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Office Organizing Is Done & Done!

Kate Pawlowski gets to hang out with her mother whom she adores. Everyday, they meet interesting people, help them declutter their life, and this is their job…amazing!

When I found this out, I was immediately drawn to her business, as I also work alongside my mother everyday – and it’s seriously the best! Kate and Ann Lightfoot co-founded Done & Done Home in 2012, and have an impressive client list organizing for some of our favorite movie stars, TV personalities, and authors.

“Time is so incredibly limited and precious. Ten minutes that are wasted spent looking for things you need around the office are ten minutes you don’t get to spend with your family.”

I needed my office organized bad. I was eight months pregnant with baby number two, and had no energy to deal. Kate and Blandy – one of her trusted team members – greeted me with open arms and guided me through the purge process. As a sentimental Sally, it’s hard for me to throw memories away; my original business plan, my first company shirt I had made, my logo drafts… It was beginning to clutter and it needed to go. We went piece by piece to see what should stay and go. It was so nice to be able to take baby steps through it all, and thankfully they were kind and understood that it’s not easy letting go.

Three hours later, I probably cut my office belongings by 75%. The office looked fresh, clean, and in complete order to start the new year.

What I have been putting off for years, debating in my head and weighing me down for months, was done in three hours flat. It was fantastic and such a relief!

I needed someone to come in and just tell me what to do to get it done, and Done & Done did just that.

Here’s a before and after of my office clutter: children’s toys, arts and crafts, company shifts, etc.

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And here is the dreaded file drawers, which I haven’t touched in years.

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Book your appointment with Kate and mention Bell Family by March 1st, and get 10% off!

Written by our Founder & CEO, Lindsay Bell

Gyst Please! What They Can Do for You!

Greetings, all!

We’re bringing you a special blog post today featuring our friends from GYST, a company whose mission is to simplify the lives and increase the capacity of their clients by providing excellent assistant support in a maximally flexible model. GYST is transforming the personal support industry through absolute dedication, allowing their clients to consistently achieve and exceed personal and professional goals.

We had the opportunity to talk with Founder and CEO, Brooke Stone, to get the inside scoop on what GYST is all about. Read below for our Q&A!

Q: At what time in your life did you recognize that a place like GYST would be in such demand?

A: I had the great privilege to work as a personal assistant beside incredibly dynamic artists and executives for many years, and many of my clients generously referred me to their associates. At some point I ran out of hours in the day and was unable to take on additional clients myself, so I began looking for a service that provided assistants with the same commitment to excellence I had myself. After looking for this type of service in New York, I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a single one to be found! I felt compelled to start GYST to fill this huge hole, and to give our city’s movers and shakers the personal support they needed to keep moving and shaking.

Q: For all those moms out there needing an extra hand, why should they turn to GYST? 

A: In addition to mom-ing and wife-ing, moms are almost always the defacto family administrator. With precious little available time, moms are expected to plan family vacations, stay on top of weekly errands, manage household staff members, pay bills, prep paperwork for taxes, complete school forms, research and enroll kids in camps and after school programs…and on and on the list goes. At GYST we understand you would always rather spend that time doing something fun with your family (or getting a manicure!), and we can make that happen for you. We also know how important it is that anyone working in your home and with private details about your family needs to be trustworthy, discreet and kind. Our assistants are fully vetted, insured and bonded and we are known for quietly knitting ourselves into our client’s lives in a way that feels very organic and unobtrusive.

Q: You’re more than just a personal assistant company. What are some of the unique services you offer your customers?

A: We sure are! Our assistants come to GYST with at least three years of experience working with a celebrity or C level executive, and then complete our training program before working with GYST clients. This combination of experience and training gives our assistants the tools they need to functionally manage tasks ranging from scheduling and travel booking all the way up to event and property management, and everything in between. Our clients value the proactive, anticipatory nature of our assistants, and the city savvy efficiency our team brings to the table.

Q: If someone wants to get on board with all that GYST has to offer, how do they go about getting started?

A: Give us a call at (917) 912-9206, or e-mail us at hi@gystplease.com. You can check out our on demand service, GYSTNow, by downloading for iOS in the App Store. We are really excited to have GYST assistants available in the Hamptons this summer too, but their availability out East is filling up fast – so definitely reach out to us now for Hamptons support!  

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Written by our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Taylor Bell!