My Space Reclaimed, LLC
My Space Reclaimed, LLC

My Space Reclaimed, LLC

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Introduction: Hey there! I am Maristella Bertram. Organizing is my passion, but I understand if it’s not yours. I am here to help. I invite you to imagine the many possibilities your home holds. Many reasons bring clutter and disorganization into our lives. No matter what those reasons might be, I can show you the way out. Organization, cleanliness, energy balance, and design are the four dimensions to reclaim your space. These four dimensions build upon each other to create a home that helps you live your best life and attain your goals. Organization happens to be the foundation upon which everything else occurs. Regardless of your dwelling circumstances, paying attention to these four aspects in your space is how you make a home truly and uniquely yours. A home that is in alignment with you, supports your efforts and goals and becomes a true refuge from the stress of everyday life. You might start seeing life in a different way. Enjoy the flow, the bliss, and the power that comes with a home that nourishes and delights you. This is a home you do not want to leave. I invite you to fall in love with your home again. We can't wait to show you the home you never knew you had!
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Hired 51 times

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1 employee

8 years in business

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Ara M.
Apr 27, 2021
This was my first time working with a professional organizer and I must say I have been missing out...my whole life OR Maristella simply spoiled me! It was definitely an unexplainable experience working with Maristella. While my interests were in having pinterest type of organization around my home, I was more interested in learning and gaining efficiencies when it came to running a household with demands of parenting and being a "wifey". Maristella came in and taught me systems. She showed me how I was getting in my own way as I became a slave to laundry, kitchen, etc. With her systems in place, I now have 3 hours back each evening where I CHOOSE how to spend it and it's surely not spent cleaning because of her systems. My children are becoming more self sufficient. They were eager to learn and keep up with the new way of life. My husband even respects the amount of time, effort and money spent to get to this point and he does all that he can to ensure we are all operating harmoniously in our new ways of life. Thank you to Maristella and her team.
My Space Reclaimed, LLC's reply
I love your enthusiasm and energy and your willingness to learn and implement solutions. Thanks for the kind words and for the opportunity to work with you and your family.
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Tangie P.
Jun 27, 2020
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Highly recommend Maristella. My office looks amazing and the experience was great. Super knowledgeable about home organization and very detail oriented.

Details: Space planning • Closets • In-home office • Less than 500 sq ft • Very unorganized

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It was my pleasure working with you in your home office. Thank you for taking the time to review me. I really appreciate it.
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Rod S.
Nov 19, 2019
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Maristella’s business is called “My Space Reclaimed.” This is EXACTLY what she delivers. But she also could have named her company “My LIFE Reclaimed,” for she does not simply “organize” your home and belongings; she provides holistic, comprehensive systems and methodologies to improve your day to day household management and enhance your life. My photos fail to show the horror of “before” and do not begin to do justice to the final product. I am limited to only 4 pictures. 😳 Thank You, Maristella! 😊🙏 My house is now a home, a place that feels like a resort. She listens to the customer, quickly understands their organizational priorities, and lifestyle desires ... and then provides customized solutions to help achieve those goals. This includes assistance with simplifying, minimizing, and organization of every room, every closet, every drawer, and every cupboard. She takes the extra step to actually go purchase the necessary storage devices that meet your specific tastes and decor, and then applies proven strategies to improve your organizational. This is more than consulting and advice. She actually does all the necessary labor. I came home one day to see she moved massive items in my garage without any assistance from the customer. In Maristella, you get the real passion, expertise, and skill set that demonstrates her gifts at helping others “reclaim” their space and improve their lives. I will be bringing her back and recommend her company without reservation.

Details: Removal of unwanted items • Paper management • Storage advice • Closets • Bedrooms • Kitchen • In-home office • Bathrooms • Garage • 2,000 - 2,500 sq ft • Very unorganized

My Space Reclaimed, LLC's reply
Such a pleasure working with you! Thank you for offering me the chance to truly transform your space and simplify your life.
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Chevita P.
Sep 19, 2018
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As a wife and mom to a six year old and newborn she saved my marriage and sanity by organizing our brand new (unpacked but not organized) home in a brand new state. We miss Los Angeles but she made our Ft. Worth House feel like home!

