Thank you so much for your help. Never in my wildest dreams did I think the organizing would be so quick and so efficient with no effort on my part. You did an absolutely wonderful job and your recommendation of an Auctioneer was perfect. I will recommend you to anyone that I hear is moving or is needing of your help. To tell the truth, I didn't even know where to start and you got it all done for me!!! Thank you so much.
Gayla S. Stewart, Wayne, PA
My work with Anna was great. I had things from my mother and two grown daughters who had moved in and out of the house, and wasn't really sure what was in all those boxes. Fortunately, I have a lot of storage in my house, unfortunately, it was all filled up. We quickly went through the boxes, finding a few treasures, but mostly deciding what to keep and what to donate. She gave me the name of a group that would pick up the reusable items and another that would take what's leftover. After three years of asking my daughters to clean the basement with me (as my Christmas gift), we accomplished it all in less than 8 hours. It's the best present I have given myself in a long time!
Lynn, Wayne, PA
As a teacher, I brought a new challenge to Anna, one that I am most thankful she took on.
Her ability as a professional organizer to create and organize spaces for optimum learning transformed my classroom. The work we did reduced the visual stimulation.
Anna’s gift is making you feel comfortable with the process. "Process" is something she reinforces. You will see and feel results in your first session of professional organizing. But most importantly she will celebrate your organizing successes and remind you to do the same, honoring that what you have committed to is a process. She brings new and creative ways to think through the process based on your individual needs. She helps you make SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time framed). For someone like myself, who tends to get bogged down in the details of the perfect outcome, Anna taught me to ask myself, "How good is good enough?"
IP, Ambler, PA
Thanks for a sensational job in getting my house ready for sale. We lived in this house for nearly 24 years, accumulating all of life's little treasures, and we had only 3 weeks to prepare for a move out of state. Honestly, this would have been an impossible task without your help. Your project management skills were amazing, and I am still astonished by how accurately you were able to forecast exactly how many days and hours it would take to completely de-clutter our home. Your savvy with local charities, hauling services, shredding services and the like were an enormous help and saved me endless hours of angst. Your professionalism and efficiency instilled trust and confidence. Thank you for everything!
Andi B., Lansdale, PA
Working with Anna is like working with a fantastic personal trainer who happens to be a professional organizer. She motivates me to keep up my organizational efforts even when I would rather procrastinate than have an organized home or bother with home office organization, and the end results are evident in every corner! Anna is a very professional organizer; capable, and personable. I usually enjoy working together with Anna, but the chaos left in our basement after several home renovations had me feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. While I was recovering from surgery, Anna completely cleaned out and reorganized our large basement. She has earned my family's eternal gratitude!
Sharon Yoh, St Davids, PA
Before working with Anna, I knew I needed a professional organizer but dreaded facing the mountainous piles of paperwork that crowded my life after the birth of my young children. I can't thank her enough for taking the time to get to know me, my family, and the rhythm of our lives so perfectly and for creating a filing and home organization system that gives me precious hours of my life back weekly. Brief, monthly maintenance sessions with Anna round out my formula for home sanity. Her on-going support and friendship makes pulling it all together feasible and fun.
Anna came to my house after I'd moved most of my kitchen in -- I thought I knew what I was doing with home organization, but when I saw her in action I knew that she has a level of expertise I'd never even thought of! She made some suggestions that make my kitchen really work for me. She was so organized herself that she had a few tools (literally) in her car and we were able to finish the job right away. Best of all, we worked efficiently together while having a lot of fun! Since that day I've told all my friends, even if they've been in their house for years and think they have an organized home: Have Anna organize your house -- you'll be amazed!
Sarah Murphy, Wayne, PA
Long, long before Anna arrived on the scene I knew I was headed for trouble. Somewhere along the way we had stopped thinking about the whys of acquiring stuff and maintaining it, and became focused almost exclusively on wants. There was no home organization here. More and more things found their way into the gaping maw of our house. Eventually, it was easier to buy another than to find the one we had, easier to discount the value of any of our possessions than to assign them a relative importance. In short, our home started to feel like a series of storerooms, one indistinguishable from another. We wandered among them, trying to make sense of our lives as defined by this mess. We needed a professional organizer.
The crisis which precipitated our hiring Anna was an inability to keep track of how much money we needed to keep in our checking account to cover checks we’d written. We realized that we didn’t have consolidated information about our financial records! Anna began by creating an organized filing system and basic home office organization we could follow. Once we had a paper trail, we were able to finally use Quicken to create an at-a-glance overview of our finances.
I really appreciate your updates. You are wise and wonderful!! Thank you for being in our lives and facilitating our home organization projects.
Pat Tracy, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Anna is a tremendous person, a team player and gifted professional organizer. While I consider myself organized, I realized that I truly needed Anna to help me get my home ready for a new baby. We tackled closet organization, the basement, the kitchen, home office organization and the new nursery to ensure that everything was in its place for the time when the baby arrived. Anna also helped me sort through my older daughter's clothing that we would keep, so that I just had to pull out the bins to use them for the next one. She really made welcoming my second daughter a breeze, and our organized home still looks great!
Sharon M., Valley Forge, PA
In the midst of working many hours and planning a trip to Germany, I found myself with no time to organize my new condominium as I had just moved. A friend of mine recommended Anna Sicalides, and honestly, she saved my life! I came home after my trip to Germany to a manicured, organized, clean and beautiful condominium and the compliments have not stopped yet! I could not have done this without the services of The Organizing Consultant and have been recommending her as a professional organizer ever since. I also plan to use her in the future for any organizing needs that I have; I plan to keep her in my address book for a very long time.
Judith Bonaduce, Wynnewood, PA
Anna has helped us organize our house and lives several times. I look forward to using her again to continue the process and having keep our home organized.
Rick Unger, Devon, PA
Organization skills, in terms of storage planning, closet organization for both pantries and laundries are very good. She has a good understanding of work flow and the creation of To Do lists for housekeeping staff as well as dependable Repair and Maintenance lists.
LF, Wayne, PA
I appreciate your patience with me.
DL, Havertown, PA
Thanks for all of your help with home organization. Life is pretty good for me, and I attribute a lot of that to your assistance in organizing the move to my new apartment. I really love having you.
AP, Philadelphia, PA
Yeah!!! This place is amazing. Every time I turn there is more you’ve done. You’re a wonder.
JB, Blue Bell, PA
Thanks so much! You have no idea how great it is for me to have your help. You are a God-send to me.
SD, Pennington, NJ
Put me at the top of your referral list. You more than earned your pay.
EW, Berwyn, PA
You are so good at what you do.
MH, West Chester, PA
Working with Anna was very helpful. We worked on a home organization project to accommodate my new business. Seeing my trouble spots with new vision helped me a great deal. I am no longer overwhelmed by my environment.
KLH, Broomall, PA
Anna helped me with bathroom, basement, closet organization and I loved that I could explain what I wanted, go out, run errands, and come back to be totally amazed at not only what had been achieved on a daily basis, but, the creative solutions were fascinating. Anna also packed up all the trash and took away all the donations.
K. Price, West Chester, PA
I first met Anna through a client of mine, that she was also working for. I knew she was exactly what I needed. She has helped me sort through mountains of paper, organize pictures, books, ...you name it and she has done it! I feel that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders by eliminating chaos. I would highly recommend her. She is personable, trustworthy and very organized.
EC, Pennington, NJ