Julie Naylon is an "organizer to the stars" in Los Angeles. She is also exceptionally reflective and conscientious, approaching organizing with a deep understanding of how to enable lasting change.
Many of her comments resonated strongly, because Streamlined by Steven shares elements of Naylon's philosophy. (You, too, can benefit from this approach, even if you don't live in Los Angeles! Simply contact me to get started!)
"Naylon’s approach is different. She has no breezy 10-step plan, no highly stylized Instagram feed, no e-commerce store full of handy organizing gadgets. She isn’t convinced spice jars and color-coding will solve our larger issues with clutter...
For that reason, she isn’t big on before-and-after photos and offers a nondisclosure agreement before each project. 'In this town, people appreciate that level of trust,' she says...
She doesn’t view organizing as one-size-fits-all; her strategies for each client are tailored to the issues they’re facing and the kind of life they want. And she requires some degree of participation from all clients. 'People will ask me to clear out their garage and say, ‘Whatever you think. I trust you!’ But I don’t work like that. How do you implement a system if you don’t know how the person wants to live?...
Another client, lawyer Tamar Feder... says Naylon gently waded through every issue, including the belongings that were holding her back by taking up too much 'emotional space' (also: why she had five rain jackets). 'Sometimes you just need to hear yourself say things out loud,' Feder says, 'but someone needs to ask the right questions.'"
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Steven Cohen is the owner of Streamlined by Steven, a professional organizing company based in Washington, D.C. Steven offers organizing services in-person to nearby clients--per COVID safety rules--and remote services to clients worldwide.