Matt Paxton, Founder & CEO Clutter Cleaners, Cleaning Expert on A&E's "Hoarders"
I loved working with Cheryl from In Order for Life. She really helped our client manage stress and clutter while focusing on a long term solution to the organization problem. We will definitely be working with In Order for Life again and can’t thank Cheryl enough for all of her help and focus.
Kim S. - Sykesville, Maryland
I highly recommend her to anyone stressed by the "stuff" they have accumulated over time.
I bought a 32 hour "Hurricane" package from IOFL and have been working with the owner, Cheryl Osterhouse, in four-hour chunks since 2/10/12. So far, Cheryl and I have worked directly with each other for 28 hours over the last two months. Cheryl arrives right on time and works hard every minute that she is with me. So far we have tackled 25 years of paper and have created a sustainable home filing system based on categories that make sense to me; mail no longer builds up--I know what to do with it! Cheryl worked with me to organize one of my children's baby-to-college papers and projects and I was able to finish the others on my own. This was something I struggled with over the years--trying out various containers from huge plastic bags, that wouldn't stack, to under-bed storage containers, that wouldn't fit in a cabinet. Thanks to Cheryl, the kids' paperwork is organized into hanging files and folders and each child's information is stored in neat, stackable, accessible and labeled containers. We have also organized the games closet, the pantry, the office supplies, craft area, cards and gift wrap and we are making great progress with reorganizing the basement storage area. We are purging, donating, shredding, recycling and managing to have fun as we go.I have more organizing to do in other parts of the house and there is no doubt I will ask Cheryl to work with me again.
Cheryl aims to give her customers back their lives by freeing them from things they no longer need and probably don't want--if they stopped to think about it. That said, Cheryl is also sensitive to things I simply want to keep for sentimental reasons.For instance, we saved some baby clothes as memorabilia-only, but have also other items that I can pull out later when/if we have grandchildren.
Cheryl's services would be invaluable when people are downsizing or simply getting ready to move. Why pay to move or store things you don't really want or need? One of my coworkers mentioned her mom's clutter and I suggested she consider buying a home organizer package as a Christmas or Mother's Day gift.
Susan S. - Bowie, Maryland
Cheryl, thank you for everything you do in helping people to organize their world. I have learned so much in my sessions with you and am looking forward to keeping those ideas in practice. Thanks for all your guidance and suggestions!
Michelle C. - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
What a pleasure it has been to decorate for the holidays. Thanks to Cheryl, I now know where all of my decorations and tableware is located. Going in the attic is an enjoyable task, and I no longer cringe when I go in there. I have wrapped presents and done Christmas crafts for the first time in a long time because of the wonderful craft room she helped me set up. Working with Cheryl is a delight!
Stacie L. - Hanover, Pennsylvania
I have worked with Cheryl many, many times over the last few years and have always been so thrilled with her work! She is terrific at helping me get so many different areas of my house organized and she always has good ideas and suggestions I never thought of while doing file organization, closet organizing, garage, basement, etc She has shown me some great tools for organization too. When she leaves my house I always feel so much more organized. I've told all of my friends about her and encouraged them to contact her.
Laura S. - Mount Airy, Maryland
I have to say I am probably not the easiest person to work with because I have a hard time getting rid of anything but Cheryl is so patient and understanding and that made it easier to get rid of what I needed to. She is very knowledgeable in her field - I would recommend her to anyone!
Jane B. - Westminster, Maryland
Cheryl’s gift of organization has been a wonderful blessing to me and came at the perfect time. She is very easy to work with and did not make me feel uncomfortable, as some would. She helped me stay on task.
Kim G. - New Windsor, Maryland
Cheryl did a great job—she was able to take a business field she was unfamiliar with (professional photography business), learn the workflow and make it work.
Jackie H. - Finksburg, Maryland
Cheryl did an excellent job. Especially with my financial records, which I had no idea how to organize. Our time was well spent and well worth it!
Nicole P. - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Cheryl understood my goals and needs. I was pleasantly surprised at her ability to adapt. She was receptive to my ideas and suggestions. I would definitely use her services again and would refer her to friends and family.”
Amelia K. - Frederick, MD
Cheryl was so professional and did such a great job on my little brother's house! He lives like a hoarder and she was so sweet and had so much patience with him, way more than me! By the time she left his place was spotless and my brother and I were very happy! I will be using her again and would recommend her to anyone that needs help!!
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