Here is what people have to say about me....
"Life’s uphill battles…The moving saga continues. I finally got out of my garage, found a hair brush, and have food to survive another week. Through all of the craziness, once again I am reminded of how blessed I am to have the friends and family that I have. And my mom hired a “home organizer” who saved me! She has a company called, “Get organized by Deb” and she went so far above and beyond what was expected – she is a testament to what it means to really show up with the highest standards. (As did her husband, who helped me for a half an hour, as I tried to find ways to maneuver my car in and out of the garage.) If you are in the bay area, she is someone you want to know." ~ Michelle D (Michelle D. has her own wonderful and inspirational podcast. She discusses my services in http://thegamechangerpodcast.com/calm/)
"Right from the start, Deb was warm, helpful, straightforward, and super-excited to come and see what she could do. I knew I wanted her to help me within a minute of our initial phone conversation. She came over for the consultation and had amazing ideas for rearranging the space, creating more storage, and navigating some unique logistics. Deb has a lot of experience and she is very enthusiastic about her work. I found myself amazed at her how her endless ideas could be honed in to a few choices, as she sent me suggestions for both storage items and space-saving ideas on the boat. All the while, Deb was well aware of the fact that "stuff" can be very emotional and anxiety provoking. She was very deferential to those feelings as they came up and helped put me at ease whenever she could. It's been only a few sessions and we are miles ahead of where we began,. Per Deb's suggestion, we moved the bed to the smaller room, gutted an existing closed with an attached built in and installed a custom closet configuration from the Container Store. Deb was with us every step of the way. She came to the Container Store to help with the ordering of our closet configuration and came to oversee the installation of this closet as well. We have a couple more projects to accomplish on this boat and I will be hiring Deb to help me again. For now, she has given us so much peace in such a short amount of time with her simple, logical, effective organization of our pantry and bedroom. If you are embarking on an organization project, I highly recommend Deb. She is worth her weight (and then some) in gold." ~ Marilyn P.
"If you want a combination organizer/therapist/workhorse/galpal, call Debbie. She's the best! She smiled her way through three hours with me and my husband in our cluttered mess of a garage, helping us sort into keep/donate/toss and sharing ideas for further organizing down the road. She later followed up with a detailed list of links to the shelves and other products she'd suggested. It's so worth it to have her help in checking off those organizational to-dos that keep homeowners up at night! I recommend her without hesitation." ~ Karen W.
"I wasn't sure what to expect when Deb came over, but I was totally impressed with the results! I moved into a small one bedroom apartment and was worried about how to organize my clothes and other items in the space provided. Deb came over and helped me declutter, organize, and feel sane about my new space!
For every appointment, Deb was on time, inquiring about things before making any radical changes. I gave her my budget and she purchased items that suited my space, giving me the option to veto things she had bought. Having gone from an 8 drawer dresser to 6, Deb ensured everything fit and she also helped me purge items I haven't worn in years, organized space in my kitchen, closets and apartment built-ins. On top of all that, Deb is simply a wonderful person with a warm heart, sense of humor, and kindness that make all the difference when you have someone working closely with you in your home." ~ James O.
"First and foremost: Deb is seriously a *gem* of a human being! She's ever so friendly, warm, and caring, which simply adds to the pleasure of working with her on any project! I first met her through a fundraiser event, and she organized the stunning gift baskets that were raffled off (almost 10 of them all filled to the brim with wonderful treats & goodies and so beautifully presented!) Deb also helped organize an emergency clothing closet at the MSC-South homeless shelter where I'm a Volunteer Coordinator, and somehow she made sense of the mini-mountains that had collected sky-high during the holidays (a great problem to have but stressful to handle internally as we didn't have any staff-time to help make sense of anything) - it was seriously as if she'd waved a magic-wand and poof! In a few hours the room was intuitively organized and so much more accessible than it ever had been before! If you're looking for a talented person who's also personable, professional, and an overall great human being to make sense of an organizational need that's been stressing you out -- CALL DEB! -- Your life and work/living space will be that much better for it, I promise!" ~ Anjali V.
"I had the most inconvenient of master closets ... poorly layed out and not nearly enough room for both mine and my huband's clothing. Debbie to the rescue! She not only figured out what pieces to buy to make the closet more effective, but she was able to do it in a way that allowed ALL of our clothes fit! She also rearranged my clothing drawers with various sized baskets from IKEA so that I can now see everything in my drawers. Debbie, you are a LIFE SAVER! With a new baby on the way, I couldn't imagine having our clothes split between our closet and the baby's room. Trust me when I say, if you think it can't be done, call Debbie. She'll figure out how to make it work! And, she's worth every penny!" ~ Tara R.
"I don't normally write reviews (this is my first one) but I really want to let everyone know what a wonderful experience I had having Deb help me organize my place to make room for my new baby. I live in a small one bedroom and space is very tight. At the time Deb first saw it, my place was cluttered and had very little storage available - and I was about 8 months pregnant. I was not in the mood to focus on organizing my space, and I had very little energy to devote to it. Deb completely transformed my apartment to one that works perfectly for my baby and me. She helped me to get items over to Goodwill, put other items in storage, purchase and assemble storage furniture, and do everything related to organizing that I did not have the energy for. She shopped for me and picked up storage baskets and other small items, she sent me links for online purchase of cabinets and larger pieces so I could easily order them, and by the time the baby arrived, my place was ready. One reason I recommend Deb so highly is she is extremely good at organizing, but she is also really friendly and easy to get along with, which is important when you have someone in your house going through your stuff with you! I highly recommend giving Deb a call if you have any organizing needs. I wish I had known about her and used her services earlier because I think I would have enjoyed living in my apartment and entertaining more over these last few years if I had had a little help from Deb with the organizing." ~ Stephanie R.
