Triple whammy. Things can come in three’s and my life had hit a really big speed bump. Such was the case when a friend recommended Julia Rivard to me. Our family had just made an unwanted move, downsizing, into a new home, my mother had just passed away the week before, and divorce was on the near horizon. Needless to say, after the move, my home and life were in total disarray and I was not able to cope with the reorganizing of my new abode. As a result, after the numerous moving boxes got unpacked, things were shoved into a fifth bedroom, left unattended to multiply, and the door to the room was permanently kept shut. After all, that room was unusable! Julia to the rescue. She rolled up her sleeves, sorted through everything, organizing the ‘keepers’, pitching junk to the trash, and even loaded up her own car to deliver (at least 5 trips) to the donation locations! From that challenging beginning, we progressed into organizing my garage and home office (where she still assists me). I can honestly say that, with the invaluable help of Julia Rivard, my life was aided in getting back on track. I would, and do, highly recommend her services…from the smallest to the largest of personal, business, and family needs.
Julia has worked with my wife and me for about four years. Our personal and financial records had suffered from decades of neglect, as we each pursued our respective careers. About the time I slowed down, a good friend recommended Julia to us. What a gift that was! Julia and I now meet for about half a day every week and continue to work on line throughout the rest of the week. She has patiently and gently helped me make sense of my finances, my records, and my planning…basically “putting my affairs in order.” Julia set up my bill paying on line through a secure website, she’s helped my wife and me establish a spending budget, she’s worked with our accountants and our lawyers to see that projects get completed. And about 1,000 other things…too numerous to list. By now, Julia knows where everything is and how to access it. She has become the person I can rely upon to avoid chaos if something were to happen to me. This is very reassuring to my family and to me. Julia has also become one of our favorite family friends.
Julia Rivard has been a Godsend for me since I went into semi-retirement and for the first time in over 40 years had no administrative assistant, secretary, etc. etc. She far exceeds any expectations I had when I first hired her, and I am continually amazed at the level of her efficiency, knowledge, intelligence, motivation and capability. And as a single mother, her parenting skills are admirable. I cannot praise her highly enough; I don’t want her to become so successful that she won’t have time for me.
Julia has worked at my house several times performing organization services. She has organized my kitchen, my paperwork/files, my office, my craft room, my game room, and my photos. She has hung pictures, taken sensitive paperwork to be shredded, and offered haul away services. She has given advice on how to organize my garage more efficiently, too. She has also given us good references for other service providers, including a guy to clean out my mother’s attic.
Wow- what a difference Julia has made in my life. Because of Julia, I have more time in my life. She has allowed me to do more. What a gift. Julia is very professional, efficient, and extremely organized. Julia has help me with my bills, organization, filing, pulling together a cookbook, projects, mailings, organizing a lifetime of pictures, invitations, holidays, wrapping, shopping, returns, courier, etc. She also has a wealth of resources. She is a team player and focussed on how she can help you. It is such a great match, when you find a person that you totally trust with all your personal documents and information. Julia is able to support me while I am out of town. She is totally trustworthy and efficient. I feel very lucky to have found someone like Julia. She has really enhanced my life in so many ways. She is the best!
Julia and her team created a miracle! On very short notice I was required to move from Plano to Austin. This moved required packing a four bedroom 3,000 square foot house. Staging it for sale (It sold in one day at full cash asking price with a buyer who skyped in from CA.), Unpacking and organizing my new house in Austin. The movers arrived in Austin with two trucks on Thursday afternoon. Today Saturday afternoon, I sit in my fully unpacked house- pictures hung, furniture arranged, with perfectly organized closets and kitchen. Thank you for your attention to detail and moving furniture above and beyond the call of duty!