It doesn't happen often, but I had no client scheduled on Monday, so I had the day off. Tuesday one of my assistants and I tackled a master walk-in closet and near-by coat closet. For the first hour I finished labeling the pantry that we had organized a few weeks before and put some organizing products in place that I had purchased for the client. Labeling is soo important to help the clients stay organized. We had to pull everything out of the bottom of the coat closet which was a jumble of miscell. items. Our client went through her clothing and got rid of three bags full which I took at the end of the day to donate. It took my assistant and I another 4 hours to hang all the clothing facing the same way on the same types of hangers and sort it all by style and color. We even went through bags of mismatched socks pairing up as many as possible. We removed everything from the room that didn't belong in those closets to be rehomed elsewhere. The client scheduled us to come back to continue working on more areas of their home and want us to come once a month to help them maintain their organization.
Wednesday I worked with a client who is a college professor. We are trying to sort and organize all of her teaching materials which is a lot! She teaches 8 different courses and the materials for each course fill up one to two plastic tubs each. We got through one tub in the 3 hours I was there, but she was very pleased with how much more organized she feels and how much unneeded paperwork was gotten rid of. One overflowing tub now all fits neatly in the tub and is in labeled file folders ready for the fall semester. We will continue next week.
Today, one of my assistants and I helped a client who was in danger of being evicted from her apartment if it wasn't cleaned up by Sunday. We worked for 5 hours sorting, cleaning, and throwing away trash. I lost track after about 10 trash bags full. The client was so motivated that she went through tons of paperwork for the first four hours until she started losing steam. Hopefully, having such a fresh start will inspire her to continue to go through the boxes we didn't get to. She said we were worth every penny she paid us. We definitely earned it today. My back is killing me, and I am beat. However, my Friday appt. is being rescheduled, since that client was exposed to Covid, so I have a 4 day weekend and plenty of time to recuperate.
*Update- The client facing eviction above passed her inspection with flying colors! Her landlord was so impressed with her efforts to clean her space that he is now replacing her flooring and kitchen countertops. My client is elated and feels she has a new lease on life. She has since written me a great review on Yelp and has sent me many flattering texts about the great work my assistant and I did. This is why we love our jobs!
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.