Love & Memories
I’m surrounded by more love and memories, and less stuff thanks to you!
I am so grateful to Deirdre for helping me to take on the enormous project of blending the contents of two very large homes after a late-in-life marriage. One year ago, my husband’s belongings were moved into a storage facility with the idea that we would work to unpack it little by little. No such thing happened. We were both working full time, and yet even when we did have free time, the task was too daunting to even think about starting. After eight months, I knew I would need help to take on the project and was lucky enough to find out about Deirdre. Deirdre spoke to me on the phone about what she could do to help and then we met in person to map out how we would approach the job. We scheduled for a few months out when I would become more available.
We worked together for three days and were able to process the many boxes and furniture pieces from two very large storage units. The pace of work was quick. Deirdre and her team are master sorters. If you are able to make decisions easily, the process goes quickly. With Deirdre and her team here to assist, I was energized to do the work that needed to be done. When they weren’t here, I lacked motivation. They were the spark behind the effort. When the work was psychologically draining, they kept it fun and light.
In this day and age we tend to collect too many things. Unless we have the time and focus to sort as we go along, we all need help periodically with cleaning out. I highly recommend DeClutter by Deirdre to guide you as you take on the task of decluttering your life. I’m glad I did!
By Kerry M.
Very Happily DeCluttered
I highly recommend DeClutter by Deirdre. I have used her services twice over the past few years – once for my clothing in two full closets and once for my basement storage area that had been holding some items for nearly 25 years (!).
With each declutter project, I finished feeling like I had a whole new beginning and outlook. The process energized me to make other changes in my life and enabled me to really look at my life, my possessions and my activities. It was as if holding onto things was holding me back in other areas of my life; completing the declutter process just opened up a whole new horizon.
What I really appreciated were the organizational skills and patience Deirdre had. We sat and discussed the plan beforehand and this was very important to me. Deirdre asked about my goal(s) and we came up with a game plan together, one that I was comfortable with. I had a lot of anxiety and had put off this most recent decluttering project for a long time. The anxiety related to how difficult it is for me to let go of things. Some items I was holding onto because they were family pieces (there were many!), others because they brought memories back of my past/I once really enjoyed them and others I thought I might use again someday (how many air mattresses do I really need?!) and some items I thought ‘maybe my son might want that for his place’ (after he already said ‘no’ and ‘no thank you’ and ‘no, I don’t want that’!).
On my own, I had so many items I just wasn’t sure what to do with! Should I give away or trash or keep and how should I organize my space after decluttering? Without Deirdre, I would stare at something or just not even make a decision and simply hang on to things. With Deirdre, I was able to make decisions – she would ask me questions and I would know what to do. This was important to me because I didn’t want someone telling me what to do or how to do it but rather, teaching me and enabling me to make the decision.
• Is mission-driven and helped me stay focused
• Has incredible patience
• Comes up with on-the-spot solutions and ideas for items and how best to handle them
• Is adaptable and kind, someone who can work with any personality
• Is efficient, fast and productive
• Makes a daunting task manageable
• Is a delight to work with!
I would recommend DeClutter by Deirdre for projects on any scale – from a single room to the whole house. She knows what it takes, is organized and efficient, stays focused and is so nice and kind throughout the whole process! Mark my words, you will not only accomplish your declutter project, you will have enriched yourself with a wonderful experience and be pleasantly surprised with a new outlook and a great feeling about your life.
By Susan P. – very happily decluttered!
With each declutter project with DeClutter by Deirdre, I finished feeling like I had a whole new beginning and outlook.
Client who was Stuck
“Thanks for the suggestions for cards
I have thrown out lot of cards and have many more to go through
Just reading them now is helpful and I feel more inclined tho discard many sometimes because I do not relish revisiting them again as I need to make the most of my time in more fruitful ways
Reading words of love, encouragement, appreciation are actually empowering me to go on
Scanning cards and photographing items -and them telling the stories is the way to go
I have come to this revelation as I am in this process
really identifying what I want to do with my time
and starting to imagine myself in a new environment”
Deirdre worked exceptionally well in a short time frame with my elderly parents. She was caring,...more
Deirdre worked exceptionally well in a short time frame with my elderly parents. She was caring, understanding, organized and knew exactly how to handle a difficult situation. I would recommend her to anyone and definitely hire her again if the opportunity presents itself!
