Michele from Massapequa
My daughter never spent time in her room, resisted going to bed, and had trouble sleeping… now my daughter's room is a calm, organized and such an uplifting space. My daughter happily spends creative time in her room and invites friends to play. Thank you Cynthia!
Karen from Franklin Square
Before I met Cynthia I bought many things on E-bay or from HSN or QVC. I thought the things I bought would change my life. Only it didn't! My internal sales pitch was always that this thing is going to make everything better, It will save me time and money and make my life easier. It will make me healthy or fit or beautiful. And I truly believed it! I'll share my last purchase of the deep freezer. This decision was carefully cultivated after hours of research on the internet on cubic feet and efficiency ratings. There weren't sexy ads telling me which model to buy. At first I truly believed the freezer would change my life. It would be stocked with delicious healthy meals and that I'll be able to just pop them into the microwave. The meals will be organized by date and type. It will save me time and money! Except the freezer didn't stock itself nor did it label things or organize meals. That is where Cynthia came in to rescue me. I kept buying things thinking it would improve my life but they didn't and just added more clutter without reason. Now I learned from working with Cynthia that everything I keep costs time and money to manage and to take that into consideration before it arrives at my doorstep. Cynthia has truly changed my life and I have learned so much from her about general life and home skills and more importantly I now can maintain my beautiful organized home we created together over the last several months.
Keryn from Levittown
It was quite a pleasure to wake up this morning and be able to find exactly what I needed within seconds. In addition, when I did the laundry. It was quick and easy to put away my own clothes! I can gladly take down the sign ( No Entry) on the door because I am no longer embarrassed for people to come into my room. Thanks for all your help and understanding!
Kathy from Babylon
My experience with Cynthia never ceases to amaze me. Once we start organizing I never want to stop. She makes it so easy and fun! I enjoy what I have learned from her in so many ways. She has taught me how to manage my home which I never knew. She has made my home feel like a vacation place. I am so lucky that I found her.
Nancy from Bayside
Cynthia It amazes me how quickly you can bring order to chaos! My apartment is being transformed so quickly Thanks to you! I can't wait until our next organizing session.
Elyse from Watermill
Thanks Cynthia or organizing our kitchen and bathrooms. Even this morning, the whole family feels the difference. It is more calm and knowing where everything is has opened up our world. Thank you again!
Ellen from Stony Brook
Honestly, the thought of organizing my house was so daunting to me. This was the typical thought process that went down in my head regarding the state of my house: Man, what a mess, how the heck did we get here? I really need to clean this house, maybe start with laundry carrying a pile of laundry to the laundry room...shoot, the laundry room is so disorganized, I should start that first... starting to organize the laundry room, I carry the clean clothes to the closet... Dang! My closet is a mess, start to clean that up... and that's how the cycle went everyday, And at the end of the day, I' was exhausted and nothing ever got done. I also didn't mention all the things that went on in between all of that. The phone calls, meal prep, dealing with kids stuff that breaks up every effort to clean and organize. But then Cynthia, you came to my home, and together we attacked the organizing of my home and I still to this day cannot believe how much I learned from you and I will forever be grateful for all your patience and knowledge you passed onto me. I love my home now! Thank You! Thank You! I will recommend you to everyone! i wished I hired you years ago!
Dana from Astoria
I was Cynthia’s client for about a year beginning in November 2007. There are so many ways in which she helped me grow and change and guided me to having a more efficient and more beautiful and comfortable home. Her kind and friendly personality reassured me right away that I could indeed make changes in the way I live. She also taught me so many basic yet profound ways in which I could streamline and organize my belongings, my home furnishings and even my time! . Cynthia helped me analyze and schedule the things I need to do in order to get going and get out.Cynthia inspired and taught me to reflect and examine many of my preconceived notions and beliefs about holding onto many things. She gently, yet firmly, told me again and again that even if an object has some value, if it doesn’t have value for me, if I’m not using it, then the value is wasted. If I can pass it on to someone else, great, but if not, then it is better to discard it than to have it in my home generating negative energy. When we were done working on my home, I asked her to come to my classroom and help me there. We set up files and organized supplies and to this day the organizing systems she created are still working for me. ( 5 years later) Cynthia is truly gifted in helping people and in sharing her wisdom. Yes she did a great deal of the physical work of getting the clutter out and I am grateful for that. But most of all, her teaching her sharing of techniques and strategies, are what have really helped me because now I have the skill sets I need to do it myself. To me Cynthia has been a true Wizard of Oz, granting me brains, courage, strength and heart to be a better wife, mother, and teacher.
Pam from Commack
Thank you Cynthia so much for your diligence, vigilance and patience. I could not have organized my home without you. You were a pleasure to work with. I will miss you!
Sabah from Old Westbury
This was a very good experience for me. Not only did I get my house organized but organized my life in many ways too. Now I don't panic after returning home from shopping from anywhere. I learned everything has a place to be. I just have to make it.
Seth In Huntington
I hired Cynthia to help me organize my very disorganized office.
She met with me to view the project and then discussed several
strategies that we would use together to bring the project to a
She shared her expertise with me, offered very valuable and easy to implement organization techniques and was never judgmental. We worked together on the project for three days and I was very pleased with the results. It's now several years later and I am pleased to say that my office remains organized.
I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone looking to organize an office, business or home.
Ilise from Merrick
Hi Cynthia, I learned alot from organizing my home with you this
summer & hope to keep most of it going.
You have made it alot easier for us now to manage our home especially the laundry and kids items.
Kathy from W. Babylon
I had a great time working together today and I can hardly wait until September. I already started with the pictures downstairs and I also emptied some more of my husband's stuff to bring to the office tomorrow. Woo Hoo I am soooooooo excited. Thanks you so much you are a wonderful person.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Caryn from Patchogue
After just 2 hours of working with Cynthia, she leaves and I am on this high that I call the “Cynthia Effect”. Not only have we completed at least one of those awful tasks I’ve been avoiding, but as the days go by, I have this nice little voice in my head saying “what would Cynthia do” as I look at the 30 other projects waiting to be addressed. I start going through them thinking how “proud” Cynthia will be when she returns. Next thing you know, I’m looking at an average art project my son created, and I hear Cynthia’s voice saying “THROW IT AWAY”. I may get sentimental for a minute and then I THROW IT AWAY!! Cynthia’s effect is not only organizational but it’s therapeutic and calming. Frankly, it’s a little stalkerish how much I think about her…in a good way!”
