7. Sarasota Home Organizer
- 4 years in business
- 4 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Sarasota, FL
"Having ADD, which for me means difficulty tackling tasks requiring organization, my home office was a giant jumbled mess. While I have wonderful office furniture it was covered with stuff so no clear working surface. My brain could not see an approach to clearing the clutter. Tried unsuccessfully many times and things always seemed to get worse.
Elizabeth and I volunteered together at a local non profit, so I knew her. She'd been the chair for 2 large and very successful fundraisers for SMART. She was doing the first ones ever done for SMART which means she had not one 'cheat sheet' no notes or pattern from a former chairperson. She could handle my office after doing those!
The minute I saw her posting on FB about this new business of hers, my first thought was how fast could I get ahold of her to get started!
We began slowly with assessing 'where I wanted to go', how I deeply organized did I wish to become. When Elizabeth didn't back out of my office I breathed a sigh of relief! She and I tackled one area at a time in 3 hours windows. PERFECT FOR ME! If memory serves me correctly we had 3 or 4 sessions.
When the 'big pieces' were gone we discussed the best filing method to keep me on track. As a matter of point, I should say those 'big pieces' ended up being 44 lbs of documents needing shredding - thank heavens for Staples!
In my opinion, the session setting up the filing system was crucial. Quite literally piece by piece of paper we determined where each item would go making it easy for me to keep it up in the future. The files had to make sense to me for me to even begin to keep it up! Elizabeth and I worked through all of it.
With my new filing system in place, old documents removed and destroyed I am good to go. Now when papers, mail, documents come I have a place for them. Most importantly, I have kept my office immaculate for 2 months now!
Elizabeth & I worked out appointment times easily and also, just as importantly, the length of those appointments. Too long is not good!
She has a wonderful way of breaking down what was to me an overwhelming gianormous project into smaller more manageable tasks And to say she's easy to work with is an understatement.
From start to finish Elizabeth performed beyond my expectations!"