Time to dust off those old shoeboxes you have stashed under your bed and get ready to get organized. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, relocating can create the perfect moment to streamline your belongings before or after that moving van is in sight.
Keeping disorder at bay in this City by the Bay is essential since living space is often at a premium in San Francisco dwellings. Professional organizers are well adept to tackle even the seemingly insurmountable tasks for a party of one to a family of five. They’ll de-clutter those closets, systematize the kitchen, fashion a calming space in the baby’s room, and establish uniformity in the living room.
Lucy Milligan Wahl, Founder, LMW Edits
(415) 231-9856 | email@example.com
Lucy Milligan Wahl does double duty for her clients by not only helping them get organized, but by offering input about their personal style, both with their wardrobe and home design aesthetics. LMW Edits’ organizing services also utilize the latest in organizing trends, technology solutions, and service providers. Lucy is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) as well as its San Francisco Bay Area chapter.
(415) 269-9586 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Years of living in shared spaces shaped Andrea Wait’s expertise in managing the area within four walls and the possessions that exist inside. She takes a reduce/recycle approach to her work, and her team of organizers can assist in identifying organizational bottlenecks in re-arranging one’s life. Andrea’s clients appreciate her clear and direct views on how to best set up a home and maintain it.
As living spaces continue to shrink in major metro areas, Omni offers its San Francisco customers a twist on professional organizing and traditional storage options by bringing storage to the “item level”. And it’s all done through an iOS app. Reps from the company pick up your pre-designated articles, photograph, itemize, and catalog them. Your bike, suitcases, winter coats, books, framed artwork, etc. are then taken to a secure warehouse. The handy visuals act as “an extension of your closet,” according to the company. Your stuff is brought back to you on demand, and the customer only pays for the items you store without being charged for space like other storage facilities. Omni expects to have a web-based version go live in the second quarter 2016 along with expansion to the East Bay and beyond.
Christine Hsu, Christine the Organizer
(650) 550-0086 | email@example.com
San Francisco’s popularity with newcomers forces some SF wannabes to move south. That’s where Christine Hsu comes in. She’s been ranked No. 1 in Yelp’s “Best Professional Organizers in San Mateo” category, and she focuses on optimizing the use of one’s space and enhancing the overall look and feel for a more comfortable environment. Christine draws from her years of experience working in Asia, where space is at a premium and home organization is a must. Christine serves clients in Burlingame, Hillsborough, and San Mateo.
Debra Baida, Liberated Spaces
(415) 902-6327 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Baida is as green as they come. No, she’s not new to the industry. Her business, Liberated Spaces has been a San Francisco Green Business since 2008, the first organizing business to attain this designation. While Debra helps her clients with life transitions and residential simplifying, she puts a strong focus on environmentally conscious organizing. Her long-term relationships with various nonprofits and donation venues have made it easier for clients to let go of things that might otherwise have ended up in a landfill. Debra is a member of NAPO and a subscriber to Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
Chantale Bordonaro CPO®, CRTS™, Simplicity Source, Inc.
(310) 600-2601 | Chantale@SimplicitySource.com
Chantale Bordonaro and her company Simplicity Source, Inc., offer relocation and professional organizing services to individuals and small businesses. She’s been doing this since 2004, and she and her team provide organizing, consulting, and coaching to help clients manage their time, boost productivity, and maximize space and storage. They even offer inventory and digital archiving for documents, photos, paper, wine cellar, and comic book inventory management. The company services the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, and it’s earned the National Association of Senior Move Managers A+ accreditation.
Samantha Pregenzer, Simply Organized
With a degree in Human Services and Counseling, Samantha’s passion is working one-on-one with clients to get organized and, more importantly, learn how to stay organized. She specializes in individualized solutions and systems for families that de-clutter and simplify. She loves to make spaces not only organized but pretty, elegant and warm too. An active member of NAPO, she serves on the marketing committee for the local chapter of the organization.
Virginia Maddan, Comfortable Structure
(415) 868-5694 | Virginia@comfortablestructure.com
Not only will Virginia Maddan and Comfortable Structure organize your home or office, but she’ll also help you with time management, so you can get back some of those wasted weekend hours. She’s adept at figuring out where your time, energy, and money just goes poof and putting in place a plan to change that.
Rachel Siegel, Spruce Girls
Spruce founder, Rachel Siegel, wants to know if you have “ignored piles for so long they have their own zip codes?” Do you “spend more time managing your to-do list than crossing things off?” Do you “have multi-use rooms that aren’t useful at all?” Spruce specializes in home office, small-business, and household projects in the Bay Area. Forty-eight hours after meeting with you, Rachel will send a customized, written plan. Of course, dealing with people’s possessions is deeply personal, and Spruce says: “All of your secrets are safe with us.”
Tabatha Osborne, EcoBubba Organizing
Named after the owner’s dog, Bubba, EcoBubba strives to rid clients’ spaces of clutter while re-using his or her items to get organized and more efficient. Tabatha Osborne provides clients with a one-hour, on-site needs assessment plus photo documentation. She’ll either work alongside you or independently, depending on the project. EcoBubba also provides personal shopping for organizing items, removal and drop off of donation items (including tax receipt) and recyclables/e-waste. Tabatha’s a member of NAPO and Green America.