Brooke Myers, Arlington, VA
I never like to spend money on something I think I can do myself, after all, I am a smart, well educated, successful person. However, I realized I seek professionals for maintenance and repairs on my home, my health, and why shouldn't I hire a professional for these areas that were so critical to my daily life but which eluded my skill set. I am surely glad I did. Scott is a gifted communicator, with very positive energy, and razor sharp intuition. Like good legal assistance, he provides a dispassionate perspective which allows me the capability to sift through an accumulation of items which had great psychological attachment. I really look forward to each visit. His organizing advice and work ethic, inspire me to continue what I have learned after his departure. I really knew after winter passed and I had not made any significant headway into cleaning out compounded accumulation....thirty year military career, a new business career using my home office, and managing my recently passed parents estate, that I needed assistance and a level of organizing I did not possess. Now, I am completely empowered and feel renewed energy from walking into my now functioning space. I know once Scott helps me compartmentalize the functionalities and choose the right product to replace the inadequate closet shelving, my office will be a place I truly love to go to each morning. Our sessions are ongoing due to the large scope of my project. To date, this is the best decision I have made in years! After only three sessions, I have a highly functioning office devoid of excess papers and items which do not belong in the space. We have labeled and banded all electronics and cords into easily accessible pockets on the back of the closet door. Scott helped me copy all my files and photos from a dying computer onto a removable HD to load into my cloud for storage, then put the computer out for recycle. I know where to put papers by designated folders and have stopped doing the paper shuffle from file to pile.
Libby Locke, Washington, DC
Thanks so much for all your help — and your team’s help — in getting us unpacked and organized from our move. You jumped in to help at the last minute, and wow, what a difference your team made! Nina and Stephan were so helpful, and we are loving our newly organized kitchen, basement, and master closet. Just getting the moving boxes all broken down and organized was a huge help — not to mention all the time and attention they spent thinking about how I use certain items in order to place them in the most user-friendly place for me.
I’m looking forward to having you guys come back in and help us again in a few months after we’ve gotten a bit more settled and have lived in the house for a while. Many many thanks!
Dan Binstock, Bethesda, MD
We had a very positive experience working with Scott and Nina. Before hiring them, we were under the impression that a professional organizer would walk in, point to areas that needed to be organized, provide us tips on color coating and clearing out, and then drive away while we were left with the heavy lifting. The last part could not have been further from the truth. While they provided us with a careful assessment and advice on how to best organize certain spaces in our home, they then got down on their hands and knees and led the heavy lifting in all aspects. They worked extremely hard, and were professional and hands-on in a good way without being intrusive. Scott has a way of delicately challenging you about holding on to things you honestly don’t need and will also gently push for you to make changes that will be beneficial. In an appropriate manner, he will push you when you need to be pushed. As an example, he encouraged us to make a change to our bedroom closet that at the time seemed like just another expenditure. We dragged our feet and he kept encouraging us to make the change. We finally listened to him and it was, frankly, one of the best decisions we’ve made and I appreciate this every morning. As a testament to their work, we hired them multiple times (including once to my office) and imagine we will continue to do so on a yearly basis.
Daniel Barutta, Washington, DC
When I moved into my brand new, mid-town DC condo several years ago I was overjoyed to say the least. However my main walk-in closet came with just a basic racking system. At first I didn’t think much about it but as I started gathering more clothes, items needing storage, etc., I realized how inadequate the shelving system proved to be. Then Scott came to my rescue! Scott came over and within an hour had conceptualized the changes needed to transform my ho hum closest into the wonderful space it is today. I love the new shelving, color-coordinating clothes hanging nicely on matching hangers, organized shoe racks, tie/belt racks and three special ordered hat racks for storing my nine cowboy hats. You would not recognize the before and after effects – marvelous! I am so proud of my closet – whenever I have guests visit for the first time they most certainly have a tour of my closet. Scott and his company are a winner – AND being in social services I also admire all the international work Scott has done for those on the planet less fortunate to have a splashy condo 6 blocks from the White House. Scott is a true wonderful human being providing a truly wonderful service for folks!
