Stick Pile Up: Counting from the top of the pile down, what animal head is on the tenth stick?
Answer: The tenth stick down is the bull.
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Recently hired Out of Chaos to help de-clutter my kitchen. Now, everyday I enjoy working in my kitchen and have space to do larger cooking projects and I can find all my kitchen gadgets. I have more room in cupboards and it is easier to keep clean. I could not have cleaned it up so thoroughly or organized it so well on my own. Great investment.
— Sarah M.
I am extremely organized but was overwhelmed in a major life transition about how to move forward. Linda came in, sat on my floor, took my laptop in hand, and asked me to tell her the story of each piece of paper I was immersed in. Four hours later, I had a neat basket of properly sorted “active” files and, more importantly, a fantastic “to do” spreadsheet which has allowed me to move forward quite dramatically in the days since. I have felt clear, excited, and energized about my life and business again. I know exactly what my priorities are and how to honour them.
The service was expensive, but worth it! Linda is warm, comfortable, relaxed, non-judgmental, and easygoing- yet very focused, efficient, and fast. She is knowledgeable and skilled. She can “hear” a person’s presentation of needs and blocks quickly and accurately -she is clearly experienced with how overwhelmed people are feeling and thinking. I loved having my blocks understood and Linda having ready strategies for those. She is also referring me to tradespeople to whom I can delegate some of my tasks.
The irony of this is that, again, I am *very* organized and have even developed similar systems for moving forward. But Linda’s system introduced a couple of tweaks that made all the difference for me. And, frankly, having paid her I feel that much more motivated to follow through on the system I paid to have developed!
— Yelp R.
“Out of Chaos” is our go to company for our customers’ organizing needs. Linda Chu has the skill set and personality to not only become a friend but also bring a sense of calm and control, boosting energy and increasing productivity. She is a celebrity in the field due to her years of experience and numerous guest appearances on CityTV Vancouver.
— Ben M.
Linda and her team at Out of Chaos are consummate pro’s. I first became aware of Out of Chaos after hearing friends rave about a workshop Linda had presented at a large corporate event.
It is obvious that Linda not only loves her work, but is highly skilled at what she does. I initially hired Linda when I was consolidating 2 households into 1 and she set up smart organizational systems that ended up saving me time/energy and that also looked beautiful, for the entire length of my stay in that home. Linda also taught me how to maintain those systems, and how to set up others like them, as needed. Linda understands the psychology of clutter and so I felt like I got double the value – both in terms of her practical services and for her help in leading me to understand why I was holding onto stuff that I no longer needed and how to avoid those unhealthy tendencies in the future. Linda provides significant value to clients. She understands that her client has high standards and expects expert and expedient results, while still being cost conscious.
I have referred Out of Chaos to many friends who have been equally thrilled with the longterm results. One of these was my elderly mother. Linda and her team worked effectively and compassionately with her and managed to get a huge and complex house job done in record time.
I would HIGHLY recommend Linda to a variety of different clients – from corporate professionals who want/need existing work spaces and systems overhauled, to blended families combining households, to the families of aging parents when the time comes for the major move and downsize from the family home to residential or hospital care.
— Julie S.
Our family engaged Linda after the initial consultation meeting, when she blew away any other competition we had also vetted, with her depth of knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and clearly strong leadership skills that she continued to exude in spades throughout the “project”.
This “project” was near and dear to us, which was sorting and clearing out our family home that had been piled up with decades of memories and belongings. Linda’s incredible skill in immediately sizing up the plan, managing a large team that she was able to quickly assemble to tackle this complex challenge was very impressive. Each day, we were able to see great progress, all due to her strong leadership and organizational skills in being able to direct and motivate every person on her team to operate at their highest level of efficiency and effectiveness. Watching her work was like taking a master class in leadership and project management skills.
She listened to us, and not only ensured that our guidelines were adhered to, but also went above and beyond to keep our best interests at heart with her vast knowledge of what items to best keep or not, and her strong network of connections – there doesn’t seem to be any service or organization that she doesn’t already have at her fingertips!
Linda and her team were such a pleasure to work with, and they literally and figuratively did all the heavy lifting to accomplish what felt like a Herculean task in a record period of time. I would not hesitate to recommend Out of Chaos to anyone – you won’t find any better professionals at the top of their craft!
— Anna Y.