This excerpt from Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s book “A Gift from the Sea” reminds us of the Less-Is-More truism. “One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. READ MORE
Sue is resilient, courageous, and so very determined. I wanted to share her story as a way to inspire others, as she inspires me. Sue is on disability and, over the years, has found a passion in making beautiful objects. Her dream has READ MORE
Kate very much feels her home: her rooms and her furnishings shout “Kate,” and this is very important to her. All rooms felt like home, except the den. For some reason, she hadn’t taken ownership of this room, and it had built a READ MORE
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the “stuff” you have accumulated? Start with sorting—putting all similar items together. This step is the keystone to getting organized. You start with this step with anything you want to organize: an office, a man cave, a garage, READ MORE
Allyson, you gave me back my creativity! Every time I go into my art studio my heart sings. This room is now a sanctuary and a sacred space.
Sue C., Vancouver
Allyson is an excellent support: she’s logical, gets down to business, and sticks with it.The most unexpected gift is her non judgement; her neutrality around what I want to keep is terrific. Her guidance to get me moving, and then her follow-up later, was just the right touch to clear out the clutter. I am left with feelings of lightness and enthusiasm.
Star G., owner Yoga with Star
I've settled into my new place and thanks again for everything. Your work was amazing. Without a doubt, you contributed to a very successful house sale.
C. McC., Vancouver
Allyson is the queen of organization! She is professional, friendly, and optimistic.
I appreciated the way tasks were broken down into manageable units. This helped me focus without getting overwhelmed. I looked forward to our sessions instead of dreading the process. What a relief to finish downsizing!
A.M.W., Victoria, BC
Allyson saved my sanity by helping me to organize my home office this summer. We worked together and every minute of it was effective and productive. After removing all that clutter, I was able to move forward in my business.
Thank you Allyson!
Elena K., owner Arnica Clinic
My room is amazing! I thought it was going to be hard, but it was fun. If you're thinking about getting organized—go for it! It is awesome.
11-year-old boy, Burnaby
When listing our home for sale, our stager gave us a 3-page list of To Dos. We were in absolute and total shock. After 46 years of accumulating without downsizing, we did not know where and how to start. To say we were in panic mode and needed help was an understatement. The stager recommended that I call Allyson Butt of REVIVE Organize. Allyson and Mary Ann worked with us to prepare the home for sale.
A few weeks later, the realtor and stager visited and could not believe that we actually met every request on the long To Do list. Our efforts increased the value of our home well beyond the cost of their service.
We highly recommend Allyson and Mary Ann as competent organizers that get the job done on time and with compassion.
David and Anna Smith, West Vancouver
Hiring Allyson was one of the best decisions I've made. From start to finish, Allyson was pleasant, professional--and most importantly--extremely good at her job. The time and money were much, much more than worth it. I now love opening the front door to an oasis instead of a disaster zone.
Dr. Debra B.
Allyson thinks outside the box. In a matter of minutes she came up with some incredible ideas on how to create an art space in my home. We'll be transforming our dining room into an art studio for me and my husband. Thanks Allyson!
Aleeta Grant, Artist, Teacher, & Meditator
I am turning 72 this year and Allyson changed my life.
I had not filed my papers for 20 years; papers were stored everywhere. I was scared to shred anything. I felt overwhelmed by it all.
Since we sorted and shredded my papers, my depression and anxiety have lifted. I am sleeping better. The stress and tension are gone.
I get so excited before our next organizing session.
Allyson helped me with my office, papers and To Dos. The energy in my office shifted from exhausted “uugghhs” to an lively and energetic ability to take action. I have since recommended her system to others and I look forward to time at my desk knocking off my To Do items. Allyson is wonderful, approachable, understanding, and helpful.
Andrea Burk, Life and Career Coach
With my staff working at full capacity and us needing to relocate our office, I hired an expert so that important things wouldn't slip through the cracks. Allyson delivered exactly what she said she would; she fully executed the items we discussed. I always had confidence that everything was well managed--which was an enormous relief. The move went very smoothly from my point of view, and I would never do another move without her.
Virginia Bird, Partner, Pottinger Bird Community Relations
I was a first-time exhibitor at a trade show, and I was overwhelmed. Allyson helped me to break tasks down into reasonable bites within a realistic timeline. Allyson is practical; she revises or eliminates that which is not fruitful. She also pitches in with carrying, sorting, packing, and sourcing—even taking loads to the Salvation Army, saving me embarrassment and time.
Teshi F., owner 7 Sisters Trading
I LOVE my newly organized kitchen. I now feel inspired to be creative! Allyson kept me on track, helped me to de-clutter, and got the tools that I do need. I learned a huge lesson: holding on to old useless items kept the energy stagnant and stopped me from wanting to be in the kitchen. The investment of time, effort, and money was well worth it. I *highly* recommend Allyson's services to others.
Kelly Kiss, owner Becoming Light Healing
Alyson has a wealth of knowledge, is fun to work with, and teaches the process as she goes along. My feelings of overwhelm are calmed by her sense of control, efficient methods, and boundless energy. REVIVE Organize is reasonable and the ROI is amazing: I now feel at peace, comfortable, and uncluttered.