My day spent with Linda has been life-changing: I was swamped with clothes I couldn't bear to part with, many of which I didn't wear from year to year because they didn't surface from the general mess. I felt burdened, paralysed and despairing that I seemed unable to get organised.
I did a preliminary clear-out with a friend, then Linda came and magically helped me sort out what clothes I wanted to keep and the rest have gone to recycling. It was hard mental work, but Linda kept me at it, past the point when I would normally have given up. Having her there kept me motivated.
Then we moved onto my painting studio, which terribly messy with way too much furniture and painting supplies 'I might use one day'. It had become a space I didn't want to work in at all.
My studio now is an absolute dream, it is completely ordered, I know where everything is, and excess filing cabinets and tables have gone. I have a few other things to do, like putting in a ceiling and installing better lighting, but that will be easy now that I can see what I need.
Linda and I quietly worked through the day, I very much appreciated her non-judgemental attitude and persistence. Working with a professional is quite different to working with a friend, or trying to do it on your own. I think I absorbed some useful skills also, which can I continue to use on other problem areas in the house.
I absolutely recommend Linda, and wish I'd found her ages ago. Its easy to waste days and days of your precious life stumbling around in a clutter, thinking you should be able to sort things by yourself. I will definitely call Linda if I need more help.
Andrea Halley, Mangere Bridge
- Estelle Bottrill, Sydney Australia
- Sacha Sank, Rapaura Water Gardens, Te Puru, Coromandel Peninsula
- Vanessa Wansbrough, Hamilton Waikato
I got to the point that I knew something had to give. That to have a home that worked for all of us mattered and it was time to get an expert in. This was not something I would feel comfortable with before however I realised if really wanted a home that was cosy and comfortable I needed a team approach.
I gave Linda a call and was honest about what I was dealing with. I explained the areas that were frustrating me the most and we discuss the areas that we could focus on. The phone call left me feeling like there was nothing wrong with me and my home, it was missing something that Linda and I could work on together to have a home that was organised.
Linda and I worked on my work space. Since the company I worked for had gone bankrupt I had started using the space as a dumping ground, and holding on to things that were not needed any more. Also my habit of spreading myself out over any clear surface had already taken over. As we worked together I realised that there was nothing to afraid of. Linda gave me advice and suggestions along the way that helped me see the spaces in my house in a new light and how I could use it differently, in ways I had never thought of. I got to see the things that I "thought" were important were not and it was easy to let them go. I have now got a work area I am proud of and a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. There is floor I haven't seen in 5 years.
Not only that, the ideas and guidelines she gave me helped me to sort other rooms in the house too. Before it was hard work and tiring, now I see what needs to be done and do it with no stress.
I highly recommend anyone who needs to get a space in their home organised and working for them to call Linda. She is thoughtful and can help you to see new ways of making your space really work for you and be a place you can be proud of."
- Kathryn, Pukekohe Auckland
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- Angela Stone, Balmoral