt's gave me this Mary's Candles in the Creme Brûlée scent and it smells divine. I was so excited to see that they are at Walmart. I love the way they smell and that they are made in the USA. I do like using essential oils, but also like using candles from time to time. I think these would make a perfect holiday or hostess gift. At $7 you can't beat the price. Note: the online linked price is higher than they were in store.

What are some of your favorite candles?



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Friday, November 2, 2018

Thankful for All Clients


Well this year has been a great year and I am SOOOOOOOOO thankful for ALL of my clients. Here are some reviews and testimonials that I am grateful for.

"Amy is the BEST. She’s helped us in more ways than I describe. She’s professional, dependable, organized, pleasant: you can’t possibly find a better person for anything of your concierge jobs. She’s helped us out on at least three occasions, and I know we’ll continue to depend on her in the future."

"Amy was a dream to work with on my project. She was efficient and conservative. She used what I had to help organize, which kept my costs low. I would use her again for sure!"


"Amy helped me organize several spaces in my new home. I moved in my home at 36 weeks pregnant and called her at 37 weeks desperate for some help. I couldn’t bend over much less think about the energy required to organize a new space. She was quick to respond and made time for me right away. I had to leave her both times and hope that she did what I wanted and I was not disappointed. She took the lead and really took the guess work out of it for me. I’m the type of person who knew what organizing items I wanted to use, so I purchased those myself. But I would highly recommend her to do that for you as well because she had a lot of good ideas and was able to tell me where I would find the best prices for what I wanted. I referred a friend to her and they’re using her as well. I will definitely be calling Amy again in the future and could see myself using her annually just to keep me refreshed and organized. Thanks Amy!"

"Amy and her assistant, Mary Jo, helped us with move in and organization when we moved into our new home several months ago. These women were life savers! We were so overwhelmed and in the course of a weekend, we had functional bathrooms and kitchen. Our pantry and bedroom closet were organized and ready to go. Mounds of things that we were ready to discard were packed up and carted off for donation. I would definitely use them again without hesitation."


"Amy was awesome! My pantry and office are happy places again. She was efficient with her time and truly helped me get organized. I feel much more settled in our new home!"
"Amy is AMAZING! I contacted her through her website a few days after we moved into our newly remodeled house. I was completely overwhelmed and there was literally stuff on every surface of my kitchen. Amy called me within a few hours and we had our initial consultation and set up time to get to work super fast! Not only did she help me figure out where to put things she helped me unpack them and put them all away. LIFESAVER! She also helped me reorganize my playroom so quickly and efficiently!"


"Amy is the absolutely the best. She’s professional, kind, thorough and incredible at what she does. I got her name from a good friend who worked with her after Harvey. I know she helped that family put their life back together, and she helped me slough a huge weight off my shoulders (and get to the next step in my professional life) by clearing out my home office and nightmare closet. I no longer fear walking into those rooms that once felt so out of control after my move. Her rates are totally reasonable, she’s flexible and non-judgmental, which is especially nice if you’re embarrassed about your mess. :) I liked her so much; she really made the time go by quickly and the whole process surprisingly fun. And there’s a huge bonus built into the “eco” part of her business name: she ensures that all your discarded items are handled responsibly. Even damaged clothes and wares I didn’t know how to handle are either recycled or used by someone in need. It felt really good to be a part of her sustainable, eco-friendly mission. I’ve even managed to keep my newly tidy areas tidy!"


"Amy is incredible! Working for a large non profit with a small staff, we often don't have time to dedicate focus on organizing our storage closet. She came in and organized every single piece of that closet in a way that made perfect sense to us! Her eye for detail is unmatched. She also worked quickly and efficiently. We can now breathe a sigh of relief when we need to find something in our closet! I would highly reccomend her for any of your organizing needs!"


"Amy was terrific! I couldn't have moved without her!"


"Amy was very professional, a hard worker, and I would definitely hire her again."


"Amy deserves 6 stars on a scale of 1-5. is incredible and a total life saver. I travel a significant amount for work and am out of town more than I'm in town. I've worked with Amy for 5 years and she has greatly improved my quality of life. She helps me stay on top of things in my personal life that otherwise would fall through the cracks given my work and travel schedule. From running errands like dry cleaning, groceries and going to the post office, to organizing my office, consolidating bills and even planning parties -- Amy does it all. She is proactive and even remembers birthdays of friends I like to send flowers to! What's more impressive still, is her attitude. She is honest, trustworthy and treats everyone she works with professionally. She is extremely efficient, communicates well and is the definition of organized. I cannot say enough good things about her and it really is hard to imagine my life "pre-Amy"."


