Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying About Organizer to the Rescue

 

from Marcy in Livermore (2004)...

"I recently bought my first home, a brand new condo, after living in the same apartment for 10 years. In preparation for the move, Connie encouraged me to make a fresh start and donate much of the stuff I'd hung onto for many years. When I took an honest look at my jammed closet and cupboards, I couldn't believe I'd wasted space, time, and energy on so many unused items! At my new place, Connie designed and installed my new closet systems. This tripled the storage capacity in each closet. Now it's easy for me to see all my clothes, shoes, etc. and nothing is crammed in like it used to be in my old apartment. She also installed a shelving system in the garage that holds a lot but doesn't get in my way. I'm the envy of all my new neighbors! Thanks Connie."

AND from Marcy (written in 2005, one year after her move in)...

"I decided to clean my closets and cupboards since I wanted to donate stuff before the end of the year.  I knew I didn't have a lot to donate, because so much had been cleaned out last year. Let me tell you: I hate cleaning out my closets usually, but this year was sooooo easy.  I could see everything (clothes, shoes, kitchen items) because they weren't crammed in there. The shoes were out of the boxes on the nice little rack.  When I came to a box in the closet underneath the stairs or in the garage it took me just a second to know if I wanted to go through it because I knew what was in it. So very easy.  The whole thing--including going through my entire condo, writing down my donations and taking them to donate--took my no more than 2 hours!  I kept saying to myself "man, was Connie ever right about organizing" and "she did such a good job! 
 

Anyway, wanted to say thanks one year later on organizing my place.....it still is working for me."

AND from Marcy (written in 2013, after her move to her new home)...

"I lucked out in my timing and was able to purchase my dream home a couple months ago. The timeframes for the purchase of my new home, the move, and then the sale of my condo were really tight. I called Connie to help me with this huge project. She was there every step of the way to organize my move, get settled in my new house, and then help manage all the "get ready" tasks at my condo so it would be in great shape for the sale. There's no way I would have been able to do all this and still work at my 60 hour a week job. I'm happy to say that everything went as if we'd been planning it for a year! And my condo sold in just a day. I love the extra space in my new home and all the finishing touches Connie did there."

from Linda in Danville after her garage reorganization...

" You truly are an angel from heaven. And, I know that you came as a real answer to my prayers to complete a task that the very thought of had begun to immobilize me. I find myself opening cabinets just to relish the order within them.  That may sound silly but in reality it all helps to contribute to a feeling of  visible and measurable order in my life. I am so excited to see meaningful organizational structure coming into place in my home because of your wonderful talents. I really appreciate your organizational expertise plus you are a lovely lady to know.  I'm very grateful to you."     

from Carol F. in Fremont during her Phase 1 home project...

"Connie, have I told you recenty how much I appreciate you?  <smile>. Not only the help I get from you, but your non-judgmental, flexible attitude, the skills and resources you offer, your ability to keep me on track without making me feel stressed ... and in addition to all that, you're fun and good company.  Your emails and suggestions are great for keeping me focused and on track and looking ahead, and the  "homework" assignments that aren't overwhelming.

And, at the beginning of Carol's Phase 2 work...

"You are so prompt and efficient in putting my thoughts and dreams into a workable plan that works. Thanks so much for your guidance, support, contacts, efforts and, most of all, friendship and encouragement!"

from Helen Schmidt, CRS

People & Properties SOTHEBY'S International Realty Danville, CA

During the major clear out of a Danville estate (prior to staging and a very quick sale)...

“You are my lifesaver, and thanks for the fantastic job you are doing!  You are the BEST.  Your great informative emails are keeping everyone posted on the project progress.  And you have so much done already, which is thrilling.   I'm very happy with your arrangements and I love the way you run your business.  You really are our ANGEL. ”

And, after the major clear out of the Danville estate was completed...

“You have really worked hard for the family, and have done what is 'above and beyond' anyone’s expectations!  Connie, again . . this wouldn't have happened without you.  I am so pleased to know you, and so happy you did this estate clear out.  The family couldn't have been more pleased with everything. . . so, thanks to you . . you made us all shine!” 

from KLK, formerly of the Bay Area...

“I wanted to say thank you again for your help in getting the shop records and office organized. We were able to sell the shop and I have attempted to use the principles you shared while organizing my new home office.”

from Susan C. in Discovery Bay...

"Thank you so much for all of your help!  You were so encouraging and motivating.  I had a housekeeper come on Saturday morning and clean, the house looks wonderful!  My daughter came over on Saturday and we lit candles and watched movies..  It was the first time in a long time that I felt that peaceful in my own home.  I can't wait until we tackle the rest of the house! Thanks again. You are such a pleasure." 

AND (after our second appointment)...