Lisa from Miller Place
The work was better than my expectations. I felt like my experience was better than any college class I ever took. It was hands on. She helped personalize organizational needs for my family and self. I have been organizing ever since Cynthia taught me her method. Not only is my house organized, but my brain feels less cluttered as well. I would hire Cynthia Braun again. Especially at times such as holidays, moving, and spring cleaning. Oh, and getting ready for a new baby. I wish I knew about her when I was pregnant. Cynthia was helpful in so many ways. For me, it was having someone, objectively, stand next to me while we touched almost everything in my house. It is a blessing to be able to tell my husband exactly where things are located, when he asks me. This has been my New Years resolution since high school. I always wanted to feel organized, but had no idea how to begin. These sessions gave me the tools and esteem to finally feel in control of my personal space. I am 35 with a family now. This experience was so motivational.
Charlene in East Hills
Having a professional like you really helped remove any emotional stress relative to combining households. You made it an easy, quick and smooth transition!
Nancy from Garden City
Thank you do much. I love the room. My husband was impressed
Lisa from Miller Place
I already raved about you to my therapist. I told her you walk the talk in your website. She wrote down your web address for people who need organizational support. Can't wait for our next organizing session
Grace from Mineola
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you sooooo much for all you've done for me! You are incredible and have definitely changed my life in so many ways. My hubby is very happy too, and I needed that. I hope after I refer you my friends that will use you! :). It will change their lives too! Will definitely be in touch. Please use me as a reference if need-will. ABSOLUTELY rave about you. Will friend you on FB (I know you said "Organize Your Life" and want to try to attend one of your seminars!
Caren from Huntington
It wasn’t always like this, was it? At some point desire and need became untethered in our lives, and shopping became a competitive sport in mine. Sometimes I feel as though credit cards have helped me concentrate on quantity, not quality. Plastic is magical, as though the bill will never come due. I noticed when I drive down the highways of our youth and measure what’s changed? There are the big-box stores, the home emporiums, the fast-food places, but the weirdest addition are those storage facilities that loom, bunker like, windowless. When we were kids, storage was the basement and attic, an army trunk, atop a broken chair. When my grown children got their own places, they went shopping in the top and bottom stories of my parents homes. When you go to their apartments, it’s like a walk down memory lane—that little table they never really found a place for. So when I hired Cynthia I was able to purge with confidence all the things in my life that I no longer needed, wanted or loved. She taught what was important to keep for my life NOW, not for my past. I have all my photos now organized in albums thanks to her. NOW I can enjoy them with friends and family. Now that my entire house is organized, I feel 100 pounds lighter. My grandkids will have to go shopping elsewhere to fill their apartments.
Danielle from Nesconset
Thank YOU so much...it helped so much and i'm so much less stressed and more motivated. You gave me the kick start I needed. I would love to have you back, just have to figure out my life cause it will probably have to be after we come back from Hawaii and when I can possibly take another day off of work. I have been thinking throughout the rest of the evening that I can't wait to do more and send you update photo's LOL. I'll definitely be in touch to continue working hopefully a few more times through the summer.
Thank you for your help and patience today.
Seth from Northport
I hired Cynthia to help me organize my very disorganized office. She met with me to view the project and then discussed several strategies that we would use together to bring the project to a successful outcome.
She shared her expertise with me, offered very valuable and easy to implement organization techniques and was never judgmental. We worked together on the project for three days and I was very pleased with the results. It's now several years later and I am pleased to say that my office remains organized.
I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone looking to organize an office, business or home."
Andrea in Islip
To be organized by Cynthia is as necessary as the economy needs cash. Until I met Cynthia, the job of organizing was my worst nightmare. Now, after my 30 years of procrastinating, She has worked wonders; she has transformed every room in my home, converting them from cluttered spaces to functional, sensible rooms. I now can have people over without any worries. Her organizational methods, makeover decorating and training me have made Cynthia indispensable in our home.
Elissa from Setauket, owner of Cleaned to Perfection & Meticulice
Cynthia helped me to organize and create a highly efficient office space and reception area for my Business' Meticulice and Cleaned To Perfection. She has now given me the tools to continue to keep my paperwork and filing flowing into the proper places! She is talented and creative and truly knowledgeable with her organizing.
Stamatia in NYC
Thank you so much for doing such a great job today & for your help and guidance. I apply your principles in every day life but a good check in every few years is a must! I am so pleased with everything we accomplished!
After you left, I had a quick bite but kept working. I just finished my business card file. I have several of your cards-and believe me I recommend you every chance I get. Some people are stuck & it's hard to push them to take the final step.
Michele from Massapequa
The work met and exceeded my expectations and I did learn the skill of maintaining organization. I certainly would hire you again. I Absolutely found value in the time spent organizing. I have told you that as we worked together i become almost frazzled and my brain feels like it is spinning. I'm glad you get a 'high' from organizing and can push me through when my brain starts to combust!
Jennifer from Setauket
Cynthia has assisted in the organization of my home office and kitchen. She has been creative, yet practical and considerate of my individual lifestyle and work routine. She is efficient with time and follows through with ideas. Each session has been productive and beneficial. I look forward to our next opportunity to work together.
Katy from Greenlawn
Cynthia, Thank you so much.... Christopher's room has NEVER been so organized. Best money we ever spent. Chris even made his bed before he left for work today. I was absolutely shocked. I didn't think he would enjoy his time organizing, but he actually did feel so much better when it was finished. Thanks again
Pam from Port Jeff Station
Cynthia came in after a brief Needs Assessment over the phone and new exactly what to do. My husband and I just downsized and needed all our stuff organized in our new apartment. She was able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. She asked us questions to understand our needs and how we want to function in he new space. She was very easy to talk and work with. She actually made it fun and less stressful than anticipated. We went shopping with her too to get the right organizing supplies to help us maintain our systems and processes we developed with her in our new home. She even suggested ideas to make the space more functional and efficient. She even gave us decorating ideas. We were so happy with her professionalism and patience. I recommend her highly!
