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.

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

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Kerry on: The Best Services:San Francisco List

photo_380_20051108San Francisco can be dazzling and ever so confusing… 

 There are so many choices 

I’ve done the research and analysis:

Here are my Top 10+ Best Services in the City

– Best Volvo Repair Auto 280 – talk to Gary,1315 Ocean Ave (415) 333-8622

 – Best Florist: Bloomers 2975 Washington St   (415) 563-3266

– Best Knife Sharpener in the City: Galen at Town Cutler 1005 Bush St    (415) 359-1519

– Best Hair Salon: Jackson Place Salon ( See: Liz) 633 Battery St    (415) 399-1044

– Best Moving and Storage: Cunningham Movers 1250 Van Dyke Ave   (415) 854-0524

– Best Furniture Consignment Store: Design Plus  333 8th Street and Marin

– Best Shredding Company: Level  Six   139-A Collingwood Street

-Best Yoga/Massage: The Mindful Body 2876 California St  (415) 931-2639

– Best Drycleaners: Laurel Cleaners  Laurel St at Sacramento St

– Best Bookstore: Green Apple Books 506 Clement Street  (415) 387-2272

-Best Pie and Coffee: Park Chow 1240 9th Ave   (415) 665-9912

-Best Sell Your Gold: West Portal Gold Buyers

– Best Walgreens in the City: Franklin Street at Post St1301 Franklin St   (415) 775-6706

 – Best Oil ChangeSunset 76 Auto Repair/ Service Station 1700 Noriega St  (415) 753-9635

-Best Bus Company: Super Sightseeing Tours  2627 Taylor St    (415) 777-2288

 Best Wedding Photographer: Christopher Briscoe

287 4th St  Ashland, Oregon 97520  (541) 488-2005 ( too cool not to mention)

– Best Massage and Facials: Chez Shivy 350 Lawton St   (415) 566-831

NOTE: Auctions – We have learned clearly not to use CLARS of Oakland

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May I Help? What is on your “To Do” list?

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Timing is everything…and we all wish we had more of it.

May I help you?

Kerry On: I solve problems and get the job done.

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

I’ve set mousetraps, decimated underground beehives. I’ve arranged, assembled, shredded and sorted and purged and tossed.

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A stroll in the Park? I’ve even walked a dog – not any dog – this one was about the size of a Shetland pony – we strolled around the Polo Fields for an hour while the owner/photograph the documented the canine’s gait.

I’ve cleaned and organized, labeled, tossed, fixed,  set up and picked up theatre tickets, and delivered elaborate dinners for two, four, and six.  I’ve made bookcases, and reservations.

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I’ve met families and VIPs at the airport.  And, at the dentist’s office ~ long story.

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However,  I know who to hire to do get things accomplished. Timing is everything, right?   Perhaps, I can help.

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Kerry On Your Personal Assistant –

“Kerry On –  Your Personal Assistant ”
So you can carry on

and have more fun…

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Happy Fourth of July

 

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America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

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Happy Independence Day

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Independent Living: Research and Assistance

Research and Analysis: Senior Living in San Francisco – may I help?

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Senior Living- New Chapters

Helene and Randy Live in New York City. She contacted me to say her elderly parents live in San Francisco and their home was too much to handle. They needed assistance looking for an Independent Living situation.

 Helene hired me to research,tour/inspect four San Francisco Independent Living facilities and report back on my findings. She lives in Manhattan – only comes to the City a few times a year- and is “planning ahead” for her parents. A very good idea.

Touring the Properties

I arranged for Site Inspections at the Sequoias, the San Francisco Towers, the Carlisle and Coventry Gardens. During the tours of the properties I took notes and numerous pictures. I gathered all necessary brochures, floor plans, documents and handouts. I spoke to contacts and friends who shared their candid comments and assessments of each facility.

Reporting Back

I was able…

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What are you busy about? Need a Personal Assistant?

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Denise’s best friend, KK,  is a client of mine of many years… Denise said she has been meaning to contact me for years. She is a very busy mom, wife, and writer.

In a quick email I asked her what her typical day looks like. She wrote:

After dropping the kids off,  I make a pot of Peet’s French Roast Coffee, Turn on Spotify, hop in the shower; throw on some makeup – pull on a sweater and jeans and Uggs; turn on my laptop, check my messages – respond, check my iPhone, revel in that cup of perfect coffee, watch the butterflies dancing in the trees outside, get four black Expresso pens, three legal-sized tablets, answer the phone, check on my three blogs, more coffee. The UPS guy usually has an Amazon delivery. Unpack, inspect, recycle box…Pop a load of laundry in the machine, sit down with paper and pens and write…fill page after page with urbane observations…time for lunch…check the news and weather…Ping! more emails- more writing…this time serious research…bam! it is 5 pm…kids, carpool, groceries, dinner, Scouts, homework…and so it goes.

She needs someone to do shopping, errands, research, a little laundry now and then. Her closets are all over-stuffed and in need  of simple organizing – which is not her  strong suit – it is mine. She needs someone to tidy up bookcases, magazines, kitchen shelves, drawers, the pantry and and the garage. 

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We met. We walked through her home. She pointed out the most worrisome challenges and we made an appointment to start in the kitchen on Monday at 10 am.

