How do you want that? Fast, budget friendly, or perfect?


Sometimes I receive a phone call from someone needing an organizing job done and it needs to be done before the end of the month – usually for a move. Great! I’ll put together a team…….”but I can’t afford a team”…….Then, we’ll do what we can with a rough sort, getting rid of what is obviously trash and then just boxing up the rest by categories…. “but I don’t want to move what I don’t need and some of this paper I’ll need at my fingertips during this process.”

Sigh! I am not the organization fairy who can wave a magic wand and make all of this happen. Here are some pointers on what to expect on your project:

  • Fast – You will need a team or just have me move in with you. Teams are usually not more expensive in the overall  picture, in fact, they can really cost you less, but you do need the money now, not spread out over a year.
  • Budget Friendly – This works best when you have a lot of time and can do work by yourself in between each visit. The benefit of this plan is that you learn more organizing techniques and are more in control of the process.
  • Perfect – This plan works for the person who wants a project done that looks like a magazine shoot when we finish. You will want a team with organizer that specialize in skills like redesign, placing art, and closet design. This will be more expensive than the usual team that only has one or two experienced organizers and the remaining organizers that are newer to the profession but great at following directions. This plan will need almost all seasoned organizers and will probably also use some of our organization’s associate members.
When you contact a professional organizer to work with you on a project, know what is important to you and communicate that with the organizer during the intake process. That will make the project more successful and more pleasant for everyone involved.
Happy organizing!

Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer

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