Dexterous Organizing

Alexandria, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I've heard from my clients that I'm different because I want them to be and do better. I try to figure out how they operate and see if we can improve on a process instead of creating a process that isn't their personality or style.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The sense of relief, peace, and gratitude my clients express when we create organization and order into their lives.

Location

Alexandria, VA 22314

Background check

Complete

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Cathy W. May 27, 2015
    Andrea was the perfect catalyst in my search for the right organization formula. She empowered me with options and plans that I could implement in order to tame the chaos that had taken over my life.
  • Amy G. May 21, 2015
    I recently moved to Northern Virginia and decided to hire Dexterous Organizing after interviewing a few Professional Organizers and Personal Concierge Companies. It was a very wise decision (if I do say so myself). I am a single mom and Sales Executive. The multitude of tasks involved with moving an entire household were completely overwhelming when added to my personal and professional obligations. Working with Andrea and her team has expedited the unpacking and settling process and eased the stress involved with this major transition. Andrea has a standing order to pencil me in for a working session whenever her schedule allows. As we work through unpacking and organzing my new household we continue to find opportunities to further streamline my day-to-day lifestyle by maximizing efficiences, minimizing clutter and logically organizing my home for living (and enjoyment). Andrea accomplishes most of her work while I'm at the office or on business travel which allows me more quality time with my child or for myself. That in and of itself is priceless. I can't recommend Dexterous Organizing more strenuosly. Andrea is fabulous!
  • Denise H. May 21, 2015
    My experience with Dexterous Organizing was outstanding. It was very beneficial because as a result I manage things in my home much better. Andrea came to help me over two years ago and everything that was suggested at that time is still working today. The initial visit was a walk thru and consult regarding the services with follow up visits (2 or 3). I was interested in organizing space in my bedroom closets and purchasing new systems. I should have included other areas in my home but wasn't interested in other areas at the time. However suggestions that were recommended for my bedroom were useful in other areas. I would recommend this service to all. Thanks for helping me to become a better organizer and clutter free.
  • Debra M. May 21, 2015
    Andrea help me with our home office area. it took a couple of days . She is always on time ready to get the job done. She works with you. And gives you a good game plan. She takes great pride in her work and makes sure you are satisfied with the results.
  • Olisi J. May 20, 2015
    Andrea helped me move which alone would've been a very daunting task. However, Andrea was wonderful in helping me transition to a much smaller space. I still use the valuable tips she gave me while we worked together now. I was very happy with her service and would definitely use her again!
  • Jac S. May 20, 2015
    Closet Organizing
    Verified Review
    Dexterous Organizing helped me transform my home office into working oasis! The best thing that she did was to give me tips on how to keep it organized. She works with you to help transform your thinking so that your space is always neat and organized. I highly recommend her. She is easy to work with and gives great suggestions. Thank you.
  • Michelle Z. May 20, 2015
    Andrea was very thorough, non-judgmental, and, of course, organized! She was punctual and friendly; there were no surprises with cost or time. I enjoyed spending time with her and recommend her with absolutely no hesitation!
  • Lorraine B. May 20, 2015
    I used Dexterous Organizing to organize my office - as a busy CEO I have to everything in its proper place but sometimes my systems don't make since or even work effectively - Andrea and her team came to my office and not only create a functioning system I could easily follow they set it up in one day. I had a lot that needed to be done but a small window of time - she and her team did in a day what would have taken me a month to complete and I still follow exactly what they put in place today! I highly recommend her company they did an excellent job and when I get off track she will send someone in to tweak what is needed to keep me organized! Best decision I ever made was to hire a organizing team!!!!
  • Shari T. Apr 22, 2015
    I came across an article in the Washington Post where Andrea was interviewed about her approach to organization, and it was so positive and reassuring. I knew that she was the right person for me to work with. She is open-minded and flexible while at the same time being encouraging about setting limits. She has great vision, and my place is clutter-free and peaceful thanks to her!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
People can pay as they go "per session" - A session is 4 hours but pays for 3-5 hours. People can purchase a package of sessions at a discount (we estimate how many sessions it would take to complete a goal) People can purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription where they pay for 3 hours a month of organizing time and we work on various projects each month.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. I'm an Evernote fan and taking classes on learning how to use the app better so I can teach my clients. I'm always reading up on organization and productivity strategies.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was in the accounting field and liked the systems that were traceable and created a result each month. If something was wrong we could figure out where in the system that needed to be tweaked. This helps me in the line of work giving forethought to designing organizational systems foreseeing what the best course of action for my clients could be and making suggestions.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Helping them wade through the tough decisions of what should go and what should stay. Deciding the best places to store what stays with the goal of keeping the systems in place long after I'm gone.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Sometimes it gets worst before it gets better. But working with a professional it should get better faster and with more sustainability than if you were doing things on your own.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Professional Organizing is like Personal Training. There are tons of books, videos, magazines and tv shows on fitness. But there is sometimes a disconnect between knowledge and implementing it. Same with organizing. We learn our client's struggles and use our expertise to create a plan that works for them that we hope is sustainable.