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Welcome! I’m Jen, the person behind the name, Livable Spaces. Thank you for reaching out and seeking a professional organizer---sometimes this is not an easy step. My inspiration for organizing came out of my love to help people. It’s an amazing feeling to start organizing with people who are feeling anxious, but then feeling more at ease and reassured as our practice continues. Organizing for me is more about building relationships, then organizing the stuff. I build valuable connections by listening. I listen to what you’re saying and what you’re not saying. With that intention, I use a holistic approach, where I began to understand that my role is not only to organize your ‘stuff’, but how organizing your ‘stuff’ will benefit other areas in your life---here we see change is possible.
I call this the SHIFT.
The SHIFT evolves over time while working collaboratively, and addresses your: Social, Health, I am important, Financial, and Time Management ---areas that are most impacted by chronic disorganization. The benefits of this method are profound and powerful. A client said, “What you are doing is learning my tastes, attitudes, and feelings about things, which informs you. You know when to change my area of focus, when I get bogged down on making decisions.” As you can see, while ‘SHIFT-ing’ my client’s perspective, I address the whole person, not just the stuff. Through this ongoing practice, I address organizing from all angles, bringing into being a more balanced life. You’ll learn new practical skills, become more self-aware, learn new positive habits--- and with continued practice, think good enough, not perfect.
Jen Cazares, CPO-CD®, CVO
Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®
Certified Virtual Organizer
My Educational Background
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
B.B.A., Business Administration (Marketing & Human Resources)
My Professional Affiliations and Qualifications:
Research and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganization.
Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®
• ADHD Specialist®
• Hoarding Specialist®
Chronic Disorganization Specialist®
• Aging Specialist®
Dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives.
• Specialist in Residential Organizing
• Specialist in Workplace Productivity
Coach Approach for Organizers
Because there’s an opening for change.
I often get asked what’s your “specialty”, or “What’s the biggest job you’ve done?”, or “Do you organize with people who have hoarding disorder or ADHD?”, and the answer is “YES”, I have many specialities and have worked all size jobs, and “Yes”, I love working with people with hoarding disorder or ADHD!” Over the years I’ve seen it all (well I’ve seen a lot), but to make it simple, I offer three core services.
Specialized Organizing Services
Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®)
As a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®), I am uniquely qualified with the knowledge and experience to help you with chronic disorganization, hoarding disorder, aging, or ADHD issues.
If you’ve been disorganized for a long time, your quality of life is impacted, even though you’ve tried to get organized, and your future looks bleak--you are likely chronically disorganized.
But don’t despair, this where I enter. I can provide you with support and strategies you’ll need to live in a space that’s functional and supports your specific lifestyle.
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), provides The Clutter–Hoarding Scale(TM), which is an assessment tool, to give professional organizers definitive parameters related to health and safety. As a professional organizer, I work up to Level IV. The levels in the scale are progressive, with Level I as the lowest and Level V the highest. If you are open to change, I will be there for you and use my expertise to help you through the process of creating livable spaces.
I consider myself an advocate of my senior clients by connecting with their heartfelt concerns, using language that is understandable, being patient, listening to their needs and translating unfamiliar jargon of the 21st century. I am here to help my clients navigate through their mail, digital data, filing, computer/mobile phone, and bill paying. In today’s fast paced world of technology, I can teach you how to work all your devices. I’m often asked, “How do you know this?” I know because I understand the intuitive process of technology, and I am fluent in “techy” language. I know how to operate all kinds of devices, especially Apple products (MacBook Pro, iPads, iPhones, iWatches).
“Look no more...help is on the way! “
ADHD is a real thing, it's just not a "kid" thing. In your social life, your work life, and in your home life, it's always there. If you are experiencing the symptoms of clutter as a result of your ADHD, you're not alone. You're in the right place. I specialize in ADHD, so I am acutely aware of unique challenges, feelings of being overwhelmed, as well as cognitive and emotional issues, which may interfere with living a stress-free and sustainable quality of life.
Specializing in Residential
Livable Spaces can organize any area of your home---or we can organize your whole home! The skies the limit, so here are some rooms to start thinking about.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO START?
Specializing in Workplace
From time to time you may need a new perspective and vision, and someone you can trust to give you had an extra hand to manage a project or unique circumstance. I bring over 12 years of professional human resources, as well as experience in marketing, time management, event planning, and more, to the table! My aim is to help you increase
your productivity by improving paper-filing, electronic organization, time-management and more.
“Together we can elevate your business to an entirely different level!”
Construction Remodel Projects • Short & Long Term Projects
I wear multiple hats as an organizer, so it’s quite fitting for me to incorporate my extensive knowledge of the construction industry to manage my client’s remodel projects. I possess the talents of extensive time-management skills, have and a keen sense of attention to detail, extensive organizational skills, and creativity. I work in tandem with my clients with sourcing material, planning, design, and construction of a project,
from its beginning to its end.
Other Related Services
Junk Hauling, Junk Removal & Clean Up
Donation Drop Off
Reliable, Trusted, and Professional Handyman Services
Call Me: 925-367-8300
“Jen managed to leverage all her resources in a way that led to some marvelous outcomes! Not only was the house and all it’s contents completely organized, cleaned, and/or cleared out, but the metamorphosis that occurred resulted in a complete and total renovation and remodel of the house along with an extremely happy and satisfied client!”
–East Bay Client (Alameda County)