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10 Ways to Maximize Your Walk-In Closet's Storage

Your closet is the place where you change your avatars so to speak. Whether you’re dressing up for a gala or getting ready for a board meeting, this is where you will don the perfect attire for the occasion.

So it makes sense why you need to keep this space efficient and clutter-free. Let’s look at some sure-fire ways to ensure you don’t run out of space in your walk-in closet.

1.   Customize Your Closet Design

It’s your closet. It should look like it. Regardless of what the style and design of your closet, you can and should customize it. The racks, shelves the compartments are all managed to suit your lifestyle. You may need to maximize the storage space of your walk-in closet. But you don’t need to cramp your style doing it.

For instance, instead of a vertical rack for your priceless shoe collection, why not display them across the horizontal shelves if you have the room? This maintains a boutique look for your closet while keeping your shoes in perfect shape. Let’s talk about shoes a bit more shall we?

2.   Display Your Shoes

Shoes are often the biggest causes of closet cutter. So you have to put a little thought into how they fit in your closet. With a boutique-style walk-in closet, you can dedicate an entire back wall to displaying your luxurious shoe collection. You can even add a dainty wooden unit with cabinets and drawers to tuck away your shoes & related accessories.

3.   Give Your Accessories the Perfect Home

If you think shoes cause closet chaos, imagine a heap of tangled ties and belts. To keep your accessories from creating a mess, you can have a chic and functional closet system that has separate compartments for different accessories.

You want to be able to easily identify and organize the different items ranging from jewelry to belts. Staying clutter free and maximizing your closet isn’t just about “being tidy”. You need the logistics on your side as well.

4.   Utilize Corners in a Smart Way

We all make this mistake – thinking of a corner as dead space. The good news is that the corners in your closet offer a surprisingly effective way to free up space for additional shelves and compartments.

Adding a corner carousel to your closet design is a good way to utilize an otherwise wasted corner space. The carousel, rotating 360 degrees, will allow for hanging all the way around. This is also a great way to avoid that awkward reach-in cabinet.

5.   Use Wall-to-Wall Shelves

Cubby-style shelving units are ideal for storing cardigans, pants, shoes and other accessories that you can neatly fold and display. You can adjust the wall-to-wall shelves for further flexibility, making it simple to store boots and higher stacks of clothes.

Choose a unit that helps keep everything nice and tidy while also keeping the items in plain sight. Unless you don’t want to have your options laid out in front of you.

6.   Think High

Innovative closet systems, like one with a pull-down clothing rod helps you keep your dresses up and out of the way when not being used. And when it’s time to get ready, you can have the rod fold out in a second. This is a brilliant example of how to remove dead closet space and utilize hard-to-reach spots.

7.   Take Advantage of Adjustable Shelves

Adding adjustable shelves is one of the smartest ways to make the most of your closet space. You can use them for a variety of things from casual shirts to handbags. Moreover, you can move the shelves, controlling the space between them.

8.   Utilize Every Inch of Vertical Wall Space

Feel free to expand your built-ins and make them higher. This will help you enjoy your vaulted ceilings. You may even end up doubling up your storage space depending on the layout of your closet and how much you are able to expand. You can also add a customized rolling ladder to retrieve items on higher levels easily.

9.   Use Clothing Rods

If your closet has a lot of items that need hangers, you can dedicate an entire wall to clothing rods. This will free up considerable space for shelves and storage solutions. With a majority of your clothes hung neatly on the back wall, you will have ample space for foldable and smaller items.

10.  Give Your Closet a Royal Treatment

Combine shelves, clothing racks, drawers, a storage island, and even a hutch to create the ultimate walk-in closet. The idea is to not limit yourself to adding, removing or moving just one or two elements in your closet. Feel free to go all out and re-imagine the entire area. You can even organize your clothes according to function; work, casual, formal.

If you’re running out of space in your closet, you don’t need a major overhaul. Now you know ten more ways to maximize the storage in your walk-in closet is up. See which one makes suits you best.

The Great Escape

 

#prepareforyourmove #nouvelleview

My mother still loves to tell the story about the elaborate plan I had to run away with my two girlfriends when I was 8 years old.  We were determined to take my fabulous blue and yellow striped raft down a nearby lake and float way onto new horizons.

What my mother found most entertaining was my “Great Escape Checklist” that she found in my bedroom.

