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"This class gave me the perfect kick-start to finally tackle the piles of paper around my home and office."
"I love the Sentimental Objects class and look forward to each video—they are full of useful info and practical tips. It's fun to follow along with you and the classmates!"
"Before this class, I had paper everywhere. Now, I have a "home" for all incoming paper, my kitchen table is clear, my filing system is simplified and easier to use, and I have tossed tons of paper I now know I don't need. Finally, I have a system I can maintain!"
"I feel like I can put what you teach us into practice right away. Each call/webinar is structured expertly in terms of the order of your presentation and the pacing. First rate!"
"I am loving this class! I have never been good at baby steps so this class is perfect for me!"
“I consider myself to be an organized person and I learned great tips from Andrew that made an immediate positive impact on my life.”
"Thanks a million times over for your help. I went from terrified to looking at all my accumulated junk with some detachment and more importantly, humor. Andrew helped me focus on the what, why, where and how of it all.”
“The feedback we received confirms that Andrew's holistic and integrated approach to dealing with ‘stuff’ fits perfectly with our community. The basic concepts and practical tips he offers for getting and staying organized are so simple, but the delivery is so fresh that it’s as if we were hearing them for the first time.”
"Andrew has proven to be a conscientious instructor–equipped with a great sense of humor and the solid knowledge of his topic required to gain the respect of his audience. He also takes a practical, hands-on approach to making lasting positive change in people’s lives."
“Andrew’s sense of playfulness and humor helps dissipate the fear, apprehension and intensity that often comes with questions of one’s belongings, particularly for older LGBT adults. I highly recommend Andrew to any organization seeking an engaging, articulate, funny and smart speaker to deliver a powerful and inspirational experience for their audience.”
"Just wanted to let you know how extremely valuable the course was to me. It's become a path to happiness I've integrated into my daily life."
"Andrew very quickly helps you understand the difference between fact and story and the price you pay for living with clutter. I was surprised by how funny he is while firmly helping us get out of our own way!"
“Andrew helped me build sustainable daily habits so I could get and stay organized. No gimmicks—just simple, tangible tools I use every day for amazing results!”
"Andrew is so much more than an organizer—he has moved my life forward in ways that no thing or no one has."
“Andrew separated my personal finances from my business finances after several years of not being able to tell the difference. I was frightened of my checkbooks, and now they’re a breeze. It’s amazing!”
“I hired Andrew to spend one day with my staff—and quickly expanded that to three. He taught us very specific techniques and organizational skills tailored to each person’s job function. Afterwards, staff members shared that working with Andrew was one of the most valuable experiences they've had with our organization.”
“Finally, thanks to Andrew, we solved the chaos caused by all our telecom providers. Andrew helped us straighten out our communications systems and ended months of dropout service and ignored calls for repair. He was a great help for a start-up company like us."
“Not only did I learn a tremendous amount and work through chronic problem areas with Andrew, but I was amazed by his focus and ability to direct our work consistently and professionally. He listened intently to my concerns and clearly understood my work issues. He offered practical solutions that I could implement and sustain way beyond our time together!”
"Working with Andrew was effective and enjoyable. He offered a number of simple and practical strategies for getting more out of my computer, organizing my electronic files, and scheduling and managing my time!"
“Andrew changed my life! He combines the directiveness and clarity of those nuns you hid out from in parochial school with the compassion of your therapist and the charm of your best boyfriend. Let him organize and simplify your work and your life!”
“Andrew can and does create miraculous changes, saving me and my staff endless hours of fear-induced searches for critical items. A wiz at organization, his true gifts are his stamina, decisiveness and clarity of vision for what is important.”
"Andrew changed our lives! Not your typical organizer, Andrew helps his clients get to the heart of their organizational problems through their hearts. I look at 'stuff' in a completely different way now!"
“Andrew’s message is desperately needed by the millions of business professionals looking for effective solutions for everyday organizing and time management challenges. Andrew is a hard-working, results-driven partner and a clear, engaging communicator with an exceptional grasp of his subject. Any business in need of motivation and practical help with organization should call Andrew today!”
