Client Testimonials

MJ is committed to confidentiality, respectful of boundaries and aware of what it means to be invited into your personal space. Because of MJ’s approach, our sessions are productive and totally without stress or self-judgment!

Professor, Cambridge

Thank you so much! I sat at my computer yesterday and couldn’t believe that I was looking at clear space instead of boxes!

Engineer, Arlington

MJ brought organization to our clutter and provided peace where there was once anxiety. It felt like she gave us an addition to our kitchen because she gave us our countertops back! For the first time in years my family knows where to find things!

Software Trainer/Mother of 3, Framingham

I have ADD and have always struggled with getting things done. MJ was the first person that really understood what I was experiencing. She showed me how to create organization based on my strengths. I am so lucky to have found her.

Mother, Needham

An Organized Life helped us with our corporate business; she completed a wide range of tasks professionally and with due diligence.

LaBreche/Thibeault, Framingham

MJ was invaluable in helping us declutter and stage our home for sale. She organized everything to go into storage and then brought it back and organized it in preparation for the estate sale. MJ and her team were professional, efficient and made this overwhelming process manageable.

Doctor, Sudbury

Starting your own business can be an intimidating process. Staying focused and organized can be one of the greatest challenges. I was lucky to connect with MJ. As my accountability partner, she kept me on track during one of the most stressful times of my life.

Destination Management Company, Healdsburg, CA

MJ is positive and upbeat. She makes the experience of de-cluttering enjoyable, works with your individual needs, and is very non-judgmental.

Nurse, Waltham

As our children got older, our Nanny’s responsibilities changed. MJ showed us how to transition our Nanny to House Manager, provided training for all of us, and a systematic way of checking in to keep the house running smoothly.

Doctor, Sudbury
Thanks again for being there for me for so many years your presence in my life has been transformative
Attorney

MJ made creative suggestions that I would never have thought of! Now each time I walk into the basement, I get a peaceful feeling!

Attorney, Brockton

I needed help organizing our entire house – MJ did a great job working with me to bring this about. Now things are where they need to be and a year later, the system is still working. That is the real test of any organizing effort! I highly recommend MJ.

Professor, Newton

MJ worked with me at my office and home to help bring total organization to my space. She really listened and understood my needs. I cannot express in words how much she has helped make my life easier.

Doctor, Weston

Thank you for the excellent seminar. Everyone had a wonderful time, learned so much and truly enjoyed your levity. You are a great presenter and I would highly recommend you for a corporate seminar.

Event Manager, Schiavone Construction

“I love having a beautifully decorated home, but I travel a lot before the holidays. MJ decorated for me, creating a festive and beautiful environment. MJ’s décor was perfect. After, as she took it down she organized everything and stored it away for next year. MJ made my holiday easy, stress-free and totally enjoyable.

Non-Profit Executive, Westwood and Dallas

My son’s bar mitzvah party was perfect because of MJ. Her creativity, flexibility and hands-on approach made the planning easy and the event flow without a hitch. All we had to do was enjoy the evening while she took care of all the details. MJ made the event a complete success!

Business Executive/Mother, Needham

Our work is making my life better!

Therapist, Maynard

MJ helped staged my house for sale – buyers actually asked the Agent if the seller was a decorator because everything looked so nice! We received 2 offers and accepted an offer $13,000 over asking price. All the hard work was worth it!

Teacher/Mother, Sharon

My family has said your name with such praise so many times over. Everything I have learned from you has been our saving grace this week.

I had to stay in Oregon until my father’s passing. The day before I knew I had to say goodbye, I sent the girls and Josh away and I reorganized our pantry. Clear Container Store bins labels and all (I’ll take a picture when I go back to Oregon). It was cathartic.

Since I arrived in Belmont on Monday night, there has literally been nothing for us to do (except for me racing to find COVID tests). There are no services because of COVID and no real gatherings. With everyone’s blessing, I was able to use this time to remove a majority of my dad’s belongings and knew, from you, that it’s important to remove the donation bags in one fell swoop. This brought my mother and I great relief. The past few days when we have felt up to it, I have begun to tackle my parents basement, using what I have learned from you sorting like with like, consolidating into neat labeled boxes and pairing down the many unnecessary old items. It is has been a project that has kept us occupied and is making us feel better. I am so utterly grateful for all of our time together. While I will forever learn from you and will always need organizational help, I have also picked up skills from you that I know how to independently implement and be of service to my family and others. This week, in particular, it has been our saving grace. I want to let you know how special you are and how much you have helped make this terrible week bearable.

Lauren G.

MJ helped our company define an efficient, cost-effective system for storage and retrieval. Now everything is stored away safely – and we know where to find the old and store the new. MJ is a joy to work with and I recommend her highly.

Advertising Agency, Woburn

When my seller client said she had to leave town unexpectedly for a family emergency, and was not sure how she would be able to get her condo organized and ready for sale, the first person I thought who could help was MJ Rosenthal from An Organized Life.

