"Jocelyn coordinated and executed my cross-country move at the height of the pandemic, when I was unable to be on-site myself. She oversaw and directed the packing and cleaning of my one-bedroom, downtown apartment into a movable storage pod, sorting and organizing my belongings as she went. She also handled the donation, sale and disposal of items that I no longer needed. She kept meticulous records and made sure every box was appropriately labeled, and she ensured that I was kept in the loop every step of the way. I strongly recommend Jocelyn for all of your moving and organizational needs— I only wish she was based on the west coast so she could help me unpack in my new home!"
"Jocelyn transformed our two-car garage from a chaotic overgrown last ditch catchall space for all kinds of different items into an open roomy, sleek, organized storage center into which or the first time in years we can also park two cars. From beginning to end, she was a delight to work with - focused, goal-oriented, efficient, available easy-going and responsive. She began by assisting us in identifying items that could be discarded or donated. That was a difficult process, but she made it easier by taking the time to help us figure out what to keep, sell or donate. We’d been holding onto some items for quite some time. She was firm, but gentle, and we got rid of a lot of stuff, which we haven’t missed at all. She categorized (and subcategorized) all our remaining stuff, found, bought, or constructed containers for it, and then she and her team labelled and shelved all the containers. Now everything has a place and there’s a place for all our things. I highly recommend Jocelyn O’Rourke and the Moving Forward team. "
"Jocelyn O’Rourke has worked with me and my home for two years. We have re-organized my home from top to bottom and I could not recommend anyone higher. Jocelyn has completely redone two office spaces, three bedrooms, four walk in closets, a large storage area and a garage. Moving Forward is thorough and professional. I love that she sits down and makes a plan, you know every step from beginning to end and she follows through on every part. Moving Forward is the only choice for all my needs as my home ebbs and flows. She will be the right choice for your home too."
"Jocelyn came to our residence and provided a free estimate to reorganize and declutter our kitchen and living room. She explained the process of how she was going do it, recommended items to purchase, and allowed me to ask endless questions during this time. She never pressured me to purchase anything but explained the pros and cons of each recommended item. I purchased them myself so I know she received no financial gains from her recommendations, but worked around me, my budget, and personal style. The Moving Forward team came in to implement the job. We worked side by side, which is what I wanted and she welcomed me to do so. She taught me how to purge and organize along the way. I found items I had been looking for for months! And purged a huge amount. Not only does looking at my new living room and kitchen provide relief, but I now know where everything is! I was able to use the skills she taught me to purge and organize my bathroom as well!”
"I had a walk-in closet that I could no longer walk into, due to the volume of clothing, shoes and other items I stored in there. I called in Jocelyn and Moving Forward to help me declutter and organize the closet. Jocelyn did an amazing job! She emptied the closet and we reviewed all the random items I had gathered over the years. I found clothes and shoes I had not seen in years and forgot I owned. Jocelyn helped me discard items and determine which we could sell or donate. Jocelyn categorized and labeled the remaining items that I had previously stored in the closet in attractive bins. Now, I can store and find all these items quickly and easily. Now, my clothes are organized by occasion and season; so easy to find and mix and match, with coordinating shoes. What a time-saver!
Jocelyn was a pleasure and a delight to work with. She was supportive as I decided what to keep or discard. She was kind and patient but efficient in moving the process along. Jocelyn made what I feared would be a daunting project simple and easy to get done. I highly recommend Jocelyn and Moving Forward. I can’t wait to start my next project with Moving Forward . . . the basement!"
"Jocelyn is the gold standard for declutterers/ organizers/ moving preppers! She has brains and brawn. She will help you decide what to toss, weed, or donate— respectful of your wishes but sometimes applying a tiny bit of pressure so you realize you do not have infinite space and must weed.
She has systems for sorting and labeling which are smart. Smart also in that she will compare prices of movers, for example, and make a spread sheet for you! She can measure and diagram to see if your furniture will fit. Highly recommend.
Most valuable to me is that she is hands on and very strong—Carrying boxes all around the house to sort them, packing your or her car to take donations to places! Very fast, strong, efficient and smart!
Finally, she is a really warm and friendly person who is great to be around.”