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’

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Please contact: kerryon444@gmail.com

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Reminder: Where is your Earthquake Kit?

This morning, San Francisco Bay Area residents were

shocked and shaken – at 0320 – we had a huge  jolt and a gentle reminder:

Do you have your Earthquake Kit prepared?

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Are you prepared?

I recently compiled a very thorough and complete earthquake kit for a family of four. Proper tools, clothing, food and beverages were consolidated and labeled in four large plastic bins.

Has “Create a Family Earthquake Kit” been on your To Do List for awhile?  

May I help you?

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RECOMMENDS YOU KEEP ON HAND:
WATER | FOOD FIRST AID | TOOLS, SUPPLIES | SANITATION
CLOTHES, BEDDING | DOCUMENTS
WATER:
Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more.
– Store one gallon of water per person per day. Don’t forget your pets.
– Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation).
– Change this water every six months. Household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms:

Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes.
The only agent used to treat water should be household liquid bleach. Other chemicals, such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient, are not recommended and should not be used.

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FOOD to have on hand: 

  •     Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables.

        Canned juices, milk, soup

        Sugar, salt, pepper

        High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix; foods that will not increase thirst.

        Vitamins

        Foods for infants, elderly, persons with special dietary needs

        Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags.

        Pet food, at least one ounce per animal pound per day.

        Avoid foods like rice, pasta and dry beans that require a great deal of water to prepare. Remember to restock your food once a year.

FIRST AID KIT
Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Cleansing agent/soap
Latex gloves (2 pairs)
Sunscreen
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
Triangular bandages (3)
Non-prescription drugs such as Pain relievers, Anti-diarrhea medicines, Antacid, Syrup of Ipecac (used to induce vomiting with the advice of a Poison Control Center), Laxatives, Activated charcoal (used with advice from the Poison Control Center)

Various roller bandages

Scissors
Tweezers
Needle
Moistened towelettes
Antiseptic
Thermometer
Tongue blades (2)
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

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  • TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
  •     Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  •     Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  •     Flashlight and extra batteries
  •     Cash or traveler’s checks, in case banks are closed in the days following an earthquake
  •     Non-electric can opener or a utility knife
  •     Small fire extinguisher
  •     Pliers
  •     Tape
  •     Matches in a waterproof container
  •     Aluminum foil
  •     Plastic storage containers
  •     Signal flare
  •     Paper, pencil
  •     Needles, thread
  •     Medicine dropper
  •     Wrench, to turn off gas and water

SANITATION

Toilet paper
Soap, liquid detergent
Feminine supplies
Plastic garbage bags and ties
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Disinfectant
Household chlorine bleach
Poop bags and scooper for pet waste

CLOTHING AND BEDDING
Sturdy shoes or work boots (keep near your bed)
Rain gear
Blankets or sleeping bags
Warm clothing
Sunglasses (keep your spare eyeglasses in the emergency kit, too.)

DOCUMENTS

Will, insurance policies, contracts deeds, stocks and bonds
Passports, social security cards, immunization records
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers and companies
Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

**Remember to include special needs family members such as a baby or an older person might have. It is also good to store in a water proof plastic bag important family documents (passports, wills, medical records etc.) along with your earthquake survival kit.
American Red Cross, Disaster Preparedness Handbook, City of Berkeley

   

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Make a list of important information and put it in a secure location. Include on your list:

  • important telephone numbers, such as police, fire, paramedics, and medical centers
    - the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of your insurance agents, including policy types and numbers
    - the telephone numbers of the electric, gas, and water companies
    - the names and telephone numbers of neighbors
    - the name and telephone number of your landlord or property manager
    - important medical information, such as allergies, regular medications, etc.
    - the vehicle identification number, year, model, and license number of your automobile, boat, RV, etc.
    - your bank’s or credit union’s telephone number, account types, and numbers
    - radio and television broadcast stations to tune to for emergency broadcast information

 

May I help you?

As a Personal Assistant, a Certified member of CERT,  I can act as a project manager or take over your to do list and free you up for other priorities.


Give The Gift of Time – with Kerry on Personal Assistant

clock_n6r_1280The Perfect Gift –  Give the Gift of Time

Kerry On: A Gift Certificate

Frank M. gave his best friend “Me” as a housewarming present.
Well, he actually he gave her three hours of my time/talent
for packing and preparing before the movers were to arrive.

