How does this all work?
Phone Consultation and Appointment Scheduling
During our initial phone conversation, the organizer will gather some basic information and schedule a meeting. It is important that you and the organizer find a time with the least amount of distractions. If there are other people living in the house who will be affected by the organizing process, it would be helpful for them to be there as well.
In-Home Consultation (approximately 1½ – 2 hours)
We will walk around your home or office and help you to articulate what you like and don’t like about the physical spaces in which you live or work. Together, we will discover what your goals and needs are. We will look at issues such as…
Because we will see your space through different eyes, we may be able to identify some of the items you already own that can be repurposed.
Will you make me throw everything away?
Please be assured that, unless it is moldy, decomposing or otherwise a health hazard, you will never be asked to get rid of an item that you own and want. We respect your right to make decisions about your possessions. However, if we feel that it is contributing to the disorganization and clutter in your life, we may encourage you to donate it that so someone else may enjoy it. Ultimately, however, you have the final say in the matter.
Scheduling additional visits
At the end of the first visit, we will discuss your financial options, answer any questions and schedule future visits. We recommend scheduling multiple visits in advance because our calendars fill up quickly.
Rie Brosco helped me move about a year ago, and was just terrific. She packed while I sorted. I’ve been consulting out of my home for years, and so it involved packing a large 3 room office as well as my personal stuff. She pre-sorted my basement for me (no mean task) putting things in a pile that she thought could be thrown out, go to Goodwill in another pile. Great judgment once we had worked together for just a little bit. She was able to anticipate what I would want to do – but I still did the final sort just to check. She did all the packing, and came up with a labeling system to make the move go smoothly. She was also there for the move – the movers were so impressed and kept telling me how easy (and fast) the move was because everything was prepared so well. And then she helped get me unpacked and up and running in my office in no time.
Rie helped attack a truly frightening office and storage area that I had managed to avoid for close to 20 years!
About a year ago I found myself involved in several family and business matters where the paperwork and constant mail was overwhelming me – and draining me. I knew there was a better way to organize my home office, but I didn’t know how to do it. Rie met with me, listened to my needs, and we moved forward from there. What I appreciate most is that Rie was sensitive to how I like to work – always making suggestions, but deferring to my preferences for my working environment. Now that the project is complete I get more done in less time, without the energy drain. Thank you, Rie!
Rie did a great job of organizing my “closet.” That’s a place where I just shoved stuff in. She also had to use her crisis management skills. I had to throw away or give away a lot of stuff. That was difficult. She actually had to help me through the anxiety. I now have the best closet in Philly. I learned from her that ” there will be no more stuffing.” PS: I only have one closet in my small house.
Rie did an excellent job organizing my mother’s severely disorganized home. She did it with great patience and care. I recommend her highly!
I could not have done my job as an Education Director without Rie’s organizational expertise. If she can organize an entire school she can organize anything.
Rita Helbon Zohav
Rie kept me organized for six years as my professional colleague! She always knew where to find the glue, markers, pretzels, requisition forms, lost children, files, etc.
I worked with Rie at Beth Hillel and in my entire teaching career I have never seen anyone so organized and terrific!
Seriously – don’t let Rie near any of your materials: she’ll have you so well organized that all that time you wasted before will be filled with useless thinking about how to grow your business and how you can have a better life. Oh, wait: that IS why you want her to help you. “Never mind!”
Charlie Seymour Jr
Rie is fabulous as an organizer but also as a kind and gentle soul you can share your mess with… No judgment here folks! Just results!
M Henry Van Nostrand
What a caring professional Rie is. She takes hours to research the best approach for each client. She also goes above and beyond for the clients and uses her “social work” background to help them personally. She truly gives back while running her business. The result: an organized space, and a “healed soul”! I highly recommend RieOrganize!
Rie is incredibly organized and an asset to her clients. I definitely recommend RieOrganize!
Rie is an ultra-organizer…good stuff!
Rie goes way beyond simply helping you get organized. She’ll help you get to the bottom of WHY you end up having organizing trouble in the first place. If you live in a world of piles, then you owe it to yourself to get RieOrganized!
Rie is a great helper, she is there whenever you need idea, hand, ear…..
I’d like to add my recommendations of Rie to others. I know Rie and her ability to think through knotty situations and come up with creative options.