"Debbie Ghiglieri sincerely loves her work! And I sincerely love her work! Debbie came to my workplace on a Saturday and helped me reorganize my desk, my stacks of papers, my files, and even part of my computer. Debbie is a great listener, and a very quick study - she understood exactly what I have to do in my position. I didn't get canned answers or solutions - these were customized solutions to my particular job demands...and to my personality and style. Debbie doesn't dictate, she has a sensitive way of guiding me to a better solution. Debbie also has a lot of patience - I can get a little squirrely and she helped me focus and document what she was teaching me and suggesting, so I would not forget! I have been telling my friends and coworkers about Debbie's gifts for organization and time management consulting. And, I admit it, she is infectiously fun too." ~ Lynn G.
"I have always fancied myself as organized but with a recent influx of work, I knew staying on top of everything was going to be tricky. I called in reinforcements--Deb to the rescue! Deb was so helpful in making constructive suggestions on how to reorganize my home office and more importantly, how to keep a separation between home and office. And now that I have implemented her office layout plan, I need to have her back for phase 2. I can't wait! Deb's excellent organizing skills make her an agent for relaxation--an organized office fosters peace of mind! No matter the size of your project, you won't go wrong with having Deb come in to help you get a handle on your organizational needs. I know I can't wait for my Spring Reorg session!" ~ Wendy T.
"Debbie has been an invaluable help to me over the past few weeks helping me with an office move and garage / storage space cleanup. I cannot begin to say how painless she made this process - going through 18 years of paperwork and samples, wrangling my garage, negotiating "hot spots" between my husband's stuff and mine, bolstering me when I needed encouragement, offering creative solutions for finding good homes for unwanted items, the list goes on and on. There were so many times when I turned around from unpacking a box to see that she had completely cleaned up an area that I was dreading. Along with great enthusiasm, she brought so much care and sensitivity, pushing me to deal with items that she knew could be moved along and guiding me around things that I just couldn't quite tackle yet. Not only did I feel completely comfortable sharing all of my "organizational sins" (we won't even discuss my office supply hoarding issues) but she made each day feel fun, like hanging out with a great friend and getting SO much done at the same time. If you have any projects that you have been putting off, or want to do a New Year "spring cleaning", please call Debbie - you could not be in better hands!" ~ Dayala L.
"Debbie is awesome - and the person you want to help bring you back on track. She's kind, sensitive, focused and thorough. Without judgement, she'll look at the area of your life that needs organizing, get to the task, and not stop until it's complete. In my case we walked things out to the trash, recycling, and the bag for Goodwill was in my car before she left. She gently would not take "I'll just do that later" for an answer - which was wonderful! Every bit of the project was off my "To Do" list. I plan to have her back soon to work on my desk/paperwork. I highly recommend her for home, business and/or project organization." ~ Maryellen B.
“Debbie has a gentle manner which made me very comfortable bringing her into some of my more cluttered spaces. She is my third organizer, but the first organizer who helped me re-do the closets.....and it stuck! Eight months later and they are still in order. She is very easy to work with and together, we made steady, continual progress. Her encouraging manner helped me complete my goals in a much shorter time frame than I would have ever been accomplish alone.” ~ Maude M.
"I hired Debbie as a professional organizer to help de-clutter, organize and reshape my home to function and look better. And wow did she do that! Her approach was very co-creative when necessary and autonomous when possible. She worked with me to help me get rid of things that were no longer serving me and she also had a wonderful, personal touch to this process as there is an emotional component to letting go of the "old". Most importantly, Debbie somehow manages to create space out of nothing. I came home to a closet that was so organized and so much more spacious that I couldn't believe it. I used to HATE my closet and now I like it. Debbie approaches every inch of your home by seeing new possibilities and making them happen - and it's all done with genuine care and attention that shows just how much she loves her work. I highly recommend Debbie!" ~ Heidi K.
"Deb isn't afraid to roll her sleeves up and get to work! She was a tremendous help in organizing my storage unit. I use this unit for business purposes so it was key for me to be able to find what I needed, when I needed it. She installed several shelving units to maximize what little space I had and categorized everything for me as well. The best part about working with Deb was her attitude. She seems to always be in a cheerful mood which made working with her extremely easy. I highly recommend Deb for any of your organizational needs, she's the bees knees!" ~ Dan G.
"Deb can organize anything in your personal or professional space. If you are overwhelmed by clutter and stuck at a junction and you can't see your way, don't give up, do get Deb. Be surprised with the help Deb can offer and the simple solutions someone not personally involved can show you. Give yourself a gift of getting help with whatever you need; to downsize declutter, discard or delete. We all have too much and half the time we don't know where things are. Put up shelfs, clear containers, color coordination, Deb is the master. Gift yourself the gift of organization and take back your life." ~ MaryJane D.
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