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"AWESOME…Mary Ann was a lifesaver. I was moving from a small Townhouse which was overstuffed with items I kept moving from house to house over the years. I needed someone who had impartiality and the confidence to ask “really, you need this” to help me realize it was okay to purge. Because of her numerous organizing experiences, Mary Ann came prepared with boxes, packing supplies, service providers, etc. and most importantly determination in assisting me with decluttering. I have already recommended her to several friends and colleagues and will continue doing it. And by the way the house sold in less than one week!"

Old Town Alexandria
December 2014


"Mary Ann was recommended to me late last year. I had a client that was selling her home, moving out of town, and needed some help with consigning some items, getting rid of others, and then needing help coordinating the ENTIRE move. This in itself was a herculean task, but the timeline got considerably shorter (2 weeks), and the list of items grew substantially. Mary Ann's professionalism was unwavering and her commitment unquestionable. Moreover, the care and respect she extended to my client in a very difficult situation only expanded my growing trust, respect and awe of her. Whether is organizing, coordinating, moving, consigning, or any just about anything — do you yourself a favor and start with Mary Ann. She's amazing! I can't wait to have the opportunity to work with her again."

Justin Paulhamus
FourJay Properties
M Squared Real Estate
Washington, DC
December 2014


"When we arrived at the conclusion that it was time for us to move from our condo to a retirement home, we had to face the problem of what do we take with us and what do we do with all the rest of the furnishings acquired over a lifetime. Fortunately we were introduced to Mary Ann Ferraguto at SHED Organizing Services LLC. Mary Ann has the rare combination of well-developed organizing talents, excellent contacts in the consignment and moving/disposal world, and the ability and willingness to do the hard work required to make it all come together. She provided the needed assistance at both ends of the move, organized the removal and sale of unneeded furniture and decorative items, packaged many of the small items to be sold, donated, or moved, and helped in the task of unloading the many boxes of moved items. Our experience in this move was pleasant and basically carefree. Mary Ann can count us as thoroughly satisfied customers. We recommend use of her services to any and all contemplating a move from one residence to another."

McLean, Virginia
November 2014


"I sought the assistance of Mary Ann Ferraguto and SHED Organizers to help me prepare my home for sale within 4 months. Our family was downsizing to two separate, smaller residences from a home four people had occupied for 20 years. Mary Ann helped family members focus on key decisions about which items were valued most, and then arranged for the efficient disposal or donation of the rest. She also helped us devise a plan for a series of updates to enhance the home's appeal, both inside and out. Mary Ann provided reasonable recommendations for improvements and expert referrals to service providers. I am confident we would not have been as well prepared for the sale of our house, and it would not have sold as quickly as it did, without the valuable assistance she provided. I highly recommend her professional services."

Melanie
July 2014


"SHED organizing is amazing. I tried so many times to organize my basement and closets by myself, but every time I'd get exhausted after 6-7 hours, stuff everything back in the closet, and feel like I had accomplished nothing. I interviewed 4 different organizers before picking SHED. I selected Mary Ann because of her years of experience and unique combination or organizing and design skills. I was shocked at how quickly I was able to get organized with Mary Ann. She was respectful of my boundaries, but challenged me to think about whether I really needed things. When we'd get to some of the more cluttered areas, I'd want to stop and move onto something easier. But Mary Ann didn't let me and boy am I grateful. My house is organized, everything has its place, its peaceful, and I've learned what contributed to my clutter and how to control it in the future. I'd enthusiastically recommend anyone to use SHED organizing, whether it's for kitchen cabinets or that messy closet or for a cluttered basement or garage"

T. Harper
Alexandria, Virginia


"Mary Ann was brilliant in working with an elderly client who needed enormous help getting her home ready for sale. Her organizational and problem solving skills, plus her ability to work effectively with all the parties involved definitely rank #1 with me! Mary Ann got the job done to my client's complete satisfaction. I never could have brought the house to market without her. I highly recommend her without reservation!"