Jessie from Far Rockaway
The linen closet looks fabulous. I got the canvas containers. as you predicted, I feel happy every time I open it. thank you. I am also absolutely delighted with the basement. It is so wonderful to go into the storage room and see order and not chaos. It feels so relaxing
Beth from Fort Salonga
I found such value in your work! At first everything was overwhelming, but Cynthia showed me the way to approach de-cluttering that made it simpler and more effective. I am no longer a prisoner of the clutter. In addition, since I now know where everything is, I am spending less money on things that before I could not find buried deep in the clutter. Also, less time is spent packing for vacation and getting out of the house with two children now that I do not have to waste time looking for things. One area in which Cynthia’s help significantly added value was in doing laundry. Her advice cut down on the amount of time I spent doing laundry by more than half. Thanks, Cynthia!
Thank you for all your help in organizing our home. Since your visit we have continued the process and have made wonderful progress, especially in the kitchen and our bedroom. Next we'll move on to Annika's room and finally the office. You have really inspired us to live simpler and it feels great.
Michelle from Brookville
The work done met my expectations and definitely beyond my expectations. I felt I learned the skill of maintaining the organization and months later I am still able to keep things organized. The ability to find things more quickly and easily; not to keep things with no meaning and no place to place them! Cynthia, you helped me have a home and to become organized something I never thought possible but dreamed of. I was able to organize other people but once I retired, I was never able to organize myself.
Keith & Paula from Roslyn Heights
Thank you Cynthia, We feel we have learned a new skill and find our house is much neater and less cluttered than ever. We would hire YOU again and will when we have more time to devote to the task at hand. There was and still is tremendous value in the work you performed. We appreciate the work you did for us and would highly recommend you!
Susan from Coram
Cynthia made it fun to do the tasks that I have been dreading and feeling very overwhelmed to attack. I am now looking forward to this new "journey" ahead. She has inspired me to make changes in my life that will help pave the way to an exciting future. I feel grateful for so many of the simple solutions that she has shared. Especially the decision making process she showed me to make it easier to make decisions on anything, since I realized making decisions was a major obstacle in my life and always kept me on the road to procrastination. I initially just expected to purge and find a place for everything and keep everything in its place, but Cynthia opened my eyes to the significant changes that I needed to make in my lifestyle to keep things from getting back to the way they had been. I continue to be excited about our future projects in the future and I intend to tap into her genius throughout the chapters of my life! I thoroughly enjoyed her company. Together we laughed, we ate, we organized, and we conquered!
Christina in Manorville
The party yesterday went AMAZINGLY and the clean kitchen made it alot easier to cook and find things thus allowing me to spend more time with my family. Thanks a million!
Lilly from Stony Brook
It's now been a year and half since you provided your organizing services and overall I can honestly say it was a very smart investment. The decision to reallocate the space according to our actual needs has meant that the house definitely looks more mindfully put together. You've finally training me to ENJOY throwing away clutter. I can now see that my problem before was fear, and that getting rid of what is not needed actually clears my head. Given that most of the systems you put in place are still in place eighteen months later, I'd say your work was a success. We all thank you.
Melisa from Patchogue
I really enjoyed our time together and I learned so much. I liked all the ideas that you had to make things organized. Now when the house is messy I know what needs to be done and it's less time consuming and less overwhelming.
Joyce from Port Jefferson
Cynthia did exactly what I need to do to; clear the clutter and organize my office in a very methodical method! I couldn't do it without you. THANK YOU!
Richard in Glen Cove
Working with Cynthia was a pleasure and what she taught me has really helped me keep my home organized and efficient
Naomi from Babylon
I've been thinking about you lately. It's close to a year that I've remained clutter free AND PROUD OF IT! My life style is different now. I only buy what I need and remove what I don't need. I was able to successfully redecorate my living room! Thank you! I would love for you to see the updated apartment sometime.
Hanita from Stony Brook
Thank you! It's wonderful to walk into the pantry and feel order and clarity! I so much appreciated your help on Saturday. It was great spending the time together and getting so much accomplished. I'll be eager for our next session in April.
Dennis and Ellen from Long Beach
Cynthia Braun, through her wonderful organizational skills, have
allowed the two of us to manage our household affairs, which we
really couldn't manage without her help. One of us has a difficult
chronic illness, which makes everyday matters very difficult. She
moved our mountain quite painlessly and with good humor. Now we can
manage to keep up with everything.
We recommend her to everyone!
Dianne from Howard Beach
Of course I would recommend you I was very pleased and most important comfortable working with you. I will be arranging another session after the new year. Thanks again for your help
Richard from Astoria
We're still far from perfect organizationally speaking, but you definitely made a permanent change in our lives. We can never go back to the way we were so cluttered we couldn't move in our home. We think of you often and miss your can-do attitude and amused patience with our craziness.
The experience has changed all of us in the family
Mary from Hicksville
Cynthia, I can't believe what you did in just one organizing session. You were able to take all my papers from all over my home. Categorized it and set it up in my file cabinet. You made the process so easy. Now I enjoy dealing with my mail and papers. It only takes me seconds to retrieve any paper I need to refer to. I was stressing over this for years and like that you took away all the stress. You are amazing!
Thank you! Thank You! I can't wait to have you back to organize my clothes closets.
Naomi from West Babylon
All I learned about organization, I learned from Cynthia. What an amazing, wonderful and enlightening experience to de-clutter your life! I never learned how to properly create zones and systems that would work in my space until I found your website and called upon you to rescue me. You kept me motivated when I realized how much stuff I had collected over the years that I needed to get rid of. I lost weight - clutter weight, and feel much lighter and freer. I feel less stress and anxiety opening a closet and drawer to find what I am looking for. By clearing away all the clutter and things I didn't use anymore, I was able to move forward and get ideas of how I wanted to decorate, and rearrange furniture and decorative pieces I thought weren't possible. Cynthia - Thank you for helping me organize my life!
