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What is a professional organizer?

A Professional Organizer is an individual who uses and teaches organizing principles and systems.  Generally working side-by-side with each client, a PO helps decide which items no longer serve, organize what remains and set up systems to maintain the order.  The result is less stress, more time and money, and increased efficiency, productivity and harmony.


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Ellen, do you work on residential or business organizing?​

I handle residential, small business and downsizing services:

  • Residential: I help each client clear clutter, from attic to basement, including bedrooms, closets, kitchens, garages, etc.  We get to the issues behind the clutter and set up systems to keep it at bay.
  • Office: I provide space planning, paper and electronic organizing, and time and task management services.
  • Downsizing: I assist seniors who are downsizing, from planning to unpacking.

How exactly does the organizing process work?

We’ll start with a phone consultation to assess your goals and challenges; as well as to determine if we're a good fit for each other.  At our first appointment, we’ll tour your home to see, first-hand, what's working and what isn't.  We’ll put our heads together and create a simple game plan, pinpointing your priorities.  At that point, we’ll start a small project and

- voila! - you're on your way to decluttering and getting organized.  

We’ll work together, side by side.  You’ll make the decisions.  I’ll be there to coach you and keep the process clear and easy.  As you let go of unused and unwanted items, we’ll organize what remains and discuss systems to create and keep the natural order.  Generally, our work together is done in three to four hour blocks, as beyond that time decisions get harder to make.

I like to hire professionals with credentials. I see that you are a Certified Professional Organizer.  Can you tell me more about that?

​I am proud to be one of less than 400 Certified Professional Organizers (CPOs) in America!   CPOs embody a professional ideal including a proven level of knowledge, an ethical approach, and requisite experience.  When I became certified in 2011, I was required to document 1500 hours of paid client work during the three years prior to applying for the qualifying exam.  I abide by the Board of CPO's  Code of Ethics.  Every three years I recertify by earning  45 continuing education courses focusing on skills related to clients (verses growing my business).  

My home and office are a mess!  I need your services.  Are they expensive?
The industry fees for professional organizing services range from $60 to $120 per hour and mine are on the mid to upper end of that range.  I charge by the hour since it is difficult to predict how long it will take someone to sort through their items.  I do all I can to keep my clients’ costs down.  I assign “homework” for those who want to accomplish tasks between visits.  

​​My services provide a great Return on Your Investment:  

  • You will have control of your life and space again. 
  • You will be able to remove the “post-it notes” you’ve been keeping in your head.
  • You will stop purchasing items you already own.
  • You will be able to let go of your storage unit. 
  • You will learn skills to last a lifetime - with the calm, motivating support of a caring and capable professional.  

What should I do when I want help but am embarrassed by my mess?  I don’t want anyone, even an organizer, to see it.

Getting help when you have difficulty motivating yourself is a great idea.  A couple of things to remember about me and my work:

  • I do not judge you or your home and I honor confidentiality
  • I love my profession and choose to work with people with clutter
  • You are not your clutter – you are a wonderful and worthwhile person

Don't hesitate to contact me as I won't judge you and yes, I've seen worse than your space!