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Organizing O H's basement
Organizing Mike's Basement
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Type of home organizing service
Removal of unwanted items,
Maureen did a great job giving us the motivation to empty out and organize the last of our moving boxes. She offered great, practical suggestions on where to put things so that they would stay organized long after she left our home.Jan 4, 2017Verified
It is hard to know where to begin describing this talented, motivated, and inventive woman---known to her clients as "The Organizing Diva." In our family we simply shortened her title to the, "OD." She came into our life during a big move, when we were combining two chaotic households into one standard, city condo. I worked with her in 3 hour time blocks for two weeks until our house started to feel a like home. I now find myself enjoying my space for the first time in years--not to mention all the time we are saving because now we can actually find everything we need with such ease. I hope to maintain my house now independently but, I will certainly use the Diva for other projects, moves, or parties (which is another one of her hidden talents). Areas I feel the Diva particularly excels in: 1. Expertise in what to purge, how to purge (in other words best ways to recycle, donate, or sell you unwanted items), and just as important what to repurpose! 2. Making your space fit your lifestyle--she gets to know you, your routines, habits, and problem areas and builds the organizing system around YOUR needs. 3. Authority on ALL storage resources, specialized containers/systems, and best practice for keeping items in top condition (the "OD" recommended multiple products that have streamlined, preserved, & organized our most cluttered spaces). 4. The "OD" is personable, easy to be with, and sensitive to emotional or personal situations--she tries to help you "keep the memories but let go of all the crap" that is my quote but it was inspired by the "OD's" wisdom. 5. Everyday the "OD" came prepared with the necessary tools, equipment, and example products for the jobs we were tackling that day. I never would have guessed that we would have needed random items on hand like: WD-40, stud finder, jumbo zip lock bags (that I didn't know existed), and lots of containers to corral like items together (so simple but works really well). She was always prepared with a plan A and a plan B, C, D and so on). 6. The "OD" knows how to host & throw a rockin' party too! She was able to advise/suggest what entertaining pieces should be kept, what to give away/repurpose, and how/where to store in your home. The "OD" also made fabulous cocktail & meal suggestions! Total unexpected **BONUS** If you are struggling with organization contact the "OD" immediately. Be open and try her suggestions. Trust me, they work. And let's be honest, your system isn't working or your wouldn't be looking for help here. Good luck in life and Diva corralling!!Jul 1, 2017
I highly recommend Maureen as a professional organizer. We have conquered a chaotic office, attic and two basements together. Not only can she organize and clear an area, but she is thoughtful about where unwanted items are going. She is very professional, friendly and will keep you on track during the challenging task of untangling your life.Oct 24, 2017VerifiedAsk The Organizing Diva's reply
thank you Liza for your kind words. It's a pleasure working with you.
Maureen was a pro and got me organized in a quick amount of time. Highly recommended!Mar 12, 2017Verified
Maureen has been terrific at helping me organize my office and my closet. She is great to work with, very focused on the necessary tasks, without any judgment. It has been a pleasure to work with her and I intend to use her services for additional projects.Jan 11, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system varies depending on the project. Sometimes I hire an assistant to speed up the process if there is a deadline.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?How I work: The 5 Step Organizing Program 1. I will determine the client’s needs by listening to them and answering questions with a free phone intake session. I clarify the client’s goals, vision and direction. 2. I then help the client create and strategize their actions steps to achieve these goals. I e can also jump right in with the action steps and work side-by-side to accomplish the tasks. 3. I e provide coaching to find out where the client’s roadblocks are and help them become aware and overcome them. I consult and help upgrade the client’s skills so that they will achieve and maintain their goals. 4. I help the client optimize their environment, by suggesting tools and systems to achieve their organizing goals. We also help with organizational design of the client’s space. I pride myself in being able to offer solutions that are more than just neat and tidy, but also aesthetically beautiful. 5. I help the client master their psychology by helping them with their limiting beliefs and emotional blockages.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Being personally super organized but that isn't really enough. I also have a BS in Psychology from Tufts University. I have started 3 successful businesses that require attention to detail. I have worked in the hospitality industry for decades which requires being organized, having the ability to do physical work and having outrageous customer service skills.