MJ brought her team of professionals to the property to get the job done.  My seller should be extremely pleased with the results.  As a realtor working in the field for the past 10+ years, I would not hesitate to recommend MJ to any of my seller clients who would like to use her services for organizing or home staging.  Now, I know that I can get my job finished as well. Thank you!

Joann Impallaria, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Belmont, MA

Google Reviews


I don't consider my work with MJ a luxury, it's been a necessity which I highly recommend to anyone who lives a busy life! I am so grateful for our time together and I often credit MJ for the incredible strides that have been made to create an easier way of life for my family of four. MJ helps me think through spaces in my home in a unique way and always provides a fresh perspective. She's an excellent listener, is extremely knowledgeable about the philosophy of organizing as well as the psychology behind human behavior. MJ has a warm personality and also has a killer eye for interior style and design. In fact, I had hired interior designers after I had started working with MJ and once they saw her work, the designers were quick to include her in the design process as well. My day to day life has become so much more clear and happy since working with MJ. I recommend her to anyone and everyone.Lauren GibbonsMarch 4, 2019
I have worked with MJ over the years. From upsizing my life, to downsizing my life. My kids have gotten an MJ Hour after getting back from college... She does the unfavorable hand holding as people need to make decision about what stays, what goes, how to organize your life, and she will even help you organize your work process (I have referred my psychology clients to her for executive functioning support). I recommend her without reservation!Sharon ChirbanOctober 12, 2021
MJ and her group have done several organizing jobs for me, all have been great beyond my expectations. She has twice worked to help me with my mother's apartment and twice for me at my own home. I had a full basement of "junk" which she separated into usable items, donate-able items, trash, etc etc and arranged for them to all be taken care of. She even organized my husband's sports closet, and he was surprised to find that he liked her work. I have also used her to decorate a Christmas tree, add other decorations, flowers etc before I arrived there from my other home for the holidays. I can't recommend her too highly !Elizabeth PJuly 13, 2020
M J is the consummate professional. She has a keen eye for details and can sum up what is needed for your project completion in a short period of time. She is able to envision new ways of making your life and living easier by providing a practical way to get rid of clutter to make your life more organized. She is like a miracle worker!Dr. Lloyd Sheldon JohnsonOctober 17, 2021
MJ Rosenthal and "An Organized Life" is #1 on my list of professionals! MJ has worked on many projects for me, my family and my clients for 6 years. One of the greatest gifts MJ gives me is "peace of mind." In our ever-changing, sometimes crazy world, having "chaos become order" is a necessity. MJ is able to walk into a room, ask questions and create magic! Always calm, never judging - no project is too big or too difficult. MJ and her team are efficient, effective, responsible and super trustworthy. Each year she puts my Holiday decor up and I arrive home to a winter wonderland! MJ has given me much more than "An Organized Life " she gave me MY LIFE back! Without a doubt, hiring "An Organized Life " is the best decision I made 6 years ago. She will bring amazing value to your life long after she leaves. I have the highest respect and admiration for MJ Rosenthal. Some services you can't afford NOT to have!Holly RoseJuly 19, 2020
Thank you, MJ, for being such a pro. As someone who loves being organized, An Organized Life was the perfect hire during my downsize. I had a more efficient move, had my blind spots covered and learned some new organizational tricks! All while enjoying the support and smiles of such a upbeat person. I would easily recommend MJ... and have her return during any future moves.Cori DiPietroJuly 5, 2020
MJ and her team helped me move into our new home. Having them there on moving day was incredibly helpful. They unpacked and organized the entire house. As a busy working mom with three young children their help was extremely valuable. I would recommend MJ for any size project she is easy to work with and has creative organization solutions.Lisa RomanoJuly 28, 2020
Lori GilmanJune 17, 2020
There are not enough superlatives to describe how much of an impact An Organized Life has made on me. Recently I downsized from a house where I had lived for 40+ years to a small condo, and I was overwhelmed with the enormity of the task at hand. I am indebted to MJ and her team for their ongoing support and understanding before, during and after my move to make this transition as smooth as possible. MJ’s organizational skills were invaluable when it came to decluttering and finding solutions to make maximum use of the space I had. She made recommendations on reconfiguring closets, adding rollouts and was able to repurpose much of storage items I already had. The end result was to carve out a space that was esthetically pleasing as welI as functional. I found MJ to be kind, caring and very easy to work with. She was astute in her assessment of how best to motivate me by skillfully breaking down tasks into manageable steps that I could digest, in turn she showed me how I could apply these same principles to my every day life. While my initial objective was to make the unpacking and decluttering as painless as possible, in the process I learned how to simplify my life and embrace a new home that I’m excited about.Gloria VoceMay 23, 2022
I worked with MJ for a few months to organize my entire home from top to bottom. MJ is a god sent and transformed my life ever since. She offered a strategic plan from the beginning and we implemented the plan and brainstormed different solutions for various spaces. I felt life is back to order when everything has its own space and entity. I highly recommend MJ to anyone who wants their life back to order, de-clutter their belongings, and embrace a new way of living.Jia-Yun ChenOctober 13, 2021
