I honor the trust a client places in me as they open up and share the challenges of living in their own home. My mission is to listen and work with my client to create a home free of clutter that not only results in a more efficient place to live and work, but creates a sanctuary called "home".
Step 1: Free, one-time phone consultation | 30 mins
Tell me of the challenges you experience living in your home so we can assess how I may help you. Is your home so cluttered, you feel you're wasting time completing simple tasks or having to search for what you need? Are you stressed and not able to relax in your own home? Have areas in your home become chaos and encroached on your living space?
Step 2: Virtual or in-home consultation | 1 - 2 hours | $45 / hour
We walk through your home, room by room, and discuss the pain points you experience in daily life and how clearing clutter and creating areas or "zones" in your home will help you live more efficiently, reduce stress, and save time and money.
Moving to a new home or downsizing to a smaller home? Let's sort your possessions BEFORE packing. The goal is to save time and money by not packing, moving, and unpacking what you no longer want or cannot fit into your new home.
Step 3: Home organization (or move) plan | 2 hours | $45 / hour
I spend about 2 hours (more for larger homes) developing your home organization plan or home move/downsize plan. The plan consists of a room by room list of objectives to declutter so we can then organize it in a way to achieve the goals identified for the room (i.e. homework, office work, cooking, play time). The plan includes "before" pictures to help in the clarification of goals and objectives.
Step 4: Sort, let go, and organize | $45 / hour
We work side by side to complete the plan developed in Step 3. Along the way, we discuss activity flow within your home and make adjustments as needed to meet your goals for each room. I coach you on sorting, letting go, and organizing so you can work without me. Along the way, we talk about how to incorporate habits to prevent clutter build-up in your home.
Coaching | $40 / hour
I coach you virtually or in person to help you re-incorporate habits that prevent the build-up of clutter so you can get things done more efficiently and maintain your serene, relaxing home.
After serving as project manager for 20+ years in aerospace, banking, insurance, and home rental listing services, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming my own boss and running a company. At first, I formed Michelle Marie Solutions to build websites and soon after realized it is not my forte.
Fortunately, I realized I could make a career helping others by doing what I love to do: ORGANIZING homes, paperwork, electronic files + email, garages, storage units, and office spaces.
If I could, I would work free of charge due to the incredibly happy feeling I get in return when helping others clear clutter to make their home a better place to live and work.
I've a knack for downsizing from large to smaller homes as well as garage organization to enable clients to actually park their cars in their garage. I'm also "big" on small space optimization from years of studio-living. And, I love helping clients sort and close storage units to no longer pay thousands of dollars a year on storage.
I'm a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing). What's NAPO?
Based near Pasadena, I am happy to help others throughout the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas. Contact me to schedule your free, 30-minute consultation.