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My name is Joyous Gage. Some call me "Le Petite Tornado" due to my knack for organizing and quickly completing very large "to do" lists.
I have enjoyed assisting with household/etstate management and home organization for the past 15 years. Most of my experience comes from working for top executives and high profile families in both formal and informal settings. This unique work environment taught me that anyone can have a completely functional live/work space if given the right tools. Your environment can provide relaxation as well as creative flow, both personally and professionally.
Prior to household management/ organization work, I had the unique experience of teaching art to underprivileged children. My time in the high scope classroom helped me develop necessary skills for creating child friendly spaces. Long term storage solutions can be fun! Re-purposing items can reduce storage costs and donating outgrown toys & games can help clear a path for an educational upgrade. In 2009 I expanded creatively beyond painting to floral design and opened JFD Floral/Art studio in NYC. My love for nature and time spent managing a floral/art space encouraged me to make better use of natural materials. I now incorporate floral staging into my work.
My personal minimalist approach to living, comes from one particular life experience. back in 2000 I stumbled upon the most surprisingly affordable apartment on the Hudson River. However, this small, peaceful gem also happened to be located in the closest residential building to the World Trade Center. Following the attacks of September 11 my new community was heartbroken. Many of us had lost loved ones as well as our homes. After much thought and consideration I decided to stay and help Battery Park rebuild. It was during this time that I first experienced the painful process of letting go. I also learned the importance of living simply and being more present in life & work.
What I provide: household management, home organization, paper management, deep-cleaning ,de-cluttering, packing/moving assistance and home staging in the Los Angeles area.