There are so many things Colorado Staging + Design loves about the work we do.  We love interior design and the opportunity to make homes even more beautiful. We love helping realtors sell homes quickly (and putting more money in homeowners’ pockets!).  But most of all, we love helping our clients feel great in their homes.  In fact, our tagline is “Love the Home You’re In.”  That’s exactly what we aim to do with every staging project we complete.

Over the years, we have been lucky enough to get to know many clients as we work on their homes, and often get to know them as we work.  Lately, a lot of those stories have been weighing on our hearts.

We recently helped a widower to stage his home.  After we finished, we ended up staying to help him sort through a lifetime of belongings. It was a long and emotional process. Last summer, we assisted a woman who was moving mere weeks before her third child was due.   Often, we find clients who are feeling completely overwhelmed by clutter and responsibility.

There are so many types of people with such different lives… but they have one thing in common.  They benefit from our services.  When we leave they tell us, “Before you came I didn’t know how I was going to ever get this all done.”  We’re realizing there are a lot of people out there who can use our help.

One of our employees, Suzette, recently started a blog about organizing and life simplification.  In addition to the website, she is working to start a service project in Northern Colorado called the {organization} project.  When she approached us about joining her on the project, we knew it would be a great fit because this kind of work has been on our minds lately too.

Last week, we completed our first job for a family… and it was a great experience.

The mother worked right along side us for two hours and we transformed the basement area.  She had already begun the process of decluttering her home using the Kon-Mari method, but the basement was a pretty big project to tackle alone.

We came armed with trash bags, Sharpies, and some labels and got to work.

Here’s how we got the job done:

1.) We dedicated zones for each category of item to be stored: holiday decor, sentimental items, toys and games, camping and travel, books, kitchen surplus, crafts, office supplies.

2.) We started clearing clutter from the center of the room, throwing away trash and consulting with the client on which items to keep and which to donate.  Then we placed each “keeper” in the zone that it fit best in.

3.) Once the floor was clear and items were sorted into zones, we organized each zone.  We stacked books, grouped all photo boxes together, stored loose travel bags inside one big duffel, and looked for unused boxes, bins and baskets that we could repurpose to store smaller collections of related items.

4.) Finally, we removed trash bags and carried donations to the van for removal from the property (we include a drop at the donation center as part of the service).

Two hours after we arrived, the homeowners’ daughter was stretched out happily in the center of the basement in a space that had been unusable just hours before.  She was excited by the new possibilities for the space, and we were just as excited for her.

The project accomplished exactly what we set out to do; we took one project off the list for a busy mother who works hard for her family.  It may be a small thing, but we think these little projects can make a big difference.

We happily offer our paid organizing services to our clients at the current rate of $195.  This includes up to 2 organizers for up to two hours depending on the project.  Client feedback has told us that this is a great value for the services we can provide in that amount of time… we are a very efficient team!  The after pictures from this project can give you a good idea of how much we can accomplish.

Additionally, we will now be working with Suzette to provide a limited number of free organizing services to women who may be so busy taking care of other people that they forget to take the time to care for themselves.  We will accept nominations and select a limited number of recipients each month from the names submitted.

If you have a friend or loved one who may be having a rough time or would benefit from this type of blessing, click the button below to submit your nomination.

Make sure to include the following information:

  • Your Name , Email Address + Phone Number
  • The Nominee’s Name and Contact Information
  • A little bit about why you want to bless her with this service (any pertinent details about her story/background may increase odds of selection in the case that we receive a large volume of submissions).

We are excited about this new project that is close to our hearts.  Now we need your help to connect with women who can benefit from the project!

As always, thank you for following along with Colorado Staging + Design.  We love our customers!