What The Serene Home Does
Choose the plan that’s best for your home and life.
Learn about working with The Serene Home:
I’d like to connect:
A 15 minute call to discuss your challenges and goals.
Begin with a 15 minute free consultation.
We’ll dig into your home or apartment storage situation together.
You’ll complete a questionnaire about your clutter challenges, your closets and storage spaces and your goals.
Along with the questionnaire, I’ll invite you to send me photos of your biggest home and work concerns.
During our call, we will talk about:
What does a Professional Organizer do?
Why is it so hard to get organized on your own?
What has stood in the way of getting your home and work life organized in the past?
How can a professional organizer help when you are going through a life transition such as a new baby, new job, a move, or kids leaving home?
We’ll discuss a plan for bringing serenity into your life.
We’ll decide if The Serene Home is the solution for your particular organization challenges.
Is ADHD, ADD or chronic disorganization presenting unique challenges to getting and staying organized?
What can you do if your family members or roommates are messier than you?
What are the steps to getting organized once and for all?
We’ll create a Getting Organized plan to address your concerns.
Once we decide to work together, I’ll send you Getting Started documents to make the most of our appointment time.
Within New York City
Getting Started. An introduction to home organization.
A Day Of Organizing.
Outside New York City
Long Island – Westchester – Connecticut
A Day of Organizing Out of NYC.
If you’re just outside the New York City area, I am available for private consultation + travel.
For longer distances, get in touch and we can discuss how The Serene Home can work for you.
A Day of Organizing Out of NYC.
If you’d like to connect for virtual tidying, this is the option for you!
This option is for those who are well outside of the NYC area, and consists of an initial FaceTime or Zoom call to do vision-based goal setting and to create a project plan. Each following session, scheduled one at a time, will focus on the 5 categories of KonMari organizing:
5) Sentimental Items
Frequently Asked Questions
Because you deserve it!
Organizing primarily involves two steps: deciding whether or not to keep something and deciding where to put it. This sounds really simple, but there’s a lot more to it than appears on the surface.
In addition, designing your home environment, whether simply using the things you already own or revamping your entire home, can be a complex process that requires a good, trained second set of eyes who has taken the time to understand how you and your family live.
My clients are often very busy, active people who have achieved great success in many areas of their lives. Organizing the home is something that often gets forgotten and, yet, it can lead to making a complex life more manageable and enjoyable.
If you are moving, making sure that you are packing and moving the correct things for you new home will save you time and money. The Serene Home will work closely with you, helping you discard, donate or sell the things you don’t need, and then will help you get set up in your new home.
The Serene Home can help if making time for organization has been hard or if your efforts seem to fall short of your vision.
Choosing an organizational practitioner can be a challenging process. Your organizer will be coming into your home and working closely with you, your family and your belongings.
Training is important. I am trained as the first world-wide Accredited Master KonMari Practioner and a clinical psychotherapist. I can help you understand your relationship to your belongings, help you leave negative, self-defeating behaviors behind, and work with you to reach your true life vision.
In addition, as a Professional Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organization Professionals (NAPO), I have years of experience and training in design and in creating beautiful home environments.
Experience is also important. In addition to my work with hundreds of clients and family over 25 years, I have organized and decorated the homes of dozens of clients. Please see my Client Reviews for some of my client feedback.
But, it’s important that you feel confidence in the organizer you select. That is why I offer a complementary telephone consultation to new clients to ensure we are a good fit.
There’s nothing I love more than helping someone achieve his or her vision for a beautiful home or office environment. It’s my calling in life and overjoyed clients are my greatest endorsement.
I will help you plan for a successful and enduring organizational system that serves your entire home.
Using the best strategies available, we will develop a plan for you that takes into consideration your specific needs and, most importantly, your vision for how you want your life to be.
Once we have a plan, we will work together to carry it out and put your home in order. I will encourage you, hold you accountable and keep you on target.
In between sessions, I will give you homework to do so that you will practice the new skills you are learning and will limit the amount of face-to-face time needed to achieve your goals.
Every home and office is different. Two things determine the time a project will take: the size of the project and, most importantly, how quickly you make decisions.
My focus is to help streamline the process and help you learn new decision-making skills that will serve you for life.
Generally, clients begin with a 4-5 hour session and then go from there. Some clients meet most of their goals within a few sessions, while many clients appreciate having my help them with the initial tidying and then, on-going maintenance.
KonMari is an innovative system created by Marie Kondo, the author of “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, that emphasizes category over location. So, instead of focusing on a particular room or space, we will gather up all items in a certain category and you’ll make decisions based on examining the whole instead of part. It makes decisions much easier and will ensure that you are able to pare your belonging down to only the things you truly love or need.
During this process, we will identify adjustments in your shopping patterns and needs for innovative storage solutions.
Professional Organizing does involve an initial investment, however, most everyone finds that they spend far less money and time with The Serene Home than they do on overbuying organizational gadgets, making ongoing mistakes with purchases, and wasting things that they forgot they had or can’t find.
But most important, organizational consulting buys you serenity: a calm home and peace of mind.
Appointments are offered in three, four and five hour appointments. You can book our time together directly on the website here: Schedule Now
I accept cash, check, and credit cards.
I serve all areas accessible by public transportation from New York City. If you are in Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island or New Jersey, I charge a small travel fee, but we will discuss that up front so there will be no surprises.
I am available for marathon, intensive projects outside of the region. Just get in touch!
Absolutely! I am a clinical psychotherapist and bound by the laws of New York state to protect the confidentially of my clients. Your information, and all the information we may discover during our work together is protected at all times.
Schedule a complementary phone consultation using the online scheduler below!