OUR CUSTOMERS MEAN EVERYTHING TO US. WE THINK THE FEELING IS MUTUAL.
"I could NEVER have made it without you. The feeling of freedom is extraordinary. The less you have, the more you are. That's the way I feel." -C.P.
"Carri is patient, understanding, and a wonderful ally in the battle against clutter. My mother, a previously well-organized woman who always loved having a beautiful home, faced problems with STUFF following a house fire as she sought to replace (physically and emotionally) all the things she had lost. Things had taken over every room and surface by the time I sought help. Carri was gentle, respectful, and full of positive encouragement as she worked with my mother to part with unneeded items and sort through old documents. Years later, Carri reached out to see how she was doing. I was happy to report that Carri's lessons stayed with my mother and her house was the prettiest it had been since my childhood. Carri is a perfect choice for organization help." - D.M
“Our story starts with the passing of my father. My wife and I were left with a mid-sized home filled with the artifacts of a family’s life, 42-plus years’ worth. Let me emphasize the word “filled” —we spent the first five days in just one room trying to find important papers, documents, and even Dad’s wallet. By the end of that month, we were physically and emotionally exhausted by the enormity of the cleanup, coupled with 5 hours of daily round-trip driving. The toll was so great that we fell ill for nearly two weeks.
Enter our heroine, Carri, recommended by our realtor. We sat with Carri in Dad’s living room for our first meeting. Over the next six weeks, Carri and her team helped us remove: four 75-gallon barrels of documents for shredding, and one and a half 18-cubic-yard-truck loads of obsolete items; sell 400+ books; and donate clothing, kitchenware, and electronics. Her diligent sorting even turned up envelopes of forgotten cash! She also helped connect us to the right folks for the valuation of collectible items and vinyl records.
Knowing that progress was being made provided great assurance. The ultimate fringe-benefit was Carri’s spirit, and her ability to motivate us and keep us going through those six long weeks of emptying the old family home. I’m sure this was not always an easy job—but she came through smiling, regardless.
To sum it up, whether your task is small or large, emotionally heavy or not, we strongly/highly/overwhelmingly recommend Carri and company. In fact, she should change her business name from “Filing Fairy” to “Filing Angel.” - A. & B. G.
"Overcoming my lifelong passion for procrastinating, Carri not only got me moving on well overdue projects, but got me to finish all of them—quickly and painlessly!" -D.K
"I recommend Carri the Filing Fairy in the highest possible terms. Carri came to the rescue when my father passed away suddenly, and my wife and I had to sort through the contents of his house, including a significant number of collectables and personal papers. It was a particularly challenging task because we live several hours away and have busy lives with jobs and kids. We were overwhelmed, but with her cheerful and confident attitude, Carri made it all seem doable.
I don't know how to begin to describe all the ways that Carri and her excellent team helped us. They did it all! No task was too big or too small, no pile of paperwork too high. They made sure all of the donated items went to places where they would be truly useful. With remarkable efficiency, Carri herself went page by page through towers of paperwork and files dating back dozens of years to find important financial records and personal documents; she then created a filing system so we could find what we needed to process the estate. The team also ran numerous errands on our behalf, everything from gathering cleaning and packing supplies to returning the cable box. Carri and her team worked seamlessly with others, from antiques dealers and repairmen to relatives and friends. Above all, she always listened to feedback and gamely adapted to the needs of a complex, ever-evolving project.
Much of the time, Carri and team worked independently, keeping us up-to-date via photos, texts for quick questions, and a thorough weekly email update. Carri always kept us in the loop, but also used her excellent judgment to handle many small decisions and problems as they arose. We came to trust her entirely, and it was a huge weight off our shoulders to know that the house and its contents were in such good hands. She saw this project through until the end, oversaw the final move out, and swept the house before the final walk-through. With her help, we completed the project months earlier than originally expected. More than anything, we are so grateful for the way Carri took care not only of our belongings, but also of us. She was a thoughtful sounding-board, an encouraging coach, and a problem-solver extraordinaire. She laughed with us, made sure we ate lunch, and was patient and sympathetic to our emotional needs. We could not have done it without her. Thank you, Carri!” – S.M.
Carri the Filing Fairy is based in Niskayuna, New York. We work throughout the Capital District and surrounding areas.