Think of Ultimately Organized as a friend that comes to your home or business with all the organization skills, innovative products, and decluttering solutions to help you gain control of your living or working environment.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by your piles of ‘stuff’, hiring a professional organizer may be just the thing that you need to get you moving again. Professional organizers can not only bring order to your home, but they can also inspire you to start sorting and purging. They help you stay focused and on track. Organizers typically charge by the hour and may offer hourly packages at a discount, but some can charge by the project. Before hiring one, you should know what to expect from them.
A professional organizer is someone who will help you create beautiful and functional organizational systems in your home so that you can be more efficient and productive in your daily life. This can include anything from decluttering your home to setting up a filing system at work.
While organizing your own home can be cost effective, if not done right, it can lead you down the proverbial rabbit hole. If you’re going to tackle your own home organizing project, you need to be willing to take some initiative, have laser focus and a positive attitude. Professional organizers often use the principles of positive psychology and problem solving to help clients organize their homes.
Many professional organizers also work in small business environments. They can help you sort and create files, improve workflow, and even deal with space design complications. There are so many benefits to working with a professional organizer. Not only do they help you save time by creating systems that are easy to maintain, but they also help you save money because they can help you avoid some common pitfalls that many people fall into. The most common one is buying organizational products that aren’t really necessary. Some products may have looked good in the store or on television, but only end up adding clutter to your home or office in the end.
Professional Organizers Inspire People To Sort & Toss
Working with a professional organizer can help you reduce your overall stress. Not only can they help you sort through your personal belongings that may be taking up unnecessary space in your home, they also help you feel more in control of your life. When your are organized, you always feel more in control.
Most organizing projects involve the process of sorting and tossing. Professional organizers encourage clients to sort and toss by inspiring them to get rid of things they no longer use, such as unused pens, crushed and torn-up boxes, piles of old books, old clothes, toys, and so much more that you probably haven’t used in years or may have even forgotten that you had. You may get the same results by tackling some of the work yourself, but with the help of a professional organizer, the workload is much easier. It’s always more fun to sort through your things with someone else by your side. Someone that you can laugh with when you find that old note you wrote to your 5th grade friend in school.
What Do Professional Organizers Charge?
While most professional organizers charge an hourly rate or offer reduced rate bulk packages, some may charge by the project. If you want to get a customized quote, you should discuss the project with the organizer before making a final decision. You can ask them for an in-home consultation to discuss your project in further detail.
The average hourly rate of a professional organizer can range anywhere from $30 to $130 per hour, but these rates vary greatly depending on where you live. Home organizers who work in larger cities and have extensive experience in the industry
may also charge higher rates than those in smaller towns or those with less experience. Also, organizers who offer additional services such as closet designing, relocation coordination and home staging may charge higher rates.
Get An In-Home Consultation From A Professional Organizer
Most professional organizers offer some type of in-home or virtual consultation for their services where they can explain their process before determining if they're the right fit for you. This will give you a sense of their personality, as well as the amount of work they'll need to do in order to complete the task. Depending on the scope of the project, you may be able to negotiate their rate or look into package pricing, if they offer it. Most experienced home organizers will have a set fee for an in-home or virtual consultation, but if they are new to the profession, some may offer a free in-home consultation in order to drum up new business.
Make sure that you find a professional organizer who is reputable and has experience. Additionally, you will need to communicate your needs and expectations clearly to them. This will help the organizer better understand what you are looking for and also helps them create a plan that is tailored to your specific wishes. Finally, be prepared to make some changes. This means that you may need to be willing to let go of some things and possibly change the way that you do things on a daily basis. However, if you are willing to make these changes, you’ll find that working with a professional organizer is very beneficial and can help you lead a more organized and productive life.
When Looking For A Professional Organizer
If you are considering hiring a professional organizer, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, consider what specific area you need help organizing. Do you need help organizing your home, your office, or your closet? Professional organizers can help with all of these things, but you will need to be specific about what you need help with so that they can create a plan that is the right fit for you. Next, consider your budget. Professional organizers can be expensive, so you will need to decide how much you are willing to spend for their services.
Finally, consider your schedule. Professional organizers will need to come into your home or office to declutter and organize, so you will need to make sure that you are available during their scheduled visit.
Assuming you haven’t already had an in-home or virtual consultation, the home organizer will need to asses your project when they arrive and create a plan to declutter and organize your space. This plan will be customized to your needs and lifestyle. Once the plan is created and agreed upon, they’ll begin decluttering and organizing your space. They will help you sort through your belongings and decide what to keep and what may be time to purge. They will also help you find homes for all of your belongings so that your area is organized and functional.
