Chip’s story

“I think I’ve always wanted a “normal” home – one that was neat and clean. Not “show-room” perfect, but one where you could have company over and not be ashamed.

When my wife and I separated and moved out of our home of 18 years, there were boxes stacked shoulder and head high with pathways to get around. And, yes, there were coupons that had expired 7 or 8 years earlier. And old newspapers.

I went through this scenario when I moved to my present home as well. I felt overwhelmed by all of the stuff. I no longer had the mechanisms in place to deal with it. I had lost the ability to deal with it, and it just piled up.

Someone said there are people that could help me with all of the clutter. I looked on the internet and Google came up with a category of “Professional Organizer”. YES! Just what I needed! I read the web pages for several organizers in the area and Lucy Kelly seemed to be just what I was looking for!

I called and set up a meeting with her. She said her job was NOT to take care of the clutter and stuff, but to teach ME how to do it.

I had always told myself that I didn’t mind letting go of some of the stuff as long as it went to a good home. She found places that wanted things and encouraged me to find places on my own.

Lucy has done wonders with me! I’m still a work in progress, but I’m learning the skills to manage things on my own and, hopefully, can hone those skills in other areas as it becomes necessary. We’ve set up a wonderful filing system that I can manage on my own – and can extend to a filing system for my hobby stuff.

Lucy has been a Godsend for me. I now have the confidence to tackle some of these projects on my own. I’m not perfect, but my girlfriend and my daughters have all commented on how wonderful my home looks now. And it is! Thank you Lucy!”

Chip Stewart, Longmont