I enjoy working with children and teens: their energy, ideas, and novel perspectives inspire me! I also value knowing that these organizing and executive function capabilities will serve them throughout their lives.
It's a lifelong gift, to help your child(ren) learn to use their innate personality traits for their success. My services are one way to give that gift.
I value the success of children from all backgrounds and am happy to discuss a sliding scale discount with you.
Please check out the full text of this rave review from a pleased client (posted with permission):
"My husband and I have had great success enlisting the help of a professional organizer [Steven] to assist in making sense of our respective home offices. Imagine our surprise, however, when our sons started asking if Steven (our organizer) could please come and help them with messes in their own rooms.
They were literally begging us to invite him over, as my husband and I looked at one another quizzically. “Well, why not?” we figured. These were good skills for someone to grow up with!
So Steven came on a Sunday and spent an hour with each of our children. And it was like watching a miracle worker.
He sought early buy-in, worked with their individual personalities, turned the project into a game for my little guy, and taught my oldest the difference between items used for 'play; versus 'display.' Talk about giving language to things I really hadn’t ever thought much about before."
Long time, no post, for the best of reasons: I've been busy with a fun and fascinating range of client projects!
So, if you're like many people, you have a Post-it/sticky note habit... which makes sense because they're just so handy. This is not judgment, but rather offering information so you can make the decisions that feel right for you.
If you want to save money, trees, and time spent on the floor searching for Post-its... you've come to the right place!
Here are a few suggestions to reduce the eco-impact of sticky notes. These are roughly in order of increasing eco-friendliness:
Ah, office supplies. Necessary--and yet so easy to misplace!
Searching for a stapler, scissors, or tape isn't just frustrating: it also takes up your valuable time and risks interrupting your work flow. Plus, many people just end up buying more when they can't find what they already have.
Save stress, time, and money: let me help put your supplies at your fingertips! Here's an example, posted with client permission.
Note: your solution will be tailored to you, just as this client's was. I believe that you know yourself best, and that my role is to facilitate how you prefer to work and live!
Professional organizers in the news: https://www.nytimes.com/…/professional-organizers-productiv…
This article provides a valuable introduction to professional organizing, apart from the--atypical!--style of Marie Kondo, who has been the subject of so much other coverage.
For example, most of us neither have our own TV shows, nor do we have an ideal number of books you should own! :)
I can install your home security technology.
Washington, DC residents: did you know that the DC government offers a big $$$ rebate for security cameras? You can get up to $500 back for cameras installed at your home, and $750 for cameras installed elsewhere.
In order to get the rebate, however, you need to be able to prove that the cameras are installed. Please contact me, and I'll help you get your rebate!
Official rebate program info is here.
Use the cameras for kindness! Monitor a pet who's outside during the day, check for delivery of medication and other important packages, ensure your child has arrived home from school safely, and more!
#Humor 😀 #ToDoLists #OrganizingReferencesInLiterature
A brief, charming excerpt from one of the wonderful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, written by Alexander McCall Smith. Enjoy!
Don't worry about a minor bump to your bag resulting in a broken mouse.
Instead, protect your tech on the go with this sturdy, transparent case... that you may already have in your pantry!
NOTE: Before you empty a folder, remember to double-check inside for any individual files you still want!
1) Empty your computer’s Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac)
2) Delete old bookmarks from your browser
3) Empty your browser’s Downloads folder
4) Close old browser tabs
5) Bonus Tip: Create a “Spare Time Reading” filter/folder in your email inbox for non-urgent items
Overwhelmed by tech peripherals?
Please vote this Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Don't know your polling place or other information, like ID information? Check out vote.org!
Streamlined by Steven is a values-based business. I value compassion, integrity, diversity, and helping one another.
I know that people depend on one another: not only for help organizing shoes and inboxes, but also for:
This voting day, please vote your values--and please value others. This includes valuing yours truly, the eponymous Steven of Streamlined by Steven: I have been living with a "pre-existing condition" since age 9.
I put my values into action via my:
How will you put your values into action, this voting day and beyond?
Steven Cohen is the owner of Streamlined by Steven, a professional organizing company serving Washington, D.C. and parts of Maryland.