After the professional organizer has decluttered and organized your space, they can also give you tips and tricks on how to maintain it. Professional organizers can be a great asset when it comes to getting your life in order by helping you declutter and organize your home. They can turn your chaotic space into a beautiful and peaceful environment. One that you truly enjoy coming home and relaxing in everyday.
Why You Need Professional Organizers
Are you someone who feels like you can never get your home or office organized, no matter how hard you try? Here are some reasons why you may need to hire a professional organizer.
1. You don’t have the time to organize your space yourself. If you’re like most people, you have a very busy and hectic daily life and you simply don’t have the extra time to spend on organizing your home or office. A professional organizer can save you a lot of time and help you get your space organized quickly and efficiently.
2. You’re overwhelmed by the thought of home organizing. If the thought of organizing your space is overwhelming you and giving you anxieties, a professional organizer can help. They can create an organization plan and provide you support and guidance through the entire process.
3. You’ve tried to organize your space yourself, but it’s not working. If you’ve tried to organize your space yourself but haven’t been successful, it may be time to hire a professional organizer. They can identify the root of your problem and create the perfect organizational plan for you and implement it.
4. You want to declutter your home or office. If you’re looking to declutter your home or office, a professional organizer can help you create that beautifully organized space you’ve always dreamed of. They can help you sort through your belongings and purge anything you no longer need or have a use for.
5. You want to organize your home or office for a specific event or purpose. If you’re looking to organize your home or office for a specific event or purpose, such as a move or renovation, a professional organizer can help. They can create an organizational plan and keep everything on track throughout the entire process.
6. You’re not sure where to start. If you’re not sure where to start in your home organizing project, a professional organizer can help. They can assess your situation and create the perfect plan to get it organized.
7. You want to learn how to keep your home organized. If you’re looking to learn how to keep your home organized, hiring a professional organizer is the way to go. They can teach you their tried and true techniques and help you develop habits to maintain your beautifully organized home.
8. You don’t want the hassle of organizing your space yourself. If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of organizing your space yourself, a professional organizer can help. They can handle all of the smallest details and help you get your space organized with minimal effort on your part.
9. You want to maximize the space in your home or office. If you’re looking to maximize the space in your home or office, you should hire a professional organizer. They can help you identify ways to better use your home or office space and implement those changes.
10. You want to make a good impression. If you’re looking to make a good impression, you need a professional organizer. They can help you create a beautifully well-organized and inviting space that would make a positive impression on anyone who sees it.
Benefits Of Professional Organizers
There are many benefits to using professional organizing services. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it can save you a great deal of time and energy. Organizing a home or office can be a daunting task, and it can be difficult to know where to start. A professional organizer can help take the guesswork out of the process and make it much easier for the client to achieve their goals.
Another benefit of using professional organizing services is that it can help improve your quality of life. A cluttered and disorganized home or office can be stressful and overwhelming, and it can make it difficult to focus and be productive.
By decluttering and organizing the space, the client can enjoy a calm and relaxing environment that is more conducive to productivity. In addition, professional organizing services can help save money. Many people spend a lot of money on storage containers, shelving, and other organizing products, but often find that they do not use them as much as they thought they would. A professional organizer can help assess your needs and make recommendations for more efficient storage solutions that will save you money in the long run. Finally, professional organizers can help protect the environment. When homes and offices are cluttered, it can be difficult to recycle or reuse items, which can lead to a lot of waste. An organizer can help the client develop a system for recycling and reusing items, which can reduce the amount of waste that is produced.
Organizing Your SPACES
Organizing Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s where you prepare meals, entertain guests, and gather as a family. But it can also be one of the most cluttered and chaotic rooms in your home. You should practice putting away all small appliances, dishes, and food items. Once everything is cleared, you’ll be able to see what needs to be done and where things should go.
One of the best ways to save time and money is to plan your meals in advance. Decide what you’re going to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week, then make a grocery list of the ingredients you’ll need. This will help you avoid impulse buying and wasting food.
Your kitchen cabinets can quickly become a catch-all for everything from dishes to small appliances. Group items together in zones, such as all your baking supplies in one cabinet and all your dishes in another. Use clear containers and drawer organizers to keep things in order.
The refrigerator can be a challenge to keep organized, but it’s important to keep it clean to avoid food spoilage. Start by taking everything out and throwing away anything that’s expired. Then group items together by type, such as all your fruits and vegetables in one drawer and all of your meat products in another. Use clear containers to store leftovers and other food items.
Your kitchen drawers can quickly become a catch-all for everything from utensils to silverware. You can group together items by what they’re used for, such as all your cooking utensils in one drawer and all your silverware in another. Use drawer dividers and organizers to keep things organized.
