from Valerie W of St. Louis, MO

It is with mixed feelings that I received my daughter’s announcement of her Mother’s Day gift to me this year.   During her long weekend visit home we would finally tackle the 50 years of accumulating chaos in my one car extended garage.  To make sure we actually accomplished the job, she had hired a professional organizer named Terry Capehart.  Oh, my!  There was no more putting it off…

Arriving right on time on an otherwise lovely spring day, Terry began to work her magic, quickly easing the concerns I had as we painlessly sorted boxes and items filled with old memories and some misplaced treasures.  Piles of boxes and bags went to charities or trash; the rest got organized!!  After 9 hours over a two-day period, the garage has been transformed.  I now enjoy my Mother’s Day present on a daily basis, thanks to my generous (and hard-working) daughter, and the kind and efficient Terry.

From Lartivia H of St. Louis, MO

Faced with the need to de-clutter and organize my apartment I was overwhelmed as a senior citizen with medical conditions that limited my stamina. It was necessary that I obtain the services of a professional organizer to accomplish the feat. I am so pleased with my selection of Terry Capehart (Organization in Bloom). She proved to be a blessing! Terry not only made the accomplishment the goal (de-clutter my home and efficiently organize its contents) possible, she implemented a strategy that made the process in attaining the goal STRESS-FREE. Terry’s methodical approach resulted in a rapid completion of the “de-cluttering phase” of the work. Terry facilitated the sorting and designation (“keep”, “pitch”, “donate”) of mountains of items, including over 800 books, years of reports and news articles, clothes, shoes, supplements, food, and office supplies.

After the purge of disposable and no longer useful items, during the next phase of determining where and how to best store needed items, Terry’s expertise and creativity impressed me to no end. I could see my apartment gradually being transformed into a place that was more aesthetically appealing and one in which I could function better. When Terry completed the organization of my kitchen cabinets and drawers, bedroom dresser drawers, bedroom closet, hall closet/pantry and office space, I had to stand back and marvel at what had been accomplished. In addition to Terry’s organizational skills, her patience and sensitivity to to my health issues are deeply appreciated. She made a challenging project into an enjoyable experience for me. Terry left me with a well-organized home that is a source of pride.

from Sheri & Bruce R of Lee’s Summit, MO

Thanks so much for your help.  Your time was invaluable and organizational help was a lifesaver for us.  Thanks for keeping me moving and on task throughout our sessions.  I couldn’t have done it without you.  Your help made our home so much more ready to live in.  You truly have a gift!

from Sandy F of Glen Carbon, IL

I enjoy my cleaned up closet every day.  Thanks again for helping me get it in shape.

from Georgia V of Chesterfield, MO

Thank you SO much!  I am now on a roll….I’ve delivered all the Goodwill piles.  I actually went through a couple of my Mom’s boxes.  I made an appointment for next Thursday at Second Sitting.  And…I cleaned out my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry…both upstairs.  Thank you for pushing me just enough to just get it done.  It feels great.  Now I want to have a party in my storage room.  You are awesome!

from Amy M and Gary B of St. Louis, MO

Terry is amazing in the many ways she helped us.  Not only did she completely organize our 4 bedroom house in several months, but she also suggested excellent people to go to for home repairs, donations, sale of silver and antiques, junk hauling, etc.  She is so nice and is always very professional.  She goes the extra mile to sort papers, kitchen items, garages, linens, donate clothes, get used furniture picked up, taking items to be shredded for us, and getting our whole house looking absolutely wonderful!  We give her our highest recommendation and she is also very reasonable.  She is the best!!  In addition, Terry’s organizing allowed us to get the maximum charitable donation on our tax returns, over $5,000 in tax refunds!

from Sarah S of Kirkwood, MO

I couldn’t be more pleased. Now I can actually find things! Terry really has a knack for organizing and making full use of storage space.

from Sheri R of Lee’s Summit, MO

When we were downsizing houses, Terry was very instrumental in helping us purge through our attic and bedroom closet.  In very practical and gentle ways she helped us decide garage sale items and keepsakes.  We made a great profit on our garage sale and donated over 30 bags of items to the Goodwill, which she also guided us to claim on our taxes! Terry has endless energy, but at the same time is very intuitive to your needs and timing.

from Jan M of Sunset Hills, MO

Creating an organized storage area in the lower level of our home is the best investment of time and money!  It is now an easy, and enjoyable task to get out holiday decorations as well as to locate any item needed in the storage area.  Terry’s organizational skills, professional demeanor and pleasant personality are the keys to any organizational project!

