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My Top Three Moving Tips

Featuring Renowned Chef Cat Cora

By Professional Organizer, Kim Salisbury

world renowned chef cat cora

I had the pleasure of helping Cat Cora the First Female Iron Chef get organized before moving into her new home! We’ve worked together in the past, and I was so happy that she reached out again for this move. 

Complete home organization is always my favorite type of project and it’s always a plus when you work with clients who appreciate organization just as much as you do. Cat shares on her blog, “One of my top priorities is making sure that our home is organized and tidy. It’s a preference that stems from my experience as a chef…When it came time to move [again], I knew I had to call my dear friend and professional organizer Kim Salisbury.” It was so exciting to have another opportunity to help their family get set up for success! If you haven’t seen my recent blog feature with Cat Cora, please check it out: Moving Tips from a Professional.  

Although every project is different, my goal is to always make you feel the way I was able to make Cat feel about her own home: “[I]t’s helpful to have Kim come in and establish systems to keep our house beautiful, functional, and tidy”! You, too, can have the organized home of your dreams. Read on for my top three moving tips to get started on the right foot.

1. Declutter BEFORE you move, not after.

As I share with Cat Cora’s readers, the best time to call Home Method Co. is BEFORE you move. We’ll sort through everything in your current house, purge out what you no longer need and take what you love to the new home. This step is especially useful if you plan on buying or already bought new items specifically for your new home. If you bought all new towels, sheets, pillows, bedding, and furniture, then guess what? You don’t need to bring ANY of the old stuff! Donate it and start fresh! A move is a chance for your family to re-set.

2. Have a system in mind before setting up your new home.

It’s easy to feel excited or anxious to unpack everything in your new home and figure out organization later. However, it is much easier to set up a system before the clutter comes in. When we work together, methods will be put in place to set you up for success.

3. Be consistent and maintain the system.

I organized Cat and Nicole’s home in Beverly Hills 2 years ago. Coming back for this move, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they had maintained the systems I had set up. It made this move-in much easier! Many of the labeled bins and baskets transferred seamlessly into their new space. Pro tip: Make it easier on yourself in the future by maintaining the systems that work best.


Ready to start off on the right foot with your new home? Book your consultation today and remember, when you start from a place of organization, life just gets better!