as way so that I could easily find everything again. This year she helped me organize closets, drawers, files and storage in my bedroom, bathroom, office and basement. She created new pull-out drawers where none existed before and came up with inventive storage solutions that I would not have thought of on my own. She never insisted that I get rid of things I wanted to keep, but instead gave me her recommendation of what made the most sense.
Maria is extraordinary! She has helped us with parties for several years and most recently preparing our whole house (3000sf) for AirBnB during our sabbatical abroad.
I actually enjoy my own parties because she takes care of everything. She is proactive, sees what needs to be done and does it. She is talented and takes a pile of vegetables and makes the look like something out of House Beautiful. She is warm and inviting and makes guests feel welcome and well taken care of. Many friends have called me after a party to ask, “how can I get in touch with her for my own party, she is amazing.”
The thing I am most grateful for is how she stepped into a true crisis for us. We had ten days to declutter our house, and make it ready for short term rental guests. She bought towels, duvet covers, sheets, pillows and pillow cases, cleaning supplies, paper products, etc. etc.. She arranged for locks, store valuables, rearrange art work and much much more. She was reliable; came when she said she would, she worked tirelessly and most importantly she helped me stay focused.
She is incredibly organized, detail oriented and she does not get rattled when things go awry. Her attitude is positive and supportive. She is also clear what needs to be done and how much time it will take. We worked together for hours each day, she is a pleasure to work with. Maria made what could have been a disaster into a very successful outcome. It was a great start on our year aboard.
One last thing, Maria is careful about her time and your money. She is trustworthy and supremely responsible. She is a gem!!!!!!
John Larson/Leslye Russell-Larson