Hi, I’m Grace, organizing and beautifying homes is just what I do and have always done! I love beautifying homes. Oops did I already say that?
I started fixing up, organizing and beautifying homes at a very young age, starting with doll houses. Some made from boxes, books for walls, and of course they absolutely had to include a stall or two for my Breyer model horses.
I started my first wedding and floral design business “Gracefully Yours Floral Design” in the 90’s while my kids were young. Then it was time to complete my BA in Environmental Studies, get a teaching credential, co-chair a couple of home tours, and of course expand my business services.
In 2007, I added my services to include interior and exterior fix ups, moves, and professional organizing, and I changed my business name to “Check It Off Your List”.
Since then, I have organized homes, offices, garages, classrooms and barns. While primarily organizing in California’s bay area and central Sierras, I have organized clients on location in Louisiana, Hawaii, and Colorado.
But it was always more than just organizing to me… When I would work with my clients, I couldn’t help but suggest a new paint color, or I often would paint an accent wall, shop for new accessories, new furniture, I’d often repurpose a room or two and added new planted pots on the front porch! This was what I’ve been doing all along, thinking it was just organizing… Now I embrace all these skills that I have plus many more in what I’m doing today and what you can find on this website!
I’m so excited to be doing EVERYTHING that I LOVE!
Add over 35 years of DIY projects in my own home, moving kids, renovating a couple vacation homes and investment properties, and even building one house from the ground up. I’ve experienced and learned a lot. I love sharing my ideas, how-tos, and ah-has, and can’t wait to share with and inspire you.
I believe in continually adding to my home improvement knowledge and skills, adding e-design certification to the mix. Now I can better assist my clients in visualizing their projects and have a clear picture of what they need to do and purchase. I am also a RESA Certified Home Stager and work with realtors to get their client’s home sold faster.
I am a co-author in two books:
I wrote the definition of “Organized” in the 2019 Book of Words, where 267 of us defined words that meant something to us. It’s a fun book to pick up to educate and entertain your mind.
In 2020, I co-authored The Secret Sauce of Downsizing the complete guide for living with less and loving it more. In my chapter all about organizing, Step 4 of my 5 steps to getting organized says it all, Step 4-Refresh your space with style. In my opinion, improving the look and feel of the space is paramount to being truly “Organized”. You have to LOVE the space you’re in whether for work or play!
On a personal note, I’ve been married since 1985, we have four grown children, some who work with me in the investment real estate business, and we love our dogs!
Enough about me, let’s talk about you!
Whether it is your personal home, second home or investment property, what projects would you like to move forward on?
Whether you are a:
- Do it Yourselfer who just needs to know what to do
- Someone who needs a non-judgmental (I promise) person to work with them through their project
- Or someone with no-time or desire and just wants it done
I can help you.
Let’s have a conversation to see if or how I can help you get your project done or provide resources for you to get it done on your own!
After all it is all about getting it done!
How can I help you?
PS – If you want to check out some of my resources FIRST, before talking, then click the button to Download my FREE Guide: 5 steps to Organize and Beautify Your Home.