Moving can be a major life disruptor. To ease your stress, it’s worth investing in a professional organizer to streamline the process once you arrive at your new place.
Philly’s metro area has a deep network of Certified Professional Organizers (CPO) and Certified Porfessional Coaches (CPC), particularly in the more moneyed regions of the Main Line and parts of South Jersey. Fortunately, they travel, and most initial consultations are free.
Born and raised in England, Janet moved to the United States in her early 20s, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. After living in five countries and moving to New York, she created Janet Bernstein Organizers in 2006 and built a substantial word-of-mouth clientele, then settled back in her college town two years later and founded the Organizing Professionals. She is a two-time Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly winner.
Daniel Loya of Spaces Transformed is a professional organizer with a specialty in organizing residential spaces and small offices. He holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology and is committed to empowering people he works with to be transformed from the inside-out by helping them to simplify their lives. He is also the Social Media Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).
Founder of Organizing, ETC, Ellen Treu Cohen specializes in finding solutions that are uniquely suited to each client. The former fine artist, calligrapher and interior designer offers services that range from accommodating disabilities to moving, downsizing, merging households, picking up the pieces after a loss or other life change.” The work I do with my clients meshes my right-brain artistic inclinations with my left-brain organizing instincts,” Cohen says. “That balance is reflected in a joyful appreciation for the optimal use of space and materials.”
The duo behind Joy in Your Space is mother and daughter Joy Effron and Kelly Galfand. In business in the Philadelphia area since 2007, their passion for helping people declutter their spaces grew from the belief that “organization is essential for a more productive life.” They create custom tailored systems to fit lifestyle and reduce stress, whether it’s a system for paperwork, preparing to move, shifting career paths or managing ‘stuff.’ The opening half-hour phone consult is free.
Phyllis Flood Knerr, the namesake of PFK Coach, is an organizer-coach who partners with her clients to create organizing systems that are in keeping with their personality, learning styles and aesthetic sensibilities. Then, she coaches them through the process of change to make those new systems become second nature. Phyllis is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and has also received extensive training as an ADHD Coach for Adults.
Annette Reyman, owner and operator of All Right Organizing and All Right Moves, is a professional organizer and productivity specialist. A Villanova graduate and member of NAPO & NAPW, she affirms that ‘organization’ has been the key for her meeting her own goals and enjoys helping others set up their own systems that work. Services include hands-on organizing, productivity consults and digital organizing. Reyman’s “Unpack & Organize” team can set up your new home as soon as your boxes are delivered.
In 2007, CPO Barbara Berman founded BB’s Clutter Solutions, taking “what comes naturally to me and [sharing] these skills with those who want to become and stay organized,” she says. “I bring a caring, patient, and non-judgmental attitude to every situation, and this approach helps to reduce stress and keep you motivated. The ultimate goal is to develop simple organizing systems so that my clients’ time and energy is freed-up for the activities they truly enjoy.”
Space to Spare founder Debbie Lillard is a recognized expert on home organizing, featured on national and local television shows and radio talk shows across the country. She has three published books written specifically for moms. Her organizing service includes, homes, offices, photos and move-ins. She is an active board member with NAPO.
Carrie Kauffman of Carrie’s Essential Services is an award winning Professional Organizer who works to organize and de-clutter homes on the Main Line and surrounding communities. She offers assistance with all areas of the home including kitchen, living room, playroom, bedrooms, office, basement and garage. Carrie also works with local businesses to develop and implement documentation, billing and file management. Her innovative approach introduces functional systems that work for your specific lifestyle.
The current President of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Ellen Faye’s areas of expertise include leadership development, managing time and tasks, streamlining systems, maximizing space and optimizing technology through a signature three-step process. Her company, Ellen Faye Organization, has been in business since 2001.