We often get called before a home goes on the market to de-clutter for showings and professional photographs. Once the home is sold, our team of professional organizers pack in a strategic manner so our clients never move what they don’t need.
We help our clients manage every detail of a move, from hiring movers to coordinating storage, if needed. We oversee and handle packing and our thorough unpacking service means dishes, linens, clothes, toiletries, and books all find their proper place in the new home, and if items don’t fit we help clients decide what to do with them.
In order for our clients to keep track of which items go to storage, we create detailed inventories with photographs and clear descriptions.
Because of our experience managing moves, a process that would otherwise take weeks is usually wrapped up in a few days. Clients can work closely with us or request our full service packing and unpacking, leave for a day or two and let us work our magic. Either way, there is a great sense of relief when they ultimately return to a perfectly organized home with everything in its proper place. We are known for running each complicated project with utmost efficiency, which greatly reduces the stress of moving for our clients.
Clutter creates chaos and life leaves little time for organizing. After a thorough clean out, our team of professional organizers can implement systems to prevent reoccurring issues and help our clients gain control over their space.
We understand that sorting through one’s belongings is a deeply personal experience. Done and Done Home has an ironclad reputation for confidentiality.
We are swift, professional, and understand that the process of letting go can be emotionally complex. Our clients respond well to the atmosphere of compassion and non-judgment that we create.
Make a household inventory for insurance
Overhaul closets and donate/consign/sell what is no longer needed or wanted
Simplify home offices
File and reduce paper by recycling or shredding
Clean out and reorganize kitchens
Create detailed inventories with photos and descriptions for storage units
Reduce overall clutter
Design and install shelving systems including Elfa (The Container Store)
Create easy-to-follow directions for tidying kids’ and teenagers’ rooms
Clean out attics, garages, and storage bins
Hang artwork and photographs
Selling your home?
We Can Help Make Your Listing Look Its Best!
We specialize in preparing homes and estates for the tristate market, as well as styling for listing photographs. Our goal is to make large life transitions as easy as possible for busy people, while ensuring their homes sell for top dollar.
We frequently work with top real estate agents in the New York City area such as Stribling, Corcoran, Compass, Brown Harris Stevens, Sotheby’s, Warburg, Halstead, Houlihan Lawrence, and more who find that they have faster sales from using our services. Realtors often call us themselves because they know we will declutter the home and prepare the space to be sold in record time.
Homes show better when the spaces are clear, clean, and bright, so we declutter your home and set up for professional photographs and showings. We help our clients make swift and careful decisions to minimize their belongings while keeping things organized and on track.
When putting homes on the market, repairs are often needed before a property is ready to be shown. We have an extensive network of established and trusted vendors, from cleaners and painters to floor repair companies and electricians, who under our supervision can restore the home to perfect condition.
While we aren’t stagers, we work closely with realtors to style homes so they photograph and show well. We also have a network of stagers at all different price points who we are happy to recommend.
Managing an Estate
The handling of an estate—regardless of condition—is a process of seemingly endless decisions involving paperwork, clothes, electronics, books, furniture, art, housewares, and family heirlooms.
Where does it go now? What is the monetary value? Who will take it away?
Done & Done Home understands that the clearing out of a family home can be not only an emotionally draining project but a physically taxing one as well. We specialize in estate clear-outs and often work with clients who are facing significant life transitions, and can manage the details of an estate so the process is headache-free.
We have impeccable contacts with relevant professionals ranging from appraisers at the high-end auction houses to owners of boutique galleries. All of these professionals have spent their careers gaining expertise in the evaluation and sale of fine art, jewelry, and furniture and we make sure our clients end up in the best possible hands. We also have specialty dealers who handle books, stamps, coins, records, and more.
We manage every detail of the clearing of an estate-held property, act as a liaison between appraiser and client, arranging appointments, as well as keeping track of estimates and documentation for our clients.
Especially when working on estates, many homes need repairs before they are ready to be sold. We have an extensive network of trusted vendors and can bring in cleaners, painters, floor repair companies, and teams to haul away large items such as furniture and built-in appliances.
Silk Purse Factory and Done & Done Home are now collaborating to help you organize your photos and your home!
WHAT SILK PURSE FACTORY CAN DO FOR YOU:
Photo Organizing • Video Editing • Photo Albums • Archiving
Many Done & Done Home clients have used Silk Purse Factory to get a handle on their photo projects once and for all. The ladies of Silk Purse have helped our clients with everything from scrapbook making and digital organizing of photos/creating digital photo albums to restoring heirloom family photographs and even cleared our clients old phones of treasured photos. If you have a photo project, big or small, that has been weighing on you – these are the ladies to call!
ABOUT SILK PURSE FACTORY
Rachel Cohen DeSario and Bettina McCall founded Silk Purse Factory in 2009. We were both professional film editors with over 20 years in the business. We’d edited feature films, documentaries, TV shows and commercials, and worked in post-production management and sound editing.
Our work experiences were amazingly similar, just separated by the Atlantic. We’ve also each had over 18 years of Mom experience.
We realized that the same things that were important to us: keeping our family photo libraries up-to-date and organized, archiving the older materials and having the photos accessible, were something that everyone wants but few have time to do for themselves. Together we bring our professional experience, love of technology, organizational skills and sense of humor to your photos and home videos.