Organizing for a College Professor, Chronically Disorganized Clients, and a Mother Releasing an Adult Daughter's Stuff.
I thought I would get Friday off, but it got filled at the last minute which is typical of my schedule. My client who scheduled for this coming Monday asked if she could switch to Friday instead, but then decided she still wants to do Monday, also. I worked with the college professor that I wrote about last week. We went through the paperwork for another class that she teaches. The overflowing bin was condensed and now fits nicely in the bin. Yah! It took us 4 hours to go through it all. Paperwork is by far the most time-consuming thing to organize perhaps only comparable to the thousands of beads I organized by color once. LOL. I advised my client to continue to micro-organize each folder as she teaches the classes in the fall. I think using an open filing system and bright hanging file folders to separate the different modules of each class while teaching each class will make the classwork more accessible (see pic.)
This week I also organized for two of my long-time clients who suffer from chronic disorganization. I have organized every room in their house several times over the years, but they just can't seem to maintain the organization. So, I work for them a few times every year to bring order to their chaos. We all have our strength and weaknesses, so I am happy to provide this service which comes so naturally to me.
My client today got the green light to take all of her adult daughter's stuff over to her house after asking her for two years to go through it with no luck. Can any of you relate? I have half a closet filled with my daughter's stuff that she didn't have room to take with her when she moved out last year. So, we filled my client's truck with everything of the daughter's we could find in the garage. There was a lot, so after straightening up the remaining items in the garage, it looked much better! I suspect that when I go back on Monday that we will be loading up her truck with all of the daughter's stuff inside the house. We then straightened up some of her craft supplies, and she found two books she had been looking all over for. So, that was another win!
I finished the week off doing a consultation with a gentleman who is thinking about moving in the near future and needs someone to help him sell or donate his art pieces and furniture he won't be taking. He wants them to find good homes where they will be appreciated and not end up in the landfill, since they are very valuable pieces. It will be a new challenge for me, since I haven't dealt with such expensive art pieces before.. I need to start researching galleries in the area.
Somehow between all these jobs, I found time to record video of my favorite organizing products that I will be sharing on my FB business and group pages, and I ordered lots of moving supplies. My team and I have a big packing job next week, so I'll let you know how it goes.
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.