Services

Life Organized.

Expert Assistance

Barbara and her team offer expert assistance in the following areas…

De-cluttering and Purging

Barbara will examine your habits and behaviors that lead to the accumulation of clutter and help you determine which items can and should be discarded. Papers are put in files, like items are grouped together, loose items are stored in containers, and containers are put on shelves. By identifying a place for everything, Barbara will ensure that you maintain a clutter free lifestyle

Space Planning

An important step in becoming more organized is ensuring that your possessions can be put away properly. Through the use of clever storage maximization principles, Barbara will find storage space that you never knew you had. She will design built-in units, rework closets, and select and place furniture that’s aesthetically pleasing and practical. Barbara will also work with your architect, decorator, and/or contractor to make storage a priority when making renovations to your home or office.

Closet Design

Barbara will make sure the design of your closets is consistent with what will be stored in them. By having you complete a detailed inventory of your clothing and possessions, she can ensure that your closets are highly functional and attractive.

Kitchen Organizing

Not only will Barbara organize your kitchen with respect to function and form, but through her partnership with Lara Metz, Registered Dietitian, your kitchen can become the hub of a healthy home. Together, Barbara and Lara will edit your kitchen, eliminate unhealthy food and unnecessary kitchen clutter and leave you with a newly stocked, highly organized space to gather with family and friends. In addition to recipes, organizing tips, and a streamlined space, your whole family will enjoy a kitchen makeover that pleases every palate.

Paper Management

Barbara will teach you how to minimize the paper that appears in your home on a daily basis. Catalogs are discarded, and magazine and newspaper subscriptions are pared down to what is read regularly. Children’s school projects, receipts, insurance submissions, financial statements, and photos are all addressed so you’re left with a filing system tailored to your family’s needs.

Digital Decluttering

Our society’s expectation of 24/7 connectivity translates into massive amounts of information being transmitted digitally. Barbara works with you to organize the information you’re storing on your computer and phone so that you can access what you need, when you need it, efficiently and effectively.

Time Management & Efficiency

Barbara will assess how you’re spending your time in relationship to what you need to accomplish.  She’ll create a personal action plan that identifies those behaviors that will help you optimize your efficiency.

Organizing for Academic Success

Barbara will work with your child to develop an infrastructure for organizing class notes and homework, and then a process for maintaining order. Special emphasis is placed on planning ahead and budgeting time. When appropriate, Barbara speaks with teachers and/or therapists to clarify how home organization is part of a broader plan for your child’s academic success.

Apartment Staging

Whereas other apartment stagers simply put all possessions in storage, and then rent furniture and accessories, Barbara works with her clients to discard unnecessary items prior to the move instead of investing in their storage and transport to a new home. When possible, the client’s existing furniture and accessories are used in the staging process.

Household Scheduling, Management, & Staff Training

Even with household help, busy individuals may still feel overwhelmed. Barbara will assist you in identifying what type of household help will be most beneficial, and then she will train your housekeeper/childcare provider to ensure a well-run household. Through more efficient management of a household, clients often find that they need less, not more help.

Speaking Engagments

Barbara is available to speak at your upcoming events, meetings, or conferences.  A wide range of topics are offered and can be customized based on your needs.  Sample topics include: Organizing Your Home Like a Pro, Organizing Your Child for Academic Success, Why Organization Leads to Business Success, Time Management Strategies, and Staying Sane in a World of 24/7 Connectivity.