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.

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

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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

-Free 30-minute consultation within 30 mile radius



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How to Stop the Robo Calls…

Several clients  have complained about the number of calls – daily- from Scammers, Robo Calls, Creeps…

Block unwanted calls and texts
Look up unknown numbers
Protect yourself against spammers

Get the Mr Number App

Simple Solution: Download Mr Number

This free App is a quick download.

 

Stop the Scams!

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You are most welcome.

 

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Quick Solutions

Getting to the Point- Quick Solutions

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

“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.

  • Bins are the Answer

  • What is the Question?

Everyone wants to know the best, quickest, cleanest, way to organize closets, cupboards, garages and storage spaces.

A quick trip to Target, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Costc0 – and a half dozen clear plastic bins can work wonders in your home. Voila!

How can I help you? May I help you with any of the following?

  • Coordinate and Oversee household improvements- interface with suppliers
  • Repair and Maintenance Service (arranging service, getting quotes, allowing access)
  • Errand Service (dry cleaning, post office, banking, pharmacy, delivery, etc.)
  • Dining and Activities (tickets, reservations, tee times, private tours)
  • Executive and Corporate Assistance (planning meetings, transporting clients, organizational services)
  • House-sitting Service (plants and garden, fill refrigerator for arrival, check on home)
  • Office Help (filing, organizing, copying, shredding)
  • Planning Dinner Parties and Other Events (invitations, food and drink, decorating, music/entertainment)
  • Relocation Service (evaluating homes and rentals, moving and storage arrangements, settling-in services)
  • Shopping Service (groceries, gifts, gift-wrapping, item returns)
  • Transportation Service (airport, within the city)
  • Travel Service (planning and booking)
  • Writing/Proofreading Service
  • Other Services (meal service, reminder service, handling mini-emergencies, etc.)

 

Kerry On!

Email me:Kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

 

 

 

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I’m a Pick Up Artist and Personal Assistant

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I am a Pick Up Artist:

I Pick Up the Pieces: the dry cleaning, the packages at UPS, the plans at City Hall, and the groceries from Whole Foods, Safeway, Bryan’s and Trader Joe’s.

I run errands and I run interference for you with suppliers, contractors, workers and helpers.
I’m a professional Personal Assistant with a proven track record and background in logistics and operations.

Recently:

  • I Moved a couple from their home of 45 years to a Senior Residence in Santa Rosa.
  • I researched the best water heater company in Marin and arranged for the very smooth  installation
  • Arranged for 62 windows cleaned to perfection
    * Created a very thorough ‘Earthquake Preparedness Kit’ for a family of four
    and facilitated the design and construction of 3 very efficient closets….
  • I helped a film-maker set up a home office;  picked up a Visa at the Russian Consulate, bought, wrapped, insured and mailed multiple Christmas gifts, stocked a very extensive pantry from stem to stern.
  • I researched and found a great paint that replicates a movie screen and made a client very happy by having her wall painted/treated – voila!  A new meaning for Home Movies….
  • Delivered: A client  in New York hired me to deliver healthy, balanced  meals from Whole Foods to his frail, elderly parents in Sausalito.
  • De-Cluttered: A very busy client needed closets cleaned up and organized 
  • Client A. doesn’t have time – she hands me her Errands List – Considers it “done” and it is, every week.
  • Another client needed help downsizing/de-cluttering/organizing before her move from a loft South of Market to a condo in Tiburon.  We shopped, shipped, wrapped, taped, labeled, recycled, donated and got her feeling a lot more confident and relaxed about her next chapter.

The list of what I can do to make you life easier and more fun is long and varied.

Let’s talk.

I  will Kerry on – so you can carry on and have a lot more fun and time

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Kerry On- Best of San Francisco – Services


Best Repair, Garage and Oil Change: Sunset 76 Auto Repair/ Service Station

1700 Noriega St (415) 753-9635

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

Best Moving and Storage: Cunningham Movers1250 Van Dyke Ave (415) 854-0524

Best Shredding Company: Level  Six-  139-A Collingwood Street. 94114

Best Yoga/Massage: The Mindful Body2876 California St   (415) 931-2639

Best Florist: Bloomers: cards, ribbon, trinkets, 2975 Washington St  (415) 563-3266

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

Best Hair Salon: Jackson Place Salon (see LIZ) 633 Battery St   (415) 399-1044

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

Best Sell Your Gold: Oxbridge House 2115 Van Ness Ave  (415) 409-6086

Best Walgreens in the City: Franklin Street  Post St.  1301 Franklin (415) 775-6706

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 Volvo Repair Auto 280 1315 Ocean Ave  (See GARY)   (415) 333-8622

Best Massage and Facials: Chez Shivy 350 Lawton St  (415) 566-8316

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Best Volvo Repair:  Auto 28o ~~ 1315 Ocean Ave,   (415) 333-8622,  Based on a terrific 25 year relationship. See Gary- he is great: smart, honest, loyal.

