Opportunity Seniors looking for assisted living communities in San Francisco have many choices. To remain competitive, Rhoda Goldman Plaza needed a refresh. Four spaces looked especially tired after 17 years: the hair salon, garage lobby, the family dining room, and public bathrooms. An added challenge was that three of the four spaces had no windows. … Continue reading Rhoda Goldman Plaza Interior Design
The Opportunity Greg felt bogged down by his stuff but couldn’t make time to declutter. His home contained funny little spaces that were perfect niches for storage but were the wrong sizes for conventional shelving. In his home office, Greg couldn’t get enough work surface. His filing and office supplies spilled onto his working area. … Continue reading Chapter 1: When Greg Was Single
The Opportunity Bill and Greg were in love but moving in together wasn’t easy. Bill couldn’t find space in Greg’s home for his belongings. He felt like a visitor. And as a trained chef, he was frustrated by the kitchen. Greg knew he owned more than he needed but lacked the time and patience to … Continue reading Chapter 2: When Bill Moved in with Greg
Opportunity The relief the Gordon’s felt once they had finally moved into their new home didn’t last long. This busy family of 5 had arrived with very little furniture and their home’s closets were basic; they didn’t allow for much storage. The Gordon’s found they couldn’t unpack everything without dressers and better closets. With nowhere … Continue reading Creating Order for a Family of 5
The Challenge Mariam was in mourning. Her husband’s passing left her in a large condo, alone. She was willing to move yet was unhappy about it and knew she couldn’t do it alone. Her daughters were concerned for Mariam’s health and contacted me: “Since my sisters and I live out of town it is going … Continue reading Mariam’s New Pink Bedroom
The Challenge Rick’s new one-bedroom apartment was a sea of unlabeled boxes. Which box held his toothbrush?! Which contained his clothes?! He had more belongings than could fit in his new space, the disorganization just made it all worse. Compounding his frustration was the impact it had on his livelihood. As a small business owner working … Continue reading Forever Free: A Declutter Story
The Challenge Irene’s relationship with her father was strained. He suffered from hoarding behavior, and that made his home unsafe and impossible for Irene to clean. She found animal waste and even deceased pets in the freezer that had yet to be cremated. When Iling tried to declutter, her father’s anger and refusal stopped her. … Continue reading New Beginnings: Dad at Home
Opportunity Gary felt stuck, like he hadn’t started his new life. His job, which brought him to San Francisco, was everything he’d hoped. But he was so work-focused that after two months he was still sleeping on a mattress on the floor, with nowhere to sit or eat. It wasn’t just that he was busy, … Continue reading Making ‘Home’ in a New City
Gwen McClure helped me take on the overwhelming project of getting rid of a storage unit and making better use of the space in my home. Gwen took me from overwhelm to delight and serenity (and even with laughter and FUN sprinkled in along the way)! Thank you, Gwen!
— Linda C.
Gwen McClure has changed my life. I have ADHD and clutter can really weigh me down. She listened to me, created and presented options to organize my paperwork, clutter, furniture, and really my entire apartment. It feels like I have more space and the energy of my home feels so much better. THANK YOU GWEN!!!
— Joel C.
Gwen McClure helped me to get organized! Because everything has its place I feel less anxiety when I walk into my home.
— Lisa W.