We worked with New York at Home to prepare for our first child. Baby items had piled up in corners, we felt like we had no space, and the tasks ahead of us seemed totally overwhelming. Once we decided to ask for help, we not only saved tons of time but felt relieved from the stress these undone tasks was causing.
We rearranged our living room to provide a clear line of site and make it easier for us to maneuver around while tending to a baby. We converted our office nook into a nursing and changing area so our future baby room will be comfortable for visiting grandparents during those first few months when the baby will be in our bedroom. We didn't have was a co-sleeper, but another mom whose child had grown out of one gave it to us because Diane made the introduction. We hadn’t thought about these things before because we’ve been so focused on the pregnancy!
Tasks that we'd been meaning to take on over the past year—including cleaning out our file cabinets and editing our library—happened without much fuss because we clearly saw how this fit into the big picture. We donated or relocated items that we rarely access to the basement so only items we use often are in our living spaces.
Diane curated shopping lists of things we needed including links, which made trips to these stores (online and off) easy. She assembled furniture, hung the nursery artwork we'd picked out from a local coffee shop, hung curtains, fixed a broken outlet cover, and even did some tree pruning and landscaping in our backyard.
New York at Home helped us regroup, prioritize and execute all the tasks to get our house ready for our daughter. We’re amazed that all of this took less than 10 hours of our time since she could do most of the work on her own. We can’t recommend her enough!
- Leone K.