I worked with Terri and she did an amazing job keeping me focused and motivated. There's NO WAY I would have ever been able to do in my home office what she helped me accomplish in a matter of a few days. I'm so excited and thrilled to be working in such an organized space. In less than a week since we've finished, my productivity has gone thru the roof!!
Posted: 1/24/2011 • Last edited: 1/29/2011 • Link to this review
My family just went through a very large move of our home and home office, as we attempted to downsize with a LOT of belongings. This is the first move we've endured with a child and my father, and all of their belongings as well. Terri was such a blessing during this ordeal! Not only did she help us to break down this overwhelming task into reasonable pieces, but our jaw dropped open as we came home very late from the BIG move day to our new kitchen perfectly in order. She had placed temporary labels on the outside of each cabinet and drawer so that we could quickly find what we needed at the end of that long hard day in the new house. That meant so much to us at the end of such a hard day! Even our guests appreciated the help in finding things, and they didn't have to ask us where things were! We left the labels up a couple weeks until we all had things memorized. There were times when I didn't know which way to turn with so much to do, and she kept me plotting forward when I needed it most without me having to say a word. It's Terri's attention to all the details and her steadfast, positive attitude among the large tasks that make her a truly wonderful organizing expert! You won't be disappointed by hiring Real Order!
Posted: 8/18/2010 • Link to this review
After the loss of my mother I was drowning in the paperwork that was involved in settling her estate. Mrs. Stephens help me thru what was not only a physical but emotional challenge for me. She set up a filing system for me that I can now continue to manage on my own. She taught me skills that enabled me to take control of the situation and not become overwhelmed by it. I would highly recommend her company as she was both professional and easy to work with.
Posted: 6/30/2010 • Link to this review
I was hesitant to hire an organizing service. I didn't know anyone in the business and didn't know anyone who had used Real Order. However, after a brief phone consultation, I knew Terri at Real Order was a perfect match for my family and needs. Words just can't express how much Terri helped us, far beyond all we could have imagined. Her expertise and passion for organizing meant that we were able to transform our home from clutter and chaos into serenity and sense. Everything is easier for us now. Essential documents are within reach, our home office space is attractive, and Terri even offered some great ideas about color choices to bring everything together. I am anxious to have Terri return to work on more areas in our home. You will not find a more thorough, knowledgable, delightful, sweet-spirited professional than Terri. She's a joy to work with and an absolute wizard at organizing!
Posted: 3/14/2010 • Link to this review
Terri was such a tremendous help in my home. I am a quadriplegic and therefore rely on others to keep my home neat. I love to be organized, but was having a hard time staying that way because of the different personalities in my home. Terri had so many wonderful ideas to help me get organized and stay organized, even with lots of people involved. She was very constructive and practical with helping me decide what to keep and what to throw away or give away. She was very resourceful in helping me find that perfect balance in my home. Everything is neat, labeled and has home and can't thank her enough for bringing her gift of organizing in my home in such a powerful, and amazing way. I love it and would use her again and again and recommend her to anyone! Terri with Real Order definitely brings "Real Order" into your home. A fabulous organizer that also comes with a fabulous, and genuine heart. She really cares about her work and the people she works for and I know she has a heart to help others be successful at getting organized and staying that way!
Posted: 2/09/2010 • Link to this review
Living on the West Coast, moving my elderly, resistant mother from her large Roswell home into an independent living facility was a daunting task. Real Order made what would have been otherwise virtually impossible tolerable for my mother and relatively painless for me. This was no mean feat and required both tremendous organizational skills, and firm but gentle pressure on my mother. Real Order handled both the physical and the psychological challenges of this difficult move with great professionalism and sensitivity. I am very grateful for their assistanc in this important move.
Posted: 1/15/2010 • Link to this review
As a long-distance care-giver, I relied on Terri to coordinate and manage downsizing and moving my elderly parents from their home to a much smaller retirement apartment. She completed it all in six weeks with great care and compassion. She has my unqualified recommendation. Cliff
Posted: 11/10/2009 • Link to this review
I was a clutter queen and had a paid storage room when I started working with Terri and within a few weeks, it was gone and I was saving $100.00 a month. She and I have gone through the whole house and I am enjoying the extra space, lack of clutter and NO PILES OF MAIL (she taught me a system for dealing with it). She's worth every penny.
Posted: 1/23/2009 • Link to this review
My parents were downsizing from a large 2-BR/2BA condo into a small assisted living 1 BR apt. Terri came in and helped them choose between what they needed and what could be let go. I had a difficult time getting them to let go of anything. But Terri used humor, compassion and practicality to help them select wisely. When my mother had multiple medical emergencies in a small period of time, Terri worked to accomodate our increased needs and timing. I have taken many of Terri's suggestions and incorporated them in my own home. I totally recommend her.
Posted: 6/01/2008 • Last edited: 7/23/2012 • Link to this review
I highly recommend her organizing services. She asks questions and listens to your wishes and needs but also is not afraid to be honest about the changes you'll need to make to make your organizing experience happen. She writes down whats she's done and will do on each visit and helping you to visualize the new you. I feel so much better about coming to my office. I have also been more assertive about asking for what my real needs are to be organized with my boss; and now they see them and are taking action to make it happen. She gave me back up. I am very grateful for her expertise and her caring spirit. I also know I can call her if I have future questions.
Posted: 5/07/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
When I was downsizing to a fixer-upper and was overwhelmed by all work I was facing ,Terri came to the rescue and helped me set a goal each day, prioritize and make sense of all the chaos around me. She wasn't afraid to dig in and get her hands dirty, working alongside me for two weeks straight. We accomplished so much in that time, which kept me motivated to continue on my own. Instead of drudgery, it was actually fun and challenging to see how much we could do each day. I highly recommend Terri to those who would like to simplify their home, their work, and their lives.
Posted: 5/03/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My house was in chaos and I felt that I would "put things in order" only to turn around and everything was a mess AGAIN!!! I got to the point where it was overwhelming to walk into my house and I didn't feel "at home" at all. I called Terri Stephens at Real Order knowing that I needed professional help. Terri has been great!! What a gift. Terri sat down with me and spent time going over problem areas, what those areas can be and are used for and how we together can improve the situation. She set up systems in my home that work around my household which can easily be maintained. Terri gently encouraged me to breathe new life into favored items and give away those which are no longer useful. She provided valuable resources and guided me to purchase necessary and useful items. Real Order is NOT a cleaning service but a service which breaks down the clutter, looks at it and solves it!! I feel so much better about my home, my "things" and feel free to expand on ideas Terri has given me. What a difference Terri has made in my life. Not only can I find things easily, there is a place for everything. bills are paid on time, permission slips are signed and returned promptly, appointments are kept and overall there is a feeling of security and comfort. I have recommended Real Order to ALL my friends and will continue to do so!
Posted: 4/10/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I hired Terri to help me de-clutter my home. She really helped me transform my space. Before Terri, I felt like I had no storage space in my home. Now, I feel like my house has more storage space than I can use! Terri is incredible and I would (and have) highly recommended her to my friends.
Posted: 4/09/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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