Jocelyne Ranucci is “A Votre Service!” That’s the name of her project management and goal-planning service, which helps people become organized at home and work. The purpose, she said, is for them to take better control of their lives.
Ms. Ranucci, a native of Paris and 10-year resident of Sag Harbor, has a keen ability to “see through all the clutter,” she said. “It’s not only the physical clutter, but also the psychological. It’s natural for me… it always has been,” she said while sitting on her ivory sofa in her very tidy house on Division Street, which also houses a language and cultural center, Le Cercle Francais.
Four years ago she added an organizational aspect to the cleaning service she already offered. Though her company still does basic cleaning and straightening up, Ms. Ranucci also helps people “create a better harmony” by discarding the old and unused. “I help them take a step back. I help many people out of complete chaos,” she said. Although she does not think of herself as a “fluffer,” someone who decorates and tidies a house, Ms. Ranucci’s company can do the unpacking and organizing when the movers leave, as well as “giving life” to a house without a full-time resident when it is on the market. But she is most concerned with helping people function better.
Many people’s houses are “overflowing with things that they don’t need,” she said, and “we will organize their home in a way that simplifies their lives.” She has seen varying degrees of clutter, from desks stacked high with papers to stairs, barely accessible, with many items just left there.