Life Changing Experience
On October 15, 2015, I sent an email to Jill @ Simply Organized, and the results of that initial email have changed my life. My best friend and I share an apartment in the North Hills. We both grew up in cluttered homes. Hence, we were sharing a cluttered apartment. We are not hoarders. We are two people with too much stuff. When you can’t find something because of owning too much stuff, you end up buying it again and again.
We first met with Jill on November 4. To be honest, I was the one who wanted to change our cluttered situation. I wanted to have a place that we could both be proud of. I didn’t want to be embarrassed if somebody came to our door. I wanted to be able to feel comfortable having guests.
My roommate, on the other hand, would’ve been happy had we not tried to change. She is very shy around people she doesn’t know well. She was hesitant to meet with Jill. We had our initial consultation in the evening so that we could both be there. My roommate felt much better because she really liked Jill. She still really didn’t believe that working with an organizer would really make a difference, but she was willing to try… for me.
The first time Jill came to our apartment, my roommate worked with her by herself because I was at work. Jill was still there when I came home from work. I was amazed at the progress they made. Jill organized our entry and linen closet, which went from a disorganized mess to something you would see in a magazine.
We soon learned how amazing this experience could be. Jill would place items to be donated as well as items to be recycled or placed in the dumpster in our hallway. So once it was out of our door, it was gone.
The second visit was special as well. We have two storage units in the basement of our apartment building. A good friend came to help my roommate and Jill in cleaning out the storage units. Jill made two trips to Goodwill that day, and our friend loaded up my roommate’s car for donations to a special organization that we both support. It’s a place called Free Store 15104 located in Braddock, PA. If somebody needs something, they just take it. It’s all free. Of course, trash went to the dumpster.
We worked with Jill 5 more times. I was there for three of them. Two of the days were holidays, and I even took a vacation day from work to do this. I wish I could’ve been there for the last session, because that is when everything truly came together. It was amazing when I opened the door to my new home that I could be proud of… that we could all be proud of.
We then hired somebody to come in and professionally clean our carpets and perform a spring cleaning. We were finally in a place where somebody could come in and scrub walls, floors, the bathroom, the kitchen, etc.
The best part of all is that my roommate eventually grew to embrace the process. We both love where we live now. We no longer dread coming home from trips or even from work. Just this past weekend we needed to wrap some presents. I was able to find the wrapping paper, scissors and tape. There was a space I could use to do the wrapping. It was an amazing feeling. There is no turning back.
We spread our project out over 5½ months so that we could work on projects in between Jill’s visits. We wanted to get the most for our buck and the most use of her skills as an organizer. I cannot express how much Jill has changed both of our lives. We are eternally grateful and highly recommend her to anybody in need of a neater, well-organized space. You won’t regret it!
I will be forever grateful to Jill! She helped to change my life. She gave me the tools to continue my journey to a clutter free home. She never made me feel like I had to get rid of things. She taught me to think about items that are important to me and what was just clutter. She has a lot of good sayings. She made me laugh! She was great to work with. I would recommend her to everyone!
I was moving for he 13th time and I wanted help with unpacking and organizing. I found Jill online and decided to hire her for one day. Within an hour, I knew I wanted her and her colleague for the week to move the process along faster. Best money spent!! All the boxes were out of the house in a week!! I have referred Jill to my realtor and other new folks in the area. Could not have gotten settled without Simply Organized. Trust me, I have had organizers before, but not the whole package like Simply Organized. I told her that I am paying for her travel expenses the next time we move so they can help me get organized again. I hit one out of the park with this company!
Jill is superbly professional and knowledgeable. Empathetic, cheerful and was my “life saver”! I could not have packed up a house after 46 years and moved to another without her help.
Worked with Jill for home organization and sending items for donation. She was courteous, kind, prompt, willing to help me get the work done and fun to work with.
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