Home Organization Services

Our home organization services transform and declutter any part of your home, condo, or apartment. The organizing appointments are custom, specific, and meant to help you stay organized long term. Transferring skills to you and implementing helpful systems is our priority.

Our approach is simple and straight forward. We tackle small projects and large projects. Some clients only need or want one appointment and others have several areas they’d like help with. You work alongside us making decisions, giving us feedback, and learning organizing skills to keep it organized and maintain systems. The organizing results are custom, practical, and easy to maintain. We will walk you through the process until your project is completed, never leaving you with a mess or piles to finish.

Our Organizing Approach

Phone Assessment:

We would love to talk with you over the phone first to assess your organizing needs. This phone assessment lasts about ten to fifteen minutes. We ask many questions regarding your organizing project, your current resources, time and availability, and what budget you had in mind. This ensures that our services are the right fit for your needs and helps us decide if we would be suitable for your project and expectations. We also are frequently able to give you a rough estimate on the price depending on which organizing service you’re interested in. Some customers will email or text us pictures. We welcome pictures but that is completely optional and not required.

On Site Appointment:

After speaking over the phone, we can proceed to set up an appointment. Each new customer can expect an onsite assessment at the start of their organizing project. This lasts about fifteen to thirty minutes depending on how big your organizing project is. During this step we are in your home or office and we talk with you in detail about the space, layout, contents, and current organizing issues. We’ll set goals and develop a game plan to reach those goals and decide where to start. We begin the organizing work right after finishing the onsite assessment and work alongside you to help you eliminate excess stuff, create new systems, and implement the best arrangement or layout for your space.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Certified Professional Organizer®?

An organizer who has met education requirements, has logged a certain number of billable organizing hours and has passed a test through the Board of Certified Professional Organizers. Amber was certified in 2008 and most of our organizers are working towards or have achieved certification.

What is NAPO?

NAPO stands for the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals. Since 1985, NAPO has been the premier organization dedicated to the field of organizing. NAPO defines quality standards and provides education for its members, ensuring the highest level of excellence and professionalism. The national conference is a highlight each year for Amber, where new ideas and trends propel her forward in business. Amber is a member of the NAP Chicago chapter.

How long will it take to get organized?

The duration of a project has many variables including, the size of the project/room, the amount of stuff in the room, how fast decisions are made, and the amount of time you choose to spend on the project between our organizing sessions. We work as quickly and efficiently as possible, so you get the most out of each appointment.

How long is an organizing session?

Each appointment is a required minimum of 3 hours but if requested, we can and will work as long as an 6-7 hour day.

Do I have to work alongside my professional organizer during the session?

In most situations, yes. For you to learn and experience the organizing process, it is best for you to be part of the process. In addition, it’s helpful to have your feedback and input as we work so that we give you functional and realistic results. If we are unpacking you into a new home it’s not necessary for you to be home.

Do you offer free consultations?

No. Our onsite consultations are done during your first organizing session. A thorough phone assessment starts the organizing process before we come out to your home or business.

What types of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, MasterCard, VISA are accepted.

Do I have to buy organizing products to get organized?

No. We will work with what you currently have and suggest items that would help, but buying products are completely optional.

Will I need buy anything before you come?

You don’t need to buy anything before we come however, we do not bring organizing products with us. We always organize first and then buy exactly what we need to finish off the space. We can shop virtually with you and fill a shopping cart for you, leave you a shopping list, or shop and bring back products during a second appointment. Our suggestions & expertise will help you decide what products are right for your space. Read about our opinions on organizing products here.

Will you share advice on room and space design?

Don’t know where to best place or use your furniture? Having trouble deciding how to use a space or shelve out a closet? We’ll share ideas to make the most of your space regarding storage usage, furniture positioning, and room layout.

Will you take my donations with you?

Yes as long as space is available in your organizer’s vehicle, regular donations (not furniture) for common charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill are included. We are not a haul away service so if our vehicle has a full load, completely filled with your things, there is a donation drop off service charge

Is everything about our organizing appointment kept confidential?

Absolutely. We will never share private information with any other party.

  • Home Organizing

    We sort, declutter and organize any part of your home by including you in the process to teach organizing skills, create effective systems and provide home organization solutions.

  • Home Office Organizing

    If you work from home or keep track of your family’s paperwork, you will benefit from our home office organization services. We tackle daily paperwork, mail, memorabilia, and filing systems.