"Betty was very helpful to me. She came out and gave
me good, practical tips
on how I could start organizing the main "information
centers" of my house -
the kitchen and my office. What a help she
was! After she left I spent time implementing her suggestions and was
able to get my work places in order.
I will continue to use her services
so that I can stay on track with organizing
my endless loads of papers.
After taking Betty's one day class at a local school I understand how
much time and money are wasted when things are unorganized. We have very
busy lives here, as most people do these days, and I want to work toward
having our lives run more smoothly and efficiently. With Betty's suggestions
and hands-on help
I know I can."
Joann Samuels, Plymouth
"On Betty's first visit she quickly noticed how
we could change locations of our kitchen storage to make the most
use of the space with the least amount of effort to return items to
their storage locations after cleaning or cooking. This was an immediate
boost for me and motivated me to continue working with
Betty via phone and
email as a coach as I worked room-by-room through the house according
to a schedule we planned together. She understood our financial
limitations and suggested inexpensive solutions. I needed a non-judgemental
to urge me and keep me on task. Betty is still there for me as
my children grow, leave the house and I dream up new uses for our
Shannon O'Dell, South Lyon
A Testimonial in Honor of Betty Huotari
Main Entry: pack rat
1 : WOOD RAT; especially : a bushy-tailed rodent (Neotoma cinerea) of
western North America that has well-developed cheek pouches and that
hoards food and miscellaneous objects
2 : a person who collects or hoards especially unneeded items
OK, so I’m not the bushy-tailed rodent described in the Merriam-Webster
Online Dictionary; but I freely admit to being No. 2. I suffered for
decades from TMS (Too Much Stuff). I seldom threw anything out. If a
briefcase became full, instead of weeding or filing, I bought ANOTHER
BRIEFCASE. When the file became full, you guessed it, I bought ANOTHER
FILE. Most things still didn’t get filed. My home (including basement)
became so littered with paper and other clutter that it was suffocating,
depressing, and negatively impacting my quality of life.
In recent years I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and
Bipolar Disorder. Although psychological counseling and finally finding
the right combination of medications had improved my mood, attitude and
health considerably, I knew that if I was to get rid of the clutter in
my home, I COULD NOT DO IT ALONE. Thus began a search on the Internet.
Curious, I tried the search phrase “pack rat,” which led
to professional organizers in Michigan. After telephone interviews of
3 local people, the good vibes I sensed with firstname.lastname@example.org,
besides her experience in Project Management and working with adults
with ADD, led to me hiring her.
When we met in person, I was impressed with her non-judgmental manner.
She took notes as we discussed rooms where clutter and disorganization
were causing me the most stress, and we agreed to start with the living
room, with her working “hands on” with me to throw things
out, sort for donations to charities, and organize what remained. The
sofa and chairs were emptied and could be sat in again--what a concept!
As the months went by, we focused on one room, one area of a room, at
a time. We started out in 2-3 hour sessions twice a month. Before each
session ended, we would sit down and talk about what I wanted to work
on next time and priorities for the months ahead. Betty began e-mailing
me reminders and Excel spreadsheets of Targetted Projects with a monthly
timeline. These were very helpful in keeping me focused on one thing
at a time.
Here is a partial list of what I have accomplished with Betty’s
help and support.
• Hired contractors who refinished my hardwood floors, reinsulated
my house remodeled my kitchen (these projects within the last 2 years)
Initiated projects to get yard landscaped, get new driveway and get interior
Hired a housekeeper
Weeded and rearranged shelves in basement (work in progress)
Cleaned out closets
Cleaned out and reorganized files (work in progress)
Cleaned out garage (work in progress)
Finally, it has been a privilege to work with Betty. Seeing projects
completed has given me a great sense of satisfaction. As we declutter
my house (especially when I GET RID OF THINGS), weight is lifted from
my shoulders; and I breathe easier. Having her as a partner has made
a big difference in my life.
I cannot recommend her highly enough!
“Betty Huotari, Logical Placement’s guru of organization
brought insight and tools that were immediately useful to our group of
harried professional women. She is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!”
Marigold Productions, LLC
“Logical Placement LLC sm created a system that
allowed me to be better prepared for walking into my next appointment.”
“Walking into a clean and clutter-free office after
my sessions with Betty, was the ultimate triumph for someone who has
spent years with a cluttered desk. It made coming to work more exciting.”
"I always struggled with Time Management. With Betty’s
help, I was able to focus and accomplish more in less time.”
”Betty put me at ease right away...what a miracle worker!”
Diane, Mother of 3
Betty and Logical Placement LLCSM services Southeast Michigan
so call 810-348-1772 to schedule your organizing session.