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.


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.

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Raccoons the bane of your existence? Solutions here


An easy way to get rid of those darn pests!

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photo_28497_20131005Robert and Karin rented a cottage in Mill Valley while their  re-model was completed.

One morning at four o’clock,they were startled by the sounds of growls, shrieks and bodies being slammed against the wall of the crawl space below their bedroom. The ghastly screams and mad growling frightened the City Dwellers.

They moved to the guest bedroom and called the landlord who was “on holiday” skiing somewhere…no calls returned.

The couple googled every clue they could about the noise, potential animals and surmised it was dastardly Raccoons.

The next night, after searching for solutions ...they went to You Tube and found a Chinese Singing competition. Perfect. They aimed an industrial strength
Flashlight down the heating grate and placed their lap-top near by. Next, they put the shrill singing on – continual replay- and went to dinner and a movie.

They could hear the high pitched singing as they…

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What to do with all those CD’s? Get “Ready to Play” and Kerry On


Many of my clients have mountains of CD’s – taking up valuable space- What to do?

Get: Ready to Play 

The Perfect Solution in The Bay Area is to call Jeff at Ready to Play in Palo Alto             (next to Fry’s)

ReadyToPlay provides the best in class for cd ripping services: equipment, software technologies, metadata and personnel. We bring out the most in your CD collection – sound quality, album art & organization.

I delivered 325 of my client’s very favorite music CD’s to Jeff at Ready to Play and in a couple of days – he ripped all of them to the PERFECT Solution.

Jeff is very smart, efficient and great to work with...  I let all my clients, who have mountains, hills, piles, collections, closets and boxes filled with CD’s to think about reducing the collection ( aka clutter) with one quick trip to Ready to Play.


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kill the clutter

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My millennial – busy, SF, 20-something – will Kerry On


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My millennial – like two ships passing in the night – we rarely see one another – and his house is in order. Perfect pairing.

 This month, my most interesting client is a busy, 20-something, very wealthy, man who can’t do his laundry.

Nor can he pick his clothes up off the floor; organize his refrigerator, pantry or closets. He cannot be present to receive the gardener, the maid, or receive special deliveries. His cupboards and pantry are as bare as old Mother Hubbard’s. I have been happy to stock the refrigerator and cupboard shelves with healthy, food, as needed.

Client X readily admits that he is “not that tidy” and asked me to organize his closets. All of them.

Mr. Chill Stich

He has a couple dozen pair of jeans -all skinny- the man does not eat.  You’ll find no Levi’s here – only designer labels like Armani, Fendi…

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What to do with all those old family photos? Kerry On


“You ought to be in Pictures….”

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Do you have boxes, baskets, and drawers filled with family photos?

Will you sort them by year, by family member, event, school, job, or state?  Perhaps you have plenty of time to put all of them in scrapbooks?

Or, like many of us, you might be daunted by the task and put them all back in boxes (baskets, drawers, cupboards) and plan to tackle the herculean task another day?


 Here is The Perfect Solution: ScanCafe

Six Simple Steps to having all your photographs scanned- saved and on a CD!

The ScanCafe Six-steps to success:

 1. You Order

2. You Ship to ScanCafe

3. We Scan

4. You Review -online and voila!

5. We Ship to You

6. You Enjoy & Share


I enjoyed Great Customer Service with the help of Jennifer in Hayward. My client has hundreds of photographs to scan – we sent 100 photographs in- to test the process-  and he…

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Hot Tip for everyone who carries a purse, handbag, backpack…


“She can’t find her keys…”

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blackSeveral of my clients have huge, cavernous hand-bags

and can’t find their black wallet, cosmetic case…black iPhone  or mole-skin journal in the depths of  their purses…

A Great Solution?

Try: Nathan’s Cycling Stick Ons – sheet with  60 different   vibrant glow in the dark – reflective press-ons…

These little items are great to apply to your wallet, cell phone, pens, combs… and everything hiding deep in the recesses of your purse, hand bag, or back pack.

PLUS:  Use Extra stickers to apply to your running shoes,  a dog  leash, dog collar, your hat….the only limit is your imagination!

A Good Reflection on You.

  • Nathan’s Cycling Stick-ons
  • Available at REI
  • $10.00
  • A real deal and you will be “enlightened!”

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Kerry On – Personal Assistant – Sample: To-Do-List

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photo_754_20060109cata What exactly does a Personal Assistant do?

 Tasks, Errands, Research, Organizing, Shopping, Mailing, Delivering …

Here is a sample of a  “To Do List” for a Monday Morning

Client “GH” runs a busy PR firm from a bustling home office

Here is a classic ‘To Do” List:

  • Research and Locate Property Manager -downtown Chicago for condominium 
  • Phone calls to Blue Shield – unravel billing error
  • Organize Bedroom Closets and Bathroom Cupboards
  • Contact AAA Automobile Insurance re: questions/increases
  • Make Appointment -Level Six  Shredders – Door to Door Pick Ip
  • Locate New Dry Cleaner – must be ‘green’
  • Trip to Target to pick household cleaning supplies, paper goods,
  • Wait for: ‘Fresh Air Janitorial’ – provide walk through house and garden. Get Bid.
  • Research and Purchase  4 x 6 Cherry-wood frames – four prints and two maps

photo_1geranium“JK2″ on Portrero Hill needs assistance with: 

  • Inventory pantry, cupboards, and make list for Costco
  • Mail:

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Not Your Daughter’s Personal Assistant – Yours

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  I specialize in organizing, de-cluttering, running errands,   moving/packing, online research, downsizing, solutions and tasks A dedicated professional, with over 25 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, or Your Personal Shopper and Move Manager. Have an Empty Nest? We can talk.

May I help you? Here is a short list of some of my services:

*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 


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Letting go of the clutter…one drawer, shelf, cupboard at a time



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 very old Time Magazines and 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!  Call me- we’ll talk. Kerry Onwand

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Top 10 Reasons You Need a Personal Assistant


Top 10 Reasons You Need to ‘Kerry On’
 in the New Year

1.The dry cleaning still needs to be picked up.
2.The prescription is waiting at Walgreens.
3.The running shoes (not Zappos) are the wrong size and need to be exchanged.
4.Every plant in your house needs a burial at sea.
5.Paper: you have paper – stacks, piles, files and more – just waiting you attention.
6.Your cupboards and refrigerator are as bare as old Mrs. Hubbard’s.
7.The ‘Thank you notes’ from Christmas ‘14 still need to be purchased, addressed, signed and mailed.
8.You don’t have time to find, hire and train a housekeepr, an electrician, a new gardener or a handyman.
9.Even your Netflix are egregiously late.
10.You are simply too busy.

Kerry On: Your Personal Assistant~ so you can carry on

Superior skills in multi tasking while effectively running projects
Able to organize, manage and coordinate
Adept at taking initiative and getting results: chores, tasks, and errands.
Extremely resourceful with a thorough knowledge of SF and Marin
Vendor and Project Management
Excellent verbal and written skills
Specializing in Projects, Tasks, Errands

References available upon request
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