Cooper charges customers $160 for a four-hour organizational session. According to Angie’s List research, the average price for a home organizer is usually $30 to $80 an hour.
Because organizers don’t need to be licensed, it’s important to know what companies have a good track record. Organizers are not only going to be in your home, but they’re going to be in your children’s rooms and will handle personal belongings, so you want someone you can trust.
Ask for references and take the time to talk to them.
“Look and see if they have a Web site,” Cooper says. “Look at some of their before and after pictures. What have they done before?”
Angie Hicks is the founder of Angie’s List, a resource for local consumer reviews on everything from home repair to health care.