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.
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:
Declutter and Home Organization in New York, New York: $30 per hour, with a minimum of two hours
Simply Organized by Vicci in Bedford, Texas: $45 per hour
- ClutterSort Professional Organizing Services in San Diego, California: $75 base rate per hour
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
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.
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.