It’s a great feeling knowing that Carla is there for my mom, since I moved out of state. Since she is a trained RN, I know that she will recognize health issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. My mom also feels better knowing that there is someone there for her to call if she needs help sorting her mail or cleaning out a closet. They have become close friends and meet regularly.
Carla Pickerill is an amazing combination of practical and creative. Shortly after the death of my husband, I hired her to help me sort and organize paperwork, shuffle and remove belongings from my home and improve storage areas. Best of all, she was caring and compassionate during my troubling time. Thank you, Carla for helping me jump start my recovery into this new chapter of my life!
I cannot tell you how Carla with Organized Creative Designs has saved the health and relationships within my family. Living with a hoarder has extreme challenges. Interpersonal familial dynamics add more difficulty to the situation. With Carla’s help, the entire family benefited from her calm, decisive, structured approach to working with the hoarder. We are so grateful that the previously unhealthy situation has been resolved. It is with great admiration and respect that I recommend Carla to work with your organizational challenges.
April 10, 2017
This letter commends and recommends your work as a professional organizer.
Before meeting you, I worked unsuccessfully with three professional organizers. They seemed inexperienced, and working with them seemed to cause me more stress and worry rather than reducing stress.
My apartment held several decades of memorabilia and papers from teaching, training, writing, and mental health advocacy careers. I also kept gifts, large and small; school and office supplies; craft material and supplies for projects I will never complete; and things I bought to replace items I missplaced in the apartment.
At our initial interview in November 2016, you listened attentively and extensively before suggesting a plan of action. You validated my extreme emotional discomfort with what seemed to me to be an impossible project. You respected my stated belief that, although I couldn’t logically understand it, much of my clutter had very real, deep emotional meaning.
We’ve worked collaboratively from the start, with a plan and schedule that were clear and flexible. We often modified plans and schedules to meet my emotional, physical, time- management, and financial needs. You utilize constructive feedback, suggestions, options, encouragement, and support to help me reach my goals.
My mental and other physical health have significantly improved in the four and a half months you have worked for/with me. I have more energy and time to do things I enjoy.
I value your professionalism and expertise in organizing and problem solving. I look forward to retaining your services until I feel comfortable with my home and my life.
I have recommended you to friends and associates.
You are welcome to forward this letter, with my contact information, to prospective and new customers. When I was looking for a professional organizer, I would have liked to see reviews from other customers.