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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

Less Really Is More

This is a true story.  It’s my story.

I realized late Saturday night that there was a leak in the ceiling of my bedroom.  It started as a slow drip and within 8 hours turned into a HUGE project.  I’ll spare you the details BUT, basically “they” had to remove the ceiling in my bedroom, do mold remediation and so much more.   It’s was a 10 day ordeal and, needless to say, I’m not a happy camper.

What a s*it show.  I had to move out of my house for a few days and I had to pack most of the house to get things out of the way for the construction to begin.  Even though the major damage was in the bedroom, the whole house was affected in some way or another.

There’s more to the story obviously, but I just want to make a point. I wasn’t expecting this but, it happened and I had to deal with it.  Thankfully, because I am organized, it was a lot better than it might have been.  I was able to get my hands on all of the important insurance papers, warranties and service providers that I needed to take quick action.  I was able to get the packing done in just a few hours as there wasn’t that much “stuff”.  I’m not minimalist BUT the amount of “stuff” that I have is manageable.

I can only imagine that if I had more “stuff” how much more difficult this would have been.   I can only surmise that had I needed to dig through to find the information/documents I needed that this project would have taken a whole lot longer to get started.   By the way, the fact that I was able to get started immediately probably saved me thousands as the mold issue would have gotten progressively worse.

The lesson is that being organized really helped but, more importantly, ”Less is More”.  It’s just a fact.  The more you have the more you have to deal with.  The packing, storing and cleaning is just ten times worse especially when an emergency arises.   More importantly, the more you have the more the loss can be as well.   Important fact:  not everything that gets damaged can be replaced and not everything is insurable.

You never know when an emergency will strike.  I’ve done a newsletter already about Emergency Preparedness (which you can find on my Blog on my website) but this is a bit different.  This isn’t about a major event.  It doesn’t always have to be a major event for you to be prepared.  This wasn’t life threatening.  It was, however, a major disruption emotionally, physically and financially (ugh!).

So, I am asking you to question whether you need it all.  Ask yourself what you would do if suddenly you had to pack up and get out of the house quickly, even for a short period of time?  Could you do that?   Could you find what you needed to survive for a few days or a week without access to your home or belongings?

I’m not gonna go all Marie Kondo on you and ask if you love everything you own before deciding whether to keep it or toss it.  I am, however, going to tell you that you can literally downsize every day, a little at a time.  Every time you go into a cabinet, cupboard, drawer really look for a minute and remove anything that:

-Is chipped, broken, missing a piece

-One of a kind when it’s supposed to be a set

-Brings bad memories

-Doesn’t fit

-Isn’t “in” anymore

-You never liked and/or got it as a gift but never wanted/needed it

-Old books that you no longer need (think textbooks)

-Decorative items that are just done

-Medicines or supplements or food that is way past the expiration date

-Magazines or newspapers older than 3 months old

We all accumulate stuff!  But, we don’t have to keep it all forever.

So, my advice is to get started.  If this feels overwhelming, 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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