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Cost of Professional Organizing: 12 Things You Should Know

Hiring a Professional Organizer:
How Much It Should Cost and Who You Should Hire

1. Where you live matters. The cost of hiring a professional organizer will depend on your geographic location. You should expect to pay slightly higher rates if you live in a large city like New York or San Francisco.

2. Hire local (when possible). Working with a local service is typically the most affordable option. If you live outside of the organizer’s normal service area, you may have to pay extra for the additional travel.

3. Expect to pay an hourly rate. Most professional organizers will charge a set hourly rate. For larger projects, you may be able to negotiate a fixed fee for the project (or a full day of organizing).

4. What do you need help with? What is the scope of the project? Do you need to organize an office? Your kitchen? Or, do you need to organize your whole house following a move? Bigger projects, with more square footage, will cost more.

5. Products are purchased separately. All organizational merchandise (shelving units, storage bins, etc.) will cost at an additional cost. Custom organizational systems can get pretty expensive. For example, building out custom closets can cost several thousands dollars, depending on the size and complexity of the project.

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6. Do you need coaching? To fully implement your organizational system, you may need some coaching or training. These follow-up “maintenance” visits will increase the cost of your organizing project.

7. One-on-one consultation. Most smaller projects can be handled by a single organize. If your project requires additional team members, expect to pay a little more for the extra help.

8. Cleaning is extra. Although a professional organizer can help with some tidying up, they are not responsible for cleaning up. Hiring a maid service to do a deep cleaning of your home or business will come at an additional cost.

9. Commercial vs. Residential projects. Professional organizers can also work in corporate settings. In general, the prices for commercial projects tend to be a little higher.

10. Money isn’t everything. You should feel comfortable working with the organizer that you hire. Your happiness is key. Keep in mind that picking the service with the lowest bid may not be the best fit.

11. Hiring a specialist. Do you have any specific goals for the project? Are you hoping to completely re-design your home? Are you interested in the principles of feng shui? Do you have lots of equipment to organize. Try to find an organizer has some experience with projects like yours.

12. Get multiple quotes. You don’t have to hire the first person you speak with about the job. Doing your research and getting multiple estimates helps to ensure you are getting a fair price.

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