A. Wiliams, Columbia Heights, Washington, DC
Vivian and I are moving to West Virginia. I was thinking of you the other day as I planned the move. Although it’s been a good many months since the last time you were here, you really did a lot for us. Vivian and I work much better together getting things done incrementally, and I managed to get things to a point where moving will not be a nightmare this time. Before we met you, I would have been losing my mind just thinking about adding a move to my list of things to do. We’re moving to Morgantown,WV, so we’ll be a bit our of your range, but I assure you that every time someone mentions the need to get organized, we say your name. Thanks so much Scott for making my life run more smoothly. I’m adding you to the team of people who saved my marriage.
L. Driscoll, Shaw, Washington, DC
Your first visit has already changed my life. Even my husband was impressed. Months, ok years, of clutter miraculously gone or organized. Brings tears to my eyes.
Bill Morse, Chicago, IL
Hello Scott. I want to thank you for the complete room make over. Not only is my back patio room organized, the design ideas you had for the decor are great. Thanks for helping me through this process. You made it so much easier than if I tried to do it alone. When can you travel to Chicago again so we start in the basement?
Kerry Neal, Washington, DC, NW
At first I was skeptical about allowing someone to help me organize my stuff. I thought “why pay” and “isn’t this something I can really do?” The truth is that Scott’s approach is well worth the investment, and worth the huge savings in time spent on such a project. Scott has a direct approach that looks at the project objectively, followed by a plan to 1) organize, and 2) maintain that organization. It was helpful to me that he was able to take control of the mess and help me to make decisions about what to keep. My home is in much better shape, and I keep it that way by implementing our shared ideas about storage solutions. He’s made me a believer, and I’m sure you’ll be one too.
Stephen McMahon, MS, Capital Hill, Washington, DC
I just needed to send you a note to tell you how much I really appreciate all the work that you did to transform my chaotic world into an organized, efficient place in which both my personal and professional lives run so much more smoothly. As you know, my recent decision to increase my consulting work to full-time meant that I’d be managing more clients’ materials and records in my home office. Combined with all the elements of simple day-to-day life in my small two bedroom house, I wasn’t sure there was enough space to really manage everything. Within in a matter of weeks, my closets were completely re-organized, freeing up valuable space for my work records and files. Your archiving of old records reduced boxes and boxes of scattered materials to a few boxes on one closet shelf, with everything clearly organized and labeled. And, of course, your re-organization of my home office was nothing less than phenomenal. Not only do I have quick and easy access to all the tools I need to do my job, I have a space that is conducive to productivity and that really allows me to maximize my impact for my nonprofit clients.Without The Organizing Agency, my business would have been fine, but it wouldn’t have grown so quickly. As a result of your contributions, I’m able to handle an array of projects for various clients in a manner that feels not only productive, but calm and focused.I can’t thank you enough. I’ve already referred a handful of colleagues, all of whom have reported complete satisfaction. Keep up the good work!
Ming-Ying, College Park, Maryland
If it had not been Scott, I would have been still living among hundreds of boxes, large and small, in my 3-Bedroom apartment! Even though it took me several years to realize that I was overwhelmed after a sequence of life-changing events, the desire to return to a humble and comfortable abode at the end of a hard-working day was ever present. Not sure how to start or whom to hire, I interviewed three certified professional organizers on the phone. Scott, by far, gave me the best sense of professionalism. He asked about my goals, explained how he approaches his work, and his expectation of his clients. Since then, I have enjoyed every session with Scott. Scott listens and observes well, offers sound advice and marvelous ideas, and works with you to bring organization and sanity to the situation facing you. I have recommended Scott to my friends and colleagues, and will continue to do so.
