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 consult
Tell me of the challenges you experience living in your home so we can assess how I may help you organize your home for peace of mind and greater productivity.
Are you not able to locate what you need and resort to buying extra tools or supplies to complete tasks?
Is cleaning your home hindered by all the stuff you have?
Do you have boxes of unknown content taking up space in your home or garage?
Are you planning to relocate to a new home in a year or two?
What is your vision of how you would like to live and work in your home, free of clutter?
Step 2: In-home consultation for Partial Home Project
1 hour | $45 / hour
If you're in need of help organizing a specific area of your home such as the garage, kitchen, backyard, or items such as paperwork or photos, let's schedule an in-home visit to discuss. If we decide to work together after our in-home consultation, I am happy to provide one free hour during Step #4 after the first four hours of paid work (your fifth hour is free).
Step 2: In-home consultation for Full Home Project
1 - 3 hours | $45 / hour
If you're looking for full home organizing support, let's schedule an in-home visit for a room-by-room organizing consultation that may take 1 - 3 hours based on the size of your home. I will ask questions about applicable activities such as cooking, office work, crafts, play time, homework, entertaining, gardening, and down time so we can plan areas within your home to accommodate your activities. I will also take photos that will be used in Step #3.
Step 3 for Partial Home Project
If you need help to organize only a portion of your home such as the garage, kitchen, backyard, or items such as paperwork or photos, I simply draw up a contract including your goals and objectives for your partial home project based on Step #2. Then, we book your first appointment for Step #4.
Step 3 for a Full-home Project
2 hours | $45 / hour
For a full home project, I develop your home organization plan to consist of a room-by-room list of objectives to declutter your home so we can then organize it in a way to achieve the activities identified for each room (i.e. homework, office work, cooking, play time, arts + crafts). The plan includes "before" pictures to help in the clarification of goals and objectives.
We then book your first appointment and I provide a contract to be signed which includes your home organization plan. We will work side by side to complete the plan to achieve the goals and objectives for a newly organized home.
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 the activities designated 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 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 space.
If I could, I would work free of charge due to incredibly happy feelings I get when helping others clear clutter and 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.