Does your clutter have you in utter chaos?
Is all your "stuff" sabotaging the quality time you need to center yourself?
Is your sacred space blocked by piles of paper?
What would your life be like if you became more organized?
A chaotic life is just a state of mind!
Our lives are full of rituals for acquiring things but there are no rituals for getting rid of things. There is no balance.
Instead of burying yourself in belongings, create a clutter free life.
Do you want a full life...or a life full of stuff?
It's not about letting go.
It's about loving what's left.
Use it. Love it. Honor it.
"I wonder if you realize what I'm offering you. If you did, you would want it with every fiber of your being. Either that, or you'd run away screaming, scared out of your skull."
- Why is God Laughing by Deepak Chopra
Clutter is a major issue in many people's lives especially with our jam packed schedules. It can make you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, discouraged, and sometimes even embarrassed.
A professional organizer can provide ideas, information, structure, solutions and systems which can increase productivity, reduce stress, and lead to more control over time, space and activities. - NAPO
You could benefit from an organizing session if you want to:
- Maximize your living and work space
- Create and maintain “systems”
- Manage your time
- Become more productive
- Reduce clutter
- Improve the flow of your home or office environment
- Simplify your life!
Helping you feel at home in your own space. Creating a space that is functional, practical as well as promotes well-being and peace of mind.
Individual rooms, Kitchen, Pantry, Closets, Basement, Attic, Garage. No room too large or small!
Establishing household inventories for insurance purposes
Organizing paper & digital photos as well as memorabilia,
Creating archival scrapbook or pocket-page albums
Office (Home or Work)
"If you cannot find anything, cannot meet deadlines, and the people in your office cannot trust you to retrieve important documents, that's a problem. You can't afford not to be organized!"
Identify time saving tools and techniques
Time saving document & information management
Transform piles into files
Streamline computer files and e-mail systems
Transform calendars and "to do" lists for time management
Guidance for setting priorities
Clutter is a thief that will steal your time, energy and money.
Time Management solutions - for kids too!
Paper management systems - magazine, newspapers, mail, photos
Bill paying systems
Smart storage solutions
Going Green – Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose
Disaster preparedness plan - vital records & asset inventory
What to look for in a Professional Organizer
Choosing to work with an organizing consultant is a deep commitment to yourself, to simplifying your life, and to getting organized. It's a significant investment in yourself and your ability to get the most out of life. Professional organizers don’t just provide a set of hands to assist you in rearranging stuff. We provide expertise, recommendations, and ideas on new ways of doing things. In the end, it must be your decision on which new systems and tools to put in place, but your commitment to listen to new ideas and try out new ways of doing things is what will allow you to achieve your goals and experience the rewards! To get long lasting results, you want to choose an organizer who listens to your needs and gives you options to choose from that are designed to work with your style. There is never just one right way to do things.
When looking for a professional organizer in your area, look for someone who has demonstrated commitment to their own learning and professional development by joining a professional association. Professional associations provide training and guidance to help organizers give you the best possible service. Check out www.onlineorganizer.com, www.napo.net or www.nsgcd.org to find a dedicated professional organizer near you. For more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
If you are not ready to work with a professional organizer, you can get started yourself with some ideas on my Resources page.
"Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out."
– Tina Turner
Karen Pierce, The Organizer
Karen has donated countless hours to volunteering in her community and worked tirelessly as a Hospice Volunteer for 10 years. As a Consultant, she has held positions in small offices as well as Fortune-500 companies that depended on her ability to create and maintain simple systems. She has a proven record of problem solving, paper management, time management, and seeing "the big picture".
Karen also has a home-based photo organizing and albums-for-hire business where she has trained nearly 200 consultants. In addition, she works privately with yoga clients from toddlers to teens, athletes to disabled, stay-at-home moms to executives, and several celebrities. She also volunteers as an organizer on the Newtown Yoga Festival committee that was formed after the 12/14/12 school shootings that took 20 first graders and 6 educators in her hometown. Karen KNOWS what chaos looks like!
Organizing has always been a part of Karen's life so she decided to become a NAPO Professional Organizer. She grew up in an organized household that believed in giving back to the world. Both her parents were actively involved in humanitarian service in their community while raising 3 children and working multiple jobs. Karen learned that everything has a place and everything in its place and that it was important to always leave a place better than you found it! Even without her parent's influence, she was a natural organizer and wanted to do something that would impact the world positively.
Karen can see the order in the chaos, the systems within the mess, the harmony in the disorder, and the potential when everyone else has given up. Her husband calls her a "Visionary Extraordinaire".
Check out some Before & After Photos.
Because all situations are different and everyone's needs vary, I will customize my services to fit your lifestyle. Time estimates are based on complexity, scope, and materials used in accomplishing our mutual goal. Organization sessions are sold in 3-hour increments at $75 per hour. Packages of multiple sessions are also available at a discounted rate:
10hr package - 5% discount
20hr package - 10% discount
30hr package - 15% discount
40hr package - 20% discount
Payment will be due after each session including any items you have authorized for use in completing your project (i.e. baskets, containers, etc.). A $100 deposit is required to begin your project. Any returned check will be charged a $30 fee.
Despite what you have seen on TV, organizing a home or work space does not happen overnight. The success of a clutter free space depends on you being ready and willing to make timely decisions, look at your emotional connection to the "stuff" in your life, completing "homework assignments" and by staying focused on the goal. I will be right by your side to support you and help you stay on track.
Your organizational journey begins with a New Client Form and a free 30 min personal consultation. I will evaluate your current situation, determine the source of your organizing challenges, gain an understanding of your habits, and discuss your goals. Together we will find solutions that fit your needs. Please fill out an Organizing Intake form.
If you don't mind putting in some sweat-effort but are not sure how and where to start, I offer both phone and e-mail consultations with expert advice and guidance. It's an easy and cost effective way to gain valuable organizing tips. Plus...if you are outside my geographic area, this is a great way to get the benefit of a professional organize in the "privacy of your home"!
Sometimes we all get too busy to keep up with the new systems. I can return to help you maintain your progress. Weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual services are available to keep your home/office as organized as it was the day your project was completed.
Additional Services (if requested)
Donation drop off ................................................. $30 per trip
Shopping for storage/organizational tools ........ $30/hour
Personal Photo Organizer
Do you take a lot of photos? Could you use help getting your photos from your digital camera to your computer? Are your images organized in beautiful albums? I provide solutions for both digital & traditional photo needs including one-on-one coaching, photo organization, and albums for hire (creating digital or traditional photo albums). $40/hour
Organization is a universal topic and something that benefits everyone.
Helping you make time and space for what's important to you! I will work with you side by side to help you clear the clutter and create an inner space that will nourish and inspire you. Saving you time, space, money and your sanity.
Instead of burying yourself in belongings, create a clutter free life.
Let Karen transform your life…inside and out!