My varied work experience, upbringing, personality type, and personal value system are what make me an ideal organizer and packer. I have excellent work ethics, a calming personality, high IQ and EQ, patience, and the ability to focus and stay on task until a job is done.
Being a minimalist and an INFJ (for you psychology buffs) is extremely helpful when it comes to being a professional organizer and packer, and besides that, I truly love what I do.
My clients always tell me how liberating it is to have help getting organized and clutter-free and how grateful they are that they didn't have to face the overwhelming task alone.
I pride myself on always being honest and trustworthy. Only when you're dealing with the truth, even if it's "the ugly truth" can you find a clear solution. Since I was a teenager people have entrusted me with their children, pets, homes, codes, keys, cars, credit cards, and cash.
I have several years experience as an organizer. I truly have been doing this since I was a child. While my grandmother was tending to cooking, gardening or hanging out the laundry, I'd be inside organizing her rooms and closets to help out.
My grandmother was my inspiration and greatest teacher when it came to learning respect, manners, nurturing, and making a house a home, which has made me a rare "domestic goddess".
My clients appreciate my variety of skills and knowledge and their gratitude means everything to me. I have excellent local references.
As a conscious steward of this planet, I use organic, eco-friendly, and local resources whenever possible. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, & BUY & HIRE LOCAL as much as possible.
What I do is so satisfying. I'm excited to start your home makeover and help take the pressure off of you so you can get back to following your bliss...or whatever you'd rather be doing.
"Carly is fantastic. I have worked with her for several years. I trust her completely and she has so many creative ideas. She's extremely hardworking, punctual, gracious, and low key. She never criticizes or judges and she goes beyond what is expected at every turn. I find her extremely thoughtful, deep, generous- truly a rare person. I can't recommend her highly enough." --- Dr. H. Sellers, professor and author
"I travel for work so I decided to downsize my place. I knew I needed major help to tackle the move. I found The Ideal Assistant on Yelp! Thank goodness for Carly! She was able to make me focus on what needed to be done and prevented me from having a full on freak out/meltdown. And she enjoys doing all of these things that I hate! She's is professional, prompt, and patient. She helped me feel less overwhelmed by setting realistic tasks that we could accomplish each day. With her leading the way, we worked as long as we needed to, to organize, pack and purge, and be ready for the rapidly approaching moving day. And we did it! Carly was extremely flexible and willing to help me on weekends and hours that were convenient for me. Now I'm working with her to unpack and organize my new space, and to keep it uncluttered.
I'm so glad that I found her." --- K.H., MD
"Six weeks after my husband, of 36 years, passed, I was struggling with the budget and the bills. I had no experience whatsoever, as my husband dealt with all of it throughout our marriage. When Carly offered her help I didn't think it was possible to do. My desk was covered with piles of bills, letters, and envelopes not yet opened. She took the piles of papers and went through them with complete confidence, calling banks, utility companies, credit card companies, health and car insurance companies, and other business people, calmly introducing herself and explaining the situation, as I was just not able to cope with any of it. She set up auto-pays online so that I could cut back on the paper clutter and not have to worry about missing a due date. She created a spreadsheet of my bills and income, a budget for me to refer to, to keep control of my spending. By the time she finished the task (in 3 short visits), I was able to see the light. I am so grateful and amazed with Carly’s ability to deal with a crisis situation. Thank you, Carly!" ---M. Thomas
Carly is a multi-dimensional professional who can offer several valuable skill sets.---J. K.
"As I embarked on a huge life-changing event, moving from my home of 36 years to a new home, I enlisted Carly to help me organize and prepare. She did so much more! Carly became not only my assistant but also my friend. She helped me organize my house and took the pressure off of me having to keep up with so many details. She created lists of what needed to be done and then followed through with the completion of each one. When the big day finally arrived and I was moving into my new home, Carly was there to help me organize everything into the new space and took extra time to ensure I was settled in and ready to move into this next chapter of my life. I adore Carly and give two very high thumbs up to the work she does!" --M. Ball
"Carly worked in my home as a personal assistant for over a year until moving. She came in with a great sense of responsibility and desire to be in a position of assistance with follow through and professionalism. She is timely, orderly, focused, and interested in learning and expanding her already wide range of skills. From web assistance and marketing to cooking delicious meals, handling errands, and helping with the care of two large dogs, Carly has proven herself many times to be a capable and trustworthy personal assistant. I feel blessed to have her assistance." ---J. Robinson