Hi and welcome! I’m Karen Furman, home organizer and moving strategist in Ramat Bet Shemesh.
I’m orginally from the Chicago suburbs and made aliyah in 2010 from Baltimore. I have a background in teaching and am also a licensed massage therapist so I know how organized spaces positively affect how we feel and think. Cluttered spaces cause stress, headaches, or muscle tension. Who wants those symptoms? Uncluttered spaces make us feel relaxed, lighter, and freer.
I live in a three-bedroom one-floor apartment with my family of 8. As you can imagine, space is tight. I am always seeking solutions to organizational challenges because our space must evolve to accommodate our changing needs. I like to share my expertise and help others achieve similar results in their own homes.
What Services Do I Offer?
We all have projects that need attending to such as:
- A guest room that has become the dumping ground for everything.
- A bedroom that needs tweaking to accommodate a new baby or give siblings more personal space.
- A kitchen needs rearranging to make it more functional.
- A a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear.
After our session you will enjoy your home and your things more when your space is more user-friendly and things are neatly and and logically organized.
Create heirloom scrapbooks with all the memorabilia you’ve been saving such as kid art, special cards, and photos. All the black and white photos, photos stuffed in a drawer, or photos in non photo-safe albums will get ruined if you don’t preserve them properly. Wouldn’t it be great to have these memories for future generations?
Re-homing Unwanted Items
All the items you have no use for or no longer want will be re-homed to new families. Some reasons clients find it is hard to part with items is because they were gifts, “good money” was spent on them, it “might” fit or be useful in the future. If you don’t need it, pass it on. I’ll remove the items and re-home them for you. Possible place the items go to are families in need, a gemach, a lone soldier’s home, or a girls’ home. This service is offered as part of a session but can also be purchased separately.
Save time and money by packing methodically and de-cluttering / downsizing before you the move. Less stuff to move = reduced moving costs.
Let me help you unpack and go from moving boxes to an organized new home. You’ll avoid the pitfall of stashing items anywhere just to get them out of boxes.
How to Slash-Your-Grocery-Bill (aka Shop your Pantry)
This is a great service to use before your next trip to the supermarket. Everyone wants to save money at the grocery. A lot food gets wasted because it gets forgotten about after it is bought. Let’s see what you have in the fridge, freezer, and pantry and create some meal plans to use what you’ve already got on-hand.
Don’t be shy about scheduling a session. My goal is to help you get your space working for you. I’m non-judgmental and have seen all kinds of situations that just need a little (or a lot) of work. Whether you need a small area makeover like a closet or drawer or a room overhaul, I will work side by side with you to help get your space organized.
Enjoy my BLOG
The Olim Files are articles with photo captions to help navigate life in Israel such as buying school supplies, essential Hebrew, and housekeeping 101.