Moving Experiences

Janet T. was moving from a huge loft South of Market to a much smaller space in Laurel Village.
In preparation to sell her condo she needed to get things wrapped, packed, labeled, and staged and ready to put on the market.
In tandem, we packed up three vast closets and the pantry which was filled with copious cooking utensils – it was like a mini Williams-Sonoma store.

Janet T promptly saw the advantage of teamwork and my organizing skills and signed up for an additional five hours.

Mission accomplished!

Kerry On:

I’ve shopped, shipped, wrapped, recycled, delivered, deciphered, trained, hired and fired.

My clients request myriad tasks: I’ve picked up laundry, groceries, documents, meals, organized complicated Expense Reports and researched Car Insurance for a busy Executive.

I’ve delivered documents to City Hall and hired a Property Manger in Chicago.
I’ve arranged, assembled, shred, and sorted. Closets, cupboards, garages and drawers – are all in my repertoire.
I don’t do windows, I don’t do floors – but I know who to hire to do get things done.

Kerry On Daly – Your Personal Assistant – so you can carry on and have more fun. What can I do for you?

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Women Wearing Colorful Bathing CapsTo Whom it May Concern:

Here is the Best Grammar Lesson you have had in years- from Weird Al

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“I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.”

Carl Sandburg

 

Ever so Clever Weird Al – wrote the song – “Word Crimes” as a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”….

 

“Word Crimes” has over 10 million hits…with no typos!

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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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Do you have an Empty Nest? Need help?

eagle_7884_20081115One of Life’s Big Chapters: the Empty Nest.

Who knew it would be so rife with emotion and overwhelm?

And then there is the whole, “How Do I Change, Fix, Straighten Up, Fix, De-Clutter the challenge of The Room?”

Call me – we can talk. I can help you organize, de-clutter, clean up and clear out what you decide upon. Often, a second set of eyes, hands, and years of experience is the ticket.

Perhaps you want to to donate all those boxes of school supplies/ old hobby items?  (Check out Scrap – a wonderful San Francisco Institution.

Have drawers filled with clothes that will never be worn by your clan, again? What about all those books? CD’s, text books, Ninja Turtles, trophies, dinosaurs, computer games, toys…

Let’s talk? I would be happy to help.

 kerryon444@gmail.com

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Time Savers and Life Savers: I will wait for you

It’s Okay, I Can Wait – Personal Assistant & Expediter

Dedicated professional with proven track record – Personal Assistant

It’s Okay – I Can Wait for the :

  • Cable guy
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Roof inspection
  • UPS Delivery person
  • Painter
  • Gardener
  • Computer Repair
  • Delivery truck
  • And receive packages, oversee services, be your on-site Personal Assistant

It’s Okay- I Can Wait

Professional Personal Assistat with a background in corporate events and organization.

I’ll Wait for You.

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Got clutter? There is no magic…

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Good News – Bad News:

There is no such thing as a Magic Wand to remove clutter…

The Good News:

I can help you toss, shred, organize, alphabetize, de-clutter and organize receipts, files and mild chaos.

Allow me - to  assist you in de-cluttering, organizing, purging, tossing, and shredding…

Janice hired me to work with her elderly parents. They had rooms and rooms filled  with items that  needed to be repaired, donated, thrown away, put in the proper place…

An affable couple, Tillie and Michael, agreed they no longer needed those 12  old jig saw puzzles, 20 ‘0dd’  sets of playing cards, coloring books and crayons for  the grandkids –  who were now in college.

It’s in the Bag    We filled up bags of junk  to toss or recycle …and bags of  toys in good shape  to be donated. Next, we sorted though dozens of old movies, cassettes, and duplicate CD’s. We agreed: there are only so many Frank Sinatra ” I Did it My Way” CD’s one can listen to.

Too Much Stuff Syndrome?  They had multiple bookshelves crammed with books and old magazines – in no time the books were sorted and organized -dog-eared magazines were recycled … giving the living room a great face lift.

(Boxes of old National Geograhics were put on Craigslist for free – and disappeared.)

Tillie has booked me to visit – twice a week – for the next two months. It’s a date!

We are working magic: clutter is  disappearing!

Time for Summer Cleaning – get rid of duplicates

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Summertime and the living is crowded…too much stuff?

Are you duplicating your efforts?


Time to Kerry On and Clean Out

Mary Kay simply needed a second set of hands and a discerning eye – her kitchen cupboards were over flowing with duplicates and triplicates of everything.

