Creative Organizing

Castro Valley, CA

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Location

Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Complete

Years in business

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Veronica R. Jul 1, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    This was the best thing I have ever done. For years the clutter built and built - Kristen came in and fixed it all within a matter of days. A completely overwhelming task was completed quickly and easily, (for me anyway) Thank you so much!
  • Chris S. May 24, 2017
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    Kristin worked tirelessly for hours helping clean my Mother's apartment out for a move to assisted living. We were fortunate she was available on short notice and truly appreciate her help.
  • Camille O. Feb 24, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Very organized and methodical
    Kristin organized my kitchen cabinets for me by laying lining and cleaning and replacing the dishes and utensils. She did a great job!
  • Jas T. Jan 31, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
    Wonderful, organized professional! Great tips and ideas.
  • Cassie C. Jan 15, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Positive experience
    My experience with creative organization was very good and easy. She was able to understand what was my main concern and didn't make me feel uncomfortable about it.
  • Brooke F. May 30, 2016
    Packing and Unpacking
    Verified Review
    I needed to get my kitchen, bedrooms, laundry room, and den unpacked and set up in a complex move. Kristin was remarkable. She understood my situation -- which was both very stressful and demanding -- and took me under her wings. She had everything done ahead of schedule and had everything organized beautifully. She got me cabinet and drawer organizers and installed them for me. She removed all of the boxes and packing. I was so lucky to find Kristie. She is the greatest!!!!
  • Raj A. Nov 9, 2015
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    We hired Kristin to help us with two projects. First she came over and helped me sort through our stuff prior to a move and then she helped me move into a new house. Kristin was efficient, kind and professional. She worked hard, never lost her cool and was really flexible in terms of my needs. She came prepared--brought with her kitchen organizers, boxes and packing tape. I highly recommend Kristin!!
  • Ana C. Apr 22, 2015
    Kristin is SUPERB at what she does. She helped me organize and finish unpacking after a year of still having things in boxes. She took a gigantic mess and created order. With her help I also got rid of an incredible amount of stuff that I can't believe I kept for so long. She took my storage area and my office and created order from complete chaos. I can not find things easily and my office, which is also an art studio, is now a functional space that is a pleasure to be in rather than a room to avoid. I have art supplies for drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting and canvasses to spare. She suggested that I keep only one painting medium and I think she was right. Now I have to decide. I may have her back to do my closets. It's so much easier to do with someone who is impartial and has such a logical way of thinking about things.
  • Colleen M. Apr 8, 2015
    Kristin came in and helped me organize my home office and craft room. She was always prepared--even with her hand truck and furniture sliders! She had great ideas for office furniture placement, how to get rid of unwanted furniture and suggested decorative office accessories! I loved how she picked up my order at the Container Store and was always sending me good ideas for more organization. She also introduced me to the Freedom Flier system which is a self purging file system so I now have a new way to organize and file all my business and personal papers! She has a different eye than me which was perfect! Her perspective was great and she could cut through the clutter that was holding me back! The best part was that she was fun to work with! We spent 4-5 sessions together and I am so happy and proud of our results! It's a delight to go into my office now!
  • Michelle L. Sep 18, 2014
    Kristin continues to impress me with new skills and resourcefulness each time she helps me in my 2 bdrm. apartment. After years of difficulty organizing the "stuff of my life", I made an agreement with myself to hire someone. I spoke with several people and Kristin stood out to me. She is always friendly and punctual whether it be by email, phone or in person. She has several years of experience and knows what it takes to get the job done. Her always-affirmative approach toward organizing encourages me to notice and improve on my own patterns and develop new skills to help myself. Kristin always finds the most effective way to get the job done and she always goes above and beyond, knowing that organization of my home allows me a greater sense of inner peace and improved concentration. Kristin helped me to organize my kitchen, bathrooms, living room, bedrooms, and closets, even purchasing bins and baskets to help organize the cupboards (much easier to find items now!) She also helped me move a few pieces of furniture in order to make the areas more functional following feng shui. I just can't say enough to describe how great it is to work with Kristin. She has made a great deal of difference in my life and is a total gem!!! I definitely want to continue working with Kristin so I can become more capable in the challenged areas of my highly scheduled life.
  • Chris H. Aug 21, 2014
    Kristin helped me get my life back. I have a nice house, but it was such a disorganized mess that it was making me miserable. I had tried to get organized, but all the organizing "stuff" I bought, as well all my other stuff, only added to the clutter. I'm good at a lot of things, but organizing a home is not one of them, and I literally did not know what to do. So I turned to the Internet. I looked at Yelp. Kristin had great reviews, so I called her. She came over on a Saturday and spend the day restoring order to my home. I was so discouraged with my house that I just hid in my bedroom while Kristin did her magic. When I came out, it was like a weight been lifted off my shoulders, the sunshine through the clouds. LOL. Kristin took away all the Amazon boxes that had been piling up. She set up systems so that I could do things efficiently and logically--a place to put incoming mail, a place to put groceries, everything for making tea and coffee put together in the same location, etc. I have a lot of hobbies, and little bits and pieces of them were scattered all over the house. Kristin managed to gather, sort and organize all of them. Amazing. I was a little hesitant to hire an organizer because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find my things if somebody moved them. That ended up not being an issue at all, just the opposite. Now, if I want to find something and I don't know where it is, all I have to do is say, "Well, where is the logical place for it?" And there it is. Much better than my old method of trying to remember, searching the house, and then going out and buying a duplicate because I couldn't find what I needed. The best thing is now that my place is organized, I feel much more motivated and capable of keeping it this way on my own. I feel more serene now, and, my life is just, well, better. LOL. Highly recommended.
  • Marco Z. Jun 1, 2014
    Closet Organizing
    Verified Review
    Kristin was great. She was great at communicating with me before our appointment, and very professional once she arrived. She walked through our apartment with my wife and I to assess our needs, ultimately helping us think through a better closet solution. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kristin.

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I charge an hourly rate of $100/hr (with a 3 hour minimum) I offer two discounted packages: 12 hr package for 10% off ($90/hr) - $1080 total and a 24 hour package for 20% off ($80/hr) - $1920 total
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