Sunday, February 13, 2011 16:02 PM by ellen
We are always looking for and clients are always asking about reputable, reliable handymen and contractors. Well, we found Paul, referred to us from one of our clients. We use him and hope you will too.
Paul R. Young
Construction Remodeling Contractor
Sunday, February 13, 2011 15:10 PM by ellen
If you have been to our website lately, you may have noticed the "new" logo at the top of our home page for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. That is the new name for the former NSGCD which took effect January 1, 2011. Their mission remains the same; check out their new website www.challengingdisorganization.org.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 15:21 PM by ellen
Another new service that we will now be providing as part of our move management services – Estate Sales. It was an obvious and natural extension as many seniors that are moving into retirement communities are downsizing and therefore have quite a lot of items remaining. It also makes the move easier in that you only have to decide what you will be taking to your new home and we take care of any remaining items through the estate sale (and you earn a little cash!). We are very excited about this service so pass on the word!
Saturday, July 31, 2010 14:52 PM by ellen
I just discovered a great resource for recycling computers and electronics -- eAsset Solutions! We here at A Sorted Affair try very hard to be environmentally aware and make sure things like paint, electronics, cell phones and computers are disposed of properly and recycled whenever possible. So during my donation run one day, I called one of our organizers and had her do an online search and she found eAssetSolutions.
Here’s the BEST part: they are in Falls Church, Virginia, open Monday - Friday 10-5 and accept most electronics FREE! I was a little skeptical until I went and yes, they took everything I brought for free. They also will (if you haven’t already) wipe the drives and all personal information (even from cell phones). Check out their website, www.eAssetSolutions.com
Monday, July 26, 2010 17:41 PM by ellen
Check out this blog link: http://seniormoves.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/moving-companies-and-senior-move-managers/
Tony from BD Movers out of NJ wrote a great article on the wonderful partnership that movers and move managers have developed over the recent years and highlighted A Sorted Affair for our work with him. His company is, as he describes it, a hybrid providing much more than the packing, loading and unpacking usually associated with a moving company. He recently contacted me about a client that he was moving into the DC area. I was so happy to know that he truly had his clients’ interests at heart. She would not have known to contact a move manager and boy was she happy that we were able to help her at this end of the move. Tony and I kept in touch prior to the move date, which was critical for our success here. He accurately gave me information about how much furniture, how many boxes and types that was being moved. Once his crew arrived here in DC, they were fantastic! The client was so happy that it was the same crew that packed and loaded her furniture and they would be unloading in her new home. And our work was about to begin. We unpacked all her boxes, placed furniture, set up her kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, hung pictures and more. She was delighted beyond words that we were there to help her. She was able to sleep in her bed that night, shower, and cook and by the next afternoon her new apartment was a home. Much of the success is due to the fact that Tony had the foresight to contact us… knowing she would benefit from our services. Another successful move…
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 15:36 PM by Caitlin
A Sorted Affair loves all our clients but we particularly enjoy our senior clientele and their families. We wanted to share with all of you a new (but not really new, just packaged differently) services we provide – SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT. With this service we can help manage all or part of an upcoming move. We will help downsize, schedule movers, supervise the pack and unpack and set up your new home. This is especially important for seniors as moving is a particularly stressful time. Often there are health limitations, but with a little support from us, the senior can still be a part of the process without being overwhelmed. With our help the new home can be set up and ready for a good night’s sleep quickly.
We are advertised in the Guide to Retirement Living Source Book (www.retirement-living.com), the Jewish Council on Aging (www.accessjca.org) and are members of National Association of Retirement Counselors. We also have many resources within the industry so if you need help finding a good Gerontologist, a senior care manager, movers or more give us a call.
Monday, May 24, 2010 07:01 AM by ellen
About all the t-shirts -- sports, college, race, kids’ school, work and you get the idea. After a while you just don’t wear them, don’t want to get rid of them but they take up so much storage space and if they are stored away, you can’t enjoy them. Here’s a great solution: Campus Quilt
“Campus Quilt is dedicated to turning your old clothes into lasting memories in the form of fun and functional t-shirt quilts”. Check out their web site, www.campusquilt.com or call 502.968.2850. They take you through the order process step by step giving you a variety of sizes and the prices. So simple and now you can finally enjoy all those t-shirts.
Friday, May 14, 2010 13:44 PM by ellen
We all have issues with those nasty shower curtain liners…they just get icky after a while. Well, one of our organizers went on a mission to find a solution and here it is:
Double H Mystery Hookless® Shower Curtain with "It's A Snap"™ Liner.
Check out the website for more information and products… http://www.hotelstoyou.com/
Friday, May 14, 2010 13:33 PM by ellen
Our very own Caitlin Shear is teaching a class through ACE (Adult and Community Education) this Tuesday, May 18th called "I Can't Use It, What Do I Do With It?" It is a 90-minute evening class with great information and will be lots of fun. Check out the ACE website www.fcps.edu/DIS/OACE for her next class, "Organize Your Kids' Stuff" on June 8th at 7:30. You can register online or by phone 703.658.1201.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 11:46 AM by Olivia
Nicole Unice is a busy mom and writer for Richmondmom.com. She invited A Sorted Affair into her home to organize her home office. She described step of her experience in a two part series on Richmondmom.com. Check it out!