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Happy Valentine’s Day! We are getting that much closer to spring…if you need last minute Valentine’s goodies for your sweetheart, give us a call. We can customize a gift basket, deliver a favorite lunch complete with chocolates, lots of possibilities. For us Savannahan’s, its also time to think about St. Patrick’s Day and all the social activities that go along with it. Need help with your get-together? Need homemade goodies? Set-up, clean-up? Grocery delivery? We can help! Check out this great clip on organizing….

Home Organization: 7 Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home

What is clutter? It can mean different things to different people. What one person sees as clutter may be seen as treasure to someone else. But what we can all agree on when it comes to home organization is that clutter needs to go! We have some tips to help you get your home organized.

Destress Your Life by Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering can be a great stress reliever. Anything that doesn’t add value to your life or home should be removed, leaving more room for the things that do matter and that do make a difference. Deciding what is what is the challenge so we have some tips to get you started!

  1. Create a plan.
  2. Take photos/video.
  3. Prepare to be organized.
  4. Make bins for trash, donation items and keepers.
  5. Do one room at a time.
  6. Get creative.
  7. Set yourself up for continued success.

Create a Plan.

The best way to start anything is to understand what you want to accomplish and how you can get there. Plus, once you get your home storage and organization plan set, it instills motivation and helps to curb procrastination. If you delay once you have a plan, then you are failing. And no one likes failure. Include in your plan a timetable to when you want to complete your decluttering project and set tasks/goals along the way. Accomplishing even small goals, like organizing a closet or your junk drawer, keeps you motivated and working toward the bigger picture.

Take Photos and Videos.

Sometimes it is hard for us to truly see our own clutter. We can suffer from clutter blindness, which is the inability to see one’s own clutter or at least see it as a problem. By photographing or recording your clutter in photos or videos, it gives you the ability to actually “see” it from a new perspective. It will put your clutter into context and allow you to truly visualize the problem. Some people won’t need this step, but if you are anything like me, the more pictures, the better!

Prepare to be Organized.

Buy all necessary cleaning supplies and home organization supplies that you need before you start. Look at your plan and your pictures and make a list of needed items that will prepare you to declutter. Find a location that will accept home goods, clothing and any other items that you expect to donate. You run the risk of keeping these items if you don’t pack them up and get them out right away!

Make Bins for Trash, Donation Items, and Those You’re Keeping.

Choose any size bin that works best for your needs. Keep these bins in your attic, basement or a closet so you can pull them out whenever you feel inspired. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can fill these bins once you get started on a decluttering project.

Do One Room at a Time.

A great way to start your home organization is to empty an entire room and only put back what you need to be in there. However, that can be a very time-consuming process. If you don’t have a full day to devote to the task, start with one garbage bag. Vow to fill it. Don’t forget the donation bin too! And when you clean, actually think about the pieces you are moving around and dusting off. Do you really need to keep it and put it back? Don’t just dust that pile of mail; go through it and toss it! Stick to one room at a time to avoid cleaning fatigue.

Get Creative.

Sometimes it is really hard to acknowledge that everything you have you don’t truly need. For instance, closet organization seems easy but proves difficult to accomplish.

No one likes to get rid of that piece of clothing because we’ll always wear it again or someday we’ll fit into our favorite pair of pants again. So the experiment works like this: Make sure all of your hangers are facing in the same direction. After you wear a piece of clothing, place it back on the hanger, but put the hanger back in the opposite direction. By the six-month mark, look in your closet and every article of clothing that is still facing the original direction gets donated. If you aren’t wearing it in six months time, you aren’t going to wear it (in theory).

Another idea is to follow the 80/20 rule. If you don’t use an item 80 percent of the time, then it’s time to get rid of it. Or at the very least, really ask yourself if it’s worth keeping. When was the last time you actually used, looked at or wore the item? Reflect on items without tying in emotions.

Some decluttering experts suggest throwing a party or inviting over a toddler. Whatever you have to clean up or put away for these occasions may not be necessary to keep around at all. Of course, you may even be surprised at what a toddler is able to find. He may introduce you to clutter you didn’t even know you had. And that, of course, gets the trash can treatment!

