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Helen Volk founder of Beyond ClutterÂ® Author of De-clutter, De-stressÂ® Your Life
"Beyond Clutter®" is the registered trademark of Helen D. Volk.
Helen leading a decluttering workshop
Helen Volk receiving the "Woman of Excellence" Award for Excellence in Business from the Women's Business Council of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.
practiced law for 17 years.
helps people de-clutter and de-stress their lives.
, who used to be a pack rat herself, believes that you have to empty your life to fulfill it.
That's what she
downsized by giving away two thirds of her
possessions and moving to a smaller house.
"[I realized one day that] not one religious tradition teaches that the purpose of life is owning stuff.
But they all stress simple living as a spiritual principle.
It was a revelation that shook me to the core of my being," says Helen
committed to the idea of simplifying her
life, the rest was easy.
Now, through workshops, seminars and one-on-one sessions, Helen
teaches others that they can enjoy fuller, more meaningful lives and feel richer than ever by having less.
7 Simple Steps to Unclutter Your Life, pg.
Helen Volk, organizing and senior downsizing services featured in national media
Helen Volk, B.S., J.D., Albany-based speaker, author and President of Beyond Clutter, is frequently contacted by print and broadcast media as a leading expert on how to de-clutter, downsize and simplify life.
25 years in business, Helen
has appeared on all local/regional television stations and in all local/regional print media, as well as on most radio stations.
been interviewed by ratio stations across the country.
has also appeared as a regular guest on local/regional radio and television programs.
Helen was a regular weekend guest on Time Warner's Capital News 9 (Do a Search for Helen Volk and all her segments will appear by date.); and regular guest on News/Talk Radio 810 WGY Morning Show with Producer Don Weeks, and WNYT Channel 13 noon news program when Benita Zahn was host.
Dubbed "the De-Clutter Queen" by a well-known media personality, Helen
specializes in de-cluttering and downsizing topics, especially how to let go of possessions.
also addresses organizing topics, such as organizing workspace; creating practical filing systems for work or home; organizing wardrobes and organizing successful garage sales.
Perpetual Motion: Coping with family life can take organization.
Perched at a counter, workbook in hand, observing the domestic diorama, is Helen Volk
. . . Volk zones in on what makes it work and what keeps their stress at a manageable level . . ."they've worked out a lot of the points I stress with my clients," says Volk, who talks in bullets when she
goes into organizing advice mode.
The Times Union
, Albany, NY 2002
First in a series of eight articles on how families manage stress
No clutter, no stress, no problem!
thinks that change is possible for anyone who makes the commitment.
is a living example of turning one's life around.
The Tampa Tribune
Author of the workbook, Organize and De-Stress the Christmas Season, Volk
says the key is to plan and organize.
The last thing Helen Volk
does is lecture people on their less than admirable habits.
But you can be sure that Volk
, a professional organizer, will calmly and firmly lead you down the path towards a clutter-free life, if you're ready to begin the journey.
business is getting people to organize themselves by reducing their possessions to the things that really count.
can begin with something as simple as helping a client organize a filing system or the top of a desk.
But this is not just a clutter cop.
concepts of organization and living simply encompass every facet of life.
Record, Troy, NY 1994
A former packrat who has lived clutter-free for 20 years, Helen
is called upon to discuss the long-term maintenance of clutter-free living and the spirituality of letting go and living a more simple life.
also addresses specific topics relating to her
Books and Articles.
Contact Helen - Beyond Clutter
"Beyond Clutter®" is the registered trademark of Helen D. Volk.
To book a workshop or speaking engagement, or request more information,
please contact Helen
Downsizing for seniors, workshops and senior organization services
Helen offers her Downsizing for Seniors talk at retirement communities and other facilities/organizations serving seniors.
for price information on bulk orders.
offers this program at retirement communities that have waiting lists By offering Downsizing for Seniors, The Workshop, the retirement community can enhance its connection with those waiting to move in by bringing them into the facility to get help downsizing.
I attended Helen's
Elderhostel program years ago.
When I called her
came to Florida and helped me get organized at the beginning and made the process flow much smoother than it would have.
I even held my own garage sale with her
encouragement and advice.
We kept in touch by e-mail.
Near the end of my move, Helen
returned, kept me on track, helped me pack and take care of the "left-over" items.
I was overwhelmed until Helen
came to my rescue.
Thank you, Helen
With compassion, humor, enthusiasm and expertise Helen
guided me through the process of downsizing and gave me the skills to maintain a clutter-free environment.
turned an overwhelming situation into a life-changing journey, traveling with me in manageable increments.
is an invaluable resource!
Comments on Elderhostel Evaluation Forms:
took a subject we take for granted and gave it wit, charm, humor and an army sargeant's toughness.
Very provocative thinking after the course.
Who wouldn't enjoy Helen's
animated performance and all those practical ideas.
presentation of subject matter was great - entertaining, meaningful, thoughtful, inspirational.
Thoroughly enjoyed the five days with her
De-clutter, De-stressÂ® your home and work place workshops with Helen Volk
Helen Volk at the podium leading a workshop
Come meet Helen Volk, President of Beyond Clutter® and the Capital District of NY's Premiere Professional Organizer who'll lead this workshop on what professional organizers do, what the industry is all about and how you, too, can become a professional organizer.
truly is gifted in what she
It was a blessing to be here.
challenged us, encouraged us, supported us and she
was easy to listen to.
Helen is the ultimate educator - a positive and uplifting motivator.
provides a comprehensive training program which includes problem recognition and guidelines to overcome them.