JLB Simplify

Kansas City, MO

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

The goal at JLB Simplify is to help individuals and families to get organized. We focus on working with the person and the layout of their home. We do not move stuff to create a temporary visual improvement. There is always a reason behind the state of every room or pile. We focus on understanding the underlying problem causing the clutter, We are also licensed, insured ,and extremely dedicated to the client's experience with JLB.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love the work we do at JLB Simplify. Our job is to help people enjoy their homes and lives more. We have been the overworked, over scheduled, and overwhelmed individuals before. This is what makes our job so rewarding. We know what it feels like when you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, and to help clients see that light is amazing.

Location

Kansas City, MO 64133

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

44

Reviews

31 Reviews
  • Kristina S. Apr 30, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Literally a life saver! JBL Simplify knows how to get in and get the job done WELL. They took a project that had been weighing on me for a long time and made it look so easy. The space is now clean, organized and functional. They surpassed all expectations. They are worth every penny so if you're even thinking about it; just hire them!!!
  • Karen E. Mar 24, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Excellent service!
    The service was excellent. Chelsey was very efficient and did the heavy lifting as I am not physically able to do so. We accomplished more than I thought we would because of her organization skills.
  • Darla T. Jan 22, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Thank you!
    Chelsey and her staff are very professional,friendly and productive!! Chelsey has done 4 areas for me and I feel much better about these areas. Thank you Chelsey!
  • Terry M. Jan 4, 2017
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Organizing running & walking gear for quicker prep and less stress
    Thanks for your excellent presentation to KC Express running/walking club last night. You were right on target with the message and content, very organized in your presentation (no surprise!), and we all liked your relaxed and approachable way of tackling the subject. You gave us lots of useful tips to get started, and several members took your card for follow-up.
  • Barrett E. Dec 2, 2016
    Great company! Great service!
    Working with Chelsey and her team was an excellent experience! Her services were exactly what I was looking for and she helped me get my home and office organized in a way that has never been done before! I would certainly recommend her company and will definitely work with JLB simplify again in the future!
  • Santino R. Nov 18, 2016
    Well worth the cost! Can't wait to have them back.
    Great company and service. Chelsey and the assistant organizers went above and beyond! My over 1,000 square foot basement was a disaster. They were able to get it under control and organized in 6 hours!!! I was literally shocked by how much they got done. I am having them back to do my garage and kitchen!
  • Kim E. Nov 15, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Wonderful!
    Chelsea, Kaitlyn and Lauren cleaned and began organizing a craft/sewing room and a library. They really got what I was trying to do. They will be back in a couple weeks to finish the organizing!
  • Mike P. Nov 15, 2016
    Thank You JLB 👍
    Jlb Simplify helped me start, organize, and get my business off the ground. Highly recommended. I will be using them again 👍
  • Shaun M. Nov 15, 2016
    One of the best gifts I've ever received
    My girlfriend purchased me a gift certificate for this service as a birthday present. It was probably my favorite gift of all times. My garage had been used a dumping zone for all misc. House stuff and it drove me nuts. In one afternoon Chelsey and her team of Assistant Organizers transformed the garage back into my area!! I can finally get to all my tools and start working on projects.
  • Jana M. Nov 13, 2016
    Awesome Service!!
    Thank you Chelsey at JLB Simplify! She was so helpful in getting my mother's house sorted & organized for moving. This has been a huge relief to Mom as all this stuff has been piling up & taking up space for years! She was very relieved & we're planning to have Chelsey back out at the new house!
  • Shellie H. Nov 13, 2016
    Perfect all around!
    JLB is such a wonderful service! They are completely professional while still totally capable of being friendly which seems to be rare in todays work service. I would definitely recommend JLB to anyone in search of a professional organizer.
  • Stacey C. Oct 15, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Satisfied Customer Ready to Hire Again
    I needed a major declutter and donate for kids clothes, toys etc. I was very satisfied with the way they worked quickly and professionally. I have recommended them to family and friends. I also received a receipt for all my donations. I will hire them again!
  • Lois C. Oct 10, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Thanks very much!!
    Thank you Chelsea! Your organizing and clearing of our clutter was very helpful! Lois
  • Heather O. Oct 10, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Breath of Fresh Air!