Alisa from Great Neck
I hope you and your family are enjoying the Passover holiday. thanks to you, I am! Unexpectedly, on six days notice, I had to take over our family Seder (25 people). thanks to the organizing, prioritizing, delegating, planning etc. skills I learned from you - not to mention the decluttered home, I was able to pull it off magnificently. Thank you yet again!
I am continuing my decluttering and organizing journey on my own. I often think of you with love and gratitude. The workshop at your home was inspirational for me.
Brian from Oyster Bay
Cynthia, I can't believe the change in my wife since you worked with her. Her behavior has changed towards the clutter since you made her realize that change is good. She realizes it is good to have less and be able to find things in an instant. She is beginning to see the benefits of having only the things she loves and needs. While she worked with you I think she realized that it is not just doing the physical part of the organizing but alot of it is the emotionally and psychological part. Since she did an 11 hour session with you which was a lot of time, I believe now that the more time she spends with you she will really "get it" and the philosophy will stick with her for the rest of her life. I have struggled all our married life to get this to happen and it took you only 11 hours. You are Amazing! It's all about the art of "letting go" and trusting her instincts by feeling confident with her decisions now, which you played a major role in. Thank you so much!
Alice from Bayport
Every chance I get (which isn't a lot lately) I do a little bit, but you got me started and very motivated I cleared out the corner with the stereo and put a book case in it, which was condensed from two into one, with the bottom empty, and of course now a whole empty bookcase! The surface areas and floor of the craft room are clear! I continue to work on the "toy" closet to free up space for other things. I still have to tackle the fabric, but I have an area to do it, so that's good. We are keeping up on the paperwork because now we have a system (thanks to you). We are moving along. We have a long way to go, but I have a plan and we are chipping away item by item!!! Thanks so much!
Cara from Oyster Bay
Thank you again for spending all day with me on Friday. It was a tremendous experience and I feel so good to have all that stuff go. I have to tell you that it was perfect timing that you organized all my candles because on Saturday night we had a power outage and I needed to use a bunch of my candles for light. I knew exactly where they were and they were easily accessible. It was such a good feeling. Thanks again. Looking forward to our next session! I have been telling all my friends about you too!
Christine from Farmingdale
I am so happy sitting in my “new” office typing this message to you! I can actually hear an echo in here – it is wonderful! My husband could not believe it when it got home last night, needless to say, he is very happy as well. We are now able to clearly think through the rest of the office move without the added burden of the disaster I was sitting in at home – whew!
Donna from Stony Brook
I just want you to know with confidence that Cynthia was awesome. She was here almost 3 years ago and my house is still organized and clutter free. She did my whole house. She labeled every cabinet and drawer and every bin in the playroom. There's no question where things go and everything gets put back where it belongs.
I am grateful for what she did for me. It was tough getting rid of some things that cluttered up the place that I didn't need, but I don't miss one thing that I donated or threw out. Just remember the rule when everything is organized: If you want to bring something else into the house, something has to go.
Also, Cynthia taught my daughter to organize her closet and drawers. She's 10. She was 6 or 7 then. To this day her drawers are perfect and her clothes are hung up in sets ready to wear off the hanger. Her room is still neat and clean and clutter free.
Unfortunately, I'm moving soon so I will have to do the same thing in the new house. She taught me a lot and I can now do it by myself. It is time consuming but well worth it. It's like a weight lifted off my shoulders. With the cluttered unorganized mess off my brain, I've been able to lose 55 pounds since then!
Shari from Dix Hills
It was a real pleasure working with you on Saturday. I feel like I have a Master plan in place. It's not just about organizing lives, but it's about really understanding people's needs. You have a very special quality and I'm sure we will be working together again.
Nicole from Wading River
I have to tell you that when you left on Friday I felt physically and emotionally exhausted! I'm sure you've figured out that I am a rather emotional person and clearing through all that stuff took it's toll! But I am so glad I did it. And I have been inspired ever since. I took apart the upstairs computer desk, cleaned it, purged (most of) my computer disks and put the monitor directly on the desk. I cleaned off the bulletin board in the mudroom. And last night, while my kids were staying at my folks' house, My husband and I dismantled those stupid little wardrobes in the girls' room and he installed a hanging pole, with a divider, and a shelf. I've hung up 80% of their clothes, based on your advice, and put the smaller stuff (underwear, tank tops, pjs) in a plastic chest of drawers underneath. I'm going to wash all the stuffed animals and then make them decide which ones we can toss. They will be allowed one basket each, the rest will go.
Colleen from Miller Place
You should change the name of your company from “Organize” Your Life to “Change” Your Life. I almost canceled our first appointment because I just didn’t know where to start. Thank goodness, I kept the appointment. Cynthia came to my house about six times and I cried when I hugged her goodbye because I was so grateful to her. I can’t say enough about Cynthia and what she did for me and my family. She literally changed our lives.
She not only helped me go through and organize our things- most importantly, she taught me how to run a household which is a skill I didn’t even realize I was lacking. As we went through each room, she was showing me how the room should work and how to implement “systems” in each room whether it was changing the seasonal clothes, doing the laundry, or organizing the kids’ crafts. I feel like I want to save everyone from their clutter and scream from the rooftops, “Hire Cynthia and Change Your Life!” I’m serious- you will be so much happier and more productive every minute of the day. Thank you, Cynthia.
Colleen from Miller Place (again)
Hi Cynthia!! This summer was great. It was particularly nice to have my guests in the house and be able to set them up so they didn't have to ask me where to find a towel or sun block or laundry detergent. I actually set up baskets (I knew where my baskets were) with toiletries and sun block. It was easy to set up their beds because I knew which sheets went with each bed and I had towels put out for each guest. When someone asked me where to find something, I could just tell them instead of having to go look for it myself because I was not quite sure where it was located. It was much more relaxing and enjoyable.
The girls rooms are doing well. The house has stayed in order. If it gets a little messy, we all work for about 10 minutes to get everything back in order. The girls know where everything goes so it is quick and easy and the girls are really learning the importance of making a place for everything. Kate just had a birthday party and we took all of the new gifts and put them in "a place" and we even threw out some other items.
