How long does it take to get organized? The time it takes to organize depends upon square footage, how much stuff you own and how quickly you make decisions. Positive results can be seen within 4-6 hours.
What is the difference between a housecleaning service and hiring a Professional Organizer? A housecleaning service will clean the “shell” of your home such as floors, surfaces, fixtures and baseboards. Housecleaners can work independently. Professional Organizers works with you to de-clutter your space, helping you implement the best organizational system for you to maintain a clean and organized home.
Do I have to buy specific organizing products? We always try to use what you already own first. Purchasing specific items is not necessary but we can recommend helpful items. We can shop for you and bring organizing supplies to incorporate into your space.
How does this process work? What can I expect? An initial phone assessment (free) or an in-home consultation ($30) is scheduled to gather information and answer questions. Challenges and goals are discussed and a verbal plan is formed. During our first organizing session, we begin in one room and systematically work through making decisions about each item. We most commonly use this approach: Empty, Sort, Purge, Replace, Label. The project is complete or the allotted time expires and a next visit is scheduled, if necessary. The area is tidied and donations, empty boxes and trash are loaded for haul-off.
Why should I hire ABC Organize? We are committed to providing the highest level of organizing services. We work efficiently; never judging but ever-encouraging and motivating you toward the “finish line”. Experienced in working with many types of individuals and just as many organizing projects, we are passionate about organizing! Our goal is to geuinely help others become free from the burden of owning too much stuff so they can regain control of their space and their life!
How much do you charge? Our rates are extremely competitive; please shop around. Four-hour organizing session with one organizer is $260. Four-hour organizing session with two organizers is $400. We offer haul off service $50 per load up to 150 cubic feet.
How did you get started doing this type of work? I began organizing for friends and neighbors and then began receiving additional organizing projects through referrals. I have grown my business slowly and organically. I now advertise and market my services and have a team of organizers to handle your largest projects!
What types of customers have you worked with?
- Homeschool families: sorted all curriculum.
- Public school organization leaders: organized the PTA closet.
- Church staff: organized the ESL office.
- Hoarders: removed 50+ bags of trash and countless boxes of excess miscellaneous items.
- Busy single moms: organized entire house and garage one space at a time over the course of several months.
- Single dads and bachelors: unpacking project and implementing systems to get organized and stay that way.
- Perfectionists: organized a garage and gave a master closet a much needed makeover.
- Elderly: while organizing anything from paperwork to linens, our older customers are a treasure to serve.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a professional organizer? Know the professional organizer’s style and approach to organizing. An organizer may have a “coaching style”, offering instruction and supervision but did not actually doing the work along side you. Ask if the professional organizer you are considering for hire “digs in” with you to empty, sort, purge, classify, arrange, and store your items. You’re looking for someone that has the vision of the end result and a “hands on” approach to get you to the “finish line” quickly.
What questions should customers think through before talking to a Professional Organizer about their project? Consider your total budget. Identify items that need to be purchased to best achieve organizing goals. Example: I organized a garage in which utility shelving was needed. We proceeded without them which was not ideal but they were purchased later and garage was reorganized ultimately costing more.