The list consisted of the following:

  • Blow-up raft with oars
  • Air Pump
  • Clothing for a few days
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Plastic Baggies
  • Flashlight
  • Chocolate Pop Tarts (essential)
  • Watermelon
  • Pen, paper, and a bottle to create a message in a bottle.

Unfortunately, our voyage did not last very long.  Shortly after we set off into the sunset, our vessel started to deflate. There was a slow leak in the raft and we started to sink, along with our personal belongings. Good Times.

Not to worry, as the primary moving consultant for NouvelleView, my packing lists have become much more logical and I understand how proper planning and preparation is essential for any relocation. I am also well equipped to handle any unexpected events that might occur during the process.

Some important pre-move steps our staff takes for our clients:

Declutter and Organize – We break down all of our client’s belongings by category in a concise manner. Once the fate of each item has been determined, we manage everything; whether it needs to be discarded, donated, sold, or packed up for the big move.

Take Inventory- we photograph and document everything-including specs, current condition, and location of all possessions. A home inventory will not only help our client assess the actual size of their forthcoming move, but also provide peace of mind by knowing we acquire a digital inventory for future reference.

Create a Timeline- during the consultation we determine how long it will take to accomplish the necessary pre-move tasks. Without the proper time, a client will not be able to adequately assess the value of their possessions and correctly determine their destinations.

Hire Quality Movers- We are extremely selective about the moving companies we will work with during any relocation. We manage a handful of seasoned professionals that we trust and know we can stand behind.

From blow-up rafts ( without holes) to your most valuable treasures, NouvelleView can manage every detail and plan your great escape!

Renovation Sale Saves the Day!

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#SisterLove #ClutterFree #StressFree #NouvelleView

I just rang in the New Year with my sister who is getting ready to renovate her shore home. Although excited about the work to be done, she became over whelmed by the contents of her home. She lamented “How did I accumulate all this stuff and how can I get rid of it?” Now being my sister, I knew I was being set up. She knew I wouldn’t be able to resist taking control of the project and providing the solution, a Renovation Sale!

The coast-to-coast craze for Estate and Tag Sales attests to the fact that they are an efficient, cost-effective and, best of all, liberating way to dispose of all that nonessential, undesirable, redundant and unloved stuff that accrues in everyone’s life. 

Whether downsizing, relocating or redecorating, you can sell just about anything at an moving sale; from paintings to pianos….. from sheets to sweaters!

NouvelleView are pros at conducting sales of all types. Not only do we have expert knowledge of how to organize, stage, price and style a home to optimize a moving sale success, we also have the contacts to successfully market the sale. Our multi-media advertising strategically targets a community of buyers to ensure a financially successful sale.

Since sisters always share, below are my 10 Top Tips to prepare for your Sale:

  1. Take stock of all your belongings. Cull, sort and organize as you go.
  2. Ascertain if there are items you or a family member simply cannot live without. If so, label them and move them into a designated area or room marked "Not for Sale".  
  3. Designate another area or room for items to donate to charity and make a list for tax deductions.
  4. Organize any receipts or provenance descriptions. This will help with pricing as well as items for donation.
  5. Discard all unwanted personal products and paperwork.
  6. Discard all outdated electronics, including VHS players and non-flatscreen TVs.
  7. Discard all broken, chipped and stained items.
  8. Consider arranging for an on-site Dumpster—it may be the most economical solution for disposal.
  9. Don’t concern yourself with staging or styling or appraising…that’s the job for the NouvelleView team.
  10. Finally, to decrease stress, start early! Depending on the size of your home, allow two weeks to two months for prep.

One last note: Make plans to be away during the prep and sale. Emotions can sometimes get the best of us and hinder the selling process.

Rest assured, the capable hands of NouvelleView has you covered!

 

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Relocating with Children in 2017

#NouvelleView #MovingWithChildren #LuxuryMovers #HowToMove

They say that moving is amongst the most stressful things in life.  I certainly understand how this would be true for those adults responsible for planning and executing the million of details that come with a move. In fact, that’s why we created our company, NouvelleView, to project manage every aspect of a move so our clients don’t have to lift a finger.

Being responsible for this process for many years, we have learned how particularly stressful moving is for children.  Of course, it makes perfect sense. They are asked to leave the security of home, neighborhood, school and often friendships to venture out into the unknown.  Will there be other kids in the new neighborhood? Can they walk to school or to the town pool? How can they be sure their favorite toy or cowboy hat or even their new cool sweater will not be left behind?

