I recommend Karen Marin and her company Curated Transitions (previously known as Klutter Kutters) very highly. I have many positive comments and no negative ones about their work.
In early 2022, I engaged Karen Marin and her team to organize and facilitate my move from a large house, in which I had lived for 45 years, to a two-bedroom apartment. I had tried for several months to manage the down-sizing on my own, but I found the tasks of deciding and discarding impossible. The stress was enormous. I finally admitted that I needed help – a lot of help. Fortunately Karen and her team were available to help.
We spent quite a few days deciding what to take with me to my new, and smaller, home, what to donate to charity, and what to discard. It was for me a very painful process because I wanted to keep everything. Karen and her team were very kind and considerate, but also firm about reminding me that I could not take everything with me, and knowledgeable about what I would, or what I would not need in my new home. Karen also arranged for a charitable organization to come and take the items, including large furniture, that I was willing to give up.
Before I made any final decisions about the furniture, the team went to my new apartment, took careful measurements, and offered valuable suggestions about what I could take with me. These people are “pros” at floor plans and room decor. I was elated to learn that I could take more furniture and paintings than I had expected to. I could never have figured that out on my own. It has been such a comfort to have much of my old “stuff” with me.
The final phase of the relocation was the move. Karen made the arrangements with a good moving company who transported my belongings safely to my new home and, under the careful supervision of Karen and her team, put everything in place. The team arranged the furniture, hung the clothes, and put household items in appropriate drawers and closets. Had I tried to that on my own – well, I would probably still be trying to unpack.
Connecting with Karen is one of the best decisions I have ever made. She and her team are knowledgeable, efficient, trustworthy, and reasonably priced. They are also sympathetic to the anxiety that down-sizing causes. It was a pleasure working with them.
- Jo-Ann Shelton