This is the first time I have had any experience having help with my clutter. We are relocating after 33 years in this house. My daughter-in-law volunteered to help me by finding someone to help me attack this monstrous project. She looked up many organizers and then called and chatted with the ones that responded to her, (surprisingly not all responded). Lauren was her FIRST choice for me. She said that Lauren responded timely, asked the most relevant questions regarding the project, gave her information on how she works and seemed insightful to my situation.
33 years is a long time to collect and store paper, trinkets, cards, pictures, business records etc. We have been working 1-2 days a week for a little over a month now, and I am realize I could have opened a Christmas Store AND a card shop with all the excess I had in these areas. Before we started, I felt self-conscious about the status of my house and would not let anyone come over. Lauren has helped my clutter situation immensely, I am well on my way of being organized and MINIMAL. She has helped me MORE with my sense of self-worth. Lauren is always quick to point out how far I have come with my comfort level purging items I no longer need. When I started it would be "I guess I can give that up", she recently pointed out I am now saying "I don't need that anymore". After our first session of three hours, I have looked forward to getting this done-not dreading having to do it and I believe, it is the manner in which Lauren goes about assisting me and "how" she says things to me that brought about that change in my attitude.
She is always punctual, comes in with the items she has identified we will need to work smoothly (boxes, markers, tape etc) and not have to stop and look around to get. She has always been professional yet comfortable to talk with. She also is aware of many service providers to assist me with donating furniture (where they will pick-up), clothing, business equipment & furniture, moving and cleaning-up activities. She has given me names phone numbers to at least 8-10 providers, many I did not even know anyone did such a service!
Bottom line is my daughter-in-law was right Lauren has been perfect for me for so many reasons delineated above. I no longer feel embarrassed about the state my house had become--- it just happened while we were living and at times just trying to survive. Thank you Lauren!!!