“Er is letterlijk en figuurlijk een last van mij afgevallen"

Aan het begin van dit jaar gestart met de geweldige organizing diensten van Mariska van Dutch Simplicity. Na verschillende verhuizingen, kantoor aan huis, lockdown en een overvolle agenda begon ik de controle over mijn eigen huis te ‘verliezen’. Online zocht ik naar een oplossing en zo kwam ik terecht op de site van Dutch Simplicity.

Na een uitgebreide kennismaking bij mij aan huis voelde ik direct een klik. Ik zag in eerste instantie best wel op tegen een onbekend persoon in mijn huis maar dat gevoel was al binnen een paar minuten verdwenen. Mariska straalt rust uit, geeft je de ruimte, is begripvol en bovenal heel georganiseerd!

We besloten minimaal 1 sessie per week te plannen en hebben op deze manier binnen een aantal weken een enorme verandering kunnen maken. Van kantoorruimte, keuken tot slaapkamer alles is uitgezocht, geordend en opgeruimd. Er is letterlijk en figuurlijk een last van mij af gevallen. Mijn huis voelt zoveel fijner aan en werkelijk alles heeft een vaste plek. Dat kreeg ik zelf nooit zo voor elkaar.

Graag wil ik alles zo netjes houden en daarom heb ik nog maandelijks een sessie met Mariska, een soort onderhoud. Ook voor het organiseren van mijn garderobe en kledingkasten kan ik niet meer zonder!

— A.W.

“Ik heb het overzicht terug gekregen in mijn huis"

Mariska heeft mij een aantal keer geholpen met het organiseren van mijn spullen. Ik zag er erg tegenop, maar wat een fijne ervaring! Ontzettend lief en rustig in de omgang. Met haar professionele hulp ging ik ook zelf aan de slag en kreeg het overzicht terug. Écht een aanrader! Cadeautje voor jezelf deze hulp!

— J.R.

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“Opruimen kon ik best maar ik had de fut niet meer om het alleen te doen"

Iedereen kent het wel een la, kast, kamer, kelder of zolder vol uitgestelde beslissingen. Bij mij was er een kamer die voor de helft vol lag met uitgestelde beslissingen. Gewoon omdat we veel hebben moeten zorgen en mantel zorgen. Voor je het weet is het zover. En dan wil je zelf aan de slag maar de energie is je vergaan.

Toen heb ik Mariska ingeschakeld! De beste beslissing die ik had kunnen nemen. Opruimen kon ik best maar ik had de fut niet meer om het alleen te doen. Zij brak alles voor mij in stukjes (nou ja figuurlijk natuurlijk) waardoor er meer overzicht kwam. We zijn erdoor gevlogen. Wat een feest was het. Echt een aanrader voor iedereen die even zelf de puf niet heeft en een steuntje in de rug kan gebruiken om alle uitgestelde beslissingen aan te gaan. Bedankt Mariska je bent een topper.

— K.V.

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“Door te veel troep, was er nooit rust in ons huis“

Wat was dit hemels! Mariska heeft ons geweldig geholpen om van 15 jaar leven met een jong gezin ons helemaal klaar te maken voor de aankomende verhuizing. Ons huidige huis is heerlijk opgeruimd en georganiseerd waardoor wij eindelijk voluit kunnen genieten van onze oude woonsituatie. De verhuizing zelf wordt ook geen probleem, want alles is gelabeld en alle troep is al weg gegooid! In het nieuwe huis zal Mariska nog 1 keer met ons meedenken om ook daar deze gecreëerde oase van overzicht en rust te verwezenlijken! Ik kan niets anders doen dan haar uit volle overtuiging aan te bevelen voor iedereen die ook iets wil doen aan hun huis waar nooit rust is door teveel troep.

— E.M.

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“Zeer goede ervaring gehad met de organizing service van Dutch Simplicity“

Ik ergerde mij al enige tijd aan de staat van mijn thuiswerkplek maar sinds kort start ik mijn dagen aan een heerlijk leeg bureau. Met de professionele hulp van Mariska heb ik mijn bureauspullen en mijn papieren geordend en handig opgeruimd. Top resultaat!

— F.S.

“Ik heb de essentie in mijn leven terug gevonden"

Wat vond ik het spannend om Mariska in te schakelen. Ik kan best zeggen dat ik er heel erg tegenop heb gezien. Maar wat is zij lief en geduldig. Ze heeft me geen een keer een rare blik of opmerking gegeven over mijn spullen.

Voor mijn gevoel had ik echt een probleem maar dat bleek eigenlijk heel erg mee te vallen. Ze inspireert me enorm en heeft me aangezet om door te gaat tot het gaatje. Ze is niet alleen thuis maar ook op mijn werk geweest. En ze is zo fijn en gezellig. We hebben er echt plezier in gekregen. En het mooiste van alles is dat ik de essentie in mijn leven terug heb gevonden. Zij weet mij te motiveren als geen ander.

