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Organizing Services: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and San Gabriel Valley

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 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

Preparation For Students Going To College For The First Time

Preparing a student for their first time going to college can greatly enhance their chances of success. However, the transition to college can be challenging. With proper preparation and support, first-time students can thrive and make the most of their college experience.

Supporting their academic, emotional, financial and practical needs will help them feel prepared and confident as they embark on their college journey. Here are some important steps to help students get ready for college:

1. Understand admission requirements: Make sure students are aware of the admission requirements for their chosen colleges, including GPA, standardized test scores (such as SAT or ACT), and any additional application materials. Help them create a timeline to stay organized and meet all deadlines.

2. Campus resources: Students should familiarize themselves with the various resources available on campus. These may include academic advising, counseling services, libraries, writing centers and career development centers. Knowing where to find support will greatly benefit their college experience.

3. Housing arrangements: Discuss on-campus housing options, explore the application process and assist the student in submitting their housing application.

4. Packing: Create a checklist of essential items they’ll need for their dorm or apartment, such as bedding, kitchen supplies, school supplies and personal items.

5. Financial planning: College can be expensive, so it’s crucial for students and their family to discuss financial planning. It’s important to explore financial aid options, including scholarships, grants and loans. Encourage students to apply for relevant scholarships to help alleviate the financial burden.

6. Study habits: College coursework can be demanding. It’s important for students to develop good and effective study habits. Taking thorough notes and seeking help when and if needed to maintain a consistent study schedule, will be extremely helpful.

7. Communication skills: Strong communication skills are essential in college and beyond. Students will need to practice effective verbal and written communication, as they will need to interact with professors, classmates and potential employers. Encourage them to join clubs or organizations that promote public speaking and writing skills.

8. Independence: College offers newfound independence. As such, students will need to navigate their academic and personal lives. They will need to take responsibility for their own actions, manage their schedules and know if/when to seek help from professors or campus resources when needed. Balancing academics and social life and making responsible decisions is essential. Encourage the student to attend orientation programs, connect with potential roommates or classmates, and join student organizations to build a support network.

9. Financial management: Educate the student on budgeting, banking and financial responsibility, including managing expenses, creating a savings plan and understanding credit cards. 

10. Critical thinking and problem-solving: College coursework often requires critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Encourage students to engage in activities that enhance these skills, such debates or analytical writing exercises and to take challenging courses that promote critical thinking.

Preparing Students Going To College For The First Time

If you or anyone you know needs help with Organizing, Downsizing, Relocations, Estate Sales or Clearing a Property, let them know that we’d love to be of service!





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


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


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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