Many people we work with say “No one ever taught me to be organized.” Some of our clients are experiencing life changing situations and some simply do not have the time to organize their environment by themselves. For others, things are just out of control or they are too embarrassed to ask friends, family or employees for help. They find relief with Kim Cosentino, owner of The De-Clutter Box. She is a clutter consultant who some prefer to call their “clutter therapist.” She takes the time to understand the situation and create personalized systems. Kim is not only experienced, but efficient, non-judgemental and guarantees confidentiality.
Since 1994, The De-Clutter Box has provided professional organizing services throughout the Chicagoland area and is a Gold Circle Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Past President, Chicago Chapter of NAPO, 2006-2007.
Kim Cosentino is originally from Rocky River, OH. She graduated with a BA in Communications from Miami of Ohio. After graduating in 1980, she went into the hotel industry as a catering manager for the Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport. A good fit with her four years of Stouffer training during her college summers and holidays. She ventured onto Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in 1982 as a catering manager with the Radisson/Hotel Continental serving such clients as the initial Bud Lite Chicago Triathlons, the FBI team for Ronald Reagan’s visit, many events for Mayor Washington’s office and Governor Thompson, the National Association of Realtors, the Police Chiefs Association, the Western (Open) Golf Association, Airline Pilots Association and press and teleconferences as well as social events for private and corporate clients. In 1985 she joined the Marriott Corporation and was with them for ten years in sales and marketing. She handled arrangements for large corporations such as Kyocera, James River, Proctor & Gamble, Wyeth Labs, Eastman Kodak, Ryerson, Conway Central, Pfizer Labs and Sanford Corp.
Working in the hotel industry helped her develop the corporate side of her organizing talents. The Marriott Corporation is known for its continuing excellent training for its management staff both in people skills and paper management. In 1994 the notion of doing what she truly enjoyed in life–organizing–came to fruition and the rest is history.
Her services have been featured in articles appearing in the Reporter Progress, Suburban Life, Daily Herald, Hinsdale Doings, Met Life and Tribune as well as on NBC5 and ABC7.
- We serve our clients with integrity, competency and objectivity and treat them with respect and courtesy.
- We offer services only in those areas in which we are qualified and present our qualifications both verbally and in writing.
- We advertise our services honestly and represent the organizing profession accurately.
- We communicate in advance fees that are reasonable, legitimate and commensurate with our experience.
- We offer recommendations for products or other services with our client’s best interests in mind.
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