Suzanne Franchetti, Franchetti Communications
I hired Scott to bring organization to my work email inbox. In a short session held via Skype, he worked his magic and has saved me more hours than I can count. I recovered my investment many times over in the time saved! Before working with Scott, my emails too easily got lost or inadvertently overlooked. With his guidance, he implemented a system whereby messages are automatically sorted base on my personal needs. As a result, important messages are always brought to my attention, messages no longer get overlooked, and my time online had drastically decreased and I can now spend my time more productively. I am so pleased with the result that I am having my spouse work with Scott, as well.
Kimberley Rogers, Que Publishing , Indianapolis, IN
I was in big trouble before you stepped in! As part of a promotion for my company, I organized a sweepstakes with a prize of a room re-organization. When I saw the before picture of the winner’s garage, I knew we needed additional help in the Washington, D.C. area. Scott, you came highly recommended by your colleagues in the National Association of Professional Organizers, and you definitely lived up to your reputation. You’re patient, responsive, creative and took the reins on our huge project, which relieved a lot of my anxiety. Scott, you were excellent to work with and the results are fantastic! The garage started out full to the brim with stuff, and at the end of just two days, there was room to park a car inside.
Kirk Dudley, U St. Cardozo, Washington, DC
Hey Scott, Thanks so much for helping this city-dwelling pack-rat get his one-bedroom condo to look like an “after” picture. Two premiums in my life are living space and printed information. In a small home, the two duke it out for control, leaving you feeling like a helpless onlooker. But, you stepped in and helped me take back control over both of them! Kudos to you!
Tamara Copeland, CEO, Voices For America’s Children, Washington, DC
What can I say, Scott was a lifesaver. I was seeking child care for my ten year old. Scott drafted an ad, posted it with local universities, screened the candidates and then sent me an annotated compilation of his top ten candidates. All of this was done in about 48 hours. If you need something done, done well and done quickly, contact Scott.
K. Palnau, Alexandria, VA
I’m really amazed at what was accomplished yesterday. With all the clutter in my mind right now, it probably would have taken me four weeks to get through all that stuff; and we did it in four hours. You have gotten me off to a great start. It was just the kick in the pants that I needed. I think in the three sessions we’ve worked, at least two dozen contractor-sized trash-bags were hauled off, and another six bags full of “donatables” for charity. Imagine that! All the stuff inside wasn’t necessarily garbage – just the accumulated “stuff” I’ve amassed over 10 years.
M. Hall, Alexandria, VA
Dear Scott: Thank you for your hard work and dedication in making my life more organized and helping me feel like I am in control. You truly care and that is hard to find. Best wishes to your future success in 2007.
D. Alexander, Ph.D., McLean, Virginia
Thank you so much for organizing our house! My husband and I have four teenage children and we both travel a lot for work. We were at our wits’ end trying to organize everything in our home. You taught us how to identify what was causing the disorganization and how to take control of those situations. You helped us organize and the advice you gave for keeping things in order has worked! We enjoy being in our kitchen and family rooms again. Thanks to your solutions, we now have the confidence and skills to balance our busy lives and keep our home neat. Once again, we’re proud to entertain and have guests stay over. I heartily recommend your services to anyone who needs to organize their life!
Katherine Spivey, Website Content Manager, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Alexandria, Virginia
Scott, you truly brought order out of chaos–now, for the first time in years, we can actually use our space. Thanks for your wonderful fund of patience–and your persistence. With your help, we’re hoping to get to the point that we can actually maintain our living space without having to attack it. Thanks for getting us out of the war zone and into the dancing zone!
D. Ziska, Shaw, Washington, DC
Dear Scott: You’re a miracle worker! We got more organization done in one day than I’ve done in a year!
Ellen O'Donnell, Alexandra, VA
Scott, I want to thank you so much for everything you have done to help me on the road to organization. What we have accomplished in just two weekends, has been a tremendous relief for me – and help me to see the possibilities for my home. You are so easy to work with. I will be making referrals whenever I can. All the best.