That was a year ago. I work with Denise every other week. All is well.

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Killing clutter – one drawer, one day at a time

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? Sharon  admitted – she had putting off “Getting organized,”  because she was embarrassed. She had inherited her parent’s assortment of  furniture and books as well as bins filled with “heirlooms and stuff”…

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Mileage Plus Magazine Scam – don’t do it.

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Several clients have been baffled by the barrage of mail from Mileage Plus. The threat goes like this:

Your United (Alaska, etc.) Miles are about the expire!

Rather than throw them away – get FREE magazines! Hurry! Sign up here, today!

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“Please be aware the MileagePlus members are required to earn or use miles at least once within a consecutive 18-month period to preserve their active membership status.”

Really? No.

Throw away this mis-leading piece of fraudulent mail. 

Tell  a friend.

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See: Points on the Dollar

 

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Three Generations of Happy Customers Kerry On

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I grew up working in our family owned department store.                                I’ve been in retail /sales/ service my entire career.

My client and I meet four times a year and scour TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack for various wardrobe necessities. She is a perfect size 8 and simply needs some direction, suggestions and someone to bring her heaps of clothes to try on and decide upon.clean closet

Her Parents: Mr and Mrs Senior needed  help cleaning out drawers of  old books, cassette tapes and movies from the  60’s, 70’s and 80’s.   They had a few cupboards filled with the grandkids’ ancient Candyland, Scrabble, Monopoly games …all  were worn and had accumulated  a decade of dust. Their garage, while  well-organized was filled with “one man’s junk is another man’s treasures.” All agreed, it was time to “Let it go”

Toss, Donate, Shred, Keep – that was our mantra as we sorted though boxes, crates, bikes, file cabinets form the 1960’s,  old magazines, maps, ancient billing statements and mementos. The couple was very agreeable and dedicated to “Clear the Clutter!” And, we did.

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Their grand daughter, 20,  flew in from the East Coast and needed help with luggage, a transfer to the hotel, shopping, and a mini tour of San Francisco so she could get the lay of the land. That week end, we drove to Santa Clara University for her interview at the school.

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Three generations – delightful – agreeable and great to work with -and, friends forever.

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Move Manager and Personal Assistant- Kerry On

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George and Geri decided to move from their San Francisco home of 50 years to a senior retirement community up north.

The couple was most agreeable about downsizing, purging, donating, selling and “gifting their kids” with family treasures.

Our daily task was to prepare

Each day, we tackled the most pressing job. Together we reviewed what needed to be kept for their new home; which items were to be  gifted to each of the three children; update the list of items to be moved to a large storage facility; and itemize supplies moved to a cousin’s farm in Sonoma. We also clearly discussed and divided furniture to be shipped to relatives in three different cities.

We tackled each task with patience and aplomb. Jerry and George both epitomize grace, humor and a strong “can-do attitude.”

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After several weeks of downsizing, packing, organizing, purging, donating and  selling various times on Craigslist (and giving away a ton away) – we were ready.

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We hired a highly respected, San Francisco Moving company to come in and inventory each of the shipments to our six different locations.

Details details details

We kept careful notes about each item to be shipped to each different address. Inventory Copies were placed in Binders for reference.

We carefully walked through the process for each city, individually, and used color-coded Post-it notes.

The move took place in carefully choreographed waves.

The trucks were packed; all were strategically and geographically correct.

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The movers were very impressed with our level of organization expertise. 

For George and Geri – it was a momentous event- and a wonderfulness chapter began. A Success.

 

May I help you? Kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

Now Serving San Francisco, San Jose, and Marin County

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Kerry On – What does a Personal Assistant do, exactly?

rocket-979271_640Kerry On- Your Personal Assistant in San Francisco, Marin and San Jose

Each week, I assist clients with projects, chores, tasks, errands, research, deliveries, mailings, organizing and downsizing…

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Deal with Collection Agency regarding a Blue Cross Error
Drop off proper Docs; and Pick Up Passports at Russian Embassy
Call Top  “Best” Doctors in San Francisco for project
Call (six times) Home Security re: billing problem and Stop Service 
Check Home – three times a week while family away ( Two Page To Do  list)
Research and interview/hire Condo Manager in Chicago
Find Best: Electrician, Window Washer, Shredding Company, Maid Service, Insulation Specialist, Hairdresser, International Shipper, Seamstress, Home Chef
Clean out and Organize Five closets, the garage and 25 cupboards.
Inventory pantry, cupboards, and make list for Costco and Falletti’s
Mail: Sort through mail – toss junk mail – organize bills – create “paper- shred” pile
Take the car to Touch-less Car Wash for detailing – both cars.
Pickup/drop off items at dry cleaners; Goodwill; drug store; D&M Liquors, City Hall
Go to UPS and retrieve packages
Take lists to Grocery Shop: Costco, Whole Foods, and Rainbow Organics
Remove tags from all new items from Marshalls/Nordstrom and arrange in closet
Arrange all dress shirts, slacks, blazers and leather jackets by color and season
Fold and Rearrange 50 T-shirts and sweaters place in color coded drawers
Organize downstairs linen closet – remove all tattered towels. Deliver towels, etc. to SPCA
Match: Enormous piles of odd socks

 

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