I have preaching about organization to anyone who will listen. I feel like I want to save everyone! It has been so life changing- I can't even explain it.
Thank you again for everything Cynthia. You have no idea how you helped change my life and lives of my children. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I also have the girls' new backpacks all ready to go for school with all of their supplies for the year. This is totally unheard of because usually I am at the store a day or two before school starts and I am "digging" through the what is remaining at the stores to find the right items.
You have taught me how to run the house. I really think that this was an invaluable aspect of your service. I clearly had no idea how to "run" the house and I always made the excuse that I was a "working mother." That is totally ridiculous- if you have an organized home with systems in place, everyone can chip in and things don't become overwhelming. I thought the chaos reflected that I was "very busy" but that is not true. It just made things much more difficult and exhausting. Thank you for teaching me how to run the house- I never learned how to do run a house until you came. It is not something you are just born knowing how to do- it is a skill that must be learned. That was the best part of your service.
Harvey from Plainview
Cynthia, I enjoyed working with you and will gladly refer you to others as I know how that goes. I worked in my NEW office last night in the "to do" box. I just cannot thank you enough. Also, if you want to use me as a reference, who can sell "you" better than I can. Have anyone you want contact me and they will be sold. Thanks again
Carol from Hoboken
I actually have made some headway in using your technique of spending 15 minutes at a time, so as not to become overwhelmed. In speaking with my best friend, she too has been using this technique, which I believe she started in her kitchen pantry. I’m sure she’ll fill you in…..
I’m also in the process of finalizing a total redo of what was my dollhouse miniature room. It is now a sitting/sewing room. One aspect of it is that I totally emptied the room of its contents for the redo. This room has a closet and I removed the clothing bar and purchased stainless steel shelving units, similar to towers. (My thought was not to remove the closet as it would then not be considered a bedroom for resale purposes.) The clothing bar can easily be reinserted if someone wishes to use this room as a bedroom…..
Getting back to the closet, I am only placing what I either need or definitely want to keep in this closet. The balance will either be given away or sold at a future garage sale.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed your seminar and definitely took away many tips from it. Your home is lovely and I so enjoyed the company too!
My daughter and one of my daughters-in-law have both expressed interest in attending your next one. Do you have a schedule and price?
Cindy from Smithtown
It was so easy to pack up my classroom this year because everything had a place. Also i even had time to sort through and file some papers we left in a big pile with post its from last June. I am learning to toss more and more and thus I value more what I keep. The same with clothing. I am completely trusting in my new body size so I am willing to let go of more and more of my larger size clothing. Also my new eyesight helps me organize and do things more smoothly. I am definitely one of your major success stories!!!! I will always be so grateful to you for your organizing skill, your wisdom, your support and your kindness. Not to mention your fabulous personality. Is there a Cynthia Braun fan club? I'm in it!!!
Kris from Centerport
I am still in kind of a state of shock after Monday. I just put out 5 crammed bags of paper recycling for pick up tomorrow morning. I finished my picture layout for the garden club luncheon, which was today, totally amazed that I had a table I could really work on! And a floor I could actually walk on without fearing for my life! I am busy putting the pages back in the historian's book and the display boards back in the garage. I AM maintaining the clear space we made together! See you next week.
Marcia and Harvey from Plainview
Thank you again-for all your hard work and incredible organizing skills-and- as Harvey just said-your dedication and enthusiasm in getting the job done! We are on our way!
Mindy from Setauket
I worked with Cynthia Braun through a gift certificate originally
and then found what she offer as extremely valuable. Cynthia helped
organize our office and gave valuable tips on organizing our
closets. She also made a scrapbook of my son's Bar Mitzvah. She was
dependable, honest and easy to work with. We love the scrapbook
because it was so artistically done and reflected our taste and
vision. Aside from a professional photo album, we were able to save
speeches that were made on that day. We are grateful to
Cynthia for her skill!!! She gave us a one-of-a kind album for a one-of-a kind day. Thank you!
Jennifer from Setauket
The laundry room is so much better than it was. And the laundry
is now being done separately and is so much easier now that everyone
has their own hamper. Jillian even helps throw her laundry in the
washer (she is not even two yet!!). PS- You helped me out
Thank you Cynthia!
Cynthia, You won't believe what I did after you left, I can't believe I was so energized. It is all because of all we did together. You got me over the large overwhelming hump of papers. I feel liberated! I'll be in touch soon and thank you again. This wasn't too hard and I didn't get anxious.
Cynthia is an answer to my prayers. I have always had trouble keeping my office organized. I would spend hours attempting to create a system to organize my space only to realize that the time was spent rearranging the clutter. She truly rescued me. I was so overwhelmed. What would have taken me 6 days, she completed in 6 hours. Utilizing her services has saved me so much time and eliminated stress. I can find things quickly and can think more clearly. My sales have increased because I can focus on my business without being frustrated with my office environment. Cynthia has an awesome gift of transforming a room into a comfortable, inviting and organized living space. She is a sensitive, creative and savvy business professional. I recommend her to all of my colleagues.
Jeannette, W. Islip
Last year my family and I finally closed up the house that I grew
up in. I was lucky enough to get some personal items that belonged
to my mother as well as pictures and albums. When I brought them to
my new house I was sure that I would know exactly what to do
with everything. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I ended up putting everything in my guest-room. My guest-room got to look like such a storage center that I was embarrassed to have anyone stay over. Then I found Cynthia. She helped me organize my guest-room to the
point that now I can’t have enough people stay over because I want everyone to see how pretty my room is. Now we are organizing my walk-in closet and we are having so much fun doing it!
Rick from Little Neck
Thank you, Cynthia, for the very real help that gave our family. Things really are much improved in our home. You unquestionably have excellent strategies for organizing. It has measurably improved our lives. We go on from here with a better sense of how to keep things in order. You are also a very nice human being.
Frankie age 12
I thought the whole process was boring but I liked the outcome. I
could get used to the system.
