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What We Do

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What We Do

Is that pile of junk in your garage constantly on your mind? What about the mess that is in your kids’ playroom? Let UNSTUFFED help you destress and organize your life. Working directly with our residential clients, we establish what area(s) in their home they feel need our attention. By working in teams of two we feel that the jobs we undertake are completed more efficiently and in a shorter time frame. Part of our unstuffing process involves determining which items to keep, which to donate, and which to trash. Our goal is to enable our clients to enjoy their spaces, decrease their stress and ultimately allow them to lead more productive lives.

Garages

Garage

UNSTUFFED can help you get and stay organized by placing items on shelves, hanging them on walls, and referring businesses that specialize in wire and wood installation.
Family Rooms

Family Rooms

UNSTUFFED can help you create a space where your whole family will want to spend time together without all of the clutter.
Play Rooms

Kid's Play Rooms

By placing items in clear bins and labeling shelving and storage units we make it easy for your kids to keep their play area clean and organized.
Kitchens Pantries

Kitchens & Pantries

We determine which items are worth keeping and which items are no longer necessary, find a designated area for all items, and label units to allow for proper storage.
Basement & Storage

Basement & Storage

The go-to storage space for all things that tend not to have a proper home. Let UNSTUFFED find the proper place for all of the miscellaneous items that may be hiding in your basement.
Whole House

Whole House

Life can be hectic and sometimes we find ourselves throwing things on the counter and saying “I’ll take care of that later”, but somehow we never seem to find that free time. Let UNSTUFFED organize your home to eliminate some of the stress in your life.
Bedrooms & Bathooms

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Let UNSTUFFED help you create a more relaxed environment that you and your kids will enjoy by removing all that clutter.
Launry Rooms

Laundry Rooms

No one enjoys doing laundry but let UNSTUFFED make the experience a little more bearable by creating a usable, functional, and relaxing space.

Before and After

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Before & After

Here are some pictures that UNSTUFFED Professional Organizers have done for others!

Smith Kitchen

Kitchen

Jones' Basement

Basement

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Harris Laundry Room

Laundry Room

Maxwell Closet

Closet

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Jones Bathroom

Bathroom

Charles Family Room

Family Room

Murphy Kid's Playroom

Kid's Playroom

Home Office

Home Office

Meet Our Team

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The Beginnings of UNSTUFFED

Hello… I am Kassy Helme and I am Mary-Carol Puntillo, and we are the founders and owners of UNSTUFFED Professional Organizers. We're sisters who started out organizing each other's bedrooms when we were young. Then our Grandma started asking for our help in "clearing her stuff" (which was what organizing was called in the ‘70's). Then our cousins started calling us for help organizing when their children's areas and their own closets were bursting at the seams. Then our friends heard of our organizing skills and "wanted in". What started as helping others feel the freedom of being UNSTUFFED became a calling to start a business to help many. After working with other organizing companies, becoming – NAPO members – and attending NAPO national conferences, we decided to hang our hat on UNSTUFFED. Our clients have included stay at home/self-employed parents, professionals, empty nesters, downsizers, teens and the elderly. Our goal is to help clients eliminate their clutter, get organized, and live more UNSTUFFED lives. We help people create systems and processes so they are able to have order in their home and to stay organized. We are NAPO members - nationally and in the Chicago chapter - and strongly adhere to the NAPO Code of Ethics www.napo.net.

Kassy Helme

Kassy Helme

After graduating from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, Kassy worked at Crate & Barrel in their Chicago stores and buying office. Kassy then took on the role of Merchandiser/Marketing Manager in Northwest Indiana. When her oldest child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes she retired from gainful employment to learn about and manage diabetes. After 15 years in Chicago and around the country with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and raising four children, Kassy decided to devote her time to her real passion-organizing! Kassy loves being in the company of here clients and strives to learn new organizing techniques every day! She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Joe, and their fish (as all of the kids have left/are leaving the nest)!
Mary-Carol Puntillo

Mary-Carol Puntillo

After graduating from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, Mary-Carol worked in the hospitality industry (hotel sales) in Baltimore and Chicago. Mary-Carol then moved on to become an Operations Manager and Director of Marketing for a multi-state diversified petroleum and foodservice company. While staying home to raise her three children, she kept busy, by volunteering at schools, churches, and other nonprofits. Having been a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) since 2013, Mary-Carol truly loves organizing and finds great reward in helping others in the organizing process. Mary-Carol and her husband Tony live in Northwest Indiana with Maisy, their rambunctious yellow lab.

Our Happy Clients

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I am already an organized person. So, when I had the girls from UNSTUFFED come to help me, they opened up a whole new way of doing things for me. I LOVED all their hints, suggestions and their technique. They never once had an attitude of, "WHY would you want to keep THAT?!" That's very important to someone who is cleaning out or organizing. Kassy and Mary-Carol could not be MORE pleasant and since I had them help me 4 years ago, I still miss them on a regular basis! My CLEANED OUT house is the envy of all of my friends. You'll be SO HAPPY you called them. They're the BEST!!!!
KB- Hinsdale, IL
UNSTUFFED you made us love our house again! We find ourselves walking into the rooms we used to avoid because of all the clutter and feeling at home again!! Your common sense and wonderful smiles and demeanors made the "organizing process" so much more simple and less stressful than we had ever dreamed. We should have started years ago with your team! Thank you so much!!
SM- Chesterton, IN
Unstuffed help me move into 3 different NYC apartments. Organization is the key in such small spaces! To this day I have not changed a thing from the way they set up my kitchen and closets. Took a huge weight off of my shoulders in the craziness of getting everything else taken care of during the moves.
KD- NYC, NY
I so enjoyed working with Mary-Carol and Kassy at UNSTUFFED. I have a challenge with space in my condo and closets. Now I feel so "unencumbered" with things I didn't use or need and I got rid of clothes that were out of date and had seen their best years. They also de-cluttered my master bath and got rid of things that were from 2003- 13 years old. Way out of date and past expiration. One would think I could just do that on my own. It was much more efficient, effective and fun with these ladies! I highly recommend them! Thanks a million Girls!
NR- Chicago, IL
Love these ladies and their mad skills! I thought I was so tidy and organized until they revamped my world. Hire them now!
AG- Hinsdale, IL
Thank you so much for the awesome work you did on my garage. We're so happy with the results. Everything has its own spot so that everyone, from kindergarteners to unorganized husbands, can return the balls, hockey sticks, lawn tools, shovels..... each to its assigned place in the garage. Our space has remained organized and clutter free - even more than a year after you worked your magic. Thanks so much!
CB - Oak Park, IL
I am so impressed with the work that UNSTUFFED has done for me and my home. I've finally got all my photos, CD's, bills and jewelry in order. Not only did we purge a bunch of unnecessary items, but the items I kept - I love and can see them more clearly now. My home looks and feels significantly better. I could not have done it without the wonderful help of Kassy at UNSTUFFED! I highly recommend them for their great work and fun attitude.
CP- Chicago, IL
My wife and I cannot thank you enough for the thoughtful approach you took in creating storage solutions for our home office. Using your suggestions, we are able to avoid creating clutter, and we can can easily locate our important documents. Thank you for converting a nightmare into a dream!
GC- Romeoville, IL