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Tired of living in clutter? Not enough space in the closet? Papers all over your desk? Need to plan a move or have an Estate Sale and don’t know where to begin? We can help! Organizing Concepts & Designs is a full service Professional Organizing Company serving Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Here’s just a few of the services that we provide:

  • Residential Organizing
  • Office Organizing
  • Relocations
  • Estate Sales

Call us at (310) 560-5060 or email us at info@OrganizingConceptsandDesigns.com to schedule a consultation and learn how you can benefit from Professional Organizing.

How many times have you used these excuses when defending your disorganized space?

“I know exactly where everything is.”

“A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind.”

“If I can’t see it I won’t remember that I have to do it.”

Let us help you get “better” organized.

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Tips From An Organized Mind

Did You Know That Getting Organized Is One Of The Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions?

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If you’re like most people, you’ve either thought of or actually made a New Year’s Resolution. Believe it or not, organizing is right up there in the top 10 list of resolutions. Yup, it’s true! Getting organized, or better organized as the case may be, is one of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions and has been for a really long time.

The problem is, and I’m probably not telling you anything you don’t already know, that most people don’t stick with it.  Whether it’s losing weight, eating healthier, going to the gym or getting organized, which are all great resolutions, it’s difficult to actually stay on track.  

So, whatever your New Year’s Resolution is to make this year better than last, here’s some great tips to help you stay on track:

Determine what the goal is. If losing weight is the goal, determine how much weight so there is a definitive goal. Know what your end game is.

Make a plan. You know the saying “a goal without a plan is just a wish”. Put time on your calendar to get it (whatever “it” is) done. Check your schedule and make time in your day that works best for you. Even if you only have a few minutes, it’s better than nothing and it’s still inching you towards the goal.

Break “it” down into actionable steps. If organizing is the goal (sorry, I couldn’t help myself with this example), determine what area(s) you want to organize. Let’s say it’s organizing the garage. Instead of trying to tackle it all in one day, try first looking at the garage and determine what can be thrown away immediately (garbage, empty boxes, broken furniture). Then figure out what you want to donate and put those items together. Now that you’ve got more room in the garage you can move on to the next step. It’s a process and does NOT need to get done in one day. Take the time and get organized little by little. Eventually you’ll get there. 

Learn to say “NO”. It will free up some time to do the things that are important to you. 

Delegate. If you don’t want to do something, give it to someone else to do. Sometimes you’ll have to pay someone else but that’s okay. You can’t do it all!

Ask for Help. It’s okay to ask for help if you want it or need it. If you have a significant other or a friend that can help, ask them! The worst that can happen is that they’ll say no.  Then, if necessary, hire someone.

Make it fun. Put on some music. Set a timer to see how much you were able to accomplish during that time. Reward yourself when you’re finished (but only when you’re finished). 

Invite a Friend. Getting a friend or someone else to participate is a great idea. It’s not only more fun but it will keep you accountable.

Set a deadline. Figure out realistically how long this project should take. Make an appointment with yourself (yes, that’s a thing) and put it on your calendar. If it’s on your calendar it’s more likely to get done. Set reminders along the way.

Just do it! Whether your resolution is getting back to the gym or getting “better” organized there’s no time like the present to make it happen.

I think that people make resolutions, especially New Year’s Resolutions, because they really want to accomplish something that they haven’t been able to do. Make 2022 the year you actually do it. It’s not that hard. It just takes some a goal, a plan and some action.

If you need help, give us a call. We’d love to be of service!

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10 Organizing Tips to Live By for a Tidy Home


Redfin June 5, 2020 by Mekaila Oaks

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With all the time spent at home lately, you’ve likely had some downtime to deep-clean your bathroom or re-organize your home office. And while getting started is arguably one of the hardest parts, maintaining your clean and organized home can be just as difficult. That’s why we’ve reached out to organizing professionals across the country, from those living in Cleveland, OH to those living in Raleigh, NC, for their best advice. With these 10 organizing tips, even the messiest person can maintain a tame and tidy home.

Organizing tips and rules to follow for a tidy home:
1. Just put it away If you take something out, put it back where it belongs when you’re finished with it. – Dina Braverman, Organizing Concepts and Designs

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Meet Dina Braverman | Owner & Founder



LOCAL STORIES Meet Dina Braverman | Owner & Founder August 24, 2020

We had the good fortune of connecting with Dina Braverman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?

I knew that Professional Organizing was something that I was great at. I knew that it was something that everyone would need in their life at some point in some place. I knew that my corporate experience coupled with my OCD which manifested in organization, and my drive to be successful was going to propel me and my company to be successful.

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We Looked at 813 Home Organizers in Los Angeles and Picked the Top 20

by Expertise.com

Organizing Concepts and Designs

Based in Encino, Organizing Concepts and Designs provides home and office organization throughout the Los Angeles area as well as assistance with relocations and estate sales. Founder Dina Braverman is a long-time member of the National Association of Professional Organizers who strives to uphold the association’s tenets of respect and confidentiality. Organizing Concepts and Designs was named Best of Thumbtack for 2016 and received both the Angie’s List Super Service Award and Encino Small Business Excellence Award.

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Meet Dina Braverman of Organizing Concepts and Designs in Encino and Los Angeles County

by Voyagela.com

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dina Braverman.

dina newman Thanks for sharing your story with us Dina. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.

After working as a Legal Assistant/Office Manager for 30 years I decided to start an Organizing business. I wanted to take the skills and experience that I acquired while working in the legal industry and my natural organizational talents to help others get organized or better organized, as the case may be. Organizing Concepts and Designs, aka OCD, has given me a positive and powerful way to channel my OCD tendencies. Our services include Residential Organizing, Office Organizing, Relocations and Estate Sales. Organizing Concepts and Designs has 5 Star ratings with Yelp, GoogleMyBusiness, Angie’s List and Thumbtack.

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