Lisa from Hauppauge
Thank you for getting back to me with the electrician info. I just want to THANK you very much for all your hard work! We are all in shock over the office, but happy shock! When my husband got home, he was extremely happy and I even told him about all the stuff we threw out and he was totally ok with it. I even told him about all the stuff he needed to get rid of in the basement and we are going to work on it. The way I think that the process was was like tough love. It was exactly what I needed!! I needed you to be tough and say Throw it out!! What a great experience!! So, thank you again very much! I am going to attempt the basement with my husband and I am going to attempt the loft, but if I can't do it alone you will definitely be getting a call (or email) from me!! Tomorrow I will be searching for furniture for the office. yeah! This has been a wonderful (and exhausting) experience for me. I will be telling everyone I know (and I know a LOT of unorganized people! ) how great you are and how they NEED you!!
Janet from Babylon
I just wanted to let you know how much easier life is since all the organizing you brought to my home. It's great!
Melissa from Bellport
Thank you so much for a very productive day! Your professionalism
and help were greatly appreciated!!! I love the way you gently
convinced me to get rid of things without making me feel TOO
terribly! As a self-proclaimed packrat/ocd/add teacher, your help
was invaluable! I will most definitely be in touch in the future.
Thanks again !
Carole from Plainview
It's so good to hear from you. It's been a long time since you were at my home and I have often wanted to tell you about, how some things worked out. We had a couple of major successes that are still going on today. The major success that we had, and still have are the children's rooms. Basically they have maintained their space and very rarely need to do more than a 5-10 minute cleanup. They each still have empty drawers that you cleaned out, and they have never filled them up with anything again. My younger sons closet is still perfect. It seems a shame to have extra room and not use it, but it's better than the little toy parts and papers we found stuffed into them. I'm not saying the kids are perfect, but they really learnt a lot from you and don't seem to want to keep things that are no longer of any use to them. They easily throw out their papers and boxes from old toys ( I don't even think we have any old toys anymore). They also hand over clothes that are too small and don't stuff them into a closet. They donate them and are happy to see them go. I don't know if you remember, but they were not too happy when you came, but you won them over and I see how much they got from the experience. Hopefully it will stay with them for a life time.
I think overall, having the bedrooms and bathrooms in good shape has been a great improvement and my kids have the skills I could not teach them.
Dennis from Long Beach
We organized the kitchen and pantry after Passover as we switched back. Building on your suggestions, we think we did pretty well. . Thank you again for your splendid work. Ellen and I agree that our lives are enhanced every day as a result, and we are very grateful. We would absolutely encourage you to publicize our opinion of you and your expertise. We have already recommended you to people that we feel could benefit from your services. We are very much enjoying the fruits of your labor. It is truly more pleasant living in the house now. What you do is a great mitzvah!
Debbie from Setauket
We all lead such hectic stressful lives -- Fortunately Cynthia you were there to help us take a deep breath, sort through the chaos, and spend more meaningful time with those who mean the most to us. I know I'll be calling next to help out with a scrapbook for my daughter's adoption story next. THANK YOU for all the wonderful things you did for me and my family!
Stamatia from Huntington
It was great meeting and working with you on Friday. I can't tell you how unburdened I feel. I am really looking forward to getting the whole house in order, truly it has kept me awake a few nights just thinking of all of the rest I would like to accomplish to truly free myself. I continued on after you left and over the weekend, put the bank statements in order and filed, went through the magazines (got rid of a ton but still have a second round to go on the magazines). I found more bags (filled with paper) in the master bedroom closet, still have to sort through those. I purchased all of the supplies we discussed at BB&B. I also purchased an interim file caddy (on wheels) from Staples to hold our files until I can find the right fie cabinet. Thanks again for all your help. That was truly the best investment I have made in a very long time. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
Alisa from Great Neck
A dusty shoebox filled with audiocassettes that I haven’t listened to for over 15 years. Should I toss them? But I paid money for them…Tony Bennett is a great singer…these are good cassettes…they still work…
On my own I would keep them. Cynthia gently questions me about them. Have you listened to any of these cassettes recently? Would you listen to them? Did you even know that they were here, that you still had them, that you ever had them? Again gently and patiently Cynthia waits for my response. I touch them; I look at the titles, my insides churning. These are good cassettes, I could use them, give them to someone…but no one uses audiocassettes anymore. A few deep breaths and I am ready to let them go.
Hey, I was organized about these cassettes. They were all together in one box. That’s about as far as I ever got on my own. Cynthia and I have found lots of dusty labeled boxes of various sizes and shapes, all labeled, all meaningless because they were floating in a house of clutter and disorganization.
Cynthia has guided me through the mess and helped me find things
that do have value and meaning for me today. Then she helped
organize them in a way that makes sense and so that I can easily
locate them when I want them. Now I can wear any of the earrings I
love because she helped me find put the two earrings in each pair
together and logically place them in my jewelry box.
Thanks to Cynthia so much of the struggle and frustration is gone from my daily life. Cynthia is a consummate professional. She knows the business of organizing inside out. She understands how a home functions best. She takes note of what is important to me and helps me organize my own particular stuff. She also knows so much about what products are available to make the systems she helps me set up work.
Cynthia is professional but at the same time she is warm and personable. She understands what I am going through and she is responsive to my needs. She questions some of my decisions but then lets it go and says, "Why don’t you give yourself a few minutes to think about it?" Let’s put the typewriter you forgot you had and haven’t used in over thirty years on the desk and we can come back to it later. My panic dies down. I don’t have to part with the typewriter I took to college in 1967. A half hour later I am ready to realize that I don’t need to hold onto it anymore. If there should be a major power failure and I can’t use my computer to write, and I have something I must write, well then I can use paper and pen!
Cynthia has unflagging energy and enthusiasm for the organizing
task at hand. She stays focused and keeps me on task too.
As is evident from what I have written above, working with Cynthia has been a tremendous growth experience for me. It is a journey I could never ever have taken alone. Twenty-nine years of accumulation in my home plus so much that I took from my parents’ house is simply too much for me to handle alone, especially with my lack of organizational skills.
