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What Does A Professional Organizer Charge?

A professional organizer can help you with the process of decluttering, sorting, and organizing your belongings so that they have a more streamlined home. But how much does it cost? Today, we discuss what you can expect to pay for a professional organizer.

How Much Does A Professional Organizer Charge?

There are many different ways that professional organizers can charge for their services. Here are the most common pointers to professional organizer charges.

1. Hourly Rate

It is the most common way and this varies depending on where you live as well as the experience of the worker. Most people who work in home organizing will fall somewhere between $30-$90 per hour, although some charge less while others may be more.

2. Project Rate

This is where you pay for a set number of hours. For example, if the project takes four hours and they charge $45 per hour, then you will be charged $180 for this service. Sometimes it's also called a “flat fee” rate or an estimation rate because your organizer may not know how long it will take to complete the project. It's based on an estimate and will be more than you might pay for a regular hourly rate but it may also save you money if your organizer charges less per hour.

3. Retainer Fee

This is where you pay upfront for a set number of hours and it can be in addition to an hourly rate or project fee. It may work out that the organizer charges less than what they normally do if their time isn't being used as much but this will depend on how many hours are included within your retainer.

4. Percentage rate

This is a percentage of the value that you are getting back from your decluttered items. It is most common with home organizing where organizers can help people clear out their homes and make room for new furniture or other household goods.

Factors that Affect Pricing

There are many factors that can affect how much you pay for an organizer's services including:

  • Your location

  • Your needs

  • Your organizer's experience

  • Your organizer's hourly rate

  • Your organizer's company

How Do You Know If An Organizer Is Right For You?

A professional organizer can help with a wide variety of areas that you might be struggling in, including:

  • Decluttering and organizing your home.

  • Organizing paperwork, taxes, and bills.

  • Helping you get rid of things that you don't need.

  • Organizing your schedule and time management skills.

  • Personal organizing such as wardrobe and makeup.


When it comes to hiring a professional organizer or decluttering your home, you need to keep in mind that there are many different ways they can charge for their services. What's right for you will depend on your budget, needs, and location as well as the price that is set by the organizer.

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