“SO YOU THINK YOU’RE READY TO BUY A HOME?”

3 03 2011

OUTTASPACE NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 37

Article written by Elaine Sisman, Realtor, The Keyes Company

The services of a professional Real Estate Agent can help you stay organized –saving you time, money, & stress. Especially helpful if you are a first-time home buyer! There is so much free information on-line, and it is fun to ‘window-shop’. However, when you hear “if you can click a mouse, you can buy a house”. I say, “please don’t”. Realtor services are generally free to buyers. I help you organize and focus on what’s important to you & your family. First, organize your “needs & wants”. What are the top 5-7 things you must have in your new home?

• Is it price, location, size, school district, square footage, pet-friendly, short commutes, parking,…?

• Do you know what you can afford? Clear up credit issues, get those finances organized.

• I refer you to a mortgage professional to get a “pre-qualification” letter. That helps clarify your ability to purchase and your price range.

• Meanwhile I do research based on your criteria. I email you pictures of properties in your price range. By a process of elimination we figure out what properties to view.

• I make those appointments and the Fun begins. When we find the right property I present & negotiate your offer based on price & terms .

• Once the offer is accepted I provide all parties with a time-line of contractual obligations.

• Behind the scenes I choreograph inspections, workmen, title, & mortgage professionals. I keep my clients organized for less stress during the purchase! I’m nicknamed “The Closer” because I work to close on time! After closing I maintain your files, and you become “clients for life”.

Buying property is fun! With proper organization, my clients can relax & enjoy their new home! Until they call me again to get organized for their next home move. Elaine Sisman, Realtor, The Keyes Company 305 975 7781 http://www.ElaineSisman.com ESismanRealtor@aol.com

TIP OF THE WEEK…

Lighting. Change the light bulbs to be energy efficient and daylight bulbs so that you can see the true colors of the clothes as you select them.

Space and Peace,

“The OuttaSpace Team”

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CREATE YOUR ENERGY BUILDER

14 01 2011

OuttaSpace Newsletter ~ ISSUE 34

We often put off our projects, professional or personal- because we don’t have the motivation or time.  Even simple projects drain your energy if left incomplete.  A messy drawer or an unreturned phone call is enough to irritate you.
Make a list of energy drainers and choose at least one to mend, throw away, donate or organize this week.  You will be astounded how good you feel by removing these energy drainers one by one from your life!

TIP OF THE WEEK…

You are focused on the urgent and reacting. Stop. Evaluate. Do one important item before the urgent. Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO GET ORGANIZED

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Brides Get Organized For Planning Your Wedding-5 Important Tips

11 06 2010

From experience, I can say planning our Wedding Day in Rome, Italy was a task of its own.  We did not have to deal with the typical matters that take place in a process of planning a wedding.  Yet the legality matters was our main priority.  That said, it was all executed flawlessly by maintaining my Book planner and constant follow up with our wedding planner oversees.

I would like to share this with my Brides-To-be this article I found on the web.  I hope it can be useful…
Please feel free to post any questions and I am happy to answer them.

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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Getting married is such an exciting and fun time in your life. The planning starts almost immediately after announcing your engagement and can begin a stressful time. If you set your mind to being organized right from the start, it will make planning your wedding much easier than you think. Below are some tips to help you get started.  Check out the article with some great tips.

http://www.streetdirectory.com/etoday/brides-get-organized-for-planning-your-wedding5-important-tips-weplej.html





Tidy Up Your Finances

27 05 2010

Have You ever asked yourself what does a PILE of bills and statements paid or not paid mean?
It all relative to someone being clueless of what is happening with their finances, whether it is to their detriment or not.