Now everything is so much easier for me at home. By removing all the unneeded clutter and organizing what I do need and want, my daily life is a pleasure. There is flow in everything I do. Hosting a dinner party used to be a tremendous drain and struggle for me, searching for the serving pieces, frantically rummaging through my spice cabinet for the right ingredients. Now it is like a graceful dance. I go to the spot where I know the things I need will be and take them out! This may sound like nothing to someone else but to me this is nothing short of a miracle.
A valuable part of the journey I’m taking is that Cynthia has not accomplished this without me. I have actively participated in all the decisions and as I tried out the new systems we set up together, especially in the kitchen, we have revisited and “tweaked” the things that I found out needed to be adjusted.
As we proceed together, I am becoming more discerning about what
I want to keep in my home. It gets easier and easier for me.
I am very grateful to Cynthia for her organizing expertise, her professionalism, her integrity, and her kindness. I have the highest regard for her and I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who needs organizing and decluttering help in their home or business.
Cami from West Islip
Hiring Cynthia to organize my house was invaluable. It’s such a great feeling to have all the clutter gone and everything in its place, especially the clothes and toys. It’s been six months since she’s been here and everything is still organized. She not only organized the whole house, but she taught me how to keep up with it and how to organize new things that come into the house. I was just looking through before photos of my kitchen cabinets and bedroom and it was scary that I lived like that. Never again, thanks to Cynthia!
It's been a year since you've been here and everything is still organized!!! I do let it get a little messy sometimes but it's easy when it's time to put everything away because everything has a place!! I had a cleaning service clean my house yesterday. A crew of three people cleaned the entire house in an hour and half, including windows!! They said it was very organized and they could've finished in an hour if I didn't have all these animals!! (I got a new puppy!!) Thanks so much for everything. I love it.
3 years later
My daughter's room is still perfect! I love the way she (yes, she) hangs her clothes in sets. There's so much room and everything stays neat and organized!
Diana from Long Island
I had fun organizing everything! Certain things are definitely be much better organized and purged .You definitely taught me such important things that I will be able to use - thank you!
Lucy from StonyBrook
I'm loving the new and improved bedroom. Thanks again.
Jennifer from St. James
My mother is here this week you know and I am really pleased at how smoothly this week has been going .While she is here, my house is relatively in order and I am really not stressed. I owe that to you!!!
Donna from St James
In the short time you've worked with me, the organization skills you've taught me so far have helped me more than I can say. It gives me a wonderful feeling of accomplishment with what I've done in Craig's room on my own. Thank you!! I'm looking forward to seeing you Tuesday and organizing more of the upstairs.
Hiring Cynthia to organize my kids room closets and basement was the best decision I made. Cynthia is a wonderful and great person and she has taught me how to be more efficient and organized person. This has helped me in all aspects of my life. Thank you!
Christina from Old Brookville
Thank you very much for all of your help in staging and organizing my home for me. You were great to work with and the results were so liberating. Getting out from the clutter and mess that had accumulated over 11 years was wonderful. You quickly helped me get control of my life and return to order almost from the day we met. I now can find everything and my morning routine has been streamlined. I have more clothes than I realized and I even remember why I bought some of the stuff I had forgotten at the back of the closet.
Your assistance with the staging of the home was immediately recognized by the real estate agents who looked at the house. Some had seen it before your work and were amazed at how much additional space and how inviting the rooms were now that the clutter was gone. Your efforts should really help the house sell quickly.
Thank you again for all of your help and your friendship over the past year. I have been recommending everyone I know who needs some help organizing, decluttering and taking back their lives to give you a call. Everyone who sees the results is sold on your services.
I am sure we will have reason to work together soon. I think I am going to give my mother a gift of your services for Christmas it made such a difference for me I want to share the feeling.
Regards and many thanks.
Lynne from East Rockaway
I just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful job you did organizing my closet and my room! You gave me so many helpful hints that I could actually hear your voice in my head when I was cleaning out my bathroom cabinets. Thank you so much! You really helped me get organized and I really appreciate it. Now when I come home, I make sure everything goes in its right place. Thanks again.
Sharon from Roslyn
Cynthia knew exactly what to do with all my pictures and stuff in
the closets. She organized both my young sons' closets to make it
easy for me to find the appropriate clothes for each size. She
helped me establish a routine to switch out outgrown clothes and
clothes to grow into, which was a huge load off my shoulders. She
organized my kitchen and pantry so I can save time in setting up and
cleaning up after meals. We also got our garage back. I can walk
into it and FIND things now. It's amazing what organizing does to
one's life. I also can look in my laundry room without dismay. She
knew what to get to make it all come together! Cynthia really
eliminated a whole lot of stress in my life and I could never thank
Thanks for doing this for me Cynthia, it really helped me out and it is everything I wanted to say. Thanks again for everything. I look forward to working together again in the future
Diana from Dix Hills
I have to admit that I saved so much from my parents over the years. The items were always in my way in closets and in the garage. Cynthia made me realize that if I didn't part or store the stuff somewhere else I would not have enough room in my home for future items with my family. I realized that as long as I knew I had the most precious and meaningful things from my deceased parents that I would be able to organize my present and future life stuff better. I now have my closets basement and garage to use for my current lifestyle. We are enjoying our home more than ever. I have no problem finding things which saves me so much time and reduced my stress tremendously. I would recommend her highly since she is so understanding.
Pat from Port Jefferson
Cynthia has literally changed my life. I was divorced and needed an overhaul. She came and she delivered what she promises. She thoroughly organized my whole entire house, room by room. She didn't miss a thing!. Afterwards she helped me pick paint colors for all the rooms and even hired the contractor. She also took me shopping and helped me pick out new furniture and gave rooms new functions. She used her design ability to take it to the next level. She hung pictures and did many other wonderful things that I would never think of. I never realized the full potential of my home. Now I love my home and can't get over the transformation!
Rebecca from Dix Hills, Age 14
My mother would always nag me about having a clean room, and I wanted to have one also but it seemed that every time I would clean it would just end up messy again. When Cynthia arrived she knew what she was doing she looked through my room and knew exactly what had to be done. I had so much "junk" that was useless that I just did not want to let go of, but she helped me realize that I really did not need it. By the end of her session with me, I was amazed by how much stuff I had gotten rid of. Her services were so helpful; I am able to keep my room clean because I know where everything is. It's a great feeling knowing everything is organized. Thank you so much Cynthia!
