It's the end of a busy week with one more day to go! I started the week out helping a client fill up her truck for a dump run. While her husband took the load to the dump, we finished our session by organizing the linen closet which consisted of bedding, towels, and pillows. Then, we filled her truck up again with donations. I helped her take the truckload to the donation center before I left. Then, I did a consultation with a woman who needs to clear out her parents' house, so it can be put on the market by Sept. She wants all the work to be done in August which I thought wouldn't be enough time to do such a large job. I recommended starting asap and sent her an estimate for the project. Tuesday I worked for my client who I've been seeing about every 3 weeks for 3 years now. He is a naturally messy person (without much desire to change), so I help him maintain some sense of order in his condo. After I left his place, I dropped off donations my Saturday client had wanted to go to Weave (a special donation center that helps women recovering from abusive relationships). Wednesday I took my truck over to my client who I see at least every six months to do a dump run. We broke down cardboard boxes, went through bags of mail, cleaned out her kitchen and refrigerator and filled the truck full. Then, I dropped it all of at the dump before doing another consultation. This lady was desperate to get her condo organized by the end of next week to avoid being evicted by her landlord. He had seen the state of disarray her condo was in when she had an unexpected water leak. She was relived to know that two of my assistants and I should be able to organize and haul donations and storage items all in 4-6 hours. So, we booked an appointment for next week. Today, I worked with a new client who is a college professor who is overwhelmed with all of the paperwork she has in her home office for teaching. We made lots of progress in 4 hours getting the floor, under the desk, and most of the desk cleared of paper. An entire trash bag was filled. We will be continuing the project next week. Tomorrow, I will be going to my client who I've been working for now for almost 8 years! I mostly deal with her mail and other paperwork about every 4 months. I open the mail and sort it, toss the junk, file the rest, and show her things that need her attention. I helped her with two moves in the past and have organized all the rooms of her home including the garage at some point. I also sent another estimate to a potential client I spoke with yesterday based on the pictures she texted me today.
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.