You don’t want to know ‘the count and the amount’ of  Tupperware pieces stacked, and floating in drawers, cupboards, shelves.

We tackled drawers of pots and pans and instantly realized a family of three doesn’t need 6 fry pans…  4 pasta pots…six spatulas…

They just had one ’10-Piece Set of Calphalon’ too many. We sorted, organized, matched pieces and purged the remainder pieces.

Voila! The  available shelf space doubled and we hadn’t even approached the formidable Baking Supply drawers.

In five hours we cleaned, cleared, organized, sorted, straightened and purged and donated.

It’s a great feeling to streamline and systemize and to bring a semblance of sanity and organization to your home.

Goal: Everything in its place.

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clean closetRecent comments from satisfied customers:

***We had bookcases, junk drawers and a storage room filled with “stuff.” It became too much. Kerry On came in and got us organized, in no time. We plan to use Kerry On once a month. Gary and Joy T.

***Holding down two jobs with two busy kids kept me from organizing files and throwing out old documents, receipts, and statements. Kerry On came over one afternoon and quickly sorted and shredded. I am now renewed and  energized by the lack of clutter.     Thank you!  Donna P.


***I needed help taking an inventory of  all the art and stuff I inherited from two elderly aunts in Novato.

Kerry On worked with me to recycle boxes and boxes  glass, paper and fabric. Then we decided to purge the junk, donate the other stuff.  Finally, came the process of making an inventory, taking  photographs, then: measure and evaluate the remainder. She was a godsend!”   Patsy S.

Need a helping hand? Are you ready for a Spring fling?

Do you want to fling all those old magazines, files, books, duplicates and triplicate of  everything?

Kerry On and together  we can create a plan of attack – you’ll be happier for it.

May I help you?

Please contact me to review your organizing needs

Kerryon444@gmail.com

Not Your Daughter’s Personal Assistant – yours

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  I specialize in organizing, de-cluttering, errands  moving/packing, online research, downsizing, errands, and tasks  A dedicated professional, with over 20 years in creative problem-solving, research, projects, I’ll make your life easier.

While, I am not your Daughter’s Personal Assistant, I could be Your Parent’s  Helper and Organizer, Personal shopper and Move Manager. Have an Empty Nest? We can talk.

May I help you? *Errand Service (dry cleaning, post office, pick ups and returns, drug store/delivery)

*Shopping Service (Strong background in retail; groceries, gifts, gift-wrapping)

*Home Office Assistance (filing, organizing, copying, faxing, shredding)

* Housesitting Service (pick up papers, care for plants and garden, stock pantry- refrigerator – groceries: upon return)

* Dining and Activities (pick up tickets/tours, make/confirm reservations)

*Moving and Orchestrating Details of  Your Move – Locally or Across the Country 

My background is in Convention and Meeting Planning. Logistics and solutions are what I do best. Have a challenge – or a home/ office filled with chores and tasks? Let’s talk.

Discreet – Professional – Sterling References Please contact me kerryon444@gmail.com to talk about your To Do List .

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Comcast – a wonderful experience?

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American adults frequently play “My Comcast Experience Was Worse Than Yours.

It is what we do…storytellers gather and compete for Worst Comcast Nightmare story status.

Sydney and Mike – moved to Marin County – after aeons of living in San Francisco and had heard a plethora of horrible Comcast stories from family and friends…and they hired me to help with the move. We worked for weeks downsizing, donating, purging, organizing, packing, tossing and selling a lifetime of the good, the bad and the ugly. They are a great couple to work with – and, we got it done.

Fear and Loathing? The big news was they had to sign up with Comcast for their new digs.

Their new apartment complex in Mill Valley gave them the business card of a Comcast New Account Sales Rep. It was one more call to make to ensure a smooth move.

Loaded for bear, girded loins and all that jazz, I called Sales Rep, Susan Clarke, ordered WIFI and a Basic Cable Plan and in 15 minutes the installation appointment was made, the quote was firm and fair and Susan was a pure delight to work with. Who knew?

Too good to be true?

The Comcast installer was to arrive between 10 am and 12n. Good news: Juan arrived shortly after 10am -went to work and installed the WIFI and set up the TV; he graciously explained the new remote control, reviewed the Internet: password and user name facts. Better News: He was both  professional and pleasant. What a great guy! Gold Stars, Straight A’s for customer service and efficiency.

Best News- We can’t play the Comcast nightmare game.

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