Testimonials for Maristella Bertram
Maristella cleaned up all areas of my home and re-organized and staged them. Additionally, she provided guidance on alternatives to sell/donate many of the items I was not going to keep. She coached me on how to maintain the organization achieved. Maristella was creative re-using what I already owned to re-organize my things since I did not want to invest in buying more equipment/supplies for storage. She was attentive to my needs to have everything visible and at hand. This was a special challenge for her because my home has a severe lack of storage space. Somehow she manage to accomplish the goal, despite this fact. After the physical re-organization of the home was completed, she coached me on time management. I have a complex medical routine to follow, which she decoded and put in an action plan for me to follow. Maristella was very knowledgeable and understanding. She directed the process in a firm but compassionate way, applying the amount of pressure I think I needed to de-clutter my home. She was patient and went the extra mile.
Susan Q. - Grapevine, TX (November, 2014)
I am moving soon, and Maristella helped me organize my home and begin the packing process. I have always struggled with disorganization, and have difficultly finishing projects around my home. Maristella came in with a plan for me and kept me on track during the organization process. She had ideas and a method, but she also listened to me and figured out ways to make things work for me. Maristella also made sure to make things work for my budget. We discussed what I could afford and how much to spend on supplies. When you struggle with disorganization and clutter, it can be embarrassing to ask for help. I never felt judged, and Maristella gave me lots of tips to keep things organized. She also pointed out clutter traps and some of my habits that contribute to clutter and chaos. For example, I had purses, backpacks, make up pouches, tote bags, and other small bags all over my home filled with work supplies, make up, money, phone chargers, medication, etc. We unloaded every backpack, bag, purse, pouch .and I realized how much money I have wasted buying duplicate items. I am throwing money away because I can't find what I do have and end up buying more. She helped me sort through things and decide what to keep. Once we decided what items were staying, we found homes for these items. It seems so easy once you finish, but it's not something that comes easily to me. Maristella stressed that being disorganized is not a character flaw and helped me realize that a few changes will lead to success. I plan to work with Maristella when I move to my new home. She will assist me to set up systems that will work in my new place. In the past, it has taken me months to unpack or I never fully unpacked my stuff because I was overwhelmed. We discussed how I can do things differently. I have already recommended Maristella to a friend. I look forward to working with her again!
Rebecca S. - Fort Worth, TX (March, 2015)
I worked with Maristella on a couple of projects and she very detailed-oriented. She takes her time to explain how or why she does things in a certain manner. Her calm demeanor will put anyone at ease as organizing can be stressful for some people. Highly recommend!
Amanda C. - Dallas, TX (February, 2015)
Maristella was great to work with. I moved into a small apartment and there was so little storage, I didn't know what to do with all my stuff. I still had boxes I had not unpacked from previous moves. I was overwhelmed and kept staring at all the boxes and not doing anything. I resolved to hire a professional organizer and chose My Space Reclaimed based of other reviews. Maristella contacted me immediately. I was supposed to send her photos of my place but never did because I was embarrassed at the clutter. She was very kind and non-judgmental. We set up an appointment and she came two times. It cost more than I expected but it was worth every penny! Maristella put me at ease immediately. She loves organization and went to work within minutes of arriving. She was at my place for 5 hours each session and only stopped for 15 minutes to eat lunch. She is a human dynamo! She was very helpful in establishing zones and deciding where things should go and consolidating. She also helped me get rid of a lot of stuff I didn't use or need anymore. Because I could never find anything, I had so many duplicates. I highly recommend My Space Reclaimed and Maristella.
Lilly B. - Arlington, TX (August, 2015)
I contracted the services of My Space Reclaimed, during September. I needed a total reorganization of my apartment. There were boxes unopened since I moved in several years ago. I did not have the time to tackle the project. I even had clothes from when my son was little, dating from 10 years ago. I really wanted to hire a cleaning company first to have the carpets shampooed and everything clean for the organization process to go smoothly, but Maristella talked me into doing things the other way around to be more efficient. She said that once everything was organized, then the cleaning process could be easier and faster (thus less expensive as well!), with less clutter on the way. My Space Reclaimed came and found a logical place for everything I owned. They even went out and bought a bunch of items I needed (but had not even realized), like new pillows, things for the kitchen, additional trashcans, etc. They found and hung up my diplomas and some other artwork I had in boxes for years. Many empty boxes and things were no longer needed were discarded. They even did some laundry, in order to fully organize my clothes in the closet and dress my bed to look its best. When they left, there was so much space, my apartment looked fantastic (they did some staging of the apartment as well) and everything had a logical place. It made sense! I highly recommend Maristella and her company - My Space Reclaimed. They have allowed me to continue to be more organized and I now get things done more efficiently. It's great to come home to a clean, well-organized place.
Adam C. - Dallas, TX (September, 2015)
I have collaborated with Maristella, from My Space Reclaimed, on some challenging organizing jobs. She is light-hearted but at the same time exerts just the right amount of pressure on the client in order to efficiently advance the job. Her ability to make the client feel safe and at peace is outstanding. Maristella is friendly, gentle, and supportive. I observed that clients feel they are moving forward towards the achievement of their goals and that they experience relief working with her.
Clarissa R. - Lewisville, TX (February, 2016)
I always knew that I can (and need to) be more organized - just did not know how to get there. Maristella helped me get there - she is fun, detail oriented, puts things in perspectives I never even thought of, she explains her decisions in a very clear way. Organizing can be stressful even when you know what you are doing - let alone when you have to work and organize at the same time! Maristella, I am very grateful for your help! Will try my best to keep it up - there have been times when I wanted to either bring or keep something new at work, but then WWMD? pops into my head. (Do I need to spell it out? What Would Maristella Do)
Cristina M. - Dallas, TX (April, 2016)
Had Maristella condense probably 10 yrs of paper and records and free up good space. Has a quick eye for organization. Certainly can recommend!
Norm S. - Dallas, TX (May, 2016)
Maristella knew exactly which merchandise I needed and how it would meet my needs. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the store products we needed to buy. A most satisfactory experience from my perspective.
Simone Andrade - Frisco, TX (January, 2015)