If you are planning to move with kids in the New Year, here are some things you might consider:

  • Plan an outing to the new neighborhood. Locate landmarks such as school, park, ice cream store or hockey rink. This will give kids some sense of security that things they value are available in the new neighborhood.
  • Prepare kids for what to expect.  Arrange a family meeting to talk about the move, share you feelings and have them share theirs.
  • Make kids part of the process. Pack a special duffle bag of favorite toys, clothes and activities that can stay with your child throughout the move. If old enough, they should help pack and carry their treasures. Give each child a different color duffle so theirs can be easily identified.
  • Get ready to go back to school. Nothing is more stressful than trying to locate school necessities during a transition. Have a special suitcase dedicated to everything – school clothes, uniforms, books, schoolwork - and hand carry it on the day of the move.
  • Involve the kids with decorating their own room [with a lot of guidance from you of course]. Take a trip to the hardware store to look at paint swatches or fabric stores for curtains and bedspreads.
  • Plan activities for the kids during the packing stages and especially the day of the move. Enlist favorite babysitters or family friends to lead fun outings, such as saying goodbye to favorite neighborhood places and friends or going to the latest kid’s movie.
  • Continue to plan fun outings for after the move. Have the kids bring along a new friend from the neighborhood.

And don’t forget to take care of yourself. Get a massage or a manicure. Explore the neighborhood or catch up on work. Leave the details and the stress to NouvelleView. We take care of everything.

Celebrities Vow to Leave the USA!

#LeavingTheCountry #NouvellView #AsSeenOnCNN

What do Vancouver, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, and all over Canada, have in common?  Some of the relocation posts celebrities have vowed to move to if Trump won the election.


Nouvelle View can tackle each one of those.  Leave the moving to us! We have many experience with complicated moves, both out of the country and back into the country. Our white glove tender touch repeat reputation fits so well with the high emotions of the people we have to move these days.  Nouvelle View calendar is filling up fast as one would expect normally at the end of the year. We just want to put it out there, that if you want to move away or if you want to come back home, we will take care of you every step of the way. Check out our testimonials from our very public and very very private clients.

John Stewart and Cherboth want to move to space. At the present time, we do not move people to space, but we will definitely keep you posted!

George Lopes said Trump..".. won't have to worry about immigration,... we'll all go back!"
Please, STAY HOME!  As much as we want your business, we can't have you all leaving America.

If you do leave, you must promise to call us when you're ready to move back home. We will be ready for you and will leave a light on!

Just What the Doctor Ordered

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#EstateSales #NouvelleView #Hamptons The exquisite and tranquil setting of our moving sale this past weekend was the perfect post-election distraction and exactly what the doctor ordered!

Our client’s stunning Italian-inspired waterfront estate is located in Watermill, N.Y. The home was purchased over 20 years ago and rests on more than 3 acres of perfectly manicured grounds with many trees that are over 100 years old.  The gardens and pool area are truly breathtaking and thoughtfully arranged with various sculptures, including Aphrodite, that immediately transport you to a villa outside of Venice. The interior of the home is grand and pristine, but comfortable and serene at the same time.  The dining room is decorated with stunning Murano glass chandeliers and sconces. The sun room walls are covered with beautiful 100 year old Chinois wallpaper, and the living room is decorated with unique, beautifully carved wood doors for the bar area. The back yard view from every room is spectacular; especially the screen-enclosed porch with arch shaped windows and the roof- top terrace that both overlook the Watermill Pond. Each room was filled with quality and unique curated pieces that our customers had the opportunity to purchase or simple admire.

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As our primary relocation manager, I rarely have the opportunity to assist Patti Mazzarella with her moving sales, so I was quite pleased that I was available to participate.  We had an amazing turn out. Thank you to all of our loyal customers and the new ones that we had the pleasure to meet for the first time.

Hats off to Patti for the planning and management of this wonderful event.

From New York City to the Hamptons or Italy, you can count on NouvelleView to execute the relocation process flawlessly.

We understand how delicate your past and future is, and you can trust us to handle both with extreme care.

The Power of Preserving by Planning

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#NouvelleView, #LuxuryMoving, #Relocating

As we approach the Presidential election coming up in November, and we hear all the promises each of the candidates make, it strikes me how many relate to protecting what material things we have.

