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Type of home organizing service
Removal of unwanted items,
Packing and Unpacking
Allison is a miracle worker! I originally hired her to pack up my entire kitchen, and then unpack it at my new house. The service she provided was above and beyond what I originally anticipated. She packed my entire kitchen in 2 hours. Then utilized her personal vehicle to move the items over to my new house. THEN she unpacked my items and organized them beautifully. She brought a ton of kitchen-type organization materials (bins, labels, baskets, etc.) to utilize in my home IF I wanted them. Based on the needs of my new kitchen, she sold the agreed upon materials to me at a very discounted price. This was such an INCREDIBLE service. It was like having a HomeGoods in the trunk of her car. She also made a target run to get other things we agreed were necessary to get my kitchen in tip top shape. Overall, I paid her for 10 hours of work plus the cost of goods. Absolutely worth every penny. At the beginning she asked me what my budget was, which I thought was great. I didn't have a firm number in mind for this project but I thought it was wonderful that she was willing to build the plan around my budget if necessary. I would absolutely recommend Allison to anyone for packing, unpacking, and organization. She is kind, honest, talented, and fun to be around. I cannot overstate how much I appreciate what she did for me the past two days.Dec 17, 2017Verified
I don't know where to start first. Allison is amazing! She has worked with me the past two weekends organizing my 2nd floor after a total remodel. She does it all. She helps you decide what to keep and what to donate or trash, gives interior design help, organizes personal filing systems for your paperwork and she will keep a lookout for furniture for a redesign to meet your budget. I have never had fun doing this dreaded job and have avoided it for years! Allison makes it fun and keeps me on task. Allison is professional and worked fast moving things around and reorganizing my closets, dresser drawers, linen closets and rooms. If you always wanted that high-end look on a budget or you have a larger buget and know what you want, she can help you design your space perfectly. I can't recommend her enough. She is not done at my home. I want all of my house organized including the garage. I plan on having her back to keep me on track! Allison is very talented and has many tips and ideas from her years of experience. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with her. Just leave some time for me! I am not giving her up.Oct 13, 2017
Allison was great, my parents just moved into their place and they were a bit overwhelmed with unpacking and organizing. Allison put them at ease and helped out tremendously!May 16, 2019Verified
What an amazing experience! I had a pantry that was a disaster. I hated opening the pantry and looking at the chaos. After my pantry was organized, I have been so pleased! I open the pantry just to look at it! I plan on hiring her again to help with my kitchen cabinets and my office! So happy with my project and would definitely refer her to my friends!Sep 14, 2018Verified
allison kathy and jake were easy to work with and made helpful suggestions to improve our home organizationDec 21, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have worked side-side with clients as well as independently. Sometimes we work on areas together and other times I may be doing one room while the client is doing another. I also help people purge as they pack or unpack. In that case the client usually tells me what they want to keep or discard and I take the items to consign or donate. If I donate, I bring back cash or checks later, and whatever is donated I bring a receipt. Many clients prefer I pack for them, and I can do so independently. Sometimes they are with me for a little while and then have to leave to pick up kids from school, dr. appointments, etc... In sum, I can work in any situation, based on the client’s wants or needs.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I am a born organizer. At the early age of 5, I could sense when things were disorganized and would create new places for things or put them back in an organized way. I was constantly in trouble with my mother for moving things around. This later became a skill for which I am very thankful. I enjoy removing the burdens and the stress from my clients’ lives that comes from being disorganized. I believe that being organized is one of the best ways to gain back focus and reduce stress, allowing people to function better in every area of their lives. Clutter actually “fogs” ones mind and keeps them from being as productive as they could be without the clutter. I am a former elementary school principal, so I am good at breaking down overwhelming tasks into small parts in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently. I am trustworthy, reliable and dependable and have many happy clients that will attest to my strengths in the areas of organizing, packing, unpacking and managing and preparing air bnb’s for short-term rental.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Thumbtack referrals are great, and I think they are valid screeners in searching for the right candidate. However, I may go a step further in asking for contact information from a couple of past clients that the provider has worked with. I think if you take the time to speak personally to their references it will help you to glean more insight into how they work, their personality type, and the processes they use as they go about their work. I would also ask questions such as, “Do you bring materials, and if not, is that an added cost?”, “Do you charge for your “shopping” time?, “How do you go about maximizing your time on the job?”, if moving, does the provider bring packing materials or do they expect you to provide them?, do they take donate items for you and/or can they consign or sell items for you? If so, is there an additional charge for that? How do they typically work with their clients? Can they do the job without your being present?, is it ok to step out for awhile and leave them alone? These are all Very important questions to ask when considering a provider.