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How To Become a Personal Assistant

If you’re looking to take your career in a new direction and you’re a highly organized person who enjoys helping others, you should consider becoming a personal assistant. Sometimes referred to as a personal concierge or an executive assistant, a personal assistant manages clients’ lives and homes through administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, running […]

Where To Hire a Personal Assistant

Finding a personal assistant who’s able to meet the demands of your busy schedule is not as easy as one might think. Not only does the personal assistant need to have specific skills and experience, but the person hiring them also needs to have a firm understanding of what it is they need for the […]

What Can a Personal Concierge Do for You?

The short answer? A lot! Personal concierges specialize in simplifying life’s chaos to help you get back to the things that matter most. Whether you’re a single parent juggling soccer practice with dance recitals or a business professional trying to do it all, a personal concierge can tend to all the things that would otherwise […]

Declutter Your Home With a Professional Organizer

It’s easy to understand why people might want to declutter their home and improve their organization, but many clients approaching Potomac Concierge come to us still unsure of what specific value we might add to the process. If you struggle with even minor organizational tasks and haven’t made headway in home decluttering over weeks or […]

Organizing Help After Your Washington, DC Move

Move Day is finally over and it’s a relief. If you’re like most busy people, however, your To Do list is still long. To expedite the settling-in process, here are some tasks to delegate so you can spend your precious time meeting the demands of your family and job: Boxes (unpacking/discarding) – The moving crew […]

Pre-Move Checklist

Are you about to make a big move? Make sure you’re ready for everything by planning ahead and double-checking your progress with this five-point checklist. Of course, each point on this checklist could spawn an entire checklist of its own, and much of this needs to be done well in advance to be of full […]

5 Steps for Organizing Your Closet

Is your closet looking more and more like an impossible game of Tetris? We’ve all been there before — rifling through endless piles of clothes while struggling to keep an avalanche of knick-knacks from falling onto our heads. If this sounds all-too-familiar, it’s probably time to roll up your sleeves and start organizing your closet. […]

Settling Into A New Home – 9 Tips From A Move Manager On Prioritizing Tasks

Feeling truly at home in a new house doesn’t happen instantly, but a well organized move-in will get you there quickly and avoid unnecessary stress. After the moving van has driven away, here are the dos and don’ts we have learned over the years to fast track the process of turning your new purchase into […]

Upsizing Your Home In The DMV: How A Move Manager Can Help

The pandemic has changed housing needs and the desire for private green space. Families with parents working remotely and children studying online need more office & learning space, work-out areas, and soundproof walls. The house that might have been vacant for 8 hours a day is now in use 24/7. Multigenerational homes are increasingly popular, […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Go From Busy to Productive!

If working from home has made you feel busier than ever, remember that “busy” is not synonymous with productive. Being run off your feet doesn’t mean you’re operating efficiently. Consider tweaking your home office setup to maximize productivity. Here are some tips: Delegate House Management Tasks Processing medical claims and filing appeals for rejected submissions, […]

Get Digital Clutter Under Control

Like physical clutter, disordered electronic devices can cause anxiety, wasted time, and lower productivity. Even pre-pandemic, the volume of digital communication was difficult to process. With a surge in personal and professional emails over the past year, inbox management is an uphill battle. Here are some tips to streamline your computer and phone, and to […]

Home Office Setup: 11 Tips from a Professional Organizer in DC

When the pandemic abruptly forced office closings in 2020, people hastily set up makeshift home offices. Videoconferencing at the kitchen table was acceptable.  Sitting at the dining room table all day was fine. A year later, working remotely is still the way of life, and a more permanent setup is in order. Employers are recognizing […]

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