My clients’ satisfaction is my greatest reward….
Maggie makes the moving experience exactly as her name suggests: Calm, Cool and Uncluttered!
“Moving can be very stressful, especially if you’re unprepared. Maggie makes the moving experience exactly as her name suggests: Calm, Cool and Uncluttered! Her unique and compassionate approach makes organizing and downsizing for a move easier and more relaxed.
We love every opportunity to move Maggie and her clients because we know everything will be ready and her clients will be feeling well supported on what could otherwise be a difficult day.”
Morgan Sutherland, You Move Me, Victoria, BC
Because of Maggie’s experience she was able to quickly strategize and help me focus on where to start. She broke things down into manageable tasks for me.
“I decided to hire a professional organizer as I had recently downsized my apartment, had an overwhelming amount of stuff for my new space and a year later I was still partly living out of boxes. I needed some guidance to know where to start and wanted some support for the process. I chose Maggie because out of all the websites I looked at, hers was the easiest to navigate and her services were clear and accessible.
Because of Maggie’s experience she was able to quickly strategize and help me focus on where to start. She broke things down into manageable tasks for me. Maggie allowed me to guide the process as we went, but provided much needed structure when I became overwhelmed and scattered.
One thing I found particularly useful was that she asked me lots of thought provoking questions that I would never have thought to ask myself. For example, “what do you want to see when you first walk through your front door?” These really helped us focus in on making the changes that were important to me.
Maggie helped me create organizing systems that work well for me. She was able to zero in on how I like to store things and had bins available for purchase to put in the space right away. As I don’t like shopping this was a dream for me.
Maggie was super patient, unassuming and easy to get along with. She was kind and diplomatic when asking about whether certain belongings were still useful to me. With Maggie there was a feeling of calm and ease to the whole process. I feel a sense of relief and accomplishment and can now take pride in my space.”
Elizabeth M., Victoria, BC
….arranged the furniture, hung pictures and put things away so that with no difficulty I was able to find everything.
“Thanks to Saija* and Maggie, what I thought was going to be a nightmare move from my house into a retirement home turned out to be almost enjoyable. They took care of everything from sorting through belongings to be either kept, sold or donated, to packing, heaving heavy boxes around, and settling me into my new suite. They arranged the furniture, hung pictures and put things away so that with no difficulty I was able to find everything. I couldn’t have done it without them. Furthermore they were always cheerful in many stressful situations. I can recommend their services without reservation.”
*[Saija Tissari of Ducks in a Row and I work as a team when one of our clients need to quickly prepare for a move]*
Ann, Victoria, BC
…Maggie has listened to my business management issues intently and the results of her advice have me significantly more organized and I feel less overwhelmed.
“I hired Maggie after assisting her with her online marketing because I found her to be incredibly personable and knowledgeable on a skill I have never been very good at – organizing.
After a few sessions Maggie has listened to my business management issues intently and the results of her advice have me significantly more organized and I feel less overwhelmed. In fact, I have enjoyed Maggie’s work so much we have recently arranged a trade of services so I can assist her with her business marketing in exchange for her wise counsel and organization skills on a weekly basis. I do not take such trades lightly but I can say with certainty this was an excellent decision.
If you have the need for a kind, caring and genuinely professional organizer to assist you in organizing your professional and/or personal life then Maggie is your best choice in Victoria, BC and Southern Vancouver Island.”
Ross Dunn, Stepforth Web Marketing, Inc., Victoria, BC
You’ve really changed our lives.
“Maggie I just wanted to say thanks again. I can’t believe the impact an organized place has had on the kids. We got the tree and decorations up today. Kitchen’s spotless. Kids are used to their closet boxes already. But they are soooo APPRECIATIVE. So I have to thank you once again. I’m sure our Christmas will be so much better now. You’ve really changed our lives. Thanks.”
Rick, Victoria, BC
Maggie has been one of my strongest secret allies.
“For a couple of years now Maggie has been one of my strongest secret allies. She has helped us with many projects: organizing and packing our clients homes before we start renovations, and re-organizing clients when they move back to their new homes. We, and our clients, have always been amazed at how much Maggie has brought to the table with her suggestions and her ability to maximize storage while keeping spaces uncluttered.
Maggie’s background as a social worker has been a great asset for her business, and I have to say that has set the bar high in her own industry as she truly understands the personal struggles that an individual can have and how to resolve these struggles to achieve a functional and well organized home or even a work environment.
Last year, we hired Maggie to help us with our own storage at Meade Design Group. Even when we had a decent system, her suggestions and the fact that she implemented these suggestions helped us to create a storage system that after a year is still as organized and functional as the day she finished it. Perhaps we had the ideas, but not the time to implement them, but what we found is that her time was totally worth it.
I think I have been a bit selfish keeping her all for us, so I needed to share what incredible services she offers to our community, and how much she has helped me with our clients and our own needs. Being organized brings a sense of peace and tranquility.”
Ivan Meade, C.G.D, Meade Design Group
As soon as I met Maggie, her professional and friendly demeanor instantly calmed my anxiety with trying to work and pack up my house.
“I found Maggie’s site by searching for organizing services for our move. She sounded exactly like what I was looking for as running a busy business I needed someone I could trust to help me pack and get organized for a huge move.
As soon as I met Maggie, her professional and friendly demeanor instantly calmed my anxiety with trying to work and pack up my house. She was such a pleasure to work with and I looked forward to her arrival each day as she was quick, calm and had great ideas in organizing and packing up our belongings.