"They were responsive to my inquiry, made an appointment and were right on time. All commitments were met and they did a great job in organizing my after move donations, and there was a lot. The price is very reasonable and I would not hesitate to hire again."
"Phenomenal job organizing my garage. Friendly, collaborative and decisive when necessary. I will definitely use her again."


"I worked alongside Amy for our common client for over a week and saw her work long hours every day to make sure the client was as satisfied as possible during a stressful period. She has a great work ethic and definitely goes the extra mile."


"Amy from Eco Modern Concierge is amazing!! She helped me organize my closet, bathroom cabinets and a mail area. I was feeling overwhelmed before calling Amy but after Amy came in for her initial consultation, she put my mind at ease. She sent recommendations of bins and trays to buy and helped get everything organized in 3 hours! She was respectful of my space and gave me some great tips on keeping everything organized. The areas look awesome now! I highly recommend Eco Modern Concierge!"


"Amy Mayfield of Eco-Modern Concierge is outstanding. She is super dependable and trustworthy. She has amazing organizing skills and is very efficient. You'll love her. Kim P"



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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween!!

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Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Halloween Cards


I have not sent out Halloween cards in a while, or any cards for that matter, so I thought it was due time. These are the Hallmark Halloween cards we are using this year, along with Batman stamps. Do you send out Halloween cards? 

Friday, October 26, 2018

5 Services to Outsource



Being a concierge here in Houston, I am often hired because clients are outsourcing certain tasks that they want me to handle. Here are some tips on what you can outsource to save you time and money. What do you like to outsource?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Houston Professional Organizer's 3 Tips to Get Organized at Night


Here are 3 tips to do at night to get more organized. What do you do at nighttime to get more organized for the next day? 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Made in the USA: Coloring Books


The other day I was in Dollar Tree and came across these coloring books for $1. If you are into adult coloring books they have a ton. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were made in the USA. Here are similar ones, princesses and adult coloring books.


Friday, October 19, 2018

10 Things that Make Me Happy: September 2018


September was fast and furious and here are some of my favorite things that happened last month.

  1. Visiting our friends Oscar and Val that live in Beaumont with their 4 kiddos.
  2. Going to the Game Preserve with Bryan and spending Labor Day with him. Super fun.
  3. I started and finished a big project with a retail client that I am very excited about it.
  4. Watching the Astros at Minute Maid with my in laws.
  5. Going plays and musicals with my mom and mother-in-law. One was great and one was horrible.
  6. Hosting the 1st coffee and convo of the year with NAPO Houston.
  7. Going to Party on the Plaza.
  8. Forcing myself to go the gym and feeling really great after. 
  9. Having several relaxing weekends.
  10. Decorating for Halloween!!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Calligraphy Organization


Are you a calligraphy fan? I took a calligraphy class in Dallas several years ago and loved it! Calligraphy has become a hobby and craft for many people, so I run into calligraphy supplies every so often at client's homes. Depending on how many supplies you have you can organize it in all different kinds of ways. Like this:


And so many other ways. How do you organize your calligraphy supplies?


Monday, October 15, 2018

Made in the USA: Native Deodorant


Well I have blogged about so many different natural, made in the USA deodorants on here. So many of my clients use these Native brand deodorants and love them. They are aluminum and paraben free. I do like them and really like having the travel size stay in my overnight bag, but don't like that they start to clump from time to time. Have you used this brand and do you like it? 


Friday, October 12, 2018

About Eco Modern Concierge in Houston, TX Professional Organizing and Personal Assistant


Want to know a little more about Eco Modern Concierge and what we do? Watch the video above to know about professional organizing and personal assistant services we offer in Houston. Visit ecomodernconcierge.com for lots more info or always feel free to email us at info@ecomodernconcierge.com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Client Use What You Have: Cookbook Organization


With the holidays around the corner a ton of people will be pulling our their cookbooks. This client liked having their cookbooks in a lower cabinet like this because they had so many. Don't overthink systems and do what works best for you. Here are some of her favorite cookbooks:


What are some of your favorite cookbooks and how do you like to store them?





