Why should I hire a Professional Organizer?
Think of an organizer as a personal trainer for your home and lifestyle. Professional Organizers have the education and a special set of skills that allows us to help you with your disorganization. We also don’t have the attachment to or history with the items and spaces you need organized. This allows us to help you reach your goals. Our focus is on you and your organizational goals!
Do you offer services in my area?
Currently, we are able to offer services to clients in Streeterville, The Loop, New Eastside, Lakeshore East, River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, Lakeview, Uptown, Ravenswood, North Halstead, Roscoe Village, Wrigleyville and Edgewater. If you are outside our current service area, we will gladly refer you to organizers who may serve additional areas.
When do you schedule organization appointments?
Appointments are available Wednesday and Fridays between the hours of 10am and 4pm CST and select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm CST. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
How long will it take to get organized?
This depends on how large the space is that we are organizing, how available you are during the editing portion of the process and how quickly you make decisions on what stays and what goes. Each organizing project is different and each home's footprint and household's needs are also different. Organizing is a dynamic process, not an end result.
How do I get started?
Contact us! Let us learn a little about you and what your needs are.
How much does organization cost?
All of our clients and their organization projects are unique. We custom quote your project(s) during your On-Site Project Assessment. To get a sense for the amount of organizing time your project may require, please check out the Our Process and Rates section. Materials for organizing such as bins, baskets and filing systems vary from person to person. Shopping time is an additional add-on option and billed at the rate of $120 per hour. All products are charged at full retail prices. We can help you find great materials to fit your style, lifestyle and budget!
Personal shopping and delivery are also services we offer a la carte to save you even more time and overwhelm!
How do I prepare for my organizing appointment?
There isn’t much to prepare. However, if we are working in a closet please be sure your clothing is clean ahead of time. Same goes for a linen closets or kitchen organization. If you have children and/or pets that aren’t part of the organizing process we recommend getting a sitter so that you can focus off the project. For safety, we do require children and fur children to be secured in an area outside of the space we're working on.
What happens on the day of the organizing appointment?
The day is finally here! Your organizer(s) will arrive with supplies and jump right in. Your first session we sort and edit the space's items. Depending on the size of the space and quantity of items, and your ability to decide on what will stay, we then organize your items into your existing storage bins or new ones that were purchased based on our recommendations.
Will you help me dispose of unwanted items?
YES! Each organizing session includes haul-away service of small items (clothing, household decor, toys, small appliances, etc) that can be easily donated to a local charity and we will send you the donation receipt. For larger items or a larger quantity of items that won't fit in one car load, our organizers can recommend organizations that will pick up for a small fee at your location. They can also recommend organizations for electronic recycling and other items that should not go into the regular trash or may not be accepted by a local charity.