WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
Lets see if IҒve got this right. You decided to get a jump on spring cleaning one balmy day a few weeks ago. Closets unearthed, file drawers emptied, winter clothes removed from drawers and piled on furniture pending the dry clean-versus-donate decision.
Definitely needs organizing. WestportNow.com photo
Then it got cold and you got busy and now youre left with ҅ unkempt piles, disorganized closets, and an office full of paperwork in which you cant find a thing.
How do I know this? LetҒs just say I know it too well.
Which is how Ive also come to know the value of a top-notch professional organizer.
Even if one thinks of oneself as a fairly organized person, thereҒs something to be said for the tricks, techniques and systems these never-say-die crackerjacks come armed with. And even more to be said for having someone stand by your side until it all gets DONE.
Here are a few professional organizers I know who regularly travel to Westport. Since prices sometimes vary per job, not all were willing to quote hourly rates for this column.
Make sure you call first to discuss the job, hourly rate, and whether they charge for travel time (most do not.)
First, my own NUMBER ONE personal favorite:
Ossining, New York.
Here are a few I also know and can personally recommend:
Get Organized With Carolann Slayton LLC
Dianne M. Fullarton,
If youҒve got a big job that feels insurmountable for emotional reasons for example, involving an estate or relocation ֖ you wont find a kinder heart to guide you through it. But at the same time sheҒs an experienced professional who gets the job done. Diannes specialties are residential downsizing and moving. She comes equipped with hankies.
Anita & Company
Or else give any of these a call:
Strategize, Organize, Simplify LLC
Cara M. Brook
Specializes in residential and small business moves, filing systems, paper and clutter management. $60/hr.
All Together Organizing
neatness counts!ӔBeth Holland
Jo Ann Sheldon
Specializes in residential, home office, small business. Emphasis on management of paper, personal funds, time and life. Shes a past president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (www.napo.net)
so this is no organizing neophyte. $90/hr. and up.
DTS Organizing Solutions
Sort It Out
A Helping Hand Organizing
Organizing with Final Touches, LLC
Lila Davis/Irma Robinson