“Paula, thanks so much for your time and expertise yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and the information. You were so inspirational, one of the women said she was up until 12:30 am last night organizing her closet! Thanks again for everything!”
— Michelle G., subscription party host
“Paula, what you did is nothing less than AMAZING. I am so grateful you spent the two days sorting, cleaning and organizing the room used by everyone and owned by no one. Now that it looks so good I am hoping to keep it inviting to spend time in.”
— Staff Representative for an Elementary School Teachers’ Lounge, Palo Alto
“Paula helped me organized my kids’ toys and storage room, was fun to work with, and was punctual. She is good at what she does and as a result, everything is much easier to locate now. Kids now know where to find their toys!”
— Parent of 2 small children, Palo Alto
“After years of accumulating baby/kid/other stuff in our small home, we hired Paula to help us with organizing and we are so glad we did! Paula assessed our living situation and it became clear that our primary need was decluttering. She helped us make decisions about what to get rid of, keep, where to send our used stuff, and reorganize our rooms. Our family is now thoroughly enjoying our reclaimed space. In addition to being professional, friendly and efficient, Paula was a pleasure to work with, prompt, reliable, knowledgeable, and resourceful. I would highly recommend Paula for anyone who needs decluttering/organizing help.”
— Lori D., Palo Alto
“When we started thinking about remodeling our garage and converting it into more of a room and less of a garage, we were a bit surprised to see what a big task it was. We did not know how to tackle it so the simple solution was not to start. This was until Paula came into the picture. Within a week from the time she first saw our garage, she had a clear vision. She measured everything and came up with a detailed, written plan.
Paula was always on time. She is very resourceful and saved us from having to do all the research and shopping by doing it herself. She definitely saved us money by knowing where to shop for practical, cost-effective items. She then gave us options and all we needed to do was to choose. It was exactly what we were looking for. She worked beautifully with our contractor and he sometimes modified things based on her wise suggestions.
Paula is extremely pleasant, meticulous and respectful of clients’ needs. This does not prevent her from suggesting alternatives she sees fit. She is a hard worker who rolls up her sleeves to get the job done. Overall, we had a great experience with Paula and would recommend her for any kind of organizing work.”
— M.G., Sunnyvale
“Thanks for your determination in helping me yesterday. I can’t tell you how good I felt about our work and progress. After you left I finished the initial set of stuff and am working on steps and a timeline for doing my daughter’s book. Last night I raved about you to my book club! Thanks for giving me many ideas and a good kick in the pants!”
— V.L., Los Altos
“Paula is simply wonderful; a real genius at what she does. I needed help with a few specific areas where paper-clutter and kids’ stuff (toys, art materials, clothes) was out of control. Paula was a tremendous help! She suggested a simple, smart organizing system for my household files, then went through everything with me, “holding my hand” and asking all the right questions to nudge me to quickly make decisions and find a home for everything. (This system is proving more and more valuable as time goes on and I now have a place to file away those annoying but necessary papers that continuously flow into modern-day life, demanding to be dealt with. Since things are getting properly filed, they are also easily retrieved; a great time-saver!)
Next we tackled my daughters’ closets and other areas of their room and playroom: rearranging what goes where, going through everything, dumping the unneeded stuff, reorganizing the clothes, toys, and various miscellany in a ways that makes it much easier for them to take things out and put them back. Not to mention how much neater and clearer everything looks! Finally, she helped me turn a messy area of the garage into a fabulous workshop/art studio. It is just a joy to move through these newly organized spaces and feel the calm and order that emanates now that things are in their place.
Paula has the ability to walk into a space, and, with her focused questions and keen observational skills, immediately size up the challenges and visualize solutions. It’s amazing how her adjustments – some of them deceptively simple and easy to make, but which would never have occurred to me – instantly create a better flow. She has fabulous ideas and will give you a range of options to work within. She works quickly and purposefully, which motivated me to do the same, and gave me great momentum to continue with the organizing even after she finished her work.
She also recommended a few specific items to help create and maintain the spaces and systems we developed, and it was super convenient because she went out and got them for me.
Oh, and of course, she arrived promptly, treated our home with respect, listened closely to my organizing needs and tailored her work to meet my highest-priority needs within the allotted time. I wholeheartedly recommend Paula to anyone who wants to bring more order to their life, and is ready to make that happen quickly and efficiently! She is truly a top-notch organizing professional!”
— Esther R., Sunnyvale
Below is a thank-you note I received from a fifth grade student, followed by an email I later received from the attendee’s mom.
“I was wondering what made my daughter finally clean up her room and organize all her shelves…thank you for the great workshop at school! It is so useful. We waste a lot of time looking for things and it is so much easier to think and function in orderly surroundings. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with the children!”