Check out this amazing article in Oprah.com magazine with Suze Orman

http://www.oprah.com/money/Suze-Ormans-Spring-Cleaning-Overhaul-Your-Files-and-Finances_1

 

 

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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The 10 Habits of Highly Organized People ~ Great Article from Oprah.com

11 03 2010
You know those folks who seem to have it all together? They’re not perfectionists (far from it). Instead, experts say, they follow a few simple rules.

bargains 1. Walk away from bargains
Just because you can buy a cashmere sweater for $20 or three bottles of ketchup for the price of one doesn’t mean you should. “Ask, ‘Do I have something similar?’ and ‘Where am I going to store it?’ before making a purchase,” advises New York City professional organizer Julie Morgenstern, author of Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

cookies 2. Make peace with imperfection
Efficient people give “A-level effort” to the most important projects (say, work assignments or a kitchen redesign), and for the rest they do just enough to get the job done, says Renae Reinardy, PsyD, a psychologist who specializes in hoarding disorders. Maybe you give yourself permission to bring store-bought cookies to a school bake sale or donate a bag of stuff—unsorted!—to Goodwill. “Trying to do every task perfectly is the easiest way to get bogged down,” says Reinardy.

labels 3. Never label anything “miscellaneous”
You put a bunch of things into a file or box and write this catchall across the front. “But within a week you’ve forgotten what’s in there,” says Morgenstern. Instead, sort items into specific groups—”electric bills,” “lightbulbs,” and so on.

schedule 4. Schedule regular decluttering sessions
Rather than wait until an industrious mood strikes (we all know where that leads), have a decluttering routine in place—whether it’s spending 15 minutes sorting mail after work or tackling a new project every Sunday afternoon.

phones 5. Stick with what works
“I have clients who will try every line of makeup, every cell phone—it’s exhausting,” says Dorothy Breininger, president of the Delphi Center for Organization. Don’t waste time (and money) obsessively seeking out the best thing.
foyer 6. Create a dump zone
Find a space to corral all the stuff that you don’t have time to put away the moment you step in the door, says Breininger. Once you’re ready to get organized, you won’t have to hunt all over the house for the dry cleaning or your child’s field trip permission slip.

sos 7. Ask for help
“The organized person is willing to expose herself to short-term embarrassment and call for backup,” says Breininger. Which is to say, that elaborate four-course dinner you planned? Change it to a potluck.

drawer 8. Separate emotions from possessions
It’s healthy to be attached to certain items—a vase you picked up in Paris, your grandmother’s pearls. But holey concert tees or cheap, scuffed earrings your husband gave you years ago? Just let them go.

kitchen drawer 9. Foresee (and avoid) problems

You wouldn’t leave the house on a gray day without an umbrella, right? People who appear to sail through life unruffled apply this thinking to                                  every scenario, says Breininger. Have a cabinet packed with leaning towers of Tupperware? Organized folks will take a few minutes to short-circuit   an avalanche before it happens. (In  other                                                                                                                                                             words, rearranging that cupboard now is easier than chasing after wayward lids as they scatter  underneath the fridge.)

clothing bank 10. Know where to donate
It’s easier to part with belongings if they’re going to a good home. Identify a neighbor’s son who fits into your child’s outgrown clothes, or choose a favorite charity. “It will save you from searching for the perfect recipient every time you need to unload something,” says Morgenstern.

http://www.oprah.com/home/The-10-Habits-of-Highly-Organized-People_1/2

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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Who says your junk drawer has to be cluttered?

4 02 2010

This versatile 23 compartment drawer storage system features 2 bins. The lower bin has 14 sections perfectly sized for small household or craft items, such as tape, scissors, batteries and tools. The upper bin has 9 sections and fits perfectly on top of the lower bin, sliding easily so as to not block your view to the items below.

With this organizer, there is no reason to ever wonder what is in your “junk drawer”.
http://www.organizedatoz.com/Made-Smart-Junk-Drawer-Organizer-p/325.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROCRASTINATION CAN BE PAINFUL TO YOUR HOUSEKEEPING HABITS

29 01 2010

TIP:

  • Do not procrastinate.
  • Keep up with things & do jobs as soon as you notice they need doing.
  • Do not leave things out to be put away later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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