One of the speciality services that Kuzak’s Closet offers is relocation assistance and project management. One of my clients recently bought a new home and asked me to help her declutter and pack up her old house, manage the move, and unpack and organize all of the boxes at the new house.
Prior to the move we scheduled weekly and eventually bi-weekly sessions (8 total) so we could go room by room to purge and pack. My client is very busy so I had her make decisions for 15-30 minutes during each session and I took care of the sorting and packing on my own. I was able to organize all of the boxes so it would be much easier to unpack and through the prep process I was able to become familiar with her preferences.
Once moving day rolled around my assistant Matt helped me direct the movers, pack the last few boxes, and begin to unpack at the new house. The first room we began to unpack at the new house was the kitchen. It is always my goal on moving day to have the kitchen unpacked and organized for every client I work with. The kitchen is the heart of the home and it is important to really strategize storage and get the layout right the first time.
I always want my clients to be able to make a cup of coffee the morning after the move so I try to find the coffee pot first. Once the location of the coffee pot is determined I can start to figure out where it makes the most sense to store the coffee and the cups. You want to make sure it is close to a water source and the dishwasher.
We unpacked all of the dishes in the kitchen and the dining room, set up an entertainment center with cocktail supplies, and I created a layout in the pantry that they could easily fill in when they stocked up on groceries.
I created zones in the pantry for all of the food categories on the top and found a spot for paper products, small appliances, and entertaining supplies n the bottom.
I also found a spot for sunscreen and bug spray that the kids could easily find…
I couldn’t have gotten as much done without my assistant and my caffeine! Thanks Matt and Starbucks!