Als iemand nog twijfelt kan ik maar één ding zeggen; waarom zou je twijfelen om je te laten helpen met iets wat je niet altijd zelf helemaal kan? Mariska is een geweldig lief en geduldig mens met liefde en passie voor je spullen en ze steunt je met alles.

— S.W.

“Our home is now a million times easier to manage“

Organization with Mariska exceeded my expectations by a long shot! We had a very busy and overwhelming home that I hadn’t been able to get control of. Now our home is peaceful, organized and a million times easier to manage. Thank you Mariska!

— V.F.

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”Mariska is calm, pleasant and easy to work with”

In only a few sessions, we went through so much stuff! A huge bonus for me was that Mariska arranged for all my donations to be picked up after each session.

Mariska is calm, pleasant and easy to work with. Thank you Mariska, I’m so happy with how much more organized my home is now!

— J.N.

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“I was amazed at how happy it made me feel“

I decided to hire an organizer to help declutter my small apartment and chose Dutch Simplicity. It was an excellent choice.

Mariska was easy to work with, accommodating to my schedule and completely understood my needs. The results exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Dutch Simplicity.

You need to declutter your space now and Mariska is definitely the person to help you do it. Just do it. You will be amazed at how happy it will make you feel.

— D.H

”Mariska helped me navigate through 30 years of my life in boxes upon boxes”

There are just not enough words to express to Mariska as to exactly how incredibly helpful she has been to me!
I suffer from anxiety related to mild to moderate OCD, and Mariska’s kind, thoughtful & patient nature were a Godsend to me!
She helped me navigate through 30 years of my life that had been left to me in boxes upon boxes after a divorce.

I do not function well in chaos, and all of these boxes were living in my garage and downstairs family room, causing much anxiety to me. I was fortunate over the past 5 years to have had help from a friend and relative, but finally decided that in order to get it done, I needed to hire a professional!
I checked out Mariska’s Facebook page and decided to contact her…we met and had an instant connection!
She takes the time to get to know you, as well as your situation and your needs.
She is a true professional…but more than that…I would now consider her a friend!

— A.H

”I finally admitted to myself how overwhelmed by life and my house I had become”

Having moved to a new city and gone through a recent loss of a close family member and a devastating divorce at 52, I found myself emotionally lost, and traumatized, having been left alone with a large home, my two dogs, unfamiliar surroundings, and a loss of inner-strength. I have always been strong, independent, and organized. And, stubborn.

I finally admitted to myself how overwhelmed by life and my house I had become, so I decided to search for a Personal Organizer. I was blessed to have found Mariska, of Dutch Simplicity. It would have taken me years, and a lot of tears, to get through all of my boxes full of my, my parents, and my ex husband’s personal belongings, and to learn to let go of the negative, and purge my soul.

I’ve since, gotten a great new boyfriend, started a new job, and am not scared of my house anymore. It has finally become a home, and I love it, and my new city. Mariska may not be a professional counselor, but WOW…her calm demeanor, patience, caring, and attention to detail, my belongings and my feelings, have changed my outlook, and my attitude.

She is a master organizer, meticulously clean, and her smiling face would lighten anyone’s day. I’m excellent at judging people. I would never let someone into my house I felt I could not trust, and now she has a new friend in me, as well. I can’t say more about her, other than, she’s awesome!!

— M.M

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“With Mariska alongside for accountability, support and gentle but wise suggestions we moved in and organized our home into a simple and functional space with everything in its place“

Dutch Simplicity is the perfect name for Mariska’s company.

We have ADHD and SPD in our family and this guided us to the decision to take the JOY of living simply seriously. Our family moved our entire home into a container at the front of our home and came to a realization that to move back in as a busy young family on our own was not a choice.

We called Mariska and from the first call it was a good fit! Together we decluttered, donated and cleaned. With Mariska alongside for accountability, support and gentle but wise suggestions we moved in and organized our home into a simple and functional space with everything in its place. Mariska has a keen sense of finding out how you like to work and fitting in with your style to deliver you the best service possible.

If you can see what you want your home to look like, you have a vision, you need help to get started and you want accountability to get it done just call Mariska. We took it serious and stuck with the process for 7 months. It’s a way of learning to live simply. To enjoy what is not material. To make space for your family. Whatever your level of commitment to decluttering, Mariska will help you without question. Highly recommended.

— S.M.

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“Mariska helped me create an uncluttered and peaceful home”

The people of Den Haag are very fortunate to have Dutch Simplicity to help them get organized to create more energy in their lives.

Mariska is very efficient and a hard worker whose gift it is to help see your ‘stuff’ in a different light, to create an uncluttered and peaceful home. She is fast, gentle and kind to work with, you will be highly satisfied with her work.

— E.F.

"Having my space decluttered feels like therapy to me”

Mariska is amazing! She knows how to connect with you, be sensitive to your needs and budget, and transform your space…and your life!
i.e. If having your space de-cluttered feels like therapy to you too! It sure makes a difference to me! You won’t regret contacting Dutch Simplicity and meeting Mariska. She is soooo good at what she does!

— A.G.

