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  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/Seniors Planning a Move,  professionals and entrepreneurs to assist in making lives happier, cleaner, less cluttered and far more effective.

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Please contact: kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

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Kerry On

unnamed-3 copy 2 Please feel free to contact me: kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

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Broken promises, broken hard drive, broken heart~~~

Wendy’s computer failed and she was desperate to get it repaired. And at a loss as to who to call, I put her in touch with Carl, ‘the tech geek extraordinaire” who are rides in on a motor scooter and can fix almost any computer. 

Last month a trendy café agreed to deliver lunch for 10, flowers, and a pink birthday cake-for my client, CB. This week.

An invoice was faxed to my client re-iterating the order. When my client called to confirm the delivery, the café, which shall remain nameless, claimed it never offered their services for delivery and they could not /would not deliver. Really?

My client (drives VW Bug) called me in a panic and I gladly drove to the café, picked up the delicious lunch, the bouquets of flowers, and  the ornate cake; in no time the party was set up and ready to start.

I stopped by BevMo for a few bottles of Prosecco and delivered all items and helped with set up.

It’s hard to mend a broken heart… much easier to fix a broken hard drive.

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Biggest Moving Mistake? VLL: Very Little Labling

You are Moving. Soon. And you want to be smart and efficient, right?

The First Commandment of Moving: Lable Every Box

Some people  start in their Kitchen and FIRST pack all the extraneous things they will need last upon arriving at the new address: kitchen specific decorations, Waffle Maker, Bread Maker, Blender, Stacks of  Extra Plates and Bowls, all Those Mugs, Cutting Boards, the fragile China.

Tip: Pack Cupboard by Cupboard and keep like items together. Mark each box clearly. List each box/contents on a Tablet of paper  or on your computer.

 

 Jeri and Clive move every two years with his job. They have “The Move” down to a science.

They pull out all the things they will use daily before the move and save a box(es)  to carefully pack these items in an “Open Me First” Kitchen Box.

You might have coffee, sugar, cereal, bowls, glasses, spoons, a can opener, wine opener,a couple knives, mugs, a few plates, use cloth napkins or paper napkins to pad the boxes, and use Tea Towels; dish washing soap, Roll of Paper Towels, sponges, cleanser.

Take the time to Label Each Box; Note the Room to Be Delivered.

Note if Fragile.

Note if there are more than one box – lable eacb by number( ie Kitchen 1 0f 10)

Your Linen Closet will be a breeze to pack  if you assign one box for all  linens you need Night #1. ( open me FIRST MASTER Bedroom/Kids Room/Guest Room)

You get the idea. Table every box.

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Got time? No? Let me run your errands today

May I Help You?

I’ll take over your TO DO LIST for you.

Here’s a  snapshot of a few of my recent clients:

The Exec  had a huge project and a deadline looming – and needed me to oversee painters, roofers, arrange for  photos to be professionally framed, set up a household checking account and get a Visa at the Russian Consulate.

In addition, I played telephone-tag with numerous companies regarding disputes and questions. Resolutions.

To make her life easier and healthier, I did all the food shopping. I prepped a number of her favorite meals and left them in the refrigerator and freezer.

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The Man from HP  – was new to San Francisco and needed calorie specific meals cooked and delivered to his home. He also needed 12 quirky items sold on Craigslist. We reviewed the items and priced the inventory.  I photographed the items, put them on Craigslist and was the conduit for the sales. Bonus an Incentive: Commission on each item.

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Art the Collector –  hired me to inventory his entire art collection, photograph, and measure and build a binder with photos and specifics regarding each piece of art. Trips to an art curator in Santa Clara, as well as an outstanding framer in Berkeley, were part of the assignments.

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Headhunter in Marin – needed closets cleaned out, organized, sorted and items delivered to Goodwill.

Five closets later and ten large bags were donated to Goodwill …plus a heap of clothes to go to alterations and the cleaners ….as well as “no more wire hangers” and a trip to the Container Store put the happy client in good stead.

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Mother of Twins –  needs to stay close to the home front, so I was hired to fill the refrigerator and healthy foods, organize the kitchen, the pantry and closets. She was delighted to find her home better organized and not have to worry about meal planning.

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Kerry On – Personal Assistant – problem solving and multitasking

My standards are high, my reputation as a professional is very important to me, I am adept at taking initiative and taking orders.

My goal is getting excellent results and having happy repeat clients.

May I help you?

Please contact: kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

(All the names and cities have been changed to protect the terrific)

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Ready for a Move? Kerry On – Move Manager

We can make Moving Day more of a dream than nightmare…

Kerry On Your Personal Assistant

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Kerry on: Your Move Manager

and Downsizing Specialist

Jack and Jeri decided to move from their spacious Marin County home  (3-BD/ 2BA)  to a cottage in St Helena.

We worked together for eight weeks to effectively plan, plot, and downsize their home and prepare for their new chapter.

The Cliff Notes

Extraneous furniture was sent to consignment, auction, and donated.

  • A successful Estate Sale was carefully planned and carried out.
  • The very  impressive library was sorted through – books were sold and a vast amount were donated to San Francisco State University.
  • Staff came on site to pack, purge, organize and deliver the contents of the home.
  • Both ARC and Goodwill picked up a wide variety of items.

Level Six Shredding  drove  up in their white van and picked up bags and bags of papers requiring shredding – and were gone in a blink.

Large Pick Up Arrangements were made with

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Kerry On! Want to get organized in 2018?


It’s time!

Kerry On – Your Personal Assistant

I provide organizational and concierge services to individuals, small business owners, and residential clients in San Francisco, Marin County and San Jose.

Whether you have Empty Nest or a Full Garage – I can help.