For me, the way MJ performs her work is like a mitzvah. I trust and respect her implicitly. Our work together began 20 years ago when I was young and between careers. Although I was well educated, I was not well organized. ADHD diagnosis newly in hand, I began a job in public health and was quickly overwhelmed by all the record-keeping and documentation required. I could do the job, but the administrative part of it took me hours longer than it did my colleagues: I had to sneak in early or stay late while studiously masking how long it took me to perform these tasks. At the same time, my disorganization at home was growing. MJ was the third organizer that I tried, and she was the one who stuck. In 20 years, I’ve been through a few jobs and two careers. The one that stuck was college teaching. MJ was with me when I started as an adjunct instructor, when I became a tenure-track professor–and when I achieved tenure. I could not have done it without her. Luckily, I have not had to. I give her my highest recommendation. Thank you, MJ, for your service, for your professionalism, for your discretion, for your flexibility, for your smarts, and for your kindness.Jenna InooNovember 19, 2020
As a small young family, with two working parents it doesn’t take long for our house to devolve into chaos. MJ came in and helped us get things cleaned up but also organize and create strategies to stay organized. We’ve managed to stay clean and organized thanks to her help and despite the desire of our kids to destroy all things associated with order.Matthew RowleyJuly 8, 2020
MJ Rosenthal from An Organized Life is exceptional!! I have used her multiple times to organize and implement major moves in past years as well as with organizing all my homes. I was left to move out of a 4500 sq ft home by myself. MJ came in and handled absolutely everything! From moving and packing supplies, bringing in her crew to pack up everything, arranging auction dates, recommending movers, organizing my storage unit and moving me in and organizing my new place. She did it all efficiently and calmly with a sense of humor. She made huge tasks manageable and supported me every step of the way. I looked forward to her coming. She is an amazing organizer as well as person. Do not hesitate to hire MJ for all your organizing needs. I cannot recommend her highly enough!Armida BertinoNovember 24, 2021
When I contacted MJ, I had a disorganized and partially unpacked home, and multiple complications that had me feeling hopeless to ever get on top of things. She came in, quickly assessed, made a plan, and got right to work. Not only did she do an amazing job, she taught me how to think about organizing differently. It’s now a manageable task and part of my daily thought process. She took the time and care to understand how we used our space in order to set up organization systems that would be functional and easy to maintain. This is truly the first time in my life I’ve consistently seen the floor of my closet. When my family asks me “where’s my ___??” I can answer easily, not because I memorized every item’s location, but because everything follows a logical system so there’s no memorization necessary. The icing on the cake is that MJ does this all in the kindest, most gentle manner— it doesn’t hurt at all. Wasn’t stressful and never felt bad about my mess. She’s a great organizer and wonderful person.Jessie OdegardFebruary 17, 2021
MJ is amazing! She is so easy (and fun) to work and is incredibly efficient and creative. I desperately needed help organizing my home and cleaning out my closets and. was amazed by how much we accomplished in just one session!AliSeptember 15, 2020
MJ was very helpful for us in organizing our place when we were getting inspected at our apartment. She has an organized step by step approach and created labels and categories in our apartment which gave us much ease in finding thing when needed. She worked around deadlines we had to ensure that we had things organized in a good time and made herself available when we needed more help. She is very dependable and I highly recommend her.Dean “Dean”July 14, 2020
MJ is one of the easiest people to work with to accomplish your organizational goals. She is an absolute professional who can read the room-not just a physical room of clutter, but how a client works best with her. She has helped me clean out a basement-her team arrived, emptied out the basement, set up shelving, sorted everything into designated areas and prearranged for 2 different services to be at my home at the end of the day to take away donations and junk. She has helped me plan an outdoor graduation party, rearrange storage in my home, and helped my teenagers with systems for school and bedroom organizing. Everyone needs an MJ!Paula BogarJune 17, 2020
I have been working with MJ for almost 10 years. In all that time, I have found her to be energetic, professional, extremely task oriented and a delight to work with. She and I have worked on cleaning our closets, a basement and an attic. She also helped organize my office and all of my holiday decorations. She is conscientious and knows what she is doing. I recommend her highly.Nancy LukitshJuly 5, 2020
MJ and her team transformed my partially unpacked basement from a source of stress and annoyance to a a fantastic storage area and resource for my family. Every step, from the initial consult to the strategic plan to the day-of, was made simple and enjoyable in working with MJ. She was responsive, reassuring, and action-oriented, and I highly recommend working with her - I certainly plan to in the future!Charlotte TwaalfhovenApril 6, 2022
An Organized Life is the most time efficient way to get your life under control. MJ has helped me see the difference between clutter and keeping meaningful things in my life. MJ is a delight to work with. Her professional and calm manner always makes a move less stressful for me. She always has a smile on her face. I highly recommend MJ and An Organized Life.Allison SawyerJuly 8, 2020
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