Professional Organizer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Welcome to Grace to Organize! My name is Charissa (Grace), I am a Professional Organizer in Colorado Springs, and I help my clients gain confidence and control over their space, their time, and their lives. I offer decluttering and organizing services for homes and offices.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me and Grace to Organize! It is my greatest joy to serve others through organization. I believe that decluttered and organized spaces promote happy, fulfilled and purposeful living.
I organize homes and businesses across Colorado Springs and El Paso County, including Falcon, Peyton, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Cheyenne Mountain, Security-Widefield, Cañon City and more. I am also happy to travel to Woodland Park, Pueblo as well as Pueblo West! Providing new storage ideas, physical help tackling a project, and encouragement to succeed are the things I am most passionate about. Please contact me below for more information about me and what I can do for you!
I’m cheering you on with GRACE!
I love my consult time with my clients, it helps us get to know each other more, and it offers me some ideas of what’s important to you. I take notes as you show me your spaces. I am basically gathering information, so I can be a great problem solver for you. I have an agreement to go over with you, that I will email you to sign. This gives us a foundation of clear communication of our expectations of each other. I offer consultations virtually (through Zoom). I love meeting your family, and your pets and seeing your home just as it is day-to-day. And, furthermore, I encourage you to NOT clean up before the consult. Your job is not to impress me! I’m meeting you with eyes of GRACE!
During the consult, I will be asking you about the areas of your home that bother you the most, so we know where to start our upcoming sessions. However, I want you to know that I am extremely flexible. You can change your mind in between the consult and our first session, or even DURING the session. You have complete freedom to say “You know what? This space is actually much more manageable now, and I feel like I can handle the rest alone, let’s move on to ____ space and see what we can get done there”
90% of the time, I work side-by-side with my clients. This is for two reasons. ONE- I will never decide for you if you should or shouldn’t keep something, my job is to coach you if and when you get stuck on an item. TWO- Organizing is a creative process, and can require some trial and error and conversation. I will ask you questions like: How do you use this? How often? Who else in your home uses it? This collaboration helps me offer suggestions that will work for YOU and YOUR family. After all, you have to live with the system we set up and I want to know more about you and your lifestyle!
I can work solo in organizing almost any space, as long as you know that about 90% of it is stuff you want to keep. As I go through, I would set aside items that look like trash or donate to me, or maybe they look like they belong elsewhere in home (example: a screwdriver in the pantry) Speaking of pantries, I would also set aside expired food. And, then I will either leave it for you to sort through, or before I leave we can look at it together. I will also give you a tour of the space before I leave, or in the case where you’re not there (yes, some clients leave me in their house to organize while they are away), I would send you video or picture updates and notes on items I had questions about. I also tell my clients, “If you can’t find something, please ask me and I’ll tell you where I put it”
100%! You are paying me for my time, but also for my experience in organizing, I am happy to offer any suggestions I can for systems, tools, and supplies you may want/need to make your life easier. However, I want you to know that I am a frugal person at heart, which means I’m looking for opportunities to use things you ALREADY HAVE. In some cases, we find things that were going to be tossed that can be useful in a new way. Again, organizing is about trial and error and CREATIVITY, I am happy to share with you any of my right-brained thoughts as we conversate throughout the consult or the sessions!
I’m also happy to do research for you, and send you links of items you can buy for our time together.
Ummm, no! Almost every client I have, has at some point asked this or a similar question and I always tell them, I don’t have a “worst” space. There is NO grade or scale of organization, in my eyes. There are always improvements to be made. I tell people that even I would benefit from hiring an organizer, why? Because like I said, there are always ways to make a space better! You are not the worst I’ve seen, and I don’t want to you to have a false impression of others’ homes. I have been in about 300 clients spaces through my time in being a professional organizer, and not ONE of them stands out as the “worst”. Keeping in mind that almost every client I have feels overwhelmed, you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone in needing support.I also like to mention, God gave me something like rose colored glasses, you may see chaos, and overwhelm. I SEE POTENTIAL and I get excited about your spaces!
No, what I have is a natural gift that I love sharing. I remember being 4 years old and sorting in my Grandma’s pantry. I have ALWAYS loved organizing, and as you can imagine over my 30 years of life I have just gotten better and better at it.
All my life I thought I wanted to be a school teacher, I was in community college working on my Associates degree and felt like God led me to drop my classes. I did, and then I felt like He told me to go to Bible College. I spent 2 years at Charis Bible College, just for the personal growth of it. I had no plans to go into ministry or make a career out of my time there. I was getting ready to graduate and having a WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE sort of moment. My mentor at the time said, “Make a Facebook page for anything you’re good at” So, I made a childcare page, and an organizing page and within 1 month I had two friends reach out saying, “I didn’t know you knew how to organize!” One of those clients was my best friend’s Mom that I had known for 15 years. She lives in Denver, so I had an hour drive home from our session and the WHOLE way home, I was realizing… this is what I was made for. I actually had this thought during that drive “You’ve been hoarding your gift for organizing” WHOA! I thought about my life, and how the only times I ever organized were for ME, or at my workplaces (just to pass the time, and again, because I enjoy it) But, it never occurred to me that I could help others. I also, at the time was not very aware that other people don’t like organizing, or they don’t know how to do it. The funny thing about having a natural gift, is you assume other people have it too. I started my business officially in September of 2017, and have seen the need for my services more and more. I am so grateful that I get to share my gifts, do what I love and get paid for it! Have you thought about what you’re naturally good at lately? You may be able to share it with the world!