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When it comes to organizing, the hardest part is getting started

That’s where I come in!

I help you define what success looks like for you, how to get there, and how to stay focused and on task throughout the whole organizing process. When we tap into what motivates you, you’ll be surprised by how much we can accomplish in so little time! Whether you’re inspired by music, aromatherapy, or simply a good laugh, my goal is to bring more ease and lightness to the organizing process, so it doesn’t have to feel like such a chore.

Best of all: After I show you my tools of the trade and share my knowledge with you, you’ll feel confident that you’ve got the skills to maintain your space better.

 

STEP 1: LET’S CHAT

On our initial call, we assess your needs, goals, and organizational challenges to see if we’re a good fit.

STEP 2: FIRST VISIT

In our first 3-hour session, we tackle the space that’s causing you the most stress and make it function better! (and likely hit steps 4 – 9!)

STEP 3: ACTION PLAN

If you want my ongoing help organizing, we decide on a schedule that works for you and your energy levels.

STEP 4: SORT

I help you make decisions on what to sell, donate, or get rid of. (Music optional, but highly recommended!)

STEP 5: sell

We find the best places and consignment shops to sell your unwanted items, so you can make money back.

STEP 6: donate

We donate useful items to the causes you care about and create a list of tax deductions for them.

STEP 7: dispose

With your permission, I can help you properly dispose of expired medications, hazardous waste, recyclables, and items that cannot be donated. 

STEP 8: organize

I suggest organizational tools and systems and use items you already own to make your space more efficient.

STEP 9: party

Admire your new space (and how big it looks now). You did it! Let’s celebrate your accomplishment!

Check out these before and better photos from past clients:

**Click and drag the white slider (on the photo) from side-to-side to view the before & better!”

22B

Charmaine finally dealt with years of accumulated stuff

“I was a little embarrassed by my accumulation of “stuff”, but Lynne never judged or made me feel foolish. She worked side by side with me to sort through and eliminate unnecessary items, showing me how and where to dispose of or recycle papers, electronics and all the other miscellaneous clutter. Then she helped me organize the rest. My desk is now clear of clutter and unfiled papers and I’ve been able to keep it that way – what a great feeling! Not only that, but I’m not so intimidated by the process anymore and feel more confident about decluttering and organizing other areas of the house on my own.” 

– Charmaine

Common categories we sort:

sellable items

donations

TRASH

hazardous waste

MEDICATION DISPOSAL

recycling

SHREDDING

FAMILY MEMENTOS

40B

Charlotte’s parents were in their 90s when they decided to downsize

“My parents lived in the same house for 49 years. I was faced with the daunting task of assisting them in the enormous task of downsizing and moving. However, while juggling my job and other things on my plate, I wasn’t sure how we were going to pull it off. My parents were reluctant to hire a professional organizer, but at the first meeting with my parents, Lynne hit it off with them immediately, and their reluctance turned into enthusiasm. She respected their right to self-determination and autonomy, but still got the job done in the short window that we had available to us.”

– Charlotte

I also team up with other professionals who can help you on your quest to get organized including Realtors, Stagers, Interior Designers, Closet Designers, Contractors, Handy People, Wardrobe Consultants, Financial Planners, Estate Attorneys, Toy Buyers, Vintage Buyers, Consigners, Life Coaches, Therapists and Retirement Communities.

 

FAQ

The National Association of Professional Organizers defines Professional Organizers as people who use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. They design custom organizing systems and teach organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!

The role of a professional organizer is to assist you through the process of improving a physical area or helping you organize your time. A professional organizer will ask you questions and encourage you to make decisions based on rules that you set to determine what stays or goes. A professional organizer will motivate, encourage, and support you.

Wholly Organized! primarily serves Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne County). Outside Ohio and still want to work together? Travel fees will be added to the standard hourly rate for travel exceeding 30 miles.

  • Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) through NAPO
  • Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®) through ICD LLC, Insured
  • Bachelors in Social Work and Licensed Social Worker
  • Bound to the Code of Ethics of NAPO, ICD and Ohio Social Worker Board
  • Presenter-Work/Life Balance topics, Time Management & Organizing for 14 years

After having a conversation over the phone, I’ll come to your house and get started on your project. Typically the session begins by taking a quick tour of the space, a review of our agreement, and then we get started by sorting items and creating a plan. Instructions will be given ahead of time for your specific project.

Sessions vary in length from 3-6 hours depending on the energy, needs, and goals of the individual. There is a 3-hour minimum for all individual sessions.

My favorite question! Most of my clients are surprised by how much we can get accomplished in a single session. That said, no organizing project is alike. If you have the time and energy to do “homework” in between sessions, your project may move faster. If you enlist a family member or friend, this can also help lower the cost of hours with a professional organizer. The biggest factor in determining the amount of time a project will take is your ability to make decisions. And that’s why I’m here to offer guidance, support, and encouragement along the way!

I’ve got you covered! I’ve worked independently of physical family involvement when family members live out of state. We draw up clear expectations, outline a communication flow, and understand what is most important to everyone involved in the process.

I will never throw anything away without your permission. Pinky swear.

You lead a busy life, so I do my best to be flexible if you’re only available early mornings, late evenings, or weekends.

Except in the case of an emergency, clients who cancel without giving 48 hours’ notice will be billed for half the cost of the scheduled session.

Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Visa or Discover. A 3% processing fee is added to credit card charges.

I do! Please call me (Lynne) at 330.858.5886 or email lynne@wholly-organized.com to request more details.

Please call me (Lynne) at 330.858.5886 or email lynne@wholly-organized.com and let me know how I can help!