I first contacted Denise on a Wednesday afternoon when I discovered that my house would be closed and sold in forty-eight hours. She immediately made the necessary arrangements with movers and packers and everyone arrived as promised early in the morning that same Friday. The moving company Denise recommended was professional and efficient and by that afternoon we were able to turn the keys over to the new owners. All the furniture had to be moved into storage, as my new place was still several months from completion. I own several properties (six to be exact) and as part of this process I was hoping to relocate some of the contents and furnishings from one place to another. Denise didn’t flinch when I explained what needed to be done. She photographed and cataloged my furniture and artwork and then created a spreadsheet that listed all items – – where they currently reside and where they needed ultimately to go. The spreadsheet consisted of six separate pages, which addressed everything that was in storage as well as those furnishings that were in my in NYC, FL and NJ residences. As complicated as this may have been, Denise saw to it that every item wound up exactly where it was supposed to be and with minimal confusion and disruption. The fact that I travel extensively for business and was halfway around the world much of the time really didn’t matter. When necessary she made some executive decisions and managed the overall coordination effortlessly. Everything went according to plan even when I was out of town. She and her team were flexible and adapted to last minute rescheduling due to delays in construction. Nothing at all fell through the cracks — they made it all seem like a “piece of cake”.
Mark A. Standish. Managing Partner at Deimos Asset Management | Previously Co-CEO Royal Bank of Canada
When asked about moving, my invariable response is, “Don’t do it.” But if you have decided you cannot avoid it, then if you value your sanity you must make use of the services of In Order to Succeed. First, they will assist you in identifying moving companies that are most suitable for your goods and your destination. They then arrange for the movers to provide estimates for the cost of the move and help you to choose from among them the most cost efficient for your purposes. Of course you can choose the most prestigious or you can choose one of their recommendations that combines good service with cost efficiency. In our case, we chose a good local company that did an excellent job for about half the price of the highest bidder.Then, on packing up day, you can disappear and they will work with the moving company to see that the packing is done in a way that unpacking can most easily be organized in the proper locations at the destination. They keep track of what went into which boxes and all that kind of unsettling activity. Of course, you can participate if you wish, but for me that would be masochism of an Olympian order.
But, it is on move-in day at the new location that the IOTS team really comes into its own. No more endless opening of boxes wondering where things will go. The IOTS team will do this for you, with as much or as little guidance as you wish to provide. You can just leave it to them and later fine tune what they have done, or you can act as master chef to their friendly and responsible team of sous chefs. Or you can leave some rooms to them while you concentrate on areas of particular importance to you. The really wonderful thing is that at the end of move-in day all the boxes are empty and gone, and all of your things are in places where they should be. And all of the new locations can be labeled, if you like that kind of organization. Or not, if you prefer a little more mystery concerning the location of your various electronic charging devices. In our case, in addition to the usual sorts of things, we had a collection of western and Asian paintings and objects, many of a fragile nature. These were moved with care and skill and all came through unscathed. In addition, there was a collection of over 50 manual portable typewriters dating from 1912 through the 1960’s which needed to go into storage without a lot of elaborate, time-consuming packing. The team came up with an innovative solution to accomplish this and now they are in a safe place where they can be retrieved when interest dictates. And perhaps most important of all: Throughout what can be a trying and stressful process. the IOTS team is ever calm and friendly and always a pleasure to work with. They almost make me want to change my views on moving. Maybe its not so bad so long as you have IOTS at your side.
Raymond and Priscilla Vickers – Asian Art and Vintage Typewriter Collectors
Denise Caron-Quinn and Robin Hunt made our move a heck of a lot easier. In Order To Succeed® helped us with the nagging details that make moving such a miserable task. They helped us clear out the basement, our closets, our desks, etc. In Order To Succeed® helped with the negotiations and supervision of the movers and at the new place they helped with the unpacking and putting away. One forgets that the movers move boxes but someone else must unpack; Denise and her crew did that. They organized the closets, the kitchen and set things up nicely. In Order To Succeed® made the task bearable and I do not know how we would have done it without them.
CM – Southport, CT
I have a busy residential real estate business. As of late, many of my clients have needed a great deal of special attention to make their homes the most marketable. To keep my edge on the competition, I knew I needed to step things up. While researching ways to better serve my clients, a colleague recommended that I contact In Order To Succeed®. At first, I hired them to help me to improve the efficiency and productivity of my office, but I then discovered that they could also work with our clients with home de-cluttering, design and décor. After meeting with Denise and Robin, I saw that they could help me to make my clients’ homes really shine for photographs as well as showings and open houses. I set them to the task of “staging” several of my listings. These ladies rearranged the entire contents of the home, organized kitchens, home offices and closets. They boxed and stored things that made the house look cluttered, and found small, inexpensive ways to improve the appearance of houses and apartments. All in all, we spent very little money on improving these properties, but the results were dramatic. The homes were show quality, and weren’t so over-the- top that the client was paying more attention to the furniture and décor than the home. The rooms were understated and beautiful. So much so, that more than one client mentioned to me that they wished the homes had always looked so good! I know that due to the efforts of In Order To Succeed®, we were able to sell some very “challenging” properties in record time.
CM, Residential Real Estate Broker, New York, NY
I have to tip my hat to the In Order to Succeed team for going above and beyond during my recent move. From the first conversation we had after I was panicking that I wouldn’t have time to pack or supervise my move – I felt like an 800 lb gorilla was off my back. The entire team was extremely efficient, professional yet extremely friendly and personable. In just a few hours they took a mess of an apt and had it wrapped, organized and packed in a manner that felt like a machine was packing. Not only did they go above and beyond for their services listed, they also were the lifeline for my move – I was a victim of Identity Theft the exact day I was moving. The movers would not unload my items without payment and without hesitation Denise stepped in and made sure the movers were paid and my items were unloaded. Not only was this extremely kind of her it spoke to the level of personal concern she has for her clientele. Again – many thanks to In Order to Succeed for turning what could have been a disastrous experience into an extreme success.
JP, New York, NY
I hired In Order to Succeed to organize my mother’s house, dealing with 3 generations of treasures, books, household items and clothes, so we could prepare the house for sale as she was downsizing to a smaller rental apartment. This was a project that was not possible for my family to take on—not enough time and too much emotional investment to be able to make timely, effective decisions. I felt completely confident that Denise and her team had the integrity and honesty required to complete the project. We provided them with a key to the house where they worked unsupervised with minimal input and involvement from my mother or me over the course of a month. We received detailed weekly updates which provided a clear picture of what was accomplished, including descriptions of what was in each category that might be of interest or value. They even helped us to research the value of the stamp and coin collections which my father amassed over many years Without Denise and Leslie’s help, the entire project would have been an arduous undertaking. Their kindness, sensitivity, and excellent organizational skills contributed to making this a stress free and manageable experience.
GC, Astoria, NY