“With a wish to declutter my home, to downsize my belongings and to finish several long unattended projects, I was stymied as to where to start and how to stay on task over the long haul. Annie’s value in assisting me toward these goals became quickly apparent from our initial visit as she listened to my stated quandary and could accurately reflect back the whole problem. Her remarks showed that she could also see a way to the end goals and viewed the issue with fresh eyes.
I opted for her 12 hour session package and broke it into four 3-hour segments. Annie was always prompt and quite focused and energetic on arrival. There was no wasting of time on her part and consequently we plowed through quite a lot each session. That allowed me a sense of accomplishment which in turn energized me forward for the next session.
In short, my money was well spent. I made major inroads on some daunting projects, while finishing others and all while in the company of a positive, energetic personable young woman. Enjoying the rewards of accomplished goals with the focused help of Annie was well worth it.”
- Susan L. Clark, Seattle, WA
“I was getting ready to move and looking for support and inspiration in setting up an organized home and putting systems in place to keep it that way.
There are so many products and ideas related to organizing your home, it was wonderful to have Annie work directly with me and identify which ones would be the best fit for my family. Annie created a clear road map with specific ideas and products for me to move forward with organizing my home.
Annie is a great listener and incredibly professional. She identifies your problem areas and comes up with smart, feasible solutions to help you create and maintain the organized space you envision. She also has great energy and is a pleasure to work with.”
- Kimberly C., Los Angeles, CA
“I love working with Annie! She is a great listener, smart, compassionate, motivated, resourceful and hardworking. Working with her is a fantastic experience from start to finish. Annie came prepared to work and we moved mountains together. I love the way she quietly listens and then has a thoughtful solution. She has a wonderful way of asking with respect and care….do you still want to keep this? – which helped me effectively sift and sort – and get rid of things that I no longer needed.
We started working on my new office – and I valued her excellent suggestions on how best to organize all my files – and how to consolidate all my resources into one room. Also, I greatly appreciated that at the end of each of our 3-4 hour working sessions – we had cleaned up what we were working on – and I had more room in my closets, more systems in place to keep me organized and more ease in my life. I purchased a 12 hour package and it was worth every penny – and then some! I can’t wait to start another organizing project with Annie.”
- Cindi Schoettler, Seattle WA
“I loved working with Annie because she got right to work and was completely fearless about tackling a huge mess. I was overwhelmed and scared of the project. Then she gave me manageable piles to tackle (decide what to keep, toss, give away) and she organized our working space to accommodate the three categories of ‘stuff’ we had to deal with. Also the work happened quickly and efficiently, and the most amazing thing was the result! It was gorgeous – she has a good eye for design and aesthetics, as well as organization, which was wonderful.
Annie was professional, efficient, thorough, considerate of my needs and priorities – of what’s meaningful to me – She let me make all the decisions and managed the process of getting it done – She took care of my overwhelm. Thank you! Wonderful results!!“
- Jacqui Smith-Bates, Seattle WA
“Annie had a friendly but no-nonsense demeanor and we got to work right away. Annie “encouraged” me to get rid of duplicate items (“Barbara, do you really need six similar sized vases? Do you think two would be enough?”) without pressuring me or being annoyed with me if I wanted to keep something.
Annie suggested ways to organize the “keepers” and put them in their new places, bagged up and listed the items to be donated, and then put the tossed items in garbage bags and carried them to the curb. I was so encouraged by the amazing progress we made that first day–I could see light at the end of the tunnel! It felt good to see results of our hard work, but I was having fun as well. After 12 sessions with Annie, my house has been transformed.”
Barbara Coden, West Bloomfield MI
“I was suffocating under an ever-increasing avalanche of paper generated by my professional practice. I felt as if I had no extra time to devote to this project that appeared overwhelming to me each time I surveyed it. Every time I started to try to organize even a small corner of it, I would become frustrated and give up.
What was most valuable about working with Annie was the way in which she personalized the system she created. She didn’t walk in and impose her way of doing things on me. The process was much more ‘organic.’ We worked together, she got to know me and some of the personality traits that led to the clutter situation, and she designed it all in a way that could easily be assimilated right into the rhythm of my life and my work day.”
- Emily M., Birmingham MI
“Annie transformed an overwhelming job that stymied me for years into manageable pieces that we could handle step-by-step. When Annie arrives at my house, she is focused and ready to get going. Annie works very quickly. I have been amazed to see so much accomplished in so little time. When I am ready to tackle the next problem area, I’m calling Annie!”
-Ronna R., Birmingham MI
“Annie helped me transform our hall closets and basement storage area from a mess of anything we needed to store (and hide), to organized, clearly labeled workable space. She has the vision to be able jump immediately into the job, not wasting a second, and works tirelessly until the task is complete. My husband actually asked her to come back to help him organize his closet (I never thought that would happen!) and the system she devised for him is keeping him organized. We had fun working with Annie, too! We enjoy showing guests in our home how neat and well organized these areas are now. We plan to have Annie back to help us with more closets very soon.”
- Beth M., West Bloomfield MI
“As a boutique designer firm in New York, I have been exposed to a plethora of houses and apartments. Many of my projects have included residences and professional offices in New York, the Hamptons and Seattle, Washington, and through Live Simply all of those spaces have been perfected. Translating my clients’ lifestyles and needs into a stunning as well as functional environment is my main goal. With Annie’s services I was able to give my clients not only a beautiful home to live in but one that was organized to their individual needs. You do not know what you are missing until you use Live Simply!”
-Alyse Ruth Designs, New York City
“She is a true professional—easy to work with, fun, but all business when it comes to getting the job done. I would readily rehire her in the future. Having been a business owner for many years, I know the importance of top notch, sharp young people—especially those who are solid and hardworking. Annie is one of those rare candidates.”
–Terry A., CEO & Founder of Benevon, Seattle, WA
“I recently hired this young woman to help get my kitchen organized. I am a busy wife, mother of three and currently a returning college student. With no time to attend to the organizational needs of my house, I sought Annie’s services. She works efficiently, with clear focus about the task at hand and is extremely pleasant. I highly recommend her for any organizing needs.”
– Joanne L., NY
“I have used Live Simply twice now, and can only say you must make an appointment as soon as possible. Annie has a way of organizing that I was unaware even existed. Her belief in making life easy and efficient has helped me manage my everyday life. As a college student and first year medical student, I would not have been able to keep my room, closet, and work area a comfortable living environment if I did not have Annie’s help.”
- Nicole R., NY