I love all that you taught me. I keep a little book and write down outfits each Saturday for the week and am only now starting to repeat them. I have a new thick black belt and two narrow red and yellow ones. I’ve worn my scarfs and jewels and all the women at work are buzzing about my new creations. I have even worn skirts with heels, more in three weeks than in 5 years. I tell everybody about you; my closet lady is awesome. Many thanks. It was the best money I’ve ever spent on my clothes!
Carol, Richmond VA
Very comfortable working with Ranee – she erased anxiety and was loads of fun!
Teri P, Richmond VA
Ranee is awesome! I can’t believe how much we got done in the time she was here, I can see my things and it’s like I have a new wardrobe!
Mary G, Richmond VA
Ranee was great! Lots of ideas for outfits that I would never have thought of! Also, my closet looked terrific when she left — like a chic NY boutique.
Jeannie A, Richmond VA
Ranee really made what should have been a nasty chore a lot of fun. I really don’t know when I have laughed so much. Believe it or not, the 2 closets that she helped me organize still look pretty much like they did after we were done. I hope a lot of people take advantage of this great service!
Suzanne K, Richmond VA
I’ve gotten so many comments since working with you. Folks think I’ve found a “man,” now that I’m dressing better. I definitely still need your help in the closet with shoes and dresses. My pantry looks is a mess, too…
Susan B, Richmond VA
Ranee is efficient, intelligent, and stylish…but most importantly, she is compassionate and respectful. Having her in my home is more like inviting a helpful friend over for a fun afternoon than work…when she left, I had more space and a “new” wardrobe – money well spent for peace of mind!
Barbara P, Richmond VA
I recommend Ranee Kamens to everyone who is interested in creating an organized, simplified, de-cluttered and /or minimalist lifestyle, with more time for self and life’s enjoyments than caring for or storing possessions that are not used often enough to warrant keeping them.
I have downsized from a house, to a smaller studio, over the last few years, and now, am attempting to downsize, even more. I have felt personally depressed by the collections of stuff, paper clutter, clothing, books, which, I’ve moved from place to place. Ranee helped me to sort through 2 storage units, declutter-clutter both and move into one unit. I have too much stuff! Or rather, to date, it has me!!!
But now, after, several “editing” sessions with Ranee, this is no more! It’s just too much to keep and so with her exceptional strong work ethics, and sensitivity, she has challenged me to release unneeded stuff that I am simply paying to store. She has cheerfully met with me and diligently schooled me on organizational ideals. I am in no way an expert, I have trouble letting go of my stuff, but, my experience, working with Ranee through this process has been wonderful. It has been more joyful than I was anticipating it to be.
I do feel less stressed with less stuff. I hope to be much better about not collecting stuff in the future. She will assist you in getting rid of stuff, decluttering, organizing, yes; but much more. Your load will be lighter (yes, metaphorically and in physical actuality) by hiring her to bring or restore order to disorganized clutter. She will provide levity, a true sense of genuine concern and helpfulness with a focus on your needs and comfort! I am glad I met her. I am forever changed!
Susan H., Small Business Owner, TREATS Pet Care LLC, Richmond, VA
Wonderful experience. Ranee was so professional and friendly. She really helped me clean out and organize my clothes and accessories in my closet. Will have her help with other closets and areas of my home.
Lori B., Project Manager
Ranee, through a short, phone-consult, helped me with a quick outfit problem by giving me simple, clear, specific instructions on what to wear. She directed me on where to find the pieces I was missing, and made it super easy for me to put a professional and current outfit together myself. She listened closely to the image I was seeking to promote through my wardrobe, and provided suggestions that were totally doable, and did not break the bank. I cannot wait until she is in NYC to book a day with her in person!
Sharon T., NYC
A few weeks ago I had a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear. Sound familiar? With Ranee’s help, I cleaned out my closet and discarded over 50 garments from jackets and tops to belts and skirts. Not only did she help me to let go of the wrong pieces, she identified which pieces to keep and which to update. And, with the remaining items, Ranee taught me how to pull together an outfit, using belts, statement necklaces and a few other styling tricks.
