I was camping most of the week, so I only worked the last two days. Both day my assistant and I organized kitchens and pantries. Although they were both about the same size, one kitchen took us 2 hours to complete, and the other one took us 10 hours. Obviously, one kitchen had way more stuff in it, but we also packed many keep items that would not be needed before that client's move. There were also 3 junk drawers to go through which are tedious and time-consuming. The client with the 10 hour kitchen was very involved with the process deciding what could be donated. I think we ended up with about 5 boxes full of donations. With the 2 hour job, the clients just wanted us to organize for them, so there was much less input, although we always had questions when they came back in the room. Since the kitchen was done so quickly, we were able to organize the entire walk-in pantry also. There were many items on the floor of the pantry which made it difficult to enter. After clearing out tons of plastic and paper grocery bags and adjusting some shelf heights, we were able to find homes for everything on the floor. Besides food, the pantry also contained household items, tools, medicines, vitamins, cleaning supplies, party supplies, etc. It was challenging to get through it all. Even I feel overwhelmed at times in the middle of projects, but I know it always get done if I keep working. The results were awesome, but we still need to label next time to ensure it will stay organized! I hope both sets of clients are enjoying their organized, clutter-free kitchens.
I'm Rene'. I've been a Professional Organizer for 8 years now. Since I love to write as much as I love to organize, I thought I would combine my two loves into this blog. Since this profession is still new to many people, I wanted to write about what I do to inform new clients what services I can offer them, and, hopefully, inspire new organizers interested in this profession.