"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 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)
Heather Swain is a life saver. She came into our home on the day after moving in. All was in chaos and she could see we needed help. She took charge immediately, and moved things around so we had some breathing room without boxes around us..She then set us on he right track of opening boxes and sorting and putting away. It would have taken us days to get organized enough to start without Heather. She was prompt, efficient, and hardworking - non stop for four hours. Very easy going and pleasant to work with.
- Carol M., Tiburon(2014)
"Heather Swain saved me. I recently purchased a home with a difficult and unique floor plan. I was unable to envision what I might incorporate from my previous home and what I needed to acquire. Heather arrived a calm, pleasant, bundle of positive motion. Decisions were made, action was taken, I went from frozen to a comprehensible plan within hours. She enthusiastically digs in and begins working with an attitude of action that's infectious. During the next week we donated unnecessary items in fulfilling ways. She helped me acquire furnishings at a tremendous value while utilizing my current possessions in ways not imagined. Heather's a Marin native with many local relationships to assist in all aspects of creating "home". My child had a very difficult room to make warm, at the end of the week it was the favorite room in the house, my child was ecstatic. Her rates are an incredible value, I highly recommend."
- Dean Boen, Fairfax (2013)
"Heather planned and executed my multi-stage, complex move with poise, calm, and good humor that radiated to the whole team. She envisioned the task, broke it down, and made it run logically and smoothly. Call her and place your trust in her -- you'll be glad that you did!."
- Dr. Heidi K, San Francisco(2013)
"Heather Swain's guidance, insights, practicality and logical approach were invaluable when I needed to sift through, winnow down, organize and store an apartment's worth of audio, video and media archives in a relatively short time. She was quick, efficient, and genial - and non-judgmental about the breadth and clutter of the material at hand. I highly recommend utilizing her services."
- Michael Snyder, writer and broadcast journalist, San Francisco(2012)
"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 and Dirk Gilliard, Burlingame(2012)
Attempting to tackle a project that feels a little beyond you given your other time commitments? Heather Swain can help!
We've all been there. While you're still dithering about the enormity of the task, Heather gets right down to work and cuts to the chase. Be overwhelmed no more. Call Heather Swain.
- David Betz, Art Dealer, Satisfied Client, Berkeley (2012)