“Enter rePURPOSE. I now love this space! I can find what I need, have clear counters to work on and places to put things away. Best yet, most everything was done in a day.”
—Rosemarie, Palo Alto
“With an uncanny and creative eye rePURPOSE got us to re-evaluate, had ideas we’d never have thought of, and arranged systems to make it all painless. It’s like a sauna for those of us who are cluttered, but the effects last longer.”
—Ellen & Joe, San Francisco
“Working with rePURPOSE made a project I was dreading fun. With just a few hours advice on what to keep, what to toss, what to buy and how to organize, a jumbled living room and dining area was transformed into a comfortable, well-organized living space that I love.”
—Christie, San Jose
“Every time I opened my closet I was filled with dread. I couldn’t make decisions about what to wear every morning, because nothing was organized and a lot of it didn’t fit. I used to really love coordinating new outfits and felt good about how I looked when I left the house in the morning. But dressing became a chore, and my outlook and appearance was beginning to reflect it.
I had moved and downsized and had tough decisions to make about paring down my wardrobe. Indecisive and reluctant to face reality, I actually had a rack of clothes in my bedroom and was using part of my daughter’s closet. I also had gained weight and was storing three or four sizes of clothes — wishful thinking! It just added to the clutter. Normally a decisive person, I was having a difficult time parting with quality clothing that seemed in good shape. But I was no longer able to judge what looked good. Procrastination ruled and my closet was a mess for almost two years.
Enter Catherine, who was frank about outdated styles. (Shoulder pads? Gone. Ankle-length dresses? Gone. Clothes from the 80s and early 90s, out of there.) She also was not hesitant to tell me what looked good and didn’t. And she was efficient — tackling one closet section at a time, making huge progress in one hour increments.
We separated everything into piles: Toss, donate, consign, and to accommodate my real reluctance, store in the garage my favorite pieces until that day that a diet may actually get me back to a size 6.
I couldn’t have done it without her firm guidance. Now, I can open my closet in the morning and have fewer decisions. I don’t waste time digging through things that looked good long ago. I know what is there fits, looks good and I am starting to get creative again about outfits. It’s a huge relief to look at a less cluttered, more organized space. The first step was admitting I needed some help!“
—Lisa, Menlo Park