I was personally reminded of this when my 3-year-old niece Olivia visited me this weekend. Although she was only coming for a short stay, she arrived with her PawPatrol helicopter, 7 ancillary plastic characters, her pink blanket and “binki”. Throughout the weekend, after various trips [beach, children’s museum, candy store] she would reconnect with them to make sure they were safe. She even had a special bag to carry them in that went upstairs for bed and downstairs for breakfast. For Olivia they provide a sense of place and security.

Understandably, this is also true of our clients who are relocating – to a new home in the area, a new city or to temporary housing while renovations are underway. NouvelleView knows that relocation is a traumatic and stressful time and we don’t underestimate the importance of providing a good orderly direction, competence and attention to detail that give our clients a sense of security. We understand their needs and incorporate them in our strategic moving plan, where every aspect of the move is outlined, agreed to by the client, and implemented down to the last facet. We do what it takes so there are no surprises for the client when the move is completed.

More than many of our clients have described us as “move therapists”. They start out completely overwhelmed and skittish and are totally unconvinced that everything is going to work out. During the process they become believers and the stress level diminishes significantly. Our secret weapon is that we are very good at listening. Valuing what is most important to the client, rather than telling the client what should be important.

While there are many aspects of a move are universal, one of the most proven is that each client has their own PawPatrol menagerie or special blanket – things that are special to them and make them feel at home and safe. It can be a bin of family albums and mementos, a wardrobe box of favorite party dresses or painting bought on a honeymoon. These priorities are sacred to us and are on the top of the list when executing the plan. NouvelleView is focused on and expert at a seamless move, from planning to unpacking. Yet just as important to us is addressing the emotional aspect and impact to our clients during the transition.

We have a proven ability to deliver. Wouldn’t it be nice to say the same of the candidates?

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris

#NouvelleView #LuxuryMovers #NoMoreClutter #TidyingUp

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." 
- William Morris

I love to de-clutter and organize. It soothes and comforts me. I attribute it to growing up the youngest of six children. Being surrounded by the sweet chaos and mess of a large family made me crave organized simplicity in my adult life. I have lived in spaces both large and small but always with William Morris’ wise words guiding me.

As a child, I would get excited when discovering a new and improved way to store everything from records to Barbie clothes.

My mother quickly noticed my desire to purge and organize increased if I was stressed. Being a smart and tired lady (she did have six children!) she would strategically place me in the room that could benefit most from my fit of energy.

It was in that house I honed the skills that followed me to College to Apartment and eventually House.

The business of home organization caught up quickly to my passion. Hold Everything, The Container Store and California Closets were just a few of the pioneers. I would spend hours, wondering the isles, thrilled to incorporate products into my living space.

I never thought of putting my talents to work for others until approached by the founders of NouvelleView.  Juliana Terian and Pamela Muller were excited to be launching an innovative approach to the moving process. Managing all aspects of even the most complicated move, NouvelleView handles all details flawlessly.  Once a client hands over the process to NouvelleView, they can count of coming home to their new space fully unpacked and organized.

They asked me to join the team and I have never looked back.  Studying the latest and most efficient way to organize a home is exciting. Watching a client marvel at the magic we preform is beyond satisfying. Even reluctant purgers are amazed at the beautiful things they had hidden among their unwanted and unused stuff.  Watching a joyful client get excited not just about their new space but embracing a new outlook on their belongings often brings me back to the William Morris quote.

NouvelleView - As Seen in The New York Post

Photo Credit: NY Post September 29, 2016

Photo Credit: NY Post September 29, 2016

#NouvelleView #NewYorkPost #LuxuryMovers

Last week we were in the NY Post! They had some very nice things to say about us:

NouvelleView, for instance, based in New York and the Hamptons, manages all details, coordinates with contractors, and can meticulously set up every inch of your place — think shoes lined up by heel height in the dressing room.
“Pamela [Muller, co-founder and principal] did an extraordinary job of being me without me being around,” says client Louise McAndrews, whose move to Florida was recently handled by Nouvelle at a cost of some $25,000. “If something can go wrong, it did, but Pamela was there to fix it. When the company bringing our car said [last minute that] it couldn’t do it, Pamela called them, and I don’t know how, but it was delivered.”

Thank you New York Post!

Trust Don't Get Scammed When Moving

#HappyMoving #NouvelleView #LuxuryMovers #IsItMyFault??

