“Kathi Burns is a dynamo. I first worked with her years ago on a wardrobe consultation–I was stuck in “frumpy Mom” with a goal of “sophisticated executive.” By the middle of the 4-hour shopping expedition, I had to beg for mercy and stop for a double shot of espresso. The consultation was a complete success–she taught me how to shop. The lessons have been indelible. And on top of that, years later, I am still wearing many of the original items, and still getting compliments.
Since that time I have worked with her several times on home and office organization: organizing a messy kid’s room, de-cluttering and making sense of a large home office, and I even brought her in to work to help a clutter-stricken office colleague. Kathi has more energy than a Texas tornado. If you have an impossible project, YOU NEED KATHI. She will make it happen. And she will keep your morale high to the very last moment. Not only does the project get done, but YOU LEARN LIFE SKILLS FROM HER. Kathi is THE BEST!”
“I did really want to thank you for all of the tips and advice that you gave me. I have been having a lot more fun with my wardrobe. I did go out and buy some more things and have been getting pretty good feedback and compliments from people around me who have noticed something has changed. I really want to thank you for that. It has been a nice experience so far. I will be back in touch with you after the wedding.”
“Your help with organization has been life altering! Everything that can be on my computer or iPhone are stored there. I have moved all of my filing cabinets closer to my desk. It’s been very helpful when I get a phone call and need to reference something. We had a wonderful time in San Diego and plan on going back in the near future.”
I can’t thank you enough,
Business Office Manager
Browning Masonic Community, Inc.
“I attended a SCORE networking breakfast and to my relief, I heard Kathi Burns talking about getting rid of my muck. I was so inspired and ready after her lecture; I bought her book, her filing system and a few of hours of her time and went home with the pure determination to “manage my muck.” It began by reading through her book and then Kathi came and sat with me and helped me create my filing system.
“What What an amazing presentation you gave. I am embarrassed
to say that I’m known for getting so many notices from the
post man about our box being full, that they sent me a notice
that they would stop delivering if I didn’t go to mail reform
school. Did you even know they did that? Why have I
dreaded it so much? Because I didn’t know what to do with
it once I got it. There was so much junk I didn’t want to touch
it! I tried calling the “Get us off your list” people and even
Adelaide Zindler Chief Work-At-Home-Mom Cheerleader
“Long overdue. Kathi Burns made a big difference in my life. About five years ago for my 35th birthday. Wait, that may be a bit off. Anyway, for my birthday I spent the bucks to get my office in order. I had Kathi (Add Space) come over and spend the day getting all dialed in with a new organization system. It was like having your mom …help you clean your room but she’s not mad at you. I’ll never forget the great feeling of having a neat, orderly office.
“When we evacuated for the fire this year, my new filing system saved me much and stress. I was able to pull all permanent files red tabs and remove replace, policies with all my insurance information. It was good, I grabbed and grabbed and ran out knowing that I had everything I could possibly want.
A few years ago when we had to evacuate, we just grabbed memorabilia and didn’t even think of anything else besides insurance policies. I did not know where things were so I didn’t even think of it. This time I had All of the important information.”
“Hi Kathi, I opened the top file drawer, using the same amount of pull as before…I almost pulled the drawer clear out of the cabinet, it was so light-weight. I love this already…my desk is still clean! No more Sunday night dread! I’m Free!!!! See you again soon.”
“Hi Kathi, Hope you are doing well. I have a thank you card I want to send to you, but didn’t have your address. Please let me know where to send! I am loving the organization that you made happen for us! Now we are just awaiting the arrival of our little girl! I will keep you posted.”
“I am actually catching up on things and not as bogged down. I have a system that is working so now I can get to the tasks that have been there for me to do for longer than I care to admit. Thank you!”
“You really bring order to our lives, you have hauled away so much stuff that we never needed to begin with. I love my kitchen counter tops. I can actually see them!”
“Kathi is very passionate and efficient. She works well with people only she can get me to file after work when I am tired!”
“You’ve been a significant agent for change in Rick’s life. He has kept up with your system and his desk remains clear. I’m sure this has increased his effectiveness/productivity. You’re terrific at what you do, and I thank you for it.”
Prem and Shanti, Marc Boney
“We hired Kathi a couple of years ago to help us get a handle on our flat filing and general office disorder. The system she helped us implement was simple and easy to use! We shredded pounds of old & unnecessary files. Although she already has a great reputation, we just wanted to go on public record here to say that all that great stuff you’ve heard is true!”
Anya Shortridge Owner, Ashes on the Sea” August 10, 2012
“Kathi’s tools and training are amazing. it took me 5 minutes to grab my tax information for my accountant and 30 minutes for her to complete them. Thanks to Kathi’s systems.
Just for the record I have personal business and investment components to my taxes. this was not just a w-2 fill in the blanks EZ return.”
Kathryn A Christensen
A nice note sent from a current client to a potential client:
I am in the process now of moving and downsizing. I hired Kathi to help me pack. We got rid of many more items, plus the ones I kept were all packed together in the same box & labeled to facilitate unpacking.
Her skills as an organizer are truly extraordinary, as she is fast and effective (everything gets in order and you get rid of extraneous items you do not need). I’d say her most useful technique is that all those extraneous donation items go with her, she takes them right to shelters and you can’t go back into the garage and pull them out after she leaves!
The order she creates with files and belongings is directly linked to time management. You collaboratively create a “go to” file, then your larger system. Files get labeled so you know right where to find the papers you need. Belongings get organized so they are accessible and so you can find them quickly. She will tell you how to keep on top of your particular tasks.
She also knows what looks good on each body type and which colors and patterns look best on you. She pre-shops before you go shopping together to assemble a collection of items for you to try on. You learn what looks good on you and how to select things yourself in the future.
I hope I’ve convinced you to give Kathi a try. I think you’ll be pleased. Feel free to contact me again if you need any more information.”
“Well, my self imposed deadline is upon me…. I’ve made a lot of progress, but still have a ways to go. I think I lost a lot of momemtum when my sister was here for a month; I just didn’t have extra time….. But, I sure am pleased with what was accomplished when you were here! You made me move quickly, and we really made a difference! It’s been hard to recreate that; however, I still learned the lessons. I’m just operating at a slower pace. I keep you in my head directing me…. :) Mark is super pleased with the changes! My son was here for a visit last week, and I showed off the garage; he was impressed!
Thank you again for all of your help! You were really terrific to work with though, and I couldn’t have done it without you!!! I just couldn’t seem to get started on my own……”