Details and deadlines are my strong suit. Having been a homeowner, Meeting Planner and Personal Assistant in San Francisco and Marin County, and now the East Bay, for 25+ years has provided the necessary training, expertise, and knowledge to be a capable and respected project manager and personal assistant.

I love what I do and I am a uniquely talented.

Kerry on ~ so you can carry on

My Clients: I work discreetly with attorneys, therapists, entrepreneurs, executives, physicians, professors, retirees and homemakers.Their motto: Kerry On!

What does a Personal Assistant do?

A new South Bay client needed help with:

  • Inventory pantry, cupboards, and make list for Costco
  • Mail: Sort through mail – toss junk mail – organize bills – create “paper- shred” pile
  • Take the car to Touchless Car Wash for detailing
  • Pickup/drop off items at dry cleaners
  • Go to UPS and retrieve packages
  • Grocery Shop: Costco and Whole Foods and Rainbow Organics
  • Remove tags from all new items from Marshalls/Nordstrom and arrange in closet(s)
  • Arrange all dress shirts, slacks, blazers and leather jackets by color and season
  • Fold and Rearrange all T-shirts and sweaters /drawers
  • Organize downstairs linen closet – remove all tattered towels. Deliver towels, etc to SF SPCA
  • Match: piles of odd socks; shoes.
  • Update Cooking Supplies and Spice drawers- toss out “expired” products
  • Set Up File New System – Catalogs, brochures, warranties

May I help you?

Contact me: kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

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Give me your shopping list? Let me do you shopping

I am a Personal Shopper – with lots of retail experience.

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Patsy is a very busy woman with no time to shop.

She said it came down to two choices: She could do the mad dash down the aisles of Whole Foods/Safeway and rush home in time to throw the groceries into their respective areas – quickly change for her Pilates class- jump back in the car and scour the area for a parking place and run into class – breathless…or

  She could hire me to do her weekly grocery shopping. We have it down to a science.

For instance, I know she likes pink roses, Best Foods Mayo and not faux mayonnaise.  She prefers Clover Organic Milk; Fage Greek O% fat yogurt; pink peaches – in season; frozen, organic, blueberries; Shredded Wheat; plain hummus; Tangerine juice – not Orange juice, California Cabernets, Quinoa in bulk, Trader Joe’s Belgium Chocolate Pudding (her favorite.)

Very Entertaining: When Patsy is planning to…

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Beware the lakes in Florida, Binkie

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I was hired by an entrepreneurial woman to housesit for three days and process orders for her thriving eBay business.process orders for her thriving eBay business.

I was also scheduled to organize closets, the pantry, and tend to her small jungle of tropical plants.

Her beautiful home in Tampa is located in an elegant development built around the Twin Lakes – two huge lakes are framed by lush foliage and ancient trees dripping with spooky moss.  The water is alive with flocks of waterfowl right out of Audubon magazine. I was dazzled by the Blue Herons, the pelicans and egrets and the daily floorshow of migrating birds.

My first two days I was busy packing, processing and inventorying 50 E-Bay orders and tending her tropical flora. I started on her pantry and linen closet.

Water Foul?

Each evening, I make a point of walking for an hour.  On day two, I headed out towards the lakes and noticed a young woman following her off-leash, fluffy, white dog. The Bichon Frise darted in and out of bushes – and peripatetically sniffed along the edge of the lake. I stopped to watch the unbridled joy of the dog.  Then, in a split second, a massive alligator appeared at the water’s edge, opened its maw and bam! The canine disappeared and the alligator slithered back into the dark water. The owner screamed, “Princess!”

The silence was deafening.

The event was so surreal and shocking, neither of us knew what to do. She ran to the water’s edge scanning,  screaming, and crying.

Who are you going to call?

photo_7826_20081031I walked her back towards her house – her boyfriend drove up the street as we approached and she crumpled to the ground crying. I explained to him what had happened and left the two of them.

Ix-nay on walking around the lakes ever again.

Back to Work

The walk in-closets were a joy to organize; her pantry was a mini Williams Sonoma meets Sur Le Tab store- with numerous gadgets and appliances to put away.

The client returned and was delighted with her Ebay progress, closets, cupboards and plants. She wants me back quarterly for a “Touch Up.”

Lesson Learned: So much for thinking lakes in Florida are enchanting.

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Your Personal Assistant in SF, San Jose and Marin

May I help you conquer clutter?

Kerry On:  Perhaps I can assist you:

  • Organize your office, closet, kitchen, or storage space
  • Establish a simple filing system
  • Assist – bill paying and balance checkbooks
  • Organize yout library or photos
  • Apple Assistance
  • Run Errands; Personal Shopping; Assist with Packing/Unpacking

Contact me kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

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Marin Open Studios: Laura Roebuck in Mill Valley

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Saturday and Sunday, May 12- 13 2018   11 AM to 5 PM 

You are cordially invited to attend 

open studios with Laura Roebuck in Mill Valley

332 Miller Ave., Mill valley, CA.

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How to Quit Facebook: easy steps

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Consumer Reports has an idea on how to systematically De-Activate your Facebook Acct.

Step One is to Back Off – simply close your account – do not delete – just put it to sleep for awhile…

Step Two is to 100% cease and desist.

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Mr. Tesla, Elon Musk is on a quiet rampage – encouraging all to #Delete Facebook 

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Brian Acton, a co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging service, told his tens of thousands of followers on Tuesday to delete Facebook.

(Tip: First -be sure to download all the  photos and  videos in your FB profile)

pexels-photo-236229.jpegPlease note: It may take up to 90 days from the Start of the Deletion Process for all your information to be full deleted from Facebook’s backup/systems, according to the company.

 

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