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Helen D. Volk


Beyond Clutter

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Beyond Clutter

P.O. Box 12293

Albany, New York, 12212

United States

Company Description

Overwhelmed? Stressed? Do any of these sound like you: I'm stressed by the amount of stuff I handle. I want less of it! I'm overwhelmed by th...more

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Employment History

Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce


Teach de-clutter skills and home-based business skills at community colleges and adult eduction prog


The Hudson Valley Council

Board Member


NYS Executive Development Institute


Bachelor of Science degree

Music Education

Albany Law School

Bachelor of Science degree

Music Education



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Press Releases - Meadows at Glenwyck

Helen Volk, founder and president of "Beyond Clutter," will present.
Volk will cover topics such as starting the downsizing process, learning how to deal with a life of sentimental items and donating unwanted items. Volk is a certified teacher, author, motivational speaker and licensed attorney who practiced law for 17 years before founding Beyond Clutter in 1991. A former pack rat, Volk now lives clutter-free and her story of transition serves as an inspiration to her students and clients. Volk has authored eight de-clutter books, including Downsizing for Seniors.

Helen Volk founder of Beyond Clutter® Author of De-clutter, De-stress® Your Life

"Beyond Clutter®" is the registered trademark of Helen D. Volk.
About Helen 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. Helen Volk practiced law for 17 years. Now she helps people de-clutter and de-stress their lives. Helen, who used to be a pack rat herself, believes that you have to empty your life to fulfill it. That's what she did. 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. Once she 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.
During her 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. She's been interviewed by ratio stations across the country. She 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. She 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! Helen Volk thinks that change is possible for anyone who makes the commitment. Volk is a living example of turning one's life around. The Tampa Tribune, 2001 Tampa, FL 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. Her business is getting people to organize themselves by reducing their possessions to the things that really count. Volk 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. Her 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. She also addresses specific topics relating to her Books and Articles.

Contact Helen - Beyond Clutter

"Beyond Clutter®" is the registered trademark of Helen D. Volk.
Contact Helen To book a workshop or speaking engagement, or request more information, please contact Helen directly at:

Downsizing for seniors, workshops and senior organization services

Helen offers her Downsizing for Seniors talk at retirement communities and other facilities/organizations serving seniors.
Email Helen for price information on bulk orders. Helen 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, Helen 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. She turned an overwhelming situation into a life-changing journey, traveling with me in manageable increments. She is an invaluable resource! A. Casler Comments on Elderhostel Evaluation Forms: Helen Volk 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. Wow! Helen Volk's presentation of subject matter was great - entertaining, meaningful, thoughtful, inspirational. Thoroughly enjoyed the five days with her.

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