My week so far...
My job on Monday went well, but was quite tiring. The garage turned out amazing, but took me 3 hours to do instead of 2 hours as predicted. There was tons of cupboard and drawer space, so I was able to put most of the items away. After breaking down tons of boxes and sweeping up all the trash, sawdust, leaves, and dirt the garage looked really good. I am so used to working with assistants now that it is frustrating how much longer projects take when I work alone. I remembered to take my fan, so it also wasn't too hot by the time I was done at 1pm. Then, I tackled the master closet and spare room closet. They also just needed some tidying up mostly on the built-in shelves. I used quite a few baskets and shelf dividers I always keep stocked in my car. I moved a few clothes around and made sure they were all hanging the right direction and were sorted by color. Organizing is all about the details! Most organizers are perfectionists which I admit I tend to be. The spare room closet housed all of her shoes in a jumble on the floor and in a broken door organizer. I recommended that she get a large shoe rack for the bottom of the closet and use the shelf above the bar also for shoes instead of the miscell. she had there. I was able to pair up all the shoes on the closet floor getting rid of the broken door organizer. I found other homes for everything else that had been on the floor and shelf. It wasn't perfect without the shoe rack, but a big improvement from how it was. The closets took a little over 2 hours to complete. The client seemed happy. She was young and single. Perfectly capable of doing the work herself, but had no desire to do it and was happy to pay me to do it for her. Today was completely different from my usual organizing. One of my regular clients needed help selling things at her guild she belongs to, so she paid me to assist with that. I had to help haul everything there in my truck, set-up and take down, and haul it back to her house. The worst part was waking up 2 hours earlier than I normally do to get to her house so early. It was a nice break from my usual work, and we all went out to lunch afterwards. So far, I've worked 9.25 hours this week!
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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.