Pivot Organizing LLC
Pivot Organizing LLC

Pivot Organizing LLC

$85/hour
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Introduction: Pivot Organizing helps you make the best use of your space and time so that you can easily find what you have, meet your priorities, and just make your life easier. I offer in-person home organizing and productivity coaching services in the Seattle area (vaccination required) and virtual services globally. HOME ORGANIZING: I help clients make good decisions about what to keep and why, and then figure out storage solutions, room layouts, and paper management systems that work for their space, stuff, and behaviors. I specialize in: 1) Optimizing the use of small spaces 2) Working with creative people who struggle with traditional organizing approaches 3) Bridging the gap between family members with different organizing styles 4) Finding homes for items through creative reuse, donations, etc. 5) Setting up systems that set you up to stay organized long-term. PRODUCTIVITY COACHING: I provide coaching on topics including time & task management, prioritization, leadership, team-building, career development, and meeting facilitation. I learn about what clients are doing today, celebrate what’s working already, and identify techniques to address challenges. DOWNSIZING & MOVES: For downsizing, I support people through the emotional process of deciding what to keep, where other items can go, and then helping reorganize spaces to optimize for the current lifestyle. For moves I provide a project plan that meets your goals and timing. I can help you decide what to keep, pack in a methodical way, design future room layouts and storage systems, and unpack in the new home. What seems overwhelming to you is a genuinely fun and straightforward project for me. I bring empathy, positivity, design techniques, and efficiency to the process which makes it feel good and go fast. I help you make good decisions about your stuff and time, and set up systems and processes that will help you be more effective long-term. I am a professional member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and ascribe to the NAPO code of ethics. NOTE: I require a video call with all potential clients to understand the project and see if it aligns with how I work and scheduling availability.
Overview

Hired 6 times

Serves Seattle, WA

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1 employee

2 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, and Venmo.

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Natasha R.
2 weeks ago
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After living in our house for nearly 25 years, I have tried many organization strategies. Each has been a good start, but ended up falling apart after a few weeks. My house has been generally clean-ish, but always had extra piles of stuff I wasn’t sure where to put, and extra purchases of things I was unsure whether I already had. After living and working from home for 3 years, I’d finally had enough. I have a “creative resistance” to home-making, and was nervous that a professional organizer would either judge me or push me towards solutions that wouldn’t suit my lifestyle. So when I saw Valerie and Pívot Organizing, her approach immediately caught my eye! I’m so thrilled to have found her! She is low key, kind, easy and honest - a perfect combination! I have never picked up the slightest bit of judgement from her, and each of the solutions she’s recommended are things I’ve been able to easily find and/or create. Valerie has taught me so many helpful organizing concepts that make sense and work! She has a flexible approach- she can advise, help project manage, or even work alongside me on different organization tasks depending on how much support the client needs. This worked perfectly for me - some areas I just wanted a punch list of things to do, and other areas were more daunting and she quickly and efficiently hammered those out with me. I’m now several months into living with these spaces that I have reorganized with Valerie’s guidance and my organization just keeps getting better and easier to maintain. Working with Valerie has been such a game changer. I highly recommend working with her (and I now have several friends/family members who are inspired to work with her after seeing all of the transformation)!

Details: Storage advice • Space planning • Closets • Kitchen • Bathrooms • Storage area • Basement • 1,500 - 2,000 sq ft • Moderately organized

Home Organizing
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Kate K.
Dec 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I’d spoken to a few organizers and Valerie at Pivot truly understood the root issues with organizing in my home. She wanted to know why I put something there and based on my logic, recommended a better option. We have a smaller house with limited storage and I was feeling frustrated. I had some of my own systems in place in the house but I couldn’t help feeling cluttered in the mind and house. Valerie came over and root caused why I put something where and gave me a better suggestion on where to put it and access. Her STRENGTH is using existing bins and materials for organizing. I love that she isn’t trying to get me to revamp my entire closet space and get new bins etc. like some other organizers like to do - because it IS easy to fall into that as it looks nice although not super sustainable. We started with the pink room I use for art and closet storage and home office but we kind of went all over the house for a holistic solution. Some before and after photos :)

Details: Space planning • Storage advice • Removal of unwanted items • Closets • In-home office • Less than 500 sq ft • Unorganized

Home Organizing
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Yue C.
Jul 10, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Valeria is amazing. Having been with her for over six months now, we continue to be repeat clients as she helps with challenging tasks of identifying and removing clutter, while also reorganizing our home. The best thing about working with her is that none of this feels like a chore or a burden, but a really refreshing experience that leaves feeling liberated and happy with an improved (de-cluttered) space. I cannot fully express how much I recommended her. If you have the opportunity to work with her please do so!

Details: Space planning • Storage advice • Removal of unwanted items • Closets • Bedrooms • Kitchen • In-home office • Bathrooms • 500 - 1,000 sq ft • Unorganized

Home Organizing
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Trisha S.
May 13, 2022
In July, during our full basement remodel (i.e. everything from the basement moved up to the main floor) I began working with Valerie. We started with a giant project of organizing or getting rid of all items on the main floor going from front to back. In August, my mom passed away and in September, Valerie helped me go through everything in her 1 bedroom apartment to organize it either for family to have, or to donate to charity; she even met the donation company at the assisted living facility so I didn’t have to do that. We continued working on my home organizing through the fall/winter. In January the basement remodel finished up so we moved everything downstairs with plenty of room to spare as Valerie had designed where the storage items would go while we were planning upstairs. The icing on the cake was at the end when we cleared out the carport and its closets together. And at the end of each session Valerie would take away the unneeded items for donation or disposal, which I much appreciated. Unlike another organizer I worked with she didn’t see a need to purchase certain organizational equipment; she made do with what I already had on site. She was very flexible to work with and understanding about my schedule especially as I had a lot of family and work stressors going on at the time. She was very responsive - much more than I was actually! She has top shelf training and expertise in organization and design which makes her truly stand out as an organizational professional. She’s also someone that’s just a pleasure to spend time with and I really miss our sessions but unfortunately she simply has made everything at my place too tidy now!! I am grateful for my entire experience with Valerie and I sincerely hope I mess things up again soon so I can work with her again.
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Nancy L.
Dec 13, 2021
Valerie helped me organize some problem areas in my home. I liked the organic way she solved problems and how she used items I already had at home. She also found solutions that made sense to the way my family lives, so we can sustain the changes made. She listened to me vent without judgement and took items to donate for me. I would definitely use her services again. Clutter really makes me anxious, so I thought about hiring a professional organizer as an investment in my mental health. For me, this was a better deal than talk therapy ;)
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    If you’re interested in working together I set up a free video call for us to meet, discuss the project, and see if there’s alignment with my offerings. After that call I provide a proposal that includes the project description, scheduling, and fees. I most often work on an hourly basis, but can also provide a quote for a fixed fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I go through a 4-stage process as outlined on my website: Define: Discuss the project on a free intro call. Discover: Understand goals and strategize. Design: Come up with ideas and options. Deliver: Set up and finalize organizing systems.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    MFA in Product Design, Stanford University BA in Architecture, Yale University Professional Member coursework and member of National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO)

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