LivingOrder® San Antonio – Testimonials



“Thanks, Helene!!! It was awesome to get here this morning to an organized desk! Thanks a billion for your help!!!”
—Kinya Cano, Producer


“From only one appointment with Helene, I more than got my money’s worth. She helped me figure out how I operated. It wasn’t right or wrong; it’s just who I am. Once I realized that, we were able to put a plan into place where I can increase revenue while being healthy. I absolutely recommend working with Helene!”
—John Nelson, Realtor 


“I am a very organized person, but I had a lot pile up on me and wasn’t sure how to dig out. Working with Helene was like psychotherapy. She helped me figure out why things were happening and taught me a better way to get focused.”

—Linda Ratner, RN, CMPE, Impact Urgent Care


“I need to tell you something. That other lady who came here was very, very  nice. But she didn’t give me what I wanted. She was so focused on working in 15 minute increments and getting little piles done. I wanted information. You – you know everything about everything. You are a crackerjack! I’m so delighted you’re here today because I feel so much better. You gave me all the information I need to move on. What a huge difference. Maribeth told me I was getting the best of the best, and she was right!”

— J.S.


“Helene, I can’t thank you enough for your *enormous* help in opening a path through the chaos and visual tentacles of Other Demands, and creating a peaceful, calm approach to my work space, and view from my ‘desk’: it has made a night-and-day difference in my experience in – and ability to carry out – this first project, for which I will always be grateful to you! It has been truly revolutionary for me, in my life, to experience the peace of this work environment. And also, thank you so very much for helping to guide me away from auto-pilot behavior: I’ve been working on-target so much better these past days, and it feels great to be able to do that!”
—Sharon F.


“Thanks again for the help!  Getting over the last 5% (and the validation) was awesome — very much appreciate your objective look and expertise!”
— Matt S.

“It was a pleasure meeting with you. I really liked the way you listened to me and did not make me feel inferior about my messes. I also liked the way you listened and encouraged me to make changes that “fit” my personality instead of trying to “rewire” me and make me fit into the magazine picture I dream about. You are good at what you do. Thanks again for the resources page.”
—H. Von Dohlen


“Thank you again for all of your help and suggestions. I can’t believe the difference! Last night I did my homework. It was really tempting to skip it, but this morning I could actually walk into my office to do some work and that was an awesome feeling!”

—Iris G.


“We certainly enjoyed the session, Helene. Reading specialists continue to tell me how much they learned from it, and what projects they’ve accomplished.”
—Candace E. Anderson 
Instructional Specialist, Northside ISD


“The LivingOrder newsletter is one of the very best things in my inbox, time after time. You consistently get it just right; it’s always a quick, informative, worthwhile read.”
—Geralin Thomas, CPO-CD 
Owner of Metropolitan Organizing and Lead Organizer on A&E’sHoarders


“Thank you for the BIG HUG virtually this morning, and the actual hug yesterday. Both meant a lot to me. It’s been a hard, hard time, watching virtually all of my adult life being loaded into a truck and carted off. But you steadied me through it all, and helped me look at things differently. Because of this, I believe I will be able to move forward with a much lighter load, both literally and metaphorically. I don’t know how to thank you adequately—what you did for me is not measurable by boxes or truck loads. I can only know in my heart how you have helped me deal with an enormous challenge—one I know I could not have met alone. You brought both professionalism and human caring to this project. That can’t be measured, either, but I will never, ever forget the difference you made.

I enjoyed working with you. Oddly, I will miss our little “get togethers”, despite the heat, the endless boxes, the tough decisions. If ever you need a testimonial, I’ll be glad to oblige. People need to know about you and what you can do for them. There is a huge need for your services out there. I wish I’d found you five or ten years ago! You are a pro and I hope many, many people find their way to you for help in dealing with their own challenges. Best wishes to you.”
—Kathy Collins


“After the well-worth-the-price visit from Helene, it seems much easier to attack and conquer the various areas in my life that aren’t working, from messy closets to actually sitting down with my husband and working on a budget (something I have put off for years).”
—Della Plagens





“I so appreciate what you do. You’re a treasure. It’s so wonderful to have someone joyful in what they do.”
—Jeff Anderson 
Author and Consultant


“I didn’t get really excited until I met with Helene yesterday for an initial consultation. We went through each room and for each of my specific frustrations she was able to offer really helpful solutions, some of which made me slap my head and say “Why didn’t I think of that!” That was what was so great; the solutions were simple and easy to implement but ingenious as well!”
—Noelle Argabright


“For the woman who changed my life for the better?! Of course I will tell everyone about you!”
—Kim Chica


“I have accomplished more with the few hours that I worked with LivingOrder than I have in years of reading ‘How to Get Organized’ articles.”
—Laura Burt, CPA


“Thank you for all your help these past few months! I feel like I have more control over the house and hope to continue my good progress.”
—Dottie West


“Thanks so much for the pictures! I thought you would want to know that I dropped all the donations off at Goodwill on Wednesday. It felt so good and the basement looks AWESOME! Your help was invaluable!”
—Teal Moran


“I just wanted to tell you that my family and I are SO impressed with Helene. In such a short time she has made major progress on my Mother’s house which provides her with the hope and confidence that things are getting better! My Mother just loves Helene’s very caring approach to this huge task and even told me today that she enjoys it more than she thought she would. Helene’s attention has far surpassed my expectations and I am more excited than ever to continue the progress on my Mother’s house. You can bet that I will refer your service to anyone I come in contact with! I can’t thank you enough!”
—Beth Stephens


“You have profoundly contributed to my quality of life. As I shared with you, I have struggled with material clutter for my entire life. Over the last 10 years, I have been working simultaneously to change my behavior of hoarding AND sorting through a seemingly endless fortress of boxes. You and I finished going through the LAST box. There are NO more boxes lurking in my life anymore. The challenge, of course, will be in maintaining this.

You and I have a plan in place whereby we will touch base over the next 12 months to assist me in creating a habit of living with and creating organization. I am so proud and pleased with our work. Like a dog on a bone, I am committed to making this difficult change in how I live. With you as a partner, I know I will be successful.

I can’t thank you enough. I am so grateful not only for your profession, but also for who you are as an individual. You bring knowledge, professionalism, and experience coupled with humor, perspective, and understanding. Your countenance assuaged my shame and judgment of my clutter situation.

Thanks again for all your help and the excellent results.”
—Kathryn Z.


“Helene has been a lifesaver. I was a situational hoarder, and in the past two years we have cleared out the clutter that I had been holding on to for 20+ years. She is very organized, encourages you each step of the way, and hauls off clothing, trash, and small donated items. I still have a problem with a huge yarn stash, but I donated about half of the cheaper yarn that I purchased from The discount department stores. We put all the yarn I kept in 50-gal. plastic containers & put on a tall metal shelving system. Thanks!”