This is exactly why Pamela and I had to form our company!  Before starting NouvelleView, being longtime residents of New York City, we had each been victims of mover fraud, extortion,rough handling and even loss of our belongings.  There were several reasons we were victims and fell prey to these many bogus movers.  I'd like to share with you what to do! 

  • Request prior client references, at least one!
  • Ask if they have a webpage, and read it.  Don't forget to look at their ratings.  Yelp, Google, etc.
  • If this "too good to be true" company does not provide you with these, don't use them!
  • We instruct all our clients to never ever give jewelry to any moving company. We have the NV system to ensure each of our precious clients that their belongings will be safe, protected and watched over every step of the way.
  • Most buildings in New York City need a certificate of insurance from the movers. You will probably need one from the building you are moving out of and the one you're moving into.

I remember when I moved from my apartment on the Eastside to the Westside, I had several challenging (aka horrible) things happen. I was too proud to admit that I didn't cross the T’s and dot the I’s when I hired this particular company.  It ended up costing me more than had I used a more reputable company, but I had no experience and therefore I blamed myself.  I asked for an estimate before hand, feeling very confident that I was doing the right thing. So far so good. When they came to pack me up, they opened a closet that I had forgotten to open (this happens a lot, we forget about all our storage spaces!). and discovered some more boxes in there. First mistake on my part. So naturally that cost more. They didn't give me an estimate at that time, their foreman had to get back to the shop, etc., etc. I accepted their explanation.   

Second mistake. The movers then put everything in their truck and said they would take care of it at the other end. Because by now it was the end of the day, they said they would stored overnight and bring it over the next morning. It would be a nominal fee not much at all. I didn't ask how much that would be. I also didn't ask what the new cost was. It all seemed fine, I was stressed and they seemed reasonable.  I was just too busy and annoyed to ask the right questions. And I didn't know what questions to ask, truth be told.  

Third mistake. When it came time for them to unload it into my apartment, they then gave me the balance due. It was twice the amount that they had quoted me, and they gave me several explanations. They had to store the things longer than anticipated; my building's small time window of using the freight elevator, the forgotten closet of things, the price of more boxes, etc.  The next day, they arrived to unload.  But, they needed one more small thing. I needed to pay them the balance due before anything was to be done. And, I needed give them a certified bank check. This was not on the original contract, but they said it was because I was acting all erratic and they didn't know if their work would be paid for, and their boss would get them in trouble, etc. So I ended up eating humble pie and paying them more money than I had anticipated. Over twice as much!  I had no recourse, no leverage and no strength to negotiate.  My experience was horrible. 

Pamela and I have shared stories, and we would love to hear your stories! Comment on this blog and we can have a good and bad moving story dialogue! We all have blamed ourselves, taking full responsibility when these kinds of moving companies taking advantage of us. It's fascinating how we don't value our belongings when it comes time to move them! We at Nouvelle View understand you. We've each been there. We tell you everything we can about your move prior to all selections of your movers.  You will be taking care of every step of the way. Our clients stand behind us; that's our biggest reward.  And the best advertisement! 

Happy moving! 

Furgo

#Pets #LuxuryServices #NouvelleView

We all get a bit anxious around moving day. It takes a toll physically and emotionally on everyone.  But luckily most will get by with a little reassurance and support from family and friends. However, have you ever tried using simple logic on Fido or Fluffy on moving day?  Not happening!

As moving specialists, our Nouvelle View team is highly skilled at keeping our clients relaxed and stress-free during the entire relocation process. And as animal lovers, we understand that moving your pets requires extra TLC. We get it… they are furry humans and a part of the family.

We recently managed a cross- country move for a family, which included their two dogs Jessie and Angus.  They each had very distinctive personalities.   Angus was definitely more laid back, where Jessie seemed a bit more high strung and neurotic.  As the movers started packing, Jessie immediately knew something was going on and I was the one responsible for making it happen. She was staring at me with those sad eyes that all dog owners like myself know well, and she started following me everywhere around the home. She would pause every so often to dramatically flop on the ground in an exaggerated, tenacious way, while keeping that eye contact throughout.  She starting taking random items out of our client’s bedroom, carried them around the house and dropped them on her own bed. She even took the liberty of relieving herself on their expensive Persian rug in the living room, which apparently was not something she had done since she was a puppy. Good Times.

