Your guidance, direction, diligence, consideration and integrity showed in every aspect of the moving service you provided (our mother) Rose. At each turn when it got a tad iffy you always showed tremendous respect and patience.
On behalf of my sister Addie and brothers Phil, Stevie and John please know that beyond a job done with excellence you have assisted in the harmony and well-being of our family. We are all grateful on this snowy day that Rose is safe and sound largely because of your assistance.
A resounding THANK YOU!
- E. Perkins
North Andover, MA
- Terri Osiecki
North Andover, Massachusetts
It is a physical, emotional and financial investment to “sort us out.” But, in figuring that people go on vacation for far more money - it is a much longer return on investment. Life gets incredibly busy. We live in a house that I moved into when I was 6 years old. My husband and I bought the house after my Mum and sister had previously owned it. It is now 38 years later! You can imagine that there are some things from all of us, in lots of places of this house! We had our children here. So there are not only things in the attic from my childhood, my sister’s childhood, my Mum… but now my husband and our 2 children! Sounds daunting does it? Well, with all good intentions, the de-cluttering just wasn’t happening.
Fast forward to hearing about the services of Sort Me Out. I emailed JoAnn and had the in-depth, free home consultation. JoAnn then sent back a detailed review of our meeting. We couldn’t wait to have JoAnn come and work with us! We wanted to go through every room in our house. And even… yikes!!… the attic and the basement! It was a delight to work with JoAnn. She is all of the things she advertises… judgement-free, respectful, organized and professional. What she does not say, but we can attest to - she is so very pleasant, lovely, patient, understanding and thoughtful. We will miss her so. We’d like to have her back on a maintenance basis to keep things in check - yearly maintenance plan? Again, worth the investment so as not to go back to the way it was. Having watched the Super Nanny… it’s that feeling the people have when the Super Nanny leaves… no, don’t go! Yes, maintenance plan for sure!
The idea of even having someone come to help us organize began with a small area at the top of the stairs in our 100 year old house. It would be great to have a small desk area to do bills and organized household paperwork. Mainly so the kitchen island did not have a giant pile on it. The kitchen island is the first thing you see when you walk in to our house. It felt as though it was forever piled with papers and stuff. And as we have learned all too well, clutter begets clutter. When JoAnn came for the in-home consultation, she walked around every area of our home with me. I was able to discuss my likes and dislikes in the various areas. The struggles and challenges. Things that worked and things that did not. It was really helpful when she followed our meeting up with such a detailed email. She reviewed so much with such description. That was very helpful. I did not feel pressure to work on rooms or projects that I did not wish to tackle in the house.
While my husband and I were emotionally ready to de-clutter and part with things, JoAnn allowed for us to do it in a stress-free and easy way. Her services are great for allowing a couple to achieve their goals within their space - and still have a great relationship! Kudos to JoAnn for that! We truly appreciated that JoAnn took away the things we did not wish to keep to places that we wished to donate to. It was a relief to know that not everything was being thrown away. There was so much that could go to places such as ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), Goodwill, Bootstraps, Cradles to Crayons… And, the fact that we didn’t need to do that too after doing the parting with the things, made it that much easier.
The weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. We live in a much more peaceful space. We got there very quickly and painlessly with JoAnn’s help. It just wasn’t happening until she stepped over our threshold! Wishing we did it years ago. Just glad we have done it! No regrets. Just incredible appreciation and thanks!
~ Mark and Beth H.
- Jessica Ross
San Francisco, California
JoAnn Latvaitis helped me prepare for a major move across the country. I had a lot of decisions to make about what I wanted to take with me and what I needed to get rid of. I had a deadline to meet with my realtor and I wanted to be prepared to move as soon as my house sold. Without her help I would have been lost in 50 years of clutter! She made the whole sorting, packing and moving process so much easier. It put my mind at ease knowing it would get done and I'd be ready to go. She is very efficient and works very fast. She's knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help - major or minor.
- Ann N.
JoAnn is the most, organized person I have ever met! She organized my closets in a day, which I felt I could have never done in a lifetime. She is the kindest, most giving person I've met in a long time. She can't do enough for you and is always smiling with a pleasant attitude. She possesses a once in a lifetime talent! From the minute I met her I felt so relaxed and anything I asked her to do was not a problem. She is more than AMAZING! Thanks again for all your hard work and help.
- Darlene B.
Daly City, California