Monday, October 8, 2018

Made in the USA + Eco: Puracy


I first discovered this Puracy body wash during the Amazon Prime Day sale and decided to give it a go. I love that it is eco, cruelty-free and made in the USA! Have you tried this one before and do you like it?




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Friday, October 5, 2018

Giveaway: Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush


Are there any electronic toothbrush users out there? I have been using an electronic toothbrush for about 13 years now and don't plan on ever going back to a plain ol' regular toothbrush. When I got my first electronic toothbrush I wanted it because it was recommended by my dentist at the time and heard great things about them. Sure enough, I got one as a gift in 2005 and was so happy. I saw immediate results. I like that electronic toothbrushes prompt you on how long you need to be brushing and especially how clean my mouth feels afterwards.

When Smile Brilliant reached out to me to try their new cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush and give one away to a lucky reader, I immediately said YES!!!! For those of you that have been reading for a while you know I am picky about who I work with when it comes to sponorships and I thought to myself "I mean, I brush my teeth several times a day and love my electronic toothbrush so why not? Plus, readers will get one too? Heck yeah!!"

Y'all I love this toothbrush! It pulses every 30 seconds and prompts you to move to a different quadrant of your mouth. This is something I had to get used to because my old one did not do that. It is a good reminder to brush other parts of your mouth. My teeth and gums feel so much cleaner and it is so light weight compared to my old electronic toothbrush. I love that the toothbrush heads have a tongue scrubber on the back of them and it has a clean, white, massage, gum care and sensitive modes. I have been using the whitening mode in hopes of whitening my teeth a little more.

I feel for the quality of brushing, price and functionality the Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush is totally worth it. The best part is they are giving one away to YOU! Enter HERE for your chance to win. They are also giving Eco Modern Concierge readers a discount for 20% off cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrushes by entering the code: ecomodernconcierge20

Good luck and let me know how you like the toothbrush once you get it!


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

How to Organize Halloween Decorations



Gather all decorations. Gather all decorations from various rooms, cabinets, areas, etc. and put it all in one place.

Purge. Donate, recycle or trash decorations you no longer like, use or want.

Contain. Contain the decorations in very specific bins. Orange bins or lids like these are popular for storing Halloween decorations or weathertight bins. Use silica gel packets to keep moisture minimal and to help preserve some of your items, especially fabric decorations.

Wrap. Wrap breakable items in bubble wrap or tissue paper.

Make a list. Make a list of everything you may want to buy or need to replace for the following year.

Inventory. Inventory what is in each box, so you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Label. Label each box. I like using these labels.

Store. Store in a place where you have room. This could be in a closet, attic, basement, etc.

How do you like to organize your Halloween decorations?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Made in the USA: Loren Hope


I first came upon Loren Hope earrings during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this past year and loved the colors of these earrings. Besides being beautiful earrings, I love that they are made in the USA! 


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Friday, September 28, 2018

10 Things that Make Me Happy: August 2018



  • Celebrating Bryan's birthday with friends at B&B Butchers. 
  • Throwing Bryan a birthday party with family & friends at Eureka Heights Brewery. They have great rental prices that include unlimited beer. 
  • Galveston getaways with Bryan. 
  • Pool party at our friends Vanessa and Richard's house.
  • Some fun work consultations. 
  • Volunteering and helping a science teacher get organized with other NAPO Houston organizers. The Clutter Fairy did an awesome job putting this together.
  • Getting a lot of blogging done for my Eco Modern Concierge.
  • Astros game with my WISE group. 
  • Texans training camp with my father-in-law and watching the Texans vs. Cowboys game at NRG. Thanks to my in laws for giving us tickets.
  • A random night of going to see ELO at Toyota Center. 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The One Thing Houston Professional Organizers Do Every Day


I asked some NAPO Houston professional organizers, what is one thing you do everyday? These are some of the responses. THANK YOU to all my fellow Houston organizers for sending me your responses. 

Dena Wilson of Places! Professional Organizing: "Have to make my bed each day. If for some reason I don’t (running late) I make it before I go to sleep."

Melony Davis of All About Space Organizing: "I unload my dishwasher every morning while my coffee makes, I make a realistic to-do list, I make my bed (even if I don’t use all of the decorative pillows every day), and I always wash my face before I go to bed."

