Photo Organizing and Genealogy
Before working with Patti I had a closet filled with family photographs, letters, wills, going back four generations on both my father’s family and my mother’s family. For years I have faithfully been preserving these boxes of material history. not having the slightest idea of how to process this material. My niece gave me the contact number for Basic Organization. I called, made an appointment and met with Janet. My life was transformed with in the first five minutes of our conversation. She recommended that I set an appointment with he associate Patti W. a profession archivist, this I did immediately. A whole new chapter has begun for me and my family photos.
She was especially helpful because Patti came with a plan and system of organizing my two basic families and then all the branching members. She was able to give me information on internet sites the specifically with family genealogy, She is teaching me how to scan and load information to internet sites such as the ‘cloud’ so my extended family members would all have access to this material. Patti has given me a dream come true, now I can follow thought on what I have been long to do for years.
I feel with Basic Organization I have a clear path to accomplishing so much work, perhaps even write a book
Linda, Washington DC
Calming Bedroom Chaos
I wanted to start off by saying that Patti was super fantastic and I can’t be more pleased with the transformation of my bedroom. What she was able to help me accomplish in 3 hours was more than I had done in over a year. It truly was impressive. She is patient, kind, efficient and focused which were all needed to get through that experience.
I had wanted her to help me with my office but I was inspired to organize it myself with the help of my daughter. I want you to let her know I have completely organized the rest of my home since her visit and now I am on to the beginning stage of decorating. I am so proud of myself and my home. I owe a offering of deep gratitude to her.
Teresa, McLean, VA
Small Business Organizing
My office feels so different. The desk space gives new energy – and space to create and work. The piles are gone and the valuable pieces sit in files. I have more energy. I look forward to future improvements in our lives.
Mary, Vienna, VA
I have been meaning to email you this testimonial to tell you what a life-saver you turned out to be! Our basement flooded last month during the big rain. We lost our carpet (big mess), but thanks to you, nothing else! Your re-org of our basement and garage and your recommendation that everything be up off the floor and organized on shelves probably saved us thousands of dollars in ruined outdoor and house gear. So thanks!!
Janine, Falls Church, VA
Organizing House Projects
I am enjoying my “new” house so much. I hardly had to do any work to get ready for the cleaning lady this week. It was so easy to lay my hands on my sewing supplies to get ready for my “retreat” this week.
I think about you often, because I’m enjoying much more freedom without all the extra stuff I had in my house. It’s a wonderful service you provide and I’m so glad I took advantage of it. It got me out of the “stuckness” I’d been in for a long time.
Cheryl, Oakton, VA
Organizing Through Difficult Times
I want to thank you for all that you did for us and for your understanding of Mary’s needs related to her parents’ items.
You were professional and clearly knew what you were doing, but, even more so, you were friendly, helpful and understanding of our needs.
Vaughn, Herndon, VA
Organizing a Storage Room
Thank you so much for helping make sense out of what was total chaos. My son Greg asked me if I sometimes just go in there and stand and look around, and yes I did for the first few days. – I’ll be shopping for a washer and dryer soon.
Fran, Fairfax Station, VA
Organizing a Home Office
I asked Janet to help me bring order out of the chaos that was my home office and in two afternoons, she and I together accomplished more than I have by myself in the last two years. Janet is effective and efficient, and has many good ideas for ways to deal with the paper tiger. With the system she helped me develop I’ve been able to stay up with my paperwork, and that’s a testimonial right there, I will ask Janet to come back in a couple of months to help me finish up. She’s wonderful.
April, Woodbridge, VA
Organizing and Staging a House for Sale
I really appreciate all you did for Bonnie. Her house looks wonderful and it was a very positive experience for her. I’m sure it is the first of many more collaborations.
Helen, Great Falls, VA
Organizing Home Office
Janet came in when I was ‘stuck’ during a reorganization of my office. I was anxious to get the office functional again as soon as possible, and to have it work far better than it had. I had emptied it out completely, and started to put it back together when Janet came to the rescue, mid-muddle. After listening to me and asking pertinent questions about my business, her professionalism and expertise restored calm and quickly put the rest of the puzzle in place. She arrived very prepared and quickly identified valuable solutions. I am very grateful I called her and will not hesitate to bring her in again
in the future.
Linda, Fairfax, VA
Organizing a Garage
We just want to Thank You for a JOB WELL DONE.
Thank you again for making my life (and the rest of my family) a lot organized, peaceful and relaxing.
Frank is so happy with the garage……….he can finally open those cabinets and actually find stuff.
I still have a little ways to go but with your help I’m on the right track. We are forever be grateful.
Flo, Bristow, VA
The Big Move
I am very pleased to be able to write this letter of reference for you.
The work you have done for me over the past year has made my life so
much easier in a not-so-easy time. Your help unpacking innumerable boxes after I moved from a 5-bedroom house and a 3-bedroom vacation house into a 2-bedroom condo was a godsend. Your efficient manner of unpacking, your ability to decide where everything should be placed significantly reduced my stress level.
Last winter when I needed to get my house ready to sell or rent, I was completely overwhelmed with the number of contractors who would have to be contacted, interviewed, quotes compared, hired, scheduled, supervised, and paid. You stepped in and recommended contractors you had worked with, hired them, managed their schedules, and oversaw their work. You managed to complete in less than 2 months what I had not been able to accomplish in 6 months. All the work that was done exceeded my expectations.
On your subsequent visits to me, you have provided a handy man to do a lot of chores around my new condo that I have been unable to do: hanging pictures, mounting speakers and wiring the stereo, installing shelves, even hanging my hammock.
You have filed boxes of papers, streamlining my filing system in the process. This is by no means a complete listing of the work you have done for me. To do that would be an exhausting task.
I thank you for your professionalism, friendly manner that put me so at ease as I faced these daunting tasks of the past year.
Linn, Gainesville, VA
I am writing this letter to recommend Janet Schiesl of Basic Organization as a professional organizer. I have been working with Janet for several months now with significant measurable results. We have cleaned and organized several of the worst areas of our home including my home office, the basement and garage. I can now find items at a moment’s notice and have a place to store items as well. She has moved furniture and storage units, where necessary, to provide the most efficient and comfortable use of space.
Janet is flexible in determining the most appropriate working arrangement and has tailored to her approach to fit my schedule and needs. Additionally, as I have needed it, she has provided shopping and charitable donation drop-off services. She is cheerful, non-judgmental, patient and sensitive to the sometimes difficult decisions involved in de-cluttering a household.
I look forward to my continued professional association with Janet and highly recommend her services.
Kitty, Fairfax, VA
Basic Organization helped me reclaim 1000 square feet of space in my basement! It’s hard to describe the feeling of walking into rooms that were completely full of clutter, or the frustration of trying to find things in the chaos. The amount of money we spent “replacing” lost items is embarrassing. It’s also hard to convey the way that having a beautiful new office and family room, as well as organized storage, craft, and food pantries has lowered my stress level.
Marcela was the perfect person to help me tackle the task initially, and then keep me motivated to continue the project to completion. She knew exactly when to push me and when to let me lead the way. Marcela taught me basic organization skills along the way so that I could work on tasks between visits and optimize my time with her. She even helped my daughter make some tweaks to her bedroom!
Janet has put together a wonderful organization with a terrific staff! She gave me very accurate estimates, and her staff kept to the agreed upon activities, time frames, and schedule. She kept in touch with me to make sure that my project was progressing to my satisfaction and confirmed appointments in advance so there were no miscommunications. There were no surprises and her rates were very reasonable, and exactly what she said they would be.
I strongly recommend Basic Organization.
Brigid, Centreville, VA