In observance of Get Organized Month, this Examiner is continuing to feature Seattle area professional organizers throughout the month.
We interviewed Lauren A. Williams, owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC based in Woodinville, Wash., who specializes in residential projects, home and small offices:
How long have you been in the organizing business? I have been licensed since October 2011.
Who is your typical client? I love working with families; I happily work around children and pets.
What are your strengths? I am very good with paper management, general decluttering and helping clients let go of items which they may have outgrown.
Describe your organizing process and approach. I enjoy coaching and hands-on work. I think it is extremely important to work within the limits of a client’s physical, emotional and mental state during each session.
A typical appointment begins with a few minutes of preparation, such as putting together some boxes. We get down to work based on the plan we outline during our initial assessment of the situation, or building on the progress of the last session. A typical day can include everything from sorting to discarding to rehousing items.
Do clients work directly with you, or do you assign an employee and/or subcontractor? My clients will always work directly with me.
What is your fee structure? I charge an hourly rate for my services. If necessary, I charge any supplies as a separate expense. I will sometimes shop for and with a client, which is an additional service fee.
If a potential client has tried unsuccessfully to get organized previously, how will working with you be different? I never enter a client’s space believing that I understand his/her situation. I know that I have to talk to the customer, listen to the customer, see the areas under consideration and think very carefully about the situation before I begin to offer solutions.
To learn more about Lauren A. Williams and Casual Uncluttering LLC, email email@example.com or go to www.casualuncluttering.com.
Click on the Subscribe link above this article to receive e-mail notification when new articles are published by the Seattle Home Organization Examiner (you can unsubscribe at any time).