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A Time to be Organized
A Time to be Organized

A Time to be Organized

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Introduction: As a Professional Organizer with over 16 years of experience, we offer many services. I service the Los Angeles, Ventura , Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County areas. Organizing/Packing/Unpacking does not take near as much time as you may think and we INCLUDE many of the items that are necessary to accomplish the work (at no extra charge.) Our clients are amazed with the outcome! We offer a professional service at an affordable price. Are you moving? Downsizing? We pack according to the needs of your move. Is it a local move? Out-of-state? (an out-of-state move requires additional detail.) We include the packing paper. room labeling tape and tape for the boxes (no extra charge.) This will provide you with a much quicker way to organize the boxes for unpacking at your new residence. Everything is clearly labeled (room labels are color-coded) and there is special labeling for any boxes that you will need within the first 24-48 hours. (please see my photos.) Unpacking? Have you just moved into your home and need help to unpack and organize all of your belongings? It is a pleasure to offer this and we still include items at no additional cost. We not only help you to unpack and organize your items, but we maximize your space. Organizing/De-Cluttering? Organizing is a passion and I enjoy sharing this with my clients. I have always enjoyed helping others and no two projects are ever the same. Are you overcome with clutter? Have you lost a loved one and cannot bring yourself to sort through and organize their belongings? Do you consider yourself or have a loved one that has a great deal of clutter or is a hoarder? or...do you just have a closet, room or garage that needs a bit of attention. I can offer amazing solutions to any of these projects and more... When I complete the organization of a room or home, many times it wiil provide a life-changing experience for my client, especially those who have been dealing with clutter for many years. For those who are dealing with a lack of space, I am able to maximize that space In ways you never thought of and show you how to keep it that way. The happiness of my clients is the reason I have been in business for over 16 years.

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6 employees

20 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

34 reviews


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Lesli M.

Packing and Unpacking

A Time to be Organized is the ultimate in making any move “the BEST possible” ever.....be it small or to another state.....there are not enough words to describe (although I will!) the difference in your stressful life they can make. I have had the luxury of Laurie’s services twice and I could never had done the moves without their help. The “Angel” in my moves is Shauna! She made it possible for me to relax - knowing she had every box labeled to perfection. She is personable, knows her work and will give you the freedom to breathe knowing everything is under control. Shauna, thank you for the gift of comfort and peace during the most difficult of situations. Do yourself a favor and golden gift....Call Laurie.....it is the most incredible gift and you deserve it. Leave it to A Time To Be Organized.
A Time to be Organized's reply
Thank you so much Lesli! Moving is one of the top 7 of the most stressful tasks a person can go through. We strive to take the stress away and make the packing/unpacking experience much easier for our clients. We had a great time helping you!
Feb 3, 2021
Amanda v.

Home Organizing

Being in the middle of finals and moving isn’t a great mix but Shauna made it so much easier for me. I had a living room full of boxes and she helped me unpack each one AND helped me find a special place to put everything. She showed up with two bags full of extra baskets for organizing all my belongings and she labeled all of my stuff so I’d be able to find it easier. After Shauna left for the day I was able to breathe easier and relax for the evening. Thank you guys for all the help and I’ll definitely be hiring you in the future again!
A Time to be Organized's reply
Thank you so much Amanda! It has been such a pleasure to help you with the unpacking and organization of your home. We will be here any time that you need us for assistance...😊
Dec 7, 2020
Steve L.

Packing and Unpacking

Shauna did the packing for my project. I'm moving from a fair sized home to a smaller place and I have 24 years of accumulation that needed to be sorted for giving away, moving and storing. Shauna came in and got the job done in the 5 days that Laurie estimated. Shauna is a pleasure to work with and a complete professional. I'm recommending this company to all of my friends that are moving. I'm going to use Shauna again to help with the unpacking in the new place.
Sep 13, 2020
Magda M.

Packing and Unpacking

Shannon is incredible!! Shannon helped me pack up my apartment to move across the country. She was extremely organized, efficient and a pleasure to work with. Helped so much with my stress in packing to move. I was concerned about all my valuable China and glassware would travel. Shannon patiently, quickly, and efficiently handled all of it. Finally, She is very professional, friendly, responsive, on time and provides a high quality of service. The value of her work is truly priceless. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone. Thank you so much Laura and Shannon for your amazing service.
Aug 13, 2020
Judy A.

Home Organizing

Laurie and her assistant helped organize, edit and stage our 4,000 sq. ft. home in preparation for putting it on the market for sale. I would never have been able to tackle this job on my own. I look forward to working with her again when we move to our new property.
Jul 26, 2019
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Laurie Kruse


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Yes I do. It is difficult to specify because every project is different. Someone may contact me to organize a closet and I also have clients that are downsizing from a large home that they no longer need to a smaller one that is more manageable. There can be a lot more involved in this and I provide a tier of pricing depending upon the project. I want to work within the budget of my clients.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I begin by speaking with the potential client over the phone and discussing their project in detail. I will find out what is involved, (how large is the project...does it involve a closet? room? entire home? garage? I will ask for their time-frame for the project. I will be looking for details to help me answer their questions. Because of the number of years in my profession (Organizing, Moving, and much more) I can look at a space and maximize the space to its' fullest potential. I take pride in this because in many homes, space is limited. My clients want to arrive home and feel proud of their surroundings. I can help them do this and very quickly! It is the end result and the happiness of my client that has kept me doing this for as long as I have. I truly love my work and what it does for others and they will see this. I also have many referrals a new client can speak with.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 16+ years of experience as an organizer and I am certified. I regularly take classes to stay on top of the latest and greatest but most of my experience is hands-on and I have so many different ways to work with my clients. I also teach classes and speak to groups on topics such as Organizing, Downsizing and Hoarding.

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