14:59 19 Mar 20
My husband and I had fallen out of love with my West Hollywood home and was considering moving. My realtor advised me to declutter before listing our home, and she sagely added, “You might like it a lot better once you’ve decluttered a bit.” She recommended a couple of organizers, and my husband and I immediately settled on Cori for her energy and great ideas, which were apparent when she arrived to meet us. I foisted her off on my curmudgeonly packrat husband, thinking, “If she can make headway with him, then she’s a miracle worker.” She organized his office, and then the whole house project was underway. Mind you, we had about 3 households of accumulated furniture and belongings jammed into our home, a result of inheriting my mom’s furniture, which was combined with my own stuff, things from my previous marriage that had been in storage, and everything from my husband’s home before we got married and moved to LA.Cori helped us part with excess stuff, arranged for donation pickups, consignment pickups, and removal of many, many bags of accumulated and unnecessary junk, over the space of a few weekends. She and her associate Karen were endlessly cheerful, energetic, and sympathetic as needed to help me part with excess household items. I came to appreciate the process of “editing” to eliminate things I no longer loved, used, or needed, and as the project progressed, I was able to edit a room, and then enlist their help to organize it into a truly appealing and highly functional space. I was amazed by their boundless energy, and I recognized that I would have been unable to do it by myself. Cori hauled 15-20 heavy bags of clothing down a flight of stairs to deliver to a thrift shop. I would have abandoned the project long before, without her efficiency and hard effort. I really liked her vision for how to organize a room to make it work well. For instance in our kitchen, she was very attentive to what we used frequently (easy access) vs. only for parties (upper shelves). Six months out from the project it was still easy to find things—and even more importantly, to put them away again! Having an easily accessible place to put things away means that I actually DO put them away, and having organized the storage so it is easy to see everything means that I don’t waste time shuffling things around to find what is behind the first row of items.I'm updating this review because a year later, we decided to move out of LA, and relied on Cori and Karen to help us pack--and then they flew to our new home and helped us unpack in the space of 5 very busy and productive days. It would have taken us months without their help, but they got everything organized in a flash! We’re so grateful to Cori and Karen for organizing things to make best use of the storage space and easily access the things we need most frequently.