Kerry On – Personal Assistant and Project Manager

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Kerry On

25 years experience as a San Francisco professional organizer, project manager, and operations/logistics specialist.

Working with individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, homeowners, retirees and busy professionals.

Experience as a project manager, organizer, book editor, personal shopper, downsizing and moving specialist and Empty Nest Expert.

Experience in local site inspections and research; interfacing with specialists in Estate management as well as individuals, families, small companies and start-ups.

Specialties

Extensive experience in home/office organizing, and project management; working with myriad clients including new parents, retirees, professionals and entrepreneurs to assist in making lives happier, cleaner, less cluttered and far more effective.

Diamond Certified – See ”Kerry On Comments’ – Back Cover of your copy of  ‘Diamond Certified Directory’

YELP – see Kerry On reviews

Please contact: kerryon444@gmail.com

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You’re busy…you need a Personal Assistant in the City

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San Francisco and Marin County

You’re busy.

You don’t have time to pick up the groceries, laundry, tickets, prescriptions and mail.

You would love to stock the pantry, cupboards, and refrigerator…
and the linen closet…

You really want to go to the Container Store to buy the necessary items to organize those three closets…

You wish you could return the library books and videos on time, mail the packages to your family and get your shoes repaired. Yesterday.

“Kerry On” – Your Personal Assistant specializing in short-term projects, tasks, jobs, solutions, chores and jobs.

You vowed to eat healthier in the New Year... yet, the ‘grab and go’ meals in the black boxes seem to be the fastest – certainly, not the best solution.

I’ll save you from circling the block looking for that illusive parking place;  liberate you from standing in line at the post office, pharmacy, cleaners, ticket office and at Safeway,  Whole Foods, Costco, Wine Impressions, Target…

Please Contact me: Kerry on –

so you can CARRY ON

kerryon444@gmail.com

Results oriented and Resourceful



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I Like SF SCRAP

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SCRAP – your new best friend – Moving, downsizing or Empty Nest?

Want to donate those boxes and drawers of art supplies. fabric, paper….

Call SCRAP

They Accepts donations ofyarn1

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Art Supplies, Wood, Paper or every shape and form, Pens, Pencils, Buttons, Beads, Glass, Pottery, Fabric…

SCRAP Mission Statement:

SCRAP’s mission is to stimulate creativity and environmental awareness in children and adults through promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been discarded as waste.

 

They Accept:
Art supplies (markers, paints, brushes, stamps, canvas, papers)
• Paper (leftover letterhead, trimmed edges, mat board, foam core)
• Textiles (fabric, yarn, samples, millends, patterns)
• Signage and promotional items (used banners, foam core, flags, products)
• Buttons, beads, wire and notions
• Natural materials (feathers, pinecones, candles, wax)
• Architectural & interior samples (NO samples glued into books)
• Teaching materials and toys (No text books – contact RecycleTextbooks.org)
• Surplus, off-cuts, defects, remnants from manufacturing

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Dinner: what is the big mystery?

photo_28497_20131005Dinner: not that big a deal – it happens every night

Once upon a time, your mother sat at the kitchen table with a piece of paper and a pencil and she planned meals for the week.

She calculated how many quarts of milk your family would drink; how many loaves of bread to buy and how many pounds of hamburger and chicken she would use to feed all of you. She would estimate how many potatoes or how many packages of noodles (high falutin’ pasta and had not been invented yet) to buy.

She would need to create seven dinners for your family that week. Dinner would be comprised of a starch, meat of some kind, and a vegetable.  Noodles with a meat sauce was a quick, cost-effective and healthy dinner. Casseroles were a big hit.  Some people served white bread and butter at the table.

Artfully, she consulted cookbooks and magazines and spoke to friends, neighbors, the butcher about their recipes- and what they served for dinner.

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With scissors in hand, they they clipped recipes out of the newspaper and magazines. They discovered, invented, and shared recipes.

 White rice and white potatoes were a staple

You didn’t have to be Irish to appreciate hearty servings of potatoes – they (in their four classic forms: baked, fried, scalloped, or mashed) would round out many dinners. Butter was considered healthy.

 Birdseye invented frozen vegetables- so away with the canned vegetables – and in with the frozen. Yay! Variety!

 And in those days, you might have a green salad for dinner served with something exotic like 1000 Island Salad Dressing. Or, for a special occasion, you might have had canned fruit on iceberg lettuce.

 You or your sister might have set the table. Someone poured the milk. Everyone drank milk or water at dinnertime.

Dinner was served at a table. Everyone sat down together and had dinner. Together. Everyone ate the same thing. Some people pushed the vegetables around the plate; some people refused to eat Brussel sprouts or lima beans.

After dinner the table was cleared – somebody washed the dishes. Then the kids had their baths, finished their homework and went to bed.

TV on a school night? Depends where you lived.

Mom was probably making a mental list of what to fix for breakfast the next morning: what to pack for lunch- peanut butter and jelly or bologna? Dinner would be a snap… she already had the week planned ahead.

It wasn’t a Norman Rockwell event…it was dinner. You had two choices: you could take it or leave it….well, actually there was only one choice.

Kerry On – I am a Pick Up Artist and Personal Assistant

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I am a pick up artist:

I Pick Up the Pieces: the dry cleaning, the packages at UPS, the plans at City Hall, and the groceries from Whole Foods, Safeway, Bryan’s and Trader Joe’s.

