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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.

As a former cook and chef, Julie specializes in and loves organizing kitchens! She has experience, education and training to help those who suffer from hoarding disorder and enjoys assisting boomers and seniors who want to “rightsize”.  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:

  • DIY Organizing
    Minding Your Manor offers an initial on-site consultation with a verbal assessment of your needs followed up with an action plan on how you and other household members can declutter and implement organizational maintenance techniques to benefit everyone.  For those who know what they want, just need an expert’s guidance and can commit to doing it themselves.
  • 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.
  • Home Management
    Solving problems around the house such as: creating a better flow, identifying potential or current problems, as well as tips and advice on protecting your investment.
  • 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 
    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.
  • Help for those who hoard and their loved ones
    Hoarding is a mental disorder that does not discriminate. It affects millions of Americans, and instances will continue to rise as the Boomer generation ages. Experience, education and training qualify Julie to work with the hoarding population and to act as a consultant to those who are seeking help for a friend, neighbor or family member.
  • Virtual Organizing
    No matter where you are in the country, we can connect via Zoom, Skype, Google hangouts, Google Duo or WhatsApp. I can advise you on how to solve clutter problems, better utilize space to your advantage, and welcome efficiency where there was once chaos.
  • Accountability partnering/productivity coaching
    Similar to virtual organizing, we’re working together via video conferencing. Prioritizing and planning doesn’t come to everyone naturally. Let’s identify your stumbling blocks and find the best approach to accomplishing more, using a learning style that works for you. We can work on procrastination, establishing routines, overcoming obstacles, and setting and achieving goals. I’m helping you stay on task, break down bigger projects into smaller, doable steps and acting as a body double to help you work through your To Do list and improve your chances of completing work you just can’t seem to finish on your own.
  • Moving/Relocating
    Pre-move preparations, help with coordinating a move across town or across the country, and unpacking and setting up your new home.
  • Paper Management 
    Since the advent of the computer, paper usage has tripled! Junk mail pours into American homes, kids 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.
  • Public Speaking
    Julie’s background in broadcasting, passion for organizing and simplicity, as well as her ability to connect with audiences, who are looking for techniques and motivation, makes her a dynamic speaker! She frequently teaches non-credit Adult Education classes on decluttering, organizing and downsizing for boomers and seniors.
  • Disaster Preparedness
    Developing plans for emergencies and evacuations, packing “go” bags and defining emergency supplies to always have on hand for the whole family, including pets.

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