— Email from fifth grade attendee’s mom
“10 bags of donations to Hope Services
9 innovatively optimized spaces in my home
8 neat and labeled drawers for each kid
7 fewer places I need to shop
6 clear workspaces
5 new habits, easy to sustain
4 times less stress in the mornings
3 times happier to arrive home
2 loads of laundry per week and no piles
1 grateful client”
— Single mom of 2 children, Sunnyvale
“Thank you! I just have to let you know how great I already am beginning to feel in my own house! I have found every little thing that has come to my mind to “know where it is.” I cannot thank you enough for helping me to break through the hardest barrier I have, pushing through to create receiving systems for “my life.” I can picture now the end of getting super organized with all kinds of time to spare. I appreciate so much all of your thoughtful organizing and life wisdom and look forward to continuing our work.”
— Jeannie K., Los Altos
“I worked with Paula on several occasions. Each time, she arrived promptly, with all the necessary items to begin organizing immediately. She went beyond treating me and my home with respect, she conveyed such kindness and understanding, without judging me. She listened to my organizing needs as I saw them and then she sensitively told me how she saw them. She has a good eye for organizing living space. She also offers great advice as to which of the multitude of available organizational products are worthwhile.
Paula helped me organize several spaces, including my daughter’s room and office, an art closet, my desk with hutch and, last but not least, the guest room/play room.
My organizing needs were definitely met, and the test is that the spaces she organized have been easily maintained. She even advised me on furniture placement in a couple of rooms, which now seem so obvious, but had not occurred to me. I am much happier with my house now.
I would certainly recommend Paula. She was a delight to work with.”
— Julia, Los Altos
“Today Paula came to my home for the first time to help me with organizing my closets. She arrived on time and brought all sorts of supplies with her, she was ready for anything! She treated me and my home with a great deal of respect and working with her I felt totally at ease instantly. Before she arrived I knew I wanted her help with my closets, but the first thing she did when she arrived was to get a general overview of my space and my needs – to learn about me and some of my organizational challenges.
During the space of only three hours we emptied my bedroom closet, my linen closet and my coat closet and we put everything back in a neat, organized and easily accessible manner. I was amazed! She made it feel so easy and not overwhelming. We just took it slowly, one step at a time. Paula is very knowledgeable about organizational tools and aids. She had some wonderful suggestions for me for my shoes and my closet shelves. By the time we were done, I had a huge garbage bag full of things to give to Goodwill and a large suitcase with old towels and sheets for a local animal shelter. It was her suggestion to give them to the shelter and I was thrilled with that idea.
Before she left we checked in around next steps for me, things to buy to help me get more organized and a To-Do list. She emailed me promptly after leaving with lots of links for things to buy to help organize my shoes and my sweaters.
Paula was easy to work with, very knowledgeable and respectful. She helped me to create systems and places for things that will be easy to maintain. I look forward to working with her again soon and would definitely recommend her.”
— Lisa K., Sunnyvale
“Our home office had been on my to-do list for years, and I hyperventilated every time I walked past and saw the clutter and chaos. I so desperately wanted to get the room organized and usable but kept putting off the inevitable. Who knew that a simple conversation with Paula would turn into a manageable project that brought miraculous results? As my husband described it, Paula’s work was “transformational.” She was not only professional and friendly, but also non-judgmental, creative, and thoughtful in her approach. She assessed the room’s major issues after finding out from my husband and me what we wanted out of the room. She reviewed our room layout and discussed furniture options. My husband and I seized upon and implemented every single recommendation that she made. A project that once seemed daunting suddenly became fun and energizing – as a matter of fact, we actually look forward to working in our home office. Paula’s enthusiasm for what she does is contagious. We highly recommend her!”
— Kathy G., Sunnyvale
“I wanted to let you know we had nine guests yesterday and it was a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. We could not have done it without you. The decluttering and organizing work you and I have done together made all the difference. It is a pleasure to be in the four rooms we have worked on. Thank you.”
— Deborah Z., San Jose
“Paula was absolutely amazing! I had to re-organize my kitchen due to some new dietary restrictions in our family, and needed some help since we have limited space. Paula listened to my needs, came up with a very clear, well-thought-out plan, and helped me clean, discard, organize, and in general set things up in a way that will be easy to maintain for the long term. She provided the perfect blend of encouragement and understanding to help me weed out the things that no longer fit our lives. She was easy to work with and treated our needs with respect and caring while at the same time working quickly and efficiently. She also organized my son’s playtable in a way where he can actually use it now. I highly, highly recommend Paula!”
— Holly M., Sunnyvale