As Americans, we are obsessed with big things. The Big Mac, The Biggie Drink, The Super Size Meal, big-box retailers, The Biggest Loser. I could go on and on. Whoever said “bigger is better” was actually wrong. When it comes to a living space – sometimes smaller is more economically feasible and psychologically manageable. Especially if you are a...Read More
About Lori Lori
Lori Gersh is a hands-on professional organizer, move manager and the owner of Leave It 2 Lori. Her focus is on helping her clients in Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, and other Southern California cities to declutter, organize, and transform their space. Whether you are upsizing or downsizing, organizing your home or your office, Lori and her team will handle it all.
Here are my most recent posts
Moving day has arrived. You can be calm and collected or overwhelmed and totally stressed. I share my top ten tips for a successful, smooth move. Ok, so you are not Martha Stewart and do not have a posse of helpers to direct your move. As nice as it would be to sit on a high stool with your cup of tea while browsing through a magazine getting an in-home manicure...Read More
WEEKEND ORGANIZING CHALLENGE Are you up for a challenge? Why not Organize your Spices and Oils? This is an easy organizing challenge that can be completed in 15-20 minutes AND will leave you feeling great and relieved the next time you cook! This challenge is easy, rewarding and will get the organizing juices flowing. Ready, set, go… Remove everything from...Read More
Pet supplies can quickly invade and clutter up your home. By creating specific zones for each activity and setting up your home accordingly, you can eliminate alot of the pet clutter ahead of time. Here are some easy steps to follow for organizing your pet supplies and keep your home beautiful. 1. Assign a place for eating. In our house we visit the kibble bin...Read More
Clutter is one of those things that most people struggle with everyday. With the holidays literally around the corner, there is no time like the present to get a head start on organizing and preparing for the craziness that lies ahead. Around holiday time, gift-wrapping paper supplies can be a main culprit for creating unneeded stress and anxiety. Getting those...Read More
I own a small Graphic Design Firm in Woodland Hills. My strength is design and my weakness is organization. I had files in boxes, wires everywhere. I also have hundreds of design books that were completely disorganized. I could never find anything, my office and life were in complete disarray. I could not function anymore and did a search on google for “Professional Organizer” and “Leave it to Lori” came up #1 on Google. Lori came over and assessed the mess and came back and spent a whole day working with me to get my office functional. She forced me to throw stuff away and buy new cabinets and storage boxes. Wow! what a difference. Hiring Lori was the best investment that I ever made. I think she should have her own Reality TV Show. Now I am proud to work in my organized office. My head is clearer and I spend less time looking for stuff. Thank you Lori for saving me from my clutter. I would highly recommend Lori to De-Clutter your life.
-Allen Breiter, Graphic Designer, Breiter Creative
I found Leave It 2 Lori on the internet, which made me a bit skeptical at first. After my initial consultation with Lori and Rosalind I felt confident that this team was capable of handling every aspect of my move. Having just had back surgery, my husband and I learned that we needed to be out of town the weekend we had chosen to move.Lori and her team handled EVERYTHING-including having made the beds for us when we arrived home!I am happy to say our expectations were met and then some. I would recommend Lori and her team to anyone who is looking for a complete moving service. Basically, I never even saw a packing box – much less had to unpack one. And it was unbelievably reasonable. I challenge anyone to find a better organized, more pleasant, and more efficient move organizing company!
-Ruth Hunter, Pacific Palisades
Thank you so much for your expert help on my mother’s move up north. You made what could have been a terrible ordeal run smoothly and easily. We really appreciate all that you and your team did to make things go so well. It was truly a pleasure working with you and my mother could not have been happier!
Dear Lori –Thank you again for all of the help and support you gave our daughter Wendy in organizing her home and her move. Your skills and experience were all put to good use – and the result is a very happy one. Your confidence, calm manner and very positive attitude were a tremendous help to her and made an emotional experience much easier. Wendy felt encouraged and empowered and was able to de-clutter and start fresh. And in the process you gave her many useful tips to help her stay better organized in the future. Thanks for everything. Now, if only we lived closer so you could help me get my office back into shape!All the best,
-Linda & Jay Sandrich
Before “Leave it to Lori” entered my world, my office was a disaster. As an Interior Designer I was used to sweeping into my client’s lives and giving them beautiful spaces, however my own space wasn’t so beautiful. Samples, paperwork and accessories were overwhelming me, causing me confusion and making it really hard to be creative. After one afternoon with Lori, my space is free of clutter, organized and ready for lots of creativity and new projects! I would highly recommend Lori Gersh, she is professional, creative, no nonsense and fun!
-Jill Wolff, Jill Wolff Interior Design
Having Lori come in and get my home office organized has been a blessing. Between my career and family, I struggled finding the time to keep my workspace in order even though I am an organized person at heart. My family even nicknamed my office ‘the dungeon’ and didn’t dare to step foot in it! In two sessions, Lori helped me find an organization system that transformed ‘the dungeon’ into an orderly office space. I now feel empowered to do work from home and haven’t endured the humiliation of losing paperwork in quite some time. Thank you Lori!!!!