When I was given the responsibility of cleaning out my mother’s apartment, I took one look around the place and thought,...more
When I was given the responsibility of cleaning out my mother’s apartment, I took one look around the place and thought, How am I going to do this? There I was surrounded by over fifty years of memorabilia and clothing and jewelry and sundry items—and enough angels and religious articles to start your own church. Then, I met you and DeClutter By Deirdre.
What a load off my mind (and my back) to have you figuring out what to do with all that stuff.
In a matter of two days, you had everything under control and well-managed. A detail artist, you have an uncanny ability to organize, sort, and systematize, using a perfect blend of technology and Post-Its.
What I appreciate most of all, however, is the integrity and honesty of you and your staff. You did everything you said you would and more. And when it came to Mom’s precious items, you handled them with the respect and care they deserved--and showed, throughout the process, that you understand emotional fragility as well as material fragility.
For many Baby Boomers like me, DeClutter By Deirdre* has provided an invaluable service. Thank you, Ms. Nesline. I am forever grateful—and so is my Mom.
After we brought Mom back to NJ to be with us two years ago, we fully expected to return within months to tend to the apartment and bring back important items....more
After we brought Mom back to NJ to be with us two years ago, we fully expected to return within months to tend to the apartment and bring back important items. Well, we had our hands full. Between jobs, family responsibilities and seeing Mom as often as possible, the months flew by. As you know, we never did find time to go back to Florida. When it became clear that we were going to have to sell Mom’s place, we were totally overwhelmed when we realized the job we faced. Finding the time to fly to Florida, sort through the contents of the apartment, arrange for donations and shipment of furniture and personal belongings up north, was a huge job that we didn’t have the time or the energy to do. We were so stressed at the very thought of all that had to be done. Luckily, we heard of your business and called you right away. It was one of the best decisions we ever made.
Deidre knows the details of packing and moving, sorting and choosing, and organizing. She was invaluable in helping me begin the process of leaving a home we have been in for 25 years to move to our retirement home....more
Deidre knows the details of packing and moving, sorting and choosing, and organizing. She was invaluable in helping me begin the process of leaving a home we have been in for 25 years to move to our retirement home. She was detailed-oriented, punctual, respectful and very helpful. I would recommend her to anyone facing a move.
Deirdre Dolan was very knowledgeable, professional and caring in co-coordinating a move for my elderly mother and disabled sister from CT to FL....more
Deirdre Dolan was very knowledgeable, professional and caring in co-coordinating a move for my elderly mother and disabled sister from CT to FL. In a very short time, she helped us sort, discard and pack 2 apartments and arranged for the moving van to pick up everything. The move was much less stressful with her guidance.
You’ll wonder how you could have managed without her
“Deirdre Dolan Nesline provides a service that can best be explained as one that once found, you’ll wonder how you could have managed without her. DeClutter By Deirdre provides every facet of planning and assistance needed when moving from one home to another. If one to find themselves in a position of moving themselves or perhaps a family member, I would recommend that you read Deidre’s summary in her own words on LinkedIn. You will be virtually reading along and checking off the many hours, if not days, that you can eliminate from your work load by Having Deirdre handle things for you.
Paramount to the success of DeClutter By Deirdre is Deirdre’s easy going and calming personality coupled with hands on help and finely honed management skills. I would not hesitate to recommend this business.” S.L.
Inspiring and Fun!
“Deirdre’s presentation on de-cluttering and “stuff” management was professional, interactive and fun! It was filled with many helpful, practical methods of going through your personal possessions and preparing for a move or life’s changes. With such great ideas, I heartily recommend Deidre and her company DeClutter By Deirdre.”
Very compassionate, good listener
DeClutter by Deirdre is owned by Deirdre Dolan Nesline, a very compassionate, good listener who will help you sort out and streamline all of your things exactly the way you want them to be. Check her out >>>>