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About Veronica

I believe the function of our homes and living spaces impact and affect our lives. Our homes need to change as life circumstances change.

Hello I’m Veronica, Professional Organiser at A Hand to Help. Let me share my story of change.

As a Professional Organiser, I work with people to organise their homes to create spaces that are functional, that they can safely and comfortably live in. However, I wasn’t always a Professional Organiser. My working life started out as a seamstress working for a fashion house in Hobart. During my years there I worked my way up to running the Design Workroom. My love for colour and texture has stayed with me even though the “rag trade” is no longer my calling.

Good organising is about how we put away and then easily find what we want, when we want it. It needs to be simple and easy to use. There is no one size fits all. It’s unique to you. It is this philosophy that I embrace with my clients.

In 2019 I completed my certificate 4 in Disability to help me understand and support my clients better. But study hasn’t finished. As a member of the Institute of Challenging Disorganisation, I continue to learn and complete qualifications to enable me to be a better and more supportive Professional Organiser.

I understand change. Life is constantly changing. For lots of reasons, our homes are slow to change with us as we transition from one phase of life to another. Change can be hard!

I allow clients to have choice and control when we work together organising their belongings in their homes. Lowering anxiety and building client’s confidence to find their own organising style brings me great joy.

I get excited when clients realise organising isn’t about perfection but about having a way that works for them. It takes the pressure off and allows them to enjoy their home and improve their daily lives.

About Kate

A Hand to Help | Kate

One of my favourite things to do is to organise.

Hi I’m Kate. I am one of the Professional Organisers at A Hand to Help. 

Even as a child organising was a favourite pastime. I was constantly rearranging my bedroom and repositioning my favourite boy band posters of the time.
Not much has changed now that I am an adult. Only I have replaced the boy band posters with family photos and indoor plants.

Some call me the list queen. There is nothing I love more than sitting down with a cup of coffee and making a list. Whether it be a shopping list, planning an event list, my housework jobs I want to do that day list or a list to spruce up part of the house or a sort out list. A list gives me clarity to plan the steps to achieve what I want and need to do.

One of the major things I have come to realise, especially now that I am a parent, is that when things are organised and spaces are functional my mental clarity is greatly improved. My home is calm and much more pleasant to be in.

My wish as a Professional Organiser is that our clients feel that clarity and sense of satisfaction too, and that we have some fun and laughter along the way.

About Helen

I’m naturally organised. It’s in my DNA. Yet I understand this isn’t everyone’s organising experience.

Hi I’m Helen, a Professional Organiser at A Hand To Help.

Being organised has always been important to me. It has allowed me to coordinate the juggle of life: keeping up with my children’s and family’s busy schedules, caring for our ageing parents and running a home office.
Life is full and it’s important to me to find joy & happiness as much I can.

Inherited from my gorgeous Mum is a natural instinct to help others.
I love supporting our clients gain more control of their spaces and achieve their goals. Helping our clients grow in self-knowledge enables them to live a more enjoyable, stress-free life.

I look forward to working with you.

About Chelsey

A Hand to Help | Kate

Over the last 10 years life has been full, with family and children.

Hi, my name is Chelsey, and I am one of the Professional Organisers at A Hand to Help.

I am so blessed to be part of A Hand to Help’s happy and organised team!

As a child, I enjoyed rearranging my bedroom and my younger brothers’ bedrooms. Cleaning the kitchen on a Saturday and Sunday morning was my weekend routine. Only for nana to cover it with flour and baked goodies!
Making flower bookmarks and bouquets from the garden gave me great joy as a child.

My connection with gardening remains a joy and a few indoor plants have now started to appear. I like crafting but I’m not very good at it! With a full week, being organised has become a requirement and editing our children’s toys and clothes is now a regular thing, as they grow quickly! Up until 2015, I worked in District Nursing. It has been a privilege to help each person’s health and well-being in their home setting.

I look forward to helping you achieve a sense of freedom and to regain control over your possessions, whilst cherishing those important items you feel especially connected to. After working together, my hope for you is to feel proud of your work, love what you see in your home and breathe a sigh of relief. Go on, open that drawer or cupboard again, because now it looks awesome!

