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“I got a bit of pushback from my other half for spending the money on “something we can do ourselves.” But the truth is that I don’t think I could have done this myself. I am not naturally organized and I don’t think in terms of clever groupings — Amy does. After the organizing was done with, my resident skeptic actually said these words: “The kitchen is awesome! I take back what I said before. Whatever you paid for this was worth it.”

~EB, Executive Coach

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“We are a growing organization and the coaching that Amy provided is EXACTLY what we needed to better approach organization today and be ready for tomorrow. Most importantly she is changing our mindset as to how we approach the management of supplies and space. Those responsible for facilities management are excited about their new skills and strategies and the entire team feels greater ownership. The value of this is extraordinary and will save time and money as we move forward.

~Shara Fisler, Executive Director, Ocean Discovery Institute

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“When I added another component to my ever growing business Amy came in and worked with the organizational methods I had established yet she helped me create even better methods for organizing my paperwork. She also aided me in problem solving the space challenges that I had with my home based business. Her attention to detail and her ability to maximize my space was invaluable!

~Jaime Tower, Business Entrepreneur, MELT Instructor

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“When Amy and I first talked about her love of helping people get organized, I confessed I would be too embarrassed for her to see the 24 years of disorderly accumulation wedged into my sewing room. “I don’t judge,” she said simply. And she doesn’t. She comes in with enthusiasm and humor and quickly assesses what needs to be done. She facilitates the weeding process gently but firmly, at the same time determining what should go where for maximum convenience, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. My sewing room is now a sanctuary. Everything is easily identifiable & accessible. There is room to breathe along with room to work. I am forever grateful to Amy, both for the sewing room transformation and for giving me the nudge to apply what I learned working with her to other parts of my house and life.”

~CH, retired teacher

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I was beginning to think that my family had outgrown our house! Piles of paper greeted me on every flat surface. It was driving me crazy. I had already heard about Amy’s amazing organizing skills from a friend. We started organizing a drawer of bathroom supplies, and Amy taught me her system for organizing. She was professional and compassionate in her approach. As I got the hang of things she adjusted the pace so we could move quickly to cover more territory. I was able to apply what I learned from Amy to drawers in the dining room and kitchen.

We moved on to closets. In the beginning we could not see the floor, and we could not see the ceiling, the closets were so full. Amy helped me sort through our things. We were able to organize the entire closet using the hangars and storage tools I already had on hand. In fact, we ended up clearing out so much stuff I have bins to spare. Now things in our home have a place, and my family knows where they go. I am plotting my next Organizing with Amy project: the home office!

~CM, Senior Executive, Cisco Finance

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If you know me, you know this is a miracle on 64th St!!! Thank you to my amazing professional organizer Amy D Carstensen. Amy and I worked on my garage on 4 separate occasions to declutter my garage. I can now park my car in the garage. I never thought that could have happened. The original plan was just the garage which was a huge undertaking in and of itself, but eventually I had Amy help me with the rest of the house. Amy doesn’t just organize you, she helps you think through what’s really important and helps design systems and provide solutions so that I am able to keep things up now that we are done. She has made my life so much easier!

Katy O, Before & After

Amy was kind, compassionate, non-judgmental and incredibly skilled at seeing ways to make things work that I never could have figured out on my own. Amy is a great coach and has a wonderful sense of humor. Her passion for what she does shines through.

~Katy O, Teacher

 

Yelp Reviews

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WOW! We had 5,500 square feet of STUFF to move into a 3,100 square foot space and 4 storage pods, too. This was no easy task and I was over it. I called Amy because I was exhausted and just didn’t have the time to keep at it. Our stuff would’ve stayed in storage forever…which would’ve cost far more than what I paid Amy. These are the things you need to know about Organizing With Amy:

1. She is well-worth her cost- which is not that ridiculous to begin with.
2. She takes your donations away for you- instant gratification.
3. She does heavy lifting. She is STRONG. She organized my garage in a flash!
4. She’s not afraid of hard work, messy work, office work–you name it, Amy is awesome at it!
5. Most of all, her systems don’t just look better, they actually FUNCTION for the long-term.
6. She’s honest, ethical, prompt and efficient.
7. If you struggle with clutter, organizing, AD/HD, paperwork, etc…Amy WILL help you!
8. My life is so much better because of her work.

~Jackie C
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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I had Amy help me on an organizing project when I moved into my new home. She was such a huge help in getting my stuff in order and guiding me to what things I’d need that are important and those that aren’t. I now have a great system in place where I can find things easily and logically. Thanks to Amy, My life is a bit saner. Highly Recommended!