Set Yourself Up for Continued Home Organization Success.

This is the hardest tip of all to follow. It’s so easy to fall back into your cluttering ways. But if you prepare in advance, you can do it! Realizing what type of storage and organization products you need helps you avoid re-cluttering. If you’re anything like me, you kick your shoes off as soon as you enter the door. Put a shoe rack there to avoid an eyesore shoe pile! Unclutter drawers and closets by only having seasonal clothes in them. Use under-bed storage to store the out of season wear. Closet organizersbathroom storage cabinets and racks, bookshelves, wire racks and more are great ways to keep yourself organized. And always remember to deal with the mail as soon as you get it out of the box!

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Great Thank-you/Valentines Day Present

Just in time for Valentines Day but anytime you need to say, “Thank-you”, “I love you” or want to give someone the gift of free time (and who doesn’t need that?!), give a gift certificate for Concierge and Errand Services. You can buy a monthly package or try it for a one-time allotted block of time. Give it a try and remember…Keep Calm and Call a Concierge!


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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! Everyone knows what comes with the new year?! New resolutions of course! Let us help you start the new year off right getting organized, helping you with projects you’ve been putting off or just helping you take on some of the everyday tasks that will give you more time to enjoy the things that matter most. Our packages are a great way to start out and for first time clients, we will offer a discount for giving us a try. Just let us know what you need help with and we’ll be happy to give you a quote. Big shout out to our newest clients and of course, thanks to our regular clients. We thank you for your business as we continue to grow with your support.

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Fall is here!

It is officially Fall even though it still feels like summer for us! You know it is Fall when you start to see the signs, posts and everyone starts gearing up for Pirate Fest and talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas plans..What!!??!

Let us know if you need help with your vacation needs while visiting Tybee for the upcoming holidays/events. Help with shopping, decorating, baking, errands….we have you covered. No job is too small or large for us so…Keep Calm and Call a Concierge!

Shout out to our newest clients-Dena Belvin and Meredith McMillan..we enjoyed working with you and thank you for your business.

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New Partnership

We are happy to announce we have recently partnered with Tots On The Go, a baby equipment rental company with several locations throughout the SE. We will service the Savannah/Tybee Island area. This is a great way to access quality baby equipment while vacationing without having to take up the space in your car or haul on a plane! Visit the website for more info at:

Shout out to our most recent, awesome clients.. Kori, John and Meredith…thanks for your business!

Remember….Keep Calm and Call A Concierge!


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Tybee 4th of July Celebration



The 4th of July celebration for the birth of America will begin at dark. The time will be roughly between 9:15pm and 9:30pm. You will want to get an early start as this is one of the busiest days on Tybee. While, the fireworks are staged on the pier, they are easily viewed from almost all Eastern beaches. Bring the family early, and plan to stay late for island wide dinner specials. We remind you to stay safe and have fun. Contact us if you are looking for a place to stay the night, and we might be able to help. 



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Water Fight!

WATER FIGHT!!! Everybody get ready for one of the best kick-off to summer events on Tybee, The Beach Bum Parade happens this Friday, May 15th at 6:30 PM. Always a fun time, be sure to come prepared to get wet!

There will be plenty of activities in and around Savannah and Tybee over the next few months..Summer time and livin is easy!

If anyone is looking for great downtown accommodations, I have some recommendations on some new properties that are really terrific, in a great location and very nice for a Savannah getaway. Feel free to contact me for more information.

We are available to help with your around-the-house errands or to make your vacation special (and relaxing!!). Please visit our website at: for more details on our services.

Concierge: French for: Caretaker. Let us take care of your errands so you have time to spend on what matters most.

Keep Calm and Call a Concierge!

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Happy Spring Cleaning

Happy Spring from Coastline Concierge! Savannah and the surrounding area is currently in splendor with all of the flowers, trees and azaleas blooming….beautiful time to plan a visit! I will say, Beware allergy sufferers but it should be over very soon!