Details: Moving preparation • Space planning • Paper management • Storage advice • Removal of unwanted items • Kitchen • Closets • Bedrooms • Bathrooms • Storage area • 2,500 - 3,000 sq ft • Very unorganized

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Tracy M.
Feb 27, 2017
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Maristella is an amazing home organizer. Not only is she very thorough and polished, but she has also made me feel comfortable at every turn. There has not been a moment when I have felt judged, and Maristella has kept the momentum high and gotten me excited about every aspect of our project. I feel more motivated to be organized than I ever have, and I am completely confident that I can maintain my results using the skills and organizational products that Maristella has shown me.
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Maybe Professional Organization services seem expensive due to the way these services are perceived. If you believe organization services will be needed on a recurrent basis (like cleaning services, for example) or do not require a specific level of expertise, the fees charged by Professional Organizers might seem high. Please know this is not a job that your cleaning company can or will do (at least not the way the work is supposed to be done). There is knowledge, experience, training, and certifications that justify the prices Professional Organizers charge for their services. Professional Organizers uncover the root cause(s) of disorganization or the obstacles impeding your progress in terms of organization. They develop systems to increase your efficiency and productivity while maximizing your space. They work with you to learn about your routines and habits to create systems that conform to your lifestyle and the way you learn, so those systems are easy to maintain once they are put in place. Engaging a Professional Organizer is an investment that can result in permanent changes to the way you live your life and the way you relate to your possessions and your space. It can have a profound impact on your mental and spiritual wellbeing. Oftentimes we invest substantial amounts of money changing floors, repainting the house, renovating the kitchen or bathroom. We expect these projects to be expensive, so we prepare for them and we don’t necessarily look for the cheapest provider around. We know a job poorly done can have dire consequences. We feel it is right to pay for these projects because we realize we can’t accomplish them ourselves and they will add permanent value to our home. This is how it is with professional organization. Furthermore, what would be the value of investing in expensive renovations when the space is cluttered and dysfunctional? Would you consider wearing expensive clothing to get ready for a very special event without showering first? It does not make much sense to invest in those expensive layers of improvement to our home without having a solid foundation to build upon first. Professional Organizers typically charge by the hour, and rates vary according to the Organizer’s experience, geographical area, and certifications. You may find that rates range from $50 to $300 per hour. If it still seems expensive to hire a Professional Organizer, consider what you pay per square foot for your home and think about the money you are throwing away by under-utilizing your home. Consider the cost of living in chaos and the time spent looking for all those things you need, the money spent buying duplicates of what you know you have, but can’t find. Consider the strain the chaos places on your peace and your relationships. We spend so much money on unnecessary things! Doesn’t it make sense to invest in organizing our space? This is a decision that should not be based on price alone. Hiring a Professional Organizer is a brave decision. This person will be working with you in very close proximity and the ride will yield emotional and physical surprises you might not have imagined. You need to make sure you are hiring someone with the right credentials and expertise. You need to feel comfortable with that person. It is a shame the Professional Organization industry is an unregulated one. This might change in the near future, though. In the meantime, there is a voluntary certification that organizers can achieve. A professional Organizer can become a Board-Certified Professional Organizer (CPO). Always look for a Professional Organizer with the right skill set for your project and with the best credentials!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Discovery Call and Project Assessment The process starts with a “Discovery Call” that lasts approximately 40 minutes. This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. This meeting helps the organizer and the client determine if they are right for each other and provides the organizer with a good project background. During this meeting, the client’s goals, timeline, and budget are discussed. Based on the client’s needs, the organizer will recommend the service level that will get the job done. The client will receive an agreement by email. When the agreement is signed and the corresponding fees have been paid, the project is placed on the calendar. Organizing Sessions When the client engages My Space Reclaimed in the completion of a project, the work is customized to the individual needs of the client and space. However, at the core of a hands-on organizing process, the following steps are always followed: Sort & Purge – Everything in the project area is evaluated and sorted. During this part of the process, decisions are made regarding what stays and what goes. We will help the client decide what to do with what is no longer wanted (discard, donate, recycle, resale). Allocation & Space Planning – Everything gets assigned a home (storage space). Systems and storage solutions are selected. Space is measured to ensure the solutions proposed will fit. Containers or solutions the client already has are considered first. If needed, alternatives are purchased with the client’s approval. Containerizing & Labeling – All items to be kept are placed in their proposed homes using the solutions repurposed or purchased. Everything gets labeled as specifically as needed. Maintenance Well implemented systems will be easy to maintain. However, even the best-laid plans and systems require adjustments. We are happy to schedule additional appointments to further enhance the client’s systems and space. Some clients benefit from scheduling recurrent quarterly appointments to swap out their seasonal wardrobe, handle seasonal décor organization, ensure their multiple projects are in check, or filing systems remain updated. These are good examples of maintenance appointments we can schedule for our clients. Space is Reclaimed! Home should be a space that supports who we are, propels us to be the best version of ourselves, and show up big in our own life. It should motivate us in the pursuit of our goals. Let’s enjoy an uncluttered, organized, designed home!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    *Masters in Business Administration (MBA) *Board Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) *Member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) *Residential Organizing Specialist (designation by NAPO) *Workplace Productivity Specialist (designation by NAPO) *Life Transitions Specialist (designation by NAPO) *Certified International Organizing Professional (AIOP) *International Stagger and ReDesigner Professional (ISRP) *Staging Design Professional - Expert Level (Staging Studio) *Advanced Feng Shui Design Professional (AFDP)

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