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THE HOME YOU OWN
 

In a house full of roommates, THE FRIDGE IS A BATTLEFIELD
 
Organizational experts and real roomies share strategies for dealing with leftovers, refrigerator cleanouts and who ate what

                                                                             

By Maxwell Rabb

March 30, 2023

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/home/2023/03/30/how-to-organize-clean-refrigerator-roommates/

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The 5 best hangers we tested in 2021

 

By Maliah West 

May 18, 2021

https://www.businessinsider.com/best-hanger

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Professional Organizers Spill the

39 Best Tips for Organizing Your Home

Tweak the way you tidy up and put an end to the mess once and for all.

 

BY CHRISTY PIÑA AND LORIE MARRERO

Jan 28, 2021

https://www.womansday.com/home/organizing-cleaning/g2801/life-changing-organization-tips/

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My House Has Not Kept Up With the Pandemic

We’re home all the time, but since no one is ever coming over, is there really any reason to tidy up?

By Ronda Kaysen    July 24, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/realestate/pandemic-housekeeping.html

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By Chelsea Frank    Apr 3, 2019

7 Healthy Benefits of Spring Cleaning

https://www.openfit.com/healthy-benefits-spring-cleaning

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How to Organize a Deep Closet

There's lots of storage potential hiding back there.
By Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee    March 20, 2019

https://www.marthastewart.com/1537738/how-organize-deep-closet

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The Best Dorm-Room Storage Solutions,
According to Professional Organizers

RECOMMENDED BY EXPERTS   AUG. 9, 2018

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-dorm-room-storage-ideas-organizers.html

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13 GENIUS STORAGE HACKS

FOR YOUR TINY NYC APARTMENT

 

By MELANIE LIEBERMAN      Published 03/28/2017

https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/new-york/small-apartment-storage-ideas-nyc

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6 EASY WAYS TO DONATE IN NYC

 

Published Nov 11, 2016

http://blog.boxbutler.com/2016/11/6-easy-ways-to-donate-in-nyc/

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Christmas mourning:

Post holiday tips to pay off debt, re-gift presents and more

By NICOLE LYN PESCE         DEC 28, 2015 

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/post-holiday-tips-pay-debt-re-gift-presents-article-1.2478763

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13 Home Organization Tips to Spruce Up Your House

Published Nov 18, 2020

https://www.redfin.com/blog/home-organization-tips-to-spruce-up-your-house/

 

*****  Google +

Review Date: March 2023

Beyond all my expectations. Cynthia is as detailed & organized in her communication as she is in her projects. We had a small work kitchen that needed attending to and no one was able get it organized until Cynthia. Our staff kitchen is now a beautified safe space thanks to The Clutter Whisperer. Do yourself a favor and just say yes. Thank you Cynthia- a life saver u are! Xoxo

R.M., Soho

*****  Google +

Review Date: Feb 2023

Cynthia and I worked together (with the quiet support of her adorable pup) to kick off a huge de-clutter/re-org in my two bedroom apt. Her method is exactly what I needed and she helped me gain the motivation to tackle the rest of the apt after our time together. I am happy to say that just one month after working together on my toddlers room, a linen closet and bathroom vanity, my entire apt is re-organized and tidy. She helped me to lean into the purging and the all-in approach necessary to effectively accomplish my goal of "everything in it's place and a place for everything." Thanks, Cynthia!

 

 

*****  Google +

Review Date: Feb 2023

Cynthia and I worked together (with the quiet support of her adorable pup) to kick off a huge de-clutter/re-org in my two bedroom apt. Her method is exactly what I needed and she helped me gain the motivation to tackle the rest of the apt after our time together. I am happy to say that just one month after working together on my toddlers room, a linen closet and bathroom vanity, my entire apt is re-organized and tidy. She helped me to lean into the purging and the all-in approach necessary to effectively accomplish my goal of "everything in it's place and a place for everything." Thanks, Cynthia!

 

*****  Google +

Review Date: May 2021​

Somehow I ended up with so much extra space in each room and everything is much more accessible now. With a quick look, she instantly figures out where things should be put.
Cynthia is very collaborative and flexible in finding the solution that you're happy with.
Not only does Cynthia do an amazing job, she's so intuitive and efficient that the work gets done in a tiny fraction of the time it would have taken me to do it on my own.
Bonus - she is environmentally friendly and zero-waste!

Past projects listed below and I will definitely have Cynthia back for the rest of my apartment.

My Projects:
--Storage closet & coat closets
--Kitchen
--Library (aka overstuffed bookcase)
--wfh office space

E.G., Upper East Side

 

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  April 2021

Cynthia was a workhorse, helping me tackle my long overdue monster of a cluttered closet in addition to the rest of our cluttered apartment. She's efficient and gets the job done!