"I wanted to thank you again.  You have made such a big difference in my life.  I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I feel like a huge weight has lifted.  I can't wait to finish the office, and the garage.  I'm so glad that I didn't cancel.  I just kept thinking, the first step is to show up, I did, and I'm so happy.

Looking forward to our next appointment."

from sisters Beth and Ann L. in Los Gatos after our session going through their late parents' items...

"Thank you SO much for all your help last week, and for the feedback and referrals. It made such a difference having you here, giving us pointers, keeping us on track and providing compassionate support along the way. Ann and I feel as though we finally have a good start on things, and a sense of direction. Hooray!"

from Nancy and Gordon, formerly of Castro Valley, after their cross-country move...

Dear Connie, Congratulations on your new endeavor with seniors.  Anyone who has you help them will be blessed by your encouragement and getting rid of so much stuff we didn't need anyway.  I can still see you looking at me and asking with your gentle smile, "Are you really going to use this?" or "You can't be sure this furniture is going to work in your new place and it will cost a fortune to move."  We have had so much fun with all of our new stuff.

from C.E. in Stockton on the total reorganization of her home..

"I am so thankful I found you! I was hesitant to have a stranger in my home and was concerned about my privacy. You put me at ease right away. I am so comfortable working with you on this huge task. I feel energized from all the progress we've made so far!"

AND (at the end of our work )...

"Thank you so much for going above and beyond the call of an organizer. You have made the biggest difference in my life. I feel like I have it back again. I cannot thank you enough."

AND (two years later)...

"Audited by the IRS! But not to worry. Thanks to Connie, all my tax records and receipts were well organized. I came through the audit with just one deduction disallowed. If my papers had not been organized, I can't imagine what a nightmare it would have been. Thanks Connie!"

from Marcia S. in Moraga after our one day redesign of two rooms....

"Thank you so much Connie!  What a wonderful experience!  You are very good at your job. It's so nice to know exactly what I need to do next.  My place already feels more like home than it has since I moved in. You are very welcome to use any of my comments on your website.  I would be honored to share this great experience with everyone!  I used to feel like I was walking in mud through all the clutter and now I feel like I can fly!  What a freeing experience and the time goes by so fast!  You are a pleasure to work with! You are amazing."

AND (after organizing her car interior and trunk at our second appointment)....

"I just wanted to thank you again for your help with organizing my car.What took only an hour with you would have taken me weeks on my own.Thanks for taking the emotion out of organization and replacing it with logical solutions. Now my trunk makes sense and it is so easy to find what I need!"

from Susan K, formerly of Oakland, about their recent move....

"I don't know what we would have done without Connie! She was there with us every step of the way. She provided several to-scale floorplans for each the rooms in our new house. Each drawing included icons of our furniture pieces (also to scale) so we could choose what furniture placement suited us best. These were high quality drawings done on some kind of software. They really looked professional! We knew, as the movers brought furniture pieces into the new house, just where they would go. She also project-managed our move, developing several To Do lists that were divided into logical categories so we could focus on each phase of the overall plan. These were extremely helpful to us and kept us on track. She also developed question lists for us to use as we interviewed realtors, moving companies, and contractors. During the move she was onsite to be the point of contact for the moving crew. She organized thousands of details and decisions. And each time we had to make decisions, she clarified for us the priorities and the implications. Her help kept our stress levels to a minimum. I can't thank her enough!"

from Susan and John C. in Danville....

"Thank you so much for all your hard work & great guidance.  You are a joy to work with!!"

from Kelly F. in Pleasanton on the initial contact and communication..

"I contacted about 12 different organizers in the area and Connie was the first to respond. Connie's initial e-mail response was very positive and personal. Then she continued to correspond with me via e-mail several times that day and I felt that we had already established a rapport after those e-mail communications. She was very candid and honest. Also, I was very eager to get started and she was able to meet with me that same week (even though it was just before Christmas). I have been very happy with the progress Connie and I have made in my home. She has been wonderful to work with and those early indications of her being an excellent communicator have held true. She is very responsive to my e-mails and phone calls."

from The Boyds in Danville...

"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did in organizing our garage prior to our move and for the outstanding job of locating the best and most reasonably priced company to install our new garage  wall to wall  cabinets. You designed them so that everything we moved fit into them, overseeing the entire installation including any electrical changes needed and even physically organizing them after the move. This was a massive job dealing with 15 years of documents stored in the garage along with the accumulated clutter and total disarray you encountered. As well as organizing, you also arranged for legal disposal of many items, shredding of 25 boxes of documents you went through that were no longer needed, dropping off charitable donations, arranging for sales of items etc., etc! You thought of everything! You even did hours of unpacking within the house after the movers were finished, organizing as you put things away. It was a great relief to be assisted in the organization of my office files and shredding arrangements as well. Your work was excellent, you were always available to us, had wonderful ideas, researched all costs, were always on time, extremely professional, and kept accurate records of everything for us for tax purposes. This was a difficult move for us requiring professional organization skills, expertise,and assistance. We feel we have a new friend, as well.We have recommended you to everyone we know, and we have some future projects for you us, as well."

from Carol O. in Pleasanton after her "Fresh Start" File Reorganization....