From David E of DeSoto, MO

My experience with Terry far exceeded my expectations in helping me organize my new home.  I found Terry to be energetic and professional, but most of all she really kept me motivated to get the job done.  Together we unpacked, sorted and put things in their proper place and when we were done, I was quite proud of my new home, especially my office!  It was so well organized I could sit down and get right to work on my many projects.  I would gladly use Terry’s services again and would recommend her to anyone in need of help getting their home or business organized.

Quote of the Month

Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.- Jim Rohn

I'm careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God's business. -Michael J. Fox

Our greatest weariness comes from work not done. - Eric Hoffer

Being organized is the key to a simpler life, in which the things we own reflect who we are and everything has its place. -Peter Walsh

The things you own end up owning you. -Fight Club

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. -Epictetus

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service. -Martin Luther King Jr.

When people show you who they are, believe them. -Maya Angelou

The future is a flower that knowledge brings to blossom. -Hallmark Card, Nature’s Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. -Winston Churchill

Clutter is postponed decisions®. -Barbara Hemphill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein

Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. -Edward de Bono

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these...give our lives power and vividness and joy. -Richard Holloway

Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind! -Dr. Seuss

All the great things are simple...freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. -Winston Churchill

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. -Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. -Storm Jameson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome. -William James

The difference between a dream and a goal is a plan. -Unknown

Learning is the process of turning experience into knowledge, knowledge into understanding, understanding into wisdom, and wisdom into action. -Dave Meier

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent. -Barbara Bush

Ability is what you're capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Raymond Chandler

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. -Tobias Wolff

May your walls know Joy, each room hold Laughter, and every window open to great Possibility. -Mary Anne Radmacher

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. -Confucius

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. -Amelia E. Barr

I am an optimist. It does not seem much use to be anything else. -Winston Churchill

The moment passed is no longer; the future may never be; the present is all of which man is master. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. -Calvin Coolidge

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling. -Margaret Lee Remick

The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. -Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing is true but that which is simple. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watts

Goals are dreams with deadlines. -Diana Scharf Hunt

Not what we have BUT what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. -Epicurus

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. -Hesiod

On the other side of fear lies freedom. -Author Unknown

Nothing else has the power to calm, comfort, and care for you better than home. -Richelle E. Goodrich

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead focus on what to do next. Spend your energy on moving forward toward finding the answer. -Denis Waitley

With friends, one is well; but at home, one is better. -Leo Tolstoy

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem

A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. -Tom Stoppard

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A. A. Milne

When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead in our hands. -Carl Jung

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

A goal without a plan is just a wish. -Antoine de Saint-Exuperey

For every minute spent organizing an hour is earned. -Benjamin Franklin

Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. -Johnny Carson

Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once. -Lillian Dickson

Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. -Princess Diana

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. -Zig Ziglar

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis

It is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has meaning. -M. Scott Peck

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. -Amelia Earhart

What I love most about my home is who I share it with. -Tad Carpenter

Generosity is the mark of a caring heart. -Unknown

Happiness is a place between too little and too much. -Finnish Proverb

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I will get rid of everything that is keeping me stuck in the past and replace it with what is important to me now. -The Clutter Cure

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.. -Leonard Cohen

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment. -Paul Wellstone

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Karen Kaiser Clark

Stretch out your hand and take the world's wide gift of Joy and Beauty. -Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out... -Robert J. Collier

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -Anne Frank

Ability is what you're capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Raymond Chandler

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. -Paul Harvey

Far way in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. -Louisa May Alcott

Instead of buying something you will use some day, why not store it in the store. -Gretchen Rubin

Organizing is not always having everything put away but, rather, about the ease of living. -"Heart of a Hoarder" by Valentina Sgro

Just living is not enough...one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. -Pearl S. Buck

Saving this one until next time. -Al Gore

Saving this one until next time. -Al Gore

Saving this one until next time. -Al Gore

Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!