How to Get Organized Anywhere at Any Budget

I want to help everyone find the freedom of getting Organized for Life regardless of where they live, or how much money they have. But there’s only one of me, and I need to make a living too. Too bad I can’t work directly with all of you for free.

There are lots of ways I can help you, though! In this post I’ve listed some options for getting organized, in order of affordability. Let me know which ones you need and think will work for you.

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Free ways to get and stay organized:

  • Subscribe to Org4life News. Receive monthly emailed tips, resources, and inspiration — and get your complimentary copy of the Original Clutter Flow Chart in the bargain!
  • Subscribe to my Blog. Peruse categories of motivational and how-to articles, and enter search terms to find what you want. Or, ask me if I’ve covered the topic you are interested in. I’m happy to point you in the right direction, even if it’s not on my website.
  • Follow me on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest (OK, that last one isn’t up to date…the first two are quite active, though…). Join the conversation!
  • Read my Special Report: Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs (Spoiler alert: 1. Doing Laundry, 2. Doing Dishes, 3. Launch Pad, 4. Paper Flow, 5. Clutter Flow, 6. Getting Stuff Done)
  • Take Advantage of the DIY Organizing section of my website, full of Resource Roundups on various topics. Do you want to organize your Home, Office, Time or Mind?
  • Schedule a call to tell me your story and see if we’re a match. I’ll talk to anyone about anything for free for 20 minutes. Sometimes that’s all it takes!
  • Download your copies of three free Get Organized! tips booklets (no-strings-attached e-books from PONM, the local professional group I co-founded in 2005).
  • Enjoy and learn from articles, radio programs, video, and podcasts that I’ve contributed to and been featured in on my Media page and YouTube channel.
  • Join forces with a friend and take turns helping each other clean out your closets, pantries and garages!

Cheap ways to get and stay organized:

Worth every penny…or so my clients say…

If you don’t live in Albuquerque:

  • Org4life Virtual Services — I can coach you through your DIY organizing project — ranging from clearing clutter and creating your ideal schedule, to planning a move, redesigning your living room, and researching your family tree — with the use of digital photos, emails and telephone calls or video chats. It’s fun! It’s affordable! It’s effective! Satisfaction guaranteed. Why not give it a try?
  • Fly me in. I can come help you in person. If you line up a few friends for me who also want organizing help, you can split my travel fees. Contact me for a quote.
  • Hire a professional near you. Remember when I said there’s only one of me? Well, actually there are 4000 of me! You have my blessings to hire one of my NAPO, APPO, ICD, or other affiliated organizing association colleagues located near you. I’ll even help you pick one, if you like. I know many of them personally through my volunteer roles and conferences. Or, try searching yourself, on their websites, filtering by zip code and desired services. Association members are more professional in their business practices. They follow a Code of Ethics. They have access to training and the support of a community of other organizers. They keep up on the latest products and methods of transferring skills to their clients. They don’t just tidy up for you and call it a day.

NOT Recommended:

  • Unprofessional help. Lots of people can help you clean and move things around for cheap. And that may be all you need. But for problem-solving, habit-altering, life-changing help, I recommend sticking with professionals as described above.
  • Do nothing. Continue replacing those lost items, paying late fees, missing opportunities, wasting valuable time looking for things, and wasting valuable real estate and money on clutter storage…it all adds up! (Related posts:  The Value of Organizing Outweighs the Cost and  How Much is Your Clutter Costing You?)

So, where are you located?

What is your organizing challenge?

What is your budget (time, money, energy)?

How can I help you?

Click here to schedule a free 20-minute call.

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  1. Janet Barclay on April 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    This is great, Hazel – something for everyone! I may have to steal borrow your idea for my own site!

  2. Sarah Soboleski on May 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This list is so comprehensive, informative and, most of all, helpful! Such a wealth of supports for your colleagues and clients. It’s like the Library of Hazel!

    • Hazel Thornton on May 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

      “The Library of Hazel”….I like it! 🙂

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