RUTHIE KUKOFF began her career as an interior designer working primarily for people living in high end single family homes in suburban New Jersey. She moved to New York City in 2008, during the height of the recession, when there was little opportunity for design work – so she reinvented herself. A creative individual with the desire to help the underserved, she took a job as an arts intervention specialist for teens at risk at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital. During the three-year program that was funded by a government grant, she helped transform teenagers’ lives, witnessing true change and knowing that empowering them was the key to their own success. In December 2014, the grant ended and the reinvention began anew. This time, she knew how to utilize her creative skills in the service of others, and her de-cluttering business was born.
Personal coaching has been her approach - before getting started, she sits down with her client's and asks what their goals and objectives are. Together, they begin the decluttering journey - working through the persons' home layer by layer to create a peaceful and aesthetic home that her client desires to come home to everyday.
While working with client Lin Manuel-Miranda in his home office, she realized that an organized workspace was something that any individual, in any professional endeavor, could benefit from, and she expanded her business to include office spaces of all sizes.
Ruthie takes enormous satisfaction in witnessing the transformation in the people she works with, when they can sit down to work each day, or come home at the end of the work day, and breathe a sigh of relief rather than feeling overwhelmed by a chaotic mess of disorganization.