-Robin Handler, Westlake Village, CA – Entrepreneur
My family and I recently moved from Texas to Calabasas. Unfamiliar with the area and completely overwhelmed with my children starting in new schools, etc., a month passed by and 75% of our new home remained packed in boxes. One of my neighbors recommended Lori and, let’s just say, she will remain my favorite neighbor forever! After three days of working with Lori, the boxes are finally all gone and my family now feels at home in our new house. Lori worked closely with me to organize everything in a way that is easily maintainable by the entire family. Leave it to Lori to organize your life back in to order!
-Tammi Hicks, Calabasas, CA
Hi Lori – After the work we did together several months ago it occurred to me today that my office and closet are still pretty organized. I know how much paper I have, I know where my printer cartridges are and I haven’t had to buy a new measuring tape since we finished the cleanup. It’s easy to keep it up because there is a place for everything. My office is peaceful and it’s a pleasure to be in the space now. Thanks again. Have a great new year!
-Cathi Schrage, Woodland Hills, CA
I recently worked with Lori and am very pleased with the results. I am an organized person, however, my husband is not and this has been a continuous issue for me. Lori came in, evaluated the situation, and helped create an organization system that works for both of us. Her reassurance and positive reinforcement helped transform our home into something I am no longer embarrassed of.
-Anonymous, Hidden Hills, CA
I initially hired Lori to help me transform an overcrowded bedroom into a home office… which is now my favorite room of the house. We have since worked on almost every room and the results are indescribable. Lori’s monthly visits help support me in my efforts to live an organized lifestyle. Lori helped me transform my house into a home. I love coming home to my organized space. I know where things are and waste no time looking for them.
-Barbara Schechter, Beverly Hills, CA
When my parents visited my apartment for the first time over family weekend, they nearly hit the floor at the site of my mess. My kitchen table was somewhere under a mountain of books/papers and walking into my closet wasn’t even an option. As a college student, organization was not one of my top priorities and they insisted on hiring Lori much to my dismay. However, after two sessions of working with her I couldn’t thank my parents enough! She actually made organizing my mess fun and we even came up with a label system I love. Lori inspired me to stay organized forever!
-Kate Watson, Westwood, CA – Student
Before I hired Lori, I would somehow manage to lose everything. Whether it was in my home or in my purse, it was always lost. Lori helped me come up with a simple organization system that worked with my needs and lifestyle. Together, we went on an adventure of separating, categorizing, and labeling. She made sense of my mess when no one thought it was possible!
-Caroline Hall, Agoura Hills, CA – Artist
When I sold my home last year and moved to another home, Lori’s help in cleaning out and purging years of accumulated clutter was invaluable. Not only did that process help make our move to the new home easier, it helped make our house so much more presentable to buyers. Upon moving into our new home, Lori and her team had us unpacked and put away within 48 hours. I could not have done it without Lori!
-Cindy Kramer, Malibu, CA
As a single mom trying to do it all, my house had transformed into an embarrassing and unorganized disaster. I finally got up the courage to call Lori, and couldn’t be happier with my decision! Lori is a pleasure to work with and helps with everything from the big picture to the smallest detail. She found new space in my house I never even knew existed. Every time one of my friends compliments the orderliness of my home, I smile and want to call Lori and thank her again!
-Gayle Rubin, Westlake Village, CA
Lori’s extraordinary organizational skills helped me create a fantastic photography studio out of an ill-used room and clear my office of years’ worth of clutter. Now I have two spaces that function just as I need them and I couldn’t be happier. Spending a couple of days with Lori was not only highly productive but fun as well. She’s great company and very efficient! Worth every penny!
-Diana Lundin, Photographer
Since 1985 I have used various Professionals Organizers to assist me, who were all great. I have used Lori’s services for 5 years now on several occasions. She far exceeds my previous experiences with her realistic and logical thinking. She has the ability to organize my numerous projects with great enthusiasm and has an answer for all my various situations. Lori gets the job done efficiently and is easy to work with. I truly enjoy getting my life organized!
-Nita Coulter, Property Management
I have worked with Lori since 2000 on various projects throughout my home and my office. She always demonstrates the utmost in proficiency and organization. Lori’s efficiency, planning, follow-up and coordination skills are put to the test many times over, and she performs exceedingly well. It is hard to find professionals like Lori. Hence, she continues to maintain my office on a regular basis.
-Jeffrey Schechter, Dentist
My whole life I have struggled with feelings of inadequacy when it comes to my ability to get and stay organized. I sought help because my husband was tired of living with me and my mess. Lori’s positive attitude and non-judgmental demeanor has allowed me to get myself organized in ways that I never dreamt possible. Lori helped me set-up daily goals for myself that I use and rely on that work. Her monthly visits help keep me on track and recharge my battery! I am so grateful for having found her. Thank you Lori!
-Sarah R., Real Estate Agent
It was a pleasure working with you Lori. I could not have been happier with every aspect of the work you and your team did in downsizing my mom out of her home that she has lived in for many years. The help you provided, not only with the “things” but also with my mom and our entire family was invaluable. I hope you understand just how positive an impact you had on all of us during what could have been a very difficult time in all of our lives, especially my mom’s. I’m deeply appreciative, and wish you the best.
-Max Darnell, Camarillo to Pasadena