"It only took me 12 minutes to locate ALL the documents I needed for a new home loan. I think that's incredible! Anyone who has ever gone through the process of gathering all the documents for a home loan knows how stressful that can be. The peace of mind of having all my papers organized is priceless."

from Pat in the Tri-Valley after her Organizational Assessment session and receipt of her customized Action Plan...

"You have been a huge help! Even though I consider myself a truly efficient and organized person, the reality is that my workload made it impossible for me to stay on top of even the basics! Thanks for bringing me back to a comfort zone that enables me to continue to be creative and more productive. You are terrific to work with!"

from Carol K. in Livermore after her "Fresh Start" File Reorganization....

"I just wanted to thank you again for helping me. You're awesome. This is how I can tell the difference. It's the night before my cruise and USUALLY I am up all night packing, etc. But it is 9:15 PM and I am casually watching TV because everything is done. My bills are paid, washing done, bathrooms cleaned, ETC., ETC., ETC. I even got a disconnect notice from AT&T, but instead of double paying it, I looked in my "to be filed" file and found that I had already paid it five days ago. Wow. You don't know how awesome that feels. Who knows how many times I've double paid things because of my past "filing" system. I can't wait for the cruise. Thank you for helping me enjoy it even more!"

from D.M. in Newark...

"Connie showed me a whole new way of looking at my stuff. In just a few hours, my garage was so much better organized. I was afraid she would force me throw to away a lot of stuff, but instead she helped me think through the decisions to keep or not."

from Jean in Livermore...

"Thanks for all your help! I've been bragging about how good you are and how much you helped me. It's been great!"

from Sarah S. in Pleasanton...

"I had no idea until you started working how much my extra stuff was bothering me. Thanks so much! You are amazing!"

from Mike in San Ramon...

"Connie did a fantastic job in listening to my needs and frustrations and then designing a process to help me prioritize and track literally hundreds of items on a critical project for my company. She worked closely with me to tune the process and ensure that I was seeing the results I needed."

from Weston in San Leandro...

"You know those pile of papers you have? Well, no more! Connie has an excellent, inspiring approach that will cure your clutter and make you proud."

from RK in Oakland....

"After our session today, I just sat in my living room looking all around and enjoying all my beautiful things. I hadn't been able to even sit in the room or see my wonderful things for such a long time. I can really relax in this room now. Thanks Connie!"

from The Garza Family in Sacramento...

"We live in a charming older home. I thought I had a shortage of closets, but what I really had was an excess of stuff that we never used! In one short day, Connie and I went through three packed closets. The biggest closet now holds all the kids games, art supplies, and photo equipment and albums. She also helped me organize the kids clothes that I'm saving for my little one. Now I won't forget what's awaiting her in her next growth stage because all the clothes are sorted by size, boxed, and clearly labeled. We even freed up space in a large cupboard for some of my baby's toys. Now we're not tripping over toys that were previously spread all over the living room and her bedroom. Finally, at the end of our day, we had about 12 large bags of donation items for a local charity. Connie helped me log these donations for my IRS record. The items I donated made for a nice deduction at tax time. Working with Connie that day inspired me to work on other areas of the house on my own over the next week. The feeling of being able to open closet doors and see order and space is just wonderful!"

from Faith (Age 8 1/2) on her reorganized bedroom, closet, and drawers...

"She did a good job. I like all the special boxes and containers and drawer organizers. I can find all my stuff right away and my closet is not crowded anymore. When we were done, I got a surprise fuzzy rug for my floor."

from Carol Bush, Caregiver Program Coordinator for Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley after a presentation on "Organizing Tips for Family Caregivers" ...

"The organizational tips were timely for many and greatly appreciated by all that attended. The additional handout information they were able to take home was priceless. (She) tailored the information to all levels of caregiving and showed examples of suggestions that could be put to use immediately to help reduce the stress of locating important information at a moment's notice."

from M.B. in Danville...

"The highest level of professionalism I've seen in quite a while. Highly recommended!"

from the City of Fremont, Human Services Department, Aging and Family Services after a presentation on "Organizing Tips for Seniors"....

" Thank you again for a wonderful presentation. The seniors that I spoke with after your presentation were very pleased."

from Ellen Grossman, of the Circles of Care Support Group (City of Fremont) after a presentation on "Organizing Tips for Family Caregivers"...

"Thank you for your time and for putting on such a heart-felt and informative presentation at Circles of Care."

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