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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.

(310) 560-5060 or info@organizingconceptsanddesigns.com

Tips From An Organized Mind

What is Disorganization Costing You?

You know you have “it”.  You just can’t find “it”.  So, after looking and trying hard to remember where you put “it” or last saw “it” you go to the store to replace “it”.

“IT” represents so many things that I can’t even give “it” a name.  It’s your keys, glasses, the stapler, the phone charger, your ear buds, wallet, yada, yada, yada.

We’ve all heard it a million times … “time is money”.  We spend time looking for lost or misplaced items and that’s time we could be getting work done.  Work that we get paid for.  Hell, it’s time we could be doing just about anything else that would be better than searching for something and, its soooooo frustrating!  Oh, and more importantly, it’s time you’re never getting back!

Not being able to find what you want, when you want it, also costs money because when you finally give up looking, you wind up buying whatever “it” is again.

Then, and it always happens, when you’re not even looking, whatever “it” is turns up again.   Now you have 2 or 3 of the same thing.  You have extras that you really don’t need and probably don’t have space for.  It’s an endless cycle and it is costing you time, money and frustration.

So, what to do?   It’s really easy.  Seriously…it’s easy.  Just give everything a home and put it back where it belongs when you’re finished.   Anything that doesn’t have a home, a place where it belongs, will become clutter.  It’s just a fact.

Look.  We’re all busy! We all have the same 24 hours in a day.  We can all choose how we spend that time.  You can keep doing what you’re doing and waste time looking for things that you know you have but simply can’t find OR, you can decide to do things differently.   It will take time to put systems into place and it will take time to form the habit to put things where they belong BUT, once you do, you’ll be so much better off.

Wouldn’t it be great to not have to always be in search of your keys and/or cell phone?  Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could find exactly what you need when you need it?    Give yourself back the hours of wasted time each day/week and dedicate some time this summer to get your sh*t together.

Purge. Rearrange things so that they make more sense.  Put like items together with like items.  Get organizing/storage products to store things in and around the house so that they are contained, especially the smaller items.

Designate certain places for important items.  For example, always drop your keys in a basket on the counter when you walk into the house.  You’ll never misplace your keys again.

I told you.  It’s really easy.  You just have to make the time to put systems into place and they don’t have to be extravagant or difficult.  Keep it simple!

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

In the meantime, take a look at these interesting statistics regarding the cost of disorganization:

  • So-called “crisis” purchases or fees related to disorganization can cost as much as 15-20% of your annual budget including buying duplicates of misplaced or broken items, last minute shopping at higher prices and extra interest and finance charges.
  • 15% of all paper handled in businesses is lost
  • 30% of all employees’ time is spent trying to find lost document
  • Average Americans spend one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items. US News and World Report
  • On average, we spend 6 minutes looking for our keys in the morning. IKEA
  • The top five items men look for in their homes are clean socks, remote control, wedding album, car keys and driver’s license. IKEA
  • For women, the top five items are shoes, a child’s toy, wallet, lipstick and the remote IKEA
  • The average American wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) looking for things they own but can’t find. Newsweek
  • The average office employee spends 1.5 hours a day (6 weeks per year) looking for things. com
  • The typical executive wastes 150 hours a year (almost an entire month), searching for lost information. For someone earning $50,000 a year, this loss is equivalent to $3,842 annually. Forbes ASAP
  • Americans waste more than 9 million hours each day looking for lost and misplaced articles. American Demographic Society
  • 55% of consumers polled say they would save 16 minutes to one hour a day if they were more organized. Those consumers are then wasting 2-15 days a year! NAPO

Press

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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