Moving is one of the most challenging and stressful times of a person’s life and I would not have been able to do it on my own and I am so grateful to have had Maggie helping me along. She provided a calming effect around her work. Not only did she help me pack and organize, but once we moved she came to organize and set up my kitchen efficiently and perfectly.
I would, without hesitation, recommend Maggie for any organizational task you may need as you will find her professional, efficient and hardworking. She’s a caring and calm individual to work with especially if you are downsizing or trying to organize your living or business space which can be overwhelming on your own.
I know I will definitely use her services again in the future.
Thank you Maggie, you were a pleasure to meet!”
Charmaine Porcella, Owner of Il Covo Trattoria
Confidentiality was a big deal with me and I felt very comfortable with Maggie.
“One of the big reasons I wanted to explore working with Maggie was because I thought her website was beautiful, calm and clean, and she seemed nice.
Once I started working with Maggie I found her to be professional, friendly and easy to deal with. She made the task at hand seem easier and sometimes the process was even light-hearted. She was there to keep me going when I would have given up on my own. Confidentiality was a big deal with me and I felt very comfortable with Maggie.
Maggie taught me a lot about organization and tactics to get into the job. She helped me get started with what was a big project. She started me off in the right direction and gave me good homework assignments to complete between sessions.
I now feel much more organized and I have a plan to keep things that way.”
Irene, Victoria, BC
Working with Maggie has enabled me to get things done that I find too overwhelming to tackle on my own.
“Working with Maggie has enabled me to get things done that I find too overwhelming to tackle on my own. She helps keep me focused and encourages me to think about something I am hesitant to let go of, without pushing too far. Sometimes I just need a little extra time to realize I don’t need that item any more.
I find it extremely helpful that Maggie helps me take donations down to my car and that I am able to buy storage bins from her if they work for my space.
Now, I can see that my vision for my condo is doable. I just have to stick with it and get it done.
When I do some tidying up on my own now, it doesn’t take as long to do it, and I like the feeling of things being tidy, so it stays tidy for a little bit longer.”
Janice, Victoria, BC
Maggie’s calmness and direct approach allowed me to take a step back from what I was doing…and in a few short hours…make simple changes that made sense, are effective and continue to provide simplicity.
“Like many busy professionals I rely heavily on the organization and systems I have in place to keep me moving forward. And I found myself again and again discovering the truth of the concept ‘you cannot out-perform your environment’. I seemingly only had time to maintain (poorly) what I was doing rather than move my projects forward. Realizing this, I looked for support.
Maggie’s calmness and direct approach allowed me to take a step back from what I was doing, gain my breath and altitude and in a few short hours discover and make simple changes that made sense, are effective and continue to provide simplicity and valuable breathing space. I am continuing to enjoy the results in my own clarity, focus and progress on projects. Maggie’s compassion for and understanding of the impact of the old made it possible for me to let go and create something new and effective, supported by a solid understanding of what works and what does not.
Maggie’s services are invaluable, straightforward and effective – and I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Dr. Don Goodeve, Brentwood Bay, BC 2 Jul 2015
…we explored some of my fears behind why I hold onto stuff and this has helped me immensely in letting go and simplifying my life.
“For many years I have lived in a cluttered and disorganized environment in both my professional and my personal life. When Maggie met me I was feeling very overwhelmed and stressed by my inability to be able to retrieve information in my work environment in a timely fashion.
We began with a plan to bring organization into my office. Maggie implemented principles and systems that de-cluttered my office and brought a new ability to manage the ongoing paper flow. During this process we explored some of my fears behind why I hold onto stuff and this has helped me immensely in letting go and simplifying my life.
Almost 5 months after we completed the renewal of my work space I am very proud to say that the organizational systems are still being utilized. I feel much more in control and am enjoying working in my office. I am so thankful for Maggie’s patience and her ability to plan steps towards a more organized and less stressful work space.”
Dave Grice M.A., R.C.C. – Pastor & Clinical Counselor
…she went out of her way to bring in samples and source the availability of recommended organizing products.
“Maggie developed a long-term filing system for my children’s photos, art projects and selected school work. She created a result of which we as a family are proud and happy. Her solution is workable for even our young children who can now, with pride, review their previous years’ work and plan their new year’s portfolios.
Maggie was fantastic to work with; she set realistic project timelines with clear milestones, and went out of her way to bring in samples and source the availability of recommended organizing products. Her work manner is organized, calm, efficient, and fun with a creative edge and attention to detail.
Maggie’s advice and the organizational solutions she offered have freed up more time to spend enjoying other family activities.
Karen D., Victoria, BC
I so appreciate Maggie’s gentle, focusing style and her sensitivity to some of the emotional aspects of de-cluttering.
“I had a number of boxes of family photographs and envelopes full of negatives which dated back over 30 years. I was feeling immobilized and just didn’t know how to begin to bring some order to the collection. Maggie helped me to come up with a plan, helped me to categorize the photos and also accompanied me on the trip to purchase organizing supplies.
I so appreciate Maggie’s gentle, focusing style and her sensitivity to some of the emotional aspects of de-cluttering. It’s clear to me that Maggie has done a tremendous amount of background work, research and skill development, in order to provide a valuable and effective service.
I would certainly recommend Maggie to anyone who is faced with the challenges of bringing order into their lives.”
Phillippa Doherty, Victoria, BC