    Chelsea and her assistant were nothing short of fabulous! Prior to them coming over to help organize our home office, I would get immediate anxiety walking into the room. It had gotten so out of hand and overwhelming that I was paraylyzed to do anything. After spending 5 hours, they completely turned the room into wonderful, organized, usable space. I am so grateful! I already have other projects I will be hiring JLB Simplify for!
  • Nicole W. Sep 28, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Don't Wait, Hire them today!
    JLB was amazing, they listened to my concerns, diagnosed the problem and immediately came up with an action plan to tackle the problem. My organizer even had additional supplies for me as we were organizing the space. I would highly recommend this company. I am a single mother and my bedroom became the dumping ground for all clothes, small household items, etc. I found myself experiencing anxiety because I was going to sleep and waking up in such a messy space. Brenda was my organizer and together we cleaned up my entire bedroom, organized my closet and found a home for everything in a few hours. I now have a weight lifted and my bedroom has become a sanctuary for me.
  • John L. Sep 12, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Well worth the cost!
    Brenda and I spent 3 hours organizing and cleaning my basement. Now everything is labeled and orderly and I will be able to find everything when it's time to start decorating for Christmas and it will also be easy to put everything back where it belongs after the holidays! I could never have accomplished all that we accomplished on my own!
  • Lynn B. Sep 4, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    A great experience
    It was a great experience working with Chelsea and JLB Simplify. The last 16 months have been some of the most complicated of my life. It included a big new job, a complicated, multi-location cross country move, buying a house in our new location, remodeling our old home for rental, a husband that had a stroke in the middle of it all and, a complicated change of medical insurance and all new doctors. In combination with just being lousy at paperwork to start with, it left me with boxes and boxes of disorganized paperwork, pictures and memory items that were haunting me. And weren't going to go anywhere fast. Eight hours over two days with Chelsea corralled almost everything. We sorted and tossed, filled several garbage bags, created a new filing system, had a three drawer file cabinet and fire proof lock box delivered by Amazon and had virtually everything cleaned up and out of my hair. And I still have two hours left of the 10 hour package that I bought. So we've scheduled a little more time next month to tackle another post-move organization project in our new house. It is the best money I've spent in a long time and I recommend JLB Simplify very highly. Chelsea, thanks for all your patience and support. You made a very big difference in our move to Kansas City. Thanks for everything! Lynn
  • Kelly H. Aug 19, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Brenda was wonderful. She used her time and energy with us efficiently, and we got tons done in only four hours. The job will take more time, but she set us on track so that we can continue with the project. She was patient and friendly, and really listened to Mom's concerns.
  • Candi E. Aug 11, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Susan did an outstanding job organizing my pantry, and kitchen pots and pans. She is very hard working and a pleasure to work with. I feel like I have a new kitchen again. JBL also provides supplies like trash bags and storage containers. This was totally unexpected. Susan went above and beyond my expectations. I will for sure re-hire JBL again. Very customer focused company. Also, from the beginning Chelsea responded very quickly to my requests.. Highly recommend!!!
  • Annette G. May 6, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Helped organize my home office. Excellent job! Worked fast; accomplished a lot. Brought supplies, took donation items, and much more. Really simplified this daunting task! I highly recommend JLB Simplify.
  • Keona S. May 4, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    I could not believe the amount of hard work that Chelsea put in just to help us out. Our office was a total wreck and it was extremely hard for us to get the back cleaned and organized on our own. Herself and her team are exceptional and I really do not know what I would have done without them. Thanks JLB! :)
  • Tanya G. Apr 2, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Discussed action plan with homeowners, and started with organizing/cleaning.
  • Jason J. Mar 18, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    I can hardly believe how much we got accomplished in just one session! Chelsey is very professional and works quickly. My home is finally starting to look the way I want... it was worth every penny!
  • Sydney D. Mar 18, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    It was unbelievable! We love how she transformed and organized our space so much that we want her to do the entire house!
  • Joe M. Mar 9, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Chelsey was on-time, very hard working and had some great organizing ideas for our home. She is very efficient and knows how to make the best use of her time and your money. I would highly recommend using her for your home projects.
  • Jennifer R. Mar 8, 2016