~Kirsty S
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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My daughter had her house organized by Amy, so when her dad and i recently downsized, she gave us four hours with AMY as a housewarming present. I have always organized my own house when we have moved previously, so didn’t think I needed it, but after Amy came and redid my pantry and other places that were hard for me to organize, I couldn’t believe the great results achieved in such a shot while, so…. I booked her for TWELVE MORE!! I cannot tell you the difference this woman made in my life. Hours saved of my precious time, and the house being improved not only visibly but with functionality all more than anyone could ever dream possible!! We just finished with her contract (price per hour goes down when booking a contract or more hours) and all I have done since is sing her praises!!. At first, I thought her services were a high price, but having a house that WORKS, not just for me and my husband, but for everyone coming to our house I realized it was a great investment. Things in our house are clearly marked and separated and easy to find.. Not only in the kitchen, but our closets and laundry room are easier to use, as when everyone knows where to put things away, the house stays cleaner. Also, when Amy pulled everything out of the cabinets and closets to put them back correctly, I realized I had bought more than one food item or cleaning product etc, all because I couldn’t see that I already had one. That will not happen anymore. Working with Amy over the hours, it was pleasurable and she constantly asked me how I did things, and what worked for me in using the areas of my house. She then helped reorganize them to make the functionality effective. All time saving for me as well. The money was an investment up front, but will be paying off in the future, as I enjoy our new house even more now that it is well organized.

~Linda F
La Jolla CA | 5 stars

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Amy helped me organize my home office space. It was so overwhelming to go near those piles. She was exceptional at helping me realize how much was just clutter that needed to see the trash or recycle bin. I continue to use the tools I learned for others areas in my home that need organizing. Thank you Amy!

~Pilar P
LaMesa CA | 5 stars

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I am a busy mom who loves to be organized but I have other priorities in my life. Amy helped me with not only moving into my new house but also designed systems of organization for kids (homework, art projects , sports equipment, Legos), husband, dogs, kitchen, craft room, laundry, bathrooms and the list goes on! She was so dependable and honest and even went and found the CUTEST storage accessories for everything. I now have her back at least once a month to keep the kids and I in check!

~ Marjaneh M
San Diego CA 5 stars

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Amy is amazing. I hired her to help me organize my home office space — what she calls my “moneymaker.” Which is true. It’s important for my livelihood to have this space be functional! There were piles of paper I was afraid to touch, from 2 years ago or more. And lots of stuff that didn’t even belong in my office. It made me anxious just to be in that space.

With patience and persistence, Amy worked with me to establish order and systems, so that now my office is a place of peace and order. I learned how to keep it that way, which amazes me! I’m older, and used to making notes with paper and pencil. I had to-do reminders everywhere — just adding to my anxiety.

Amy coached me to store everything (notes, phone numbers, calendar reminders, passwords) on my iPhone. My first impulse is still to reach for paper and pencil, but I’m learning. I have my phone with me wherever I go, and it’s always there with all the info I need. No more little scraps of paper everywhere! Thank you, Amy! I recommend her to anyone who needs help functioning in this maelstrom that is modern life! Five stars!

~ Diana S
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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Amy worked with me on organizing the kitchen. She was thorough and understanding. She made the whole operation fun and painless. Six months after completing the organization of the kitchen we moved. What a god send that kitchen organization turned out to be. What might have been the most difficult room to move turned out to be the easiest. Everything was already sorted and organized. No more decisions to be made. We just moved the things into the boxes and into the equivalent cupboards in the new place.

~Suzanne M
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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Amy is wonderful. Patient, kind, and knowledgeable. She helped us organize our garage and some of the cabinets and closets in the house. She calmly guided us through the process. What to keep? What to toss? And she really educated us not only on how to organize our stuff but how to have a system to keep everything in place. We really don’t enjoy straightening up the garage. But I can truly say that – with Amy – we actually had fun!

~Scot D
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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Before working with Amy, over the past 10 years our organization had become hoarders of old technology and supplies. As a non-profit organization we would hold on to things in the hopes that we could use it in the future or repurpose it in some way. We found ourselves out of space and were considering purchasing additional storage sheds. Luckily, we found Amy and with her wonderful insight we were able to transform from an organization that doesn’t just function but one that thrives. We were able to re-assess and optimize our spaces by setting realistic goals and expectations and downsizing our excess items. Not only did she help us create an efficient organizational strategy, she was willing to “get down and dirty” by physically purging our old and outdated technology and other items we had been stock piling. Thank you Amy for slimming us down and increasing efficiency. It feels great!

Our technology cabinet was very cluttered before, but now its neat and organized. Wonderful!

~Ema T
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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Amy is great! She helped me organize my living room which also serves as the home office and play area for my two children. Amy is very pleasant and knowledgeable. I thought it would be difficult to let go of my years of unnecessary clutter. She made it so easy by simply asking “Do you really need it?” I love her system of keeping things in its place and even employing the children to help with the process; they are now responsible for recycling junk mail and shredding paper. I plan to use her services again when I’m ready to conquer the kitchen. Thank you Amy!

~Zandra M
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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I’d planned to organize my closet and my son’s bedroom for years, but just never got around to it. A friend told me about her success with Amy and I decided to give it a try. Amy gets right to business, doesn’t waste time, guides you in making wise decisions on how to organize, gives great tips for keeping the area organized and leaves one feeling energized with all the work that’s been accomplished in such a short time. We did my closet last Spring; it still looks as good as the day she was here because of the tips she gave me to keep it that way. We organized my 8 year old son’s room yesterday – he was thrilled when he saw what we had done. All of his Lego’s, Pokemon cards, and other crazy toys have homes, we got rid of tons of junk that will never be missed, and it makes him feel better about his space. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long. Next on my list, the pantry, the laundry room and my office. Thank you Amy!

~Susan F
San Diego CA | 5 stars

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