Mary Jo Contello of Organized by MJ: "I make my bed, then I've always accomplished something. Check email before I leave house."

Valerie Thompson of Chronically Organized: "Hmm...am I the only organizer who doesn’t make my bed?!? I make a cup of earl grey tea every morning, after that it seems like every day is different."

Ximena Lopez of Zensible Organizing: "Coffee first thing in the morning , stretching exercises, make bed, check calendar, emails and FB ( have lots of family and friends far away) have breakfast at home,work from home or with clients, check emails before 6 pm, cook a nice dinner ( 70% of the week days), watch nice TV show or movie ( no news), sleep."

Gayle Goddard of The Clutter Fairy: "I do the bed every morning, but all my clearing/ resetting happens at night. I put everything back in the kitchen, food away, dishes in dishwasher, get through mail and pick up any trash, put the day's clothes/shoes/jewelry away, and manage cat boxes. I don't have any juice in the morning to do anything other than getting out the door!"

Naomi Kealy of Charming Spaces: "Make the bed, coffee, check my calendar and check my to do list. At night, I deal with mail right away, check the kids backpacks, have dinner as a family at the table, dishes, and I always wash my face and remove my makeup before bed (took years to form this habit lol)."

Ellen Delap of Professional-Organizer.com: "I love my morning routine! Walk first, tea, email, get ready for the day and off to clients."

Tammy Atchison of The Busy Corner: "Before going to bed, I set up the next day. Have everything ready for client, create a daily list from my master list, usually look at Facebook! 
...I’ve simplified my bed linens, so it’s easy to just pull up the covers!"

Meredith Brister of Sorted and Styled: "Make bed, floss, update bullet journal, unsubscribe from emails, classify mileage, take trash out, feed cats. Not in that order but at some point in the day."

Tiffany Mensing of Space & Serenity: "Coffee. Just thought of one other thing I always do...mascara. Or no one can see my eyelashes! "

Susan Wade of Sunflower Strategies: "If errands are needed, I write them down in the order I will go geographically so I'm not wasting time. Also, always add an item to the grocery list as I run low or use the last of.....can't stand going to the store more than once per week!"

Ellen Cooley of Southern Sequence: "I don’t go to bed without putting everything away and tidying up the main living area. i.e. fluff the pillows on the couch, straighten items on coffee table, etc. Helps me start the next morning fresh and less distracted!"

Amy Vance of Eco Modern Concierge: "I get everything ready for the next day this includes laying out clothes, checking my calendar and making sure I have all the supplies that I need for the next day. I check my email every morning, but don't always make the time to respond to everything right away. Only if it is urgent. I also take our dog, Rothko, out first thing every morning." 

Photo by Logan Nolin on Unsplash



Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall 2018 Bucket List



What is on your fall bucket list this year? Here is mine:

  • Yoga outdoors.
  • Go to a Texans game.
  • Eat more dinners outside.
  • Go camping. Forever on my fall bucket list.
  • Try new essential oil diffuser blends. Grapefruit and Gold always has good blends. 
  • Try my hand at making a pie.
  • Random acts of kindness. Not just in the fall, but always. 
  • Weekend getaway. 
  • Prep for the holidays. 
  • Teach an organizing class. 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

First Day of Fall: Time to Purge & Organize



Today is the first day of fall. What plans do you have for fall? It is the perfect time to do a refresh in the house. I often get calls to come back and help purge & organize in preparation for the holidays. Here are some common things to organize and purge in the fall:

  • Closets
  • Kitchens
  • Offices
  • Children's rooms
  • Holiday decor
When you purge items, consider giving the items to organizations in your community. 


If you are in Houston and are in need of a professional organizer to help with your fall organizing, feel free to email us at info@ecomodernconcierge.com.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Client Use What You Already Have: Pantry Organization



Sometimes when you look at blog posts you expect to see things that are completely pretty, but the fact of the matter is, that is not always real life. This blog post is real life and how a majority of my clients have things. This particular client we used things that they already had to organize the space. They used their walk in pantry for multiple things like child toys, food, appliances, dishes and liquor. 
  1. We got rid of expired food. 
  2. Put like items together.
  3. Organized the shelves in a way that worked best for them.
  4. Put least used items towards the top.
  5. Put most used items at eye level for the adults and toys at bottom for the little one.






