I suppose I inherited my organizing knack from my mother. In my childhood home, there was no such thing as clutter. Household paperwork and paid bills were filed, never piled. Kitchen storage containers were nested and stacked by size or function. Canned goods were sorted by type to stand in rows, like soldiers. And everything was labeled - be it leftovers in the freezer, an unused lamp wrapped in plastic in the basement, or seasonal clothes hibernating in storage.
During my years in corporate America, juggling multiple customer accounts, I had both supervisors and clients ask me "how do you keep track of it all?" I was a bit dumbfounded by the question. I had to be efficient and organized to handle my job responsibilities - I just assumed everyone else operated the same way.
By understanding the needs and goals of my clients, I strive to introduce a similar sense of order and efficiency into their lives.
I'm a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of NAPO. As a member, I have the opportunity to increase my knowledge and learn new techniques through course offerings and regular meetings. Membership also gives me access to the combined experience of 4000+ NAPO members around the country.
"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."
- A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Daria, great job! I loved your attitude, pro-active spirit, great planning, and organizational skills! - G. G.
We had Organize This Place! come to our home to help us tackle our space and clutter issues. Daria is both professional and courteous, but what we appreciate most is her positive attitude no matter how daunting the project and her ability to come up with solutions that fit our individual needs. From large shelving solutions to smaller details, she listens, makes suggestions, and once we decide on a direction, she works diligently and efficiently, with amazing energy and perserverance to help make it happen. Even now, after many months, we are still using and appreciating the systems she set up for us. - M. C. H.
Daria took a long dreaded process of de-cluttering and actually made it fun (yes!) and gratifying. She is pleasant to work with and listens to your concerns and objectives. Then, she digs in. She is totally open to your input and accepts direction easily. You can help as little or as much as you want. She really wants her clients to be satisfied and happy with the result. And was I ever!! - J. B.
Daria is really dedicated to helping people gain peace of mind by developing ways for them to organize and stay organized. Life is better since Daria was here! - G. H.