I have formed a relationship with some great rental properties in downtown Savannah if you are looking for top notch rental in a great downtown location, please let me know and I will put in touch with the property manager. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!


Remember, we offer a variety of services to include organizing, house and pet sitting, thinking about having a spring garage sale? We help with that too! Also, party season is fast approaching with graduations, weddings, birthdays, Mother’s Day and all of the spring and summer activities that you might need help with the shopping, set-up, clean-up, invites and whatever else you need to pull off the perfect party/get together to make your celebration special. I’m working on some household projects myself and I’ll post some pictures soon. Attached is a helpful list of spring cleaning to-do’s.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Greetings from Coastline Concierge & Errand Services! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Yes, Savannah’s big day is a week away and everyone is gearing up. If you’ve never visited Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day, it is quite the experience! There will be festivities abound. If you prefer smaller crowds, head out to our little paradise on Tybee where there are also plenty of fun festivities planned. The parade will begin at 3:00 on Saturday the 14th and is always fun and exciting with the Budweiser Clydesdale’s returning again this year.


Coastline Concierge can make your visit or your get-together, stress-free by assisting you with any last minute needs…need groceries, party items delivered? Set up? Picnic or gift baskets? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to see if we can assist you with whatever you need to a have a fun-filled St. Patty’s Day’s the luck of the Irish!


Also, if you starting your spring cleaning and need help with those projects that you just don’t have time to do, give us a call. Spring is the best time to get things ready for the busy summer season and all of the activities that come with summer time. We have been busy getting our outdoor entertaining area ready for BBQ’s and I’m itching to get my spring flowers going! 10 days until Spring officially begins!



2015 Grand Marshal visits Atlanta, invites entire state to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah

Posted: Mar 09, 2015 6:27 PM EDT

Updated: Mar 09, 2015 6:27 PM EDT

By WTOC Staff 

ATLANTA (WTOC) – Savannah is known across the country for its St. Patrick’s Day Parade and festivities.


With the big day a little more than a week away, the 2015 Grand Marshal wants to make sure everyone in the state knows they are invited.


Grand Marshal Hugh Coleman and his aides, along with the Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and his officers, were at the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday to meet Georgia lawmakers and to give them a taste of all of the excitement they have planned for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year.


Copyright 2015 WTOC. All rights reserved.

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Welcome To Coastline Concierge and Errand Services

Coastline Concierge & Errand Services Welcome to Coastline Concierge & Errand Services if this is your first time visiting my site. I hope you come back often and call on me for all of your Concierge and Errand needs. Blogging is new for me so here goes…

We are definitely in the depths of winter here on the coast and I think I speak for everybody when I say….bring on spring!! Time to start thinking about spring cleaning, organizing and all of those things you keep intending to do. First of all if you aren’t familiar with exactly what type of services I offer, here is a sampling: House-sitting, Pet-sitting, light housekeeping, running errands, i.e. grocery shopping, pharmacy, dry cleaners, post office, gift shopping & wrapping, car maintenance, party planning/set up and clean up, waiting service for cable, repair, etc. I also offer a variety of services geared specifically for vacationers and visitors to the Coastal Empire. If you are planning a vacation and would like to experience a REAL vacation, I can arrange for grocery shopping by your list and your rental will be stocked upon your arrival. If you are celebrating a special occasion, I can arrange for a complete set up of food, cake, drinks and decorations upon your arrival. Anything you might need to make your vacation stress-free, we will try to accommodate. For a complete list, please visit my website. If you don’t see a service listed, feel free to ask but remember I will not engage myself or anyone else in anything potentially unethical or illegal!  

Tybee Pier by Shannon Christopher

Lastly, a shout out to some of my newest clients that I am really enjoying working with and getting to know. I will miss you Joanna, maybe you should consider a vacation home on Tybee in your near future! Also, to Dr. Wilson, you are a joy to work with and I’m enjoying helping you out during your recovery time. Remember: Keep Calm and Call A Concierge!! Have a blessed weekend.

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