I run errands and I run interference for you with suppliers, contractors, workers and helpers.
I’m a professional Personal Assistant with a proven track record and background in logistics and operations.

photo_8828_20090101Recently:
I Moved a couple from their home of 45 years to a Senior Residence in Santa Rosa.
I researched the best water heater company in Marin and arranged for the very smooth installation
I hired and arranged for 62 windows cleaned to perfection
 I created a very thorough ‘Earthquake Preparedness Kit’ for a family of four
and facilitated the design and construction of 3 very efficient closets….
I helped a film-maker set up a home office; picked up a Visa at the Russian Consulate, bought, wrapped, insured and mailed multiple Christmas gifts, stocked a very extensive pantry from stem to stern.
I researched and found a great paint that replicates a movie screen and made a client very happy by having her wall painted/treated – voila! A new meaning for Home Movies….
Delivered: A client in New York hired me to deliver healthy, balanced meals from Whole Foods to his frail, elderly parents in Sausalito.

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De-Cluttered: A very busy client needed closets cleaned up and organized
Client A. doesn’t have time – she hands me her Errands List – Considers it “done” and it is, every week.
Downsized: Another client needed help downsizing/de-cluttering/organizing before her move from a loft South of Market to a condo in Tiburon. We shopped, shipped, wrapped, taped, labeled, recycled, donated and got her feeling a lot more confident and relaxed about her next chapter.

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The list of what I can do to make you life easier and more fun is long and varied. Let’s talk.

I will Kerry on – so you can carry on and have a lot more fun and time!

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Decorate, deliver and alleviate holiday stress – hire me: Kerry On

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Each year, I have a standing appointment with a handful of clients to assist with decorating their offices and homes…

I also spend time shopping, wrapping and mailing packages to their friends and family members – all over the world.

I am  Personal Shopper with a very strong family background in Retail.

May I help you?

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The Best of San Francisco

SONY DSCThe Best of San Francisco

Best Repair-washing machines: Parkside Appliances

Best Electricians in San Francisco: Wells Electrics

Best Hairdresser in San Francisco: LIZ at Jackson Place Salon

Best Oil Change in San Francisco: Sunset 76 Station at 1700 Noriega

Best Refrigerator Repair in San Francisco: Norcal

Best Parking: Near Hall of Justice: Lot on Oak Grove – $10 a day

Best Silver Repair and polishing: BIRO and Sons

Best Gelato in San Francisco: TALENTI Sea Salt Caramel

Best Supercuts in San Francisco: West Portal Appointment only: Victor

Best Knife Sharpener in San Francisco: Town Cutler

Best Florist in San Francisco: Bloomers on Sacramento Street

Best Literary Event in all of California: LITQUAKE

Best Volvo Repair: Auto 280 – Ocean Avenue – See Gary

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Her boyfriend’s apartment needed a Face-lift: done!

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Stan was a busy bachelor who never had time to clean up, tidy up

or get up and clean out his closets, cupboards or drawers.

Tini, his girl friend, hired me to help Stan tackle two of his very full, over-flowing closets.

Agreeable, results-orients and happy to finally de-clutter – Stan and I cleaned out two huge closets in four hours. Years of older-in great shape- Camping gear was donated to a local Boy Scout Troop.

Stan had two nephews who inherited old golf clubs, perfectly good  tennis rackets (and six cans of new tennis balls) a badminton set – still in the box, and everything – but the table- for table tennis.

In that short while we re-configured his closet – liberated a lot of space and transferred his Sports /Ski/ Hiking jackets to the front of the closet – great visibility and access. Stan is a happy camper and a new monthly client.

 Next? The Back Porch….May I help yu?Contact KERRY ON if you need help with cupboards, closets, clutter

What exactly does a Personal Assistant do? Kerry On


EggplantI have returned:
Comcast boxes, Lulu Lemon pants, library books and  and dozens of Amazon.com “mail backs.”

 I can fix it: I have arranged for windshield repair, painters, electricians, carpenters, and housekeepers.

I’m a birdwatcher- While the client was out of town I took over the care for the Canary and sent the client a daily picture, while she was stuck in London for five days.

 I do inventory: I did a photograph inventory of the client’s vast art collection – we worked together to create a professional binder replete with photos, receipts, measurements  for insurance purposes.

I’ve researched washing machine repairman, retaining walls, hot tubs, and cranes to lift said hot tub over a house in San Francisco.

I’ve sewn Burning Man costumes and delivered chairs to a famous Petaluma woodworker for elaborate repairs.

Pick Up and Delivery I have processed and picked up a Visa at the Russian Embassy in Pacific Heights.

Helping Hand: I delivered healthy meals, flowers, and treats to an aging, infirm couple each week.

Eureka: I found the perfect company to replace the lining on a client’s favorite – albeit worn and torn leather jacket. Success! The jacket looks like new.

Delivery: At Easter time, I delivered plump little baskets of candy and treats to half a dozen addresses for a client – a self proclaimed Easter Bunny.

Phone tag: I’m very good at returning phone calls, solving problems, booking appointments and talking to customer service, and waiting on hold.

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May I help you? Kerry On – your Personal Assistant in San Francisco and Marin

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