“The workshop was so inspiring, I went home and was able to let go of some items that I have been holding on to and keep the memories instead!”
"Running a growing SME had me stretched way too thin. Training with Andrew gave us the tools and insight we needed to change how we use and track time. Our profits are up and we've cut expenses by 30% in just 3 months. Thanks!"
“The response to Andrew and his topic was overwhelmingly positive. His compassionate and playful style proved to be a great match for our audience since the topic of downsizing can be very sensitive and intimidating. I recommend Andrew as a speaker to any organization considering a similar program!”
"How useful Andrew's mantras are: One Home For Everything; Like With Like; Something In, Something Out. We all enjoyed Andrew’s incisiveness and sense of humor, and we treasured the compassion with which he treated us. He will more and more become a guru for our time.”
“The effects of Andrew’s work with us were amazingly immediate—we were inspired and energized to finally get our home and office into shape, something that had eluded us for years. Months later we're still using his principles!”
“In order to practice meditation, first clean your room.”
"Andrew drew the largest audience we've ever had for a public event and people left the Center with a renewed sense of motivation and clarity. The significance of his message cannot be underestimated."
"With warmth, curiosity, humor and a total lack of judgment, Andrew came in, helped me sort through years of accumulated crud and spearheaded a major purge of the basement. He set up enormously helpful filing, bought supplies, shopped for appliances and took on thorny, unpleasant consumer complaint issues that I would have avoided. He is great!"
"It takes a special person to do what Andrew does and do it with the same patience and compassion that he possesses. He is an exceptional teacher, speaker and leader!"
“My friends and I have been purging ever since your workshop, just like the people you told us about. It sure does feel great to dump so much of the unnecessary stuff!”
“Since working with Andrew, I’m more creative, purposeful and have accomplished things that had been stagnating for a long time. I’m much less emotionally attached to things and more in tune with what really matters—my life with the people I love!“
"Working with Andrew transformed a tax audit into a blessing in disguise. He got me focused and organized for my future. The entire process was extremely helpful and I don't know what I would’ve done with out him. He was patient, practical and turned a very complex situation into something simple and easy to manage. He is amazing!"
“Andrew trained our staff and offered a workshop to the community—both were fun, informative and jam-packed with useful tips, tools and suggestions. The staff in-service provided insight into ways of getting organized, simplifying workspaces and personal lives and achieving a higher degree of efficiency and productivity. We received wonderful feedback from both sessions.”
"Andrew Mellen has changed my life. He offers just the right combination of encouragement and tough love to help anyone find balance within the overwhelm of modern life and change habits that are holding you back from happiness."
"Andrew has just the right mix of compassion, practical tools, and a direct, no-nonsense approach that cut through my feelings of being stuck and overwhelmed. Thank you, Andrew, for this life-changing course!"
"Andrew's approach to organization and scheduling combines common sense and expert advice with understanding and mindfulness. His flexible and fluid approach opens you up to greater freedom rather than boxing you in—as a result, I'm freer, happier and more satisfied with my life!"
"I promised myself a year ago to 'clear the decks and simplify' but never got around to it. Andrew's workshop got me going. Thanks!"
"Terrific presentation with wonderful tips—but it was you who brought the whole topic to life and made it seem possible to solve the distractions, excuses and 'stuff' that clutters our lives. Thanks a million!"
"I started Andrew's class feeling stuck in some serious inertia and completed it feeling in the flow of life again. He helped me shift how I think about everything that surrounds me. It’s become easy to sort through the detritus of busy family life and what I love most is that he's given me a new way to walk through life, not just a one-time-fix!"
"What a stimulating class! It provided the perfect impetus to start & keep decluttering—which surprised me because I'm not usually an enthusiast for group activities. Andrew's presentations kept me focused and for that I am delighted and grateful!"
"Thank you, Andrew! This weekend I tried on every shirt in my closet that I don't wear regularly and kept only the ones that fit and were likely to be worn. Why did I ever buy striped shirts? I don't *wear* striped shirts. Half my closet is empty now and it's such a relief. I can't believe I had 50 shirts that didn't fit... um, no, I can definitely believe it. Never again!"