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    Awesome! I wish I'd hired Chelsey sooner!! I can actually walk in my laundry room now, which I didn't think was possible, and I really think it will stay that way. And I'm pretty sure we've solved the "stacks of paper" all over the kitchen issue. I can't wait to do more!
  • Carol D. Dec 15, 2015
    Home Organizing
    Verified Review
    We had our first two hour meeting and went right to work. We accomplished much more than I expected in that brief time, So far so good!!
  • Megan B. Nov 13, 2015
    Not only did I get exceptional organizational help but also helpful tips on keeping it that way. Chelsey did a great job including my children in the process too which was wonderful!
  • Bailey M. Nov 13, 2015
    It was great working with Home and Life Organizing. My basement was an utter disaster. I was literally embarrassed to show people. Now that is been organized I have 70% more space and I am proud to call it my basement
  • Debi A. Nov 13, 2015
    Chelsey could organize Fibber McGee's closet! She does a great job and communicates well.
  • Dennis M. Nov 12, 2015
    Chelsey was hired to straighten up one of our companie's storage units. Her work was impeccable. Her cleaning skills and the flow pattern she set up to better track inventory was ingenious and is still being implemented. Thank you Chelsey for all your hard work. You deserve our highest recommendation.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
we start with a free phone consultation and from there we set up our first session. The first session starts with us getting to know the client, the issues, and the goals of the organizing project. Once an Action Plan is established we start getting organized. we strongly suggest all clients be present during the project as it is a learning experience as much as it is organizing and cleaning.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Chelsey Lauer has a certificate in Professional Organizing from the International Association of Professions Career College and is also a member of NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers. All professional organizers at JLB Simplify are trained to use the JLB Organizing Process and have also completed their certification to become professional organizers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
$75 Per Hour with Professional Organizer-Minimum 3-hour Session ($225): Get motivated. Stay motivated. See and feel a change in your current situation after each session. We will begin with a telephone assessment for your job, in order to discover the scope of your needs. This option is ideal for paperwork and office organization, smaller jobs like kitchens, closets and small spaces. We aim to please, so be sure to book enough time to get a job finished. $125 - Per Hour for 2 Organizers - On-Site: Get more done, more quickly! For larger organizing jobs we suggest hiring multiple organizers to get the job done faster and for a lower rate. You get 1 Certified Professional Organizer and Assistant Organizer to help tackle your organizing projects. 3-Hour minimum applies. $165 - Per Hour for 3 Organizers - On-Site: Get a large project done in one session! Hiring 3 organizers allows our team to complete a full transformation in your home. To go from a messy clutter space to organized space in 4-5 hours is possible with our team of 3! For this price you get 1 Certified Professional Organizer and 2 Assistant Organizers to really transform you home in as little time as possible. 3-Hour minimum still applies.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been doing this type of work for family and friends for roughly 6 years. I started doing it for other people about 3 years ago and in 2015 I founded JLB Simplify to help get my organizing services out to a larger population. I developed the JLB Organizing Process to train more organizers who can deliver the same quality of work I strive for at JLB Simplify.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with business owners, stay-at-home moms, people who have to travel for work, people that work in their home, people that can't physically do the work themselves, and people that are to busy and just needed an extra pair of hands and a visual goal.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our favorite recent job was a 600 square foot basement. It was causing the home owner a lot of anxiety as she felt she couldn't use any part of her basement and dreaded going down there to do laundry. With the help of her and her boyfriend we were able to transform her basement in only 4 hours. In those 4 hours we were able to set her up a wood working corner, a personal memory corner, and make her laundry corner more functional and appealing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Our services are geared towards people that want to make a change. Our services should impact your day to day life and make it easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. We do not want to simply come organize your stuff, we want to make your life easier. We are there for the person. Our advice would be, if this doesn't describe your current condition you may need someone more along the lines of a cleaner. We don't want to over charge someone for a job they could get done cheaper by a more appropriate service.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Are they ready for the emotional and physical impact that the organizing process can have on someone? Are they prepared to look at their stuff and decide if it is keep,donate, or trash? Are they ready to have someone come into their home and see their life?