Updated Packages Available

Call to schedule a session today! 585-295-3910

I offer flexible packages so that I can provide you the services you need at a cost that you can afford.

Get a Quote Today by contacting Lynn@cutclutternow.com!

$150/3-hour CUT CLUTTER NOW RESIDENTIAL
Perfect for small projects
Take your first steps to Cut Clutter Now
Organizing or administrative support to get you started
Good for pantries, closets, and single room projects
Setting up a budget or learning to streamline shopping and meals
Donation drop-off (you will receive the receipt)
Gift certificates available

$150/3-hour CUT CLUTTER NOW BUSINESS
Perfect for small businesses
Organizing or administrative support
Filing, assessing work flow and work space
Assistance with Microsoft Word or Excel
Discounts for big projects available

$360/8-hour CUT CLUTTER NOW INSPIRATION
Perfect for medium projects
Good for multiple rooms and holiday decorations
One day or two 4-hour sessions
Donation drop-off (you will receive the receipt)
Gift certificates available

$700/16-hour CUT CLUTTER NOW PEACE OF MIND
A professional organizer will be your coach to tackle larger projects
Good for garages, attics and basements, room-by-room
Two days or four 4-hour sessions
Donation drop-off (you will receive the receipt)
Gift certificates available

$20/per person CUT CLUTTER NOW WORKSHOP WITH FRIENDS
Host a Workshop in your home.  Payment is taken upon arrival.
3 hours of fun, laughter, informative tips and tricks to Cut Clutter Now.

Workshops offered can be designed to discuss a single topic such as,

  • Homework Station
  • Command Central Binder
  • Meal planning and grocery shopping
  • Organizing collectibles or seasonal decorations
  • Time Management
  • Paper Management (at home or business)
  • Expense Management
  • Stuff Management or a topic you suggest 

The workshop host will receive a 10 % discount upon completion of their own Cut Clutter Now Inspiration or Peace of Mind professional organizing project.

Guests scheduling and hosting their own workshop receive a 10% discount upon completion of their own Cut Clutter Now Inspiration or Peace of Mind professional organizing project. 

Preparation Before Organization

As you tackle your project(s), remember to pick and choose the best methods that serve you!  Let’s get started.

Gather the items you will need:

  • Choose from either tall paper leaf bags, plastic/paper bags, empty boxes, recycled gift bags for containing items to be donated.
  • Smaller plastic bin with cover for items to be repurposed for cleaning cloths for home or garage (be sure to cut off buttons, zippers and closures).
  • Medium plastic bins if you are transitioning clothing from one child to another child. Use sticky note on outside of bin to designate clothing size and name of future recipient.
  • Pen, a spiral notebook labelled, 2019 DONATIONS for keeping written documentation of items you are donating.  I like to label the paper with general categories – shirts, slacks, dresses, jackets, etc. 
  • Track the items by marking slashes in groups of 5.  It is then simple to track my donations by category for tax purpose recordkeeping.
  • Digital camera to capture images of your pending donations.
  • Wooden tray table or portable plastic table (for folding and sorting items)
  • Dust cloth, furniture spray, mirror spray, paper towels and vacuum cleaner.
  • Shelf paper (optional) for lining drawers (scented or unscented).
  • It is helpful to know your current clothing sizes.  

Next select either the dresser to start with first.

  • Be sure to have your curtains open and have good lighting in the room by using your overhead lighting, removing lamp shades or bringing in a tall lamp from another room.
  • Make your bed.
  • You may empty all the clothing from one drawer at a time in separate piles on your bed.
  • Clear top items from top of dresser.  Vacuum the drawers with the hand-held attachment, then wipe and polish.  Dust and polish top, sides and back of dresser.  Move the dresser to the side and vacuum floor and move back into place.  Replace needed items on top of dresser and rehouse or toss unneeded items.
  • Shelf paper to line drawers (optional).

Take a five-minute break (use a kitchen timer) to catch your breath, meditate or drink caffeine-free tea.

View my next blog to begin organizing!

Spring Cleaning

Rochester area residents woke up today to snow blanketing the ground.  Spring is officially arriving in just a few days.  Today is a great day to tackle your overstuffed dresser drawers!

Time to Cut Clutter Now!

A very popular personality featured in all forms of media is Marie Kondo.  She is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing book.  She has named her style of organizing, the KonMari method.  Many folks are talking about and trying the KonMari method and her motto, “It’s About Choosing Joy.”  She recommends keeping only those items providing joy to you.

