“Life gets busy and before you know it…even prior organizing needs to be updated.  Julie from Space to Embrace was great to work with.  She first sat down with me and had a consultation about what I wanted and her own process.  Then we set up a time to get back together and make it happen.  It is a great team process where you are going through items and figuring out where they need to be or if they need to go.  I don’t mind organizing and going through things, but having Julie as a partner in this huge endeavor made it more manageable.  I have a ton of to do’s, I need to get done.  There is an accountability to setting a time with a professional organizer to help you on a project instead of trying to work organizing in your spare time.   Who has spare time?  This is a great way to “make it happen!” – Liza S.

“Recently I hired Julie to help me reclaim an equipment closet for my photography business. It had become so full and disorganized that I had abandoned it all together and began using the dining room as my staging area.
In her consultation, she measured the spaces, asked how I wanted the closet to function, and created a plan. On the work day, she deftly moved me through the sorting process, and within the day, I had a closet that works and a destination (donate, sell, keep) for every item that had been stored in there. Most importantly, my equipment no longer lives on the dining room table. I will definitely be using her services again.” – Catherine D.

“Julie came to look over the issues that were of concern for me. She listened carefully and addressed each area with possible solutions. I felt comfortable collaborating with her. She did not come in with a set plan but helped me develop a plan that would work for me. I really appreciated her flexible approach ad allowing time for me to process ideas and do some of the work on my own. When we worked together, Julie was very efficient and I love the way my closets look now. I would highly recommend her service!” – Nancy W.

“Today Julie with Space to Embrace came to help me get my attic organized. I would definitely recommend her as she was very professional and knew what needed to be done. Julie has such a sweet and fun personality and I enjoyed working with her!” Beverly F.

“Julie was helpful, on time, positive and kind. She is a good communicator and always followed up as she promised. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her to get my home office organized and much more user friendly. I definitely recommend her!” – Pat S.

“Julie has been a pleasure to work with. Her organic style, coupled with a good eye for space improvements has turned my kitchen into a logical yet comfortable space. I have already started enjoying the ease of cooking and baking breads – with the added ease of being able to put my hands on the necessary tools, without searching all over the kitchen! After a careful interview of what was required, all the items that she researched for spacial improvements were spot on. I took on a few tasks ahead of time in order to give the most attention to re-organizing the contents of the different areas. This proved to be helpful, and allowed us to focus on reducing clutter, and making logical workable space in all corners of my kitchen.

I very much like her concept of donating duplicate items, or items that we simply no longer use, to organizations that give back to the community. This is the way to go – where we can let go of our excess, and feel good about it!

Many thanks to Julie for giving me a “new” kitchen that I truly love!” – Jan L.

“Thank you for your help in getting my home ready for sale. I could not have done it without you. After 60 years of keeping home, I just didn’t know where to start. You came in and helped me decide what to keep and what went to give away or sell. Thanks again for all your help. You sure have a gift!”  – Lois G.

“Julie offers the total package. Her creativity and organizational / decluttering skills are top notch! In addition, she brings her “self” as a kind, nonjudgmental, direct and optimistic person to the table. I looked forward to each session with her because her passion for her business is contagious. This endeavor with her has been my best spent and investment of money in years. Thank you Julie!” – Julie I.

“The changes that Julie made in my youngest daughter’s room were incredible. My daughter’s room and bathroom were a constant point of contention between us. It overwhelmed me each time I went in there and she didn’t want to turn loose of anything. Having a third party that wasn’t emotionally invested made all the difference. Now her bedroom, bathroom and closet are beautifully organized and fully functional. We are beyond pleased and so grateful.” – Carolyn Y.

“I recently had Julie arrange and hang pictures in my new home! I was most impressed with her creative ideas. She made a collage on one wall with several of my pictures. I would never have thought to do that! She also suggested a separating a set of pictures with a wall shelf. I can’t wait to have her do more organizing for me in my new home.” – Kathy C.

“Something wonderful happened recently at my home.  A very savvy woman helped me get organized!  We started with my “walk-in” closet because I couldn’t walk in it.  I found clothes I didn’t know I had.  Also, I was able to make sizable donations.  Julie was very thoughtful and thorough.  I was especially thankful for the kind way she helped me sort my deceased husband’s things.  She had various suggestions of organizations to help with other issues I have i.e. cleaning companies, foundations and equipment.” –   Athena M.

