We called on Robin when we moved while Adam was cross-country for work and Laura was traveling back and forth between Los Angeles and Boston bi-weekly with a toddler - all while 7 months pregnant. The project? Please get us out of boxes and help us make sense of our new house! No small task (particularly since we were too overwhelmed to even give Robin much direction!) but Robin was up to it. Within days, we were completely out of boxes and everything was put away (and labeled!) in a place that makes perfect sense but I never would have thought of myself. We loved Robin's initial work so much we had her do our whole house, our closets (including designing our master closet), our entryway, and create a large art supply area for our daughter. I almost wish we were moving again (just kidding!) so we could use her more. But I'm sure I'll think of something else soon...
- Los Feliz Hills
It started with one small closet and the partnership was so entirely successful that the office, the garage, the kitchen; the entire house, in fact, became part of the process. Everything about Robin was incredible: her experience, her insight, and her ability to come up with creative solutions. She knew the questions to ask, and she knew the ways to incorporate my answers into the solutions. She came to each challenge of organizing a space with new perspectives and a willingness to try different things. In every instance Robin was able to incorporate both our ideas into every solution and to do it in such a way that was seamless. She was a partner in the process from start to finish. I honestly can’t say enough about Robin, her integrity or her ability.
- Koopman Management
When we relocated from Northern California to LA and into a smaller home, I was initially very excited about the prospect of less clutter and a chance to sort and purge our belongings. However, then the reality of less closet space and an overwhelming quantity of boxes from our previous home and storage unit drained all of my good intentions. I felt like I was being buried under stuff. My neighbor recommended that we call Robin- and at first I thought that this was a luxury that we could not afford. Now I think of working with Robin as a luxury that I won't do without! And if we move again- I will call her before the movers! Robin definitely took charge of the process and I was happy to let her. She had a very clear plan and we accomplished everything we set out to do. Robin is incredibly efficient with her time but more importantly she posses such a fantastic positive energy, and I looked forward to those days when we worked together. I found the whole process to be very therapeutic and also incredibly liberating. And yes, I do show friends my beautiful garage. It is a work of Organizational Art!
- Pacific Palisades - organization of 3 bedroom house, garage and studio Architect and mother
Robin helped me organize our home to get it ready for our first baby. She was nothing short of phenomenal! We mainly tackled our garage, but we also worked on the second bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room. The best part of Robin's approach was how she was simultaneously efficient and supportive. We got through an incredible amount of stuff, but I never felt pressured or rushed. She was very skilled in asking questions to help me get to the root of why I was holding on to certain things, and she then provided excellent recommendations for how to preserve those emotions and memories while letting go of the items. Because of Robin and her effective techniques, I was able to follow-through on organization projects that had been stagnant for years, and what were over-crowded spaces in our home are now functional and accessible. I'm looking forward to working with her again (and again) to maintain our organized home and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional organizer. She is fantastic!
- New Mom in West LA
In six words, Robin has made our life better. I tell her this all the time. Not only has she helped us to get the nuts and bolts of our house in order (mail systems + filing), she has also effortlessly glided through our entire home making it a happier, easier and more functional home for us to live. Her unwavering and calm enthusiasm (even in the darkest of corners) has been such a joy to work with. My kids love her and were chomping at the bit to get her help for their respective parts of the house ("Mom, when is Robin coming back??"). I honestly can't say enough amazing things about Robin and have recommended her to every person who will listen. Invite her into your home. You'll be amazed by what she'll
I’ve lived in the same one bedroom, rent controlled apartment in West Hollywood for years. When moving wasn’t an option and change was critical for my sanity I hired Robin to help. We began with my closet and have since moved through my kitchen and home office. Every space she touched was dramatically improved and is so easy to maintain. Now, more than 2 years later, Robin’s systems are still in place and improving the flow of my home. Robin makes organizing easy and, dare I say, fun. Her taste is impeccable and ideas innovative. I never felt judged for my clutter or emotional attachments to material possessions. She has a gift for understanding when to push and when to give space for processing change. I can’t recommend her more highly. I’ve gifted her services to friends who are now converts to the Oh Dear Robin method as well!!
- Casting Director
I hired Oh Dear Robin to help me reorganize my kitchen in my condo and could not be happier with the results! Robin spent time with me before we began the project to understand exactly how I used the space and to identify the major areas where I was having problems with the organization and layout of the space. She was able to see the space in a way I never could, and moved things to spaces that made so much more sense. After she was done, my kitchen was more efficient that I realized it could be, and I had room to expand my kitchen tools and gadgets without getting rid of very much at all. I loved how Robin catered to my specific needs in the kitchen - she thought about how I used the space and made it work for me. Also, since the space was a rental, all the bins and shelves we added to the cabinets and drawers were removable. When I recently moved into my new home I was able to easily pack and unpack my kitchen and keep the organization structure intact. In addition to the work we did in the kitchen, Robin walked through my entire home with me and discussed how the spaces were used and gave me recommendations for how to improve organization in other areas. She didn’t just reorganize my kitchen for me, she gave me tools and ideas to improve my space and taught me how to create a more organized and efficient home. Now that I am in a new space, I am looking forward to working with Oh Dear Robin again to help me settle in to my new home!
Robin has a wonderful, friendly and positive approach. When we first met, she came to our home and really got to know who we are and identified our obstacles to organization. She was able to work with each of us and create closets that are beautiful to look at and completely functional. I am able to get dressed and going in the morning in 5 minutes, which is amazing. I asked her to come back and organize my kitchen and pantry with me and again, am amazed at how efficiently I now am able to utilize my kitchen, which was a long standing but never achieved goal prior to meeting her. I look forward to the 2-3 times a year she comes over and refreshes our past work together as well as organizing new things. During a difficult time in the last year, Robin made it a priority to be there for us and help even though I know her schedule at the time was very busy. I will always be grateful for her hard work but also for her compassion. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends. The results are remarkable.
Robin project-organized the clearing out of my parent's 5000 sq foot house, then helped with our move into storage and our new 1750 sq foot townhouse. She turned what seemed like an insurmountable task into a feasible one, and I felt consistently cared for during our time working together. Her work ethic is inspirational and she created clear and maintainable systems in both my storage unit and new home. I would work with her again in a heartbeat, and I definitely plan to.
Robin has been a godsend for our family. With a house full of kids, Robin's approach helps to keep the everyday messes under control. And because everything has a natural place, cleanup is a simple effort we can all take part in. Most importantly, it's allowed us more quality time with one another
Robin is great at mentoring a client in having a discerning eye to clearing clutter. “Have you worn this in the past year? How does it make you feel?” Is it adding to your life?” Robin also takes into account her client’s emotional status and eases them through the process with a little handholding or with a firm persuasive push!
Robin helped us make our house a home during one of the most stressful move/renovations of our life. She works like that friend who will give it to you straight but cares about your feelings. She balances creativity with practicality, and tough love with a deep understanding of the emotional aspects of organization. I trust her implicitly in matters of the head and the home. Plus, without her, I would have no closets and all my clothes would be in a scary pile in the middle of my bedroom - and that's the stuff nightmares are made of. I'm forever grateful to Robin for getting us