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How much does a home organizer cost?

Average cost in 20149: $45 /hr See National

$30/hr

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$45/hr

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$65/hr

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The average cost for a home organizer is $45/hr. You are likely to spend between $30 and $65 per hour. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Home organizing services are available for private homes, offices, multiunit buildings and commercial spaces. Common requests for help include removal of unwanted items, paper management, space planning, storage advice, garage or estate sale preparation, moving preparation, and online filing. Bedrooms, closets, in-home offices, garages, kitchens, bathrooms, storage areas and basements all frequently need organization. Several factors affect the cost of home organization services.

Hourly rate

Many home organizers have an hourly rate that covers decluttering, organizing, removal and other services. Hourly rates can vary depending on geographic location, business reputation and experience, supply and demand in the area, and the cost of living in the area. Here are a few examples of home organizers’ hourly rates:

Organization packages

Buying home organization services in bulk typically decreases the overall cost per hour. The upfront price is higher, but the hourly rate is lower over time when paid in full from the start. This option is good for customers who, having a received a consultation, may want to commit to a longer-term organization plan. Here’s how ClutterSort Professional Organizing Services breaks down pricing for tiered packages:

  • Six hours of organizational services: $399—a $51 total savings over purchasing individual hourly services

  • 12 hours of organizational services: $699—$201 total savings

  • 18 hours of organizational services: $999—$351 total savings

  • 30 hours of organizational services: $1,599—$651 total savings

  • 60 hours of organizational services: $2,999—$1,501 total savings

Disposal

Rates may increase if services include disposing of large quantities of clothing, files, paperwork or old furniture. Many organizers include minimal disposal services as part of their hourly rate and will negotiate a disposal price for more extensive disposal projects to account for the cost of their time, labor and transportation expenses.

Location

Travel to and from a location is part of a home organizer’s work, so typically travel expenses are included in their rates for jobs within their service area. However, for locations outside of their standard service range, an additional fee may be charged to account for travel time and transportation expenses. Simply Organized by Vicci charges the following for travel:

  • 21–25 miles outside the service area: $10

  • 26–30 miles: $15

  • 31–35 miles: $20

  • 36–40 miles: $25

Concierge home organization

Some home organizers offer additional services such as home prep and setup prior to move-in as well as services similar to interior design that home organization and reworking of decor. Prices may be higher for these services. New York at Home in New York, New York, charges $125 per hour for concierge services and interior solutions.

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Recent reviews

KC's Home and Business Organizing

Extensive household inventory detail with estimated value cost location photographs very polite and professional interaction delivered a quality product for a reasonable price.

In Its Place Design + Organization

REVIEW For In Its Place Design - Donna DeSeno I have never seen a harder worker, male or female, than Donna. I never met or talked to Donna until the day before the job when she came to interview at dinner time. I am right at 70 years old and this task was monumental for me, especially after living in the same home for over 35 years. I had had professionals, friends, and others to help and I was still left with a tremendous amount of work. After finding Donna, she came in and I had to make her take a break after three hours of solid work. She worked 9 hours that first day. I told her what I needed to accomplish and she took charge and took the burden off my mind which was wonderful. I needed help so desperately and I was emotionally and physically exhausted and for the first time I thought it would all get done. Two professional packers had come before and they wouldn't hold a candle to what Donna did in half the time for less money and did it more professionally. She even listened to my problems, she was so caring. I had had a death in the family and needed to move for my emotional health. She is so thorough, so fast. She even called her husband in to help with heavy things. She helped plan how to finish the job and relocate the items that were left behind from the professionals. Donna rescheduled other work to help me in a crisis, even volunteered to assist me drive out of state to my new home. Her price was extremely reasonable and that's an understatement - so much value for my limited funds. No matter what the price was, it would have been a bargain for the amount of work she did. She was extremely sensitive to the care of my belongings. Even my little lap dog who doesn't like anybody but me, loved her. She totally worked around my schedule with my son flying in for a quick trip from out of state. She came back two more times for much shorter periods and then volunteered to come back to help with other things. Donna was amazing. If she does half the job for you that she did for me you will be thrilled, and I never felt like she was or would take advantage of me. I can't say enough good things about her after my rescue.

Retreat to Neat Home Organizing

The job involved organizing MOUNTAINS of stored up paperwork and unused household items, and some light cleaning. Janet became a source of strength and much needed guidance; she kept me on track to organize my home. She also helped me develop skills and traits to KEEP my home organized. I was overwhelmed with my circumstance before she came. I had waited a long time to ask for help because I thought the process was going to take over a month and cost a lot of money. I knew I needed help, but had to work on feeling comfortable having a stranger in my house. To my delight and surprise, we finished in less than a week and the cost was MUCH LESS than I thought it would be. And Janet immediately helped me feel comfortable about her coming to my home. It often felt like I had a longtime friend helping me get through something difficult. *ON A SIDE NOTE: I had a friend who has an organizing business and the reason that person did not work was because this person began to just throw my piles in a big garbage bag without looking at any of it. It was horrifying, and it took me a long time to recover. I told Janet I needed a delicate approach and this is exactly what she provided. Our time together helped me get to the place where I could comfortably let go of schtuff and not feel a painful loss. I recall on the first day how she talked me through letting go of schtuff and by our last day together, while we were cleaning off my patio (BECAUSE WE FINISHED ALL THE OTHER WORK AND I STILL HAD TIME SLOTTED), I trusted her to clear schtuff away without needing to looking at it. I was cleaning one area and while she worked on another area and I told her, “I trust you, if it looks like garbage to you then throw it away,” I did not need to check it. The reason this is important to know is because Janet gives comfort and reassurance to those who may have a hard time letting go of schtuff for whatever reason. She does not judge the need to hold onto things. She has a deep understanding of needing time and a method for the healing process. She provides an opportunity for cathartic cleaning of the physical home and the spiritual connection to schtuff we hold on to. I highly recommend Janet to those who need a quick and thorough organization session or to those who need a person who will take the time needed. She provides patience, compassion, and understanding. As a disabled veteran who deals with PTSD and physical disabilities, I especially recommend her to all veterans who deal with the impacts of trauma. The best part of my time with Janet is that my child was so happy to see me happy about our home. My family was so happy for me also. Though I was not messy (I had organized piles of schtuff), they were so happy to see my relief of the piles being gone. When all was said and done, I actually ended up being more than a half a day ahead of schedule for the following busy week I had after Janet left. Meeting Janet was a blessing and having her as my organizer was an exponential blessing!