Before & after examples, testimonials and tips from real spaces organized by Erin Does!
"Erin recently organized and carried out a move for me. I cannot speak highly enough of her. I am extremely self conscious about my space because I know that it should probably be a little neater. Erin did not judge my space but instead she reassured me that its totally fine and it is easy to fix. She has helped me learn that it is about forming good habits and following through with them. When my environment is organized I am more productive with life. Erin is really fun to work with and she has helped me better enjoy my spaces."
-K.P. Reading, MA
Clothes to Grow Into.
"Erin's organizational insights helped alleviate the stress of being first time parents in a crammed and cluttered apartment. We had limited cabinet space in the kitchen for our abundance of baby supplies, it was overwhelming. Erin reorganized our entire kitchen, making the most of our small space and putting our worries at ease!"
-K.Z. Waltham, MA
A Kitchen To Cook In.
I'm pretty sure I doubled the width of that walking path when I arrived, just so I could start digging into boxes! Though I worked with this client pre-move to both edit the contents of their kitchen and designate items to a "Do Not Unpack" box for the basement (heirloom and specialty pieces), there were still many boxes to be unpacked when I arrived. Since the movers packed all of the last remaining in-use items the morning of the move...without labeling any of the boxes...this client had her work cut out for her simply to make a cup of coffee! She rummaged through a number of boxes for various reasons and didn't have the time to put anything away in the days between the move and our session. Working independently, I dealt with all items in current use throughout the space first, because those were obviously the most important. Then, I was able to completely finish unpacking all of the kitchen boxes, defining their proper homes, relocate items throughout the apartment as necessary and ensure their kitchen was fully-functional before leaving for the night! Throughout our next few sessions, we uncovered decor and different utility items which belong in the kitchen or pantry, truly turning this whole apartment into a home!
"You hit a home run last night - I was so amazed we got through so much stuff. "
-T.H. Somerville, MA
"I am flabbergasted by the amount of work that we accomplished in three short hours - my room has been a complete wreck for weeks and somehow I have too much storage space now. I am amazed. Erin is wonderful, so helpful and so friendly the time went by so quickly. We were chatting away like old friends. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone facing the same problems."
-R.S. Boston, MA
This client designated the front entry porch for the movers to leave all of the "Misc." boxes. When I arrived, post-move, you could barely get through and into the apartment! Since this space isn't insulated, we decided to keep it minimal-use. They will treat it only as an "outbox," keeping items by the door that need to be brought somewhere: donations for the animal shelter, a computer to be repaired and items that come and go from the car. We did also place one rocking chair at the far end, with hopes that on warm days in the fall and cool days in the spring, the clients' mother could enjoy some fresh air and increase her vitamin D!
"Erin is a veritable SUPER WOMAN. When my grandmother moved into an assisted living facility she had been living in her home with dementia for years. Erin assisted me in organizing, cleaning out and packing my grandmothers things so that her home could be rented by new tenants. I don't know how I could have completed this task without Erins' expert advice and hands on work. She was incredibly professional while still being sensitive to our family's needs. I have since worked with Erin through several moves and organization of my personal work space. I highly recommend her services and will continue to work with her in the future!"
-G.J. Cambridge, MA
Shed in Shambles.
Often times during moves we end up with a "stick it in there" category. That space can quickly become a dumping ground for items which we aren't ready to part with, or are just waiting to become damaged enough to justify throwing out. That was the case for this shed! Boxes of musty books, an extra mattress, heaps of clothing that no longer fit - most went to the garbage, unfortunately. We were able to salvage quite a bit to bring inside and give a proper home and we also donated some items to friends in need! Now this shed can be properly used to store recreational and off-season items!
"Erin is very professional and poised well beyond her years. She is amiable, compassionate, and is quite able to adjust to situations that may be a bit tense (!) at times. Moving is one of the most stressful events that comes up in life from time to time. Erin is able to quickly evaluate priorities, works deftly, and deals with quickly changing situations - all with great aplomb."
-C.M. West Newton, MA
Thank Heaven for Little Girls.
"When I moved into my new place I left behind a basement storage unit and I was completely at a loss for how to fit everything that I once had in storage into my new room. I contacted Erin in sheer panicked desperation because my Aunt was coming over I wanted her to see my place and see the room of a young adult and not a tornado...Erin is a miracle worker. The mess was just straight up gone in two hours. Not only was the mess gone but she vacuumed. We assembled ikea furniture. She did what two other organizers said couldn't be done...She was SO helpful. And SO nice...I've already contacted her about helping me with my next move. She's a gem and I'm glad I found her." Read the full review on yelp.
-College Student, Allston, MA
For this frequent traveler, laundry is never finished. Before, you could barely step into this shared laundry room/master closet. By purging and relocating items to more sensible areas in the home, adjusting the shelving system and utilizing the overhead crawlspace for bulky and infrequently used things, this room is now an oasis from being on the road for work. So much so, that this clients girlfriend was able to move her clothes in!
"Wish I took before and after pictures! The linen closet is all done and organized :) I can't thank you enough, Erin, for all we got accomplished in one afternoon. Game closet, luggage closet, hall closet, plans for the linen closet and sorting through lots of other stuff. You are amazing! Looking forward to working with you again!"
-D.P. Belchertown, MA
With a combination of added bathroom shelving, categorizing, and relocating certain items to other storage spaces, this previously over-crowded under-sink cabinet is now fully functional with just the daily essentials.
"I found Erin when I first moved to the area. I needed help to sort all my files from my big move. She was amazing! She made my life so easy and organized! Erin is both talented and professional. So happy I found her. I will definitely use her in the future!!"
-A.C. Woburn, MA