"styled by DAR" - creating functional and beautiful spaces, one room at a time.

I understand organizing your living spaces can feel overwhelming.  With my help and the right system in place, we can transform your space.  You deserve to enjoy clutter-free and stress-free living.  Organized spaces can improve your physical and mental well-being.  Start enjoying a happy, healthy, and more successful life.


I offer a free 30 minute consultation, which can be done in person or virtually. Travel for the consultation over 25 miles, will be a $75 charge, which can be put towards a future service.  All sessions include a plan of action, decluttering, cleaning of the space being organized and removal of any donations and recycling.  I will be available for free support up to two weeks after the session has been completed.  I can also remove furniture, for a small gas fee. The more sessions you book up front, the more you will save. I look forward to hearing from you.

By the hour


"By the hour" is good for a very small area, such as a piece of furniture or a few drawers.  This could also be used for "touch up" appointments.

4 Hours

$270.00 (10% off)

This package is good for a pantry, an average size closet, or a small space.  Most smaller jobs can be done in this time frame.

 8 Hours

$510.00 (15% off)

I would recommend this package for a small bedroom or a kid's playroom. The 8 hours can be done in one day or split into two days.

12 Hours

$720.00 (20% off)

When you have a larger space, such as, a kitchen or a primary suite with multiple areas to be tackled, this would be more your plan.

Garage or Basement

For these larger spaces, a quoted price will be presented after the consult.  It will be dependent on the size of the space, how much will need to be removed and if extra help will need to be hired.

Move in / Move out

If you are planning on moving out or just moving in, we can develop a package according to your needs.  I will help you with decluttering and packing, or unpacking and setting up a system that works for you and the whole family.

Estate Sale

We can prepare and separate items to sell, organize an inventory list and set up a meeting with a local expert.  Removal of donation and recycling will be included.  We can customize a plan according to what you will need.

Services Offered

Included With Service

Welcome new friend!  I am Darlene, founder of "styled by DAR".  It would be my honor to come help you Declutter, Arrange and Restyle your space, life and mind.  

My love for organizing began in junior high, when I would constantly save my little sister from punishment, because of her messy room. Each time I helped her, I would feel such fulfilment and achievement.  As I grew up, and helped more people with their spaces, by creating systems for them, the feelings only got stronger. 

While I have enjoyed my long career in radiology, my true passion has always been in organizing. I have helped many people organize their spaces, including medical offices and a few low-level hoarding homes, and I am ready to help you. 

I also enjoy finding objects in your home to repurpose or refurbish for use in your newly organized space to save you money. If you would rather start new and fresh, I can handle the shopping for you.

I believe your home should be a sanctuary where you feel calm and at ease. Allow me to make your space something you will love. 

Darlene Smurra Caruso



I am located in Beachwood, NJ and will be happy to serve Ocean County, Monmouth County and surrounding counties. 

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