Services & Rates

De-clutter and Organize

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Can't park in your garage because it is too full of stuff? Embarrassed to have company in your home? Are your things causing you stress? Good news.....help is just a phone call away!

Following a free 30-minute consultation in your home, office, or classroom, there are really just 3 steps to getting organized! They are.....

Step 1: Eliminate

  • The area needs to be totally cleared (and cleaned in some cases)
  • One by one, each item will be placed in 1 of 3 categories:
    • Keep
    • Donate
    • Toss
  • I am happy to drop donations off for you (for a small fee) or arrange to have them picked up
  • Garage/yard sales can be a good way to eliminate clutter, but not always--if you are having a hard time parting with sentimental things, selling it to a stranger may be difficult
  • I will help you decide what to eliminate, but it is ultimately up to you
  • Our goal is to "Say Yes to Less"

Step 2: Categorize

  • You've heard the saying, "There's a place for everything and everything in its place"
  • Think of putting items in categories, such as filing papers in a file cabinet--you wouldn't put your "Recipe" file under the letter "M"--why would you store office supplies in your kitchen?
  • Items used regularly need to be easily accessible
  • Items used less often--such as anything Christmas--can be stored in the attic or basement

Step 3: Organize

  • This is the fun part!
  • If you are on a budget, try to "use what you have" when it comes to organizing--for example, using a piece of furniture from another room
  • It is important to take advantage of vertical space versus using floor space to store things
  • At this point, you will see the results of your hard work

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Moving/Downsizing

Whether you're moving across the country, or across town, I provide the following assistance:

  • Work with you to create a floor plan in your new home
  • Shop for packing supplies (boxes, tape, wrapping paper, etc.)
  • Do a thorough inventory (as well as photos) of your belongings
  • Together, we will decide what to move and what to let go of
  • Manage shredding, trash disposal, donations (large and small), auction, eBay and Craigslist sales
  • Home staging when your home goes on the market
  • Arrange for movers
  • Unpack and organize your new home

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Speaking

I have had the privilege to speak to the following groups, discussing downsizing, moving across town or across the country, letting go of sentimental items, getting and staying organized, and saying "Yes to Less"


Weichert Realty - South Bend

Re/Max 100 Realty - Mishawaka

Cressy & Everett Real Estate - South Bend

Home Builders Association of St. Joseph Valley

Tanglewood Trace Retirement Community - Mishawaka

Primrose Retirement Community - Mishawaka

Forever Learning Institute - South Bend

Women In Business - Elkhart

AARP Michiana

TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre

Engaging Women Conference at Saint Mary's College, May of 2019


RATES

  • My rates are currently $70/hour on weekdays, $75/hour after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and $75/hour on weekends (new rates do not apply to current clients seen within the last 6 months)
  • I am fully insured
  • Cancellation with less than a 24-hour notice will result in a $70 fee
  • A 3-hour-per-session minimum is encouraged
  • Payment is due in full at the end of each organizing session (residential) and I accept cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, Visa and Mastercard (credit cards incur 3% additional fee)
  • Payment is due in full within 15 days of each organizing session (business)
  • Travel longer than 30 minutes may incur mileage charges