What I love about being a professional organizer is that each client is different and each of my organizing sessions are unique to the people I am assisting.  What works for one person or family may not be the key to happiness for others.

Cut Clutter Now Services

Your choices are endless. Here are some items that I can assist you with to Cut Clutter Now.

Call 585-295-3910 to discuss scheduling appointment for professional organizing service.

Professional Organizing

At Cut Clutter Now I assist individuals, families and small businesses to determine the areas in which they want to improve, such as filing, clutter control, time management, maximizing storage space, or juggling projects and priorities. 585-295-3910

Real Estate Services

I can work with you prior to selling your home (or a family member’s) to assist with packing and arranging storage.  We may do an entire house overhaul to depersonalize and stage the home.  After the home is sold, I can assist with unpacking and set-up of your new home.

Call out to Realtors, I can help make a real difference as you prepare to list a home!

Preserving Family History

Interview seniors or other family members to capture family recipes, stories and significant life events.  Can be Digital Video interview.

Estate Organizing and Administration

  • Estate Organizing and Administration
  • Detailed Inventory Services
  • Review items to be sorted, sold, donated or discarded.

Filing & Storage Systems

  • Filing & Storage Systems
  • Creative Suggestions and Ideas
  • Re-purposing
  • Scanning and Shredding
  • Affairs in order (information organization for everyone including seniors, administrators and executors)

Home Organization

  • Attics, Basements, Garages, She Shed, Sun Rooms and Porches
  • Kitchens, Pantries, Dining Area
  • Living and Family Rooms, Dens, Man Caves, Libraries and Offices
  • Master Bedroom, Children’s Rooms, Guest Rooms, Bath Rooms
  • Laundry Area, Holiday Decorations and Seasonal Storage
  • Sports Equipment or Memorabilia
  • Photo and Film Organization, Scrapbook Organization
  • Organizing Hobby Rooms, Crafting for Pleasure or Gifting
  • Event Planning, Small Business Administration,
  • Productivity and Time Management

Personal Organizational Services

  • Event Planning
  • Small Business Administration
  • Productivity and Time Management
  • Girl Friday Services
  • Personal Shopping
  • Meal Preparation and Recipes
  • Gardening Services
  • Trip Planning
  • Downsizing/Transitioning/Moving
  • In-home Organization Parties

Personalized Coaching Sessions

  • Clutter Elimination Coaching Sessions
  • How to maintain the organized space
  • Creating a Household Information Center
  • Using Telephone Apps to Stay Organized

Seniors

  • Senior Downsizing & Transitioning
  • Move-ins, Move-outs
  • Companion Care
  • Personal Shopping
  • Organizing the “family home” prior to sale
  • Storage Solutions
  • Affairs in order (information organization for seniors, administrators and executors)

Virtual Organizing

  • Personalized coaching through Skype, Telephone and/or Video Conference

Organizing Your Financial and Personal Records

An e-mail caught my eye today about organizing your own personal records. Is your filing spilling over and has not been reviewed in months or years? Do you know where important documents are located when you need them in a hurry? What would happen if a natural disaster – flood or fire wiped out your paper documents?

I am here to assist you to organize these very important records.

Call Cut Clutter Now to discuss scheduling an organizational session with me at 585-295-3910 or by e-mail at Info@cutclutternow.com.

I have attached free organizing documents provided by the website, www.todaysseniors.com. You will see a second link to purchase Premium organizers from www.todaysseniors.com.

Your Personal Document Organizer
(open organizer) OR (Go to Premium organizers.)

Personal Financial Organizer
(open organizer) OR (Go to Premium organizers.)

(Almost) Everything We Own
(open organizer) OR (Go to Premium organizers.)

Our Family’s Health History
(open organizer) or (Go to Premium organizers.)

The Insurance Organizer
(open organizer) or (Go to Premium organizers.)

Our Final Wishes
(open organizer) or (Go to Premium organizers.)

This can be an large undertaking for one person! Call me today to discuss how you and I can work together to organize this crucial information.


Professional Organizers

I am proud to let you know that I am a member of NAPO which is the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals!

Directly from www.napo.net, the organization consists of The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ (NAPO®) has approximately 3,500 members dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO’s mission is to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.

NAPO defines Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant as follows:

Professional Organizer: supports evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, space, and data; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity.

Productivity Consultant: supports evaluation, decision-making, and action around time, energy, and resources; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding goals, effectiveness, and priorities.

