Declutter. Organize. Simplify.
Creating space in your home and life.
“Busy people will benefit from this! Appropriate suggestions based on the amount of time.”
Space: Baby Room and Kitchen
I was nervous to show Leah the messiest parts of my home and thus myself. But she quickly made me feel at ease. She doesn't seem to see mess - she sees opportunity.
I had been putting off organizing two spaces in my home because they seemed too big... Leah made the most appropriate suggestions based on the amount of time I was able to spend working on this. She also broke down my goals into smaller manageable tasks.
Leah was very thoughtful in her suggestions to rearrange things, or consider getting rid of things. She saw the forest through the trees.
Absolutely recommend these services - I like that she made suggestions for me to work on things before or between sessions to get a head start. She didn't try to maximize the amount of 'billable hours' with me. She is very professional while also being kind.
Also, busy people will benefit from this! Leah is super efficient with time and she hauls the stuff away that they don't want. That is always a huge pain in the butt, especially in a city where not everyone has a car and not all your crap will fit into one of those mailbox donation things. :)
Leah’s training as a counselor helps with this work too. She is patient, empathetic, and good at helping others set and achieve goals. She actively listened to my concerns - really excuses - and offered her ideas. She never criticized or made me feel ashamed of the state of my home. I appreciated that.
Leah seems to experience genuine happiness at helping people organize their homes.
Cara Chae. Clinical Counselor. Chicago, IL
"I don’t have to hold everything in my mind anymore - I now have a system to organize"
I recommend Leah’s organization sessions for anyone who is new to their career or hasn't learned these types of skills yet. I truly feel that they have changed my life. I don’t have to hold everything in my mind anymore - I now have a system to organize my schedule, papers and work tasks.
I felt that Leah was able to match my pace. I was previously worried or had worked with people that went too fast for my comfort. This would make me feel uncomfortable and hesitant to ask for things to be repeated. I didn't feel this in my sessions with Leah - she was very patient, made me feel confident and that I could make the changes I needed to organize my work life.
Leah helped me learn how to break tasks down in a more manageable way, which really changed everything for me. She also helped me transfer the skills I learned to apply in my work to other parts of my life.
Aaron Petersen. Social Worker. Evanston, IL
“Super helpful to have someone (in a helpful and encouraging way) help you reorganize and de-clutter your stuff. It can be overwhelming on your own.”
Space: Bedroom, Closet, Decorating post-move
We were able to clean out my closet and get things out that I should have parted with long ago. Also- I really enjoyed decorating my apartment with Leah and getting her feedback on where things would go based on what kind of look I was going for.
Leah is very calming through the process and helps alleviate any anxieties that come up about getting rid of things. It was a very smooth process and she was very patient in listening to my thought process.
I recommend her all the time to people, even clients that I see in my work. I think its super helpful to have someone (in a helpful and encouraging way) help you reorganize and de-clutter your stuff. It can be overwhelming on your own.
Leah’s clinical skills really help make the process so easy, she takes her time to listen to people and really hear what the person wants.
Fariha Newaz. Clinical Counselor. Chicago, IL
“With the free consultation and estimate, I knew exactly what I was going to get and how long it would take before I even committed. This is great for anyone feeling overwhelmed by their stuff or lack of systems.”
Space: Kitchen and Pantry
I'm always a little hesitant to hire people for services when they are open-ended because I don't know how much money I'll end up spending in the end to get the result I want. However, Leah provided a free consultation and estimate for her organizational service, so I knew exactly what I was going to get and how long it would take before I even committed.
We cleaned up and organized my pantry and made it so much more usable...My pantry had become kind of a catch all for food, work stuff, and appliances. Leah helped me re-do the whole space systematically in less than 2 hours.
I loved having a clear outline of what I was going to get and how we were going to get there. Also I LOVE that Leah’s process didn't require me to buy any equipment or tools. We worked with what I already had.
I was motivated to keep my pantry organized and move on to other rooms! I realized that I was holding on to a lot of stuff that I didn't really need too.
I think anyone feeling overwhelmed by their stuff or lack of systems would love working with you. Particularly anyone who has a challenging or cramped space.
Leah totally approaches organizing with her counselor mindset! I felt so taken care of, and I loved that she could predict what I'd be thinking and feeling and could relax me. Since this organization process was a team effort - it was so nice to work with someone who was both kind and fun too.
Alia Dalal. Health & Wellness Chef (www.aliadalal.com). Chicago, IL
"My expectations were met and exceeded! I used to cringe when opening my closet door and now I smile!"
Space: Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Closets
I didn't know what to expect when we started. I wanted to declutter and reorganize my living space; however, I was overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. I felt like I didn't know where to start! I tried and failed many times to get started on my own.
And honestly, I was worried that I would be embarrassed. I'd lived in my apartment for many years and accumulated so much stuff! Could I open the "junk" drawer or the scarily full closet in front of another person and go through everything?
Leah allayed all of my fears and once we got started, I never gave it a second thought. She really took the time to listen to me and understand my goals. She kept me motivated and focused throughout the process. I saw progress at the end of each appointment.
Leah has a non-judgmental attitude and is efficient and very patient. She also has a great sense of humor, which I appreciated. Her range of services makes it so easy to complete a project. She helped me move items from my "maybe one day" list to "done."
My expectations were met and exceeded! I used to cringe when opening my closet door and now I smile! I love my organized drawers and closets. I enjoy my time in my home more, not only because it is tidy, but also because there is an inner calm and clarity that I feel whenever I walk in the door. Other people have commented on that, too.
I would absolutely recommend all of Leah’s services. Not only did she help me de-clutter and then re-organize my things, but she also helped me resell and donate items I didn't need anymore. Bonus!
Therese G. Pilates Instructor & Social Worker. Chicago, IL