So, guided by your goals, and heart, let’s make changes in your home to enhance your health, well-being, and happiness.

Meet the Team

Veronica

Veronica

Professional Organiser

What’s the best part of your role?
Seeing my clients smile and their shoulders relax after an organising session is probably the best part of my role?

Kate

Kate

Professional Organiser

What is one unexpected thing you’ve learnt in your role as a Professional Organiser?
In my role as a Professional Organiser, I did not expect to love learning so much from my clients and their lives as I do. They are amazing people with amazing stories to tell.

Helen

Helen

Professional Organiser

What is your favourite part of the day as a Professional Organiser?
Being a professional organiser is such a rewarding experience.  Often upon arrival our clients can feel overwhelmed and anxious about the daunting task ahead. When broken down into more manageable goals and expectations, it is so gratifying to show clients exactly what has been achieved in such a small space of time. Experiencing the joy of a client after realising what has been accomplished is my favourite part of the day.

Chelsey

Chelsey

Professional Organiser

As a Professional Organiser, what do you look forward to the most?
As a Professional Organiser, what I look forward to the most is when you hear the client take a deep breath in, then out when they see their achievements and know that life will be just that be easier with that space organised, it’s a freeing moment for them. 

Philip

Philip

Business Manager & Chief Encouragement Officer (CEO)

What makes you feel good about your role at A Hand to Help?
Watching A Hand to Help grow as a business is one of my favourite parts of the role. I love watching my wife Veronica flourish in business, doing what she loves to do.

Iris

Iris

Media Manager

What’s one of your favourite parts of your role?
Organising the professional organiser (my Mum) is definitely one of the unexpected perks of my role as media manager of A Hand to Help.

Morris

Morris

Welfare Officer

What’s the best part of your working day?
Sleeping in the sun on the office chair by the window.

Kind words:

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“I’m doing so well; I’ve found important papers that I never knew I had.”

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“I could do it because you were here”

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“I now know where everything is”

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“You make it do-able!”

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“I’m happy because now I can find what I need”

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“He was gobsmacked and I’m so pleased!!!”

10 questions with Veronica

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

I’m a breakfast lover. It could be a cold or hot breakfast but it always happens and it comes with lots of tea.

How do you plan your day when you’re not at work?

Away from work I’m a recluse. I very much enjoy catching up with friends and like to go out, but lunch outings are my thing. When the evening comes, I prefer to be at home hanging out with the family. I enjoy pottering in my garden.

What’s your creative weakness?

I get excited about ideas and start projects that don’t always get finished. 😊

What does your desk look like?

I have a large desk. Lots of room for paper which is always there. A plant and a toy wooden train that my children played with when they were younger sits on the corner of my desk. It makes me happy being there.

What’s your favourite item or piece of furniture?

The 3-seater sofa is my favourite piece of furniture at home. I chose it not to seat more people but to have a nap on. Nothing nicer than a nap on the sofa. The sofa also doubles as the clean washing pile station. Everyone knows where to find their pile of clean clothes.
My next favourite thing is the slow cooker. The slow cooker is like one pot camp cooking. It suites my 2-step cooking philosophy. 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is breakfast in bed with a good book. It doesn’t happen often but on a cold winter weekend morning it’s a treat.

When are you happiest at work?

I’m happiest at work when I’m working with clients doing face to face sessions. Chatting, laughing and helping them with change.

What’s your go-to food?

Fruit is my go-to fuel. Love a crunchy bitter apple, mangoes are to die for and frozen fresh dates are the sticky sweet treat I enjoy with a weekend coffee.

Do you have a favorite movie?

I love movies but I’m not good at remembering them. The Blues Brothers has stuck though. Great music, classic car crashes and tacky story line.

Who do you think would be a great best friend?

Winnie the Pooh would make a great best friend. He’s thoughtful, caring, likes sweet honey and is quirky. He’s one of those friends you know you’d get a good hug from.