Johnny Come Over Lately

April 12, 2006

You're extra tired, extra sniffly, and, thanks to taxes and a wardrobe adjustment, extra messy. It must be spring.

And it must be time to hire John Trosko, professional organizer and efficiency expert with accolades from the National Association of Professional Organizers. Trosko and his company, OrganizingLA, tackle with everything from basic "preliminary pile destruction" to complete garage makeovers.

Each encounter starts with a needs assessment to establish goals, and then he goes to work. He always arrives on time, armed with bins and binders, and he's not afraid to get down on it in a pair of kneepads and a headlamp.

He's done everything from Dewey Decimalized CD libraries to color-coded costume closets. He's set order to collections of coins, ammunition, illegal substances, gas receipts, and sexy lingerie.

His best trick? Making things vanish. And when Trosko disappears, you've got his helpful blog to turn to. And all the organizing euphoria you'll need to last a springtime.

John Trosko, Organizing LA (323-512-7039 or

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