I work with you to clear out the clutter so you can live your best life.
I help people finally get rid of the stuff that weighs them down. Using common sense and informed by the principles of feng shui, I provide the guidance and accountability you need to take back your freedom and keep your possessions from ruling your life.
I listen to you to determine what your goals are. Together, we identify the changes you want to make. I never bully or demand; rather I coach you on how to figure out which things are really important to you and which you can let go of. After we've decluttered the designated area we can reorganize it together or you can step away and I'll do it for you. I take your discarded things away with me; you never have to deal with them again!
Once we've established your best process for getting rid of things and maintaining order, I will continue to work side by side with you or design a strategy for you to proceed on your own. There is no right way to unclutter your life - there is just the way that works for you. I offer ongoing support and accountability through your choice of text, email, conversation or follow-up visits. Let's put together a strategy that works for you.
I am game to attack any part of your home, including garage, shed or studio. Here are some of the things I particularly like to work on:
Children aren't usually great at managing their clutter, but I find that with guidance they are willing to let a lot of it go. I am a parent, and I know that when parents try to get their kids to clean up, power struggles often ensue. I'll spend time with your child going through bedroom and playroom, culling the things he or she has outgrown, organizing the rest. Kids like a tidy, clutter-free space!
art studios/craft rooms
I am a working artist, and have had studios as large as 800 square feet and as small as 80 square feet. I know how art supplies and projects can take over the world and are hard to wrangle. I can help you think about which items need to be immediately available and which can be tucked away for later use. We'll declutter first, then work on the best organizational system. I find that vertical storage solutions are particularly effective for artists' supplies.
Going through the possessions left to us by loved ones is an emotional journey. It's hard to let go of the things that were touched by our parents, spouses and friends. I will help you determine which items will fit into your life and become a tribute to your loved one. We'll find good homes for the things that you no longer need.
As the heart of the house, kitchens attract clutter of every conceivable kind. Often the storage we have isn't used in the most effective way. Doing some reorganization of cupboards and closets can help make your tasks in the kitchen more efficient. Then for the decluttering - this is a room that is often filled with both food and gadgets that are never used. Finally, we'll look at the things that end up in the kitchen but really belong somewhere else. Why do they migrate? How can we create a system for getting them back home after use?
I won't leave you hanging! Once your space is decluttered and reorganized, you need support to keep it from getting out of hand. I provide a variety of tools, including regular phone or text check-ins, emailed task reminders and follow up visits. My goal is to help you get to a comfortable level of organization then to help you maintain it yourself.