Trains, Planes and….No, Wait! Just Trains!

This week, Queen B Organizing offers a treasure trove for model train engineers and enthusiasts!

Hundreds of pre- and post-war Lionel trains and more!

A client’s collection includes hundreds of pre-and post-war Lionel trains, and also several of the coveted K-Line brand, along with track, controllers, collectible scenery and more.  All will be available at our  “Beehive” multi-family estate sale the weekend of Friday, November 20-22nd.   Sale event at 2409 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330 at the former “Maurice’s” retail location. Hours: Friday, Nov 20th-8am-6pm, Saturday, Nov 21st-9am-4pm, and Sunday, Nov 22nd-9am-2pm.

What is it about trains that captures our imagination?

Model train collecting began in earnest in the Depression years, after savvy retailers used them for Christmas displays in their department store windows. What child has not looked on in wonder as a train rolls by, wheels clacking, and whistle blowing! Tiny reproductions bring that sense of awe into your living room, garage, or entire home!

Who Plays with Trains?

And model railroad collecting is not just for children. Men and women around the globe participate in this activity. Why? According to the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), it’s educational, family-oriented, and fun!  Just what is needed in our world today.

Not surprisingly, Oregon boasts several model railroad clubs for serious engineers, hobbyests, and beginners. In the Willamette Valley, you can check out the Corvallis Society of Model Engineers and A&P N-gineers Model Railroading Club in Eugene on Facebook, among others. The Willamette Valley Model Railroad Museum in Salem has a wealth of resources to spark your imagination and help build your collection. (Call for hours and availability due to Covid-19 State restrictions).

Fascinating Fun

Whether you investigate model railroading for its historical significance, engineering possibilities, or just plain fun, you will learn a great deal about our nation and our people.  See model trains in action here!

Are you looking for a fun way to spend time learning about our nation’s history and the railroad industry? Then visit our Beehive sale this coming weekend and explore the possibilities!

Keeping Up With the Queen B

Keeping Up With the Queen B

“The worst thing you can do is stay stuck.”
-Kristin Bertilson

Have you ever considered what it takes to start and grow a business?

Kristin Bertilson started Queen B Organizing over 10 years ago during an economy that was just beginning to recover from the recession of 2008.

While most small businesses don’t last longer than five years, Queen B Organizing finds itself not only with its doors still open, but powering through this unprecedented time of the COVID19 pandemic.

How has she done it? By not allowing herself to become stuck with indecision!

Kristin, a Certified Professional Organizer, was recently interviewed about forming and growing her business for a podcast with her professional organization, NAPO.

When asked about what she wanted listeners to take away from her appearance on the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals’ podcast “Stand Out”, the first thing that came to mind was not allowing yourself to become stuck.

It’s fascinating how many business owners and professionals may become frozen with indecision.

Kristin mentions that, not only should we push forward, but we can learn to be okay with the idea of failing, because if we allow ourselves to fail, we gain knowledge and the opportunity to grow.

Listen here to the full podcast and check out our Facebook and Instagram posts for organizing tips, updates on estate sales, and more!

-with thanks to Isaieh Heiken

DCA-sponsored Shredding Day with iSecure Coming Up:

DCA-sponsored Shredding Day with iSecure   |  Oct. 27, 12 noon-2 pm

The “chomper truck” will be in Downtown Citizens Bank’s parking lot and you can watch as it makes “mincemeat” out of your paper clutter.
So, clean out all that paper “stuff” that annoys you and bring it to the Shredding event.

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