$175/hour, free insults

I just signed a contract with a new client. I’m $110/hour + I have to charge sales tax on my services – DON’T get me started on how angry that makes me. I’ve earned the right to charge every penny of that $110/hour: I’m licensed, bonded and insured; I take continuing education classes constantly; I…

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A Client and a Dog

One of my former clients texted today, showing off an absolutely adorable moose of a just-adopted-from-a-shelter dog. I admit, unabashedly, I started crying. A competent, seasoned Organizer doesn’t come into a client’s home and start wondering where the pretty baskets go. A qualified Organizer comes in and checks that a client can get to all…

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NAPO Stamp of Approval

“NAPO, as a professional association, supports its members through every stage of their business. The new NAPO Stamp of Approval Program has been created to identify established businesses that embrace and meet basic organizational standards and are in good standing in their jurisdictions. All businesses, both new or established, that meet the program standards are…

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Dear Lauren

Thank you so much for all the help you gave X. Your physical help and expertise were really important, but perhaps the most important was that you helped her gain the confidence that she could actually do this, that it wasn’t an impossible task. For all of the above I am eternally grateful. I knew…

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Working with a Teacher – Report Card 4-30-2019

4/30/2019 I’ve been meaning to contact you every day since we’ve been back from spring break. I’ve kept the desk clear, except when it’s being used for the intended use. The filing is working out great! When I come back from meetings, I know exactly where every piece of paper or document should go! What…

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Casual Uncluttering LLC because

A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value Gillian Lazanik, a Houzz Contributor, lists “Hire a Professional Organizer” as her 9th tip in the April 18, 2019 article I link to above (and thanks to my colleague Anne Blumer for leading me to it!). All of the tips are worth noting and this is…

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Working with a Teacher

It was a brief but successful journey, captained by Lauren Williams! I had four hours in which to spend on tackling my office space in the classroom. I had moved classrooms at the beginning of the school year, and hit the ground running. I had my own materials to incorporate into what was left by…

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