Welcome Cara Applegate to Ducks in a Row!

This is an exciting post because one of my long-time and dearest friends is my new partner at Ducks in a Row!  Cara is honestly one of the most organized people I know, and I couldn’t think of a better person to work with, and I am so proud to welcome Cara Applegate as my partner!


Cara holds both a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The College of Graduate Studies at The Citadel. She spent 10 years of her career as a licensed sales associate in the financial industry and as a financial manager. After taking some time off over the last several years to raise her two young children, Cara has decided to focus her energy on assisting people in creating a manageable and effective work environment. Home offices and professional offices alike require a space that is well organized in order for you to become successful. Her years of work experience in a high demand environment have given her the insight needed to help you find a balance as well. Cara will help create a system that works for you and organize your office so that you can focus on being productive.

We have so many new and exciting plans for Ducks in a Row!  Check out are new and improved website:  Ducks in a Row Charleston

While I focus on the home organizing side of things, Cara is going to be focusing on the professional and home office side of organizing and will specialize in these services as well as much more!

  • Quicken and QuickBooks Set Up
  • Bill Pay and Auto-draft Set Up
  • Archiving
  • General Office Organization
  • Online/ Computer Photo Organization
  • Music and Video Cataloging​
  • Paperless Processing
  • Calendar and Scheduling System
  • New Office? She will help you create a highly functional environment

Don’t forget that we are offering a spring organizing special where you can get 3 hours of hands-on organizing for $100 if you schedule before April 30th!

We will also be offering several new a la carte such as real estate services where we can do the following:

  • Downsizing-We will help you room by room designate which items you will need to consign/donate and what you will be packing to take with you.
  • Home Listing Preparation-We will help you remove the clutter that deters buyers. We will consign/donate items for you. Also help you with design appeal for showings.
  • Move-In Assistance-We will help you unpack and place your furniture and personal effects.
  • Annual Family Photo Book
  • Entertainment Preparation- Help get your home or office party ready!
  • Consignment and Estate Sales- We can organize and execute all of your consignment or estate sale needs.
  • Moving Day Management-We will oversee your move so you can enjoy the big day and not stress about it!

Be sure to stay tuned for more details and exciting things happening to help you get your Ducks in a Row!!!!


What Can A Professional Organizer Do For You?

Some of you may wonder what kind of services a professional organizer can offer.  Well, some organizers may offer specific services such as only organizing in the business setting, or only organizing kitchens.  I just wanted to let you know that I can do anything from helping you out with your move to hosting a yard sale for you!  I have been super busy this past month working with a client on helping her pack up her house for a move, then unpack after the move, as well as organize her entire brand new house!  Now we are back to working at the old house and helping pack up and donate items they no longer want so they can stage the house and put it on the market.    Some things that you may not realize an organizer can help with is stocking/restocking your new home, current home, or even vacation home.  Before these clients moved into their new home, I worked with the designer and client to pick out towels, trash cans and soap holders for all of the restrooms, and almost anything you can think of to start a new home.  I even stocked all 8 bathrooms with soap, shampoo, t.p, deodorant, Advil, toothpaste, and everything you can think of that you may need in a new home.  I even had a list of items that you may need in a new home and purchased all of the items for her….from pots and pans, to bottled water, and of course some good old Tide detergent!  We went through a master list of items that you may need to stock a new home, and we decided what she had and what needed to be purchased.  I purchased everything for them, and organized it all in the house.  Oh, did I mention that this former librarian also got to unpack and organize all of the bookshelves for the LIBRARY!  Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed to be posted, but just imagine some photos similar to these…and I am not kidding!  It has been and still is such a fun job and great clients!!!

Minus the upstairs 🙂

So, if you have a vacation home or know of anyone who needs help stocking and organizing their current home or vacation home, a professional organizer could be the person to call.  🙂

Don’t forget, most professional organizers (including myself), love to work with this kind of stuff too!!!! 🙂