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Guest Blogger Jackie Waters: Relocate or Renovate: Considerations for Improving Your Home or Moving




If you’re wondering whether you should remodel your current home or move to a new one, there are a few primary considerations you should know about. This can make it easier for you to make a decision and move forward in an organized way. Here’s what you need to know.

Is Organization the Answer?

Before you move away, you should assess what you need in terms of space. Are you interested in having more rooms, or do you need a more suitable layout? According to This Old House, you can get more space by converting unused rooms or spaces into what you need. For example, attics and basement can become living spaces with the right improvements. If you don’t have these options, you may be able to create an additional room if you have a layout for it. In case your current home definitely can’t meet any of those requirements for remodeling, then it’s possible that it’s better for you to move on.

What’s Your Budget?

The amount of money you have to spend can be a key determining factor. According to the Remodeling Calculator, the cost of your remodel can depend on what you need to be done as well as the cost of work in your area. On average, a bathroom remodel can cost a little above $11,000, while a kitchen remodel can be about $13,000. If you have a lot of things to do, the costs can really add up, but at least you can do remodels a bit at a time. Selling your home can also come with its own costs such as important repairs and closing costs. On top of that, you’ll need to do your research to compare what your home is worth to the average selling price of the home you want. If you don’t have the right budget, it might be hard to find that dream house.

Do You Have the Time?

Having your home remodeled can really disrupt your life with noise, dust, and debris. This can be a lot of deal with depending on how long it takes. According to House Logic, while a basement conversion can take up to three weeks, a complete kitchen makeover can take you out of your comfort zone for three months. It can take even longer if you decide to do some of the work yourself. On the other hand, selling your home can take a little over two months. and getting the home you want may take three months. In this case, the timeline is about the same for relocating and the most significant remodeling projects but unless you’re undertaking some major repairs, you won’t be buried under rubble while you wait to sell.

Use the Right Professionals

If you decide to remodel, then consider some of the projects that will not only improve your home but increase its value. Adding a deck or creating a grand entrance area can get you some good returns. You will also see the benefits of remodeling your existing kitchen or bathrooms. Where additions are concerned, putting in another bathroom and master suite can be great. When you’re looking for contractors, make sure to get recommendations and ask for samples of their work. Your ideal contractor must be licensed and have adequate insurance. It’s best to get references so you can find out what they’re like to work with as well. Finally, watch out for how they respond to you during your meeting, as you’ll want to be comfortable with them.

It’s not always easy to make a decision about whether you should move to another home or work on the one you have. As you’re thinking about it, make sure you determine how much money and time you’re willing to spend as well as what your absolute must-haves are.

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Posted by on January 23, 2020 in Uncategorized


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Super Thought of the Day: What Will Happen To Me If I Say YES?

I invite all of you to ask the question to yourselves: What Will Happen to me if I say YES? And I want you to add, to getting organized??

This post is for those of you still deciding or putting off getting organized. Try to imagine what kind of world it would be for you once you had systems in place; where you could always find what you are looking for; space for everything and you don’t feel trapped by the stuff around you!  It’s really a glorious thing.

The real question is when do I start? When do i start the process of getting organized? When do I not let the fear take over? or the wariness to take hold? When Do I make the commitment and begin the process?

I believe in you! It’s not an easy thing to do but you can do it! Just start!




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Posted by on November 13, 2019 in Life Coaching, Organizing


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Super Definition of the Day: Progress



1- a movement toward a goal or to a further or higher stage.

2- advancement in general

3- growth or development

4- continuous improvement


1- to go forward and onward in space to time

2- to grow or develop

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Posted by on November 8, 2019 in Life Coaching, Organizing


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Super Thought Of The Day: What If I Succeed?!

What if you succeed? What if you do get organized and stay organized? What if you put systems in place that work for you?

I’m not a What if person, but my of my clients and/or potential clients DO what if, and usually its the other way..What if i can’t do this? what if I get messy again? What if this is too hard? I am turning it around!!!! What if you succeed????!!!

It’s TOTALLY possible. I say to be realistic on what you are willing to do and how far you are willing to go. Also patience comes into play. You have to be patient with yourself. It may have taken years to get to where you are today. It may take just as long to get out of it. And thats okay! It’s all about mindset and then process and then DO-ing!  change your attitude to I Can’t to I Am!

Just get started. Start small. Step by step. Have patience and think about succeeding.


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Sort Out Sunday: What Are the “What If’s” And How To Kill Them


Many times when I ask a client why they have kept an item or items, the answer starts with “What if”. It doesnt’ matter what the item is, the answer starts out the same: What if I need _______ one day? What if I need ___ just in case? What if I run out of___?

Sometimes it generational. Sometimes its status. Sometimes its anxiety.e

It a fine line between keeping SUPPLIES and hoarding forks and plates. LOL In my opinion you should have supplies/extras of things that WILL be used. SO things like Paper towels and Toilet paper are a yes. Because you continuously use them. Saving things for a what if isnt good. If your underwear drawer can’t close, time to get rid of enough underwear to close the drawer. A package of Christmas themed paper plates are fine because you are going to use them at Christmas!

I heard another organizer say only keep what reflects who you are today! Take the  fear out of it. Fear breeds the saving for what if or just in case.

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Posted by on January 14, 2018 in Organizing


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Super Tip Thursday: 3 Things That Can Help Your Decision-making


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I have learned this from personal experience. Literally I carry my problems and stress in my stomach. SO I am going to pass on something that I pass onto my clients and friends and I believe can help you in your decision making.

Most of the time we are taught to come from our heads/brains when it comes to decision making. We are told not to be emotional when we are deciding something. People will say to you, you wear your heart on your sleeve, and that’s supposed to be bad. Well I don’t think so!! And I don’t think emotional is a bad word! Its all in how you handle things.

I believe you need to come from your HEART…first!! Get heart centered!

Listen to your gut too! The nerves down there might be trying to show you something.

Both the gut and the heart can then help the mind/brain make the best decision possible. Your body speaks to you. You have to quiet down and listen. I feel it starts with the heart and the stomach/gut!! If it doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t. Remember our minds can play tricks on us or tell us things that are false. Sometimes the noise in our heads can cloud our judgement.

So remember: gut….heart…mind!

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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Life Coaching


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