“My original text: “Hi Julie, Hhhhhheeeeelllllppppp!” “I’m drowning!!!!” Years filled with crisis and procrastination led to our sea of clutter. Baby toys (my sons are 19 and 14), books, clothes, magazines, and papers, etc. we’re crammed into closets, hidden under beds, and piled onto floors. Cleaning this house was like trying to bail water out of a sinking boat with only a paper cup. I was embarrassed for anyone to come over, but I didn’t know how to tackle “the stuff” much less find places for everything. That’s when I found Julie! I texted her pictures of my home, and she agreed to help me. Julie and her assistant drove 135 miles round-trip for a consultation and seven sessions in order to begin a process that would become not only a transformation of my home, but a renewal of healing and freedom for me. With love, compassion, understanding, and patience my new friends helped me weed through years of clutter. They watched me cry, joined in my laughter, and listened to my stories while diligently keeping me on task. They taught me how to keep the items that I use and those that bring me joy. Needless to say, I found that I didn’t have to keep everything I thought I did, and I was able to discard items, and more importantly, bring more joy to others by giving. We were able to provide toys for a preschool, clothes and goods for a neighborhood, and books for overseas missions. Julie and her assistant were amazing and truly an answer to prayer. They took my sea of chaos and provided a life raft for calmer shores. Now I have a “Space to Embrace”! My text when the job was completed: “. . .For the first time we [my family and I] are excited about our home and it’s potential!!! Wow! When we started this project, I would never have believed that this was possible! . . . .” – Kelly B.

“Julie was wonderful to work with! Lots of energy to dig into the project of reorganizing my kitchen. She had wonderful ideas but always considered her client’s opinion and life style for implementation. She was lots of fun to work with. She came in under budget in terms of “hours spent”. She was timely and if something didn’t go as planned, came up with additional solutions. She observed the work flow of my kitchen and somehow made it exactly right. I look forward to working with her again on other home projects.” – Lynn H.

“Julie was a great help! I was lucky to win 2 hours service with her at my office meeting. She recognized the needs for my 7 year old daughter’s walk in closet. Julie was friendly and professional. My daughter’s reaction spoke more than 100 words! She loved it! I’m planning to continue using her professional skills on the spaces that I’m not sure how to embrace!” Elisa T.

“I truly appreciated all the help and organization Julie brought to our home. She tackled some tough rooms, including our toy room, kitchen and office and created a more organized and manageable space. She also made suggestions and created ways to assist us in maintaining these spaces. Julie was very personable, trustworthy and flexible. I would highly recommend Julie to help with your organization!” – Erin C.

“I would recommend Julie to organize anybody’s space. She was super personable and easy to work with. Organizing can be overwhelming and stressful, but Julie made it manageable and fun. She was positive and honest and helped me put my office back together. I am actually able to use it now! We were able to organize both my desk and my husband’s desk without him even being there. She gave me homework to help maximize her time with me. Again, I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who needs to organize!!” – Amanda M.

“I cannot thank you enough for how you transformed my home and restored peace. I would have so much anxiety every time I went upstairs, knowing what was behind the closed doors. It’s so refreshing to not only be relieved of that but to have my whole house functional again and such a huge space for my son to safely play in!” – Dawn N.

“Julie Bernatz, with Space to Embrace, was wonderful to work with! She was enthusiastic about helping me with my project and was always there at our scheduled time to work. What I enjoyed most about working with her was her compassion. I had downsized from a large home to a two bedroom apartment and brought with me furniture from my mother house that I had acquired. Julie helped me through some tough emotional decisions with kindness. When I first contacted her, I was at an all time low. I felt stressed and had anxiety and depression mostly because of all the “stuff” that had me feeling overwhelmed. Once we cleared out my garage and spare room, I felt like the weight was lifted! I want to also add, that I found her services through a simple internet search for local organizers in the area. Her website shared her vision and non-judgmental approach to helping others. I also appreciated that her rates were listed there and I had no surprises or extra charges. Not only is she good at what she does, but she is well connected in the community. She had resources available to me for places to that would come to me and pick up my unwanted furniture and provide me with at receipt for my taxes. Plus, it was great to know that my donations would help someone else in need. She’s is warmhearted and likes to give back to the community. Julie also shared a handyman service that helped me with a couple custom shelves in my laundry room. I would highly recommend anyone to use Julie for any size organizing job that may be stressing them out!” – ​Rachel C.

“We love Julie!  Thank you for helping us organize our office space.  We are more productive and strategic because of your help.” –  Hannah S.

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