December 9, 2017
To Whom It May Concern:
Last summer, as I approached the sale of my seven bedroom beloved home on a two acre estate where I had lived for over twenty-seven years, I went into overwhelm over how to accomplish the move. All was confusion, fear, disorganization, and panic in my mind as I faced letting go of many cherished belongings.
I had a tight deadline and needed someone to help me physically clean out closets, drawers, rooms, attic and basement and then to sort, toss, file, label, pack and dispose of everything. I needed an orderly plan for the move. Emotionally, I was also dealing with the anxiety of moving. Thankfully, I found the solution online with Patty Barr, “The Elegant Organizer”, who is charming, compassionate and trustworthy.
From day one, Patty was a true professional who knew just how to get started and lead me through the process of moving from chaos to organization. My hope was to downsize and live more simply, and step by step, she taught me new habits and processes to reach that goal. She was always reassuring, kind, and considerate and never pushed me to do more than I could handle. She always came on time to my home for six, four-hour sessions, and had great energy and knowledge of what to do with everything from large furniture down to the smallest nick knack. She physically took away many carloads of items to be donated or tossed, and brought an assistant when necessary. She kept accurate track of all donation items and gave me lists for tax purposes of what was donated. Patty was also at my home for three days to oversee the movers and insure an orderly process throughout.
In the end, I am so grateful that Patty, The Elegant Organizer, helped me to restore order, calm and tranquility to my life. I would recommend her and her team’s services to anyone who hopes to live a clutter free and more organized life. I am confident that she will be there for you all the way.
At long last, and with many apologies for the long delay, I have attached my letter of recommendation for your business. Composing is hard when I want to express my thoughts and feelings.
I hope this is what you have in mind and that it will be helpful for your marketing efforts, especially in bringing you new clients. I'm happy to adjust the verbiage if necessary.
I will always be a great fan of yours and am available to help further in any way. I hope your personal life is improving and that the holidays will be pleasant. Call when and if you wish.
Just FYI, the Closing on the house has still not taken place! I have hired a litigation lawyer to make an appeal to the Zoning Board of WHB, and hopefully it will see fit to give me a Certificate of Occupancy so the buyers can get what they bargained for and I can move on with my life.
Thank you so much for all of your help in this very difficult and emotional task. Your professionalism, organization, efficiency and genuine kindness definitely eased our burden. You did a wonderful job with the house. Our aunt and uncle would have liked you very much!
We will stay in touch regarding any future needs. Thanks again.
My experience with Patty Barr and her colleagues was perfect from start to finish. I asked Patty to help me with my move and packing. At first it was supposed to be most of the contents of my house to be moved to a storage unit. I was given a flat quote for the job that I thought was very reasonable. Then each week, my plans seemed to change ie: not moving stuff into storage, selling furniture etc….Patty was always extremely flexible with each new plan and even offered to help me sell some stuff at no extra charge….Patty and Theresa came a couple of days before to pack and help my kids pack up their rooms…never a complaint and always enthusiasm as they worked. They were truly happy to see me start my new life chapter. I was very nervous the days up to the move as well as moving day…of course it’s a very stressful time…They were always upbeat and had words of encouragement that the move will go smoothly . The day of the move, Rich Jr. and Patty’s son were the movers and they were adorable….hard working boys who always had a smile on their face and willing to do what it took to get the job done. As it turned out, I had 3 houses that we needed to drop boxes at and they were very flexible and happy to do it. Every one worked together and as they promised, it went very smoothly. They even took stuff to go to donation and to the dump. I don’t know of any regular moving companies that will do that. I was very emotional the day of the move and Patty and Theresa were so sweet with their kind words…In the end, I felt Patty fee’s was extremely reasonable…never nickeled and dimed me.
I highly recommend Patty and her staff to help with any kind of organizing job or move you may have. True professionals. I will be asking Patty to help me organize my messy garage next! J
Patty did a phenomenal job of clearing out my parent’s house, filled with 60 years of accumulated stuff, and not all of it junk. She tackled this monumental task with energy, organization, and honesty. She set aside items and papers that we may have overlooked, donated as many usable goods as possible, and managed to sell some of the more valuable things for us. The house was completely empty and clean when she was finished. We are so grateful to Patty for the fantastic job that she did, and I have recommended her services to my friends and my real estate agent. Thank you, Patty, for all of your hard work and expertise. You are a lifesaver.
East Meadow, NY
Like an angel, Patty walked into my parents’ home in my time of need. I was overwhelmed with sorting through 50+ years of “stuff”.
I cannot say enough about her ability to quickly determine what can be sold, donated to charity or what needed to be discarded. Patty arranged for the donations to be boxed and picked up; Pieces sold were applied against the final bill; Items to be discarded were hauled away (In this instance that meant bringing heavy furniture up from the basement). With her professional and compassionate demeanor Patty and her crew helped prepare the house for sale. Patty communicated progress updates every step of the way. She and her team kept to both the agreed upon time schedule and budget. When her team found personal effects that they thought I might want, they set them aside. Patty took care of this house as if it belonged to her family member. The Elegant Organizer s simply amazing!
“We hired Patty to handle our 27th move and it was the smartest decision we could have made. She is unfailingly cheerful, unflappable, and meticulous. Patty treated our possessions with respect and followed up with us every step of the way. She also handled all the negotiations with our old building, our new building, and with the movers. Unlike other moves, we were able to drive away that day without staying to oversee the process until the bitter end. Patty made what is usually a grueling and miserable event into something entirely bearable.”
"The Elegant Organizer is is not just elegant. Patty and her team are caring, focused, energetic and they get the job done. With compassion she swept through the house at a very difficult time (mother's death), and in the presence of chaos, left order. When she met up with clutter and over accumulation of stuff, she left spaciousness and clarity and lots of donations to local charities. We recommend her highly."
Amy M., Massachusetts
When faced with the enormous task of emptying, editing, donating and selling much of the contents of my family's home of over 50 years, you and your staff and contacts made what could've been a long and agonizing job quick and relatively painless. I couldn't be happier with my experience of The Elegant Organizer, your company.
You were a pleasure to work with and frankly I am looking forward to using you again when it comes time for me to do the final edit of my possessions in order to move.
I encourage anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation or just wants to bring order to the chaos o,f life to call on you. I would be happy to talk to anyone who's thinking about downsizing and answer any of their questions.
Andrew M., East Rockaway, NY
We were very overwhelmed by the sale of my father's house and Patty helped us so much by running a tag sale and then donating all of the outstanding items. She went above and beyond to make sure that the house was clean, empty and ready for the new owners by our closing date. During a time that was emotionally draining, Patty was extremely professional and trustworthy. She communicated during every step of the process and I was completely confidant that the job was being done well. Patty took the care one would for their own family member and we are very grateful!
Christina F., Nesconset, NY
Patty, I cant thank you enough for your amazing organizing skills!!! With my non-stop schedule its very easy for me to cram everything INTO my closets...but when it comes to cleaning them OUT, its not on my agenda. Finding the Elegant Organizer to come in and handle this for me has really lifted a nagging reminder off my shoulders! Thank you many times over!!! The added bonus of straightening the garage has also proven to be quite refreshing as well! Now that I have a clean starting point I am really working to keep it that way, but none-the-less I have your number locked into speed dial for next time and have been passing it to my friends too!!! Thanks again and I wish you continued success in your company!!!
Michael H., Lake Worth, FL