We lost control of the clutter in our house about 3 years ago and the thought of starting to organize our things was extremely overwhelming. I started working with Kristin with the goal of organizing our bedroom closets. Now 4 months later, she has touched most rooms in our home and we are sooo much lighter. I keep saying, “we have our home back” again. Everything is easier now — laundry, mail, grocery shopping — we know what we have and everything has a place! She even worked with the kids showing them how to organize their rooms. Thank you Kristin!!!!!
I always thought “Oh I don’t need a professional organizer, I can do it myself”. Well, no, I couldn’t. Buying containers and reading magazine articles does not get the job done! And add to that, having to drop everything to take care of ailing family members, then taking in all of the family memorabilia. I needed a professional’s help and guidance! Having Kristin in my home gave me a sense of control and calm that I was definitely not feeling with all those extra boxes in my home. She was able to help me let go of so much and in such a nonjudgmental way. I have to say that is one of the things that still stays with me even months after working with Kristin, she has a way of making you feel ok with it, no worries, nothing bothered her. Like I said, calm and in control. I highly recommend Kristin.
I can’t say enough about Kristin’s organizing skills and the huge impact she has had on my life. She helped me clear my clutter which in turn has cleared my mind. Not only did she help me sort and purge but she helped me to create ‘homes’ for all of our belongings.
Three years ago she came into my home and together we executed and created a plan. She put systems in place that were designed for how our family lives. To this day I remain organized and am able to stay that way even with the all of life’s changes that seem to constantly take place. Hiring Kristin was one of the smartest things I’ve done and I would recommend her without hesitation. You will see that your mind works faster and more efficiently when you have systems in your home that are designed for how you live. You will save time and money when you are truly organized and the peace of mind is priceless.
Working with Kristin was a pleasure. She was so accommodating and really took the time to understand my needs. Before Kristin transformed our large walk in closet, it not only looked terrible but was a source of stress. I couldn’t find anything and hated being in there. Now it’s my favorite room in the house! It’s so organized and everything has its place. I look forward to tackling more home projects with Kristin!.
I wish to highly recommend Kristin Van Dusen as a personal organizer . Kristin helped me to become “unstuck” in reorganizing a new office at work. After that project worked so well, I had Kristin spend time helping me to reorganize my entire house. I am not a messy person and I am generally organized, so friends laughed when I said I had hired a personal organizer. However, I would say that hiring Kristin was the best decision I made in a long time, given the rewards I reaped!
In both projects, I think Kristin’s most useful ability was helping me to think “outside the box” and to look with new eyes at my work and home spaces. We worked to design spaces that are organized, appropriate for my new lifestyle as mother of children moving out of the nest, and pretty. She recommended solutions to my most problematic areas – e.g, an organized space in my kitchen that serves as a “command center” for the family, hidden behind a door.
The solutions she suggested are working and also motivated me to define other problems and solve them on my own. Much of my work has involved a total “declutter” of my office and house of no longer needed or not much used objects.
She also suggested ways to make my living room look brighter and larger, as part of my buying new living room furniture. I can say that room is now a favorite! I am now very happy and content with my newly organized home and office.
In addition to Kristin’s great organizing skills, she has a wonderful personality that makes working with her a real pleasure. I wish I had other projects to work on with her!
Kristin has helped me on several occasions to get organized and to de-clutter my life! She is extremely easy to work with – she is a motivator and she gets things done. She also does not need lots of direction – she comes up with great ideas and executes. For example, after renovating my kitchen last fall she came over to my house and moved me back in. She decided where things needed to go and what items didn’t belong. She took the remaining items that didn’t “belong” and donated them to a charity or sold them on ebay. That was extremely helpful to get the unwanted items out of the house.
I highly recommend her for all your organizational needs.