“12% of the world’s population lives in North America and Western Europe and accounts for 60% of private consumption spending, but a third of the humanity live in S. Asia and sub-Saharan Africa account for only 3.2%.” – The World Watch Institute
“STUFF has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitude hasn’t changed correspondingly. We overvalue STUFF.” – Paul Graham
Bee Organized is a professional organizing business aimed at helping people to simplify their lives by paring down un-needed, dust-collecting stuff and creating customized systems and methods in their homes.
No job is too big or too small. Our minds buzz with glee at the thought of tackling closets that won’t close, basements that scare you and pantries you are embarrassed for your Mother-in-Law to see. We are a supportive, non-critical organizing team that will leave you with serenity and a plan to maintain that serenity in any nook and cranny of your home…or hive!
We aren’t sisters, but we often get asked if we are. We grew up together in Colorado, danced on the same dance team in high school and lived together after college. We both married Kansas City boys, were in each other’s weddings and were in the delivery room together for all of our children’s’ births. And, of course, we are Godmothers each other’s kids!
Through the years, as we were new wives and young mothers we shared a unique (albeit sometimes geeky) enthusiasm for cleaning out each other’s closets, redecorating our bookshelves together and repurposing furniture and decor items in one another’s homes. We have spent hours collaborating on the best way to organize our kids’ clothes and toys, we often send pictures to each other of our new-found way of organizing our jewelery, our Tupperware, art supplies and more. It seems like we have been on a constant hunt to find simpler ways to run our homes, simplify our lives and be more present and in the moment with our families. The truth is, that hunt will never end and that, our friends, is the sole of Bee Organized.
Of course everyone’s “hive” could be more streamlined, clean, tidy, organized, etc. – including our own! However, Bee Organized has found that ultimate perfection is not the goal our clients are aiming for. Rather, it’s that simplified, light feeling they are searching for. It’s that orderly, less-stressed, balanced and harmonious atmosphere we all crave.
However, it is no secret that making changes and finding that sought-after “harmonious atmosphere” can be overwhelming and leave one with questions of where and how to start. Oftentimes, this is where people just think about getting organized but don’t take the first step because they don’t know where to begin! This is where Bee Organized comes in…to give you that gentle nudge. Once you call Bee Organized, you have taken the first step in simplifying your hive. We know the process requires different planning, goals, changes and tweaks for everyone and every home and it all starts with a Bee Organized Assessment.
Assessment: Bee Organized will come to your home to meet with you to discuss what is and isn’t working in your space and to hear your goals for space(s). Bee Organized will take notes and pictures, measure and probe for further information to learn how you and your family use the space, what your habits are, etc. This assessment is a very important step because it provides crucial information for Bee Organized to plan a customized solution that will be sustainable for you and your family. After the assessment, Bee Organized will provide you with an Estimate.
Estimate: Bee Organized will break down the issues and goals discussed at the Assessment and will provide a written plan to reach those goals along with a proposed timeline.
Once the estimate and timeline are agreed upon, it’s show time!
Project Day(s): The first day of your project Bee Organized will help you pull all items out of your space and together we will determine if items are to keep, trash, donate, etc. Often, this stage of the process is crazy and looks as though we are making a bigger mess than what you started with…and we are! However, hang tight, have faith, there is a tried and true method to our madness. Very quickly some order starts to appear, a rhythm begins and before you know it we are buzzin’! As we work together, Bee Organized is continually asking you very specific questions about items to help you determine whether they stay or not. This unique process provides you a comforting formula to help make decisions quickly and confidently.
Once we have worked together to get through all items, boxes, tubs, shelves, etc. Bee Organized turns on the buzz and establishes customized organization for the space based on your lifestyle, habits, requests and goals. The finished product is a fresh space with new or refreshed purpose where everything has a place and is labeled as such. The systems put in place will be sustainable and easy to maintain with small tweaks throughout the weeks as the space is used.
Now, Bee Organized realizes and knows first hand that no home is totally organized all of the time. However, by establishing sustainable systems for maintaining order in your home, you will always be able to get things back to BEEing Organized!
“I had such a great experience with Bee Organized! You took an overwhelming (nearly impossible seeming) project and made it easy and fun. The organization in our basement and garage have provided calmness in our otherwise chaotic lives!! Your smiles, great sense of humor and efficiency made working with you an absolute pleasure. We could not thank you enough!”
“Hiring Bee Organized was one the best decisions that I have made. I never had enough energy to organized my office/catch all room. For two years it was unorganized chaos. Now, every time I walk into that room, I smile.”
“Bee Organized is a dream to work with. They have coordinated organization in our playroom, garage, basement, and master closet and we couldn't be happier with the results! Bee Organized is: prompt, easy to work with, friendly, and fun! It is so nice to wake up in the morning, and NOT feel like I need to spend that day organizing and throwing things out because it's already done! They take the donations with them when they leave which I thought was a very helpful service. The BEST part of working with Bee Organized is that they take the guesswork out of organization projects--they know the best plan and what you can let go of. I highly recommend working with Bee Organized for your home!”
“The Bees swept in and turned a cluttered, messy teen girls room into a very organized, clean and peaceful sanctuary.”
“If you work from home you need these gals! From sorting and filing to installing shelves and changing the "feel" of the work space a home office becomes a more productive environment.”
“I highly recommend Bee Organized to all who need help with clearing out and cleaning up the years of accumulated 'stuff'. I first used this wonderful group to help me personally with our basement. Bee Organized worked wonders with an area that you could barely walk through due to many years of memories stored. They helped me categorize and organize AND part with so much furniture, holiday decor and more. Now, when we walk in our basement storage area we hardly know we are in the same house! We feel SO organized!!”
“I actually miss you ladies! It was such fun working with you and I continue to enjoy the finished product. It is so satisfying to go into the basement and easily find what I need. I feel like I lost 30 pounds! Put THAT in your testimonial!”
“There is no way the store-room in our basement would have EVER received the time and attention it needed if it weren't for Bee Organized! The worker bees came in and in two days’ time our store-room went from dangerous and nasty to a place I now know where everything is and I'm NOT embarrassed to show my mom! I could have never done this without the help from the women from Bee Organized.”
“The ladies at Bee Organized were absolutely delightful to have in my home. They made it easy for me to accept help, though I was working to overcome feelings of overwhelm, embarrassment, even shame at the messes, big and small, throughout my home! Once I saw how quick, efficient and smart they worked, I was hooked! I had them working on projects from my basement to my kitchen and eventually all the way up to my laundry room. It was the best money I spent last year! You’ll hate to see their cheerful, non-judgmental faces leave though you’ll be amazed by your new, organized living!”
"I know this was a small project in terms of time for the team...but it was a big project for my heart.”