Have you ever wondered where concierge service came from; how our profession got its start? We have, which is why we recently did some research into the topic. We discovered quite a few interesting things as a result. At the top of the list is the fact that concierge is...Read more
Category Archives: De-cluttering
Why a Closet is the Best Place to Store Old Photos
Do you still have old photos printed on paper? Even in the digital era, people still save their old photos as a way to preserve family history. They store those old photos in lots of different ways. That’s what this post is about. Suffice it to say that there are...Read more
Decluttering Life Lessons from Full-Time RVers
Let us start this post with a question: if circumstances dictated you had to do it, could you downsize enough to live full time in an RV or travel trailer? Lots of people do it voluntarily just because they like the RV lifestyle. Others, albeit a small number of full-timers,...Read more
Is It Possible to Be Proactive About Clutter?
Helping people declutter is something My Divine Concierge does frequently. Although each decluttering job is unique in its own way, all of the jobs we have handled in the past have one thing in common: people call us AFTER they realize that their homes are cluttered. That is not a...Read more
Simplify: A Word that Deserves More Attention
Imagine a high school basketball team preparing for a stretch of grueling games to close out the season. The team has lost two of its most talented players for the remainder of the schedule. What does the coach to do? He gathers the team together to rally them. He reminds...Read more
How to Avoid the Trap of Sparking Joy
By now you have probably heard of Marie Kondo and her method of tidying up a messy house. Kondo promotes the idea of dealing with possessions by determining which ones spark joy. Those that do, you keep; those that do not, you get rid of. It is a pretty basic...Read more
Is There Really a Place for Everything?
There is an old proverb that says, “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Most of us have heard our parents and grandparents say it from time to time. The question is this: is it really true? Is there really a place for every single possession a person...Read more
5 Signs Suggesting You May Need to Hold a Garage Sale
Now that spring is in the air it’s just a matter of time before those garage sale signs start popping up. Residents in just about every neighborhood will be looking to clear out unused possessions and earn a few bucks at the same time. So what about you? Are you...Read more
Self-Storage for Dummies
We wanted to take the opportunity of our monthly blog posts to address some of the basics of self-storage. No, we don’t think you’re a dummy. We only titled this post ‘Self-Storage for Dummies’ to get your attention. It worked, didn’t it? At any rate, the greater New York area...Read more
Decluttering 101: What Happens to My Charitable Donations?
A big part of what we do at My Divine Concierge involves helping people declutter. Whether it is helping an older couple downsize or a family dealing with a hoarding situation, decluttering consumes a lot of our time. Often times we suggest disposing of unwanted items by donating them to...Read more