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One of the best reasons to hire a professional organizer is that we have expertise in the best way to donate, sell and dispose of the things you no longer use or need. 

I can provide you with local resources such as appraisers, closet design companies, consignment stores, donation and recycling sites, so you don't have to do the research yourself.

Let me handle the heavy lifting by taking things to donation centers for you. For large downsizing jobs, I can recommend reliable removal companies in your area. 

Whether you are moving, downsizing or simply wanting to reduce clutter in your house, there are so many benefits to donating or recycling your clothing and household goods. Your donations help charities and people in need in your local community and prevents things from ending up in a landfill.


Decluttering can be a daunting task and working with a professional organizer can help you with the stressful decision process of what to sell, donate or recycle, and recommend local organizations that will accept your items. I can also take your items to donation centers for you to save you time and effort! Below is a list of organizations that accept various items.

Ready to start downsizing or decluttering your home?

Read my blog post "A New Approach to Downsizing" for a guide on how to get started and advice on how to keep momentum during the process. Contact me and we can tackle it together! 

  • What do Professional Organizers do?
    We give you motivation and a plan for bringing order to your life. We offer judgement-free assistance by breaking down overwhelming tasks, helping you manage your time and decluttering your living spaces. We provide specialized coaching to help you make short-term and long-term improvements that will help you get organized and be more productive. We have proven processes and methodologies for organizing that will save you time and money. We provide you with local resources such as: junk removal companies, art appraisers, closet design companies, consignment stores, organizing supplies stores, donation and recycling sites, and more. Professional Organizers go through a certification process and come with a specific set of skills to help you deal with a multitude of challenges. We teach time management and productivity skills and can recommend methods to improve productivity at work or at home. We help break bad habits and help you incorporate successful strategies for staying organized. We help people sort through their belongings when they are not sure where to start or don’t want to face doing it all by themselves. We assist with the sensitive process of sorting through the belongings of someone who has passed away. We provide direction for people who are moving or downsizing. We help busy families who don’t have time or the resources to organize their home. There is no “one size fits all” for organizing. We customize systems to fit individual personalities. We evaluate specific needs and find solutions that will appeal to everyone.
  • Why should I hire a NAPO member?
    NAPO members are organizing and productivity professionals who value education and professional development and stay current on trends and advancements in the industry. All NAPO members must adhere to our Code of Ethics, which encourage fair and equitable practices, including working with clients and colleagues, handling client confidentiality, and how they assess fees and expenses.
  • How does the organizing process work?
    The typical process involves the steps below: Assess and plan – understand your needs, challenges and priorities. Declutter – empty the space and sort items into donate, toss or keep piles. Declare “homes” for items – put things in easy-access areas Contain and label – place items in storage containers. Clean up and discuss next steps. Measure - for any additional storage containers, shelving, etc. Follow up – organize and place items in their new storage areas.
  • How long will the process take?
    Each organizing project is different. The length of the project depends on the size of the space and the amount of clutter. Additional time may be needed for the donation of your unwanted items, time to select and purchase new organizational products, delivery times, etc. I will work at your pace. Working in four (4) hour segments seems to work best – it is enough time to make a lot of progress and yet isn’t too strenuous or exhausting.
  • Will you organize the space by yourself, or do I need to help you?
    Each situation is unique, but I prefer to work side by side with my clients, so they can learn organizing techniques that they can continue after I leave. Once my clients get comfortable with the process, they find that they gain the confidence to tackle some projects on their own!
  • How much does it cost and how do you charge?
    I provide a free one-hour consultation at your home, and we can discuss fees during that visit.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We understand our clients are just as busy as we are. However, if a client cancels and/or reschedules frequently, we are often unable to schedule other clients on short notice. Because of this, we require cancellations to be made at least 24 hours in advance of our appointment. Rescheduled and cancelled appointments less than 24 hours will be charged 50% of the booked session.
  • Will I need to purchase organizing supplies and if so, where should I shop?
    Sometimes we can repurpose containers you already have! When that isn’t possible, most people prefer to select the organizing supplies that best fits their budget and in a style that they are comfortable with. After I understand your goals for the space, I can do a lot of the research for you, look for products that will work best for your space and make recommendations. I will offer different price points to fit your budget. If you let me know where you prefer to shop, I can start my research there. If needed, we can arrange a date to shop together for a specific item.
  • What is your confidentiality policy?
    As a member of NAPO, I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. I pledge to: Serve my clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, and will treat them with respect and courtesy. Keep client information confidential and not use it to benefit myself or my firm or reveal this information to others. Use proprietary client information only with the client's permission. Make recommendations for products and services with my client's best interests in mind.
  • Is there anything I should do to prepare before we start organizing?
    Dress comfortably. We will be moving items and working on the floor to sort through things. Be prepared to clear out the entire space and set aside an area to put things as we go through the organizing process. You may want to have garbage bags or boxes on hand for tossing or donating any unwanted items. I can bring large plastic bins to make the sorting process more organized. It typically gets messier before it gets neater! Plan for uninterrupted time – kids, pets, phone calls, etc.
Print these handy checklists to help keep you organized!

Shared Tips to Help Me Stay Organized

Kay was amazing! She helped me organize my kitchen and closets has a knack for helping you know what to throw away and how to organize things so that you can find them again. Watching her organize was a treat! She shared lots of tips on how to keep it organized so I can maintain it myself.

Linda W.


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