"I just started listing to your audio book. I have a pile of organizing books—yours is the first one that actually inspired me to start. Here is a testimonial for you: I haven't lost my keys or wallet in two days! And I'm excited about putting them in their home. Note: it's not a new home, it's the same home they've had for 20 years. But now I am actually putting them in their place!"
"Andrew's talk at Dwell on Design LA 2015 drew a standing-room-only crowd that remained engaged even beyond the presentation, seeking his sage advice on personal challenges. He even "unstuffed" the stage before starting his talk, shifting unneeded furniture out of the way. His presentation was loaded with great, approachable organization tactics, real, calculable data on how clutter costs us in so many ways, and, best of all, was delivered with his signature humor!"
"We had 'The Most Organized Man in America' train our open enrollment class and Andrew was so good, we had him back for one of our signature programs. His Time Management training is loaded with practical and useful tips on keeping organized, decluttering and prioritizing. Andrew is a very charismatic, gifted speaker—he engages the audience, commands the room, and on top of being a real pro, he’s super fun and funny!"
"Not only was the time management training informative and helpful, but Andrew let each of us discover where we were making mistakes that impacted our daily lives—professionally and personally—then offered real solutions we could use immediately. Andrew was very knowledgeable, engaging and brought the subject to life!"
"Amazing workshop by an exceptional trainer—Andrew is so smart, funny and accessible. He encouraged each of us to extract and harvest already possessed knowledge and then created a bridge—allowing us to easily apply that knowledge while augmenting it with new tools and strategies. We'll definitely have him back! "
"I was so inspired by your presentation, that I began organizing my apartment immediately. Your insight into how and why we get sidetracked during this process (story, procrastination, etc.) really helped me avoid getting stuck. Now that my home is organized, I am getting more done in other areas of my life. Thank you!"
"You are such a dynamic speaker and an inspiration in my life! Thank you for writing and teaching about getting clear and letting go of stuff and old stories and helping free our world to welcome new and exciting stories."
“You had the most amazing impact on our PricewaterhouseCoopers team, giving them such valuable, real-life time management tools. You truly changed their story about their day-to-day challenges, expertly guiding them from ‘busy’ to ‘effective.’ Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help!”
“In working with Andrew’s science of time management, I feel closer than I ever have to balancing ‘reality’ and my creative life as a writer. When you are ready for it, this course will change your life—in part because it drives home the message that only you can change your life, and provides you with teachings and techniques that make deep change possible.”
"Thank you for the great job you did at our annual tax management retreat as our keynote speaker. This year's all-day program was by far the most successful and critically acclaimed, in large part due to your presentation and workshops. You sprinkled practical takeaways with entertaining slides and stories providing our attendees with the tools they need to become more organized and efficient. I recommend you to any organization seeking greater organization and in general, to improve the quality of life of its members!"
"Andrew absolutely surpassed his formidable reputation. 12 hours ago I was confused, afraid and annoyed—now I am relieved, motivated, dirty, empowered and can see a light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in over a year and a half. Andrew’s Wizard of Oz reference was also spot on. I literally found my ruby red Gucci slippers in the closet after he left. He exudes deliciousness, generosity and a confidence which are contagious. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"The presentation on Project Management at IAAP Summit was absolutely fantastic! Andrew delivers a workshop that is both engaging and humorous, while still managing to stay on point and covering a lot of material. I walked away with numerous concepts I could apply immediately, both at work AND at home."
"Thank you for the fabulous presentation, 'Unstuff Your Life!,' which was extremely popular—we had people registering right up to the last minute! Our programs are typically aimed at the +50 crowd and you drew a diverse audience with many people in their 20's. Clutter is clearly a problem for people of all ages! I immediately went home after Andrew's presentation, shared my new-found knowledge with my husband and now we're busy reorganizing our stuff!"
"Andrew Mellen has the ability to take potentially dry subjects (organization, sustainability and time management) and deliver it with ease and humor. He is clear, concise and extremely passionate about simplifying one's life and living one's values. The audience was engaged, entertained and came away with hope and plenty of ideas on how to unstuff their lives. We would LOVE to have Andrew back anytime!"