 

A.N., Central Park West

 

 

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Review Date:  Sept 2020

I am so happy that I had Cynthia help me with my home, and I would absolutely recommend her. She is incredibly thorough, and filled with excellent ideas on how to maximize small spaces (she can also point you to where to get the best products for your needs).

We got a tremendous amount done during our one session and my home feels so much more peaceful and calm. With two little ones, in an east village apartment, that's saying A LOT. She's a real pro!

And she took a lot of care to follow smart safety practices during this challenging time, which was very much appreciated.

So pleased with this fantastic clutter whisperer!

 

K.H., East Village

 

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  Sept 2019

I wish I had called Cynthia earlier in the summer when I had more time to complete all of her followup instructions. She is meticulous, assiduous and non judgmental. She goes about her organization methodically, offering advice where needed, and making the process of getting my clothes, papers, and closets under control seem possible and no longer overwhelming. Cynthia worked with me for two full days and I enjoyed her cheerful, no nonsense presence, help, and advice. After each session, Cynthia wrote me a very detailed follow-up email containing information about places to make donations, get shredding, dispose of old technology, and recommendations for purchases we had discussed. I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone who needs help to declutter.
 

N.F., Bronx

***** Google +

Review Date:  Aug 2019

Cynthia changed the way the space felt as well as looked, and so much for the better. Her methods were smart and effective, and she used sound judgment as our work proceeded with what felt like really complex tasks. There was a lot to learn from her in a short span of time, which she used impeccably, that I hope to use going forward. I highly recommend her services.
 

L.L., Brooklyn

 

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  May 2019
 

I have three closets which were bursting at the seams. I put clothes and ...... anything else that will fit ....... in a closet "for now" and plan to "deal with it later" and of course "later" never arrives.

Cynthia and I planned to work on purging and organizing the closets which I expected would take more than five hours (her organizing session length) to complete. With Cynthia's focus and efficiency we completed the closets and more in five hours.

She is calm, friendly and not pushy or judgmental about what to keep or toss. She asked questions about my lifestyle, listened to my concerns and implemented manageable solutions.

The next day she emailed a list of further ideas and insights for continuing and maintaining the organization. Her email included suggestions for items to buy, although during our organizing session she creatively used items I already had which made additional purchases unnecessary.

She is professional and delivers quality service. Highly recommended!

L.T., Staten Is

***** Google +

Review Date:  Dec 2018

Cynthia is without a doubt a game changer and fantastic at what she does. She not only worked with me to organize my space but put in place long-term strategies that will help me keep my apartment organized more easily and efficiently. I highly recommend her services.

K.F., Manhattan

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  Nov 2018

Since this is the season to be thankful. I needed to mention how grateful and thankful I am for Cynthia Kienzle (and Zucker). I was fortunate to find Cynthia several years ago when I desperately needed to declutter and organize my Manhattan apartment. I had been living in the apartment for several years but still hadn't fully set it up and still had filled moving boxes. Lots of filled moving boxes. Too many filled moving boxes. Anyway, the first 5 hour visit, Cynthia made miracles happen. She emptied and got rid of a lot of excess and boxes just the first day. She came into the cluttered chaos without judgment, sized up the full situation and formed her strategy for attacking the clutter. After several visits, my apartment finally looked the way I dreamed it could.

And then, a few years later, I had to quickly move. So, thank goodness that I could call Cynthia to help with that. Now, in a new space, I have again called Cynthia to help me set up my new space so that I can start off with everything having a home. Thank you Cynthia (and Zucker)!

 

F.C, Astoria

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  Oct 2018
 

Cynthia is the best at what she does; a real life-changer. I have worked with her in the past, as well as multiple sessions recently. I hope to work with her in the future, but she sets up systems for you to hopefully avoid the need to do so. I cannot recommend her enough. She is fast, efficient, and very smart about her work. 5 stars all around.

N.F., Manhattan

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  Jul 2018

Great service! Totally worth every penny!

J.F., Manhattan

***** Google +

Review Date:  Feb 2018

Cynthia was amazing! My apartment has a whole new life. Everything feels clean and open and bright. She totally reformed my space and made it a joy to come home to. Thank you!

C.H., Manhattan

 

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  Dec, 2017

The Clutter Whisperer is a MIRACLE WORKER! to say that she restored order and sanity from chaos and mayhem is an understatement. Cynthia is amazing, she has a very clear concept of spatial organization and proper utilization / maximization. She works quickly and efficiently and has the most reasonable prices. And she is very easy to work with and kind. Thank you Cynthia!