On the day of the actual move, when all of the boxes had been packed up and the movers were starting to load the truck… Jessie had moved on to making this high- pitched yelping sound.  Even Angus, who barely got up from his bed the entire time, knew something wasn’t right, so he also became extremely anxious and started to chime in.  Poor things.  Needless to say, it was not easy for our clients to watch their pets have such difficulty adjusting and this made the transition for them much more challenging.  

The anxiety for both dogs continued at the destination as well.  Luckily, by the end of the week, when we had the family completely unpacked and organized, both Jessie and Angus seemed much more comfortable and at ease. 
The cute squeaky toys that we bought for them definitely helped, but here are some tips to make the entire transition for your pets go much smoother:

Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety
Before, during, and after the move, it is important to consider their routines throughout the day. Do they like to be nearby touching you at all times? Do they prefer quiet solitude? As you pack up those remaining boxes, keep their individual preferences in mind. Create a quiet space for them during the pack up and move in.  Make sure you don’t pack up their favorite toy or blanket. 

Make your new Home pet-safe before they arrive
 Check out your new home for any unsafe wires, electrical sockets or hazardous obstacles. Clean up the new area to carefully remove smells and signs of other pets that may have lived there prior to your move-in.  Create an enclosed area of the new home that they can they can hang out in as soon as they arrive. This will make them feel more comfortable and will help avoid the possibility of them running and hiding to seek shelter from all of the scary elements.

Be Consistent
Routine is key for their well-being and happiness.  If you feed your pet before attempting any other tasks in the morning, keep doing that after your move. And don’t change their bed, toys, medication, hairbrush, leash etc. 

Good Luck to you and your furry Jet-Setters!

Jessie relaxed and comfortable in her new unpacked home, with Angus watching in the background

Jessie relaxed and comfortable in her new unpacked home, with Angus watching in the background

Jessie is clearly partial to antique rugs

Jessie is clearly partial to antique rugs

It's Better to Donate Than Accumulate....

Helping a client organize after an estate sale

Helping a client organize after an estate sale

#Estate-Sales #NouvelleView #TidyingUp

What does Oprah Winfrey, The Kardashian Family and NouvelleView have in common?…Running successful Estate Sales to benefit a cause!

Having an estate sale to benefit a favorite charity is an efficient way to bring awareness and needed funds to a worthy cause. “Celebrities have all this stuff they never use,” says Lance Bass of The View. “I try to be green as much as I can, so to me, secondhand is just the best way to buy", continues Bass.  The yard sales of our youth are all grown up and they are a sophisticated hip way to recycle, repurpose and reuse.   

Whether, redecorating, moving or just de-cluttering, our sales are a fun way to efficiently sell your treasured and not so treasured items.

NouvelleView has helped clients de-clutter, organize and sell no longer needed items. The results can be astonishing!  Clients are amazed how easy and fun the process can be once they are committed to paring down their belongings. NouvelleView believes that anytime clutter is removed from one’s home and life, beauty can shine.

While traditional sales can last 2-3 days, a "Benefit Sale" can be a one- day event. Adding food and refreshments adds a more festive feel, and of course signage and information on the specified charity is a must. Going one step further  and incorporating entertainment can make an extra splash. While hosting a Memorial Day benefit for injured veterans, we invited veterans young and old to attend a preview and share their stories.

NouvelleView's styling, staging and informed pricing are second to none. Our uniquely tiered marketing strategy ensures the right buyers end up on your doorstep or back yard. In addition, any charity you are benefitting will have supporters that will be eager to attend. The result is a fun mix of buyers.

You name the charity and we do the rest.....

Open your home or property to a Benefit Sale.  The charity, your heart and home will be grateful you did.

Let the sunshine in!

Sunset after this past weekend's estate Sale

Sunset after this past weekend's estate Sale

Spyderball

#millenials #move #luxuryservices #organizing #youngprofessionals

This weekend my nephew hosted a party at my house. There were lots of laughs, time in the pool and Spyderball games. I made myself scarce most of the time but when I did mingle, I observed the guests were all young professionals, still in their twenties, who had good jobs in the financial, legal and other such lucrative professions. They were young, ambitious, climbing the ladder and working 18-hour days to gain or maintain the competitive edge. They all complained that leisure time was scarce and they would much rather be playing Spyderball than taking care of mundane and other pesky responsibilities. Relocating was on the top of their list.

