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.

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

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Moving and Internet Dating – be careful with both!

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Find a Moving Company is a lot like Internet Dating…take it easy

In Love and Life: Know whom you’re dealing with. Check them out.

The more you can do to verify whether a mover is legitimate – the better.

Consumers who end up victims of con artists usually fail to take even the most basic steps to make sure they’re using a real mover.

Google the Guy! Pre Date- due diligence-

PreMove: Get three written in-home estimates. Don’t leap before you look and compare. Google each company. Read Reviews.

~ Know your rights. Obtain and read the three “pre-move” required documents from your carrier.

~ Choose the ‘Valuation Pption’ you are comfortable with.

~ Avoid large ‘Down Payments.’ 

~ Be Aware – Some movers may ask for a small “good faith” deposit to hold a date (especially during the busy summer season.) ~ Ask questions. Just like dating – ask who, what when, where.image

Google the Guy – check Better Business Bureau ratings?


The Better Business Bureau is dead in some states (i.e. Florida) and don’t waste time with a Dead end, fly-by-night company. If you do not understand something, ask. Confused by the answers? Keep asking until you get accurate information.

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Big Moving Tip: Packing can take a very longtime – start well in advance.

First and foremost: Think seriously about down-sizing: donate, toss, purge and avoid a serious case of “The Duplicates” ( i.e. 2 toasters, two vacuums, 2 can openers, 2 dining room tables, two king size beds 2 BBQ’s…)

~Be reachable by phone – be sure to give the mover your cell phone number, your email address and be certain get the same from them.

Take all your valuables with you- esp. jewelry.

Note: On a first date, leave the jewelry at home.

Moving ? Pack and Carry your jewels…

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No, you can’t be too careful. I am an expert Move Manager

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Top 10 tips for an organized and healthy kitchen

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Kerry on Your Personal Assistant: What can I do for you?

Some days, You just need a personal assistant

photo_4483_20071216.jpgFor Christmas My Client (MC) got an iPod and iPod dock / charger.

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She has dozens of favorite CDs, and just needed a little help to get in “sync”

The whole process seemed daunting to her – so everything stayed in the box.
MC was like a kid at Christmas when I offered to set up her Ipod and download 100 of her favorite songs.

Once iTunes was up and running and the music was downloaded and playing, we discovered what she really needed a surge protector for the multitudes of cords and electrical equipment she had trailing all over her office.

Two surge protectors later, a few tweaks, improvements and in a short while, her office looked terrific – both neat and organized.

MC also had purchased a new lamp and it simply needed to be de-boxed, un packed, light bulbs inserted and plugged in – Voila!


Finally, MC admitted she wasn’t sure about all the Apps on her new iPhone – especially Google Maps. Within 30 minutes she knew her way around Google maps, texting and her camera. Ta Da!

MC has always lamented that she was not tech savvy, but now she has the iPod,iPhone and Google Maps  at her fingertips literally and figuratively, and she’s much happier.

CIMG0876I can help you organizing, purging, donating and cleaning out those closets...Perhaps I can help you catalog an art collection or help you clean out the garage and pack up all “MISC” items for donations to your favorite charity.

I can do your shopping and deliver meals, pick up items on your TO DO LIST.

Tell me: What’s on your TO DO LIST?

May I help you?

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Allow me to be Your Personal Shopper – Kerry On


Leave the shopping to me

You are busy – very busy. And while you would love to pick up items at Rainbow Grocery, Target, Bryan’s and Cal Mart – and drop off those bags to Goodwill or Salvation Army – “free time” to do so  is not always available.

Sarah M. flys to ORD once a week and her meetings last 2-4 days. She follows a very healthy and very strict diet. She knows exactly what she wants and prepares a weekly list for me. Once or twice a month, I do Sarah’s grocery shopping; I clean out, organize,  -then re-stock her refrigerator with new purchases. She returns home to find  a wide variety of high quality, fresh produce and beverages.

May I help you?

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What exactly does a Personal Assistant do? Kerry On

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EggplantI have returned:
Comcast boxes, Lulu Lemon pants, library books and  and dozens of “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…

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Let It Go – the art of decluttering and creating space – a celebration!


Let it go! Tips on How to De-clutter…

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Want to delete the clutter?


Are you ready, willing, and able to

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Let it Go?

The delightful, new best-seller, the life-changing magic of tidying up                           is a quick read and filled with cute, smart, quirky and very effective organizing tips.unnamed-5

A great way to start your New Year’s Resolution to “De-Clutter”                              is Discard first and Organize Later.

 Dishes-060photo_3166_20070904photo_8828_20090101Too much stuff? Do you have duplicates and triplicates and redundant items inhaling precious space in you home or office?

Let it Go!

I can help you to de-clutter and downsize.

Contact me to Kerry On

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Let there be light – and space- and everything in it’s place.

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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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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.

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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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