Sheryl Lambson, realtor
Long and Foster Real Estate


"Thank you so much for helping me clean my room! Before then, I would spend as little time in my room as possible, because I just couldn't take the mess! I made half-hearted attempts to clean my room, but after a few days I would get discouraged, since it was still a mess after hours and hours of cleaning. I would never have thought that after 3 or 4 days of working with you my room would be totally clean, re-organized and my furniture would be in better spots. It was amazing. There is no way I could have done it on my own!"

Ethan, age 13
Arlington, Virginia


"I went to Mary Ann for help organizing my cluttered garage, but I got so much more! She helped me to get rid of all the things that no longer served a real purpose, whether practical or emotional. The garage looks great, I only have what I need or want, and I can find everything quickly. Mary Ann also helped me develop priorities and a game plan for getting other organizing and decorating projects done in my house. I am so much more relaxed now knowing what projects I want to tackle and in what order. I plan to consult Mary Ann each step of the way!"

Rosie Driscoll
Alexandria, Virginia


"When we decided to sell our home, we were faced with the daunting challenge of downsizing our belongings accumulated over 35 years of our marriage! Mary Ann worked side-by-side with me in every step of the process. She set up a schedule & helped me stick to it. She had established relationships with all the service providers we needed - including haulers, auctioneers, & moving companies. During this very stressful period, Mary Ann remained pleasant, organized, & resourceful."

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Kathleen Rotondaro
Alexandria, Virginia


“I can, without hesitation, recommend Mary Ann to anyone looking for assistance in downsizing, staging, organizing and pulling a total move together. We were working under very tight time constraints. As a result of her focused efforts and organization, we were able to get the property on the market quickly.”

“I sold the home in record time and closed it within 30 days. As I write this testimonial, Mary Ann continues to finish the job of packing and ensuring that the home is left in pristine condition for the proud new buyers!”

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Kim Muffler, Long and Foster/Old Town Historic Office
NVAR Lifetime Top Producer/ Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide
(office) 703-518-8433, (cell) 703-282-7739 / http://www.kimmuffler.com


"Wow, SHED Organizing Services changed my life! Mary Ann came right into my home and rescued me from the clutter and mess! She was extremely professional and not once made me feel bad or embarrassed about my home. Mary Ann gets down into the trenches and gets dirty to help you get things accomplished! She helped me "weed" through and determine what to keep, what to donate and what to just plain throw away. She offers many great advice tips on organization and lifestyle. I feel so much "lighter" and definitely happier after working with her. I highly recommend her services and will definitely use her again."

Denise Davis
Baltimore, Maryland


"When I needed help to get my house under control Mary Ann was the right person! She showed me what to keep and what to eliminate leading to a much less complicated life. Her manner is professional and courteous. I would not hesitate to use her service again!"

Maureen Carnathan
Bethesda, Maryland


"Mary Ann came prepared, and was organized and efficient. She helped me get rid of "clutter" which I no longer found useful. It made the room look bigger! She also arranged for the donation of things that were still in good condition, and then sent me the donation site's form for my taxes."

SCRIPTORIUM
stationary • invitations • calligraphy
Alexandria, Virginia


"As part of Good Shepherd's effort to process re-engineer the religious education program, SHED Organizing Services was selected to develop and implement a plan that would (1) standardize classroom organization and inventory of supplies - in compliance with facility guidelines, (2) account for and dispose of accumulated text books, supplies, and teacher aids, and (3) provide organization of common work and storage areas. All of these goals were successfully met and within the agreed deadline."

"We're grateful for the discernment SHED demonstrated when disposing unused items (donations were made to churches in need, as well as local charities ) and we are very pleased with the organization, signage and new name of one of key storage rooms ( RE Resource Center) . Since more than 40% of our parishioners speak Spanish, it is great to see labels in English and Spanish! We have received accolades from our catechists regarding these positive changes."


Claudia Fiebig, Parish Administrator
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Alexandria, Virginia


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