I have known Yuzu for several years and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable about all things related to organizing. She's easy to work with, a terrific problem-solver, and has a calming influence in potentially intimidating circumstances. I have recommended her, to my dearest friends, because I trust her implicitly.
- Sarahjoy Pickholtz, IL
I have had the pleasure of knowing Yuzu Sasaki Byrne with Neatopia for the past 3 years. We have been in a networking group together and we have done a "Senior Services" presentation together. She is a caring professional that knows how to get the job done. I have recommended her and her services to my family, friends and business acquaintances.
- Deb Myers, IL
During a home remodeling project, my office became cluttered and disorganized. I was overwhelmed trying to get it cleaned up and contacted Yuzu Sasaki Byrne of Neatopia for assistance. From the moment I talked with Yuzu, I felt calmer and less overwhelmed. Yuzu took the time to really understand my situation and what I needed to do. Before we began the organizing project, Yuzu provided an organizing blueprint for us to follow. While working on my office Yuzu was patient, non-judgemental and professional. She made the process smooth and simple. Her quiet persistence and expertise resulted in an organized office with some new systems to help me keep it that way. If you are struggling to get your home or office organized, I highly recommend Yuzu and Neatopia.
- Victoria Cook, IL
Yuzu helped me organize our office in the basement. I had a general idea about what’s in the office but things were scattered around the office and I started to feel stressed out about the increasing amount of clutter. Yuzu taught me some organizing techniques that I can use to manage clutter. I have a huge collection of books and I can now find any books I want or need. She even made some room to place family photos and flowers throughout the office. I now look forward to going down to the office. The biggest benefit was that in a short period of time, we were able to create an organizing system where everything I need has a home and that it is easy to maintain. Thank you for transforming what I felt like a storage room into a beautiful functional office.
- Fusayo Errico, IL
Yuzu gave two presentations at the North Suburban YMCA entitled “Breaking Up is Hard to Do – De-Cluttering and Feeling Good About It” where she instructed participants about how to “break up” with belongings that are crowding their spaces and with which they have a clinging relationship. Everyone who attended her presentations gave positive feedback about Yuzu’s gentle, caring approach and thoughtful implementation of the process of getting organized and de-cluttering.
In her discussion, it was clear that she understands that one of the most difficult organizing tasks is parting with belongings with which one has emotional ties and she gave thoughtful suggestions to make parting with those belongings easier. For example, Yuzu suggested taking a picture of something you’re struggling to let go of and then giving that object to someone whom you care about so that they can develop a relationship with it. As a result, you de-clutter, you have fond memories and a link to the object and someone else now enjoys it - a win-win all the way around.
- Karen Brownlee, IL
Yuzu is a master coach. She is patient, does deep listening, and demonstrates remarkable compassion. There is never judgment, only an attempt to understand the frustration and challenges and help you to adopt practices and leverage tools to clear your mind, space and organize what matters most to you. Jump at the opportunity to work with Yuzu! I sure am glad I did.