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”Mariska is very organized, efficient, trustworthy and kind”

Mariska was amazing to work with. We moved and I wanted to get rid of a lot of stuff we accumulated over the years. Together we decluttered our entire home, it was a very rewarding process.

Mariska also helped me unpack and get setup at our new place. She is very organized, efficient, trustworthy and kind. Highly recommend!

— C.K.

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“Mariska is gentle and non-judgemental, perfect for people who may have anxiety about having a stranger in their home”

Mariska, founder of Dutch Simplicity is amazing! I have severe mobility issues and for the past three years I have not been able to un-pack my home, and I am un-able to reach much of the items I would typically use on a day to day basis. I had become overwhelmed and I isolated because I was ashamed of the chaos that surrounded me. I had tried a couple of different organisers but found that they were not in tune with my situation.

This past winter my health declined even more, and it was clear I needed to find real help. I decided to try again to find a professional organiser. I googled, professional organisers, in the Fraser Valley, and ‘Dutch Simplicity’ jumped out at me.

Upon meeting her I felt she was exactly the person I had been looking for. During the whole process her kind, gentle even nature eased much of my anxiety of having a stranger go through every item in my home.

Mariska walked me through every process and explained to me her ideas for organising my home a certain way, and why it would work well for me. Sometimes I didn’t get it until after the results only to find I loved her ideas.

I love the feeling in my home now. It feels like new life has been brought into my space. Mariska showed a high level of insight into what would work best for me, and she did it all in such a calm manner.

I highly recommend Mariska. She is perfect for people who may have anxiety about having a stranger in their home. She is gentle, and non-judgmental. She worked very hard during the entire process, but always in a very calm and steady manner. My home is now where I had pictured it and I love it!! Very positive experience!!

— J.R.

”Having consistent scheduled sessions was key to our success”

When Dutch Simplicity came into our home, we were ready to make a change in how we lived.  We are procrastinators by nature and having consistent scheduled sessions was key to our success.  Although we were ready to make a change, it was still difficult to let go. Working with Mariska was so effortless.  She never pressured us or made us feel guilty for wanting to keep certain items. She simply created a space for our ‘Sentimental Items’.

Mariska has the ability to visualize a space.  We loved when she came with her white and orange suitcase filled with organizing gadgets. She would measure our space and return with the perfect items for organizing the space and our things.

We were fortunate enough to have Mariska work with all 3 of our children.  She tailored her time to work with their individual strengths and weaknesses.  She spent time teaching them how to organize in a way that made sense to them. We were able to let go of many ‘treasures’ without tears.

Mariska is a very kind, gentle and thoughtful person.  We thoroughly enjoyed having here work in our home. If you are looking for a company to come in and help with a project whether big or small, Dutch Simplicity is the one you are looking for.

— S.T.

”I am not embarrassed to have company come over anymore”

Mariska is amazing! we have a big family and a very cluttered home. I am a huge crafter and self proclaimed pack rat.

After spending a couple years trying to slowly chip away at the clutter and mess and feeling overwhelmed and lost, I found Dutch Simplicity. After each session the house was noticeably more manageable.
I am not embarrassed to have company come over anymore, I can do a quick tidy up without stressing about the number of items that don’t have a “home”.

I struggle with being emotionally attached to too many items and Mariska was so gentle and encouraging that I can’t count the number of large bags of donations we have taken out. She is the perfect blend of tough love and gentle understanding. In just one session with her I usually get through an area that would take me several days on my own and have been able to keep most of the changes she helped make with minimal upkeep.
100% recommended her to anyone who needs to declutter or reorganize an area.
The rooms look beautiful when she is done.

— C.N.

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“I highly recommend Dutch Simplicity”

Mariska was recommended to me by a friend of mine for her extraordinary organizing services and abilities. She organized and decluttered closets in my very jumbled craft room.

I found Mariska has great ideas for sorting and decluttering. Because she is not personally attached to any of my items it is easy for her to suggest ways to group like items and make suggestions for removal of unused items. She also provides ways of storing items in drawers and closets that I had not thought of before.

It is a pleasure now to go into those closets and work in my craft room!

— J.Z

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”Refresh your live and give lightness to your home with the help of Dutch Simplicity”

Mariska was born to do this job! She does not only organize your home, help you get rid of unnecessary stuff, but she is also a kind of therapist that you trust from the first sight.

I very much recommend Dutch Simplicity to all those people who would like to refresh their lives or give lightness to their homes and spirits.

— A.K.

"By the end of the second visit we had accomplished our first goal of eliminating one of two very full storage units”

I am delighted to give Mariska of Dutch simplicity my reference. Mariska is extremely proficient at her services with home organization. While she is extremely professional, she is also very friendly and approachable with a calm demeanor.

On her first visit, she was very skilled at assessing the situation in my home and coming up with a short term and long term plan. By the end of the second visit we had accomplished our first goal of eliminating one of two very full storage units being rented throughout a lengthy renovation. This included arranging for all charitable items to be picked up.

I have no hesitation in giving Mariska my highest recommendation for her top-notch home organization services.

—J.B.

“In simplicity you will find peace”.
— Lauren Jawno