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Best Car Repair Service and Gas Station : Sunset 76 :  1700 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122 : (415) 753-9635 (24th Ave at Noriega) Lou and his team can fix anything.  Honest, smart, cost effective. OVER 90 5 Star Reviews on Yelp and Google.

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In MARIN: Best Place to Buy Tires? Malugani Tire Center Inc, 493 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941- This 68 year old family owned business is outstanding. Smart, efficient, professional and easy work with. A Joy to do business with….yes, tires, a joy!

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Eureka! I found it: Hyundai Heaven –

See The Service Department: STEVENS CREEK HYUNDAI  for Superior Service. See Eric – smart, resourceful, polite with a sense of humor. Impressive professional service. Even the Cashier is lovely, kind and efficient.

So worth the drive to San Jose! Good waiting room (with Wifi) – Free shuttle within 5-10 miles. Steven’s Creek Hyundai is light years ahead of many Car Service Centers.

Q. When is the best time to fill your gas tank?

USA Today Reports:  Hitting the Pump after midnight OR right before dawn is going to save you some money. Turns Out many gas stations hike up their prices during the day, and once traffic slows to a crawl after midnight they drop prices to attract as many customers as possible.

 Should set your alarm to fill up at 4:44 a.m. once a week? It is worth doing if you work odd hours or are driving through the night. Plus, gasoline is denser when it’s cold, so topping off your tank when it is cool out is going to give you a wee bit  more product for the same price.

 

Kerry On 

 

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


 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


“JK2” on Portrero Hill needs assistance 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 place in closet
  • 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 to SF SPCA
  • Match: piles of odd socks
  • Update Cooking Supplies and Spice drawers- toss out “expired” products
  • Set Up File New System – Catalogs, brochures, warrantiespaper_

No two clients are alike. Kerry On – I thrive on variety and new challenges.

May I help you?

Do you need a second set of hands – or someone to delegate and turn your looming “To Do List “over to ? Kerry on!

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

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Kerry On – I Can Save You Time and Timing is Everything


Mr and Mrs A. called me to drive them to the Oakland airport for an unexpected trip East.

They prefer me to drive them in their car and to leave the car at his office in the City.

While they were gone they asked me to:

  • Bring in the newspapers
  • Check the mail and sort
  • Email them daily with any/all news of projects underway:
  • Contact and interface with the computer guru. The Mac was on the fritz- again.
  • Oversee Workmen – who were repainting the downstairs Powder room – for two days.

In addition, the gardener would be installing a drought resistant area in the backyard and needed to be monitored ~according to “notes”.


She runs a Rare Books business from her home and she needed nine books carefully wrapped, insured, mailed and tracked.

The last two things on “THE LIST” were to get a ‘ding’ in her windshield repaired and to stock the refrigerator for their return. Extensive list provided.

Mr and Mrs A. returned to their home last Sunday night – pleased to have their “To do List” handled in their absence. Worry free.

May I help you?

As a Personal Assistant and Project Manager I can save you time and trouble by taking over your To Do List, interfacing with workmen and assisting you with any number of projects.

Kerry On: References Available

Free 30 minute interview within 20 miles radius

– Certified Paralegal

-Former Corporate Meeting Planner

-Background -Director of Operations/Logistics

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

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Looking for SF’s Best Shredding Excellence?

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Recently, a client hired me to deliver reams of out dated documents, ancient tax returns, and misc. papers  to

Level 6 Shredding in San Francisco.

This  owned and operated – impeccable company weighed and shredded all the docs that required my ‘witness’ and were to shred all other papers, thereafter.   Matt and Robert make house calls -and  will show up at your curb ( at your home or office) and shred documents, too.

A great service –  both very professional and cordial: Level Six Shredding.

 

Good Will? Out-of -the -Closet is a dynamic, well organized, company – located at California and Polk Streets – light years ahead of Goodwill- who accepts donations for resale.

Excellent drive in and drop off donations service. Several clients have hired me take multiple bags for donations to Out- of -the- Closet.

Good Will Hunting – Looking for someone to run to Target, Costco and Bev Mo?  Last week I made the rounds for one family and delivered groceries, paper goods, and beverages. Happy family.

Contact: Kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

I am professional and efficient with a proven track record and sterling references.

Free 30-minute consultation within 10 miles radius.

  • References Upon Request
  • May I help you?
  • Thank you

 

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Give me your shopping list? Let me do you shopping

Kerry On Personal Shopper

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 have people over – we talk.

She plans the menu – we discuss various stores, decor, and wine, Bev Mo versus Costco. I do all the shopping, deliver, and put groceries away, set the table and prep various food items.

Who does your grocery shopping? 

Is it a mad dash into the corner grocer or Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods and Target?

I’ll be happy to take over your Grocery List… so you can Kerry on!

Personal Shopper Expertise: My grandfather opened a family-owned department store in California in 1895. For a century, our store served the local communities. My father taught me a great deal about customer service, merchandising and high standards.

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Please contact me to discuss your To Do List.- Kerry.on.sf@gmail.com

 

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