It’s my pleasure to recommend Jane Smitt to anyone who is contemplating organizational work done at their home (closets, kitchen, baths, garage, technology equipment placement, etc.).
Jane organized my closets 5 years ago and it was a very pleasant experience. Jane “knows her stuff.” She is sensitive, efficient and knowledgeable. She has been doing this kind of work for years and can read peoples’ characters and understand the many issues that can and often do arise in the process of evaluating what should stay and what should go. We often marry possessions that might have sentimental value “later” but take up precious space now!
Jane walked me through the process with interest in the way I live, the things I value and the result I hoped for. She has a wonderful sense of humor, an abundance of patience and a delightful ability to “cut to the chase” without running over the sensitivities of her clients. My closets are great and function well, everything has a place. My house was originally built in the 1950’s, closet space was at a minimum yet it works beautifully for me now.
If you’re building and there are storage questions regarding closets, or kitchen and baths yet to be made get in touch with Jane early. Doing so will make life in your new home infinitely more enjoyable.
– Marcia Stein
I have known Jane for over 30 years and have benefitted through our friendship, as well as her professional services. My experience of Jane is that she is an expert at creating and organizing spaces. Her creative abilities are unique and shine through her work.
Jane is very insightful, trustworthy, and honest. She holds extremely high standards for herself in her work.
What I find most unique and of value is that Jane does not judge the abilities or inabilities of others. She provides a safe environment, allowing the other person to feel comfortable, regardless of whatever may be dysfunctional at that time. This non- judgmental quality is very important when one is opening up to their vulnerable areas.
– Natalie Valentini L.M.S.W.
Sometimes, we come to a realization that our lives are not what we would like them to be. And….by chance or by choice, we are faced with the opportunity to make changes. But what will we do, what do we want to see? It can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, we need to look at what we don’t want any more, before we are clear about what we do want. I think that organizing some part of your life can enpower you to make even more changes.
Jane and I have been friends for several years. I have observed Jane and her organizational skills on a personal level, and I find Jane to be quite gifted in this arena. Jane has enormous compassion for others, is incredibly creative, and shows close attention to details. She “thinks outside the box” creating solutions to problems. She has moved homes a number of times in the last few years and each time, moving into a smaller space, she has scaled down her own “stuff”. I feel she has an excellent understanding of the emotional investment many of us have in our possessions and has experienced a positive freedom in letting go the things that no longer serve her.
I think doing a re- organization of something….whether you start small like a cupboard, or something much bigger like a room, can possibly bring you the feelings of pride, accomplishment and/or relief. If you are looking to examine how your “things” are holding you back from living a freer, more joyous life, or wanting to find some peace and order with your possessions, I would recommend having a consultation with Jane to see what she could do to coach you to find your own solution. Moving things out of your life can make room for new possibilities.
– Wendy Leslie BA, OCT. (London, ON., Canada)