The next day, she joined me on a shopping trip to round out my accessories collection, find a special dress for an upcoming presentation and make sure that I didn’t buy anything that didn’t look fabulous on me. All in all, it was an extremely useful exercise! Now, my husband notices what I wear and compliments how I look. What a nice surprise.
Tracy S., Wine Educator and Writer, New York, NY
I’ve consulted Ranee Kamens on almost every fashion and style descision I’ve made for the past 20 years! I am a musician and performer, so how I look on stage and for photo shoots needs to reflect my music and my artistic sensibility. Ranee has taken me around department stores, from make-up counter to shoes, always giving me the best advice. She has even talked me out of spending money on several occasions, that’s how good she is!!
She always seems to know just what will look the best on me, and how to pull it together without breaking the bank. Ranee Kamens should be bottled and sold over the counter!!! She’s the elixir to anyone’s style woes.
Susanna C., Musician/Performer, Byron Bay, Australia
I have personal experience working with Ranee Kamens. She is great! She’s willing to tackle any size project, small to big. She is new to Richmond, so glad she’s here!
Lisa B., Certified Financial Planner (CFP) & Consultant, Richmond, VA
Ranee Kamens entered my closet and worked her magic! Not only did she help me to edit my wardrobe, but she helped me to create a new one, creatively using bits and pieces to help me craft stylish, versatile new looks from head to toe. Ranee’s fashion and fitting expertise are evident as she quickly sorts through piles of jeans, hangers full of skirts, pants and tops and matches them all in new and figure flattering combinations. I’ve been getting compliments – even from husband- on my new outfits (all items recycled or rather, restyled).
Best of all, she finally convinced me to part ways with outdated or sentimental clothes items, shoes, bags and accessories that I realized were just piling up but hadn’t been touched in years. It was completely liberating when she left my house after our session with bags of items – she even donated them for me and sent me the tax receipt. I have not missed one item but have gained a new sense of style and understanding of what works best for my body. Next on my agenda, get Ranee back to tackle my kitchen!
Alison, VP & Counsel, Nationally Syndicated TV Show, New York, NY
I always thought that I lived a pretty uncluttered life. I was always conscious of getting rid of things and generally wasn’t a consumerist but my house felt cluttered anyway. After working with Ranee I learned why. Even though I didn’t buy too many things, gifts, goods and found items started to add up and clutter my house and I was challenged around throwing things out. I had purged already and was not able to do anymore on my own. I needed a professional designer to come in with a fresh eye and a stern but compassionate attitude to help me get rid of the stuff I couldn’t.
Ranee Kamens organized my bedroom, purged my closet and de-cluttered and rearranged my living room and kitchen. I was thinking of buying a new couch but her makeover and eye for design created a new look and energy for my living room without bring anything else in. After she was done I felt like I had more space both in my house and in my mind. Less is definitely more and we really didn’t get rid of that much. When Ranee left I had so much more room in my storage-challenged kitchen. I learned about design, made space and felt lighter at the end.
Angela, Author & Editor, San Francisco, California
I purge for everyone else but have difficulty doing so for myself. My clothes and my closet are my big trouble areas. Ranee reorganized my closet and helped me identify items to get rid of clothes that were beyond repair or outdated. She also gave me new ideas on how to create a new look with the clothes I loved and wanted to keep. She created a list of pieces that I needed to complete my wardrobe so that when I’m shopping, I won’t purchase random pieces of clothing or shoes that won’t fit into the new look I’m creating. Ranee is tough, but compassionate; sharing her advice and working with you to create the changes you desire with your wardrobe.
Tanisha, PR Executive, New York, NY
I have used Ranee to consult me on my wardrobe on many occasions. She is never wrong. I sometimes want to question her advice, yet, low and behold, the items she chooses become my favorite as well as the ones that trump fashion trends.
Jennifer, Bookkeeper, San Rafael, California