Q: What is your favorite part of working for All Right Moves™?
All Right Moves (ARM) and the clients I have served on behalf of ARM, have been a pleasure to work with. There is a sense of appreciation, trustworthiness and true professionalism from all parties. What’s most rewarding is helping a client transform their new space into a home.
Q: Why did you decide to become a productivity professional?
Organizing is one of my favorite things to do. It’s always been. In the early 2000s, it was exciting to learn of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). When I realized that I could be of tremendous service to others doing something in which I’m naturally skilled and thoroughly enjoy, it made perfect sense to call myself an organizing expert. Several years later I made it official; I became a member of NAPO and registered my business.
Q: Do you have any areas of specialty?
Digital organizing and project/task management are my areas of specialty. I love helping clients simplify their technology and put systems in place in order to find, manage and maintain their electronic information. In addition to my advanced Evernote skills, I’m proficient in various applications and productivity tools. After a digital assessment, I help clients leverage the software they already have. I then suggest and provide basic training on new tools if appropriate.
Q: What benefits do your clients see after working with you?
Client feedback includes:
- No longer have hundreds of notes all over the place and able to use Trello to keep track of my to-dos!
- Live in a functional environment with effective storage systems and process for maintaining them.
- Moved with more peace, ease, and less stuff!
Q: What’s your best organizing tip for someone who is moving?
Start before you are ready! Investing time and/or money before the physical move makes the transition exponentially better and ultimately more cost-effective. As soon as you think you might want to move, create recurring appointments with yourself to declutter for short blocks of time. If you are able to hire an organizer (who you feel comfortable and connect with) before the move, you will be glad you did.
How to work with Melanie:
Melanie Cerio is a NAPO professional based out of Boston, MA. She has assisted in several successful All Right Moves™ relocation jobs in locations in and around the Boston area. Melanie is a Professional Organizer and the Owner of The Holistic Organizer. Those who have had Melanie work on their relocation job already, can hire her for continued organizing services at a discounted rate by contacting All Right Moves™.