--Your Pals at 660 Madison.

 

L.T., Manhattan

***** Google +

Review Date:  Dec, 2016
 

Cynthia was very thoughtful and thorough when organizing our kitchen. She paid great attention to the function of our kitchen while creating a zen aesthetic. She managed to get rid of piles of clutter we thought we had no room for, and we even ended up with an empty shelf left over at the end our project. We were very happy with the outcome.

K.B., Manhattan

***** Yelp

Review Date:  Nov. 2016
 

Cynthia was very helpful in getting my apartment organized! She worked quickly and encouraged me to recycle and get rid of unneeded clutter! I will definitely be using her in the future when we move to a new apartment.

J.C., Manhattan

Review Date:  March 26, 2015

Hire Again: Yes

Description Of Work: 

I hired the company to do some cleaning and de-cluttering.

 

Angie's List Member Comments: 

The service went great. Cynthia was very helpful and did amazing work. She really helped me get organized. She completed the work in a few hours. I had no problem scheduling the service and she was on time. I would use the company again.

 

A.T., Queens

 

 

***** Google +

Review Date:  May, 2019

I have three closets which were bursting at the seams. I put clothes and ...... anything else that will fit ....... in a closet "for now" and plan to "deal with it later" and of course "later" never arrives.

Cynthia and I planned to work on purging and organizing the closets which I expected would take more than five hours (her organizing session length) to complete. With Cynthia's focus and efficiency we completed the closets and more in five hours.

Review Date: Oct, 2014

Hire Again: Yes

 

Description Of Work: 

She took a look around the house to see what she had to work with. She found space to store things that I didn't have space for but still used. She helped me purge and organize my belongings. I was given a to do list with a routine to follow. 

 

Angie's List Member Comments: 

We got a lot done. She was an absolute pleasure and her dog was a joy to be around. He was quiet and well behaved. There is still more work ahead and i will be calling her again.

 

T.S., Upper East Side

 

 

*****

Review Date: Oct, 2014

Hire Again: Yes
 

Description Of Work: 

My bedroom is a combination of sleeping area, office, guest room, and storage for my business.  I work a lot so only slept there.  Frankly, it looked like a very, very messy garage.  I could barely find a path to my bed.  There was absolutely no clothing storage available and no desk.  My family continually hounded me to clean it up.  I finally relented and hired The Clutter Whisperer.  Over a three day period, Cynthia managed to give me exactly what I wanted - and more. 
 

Angie's List Member Comments:  

The first day was just to deal with the bags and bags and bags of clothes, most of which were outdated.  Cynthia set up my under-utilized armoire to house my folded clothes and shoes.  She had me buy a portable wardrobe on sale at The Container Store for my hanging clothes and bedding.  She poached chests of drawers from another part of the apartment and created drawer storage for socks, underwear, tee shirts, et al.

On the second day, she moved my large Metro Shelving unit in such a way as to create a room divider and a proper sleeping area.  She provided a black bed cover from her own apartment to line the Metro Shelving on the back to prevent light from coming through the sleeping area.

On the third day, we cleaned off all the shelves and then began filling it with luggage, sports equipment, toiletries and office equipment.  I brought in a desk from another room.  We organized the books and filled the bookshelves.  Cynthia set up an eating area for me, and a drop zone for mail.  And she even gave me a gift of flowers for the planter outside my front door.

I highly recommend The Clutter Whisperer if you are looking for someone who is very enthusiastic, easy to work with, very creative and a hard worker.  She produced beyond my expectations.  I could never have done this without her.  I am having my kitchen and baths renovated and will definitely have her back to stock both areas once the reno is done.

 

F.C., Upper East Side

 

 

*****

I am so happy.  It's genius, the (closet) diagram.  Can't wait until you come back.  Love working with you.  I wish this would go on forever!!

 

L.W., Midtown West

 

 

*****

Words can hardly describe the feeling of delight and joy and freedom  I feel in my newly organized kitchen.  Things are so well placed that it's a pleasure even to clean up now.  Thank you so much!

 

A.S., Upper West Side

 

 

 

It was so much easier for me to work alongside you than by myself. You are a real professional and it was so worth it. Thank you so much for your hard work and inspiration. 

 

L.F., Chelsea

 

 

*****

You are a godsend!  I was telling my family tonight how great you were and are and how much you did and how fast you did it.  And how you always go above and beyond.  And I greatly appreciate it.

 

I am so glad you suggested your coming today. I don't know how I would have been ready or would have gotten through it so well (no meltdowns) without your help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
 

And thanks for all your "hoorays" and encouragement. And you are right, I have needed to declutter all my life. Coming home tonight, I entered my apartment and could not believe all the floor space.  I did not have to maneuver my way into my apartment or fight to get the door open.  And when I looked into the kitchen, it looks like a real kitchen (normal and uncluttered).  And the bathroom so white and bright and empty looking.  Soon I will go to bed and admire your handwork in there.
 

