It has been proven that when you get your life organized, you create space for something new to enter it --
a new job or project, a new business contact or friend, a new idea.
Unfortunately, many people have so much clutter in their lives that they miss many opportunities
because there is no path to the door for all the clutter.
Afraid to have friends or family over because the place is a mess?
Spend hours looking for something and then it's too late?
Have no mail system so bills stacks up?
Miss payments and incur late fees and interest?
Not sleeping well because of all the bedroom clutter?
Feel overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning the house because of the clutter?
Afraid your children are not learning good organizational habits?
Keep telling yourself that you will organize tomorrow, but never start?
Services include decluttering, organizing and making over most anything:
mail and paper files (home or office)
email and digital files (home or office)
closets (clothes, linen, coat, utility)
wall units / bookcases
storage units / basements / attics
electronic cables and wiring
Additional services offered include:
setting up time management systems
creating a drop zone near your apartment entry
creating an extra closet (depending on wall space)
orchestrating a move (relocation)
helping you downsize
staging a home before putting it on the market
arranging for tag sales
creating an inventory of belongings for homeowners or renters' insurance purposes
About me and my method
I am The Clutter Whisperer of New York City. I am a professional organizer who helps people simplify and make over their lives through organization in their homes or offices. Living efficiently in my midtown studio for many years has shaped my downsizing, organizing and decorating sensibilities. I am a modernist and minimalist. I have somewhat of a Buddhist sentimentality as I aim for simplicity, practicality, efficiency, style and a Zen-like atmosphere. I am always searching for the better mousetrap and new tips 'n tricks to fine-tune my clients' lifestyles and keep the clutter at bay.
I generally do not recommend buying fancy organizing products. I prefer to rely on creative solutions using items my clients already have in their homes. I am well acquainted with the basic principles of feng shui for the home and will make appropriate suggestions to promote energy flow and harmony. I am very experienced and patient with people who have ADD and OCD. I am very environment conscious and employ green work practices.
The Clutter Whisperer® works in 2 ways.
I can either consult with you, or come in and do the actual organizing alongside you. Most clients prefer the latter.
If you just want to know how to organize, want a plan and feel comfortable executing the plan on your own, then a 1-1/2 hour on-site diagnostics consultation may be for you.
I will come to your home or office, take the tour, listen to your issues and budget and timing concerns and make recommendations on the spot.
Then I will follow up by email within 24-48 hours with a written detailed actionable plan to accomplish your goals. The plan will include sources and estimated costs for any recommended purchases.
If you need the work done immediately, you might prefer to have me work alongside you to direct, help purge and create sustainable solutions and organizational systems.
There is a 5-hour minimum for each organizing visit. My experience is that no job takes less than 5 hours. Most jobs require 1-2 visits, although I do see some clients on a regular "tune-up" basis.
This is what The Clutter Whisperer® typically does during an organizing session:
Help you declutter and and eliminate possessions you
no longer need or want. For example, if you are on the fence about donating that big, space hog of a bread maker, I might suggest donating it in exchange for a
1-1/2 hour no-knead bread recipe that takes no space.
Introduce ways/systems to consolidate, store, display and re-purpose what you keep with consideration given to your work and living styles, to your needs, to whether you are left or right handed, etc. For example, instead of tossing that ugly tv table, I might suggest painting it in a high gloss color and repurposing it.
Share my Top 10 most practical solutions for creating space, or the illusion of space. (Ask me how I could create an extra closet for you!)
Offer tips on where to buy certain organizational items, with estimated costs.
Send a follow-up email after the session summarizing the repairs and purchases to make and small mop-up projects to complete. Clients tell me that the follow-up email is as valuable to them as the actual organizing session.
The Clutter Whisperer® is a registered trade(service)mark.