About this pro
3 years in business
24 hires on Thumbtack
We hired Michelle to come into our home and she was amazing, even my 6 mos old was thrilled. Not only will she do the organizing for you, but she'll give you tips and ideas to do some of the simple tasks on your own. If you have children or if a member of your family have a behavior disorder, where it's important to have organization, like ADHD - she's the one you need! Overall, we loved her, we plan to have her back soon.Jan 3, 2017Verified
Michele is a MIRACLE WORKER. I was drowning in clutter and it had been stressing me out for a while. Now - after two sessions with her - I have a whole new house! She is full of great ideas - like cheap plastic tubs from the Dollar Tree (who knew?!) - and is a pro at rearranging furniture and improving the overall flow of a home. Her work style is super efficient, but never bossy or pushy or "judgy." She actually made it fun, and customized the whole setup for our specific situation. (My daughter loves science, and now she has a whole science area!) She is also practical, and is super knowledgeable about what will and will not work going forward -- so that we can stay this organized. Michele is a GREAT organizer - and an even better person. Highly, highly recommend this investment in yourself and your sanity by hiring her. Like now. Right now.Nov 26, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee is $65 per hour with a 4 hour work day minimum. Most projects can be done in this amount of time. For larger projects I have 5-15% discount packages available. On occasion, I offer reduced rate specials. (Reduces rate specials may not be used in conjunction with discount packages.) I also offer new customer and referral incentives. Ask me for details.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically, it all begins with a 1 hour consultation at the clients house. Sometimes this consultation is done over the phone and the client sends me pictures via email or text. The consultation helps me to get a good feel for what a client is looking for, what is already working for them, and what they would like to see changed. Once a decision is made to move forward, the client signs an agreement for the estimated hours and a work day is scheduled. Thats when I go to work planning. Some clients like to be involved in this process more than others and some dont. Clients at this point, let me know if they have a budget for organizing materials or not and if they need me to shop for them or not. I then show up at the appointed time, discuss what we will be doing, and then we get started. Payment is due at the end of each work session/day and then I graciously ask for a review.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Some of the biggest contributions to my training as an organizer, was the hands on training and experience I received, from being a mother, a business owner, and a college instructor. Having real life opportunities for application, have proven helpful when I embarked on an organizing career. This training provided insight into family dynamics, environments and how they affect us, strategies for reducing stress, and much, much more. I have also taken courses for organizing to enhance the knowledge base that I already have. I am a member of the Preferred Organizer community where I both mentor and receive mentoring. I am a lifelong learner and believe whole-heartedly that we never stop learning, and that it is important for me to stay active in and accountable to the professional organizing community to continue to offer quality service and care to who seek out my services.