Lynne and I began working together in 2007. I worked part time in my own business, had three school age children and was going through a divorce. Our work was three fold: going through my house of 15 years to de-clutter and pack, unpacking and setting up organized systems in the new house, and helping me maintain and refine them over the years. I had to organize my house enough to get rid of stuff and pack such that some would go to goodwill, some would go to my new house and some to my ex-husband’s house. It felt like an overwhelming project looming ahead of me that left me paralyzed. My lucky angel was smiling on me as I saw an advertisement Lynn had placed. We spoke on the phone and I got a very good vibe. And, as they say, 7 years later, the rest is history!
Lynne has a lovely way about her – very calm and light, yet assertive and kind. She never makes me feel silly for saving the gum wrappers from 9th grade that have special meaning for me! She has opinions, but walks the very delicate line between being too controlling. She is able to move at the client’s pace. I am a shoe collector – always looking for the perfect miracle comfort shoe. Some sit and gather dust over the years. Lynne is able to gently, a little at a time, encourage me to donate shoes that I haven’t worn in a year. The remaining ones are categorized and organized.
Lynne adjusts her vision for a client to THEIR needs, not hers. She understands that I am not someone who needs a spotless counter and zero clutter around. I just need systems for knowing where to find things amidst my stuff. It amazed me that once she worked with me, room by room, in my new house, we were able to have systems in place (batteries go here, outgoing mail here, stamps here, aspirin here) so that everything had a place. She was even able to work with my three teens on their rooms. The other part of success has to do with not keeping So much stuff around (I may need that one day – really I may) that it is impossible to have a place for everything. Lynne has been very good suggesting what things I should keep, what I can store and what is ready to be given away or disposed of. She is a creative thinker with excellent problem solving skills.
I used to have a mountain of bills/paperwork perpetually on my desk which I would eventually try to dig though. I would often encounter late charges, missing bills, missed opportunities in the pile. Lynne has paid for herself over and over. Having a monthly appointment (she is very flexible with time scheduling) with her now in our “maintenance” phase, nothing gets that far behind. I feel a sense of control.
In addition to her natural demeanor – calm, kind and assertive, Lynne has availed herself of great educational programs and conferences the professional organizing field has to offer. I would argue that many many people could attend a million such instructional conferences, but without the right interpersonal talent and humor, would not be successful at helping clients succeed.”