I have told my family they are not to buy me anything anymore. My birthday is coming, but my sister gave me you this year, so I don't have to worry about more stuff, yet.

 

Thanks again.

 

F.C., Upper East Side

 

 

*****

Thank you so much, Cynthia, for all of your hard work and help organizing our closet and lives, too! We really enjoy working with you and are truly grateful for not only your help but your kind demeanor during the process.  We'll keep you posted on the wedding plans. Something tells me we are going to use a bit, if not a lot, of help planning.

 

C.M., Gramercy Park

 

 

 

You are a great woman, Cynthia, and a great inspiration & 

teacher! Yes, teacher!!  Thank you for all you have done for

me!!   I am greatly appreciative!!  You were there for me when most others seemed to have not.

 

G.S., Northern New Jersey

 

 

 

Thanks so much for all of your notes.  I love your ideas and appreciate them so much!

 

M.V., Jersey City

 

 

*****

THANK YOU SO MUCH for yesterday! I really didn't feel well physically Friday night & early Saturday morning.  Part of it might have been anxiety, but whatever it was I felt better as soon as you arrived.  And of course sweet Zucker (my puppy) was good medicine too! I am truly grateful for your help yesterday and in addition to what we accomplished, I'm blessed to have you in my corner cheering me on as I retrain myself and fulfill my vision of a sacred space called home!

 

K.F., Upper West Side

 

 

*****

Many people can label and put things in boxes.  Cynthia solves why you have clutter in the first place so it doesn't happen again.  There is a BIG difference.  Cynthia's service is materially better than any other organizer I have worked with.  

 

I have hired Cynthia 4 times.  Each time she has made my life easier and released me of the nagging project that has been hanging over my head.  She is hard working, yet patient, non judgemental, respectful, and a real problem solver.  As she works, she notes the things that needs to be done (like taking a torn skirt to the tailor) and follows up with an email to remind you.  She keeps working even when she isn't there!  Wow!

 

I'll hire her again and encourage you to do the same.

 

(Referral #1)  Cynthia is the woman I said was working with me to organize my home.  She is wonderful, hard working, respectful, encouraging, gentle, understated and REALLY good at what she does. For me she has simplified my life and made my home all the more a sanctuary.  I have hired her a few times and can refer her with confidence.  I thought I'd at least connect you two. 

 

(Referral #2)  This referral is an easy one.  She is more than an organizer, she creates real solutions for her clients.  I adore her and deeply respect her professionalism, hard work ethic and product.

 

K.Mc., Central Park West

 

 

*****

I can't thank you enough for this.  You really do care about your 

clients and really love what you do.  I have learned so much from you and have developed some much better habits that you have taught me.  I'm not there yet, but will get there one day.

 

My parents were so impressed by what you did.  They loved the fact that you used what I had and had such great ideas about where to put things.  My father is not one to give compliments easily, but he was so thrilled by what he saw.  My mother even called me back to tell me how great you were, knowing how horrible I am at organizing and decorating!  Thank you for everything.  I feel like I'm going to have a whole new start this year, thanks to you.  

 

Thank you also for the gift from Vietnam.  I was really touched by it and will figure out how to make whatever it is - coffee, chocolate or both!


C.C., Upper East Side

 

 

*****

Thank you for your amazing work and as always I really really appreciate it!


A.H., Lower East Side

 

 

*****

I still think of how brilliant I was to hire you to unpack for us.

 

L.F., Chelsea

 

 

 

Thank you so much! I love getting a task list like this - it makes these things seem possible :)  I'm thrilled with what we did yesterday. I definitely felt different waking up this morning when I started walking around, and I also played piano last night and this morning :)

 

M.Mc., Chelsea

 

 

*****

My apt. was so peaceful this weekend, and I have you to thank.

 

J.S., Chelsea

 

 

*****

Cynthia is a very compassionate person. I don't ever feel she is judging me for being disorganized and having the difficulties people with ADD have with regard to staying on track. She entered my apartment, calmly looked around, said "I see what's going on", and we got to work. It was a very zen-like experience, actually. We worked together to create an easier way for me to live. With my new system, it's easier to concentrate on more important things in life, rather than struggling to navigate through my clutter, which we took care of, considerably! If I got distracted while we were sorting through stuff, she kept me on track and we got a lot accomplished in a very short period of time...something I could never do by myself.

 

J.K., Washington Heights

 

 

 

 

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