I began my Professional Organizing business in 2012. I had been a NAPO member for several years. I rejoined the national organization fairly recently. The organization has two membership levels – Provisional and Professional member. New members are considered Provisional. You are considered a Professional member once you have successfully completed several online courses. I worked very hard over the last few weeks and passed all of the required courses.

The first course is Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Principles. In this first course, there were three separate lecture presentations totaling approximately 6 hours.

The second course is Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Skills. This course consisted of two lecture presentations totaling approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes.

The third course is Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists which is one lecture presentation totaling approximately an hour.

I found all three of these courses very relevant to the work I have performed in the past and an excellent reminder as I move forward with gaining new clients.

The topics were very well presented and interesting. I was thrilled that I had been conducting myself well with clients for the last 7 years and had already utilized many, many of the ideas presented.

Professional organizing is truly much more that organizing your home. One of the many values of working with a professional organizer is the ability to work hand-in-hand and be coached on methods to continue the organizing process for a long time after the original project. The professional organizer will often give helpful tips and information so that the client can continue their progress after the organizer leaves.

I am looking forward to the next NAPO University course that I will be taking. It is a Specialist Certificate in Household Management. 8 courses are required for certification and I will be able to take all 22 of the courses available regarding Household Management.

Contact me today, to Cut Clutter Now!

Learn How to Budget with Dave Ramsey

https://www.daveramsey.com/budgeting/how-to-budget#tools

It’s that time of year again – Tax Season. While preparing my own tax returns I have taken a microscopic review of the money I have spent or wasted during 2019. I have decided that I will definitely utilize a budget for 2019.

My daughter gave me one of Dave Ramsey’s books a few years ago. The book she selected for me was, “The Total Money Makeover – A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness”. If you have not read this book, I urge you to read it. I am going to utilize his Zero-Based Budget and Debt Snowball theories to gain more control over my finances.

Getting your finances in order is one way to improve your life.

Twelve Professional Organizing Tips for Women

Published in Rochester Woman Magazine, June 2012
Author: Lynn Kendrot, Owner, Cut Clutter Now

Are you feeling stressed from the disorganization surrounding you at home? Do you have more than one generation living with you?

  1. No one person can take on the burden of maintaining a large household. Hold a family discussion to share your thoughts and obtain buy-in.
  2. Set up a Task Chart with a row for each member. Assign tasks on a rotating basis. For the younger children, use stickers and a treat to mark their completed tasks.
  3. Disorganized chaos — A family calendar or whiteboard is ideal to share appointments and other commitments.
  4. Children — Set aside an area where book bags, jackets, shoes, lunchboxes, homework, etc. are deposited immediately after entering your home. Each child is responsible to hang their items and place their belongings in their own bin.
  5. Adults — Set up storage baskets for each adult to hold wallets, keys, purses as they enter the home. Utilize closets for hanging jackets and coats. Create a storage solution for shoes.
  6. Homework Station — Set up a designated space where homework can be done without distraction. Book bags should be returned to storage area after homework completion.
  7. Find a Home for Everything! One of the most important elements of keeping organized is to have a “home” for everything.
  8. Incoming Mail — Designate a location for incoming mail for each adult.
  9. Bill paying — Designate an area for bill paying, storage of unpaid and paid bills, and a record-keeping book. Utilize online bill paying services.
  10. Laundry — designate laundry stations. There are some great rolling carts holding 3 bags for instant color sorting.
  11. Kitchen — The cleaning fairy will not magically appear to load the dishwasher, clean the stove, and put away food and dishes. Assign tasks.
  12. Straighten prior to bedtime. Before the children head to bed, time should be taken to pick up any toys, clothes, shoes, blankets, and dishes.

These are just a few ideas to steer you on a path to reducing your stress from disorganization.

Contact Cut Clutter Now!!

Rates

I offer flexible packages so that I can provide you the services you need at a cost that you can afford.

Get a Quote Today

$50/hour perfect for small projects
RESIDENTIAL HOURLY
Good for pantries, closets, and single room projects
Hourly organizing over one or multiple days
Donation drop-off
Gift certificates available

$360 perfect for medium projects
RESIDENTIAL 8-HOUR
Good for multiple rooms and holiday decorations
One day or two 4-hour sessions
Donation drop-off
Gift certificates available

$700 perfect for large projects
RESIDENTIAL 16-HOUR
Good for garages, attics and basements
Two days or four 4-hour sessions
Donation drop-off
Gift certificates available 

$50/hour perfect for small businesses
BUSINESS HOURLY
Good for organizing and administrative support
Hourly organizing over one or multiple days
Take-away services
Discounts for big projects available