Whether it's one area or the whole house, it's do-able! I can help you decide what to keep, sell or donate to create space for the life you want. Let's get together to start organizing to turn chaos into calm!
My goal is to lighten your load and de-stress your mess in creative, eco-friendly ways. It is my joy to help you find yours in whatever area of your space you find overwhelming for home or small business organizing.
Once you decide to let go of items that no longer fit in your life, I can make sure they get where they need to go so they no longer take up valuable space in your home.
Getting ready for a move, new home & furniture planning, unpacking & getting settled in.
Got a big organizing project at home or business? I can put a team together to tackle it!
If you have items of value to sell, I can help arrange that through local consignment stores.
In business since 2013, I specialize in working with seniors in residential organizing and team projects for small business organizing.
As a former newspaper photographer & editor, I now spend more time editing rooms than pictures.
I help clients visualize potential, clear the logjams and sort the forest from the trees. And yes, I do love metaphors.
In 2010 I helped my parents downsize and relocate to an independent living senior community, which was the genesis of my organizing career. In 2017 I facilitated my mom’s move into assisted living.
I love working with people ready to embrace change, whether transitioning to a new home or transforming an existing area into a more organized and functional space. I arrive well prepared for every work session, including toolkit. Hand-written labeling is also a specialty.
Let me help you strategize, organize and energize your project!
"Jane came into my life like Mary Poppins. I was struggling with retirement and settling into a condo after selling both my main home and lake house. Boxes and boxes and stacks of stuff were everywhere..upstairs, main floor, downstairs, garage..and I was totally helpless.
When Jane arrived here for our first session, we quickly became comfortable with each other, and then she unloaded her van. She is
equipped! Toolboxes, clipboards, folding tables, more toolboxes..all carefully labeled, were at the front door.
As quickly as you could say ‘supercalifragi-listicexpialidocious,’ Jane donned a many-pocketed apron and a stuffed tool belt, and we were ready for anything!
The traits that impress me most about Jane are her more-than-pleasant personality, her
professionalism, and her ‘I can do that’ attitude. She is also inventive, flexible, and willing to accommodate my variable levels of energy. I refuse to let her finish organizing me. Finally, Jane listens to me about how/when I use objects, etc. which increases the efficiency of both storage and use. So, in the end, she and I are both more organized and more efficient."
--- JC, East Lansing, MI
"I REALLY couldn't have done it without you. You were AWESOME to work with Jane and I wouldn't hesitate to call you again. I have given your name to four (4) people and encouraged them to call you. As I told them - you will make sanity out of insanity. You are AMAZING and I can't thank you enough for all of your advice and how much you helped me."
— SJ, Grand Blanc, MI
"The hardest part about moving into assisted living is downsizing. For my father, that meant distilling 85 years of memories from a 3,000 sq ft home into a 400 sq ft apartment. Jane helped dad through that poignant process with sensitivity and professionalism. Beyond deciding what could be sold and donated, she helped him organize his life, creating Christmas and birthday mailing lists, and processes so he could keep in contact with cherished friends.
--SW, Ann Arbor, MI
"Such a high level of professionalism in all aspects of the project. Nothing was removed without approval, and this really established a level of trust with our team and made me feel comfortable as the point person between the organizers and my colleagues. There was a methodical, sequenced approach to the project, so it never seemed overwhelming, yet it consistently moved forward."
-- RP, Okemos, MI
The initial phone consultation is a free 30-minute “meet and greet” call designed to assess organizer/client compatibility and organizing challenges.
For each project, the amount of time it takes depends on the following factors:
1. How big the space is.
2. How much stuff is in the space.
3. How quickly you make decisions.
4. How much work you are willing or able to do between appointments.
A first meeting to get acquainted (usually about an hour), the assessment is a detailed on-site consultation to get a better scope of your project. Lots of Q & A between us, and with your permission, I’ll take photos (visual notes) to help form a game plan. Confidentiality is assured.
I can help build a system that works for YOU, based on how you think and function best.
I work hard to help my clients achieve the joy of less clutter and more clarity — but I do emphasize that this is a team effort.
As often as the project and its timeline requires, or for as long as you need my help. Every client and every project is different.
Full client participation is necessary to make decisions and create organizing solutions that work for you.
Work sessions usually last 5-6 hours, depending on the client's needs, stamina and location. Most of my clients are within my standard radius travel of an hour's drive from my home.
Packages are available to offer value-based organizing designed to deliver results while providing education, expertise, and support at the most affordable hourly rate ranging from $45 - $55. Please inquire for full details and rate sheet.
If packages are not a good fit for you, half-day, full-day, and multi-organizer team project rates are available at an à la carte hourly basis from $55 - $65. Please inquire for full details and rate sheet.
Client confidentiality is assured, in accordance with the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals’ (NAPO) Code of Ethics.
I am fully COVID-19 vaccinated, and will continue to follow CDC recommended practices to keep everyone safe and healthy. Organizers and clients will wear masks (covering mouth & nose) when working together indoors and also practice social distancing.
Teaching my clients how to maintain the results of our hard work is an important part of my job. Effective labeling can also help support your newly organized space.
Every client is different, so there is no "one size fits all" solution for projects. Creative problem solving is part of the process!
As circumstances change, you can always call me for an organizing tune-up.
I specialize in transformations!
How's that home office working for you?
What transition can I help YOU with?
Could things maybe run a little more smoothly at your house?
NAPO Michigan Director of Professional Development, 2014-2019.
My NAPO peeps and I connect monthly either via video conferencing, or safe-distancing in person.
Come see what's new on my JHO Facebook page: https://bit.ly/JHO-Facebook
Spring cleaning tips during 2020 pandemic isolation: https://bit.ly/3dyBGAl-JHO-DetroitNews2020
Our NAPO MI chapter project, with my photography: http://bit.ly/2QJaV2w-MessiestRoom-2020
Our NAPO MI chapter project, with my photography: http://bit.ly/2Rdqoat-MessiestRoom-2019
Local realtor features my tips: http://bit.ly/389mNBi-JHO-StagingTips
CBS News features NAPO colleagues on the job: https://bit.ly/CleanSweep-2018
Member of NAPO national and NAPO Michigan since 2013, board member 2014-2019. http://bit.ly/2oxLDsy-NAPO-MI-JHO-PROFILE
I'd love to hear from you! If you have questions about my services, use the website form (click on LET'S START.... below) or give me a call.
Are YOU ready for LESS CLUTTER and MORE CLARITY?
810.348.4227 FENTON, MI
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