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Is it time to declutter, downsize, get a grip on paper piles, get organized,  prepare for an orderly move or be more productive? Since 2005, Julie Ulmer has been helping people reclaim their space, deal with their stuff or excess stuff, and love their homes and offices again!

A lifelong culinarian and former professional Chef, Julie specializes in and loves organizing kitchens! With an organized kitchen, cooking is more efficient, less frustrating and a perfect set-up to have Julie give you private cooking lessons.  Anyone can learn organization techniques at any point in life so if you haven’t been successful up to this point, do not despair! Her ultimate goal is transferring skills to you and implementing the systems necessary for you to get and stay organized!

Some of the services Minding Your Manor offers include:

If you would like more information about Services, please call Julie at 518-821-4682 or email .

Chronic Disorganization

For those who have struggled with organizing all of their lives and have tried repeatedly to get organized on their own. CD clients are overwhelmed by possessions, have difficulty identifying and letting go of excess, and lose a lot of time looking for lost items. You could benefit by having a non-judgmental professional help you achieve your goals, by using unique techniques and systems that work for you. Stop trying to fix your disorganization problems alone, you CAN be more organized in the future as these are skills that can be transferred and taught!

Home Management

Make being a vacation rental homeowner easier! Knowledgeable, seasoned professional will relieve you of the drudgery of the day-to-day management of your vacation home.  By providing a positive guest experience and leveraging your asset, Julie will help increase your seasonal rental income. As a home manager, Julie does everything from organizing, guest interaction, dealing with service providers, alarm notifications, implementing STR safety guidelines, stocking supplies and specialized shopping, creating a home manual, providing welcome amenities, and being the go-to person who cares for your home as if it were her own. As a former professional chef and life-long culinarian, she offers in-home cooking lessons as well as preparing and serving an in-home meal for up to 8 people. This is a unique experience not included in rental fees but as a direct service to guests or a gift from you. For the past 16 years, Julie has developed an excellent reputation as a business owner and professional organizer, having high integrity standards, excellent communication skills, and overwhelmingly positive client reviews.

Inheritance Absorption and Dealing with the Estate of a Loved One

How to handle the sometimes very sudden task of a home filled with years’ worth of accumulation, some of which is being handed down to you. Not only is it overwhelming but oftentimes painful and emotionally draining to deal with the possessions of a loved one who has passed. Julie’s empathy and nurturing, supportive nature may help ease your upset and discomfort.

Blending Households 

Clean countertop with organized cabinets

When two homes are becoming just one, excess possessions can overwhelm even the largest of spaces. Let’s discover what you really need and want in your home and find the best options for liberating the rest.

Aging in Place

Now more than ever, seniors are able to age in their homes well into their golden years. Obviously that’s a win/win, but their surroundings need to be safe and maneuverable. Minding Your Manor offers a full assessment and plan of action to help our beloved elders age gracefully and safely at home for as long as possible.

Virtual Organizing

No matter where you are in the country, we can connect via Zoom, Skype, or Google Duo and I can advise you on how to solve clutter problems, better utilize space to your advantage, how to get started, what kind of supplies you might need and figure out the learning style that works best for you so you can maintain the progress we make together.

Paper Management 

Since the advent of the computer, paper usage has tripled! Junk mail pours into American homes, kid’s art and school work create sentimental piles everywhere and what ever happened to “going paperless?” Since paper is one of the biggest clutter factors Americans face, why not learn how to reduce what you don’t need and find the best ways to organize what you do use and keep?

Moving and Unpacking

Helping prepare you and your home for an upcoming move across town or across the country. Welcome or welcome back to the area! Unpacking can be daunting. Wouldn’t it be great to step off on the right foot with organized systems in place? If you want to settle in faster and more productively, let’s work together on setting up your new home for a successful transition. Need help navigating your new surroundings? As a long time resident of the upper Hudson Valley and borderline Berkshires, Julie can help you get acclimated and find the resources and gems of your new neighborhood.

Private Cooking Lessons

From the novice to the well-seasoned cook, Julie loves to teach the basics and techniques, introducing cooks to new and different cuisines, being sure you are outfitted to have the utensils, equipment and a pantry to set you up for success and help you get ready to entertain post-pandemic! One on one to little cocktail parties to learning how to use that swanky new grill, let’s get cooking!