A professional organizer is someone who helps people get a handle on the chaos in their lives, ranging anywhere from “stuff” (such as books, toys, household items), paperwork, or digital and intangible things.
I have proudly been a business owner since October 2010.
I work with people who are too busy to organize themselves. My clients are usually high achievers who understand the value of living in an organized space but don’t have the bandwidth to do it all themselves. My clients range from busy CEOs working 80 hours a week to even busier stay-at-home-moms trying to run a household and still spend a few precious moments watching their children grow up. My clients include: CEOs, lawyers, lobbyists, politicians, professional athletes, doctors, dentists, yoga instructors, sales people and more. Anyone who looks like they “do it all” may be a client of mine (yes, they still do do it all, but with my help of course!) Unfortunately, we don’t work with hoarders, but if you suspect you might have a problem with hoarding we can refer you to some great organizers.
I am very different; most organizers won’t work with people who won’t be there with them working side by side. I understand that your life is busy and the reason you hired an organizer is because you haven’t been able to carve out the three or four hours you need to get to these various projects. Unlike other organizers, I don’t apply any one “system” or set of rules to my clients. Each person is different and the way you process visual stuff and work can be vastly different. I approach each job on a case by case basis and tailor my systems to fit my individual client’s needs. I also go above and beyond for my clients and offer a wide range of services in addition to hands-on organizing (no time to stop at the Container Store for the bins you need? I offer shopping services that are included free when you purchase a package).
Yes, we offer free phone consultations where we can answer any questions or concerns you have. This is also the time where we get to know a little bit more about you and put you at ease so you feel comfortable when we show up for the first session. We don’t offer free in-person consultations, but if you feel that an in-person meeting is crucial to your particular situation, we can talk more about this during our initial phone conversation.
First, we take a quick tour of your space so we can see what your particular blocks/trouble areas are and get a better sense for the size of the job. From there we basically jump right in. We make sure we are set up with the supplies we need and the space for staging if necessary.
A normal session is three to four hours for non-move related organizing. We do offer larger package hourly rates for bigger jobs like moving and whole homes. We can’t tell you exactly how long any one job will take as it depends primarily on your involvement in the process, the area we are organizing, and how quickly you want to make decisions. We can give you a realistic estimate and suggest ways that you can speed up the process by doing more on your own.
Nothing! We always tell our clients not to clean up before we come… it is much better for us to see your space “as is” so we know what is working and what is not working.
We usually don’t purchase materials for the first session, although we can if you know there is something we will absolutely need (like boxes and tape for a moving job). We often find that it is easier to purchase products once we have gotten a feel for the space and taken proper measurements
That’s fine. . . you can give us direction and go about doing your thing while we go about ours (I usually work faster when I can just “get in the zone”). One thing to note is that there are decisions that only you can make (like memorabilia, certain paper work, and items we cannot identify or don’t fit in with any other categories). If you are not a part of the process (you are not there at all while we work), please note that there may be some piles left and labeled for your disposition. If you have anymore questions please contact us!
That’s fine too! We have clients who just like to be a part of the process, and there are of course some jobs where it just doesn’t work for us to do it all without any input or help from the client.
Absolutely! Check out our Client Testimonials on our website or on Angie’s List or Yelp. Also feel free to email or call us if you would like to reach out directly to previous clients.
The result we hope to achieve for you is a reduced level of stress and increased productivity. Even if it is a huge job, every client reports feeling a lot better after just the first three hours and they are always surprised by how much we actually accomplish in a short amount of time.
It depends, it can as long as we have the proper time and materials. We will never leave you with a mess or unfinished job unless we have previously discussed this and you have given us they okay to leave the space in that condition.
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. If you have anymore questions please contact us!
If you know you have a large job or just want to work in the most cost effective manner, we do offer packages. Many of our packages come with extra value like free donation and shopping services. If you are interested in these contact us for more information.
In general, it is good to book at least a week or two out. Sometimes we have immediate openings and can fit you in right away, but it depends on how busy we are at the time.
We do have limited sessions available on weekends, usually you need to book at least a month out at least.
I began my professional career in Public Relations because I thought it was glamorous, and because I am a “people person” who loves to interact with a lot of different people rather than being stuck in a windowless office with the same people day in and day out. Well, when my job in PR turned out to be exactly that, I knew I had to jump ship from this whole “corporate lifestyle.” I did some soul searching and realized that if I could do anything I wanted, I would probably just organize stuff all day long. I also realized that being organized is something I do really really well. After doing some research and talking with every entrepreneur and organizer I could find, I knew it would be a lot of work but I was so up for the challenge. I’ve always been a hard worker and I knew that the amount of effort and time I put in to my work would determine my success and income. It was a struggle in the beginning, but I wouldn’t trade my journey for the world.