Case Studies + Praise
Project Manager - Bondi/US
I am an Australian living in California, an enormous ocean away from my mother’s apartment that needed a clearing after her death. It was recommended to me I should find one in Australia who had is certified by the Australian Association Professional Organisers’. I had Karen recommended to me by another AAPO member as someone who was reliable and competent. It is such a relief. I have tears in my eyes. I am so grateful.
Vanessa Grice, Mother - Collaroy
I hesitated to ask for help, however, Karen was exactly the person I needed. To finally rid myself of stress and clutter far outweighed the cost of the service.
I found Karen to be caring and non-judgmental throughout the process. I feel uplifted and my husband is impressed and so happy for me. I can’t thank Karen enough for her support, inspiration and service.
…our garage is now halfway empty.
After my grandfather passed away my family had the impossible task of cleaning out and finding a house and garage full of stuff. My family was at a standstill because a lot of the stuff had sentimental value to one or two family members. Karen was enough to get us started, our garage is now halfway empty. Before I knew it we were actually making progress. Karen made the process so much easier as well as being a great helping hand.
Sophie Mark, Sutherland Shire
…what we achieved in 6 hours what I have been unable to do in years.
I would like to thank you for the work that you did with me and my children to de-clutter their bedroom. With my son going to high school next year and my daughter holding on to things that she never plays with, they had accumulated so many toys that I didn’t know where to start, to my relief, what we achieved in 6 hours what I have been unable to do in years.
Jennine Sutton, Mother of 3, Concord
Retreat Co-ordinator , Centre for Spiritual Learning (Garden Village - Leura)
I have known Karen Perkins for more almost 20 years. Karen is a most creative and innovative person. Her gift for saving time and orderliness is evident through her volunteer work in our office, where everything Karen does is orderly and easy to find.
I have always found Karen to be helpful and caring with people. She has a very good understanding of character and can accurately judge each person’s needs. I highly encourage anyone who may be considering re-organising their office or home to call Karen. You will be very happy with her warm and caring attitude and her expertise in decluttering.
Registered Nurse and Health Practitioner
I found Karen’s guidance very helpful and practical. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get started. Karen remained calm, respectful and nonjudgmental and I am especially motivated to overcome my habits of procrastination. “A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place” has become my motto!
...I feel so much better about my work-space and myself.
I appreciated Karen’s manner of advising me. She listened to me expressing my needs before she offered alternative ways to achieve my goals. This applied to my workplace and equally to my personal living space. Her advice was practical, achievable and immensely helpful. It will save me a lot of time, I feel so much better about my work-space and myself.
Fr Tony O’Brien, Randwick Catholic Parish
…best of all she delivered results we needed.
.Karen was responsive and helpful throughout the whole process with the piles of paper. And, best of all she delivered results we needed for our quality certification.
.Marcus Khan, Managing Director – HK Calibration Technologies
Mother - North Sydney
Thank you so much for helping me sort through 10 years of clutter. Having you there kept me focused. I couldn’t have worked through it all on my own. It’s my great pleasure to recommend her.
Papers and office organised
Mary is someone who is creative. Her office/study is very important to her because it’s where she files her important papers – but she just doesn’t have the time or motivation to make sure that everything is in order.
There are paper piles that need to be sorted and organised. She also has knick-knacks and other things that have cluttered up her workspace. She’d like to be able to enjoy office and find important items, but she needs help!
The professional organising service will help Mary organise her office and life by creating files for important papers, and by having her decide what papers to bin and what papers that need to be saved. The service will help her set up a file for bills along with a calendar with all the important dates on it.
Decluttering the Home to Simplify Life
Suzie is a professional who finds that when she’s home, she’d rather relax and enjoy her time instead of working to clean her house. As a result, there is clutter everywhere. She tries to stay on top of it, but she really doesn’t have very much time, and her home is too small to keep clean easily. She has things piled up from her education, her family life, and from her professional life, and she needs to figure out a way to cut back on the clutter and make sure that things can stay organised from here on out. It is hard for her to find time to deal with the clutter, so she lets it pile up until it gets to the point where she absolutely has to declutter in order to get back to living her life.
The professional organising service will take her through a decluttering process and help her to put everything into its place. If the clutter is a result of things not having a place to go or be put away in, the service will help her by creating spots for things to go. When everything has a place, it will be harder for clutter to build up. The service will also help her create an area of her home that is meant for clutter organisation, so that when she is busy she can do a little bit of picking up and spend a little bit of time, and get rid of the clutter before it becomes a major problem. The service will also help her develop good habits about clutter and help her to not lead a cluttered lifestyle.
Declutter Case Study - Treasures
I have helped my clients discover hidden treasure in their clutter worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars!
Case Study 1: As we emptied out a number of drawers in my client’s kitchen I discovered a hidden drawer. My client didn’t even know it was there! It had over $10,000 cash.
Case Study 2: We were going through piles of papers in a client’s home office when we came across a health REFUND cheque. It was for over $2,000.
Case Study 3: As we sorted through the spare room, we discovered a Gift Card for $250 for a local retailer. It was due to expire in less than a month when we found it.