In this issue:
- Moving – Why You MUST De-Clutter First
- Water Cooler Rap – Managing Kids’ Hand-Me-Downs
- Ask the Organizer – Question & Response
In this issue:
As a thank you for signing up for Food Allergy Wellness and Cluttershrink’s mailing lists, I am sharing this basic supply list to help you set up or revise your organizational plan in your food allergy kitchen.
"Crystal is a dynamic individual who makes extraordinary inroads from the simplest of devices. I am an Advanced Practice Nurse who just could not de-clutter. Crystal found ways for me to become super-organized and keep all my handouts and educational material! In addition, she never throws anything out unless she asks permission first. I worked with Crystal in the past and welcomed her high energy and flawless memory back in my life. I even received another surprise with her reappearance -a totally clutter free environment in a very small room. Anytime I need an important document or file, I know exactly where to find it. She welcomes my input on systems that work best for me and my environment."
- Judith Bonaduce-Barrett, RN, MSN, C.
"Crystal - Last night was great. Thanks. I tackled a closet today and moved some things around that really weren't in the most efficient places. I can't wait to get more done, but I know it's baby steps for now."
- R.T., attended seminar Organizing Your Home - 15 Minutes a Day for Maintenance
"I really do love the attic! It has exceeded my expectations -- I never thought I would ever see it empty unless I were moving. Now it is a fully functioning room that I can use and enjoy. I was overwhelmed, and I could have never done it without you. Your hard work was the key to our success and, luckily for me, it came with unlimited patience and a wonderful sense of humor. I want you to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts and encouragement. You did a terrific job not only with your organizing abilities and boundless energy, but also with your "on air" performances. You should have your own show!! Thank you very much for everything. It truly was a pleasure working with you."
- Carol R., Human Resources Consultant, Business Owner
"I would like to thank Crystal for helping me put my life in order. Before I worked with Crystal, my office space was cramped, crowded, and overflowing with files. She not only helped me organize my work area but also showed me a new way of putting items in their correct places. I was so satisfied with her work at the office that I asked her to help me shape up my home life. She did a wonderful job! I am forever grateful for all her help. Thanks to Cluttershrink®, I am leading a happy, clutter free life!"
- Latiya L. Pullum,
You've been very helpful in helping us get better organized! Thanks so much."
- Kelly H.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for getting me organized!!! I have an enormous amount of paper that comes to my office and the paper was getting out of hand. The systems you put in place were easy to implement. I am "clutter free" and will stay that way. If I ever stray away again I will be sure to call you. I highly recommend Cluttershrink."
"Thank you again so much. You were a fabulous speaker and really gave us all great tips."
- G.K., attended seminar on home organization in January 2009
"Crystal is truly an organization goddess! I moved into a new office at work, but never had the chance to figure out where everything should go in my new space. In only a few hours, Crystal worked with me to figure out a personalized system that made the most sense for me....I was so pleased with the results that Crystal is now working with me at home and, in only one session, we have already gotten rid of many unnecessary things and cleared out badly needed storage space. I highly recommend her as a solution to anyone with problems organizing themselves at home, the office, or in life!"
- J. B., Program Manager
"After 35 years of collecting antiques and artwork Crystal was given the difficult task of finding appropriate homes for a variety of items and furniture. She managed a crew while they unloaded our storage facility which was filled with a house full of furniture and over 200 boxes, somehow uncovering the furniture and items we needed to sell or donate."
- Cluttershrink client
"Crystal's spreadsheet redesign has helped me tremendously to consolidate and organize my tracking for clients. Now I can easily go to one place to find all the information I need for my client reports. The color-coding has made it much simpler, visually, to get a quick idea of total numbers for reporting requirements. Overall, Crystal's spreadsheet re-organization has made my tracking more efficient, and I've been able to apply it to all clients!"
- C. Mauriello,
"I can't thank you enough, again for all of your help and more importantly patience. I think I am in better shape now especially since....I did the routine with you!"
- C.B., Philadelphia
"Crystal was terrific to work with. She has helped us to clear out the mess in our house. Our living room, dining room and kitchen are now clutter-free. Before Crystal helped us, we were unable to eat at our dining room table or sit with friends in the living room because of the mess. Now when I come home I can relax because everything is put away and the clutter is gone."
- E. Saulino, Research Analyst
"As soon as I spoke to Crystal on the phone I knew she was the girl for the job. Within minutes of our conversation she began making suggestions that would expedite several complicated tasks. Her enthusiasm exuded confidence and the relief I felt was made permanent by her professional consistent follow through. She was able to take charge of any given situation and if she didn't know the answer (which was rare) she wasted no time in finding it out and resolving the problem in a timely manner. She pointed out pitfalls and devised clever solutions that will stay with me forever."
- Jo, Professional Organization client
"As soon as I spoke to Crystal on the phone I knew she was the girl for the job. Within minutes of our conversation she began making suggestions that would expedite several complicated tasks. Her enthusiasm exuded confidence and the relief I felt was made permanent by her professional consistent follow through. She was able to take charge of any given situation and if she didn't know the answer (which was rare) she wasted no time in finding it out and resolving the problem in a timely manner. She pointed out pitfalls and devised clever solutions that will stay with me forever. "
- Client from New Hope, PA
Thank you Jennifer Gessner from Thirty-One for your donation of a Cool Case Thermal.