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Monday, September 17, 2018

Made in the USA: Texans Football Stickers


With football season here, I thought I would share a football related made in the USA post. My father-in-law gave me these stickers before we went to the Texans game against the Cowboys a few weeks ago. When I turned over the package I was surprised to see that they were made in the USA.



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Friday, September 14, 2018

Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) Insider Tips


Every year we head to Austin for ACL Music Fest and we have learned a thing or 2 about some of the best tips and tricks through the years. What are some tips you have? You can read past posts about ACL essentials and eco tips
  1. Start saving to buy pre-sale tickets for the following year. 
  2. Buy merchandise online or right before you leave. 
  3. Wear sunscreen.
  4. Link you credit card to your wristband. It will save you so much time. 
  5. Tag your kid in case they get lost. 
  6. Bring extra tissue or toilet paper because....... porta potties. 
  7. Bring a water bottle. Stay hydrated.
  8. Visit the vendors. You can win awesome prizes. 
  9. Download the app.
  10. Bring your AMEX card to get into the lounge. 
  11. Follow ACL Music Fest on social media to win prizes.
  12. Buy the wine. As far as alcohol goes, you get the most bang for you buck. 
  13. Don't buy that koozie because more than likely you will find one on the ground at some point. 
  14. At the end of the night if you stay until the very end, people leave stuff all around and you can score a lot of free loot if that is what you are into. 
  15. If you like where you are staying and know you will be going back to ACL the following year, ask your host if you can go ahead and book the following year. 
  16. Have FUN!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Car Organization Must Haves



Headrest hooks: These are especially helpful when you need extra space and can go vertical.

Back of seat car organizer: I love how much storage is in this.

Trash can: Something to hold trash is almost a necessity in the car.

Roadside emergency kit: I have had an emergency kit in my car since I started driving and it has come in handy many times.

Trunk organizer: This is great for groceries and making sure they don't roll around in the trunk.

Gap filler: These are great to hold random things that you keep in the car.

Car visor: Perfect to hold little things that you need to grab quickly.

Dog barrier: Great so you don't have unwanted guest in the front seat while you are driving.

Mini document file: Useful to hold necessary documents you may need to keep in the car.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Made in the USA: Aeropress


My mom gave this Aeropress to my husband last year for Christmas and he loves it!!  He says it makes some of the best coffee in it. I was happily surprised to see it is made in the USA! I also love that it is BPA free. 




Friday, September 7, 2018

NAPO Conference: Q Center Eco Practices


When I was attending the NAPO Conference this past year at the Q Center in Chicago, I was happy to see that they had a lot of eco practices.

  • There were recycling stations everywhere that made it easy to recycle what I needed to. 
  • There were water bottle refill stations. 
  • The property is very walkable and you can go hiking straight from the property. 
  • I reused my towels during my stay. 
  • These are just a few things, but you can read more about their eco practices here

What are some eco practices you love seeing when you travel?





**the first photo is from my road trip to Chicago when I stopped off in Hot Springs, AR.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Death Organizing


Death organizing is something that I have been doing for years for clients, but last year was the first time I heard about Swedish death organizing from my cousin who sent me an article and then a book came out about it. Here are some, of many, things I often help people with, so their families don't have to:

  • Inventories
  • Making sure they have all of their important documents in one, accessible place
  • Listing heir wishes of where and who should get certain belongings
  • Helping clients make a list of things they still need to do like make will, paying for burials, etc.
  • Decluttering
  • Going through old paperwork
  • The list goes on and on
These are 2 books that are helpful in prepping for death organizing, Get it Together & The Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Have you heard of death organizing? 

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!


Happy Labor Day!


Photo by Kai Pilger from Pexels

Friday, August 31, 2018

Eco Modern Concierge is now a Certified Concierge


I am happy to say that Eco Modern Concierge became a certified concierge from the National Concierge Association last month. I am also happy to say that I am the Director of Philanthropy for the Houston chapter. If you are in Houston and need help with personal assistant tasks like errands, booking reservations, waiting for repair people, professional organizing and the list goes on. Feel free to call or email anytime!


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Client Busy Mama: Pantry Organization


As I have talked about on here before, a lot of clients that hire me to help them get organized don't always necessarily want new products and we use what they already have. With this client we purged old food, rearranged some of the shelving and then put accessible items on the bottom and things that are not used a lot on the top. 

Here are some items that are good to use when organizing cabinets with deep shelves:




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