NouvelleView handles all aspects of moving, from planning through move-in serves. Our clients vary in all economic backgrounds. But, the predominant demographic has been those in their early forties to mid-sixties with incomes in seven figures. I realized there was a huge need for our services amongst the young professionals. And, it was a void that we could fill.

Figuring out how to reach them was our first challenge. Often we get clients from word-of -mouth referrals, so we had to get the word out there was a service for young professionals that would handle the planning and execution of a move, a luxury we were convinced they would embrace once they became aware of us. It was a challenging worth taking.

Initially we also emphasized the moving-in and organizing feature of our services, as everyone can use help streamlining their apartment and getting their personal things in order. We relied on targeted public relations to reach our goals.

Thus, we have experienced a whole new world of clients and we continue to expand. I can’t wait until next year’s party to spread the word and play some more Spyderball.

Pamela Muller

Principal

NouvelleView

Bye bye treasured daughter!

Bye by treasured daughter!

Olivia and friends

Olivia and friends

#offtocollege #sayinggoodbye #movingexperts #emptynest

So, alone at last! I'm so filled with fear and also excitement to do the 20+ things I have on my list.  My daughter is off to college in September. I raised her alone; her dad died when she was very small. So it's been the two of us all this time.  We've moved (one of the reasons why I even started Nouvelle View!) - and we've stayed in the same place. So many memories and adventures.  People have assured me that it's not over, it's just different.

Patti Mazzarella, our moving sales expert, is also sending her last child off to university.  Thank God we have each other!

Our girls are lucky that their mothers are so well-versed in pairing down, all the while deciding how to categorize their "stuff". College kids are not supposed to be good at that. I remember my dad packing up the station wagon in Fall and then again in Spring with all my things.  I had a record player, records, tons of books, and my bedding.  Our girls will have their laptops and cellphones, and their bedding. Quite different!  But as Pamela and Kris know only too well, they will manage to fill up every box,  every nook and cranny with things they can't live without.  And because I'm so emotional at this time, I will not be the best at choosing and recommending things to her. My co founder Pamela will have to do this for me because, as she loves our girls, she also has our company's practices etched in her mind; after all she created them! Well, what are we mothers to do in the Fall? I'm sure they'll be lots of support groups for us, thank goodness! I'll be able to use my company to rearrange some of the "stuff" in my apartment.  Then, off to grow the business!  Both of these adventures will be exciting.  Agree agree please?!?

The Mazzarellas: From left, clockwise, Genna, Jackie, Joe and Patti

The Mazzarellas: From left, clockwise, Genna, Jackie, Joe and Patti

So, What's new?

The NouvelleView Team, from left to right: Juliana, Kris, Pamela and Patti

The NouvelleView Team, from left to right: Juliana, Kris, Pamela and Patti

#New #movingmanagers #Nouvelle #View #Luxurymoving

Many of our clients ask me how we came up with the name NouvelleView for our company.  The word nouvelle is the French word for “new”, and can be linked to the term “New Wave”, which is defined as “movement in which a group of people introduce new styles or ideas in art, music, politics, etc."  The basic concept of NouvelleView is to offer a new view (or angle) on moving  management.  Simple enough. Or is it?  To me NouvelleView represents so much more, so I wanted to understand the background and foundation of this company and why it truly is so  special and unique.  The skillful collaborative efforts of our founding partners Juliana Terian and Pamela Muller are what got us launched -- and off and running!  Shortly after, Patti Mazzarella was brought on board and grew our moving sale division.  I was fortunate to be invited on to the team two years ago as Project Manager.

 For kicks, I looked up "if your name is Nouvelle", and I read the following:  

“You have a vivid imagination and can bring inspired messages to the world. You like to enjoy the pleasures in life, and when self is overcome, you can rise to the heights. You have a reservoir of inspired wisdom, combined with inherited analytical ability, which could reward you through expressions of leadership, business analysis, marketing, artistic visions and scientific research. You want to  grow wise and to understand people and things. You have a unique way of thinking; intuitive, reflective, and absorbing.” 

I couldn't believe it!  I know Juliana and Pamela have no idea how uncanny this is.  It really could be the company's mission statement!  So then, of course, I had to look up "view", right?  This is what I found:

"View:
a). An examination using the eyes; a look.   b) A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle. c). An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion. "

My favorite part is "... and when self is overcome…".  We are only as good as the understanding of our clients. I am so grateful and honored to be able to contribute to the growth and success of NouvelleView!