A cluttered closet can make getting dressed in the morning a time consuming nightmare, but a little bit of organization can go a long way. You can start by clearing everything out. This includes clothes, shoes, accessories, and any other items that are taking up valuable space.
Now that your closet is empty, it’s time to take a good look at everything and decide what you really wear and what you don’t. Do you really need that 15th pair of jeans? Are you ever going to wear that dress again? If not, it’s time to let it go. Donate items that are in good condition to a local charity or sell them online.
One of the best ways to organize your closet is by season. Store out-of-season clothes, such as winter coats and swimsuits, in labeled storage bins or baskets on shelves in a storage room. This will free up space in your closet and make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Another way to organize your closet is by type of clothing. Hang all of your dresses together, store all your jeans in one drawer or try hanging them (if you have the space) on multi-tiered hanging racks. Neatly fold all of your shirts on one shelf. You might even want to invest in a few shelf dividers. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and get dressed in the morning.
Your shoes can quickly take over your closet, but a little bit of organization can go a long way. Store your shoes on shelves, in bins, or on a shoe rack. Group them together by type, such as all of your sneakers in one bin and all your dress shoes in another. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and keep your closet in order. Don’t forget to utilize the back side of your closet door, if you have one. You’d be surprised how may accessories or shoes you can fit behind the door with the proper over-the-door solution.
Do you use your garage as a storage area? Most people do. Your garage may be one of the messiest and cluttered places in your home. It’s often forgotten and neglected. The first step to organizing your garage is to clear everything out. This includes tools, sports equipment, gardening supplies, and any other items that are taking up space. Store seasonal items, such as holiday decorations and winter sports equipment, in properly labeled storage bins on shelves. You might want to invest in storage shelving racks. This will free up space in your garage and make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Another way to organize your garage is by item. Hang all your tools on a pegboard, store all of your gardening supplies in one bin, and all your sports equipment in another. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and keep your garage neatly arranged.
And what about your basement? Do you use that as a storage as well? Most people don't think about their basement storage as a place that needs to be organized. But if you're like most people, your basement is probably full of stuff that you don't use very often. A professional organizer can help you get your basement organized so that you can use it for storage or even as extra living space.
You can also hire a professional organizer to do your home staging for you when you are getting ready to sell your home. Home staging involves making your home look beautiful before listing it for sale or renting. Home organizers also have resources to set up a new home after construction. These professionals will make you feel comfortable in your new home and get rid of the clutter. As you can see, there are many parts of your home that need to be organized. A professional organizer will be able to devise a strategic method that matches your lifestyle so that you can stay organized.
“Jennifer advertises that she is discreet, nonjudgmental, and is fun to work with. I can attest to the importance of all three of these qualities, which she has in abundance. Organizing is difficult and often tedious, and the fact she is fun to work with is an enormous help. I desperately needed a nonjudgmental attitude since I was very embarrassed about the state of my house and felt very vulnerable. And in the type of reorganizing I did, the organizer is eventually going to know all your secrets, and discretion is enormously helpful. In addition to these three key qualities, I found Jennifer flexible, creative, and enormously joyful about her work. She LOVES organizing, and while that love has not worn off on me, it is so wonderful to work with someone who loves what she does. These additional qualities made it a wonderful experience.”
“Fantastic! The hall closet and office/studio is totally neat and organized. Everything has a place. Jennifer’s enthusiasm about her work is catching, which made it very easy for me to decide quickly what I needed and what I needed to go. I am planning to have her back in the future to finish organizing my living space.”
“Jennifer Finch of Ultimately Organized is fabulous! After my recent move, she helped me unpack my boxes and put everything away, leaving my apartment looking and feeling like a home. Most importantly, everything is organized in a way that makes sense, and in a way that I will be able to maintain on my own. Jennifer has a ton of energy, a great sense of humor, and actually made the whole process fun! She is totally nonjudgmental and professional, and I felt perfectly comfortable having her come into my home. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and recommend her wholeheartedly!”
“Jennifer did an amazing job of unpacking every box and then arranging everything in its own space and in its own container. She labeled all the storage containers with the contents. She even arranged my MANY spools of ribbon by color and then labeled. She utilized existing storage space, shelves, bookcases, and closets. Everything is easily visible and accessible. She asked me from the beginning if I had any special needs or concerns, as well as checking with me throughout the process. She completed the project over 4 mutually agreeable days and times. She was timely and efficient throughout. Always collapsed all the emptied boxes for recycling and any garbage was neatly bagged. I have asked her to return in the spring to assist with my garage. She is very professional.”