Brenda from Huntington
Cynthia is wonderful because she reassuringly helps you let go of things you thought you had to save. Once they are gone, you never miss them. She even convinced my husband to let go of some things he saved, and it was painless for him.
LJ from Lynbrook
Impossible...that's the word I would have used to describe the task that I saw before me with regard to organizing my house AND my life. Day after day I lived with the word "impossible" (along with the mess) and it weighed me down so far that I almost forgot how to laugh. I needed to begin to "clean slate" my life and my home, and I didn't have a clue as to how to do just that. That's when I found my newest angel, Cynthia. I actually cried as she spoke to me on the phone and assured me that I would see a big difference after her first visit. Still somewhat of a disbeliever, but needing help, I said yes. And thus began my road to a place I never thought I would reach with a neat and organized home--a home in which I now feel pride. I cannot begin to thank Cynthia. She made it easier than I thought possible and at times actually fun! The results "knocked my socks off". Thank you, Cynthia from the bottom of my heart
Suzi from Commack
I was very stuck and didn't know what to do until I met Cynthia. I thought she was going to leave within the first hour but instead she gave me the assurance that I can turn my life around. I have ADD and a sleep disorder and realized I had the inability to organize. She sympathized and understood my situation. She was easy to work with because of her patience and professionalism. We have come a long way. I have made tremendous strides because Cynthia believed in me. She was confident that this could happen. She showed me strategies that I never knew existed. I look forward to continued success in organizing for a better lifestyle.
Betty from Smithtown
I just wanted to let you know that since you came to my house last month, my life's paperwork has been moving along very smoothly. When I first called you my dining room table was literally PILED HIGH with about three to four months' worth of mail. Bills from utilities, magazines, Val-paks, PennySavers, school mail, etc. I was so overwhelmed that I kept PILING IT UP. When you were recommended to me, I didn't believe that anyone who was not familiar with my personal affairs would possibly be able to sort through all that STUFF. In just a few hours I had it all under control, and following the system you gave me has made me so organized. I will certainly recommend your service to my friends and colleagues who find this task as overwhelming as I do. Thank you again for your professionalism, (and your patience.)
Randee from Mt Sinai
Thanks for doing such a fabulous job organizing our kitchen, pantry and laundry room. I really thought we had to build an addition to fit all of our stuff, but you showed us how to eliminate clutter and make efficient use the space we have. Six months later, everything is still in order. My husband and I appreciate your hard work and would highly recommend your services. When can you come back and do the garage
Cindy from Nesconset
Cynthia was amazing in my house. My kitchen needed help desperately and I was too overwhelmed to do anything about it. Within hours she had everything in its place and I was able to find all my kitchen utensils and gadgets. I am now able to open the drawers again without having to search for things I need. I can’t wait for her to start on my basement.
Pam from Setauket
I just have to say that you did such a fantastic job moving me out of my home and unpacking my belongings in my new home that it made the whole process stress free. I had so much stuff to pack that I was overwhelmed with baby and children items besides all my stuff that I had collected in 12 years of marriage. Also before I moved it was terrific idea to have a garage sale to unload the stuff I did not need in my new home. I will hire you in an instant if I move again.
Gigi from Coram
I couldn't start my home business without your help. After you organized my garage, I realized the space that I had to set up my business. I couldn't have done it without you. I wouldn't know where to begin to plan and figure out where everything should go. You made it so easy and you took away the stress that I had. Thank you so much.
Francesca from Middle Island
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my room. I LOVE IT!!! My mom is so happy and my family was in shock!! I ordered an all new bed set from Victoria Secret and I can not wait until it comes in. I just wanted to say thank you and how much I Love it!!
Robert from Great Neck
I was very pleased with how thorough you are. Also the way you dive in and get your hands dirty. It was also great to spend the time chatting with you, I enjoyed that as well, and the time flew by. I have been walking around telling anyone who will listen to me how thrilled I am to be so organized. I think many of them think I’m off my rocker for being so excited over it, but it really feels like I have gained control of a whole area of my life that was so out of control!
By the way, I've created a nice filing system here at work, so things are already more organized here! . I remembered what we did at my home and I knew how to re-arrange my desk and files here! Very sweet!
Again, thank you for everything, I enjoyed the experience, and will certainly recommend you to anyone interested.
Pam from Commack
What could I say, I was so overwhelmed with the clutter that has accumulated over the 10 years I have lived in my home. Now my mother was coming to live with me and there was no place for her. A neat freak no doubt. So I e-mailed Cynthia to rescue me from this huge task. She came in like a storm and worked so fast and so hard, I couldn't believe what we accomplished. Even with friends help I was never able to make a dent! She knew what to buy and where to buy and how to get discounts on items. She never missed a spot in the rooms. She was so meticulous. She worked diligently and always had my best interest in mind. She has boundless energy and stamina, with an upbeat attitude. I could never imagine my home looking this way so I can enjoy having friends and family over again. Thank you, Cynthia
Catherine age 16 from Huntington
I am really enjoying my new organized room. I can find every thing better and I feel much more relaxed. I have gone on to organize my mom and my sister's closets using the tools and methods you gave me. thanks again!
Arnona from Forest Hills
Let me tell you how I have changed since you came to help me get
rid of all the stuff.
I stuck myself in that clutter like "glue".
You have opened my eyes Cynthia, and the glue has gone
I don't have to save everything anymore, as I copied my mother in childhood (in hard times)
It felt like Ex-Lax treatment for my cluttered apartment.
The Ex-Lax is still working.....
Not as fast but it keeps working........
I now became my own organizer, not 100% yet, but I see there is a
big difference in my attitude.
It's a skill that I have learned and enjoy seeing the results.
Thanks again for everything.
Ted from Melville
I am enjoying my organized office. I will complete the task this
weekend. A much needed break is necessary after our 12 hour session.
Thanks for all you've done. I've told my friends about you. Be well.