“If you want an organizer, but are afraid they will gasp in horror when they see your mess – you need Heather Swain. Hiring Heather was the best investment we could have made. Not only did she free our house of the clutter and chaos, but she organized our household for our move, packed up our belongings, evaluated our new home, and then unpacked our boxes into a neat, easy to find, orderly environment. We are a family of 6: 2 working professionals, 2 young boys, a dog, and a cat. We are masters at collecting “gear,” papers, magazines, boxes, toys, and knickknacks . . . junk. Heather is excellent at separating the important and meaningful articles from the extraneous items. And Heather is earth-friendly too. Her “items to donate” pile was 3 times as large as the garbage pile. Heather is creative, upbeat, energetic, nonjudgmental, and possesses a sense of humor. The results are astonishing all over our house and garage. We feel liberated from our mess and move, and couldn’t have done it without Heather. Don’t procrastinate any longer.”
-Nicole,  (2013)


“Heather is the ‘White Tornado.’ She comes in, listens intently to you, reads between the lines, and then sets immediately to work, turning your chaos into sparkling, powerful clarity of space and time. What a great mind AND heart. She transforms your physical space and your headspace at the same time, leaving you with a brand new life. I cannot recommend her enough!”
– Brooks C., Mill Valley (2015)

Moves & Staging

“This year I was confronted with a multi-part organization/packing/moving problem. I had to move my elderly father into assisted living and then make his neglected home of thirty years habitable for myself and my daughter. Heather helped me clean, organize and rehab the entire house —a truly challenging job as my father was a heavy smoker as well as being incontinent and the house needed to be scoured from top to bottom. Heather helped with every aspect of that dirty job: cleaning, reimagining and reorganizing the space,working with contractors, sourcing and installing fixtures, and helping me make a myriad of aesthetic and practical choices–all within a limited budget. After the house was finished she then helped me pack and move, then got the house I had been living in staged and ready for sale. The sale on that house is pending, and I know I wouldn’t have gotten my full asking price had Heather not made it look so beautiful.

Heather is a tireless and energetic worker. Her vast range of knowledge and hands-on expertise made her invaluable to me in every phase of this complex project. Her upbeat, calm and positive nature kept me focused and optimistic in a very difficult and sometimes overwhelming time. I truly don’t know how I would have survived it all had Heather not been by my side, offering her expertise and support every step of the way. She is charming, capable, creative, compassionate and completely wonderful. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
– Erika Schickel, Los Angeles (2015)


Heather Swain offers her wealth of experience, foresight and resources, her sense of style and understanding of spatial relations, and her tasteful but pragmatic approach to living in order to simplify your life.

Are you planning to move or just trying to clean house? Do you need to pare down or rearrange your belongings for maximum convenience? Are extraneous possessions a burden? Heather has the skills and the solutions to address your needs and solve your problems.

She will help you sort through what you own, pack it away for relocation and/or storage or help you shed the belongings that no longer suit you through recycling or donation.

Drawing on her expertise in the arts, design, and hospitality fields, she has expertly packed up entire homes, or simply reconfigured furnishings in dwellings for the ultimate in use and comfort. She understands what it means for people to be in transition, she sees your situation as unique, and focuses, in a non-judgmental way, on moving you forward.

In addition to providing professional lifestyle consultation and home improvement for over a decade, Heather holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies from UC Berkeley.


Framing Art

Buying art for a client’s apartment in San Francisco seemed like a piece of cake. Having worked with this family for 3 years in San Francisco and London, I know their style and budget. I had purchased their furniture for their San Francisco apartment over the course of a few months. It felt much more …