Monday, December 21, 2015

Big News from Everyday Organizing!

Today is an exciting day for me.

I know it has been like crickets on the blog the last couple months, but trust me when I say that behind the scenes things have been hustling and bustling. You see, for months now I have been keeping a secret from you. A BIG secret that I am finally ready to announce and I couldn't be happier: Everyday Organizing is now open for business!

It has long been a dream of mine to dive into the world of Professional Organizing and after lots of thought, encouragement and hard work, I am finally turning passion into profession. When I started this blog two and half years ago, I hoped that one day I would be able to move beyond sharing my love for organizing on the Internet and also be able to work hands-on helping clients de-clutter and organize their busiest spaces. I did a soft-launch of my business this past fall and, as expected, I have loved every second of it! I truly believe that everyone can benefit from becoming more organized and I love helping others achieve their organizing goals.

So, are you wondering what a Professional Organizer does and how I can help you? Let me tell you!

What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer is someone who brings experience, expertise and resources to you to help overcome clutter, develop organizing systems, and maximize the use of your space. Professional Organizers help you create a calm and orderly environment that can lead to less stress, more time, saved money and greater enjoyment of everyday life.

Why hire a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer helps you to take control of your possessions and your space and, as a result, increase your quality of life. As a Professional Organizer I will not only help you organize your home or office, I will also help you create easy-to-follow systems to keep it that way. I bring a new perspective to your space and provide guidance, encouragement, motivation and practical solutions that can set you up for success. Together, we will work to:
  • sort through your items and decide what you do and don’t need
  • get rid of the items you choose not to keep
  • organize the items that remain in the space
  • create efficient organizational systems within your home or office
  • discuss tips for maintaining your organized lifestyle.

Disorganization has many costs. It diminishes your productivity when you are unable to function efficiently in the surrounding environment. A lack of organization also leads to increased stress as you feel like you don’t have control over your clutter. Additionally, being disorganized has financial costs. It is estimated that as much as 15% to 20% of the annual budget in an average household is related to unnecessary expenditures due to disorganization*. As a result, when you hire a Professional Organizer, you are taking a step toward improving your quality of life by decreasing stress, saving money, and creating more time for yourself.
 * National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)

What takes place during an organizing session?

The first step in the process is an on-site consultation. Most consultations last between 60-90 minutes. During that time, you can expect that we will discuss areas of interest, tour your home/business, and determine the scope of the job at hand. I will ask you questions about your goals for each area discussed and begin to strategize an organizing plan to meet those goals. 

After the consultation, we will schedule our first organizing session. Throughout each session, I will work side-by-side with you to sort through your items and organize your space. We will begin by assessing all the items in the space and making decisions about each item.  Once the space has been edited, we will design the final organizing plan based on your desired goals. When creating an organizing plan, I take into consideration the natural flow of the space and the people who live or work within it. It is important that the use and maintenance of the systems we create are instinctual and manageable to the people who are using them. Also as part of the plan, we will identify the best tools, equipment and layout for the space or system. Finally, we will work together to arrange the space and implement the planned systems.

How do we get started?

Easy! If you live in the Seattle area and are interested in learning more about how I can help you, you can contact me at My new website is under construction, so you can currently find more information about my services, policies and FAQ's on my Facebook page. (And while you are over there, go ahead and "like" my page as well!) 

And that's it, folks! I am so excited about this new adventure and even more excited that I can now share my big news with all of YOU! I will continue to blog when I have new ideas and projects to share so if you haven't already done so, you can subscribe to my blog using the link on the right side-bar to make sure you never miss a new post. Thank you all for your kindness and support!