Simply put, Shed-It will help you simplify your world by sorting through, packing up and redirecting your belongings, so that you can live with only the things that you need and/or are important to you. We take away the extraneous and the clutter to give you more focus, more time, more peace, and more happiness in your everyday life.
My assistant and I took 600 pounds of garbage to the dump this week. We’ve been working on a house of a friend’s father. He developed alzheimer’s and was put into a home several months ago. As families are busy and spread out around the country, no one has had the time to go through the house. So Claire and I were hired. We started with organizing the garage so as we took items out of the house we had a place to put them. We moved to packing up the kitchen separating the good china and collectible silver from […]
For the past 6 years I’ve worked as a professional organizer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve cleaned closets, I’ve rearranged garages and I’ve emptied and filled storage containers. Mostly I’ve helped people through transitioning times. As I’ve traveled this path, it’s become clear to me that my future lies in getting people to live lean. So it is with this goal that I begin Shed It!
“Heather is the ‘White Tornado.’
She comes in, listens intently to you, reads between the lines, and then sets immediately to work,
turning your chaos into sparkling, powerful clarity of space and time.
What a great mind AND heart.
She transforms your physical space and your headspace at the same time,
leaving you with a brand new life. I cannot recommend her enough!”
– Brooks C., (2015)
Heather Swain is a life saver.
She came into our home on the day after moving in. All was in chaos and she could see we needed help.
She took charge immediately, and moved things around so we had some breathing room without boxes around us.
She then set us on he right track of opening boxes and sorting and putting away. It would have
taken us days to get organized enough to start without Heather.
She was prompt, efficient, and hardworking – non stop for four hours.
Very easy going and pleasant to work with.
– Carol M., (2014)
“Heather Swain saved me. I recently purchased a home with a difficult and unique floor plan.
I was unable to envision what I might incorporate from my previous home and what I needed to acquire.
Heather arrived a calm, pleasant, bundle of positive motion. Decisions were made, action was taken,
I went from frozen to a comprehensible plan within hours.
She enthusiastically digs in and begins working with an attitude of action that’s infectious.
During the next week we donated unnecessary items in fulfilling ways. She helped me
acquire furnishings at a tremendous value while utilizing my current possessions
in ways not imagined. Heather’s a Marin native with many local relationships to assist
in all aspects of creating “home”. My child had a very difficult room to make warm,
at the end of the week it was the favorite room in the house, my child was ecstatic.
Her rates are an incredible value, I highly recommend.”
– Dean Boen, (2013)
“Heather planned and executed my multi-stage, complex move with poise, calm, and good humor
that radiated to the whole team. She envisioned the task, broke it down,
and made it run logically and smoothly. Call her and place your trust in her — you’ll be glad that you did!.”
– Dr. Heidi K, (2013)
“Heather Swain’s guidance, insights, practicality and logical approach were invaluable
when I needed to sift through, winnow down, organize and store an apartment’s worth of audio,
video and media archives in a relatively short time.
She was quick, efficient, and genial – and non-judgmental about the breadth
and clutter of the material at hand. I highly recommend utilizing her services.”
– Michael Snyder, writer and broadcast journalist (2012)
“If you want an organizer, but are afraid they will gasp in horror when they see
your mess – you need Heather Swain. Hiring Heather was the best investment we could have made.
Not only did she free our house of the clutter and chaos, but she organized our household for our move,
packed up our belongings, evaluated our new home,
and then unpacked our boxes into a neat, easy to find, orderly environment.
We are a family of 6: 2 working professionals, 2 young boys, a dog, and a cat. We are masters at collecting “gear,” papers, magazines, boxes, toys, and knickknacks . . . junk.
Heather is excellent at separating the important and meaningful articles from the extraneous items.
And Heather is earth-friendly too. Her “items to donate” pile was 3 times as large as the garbage pile.
Heather is creative, upbeat, energetic, nonjudgmental, and possesses a sense of humor.
The results are astonishing all over our house and garage. We feel liberated from our mess and move,
and couldn’t have done it without Heather. Don’t procrastinate any longer.”
– Nicole and Dirk Gilliard (2012)
Attempting to tackle a project that feels a little beyond you given your other time commitments?
Heather Swain can help! We’ve all been there. While you’re still dithering about the enormity of the task,
Heather gets right down to work and cuts to the chase. Be overwhelmed no more. Call Heather Swain.
– David Betz, Art Dealer, Satisfied Client (2012)
As the creator and manager of Shed-It, Heather Swain offers her wealth of experience, foresight and resources, her sense of style and understanding of spatial relations, and her tasteful but pragmatic approach to living in order to simplify your life.
Are you planning to move or just trying to clean house? Do you need to pare down or rearrange your belongings for maximum convenience? Are extraneous possessions a burden? Heather has the skills and the solutions to address your needs and solve your problems.
She will help you sort through what you own, pack it away for relocation and/or storage or help you shed the belongings that no longer suit you through recycling or donation.
Drawing on her expertise in the arts, design, and hospitality fields, she has expertly packed up entire homes, or simply reconfigured furnishings in dwellings for the ultimate in use and comfort. She understands what it means for people to be in transition, she sees your situation as unique, and focuses, in a non-judgmental way, on moving you forward.
In addition to providing professional lifestyle consultation and home improvement for over a decade, Heather holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies from UC Berkeley.