What KonMari Didn’t Teach You…

Thanks to NetFlix, decluttering is all the rage.  The KonMari method of organizing sparks joy in me, especially if it helps society be clutter-less and more efficient. The show is hi entertainment, though very unrealistic.  Even The New York Times continues the conversation with this article on what to do with all that stuff that doesn’t warm your heart:



Organizing is a pretty broad term, what specific services do you provide?

We offer a full range of organizing and efficiency solutions in addition to personal assistance services. Visit our services page to learn more.

What areas or cities/towns do you work in?

We work with clients throughout the Greater Boston area. BK ORganizing is based in Winchester, MA.  Other communities we work in are Acton, Andover, Arlington, Belmont, Bedford, Beverly, Billerica, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Danvers, Lexington,  Lynn, Lynnfield,  Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Salem, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Wilmington, and Woburn. While many are located in communities north of the city, we’ve also worked with clients in southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Do you charge hourly or on a per project basis?

This depends solely on the project on hand. However, we mostly charge hourly. We accept cash, checks, and VenMo.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand the unpredictable nature of life.  However we ask for 48-hour notice of cancellation, by phone or email.

Do your fees include the travel time and necessary supplies?

Again, this depends.  If travel time is more than 30 minutes, a fee will be assessed and added to the invoice. Supplies are also added to the invoice.

How long will it take?

Typically, we work 4-hour shifts, as many clients seem to burn out after this time. We can provide you with an accurate timeline following an on-site consultation, as the duration of the job will vary based on the amount of work that needs to be done.

Are you just going to throw my stuff away?

Absolutely not. We will work with you and help you decide what items you want to keep and determine what items can be repurposed, donated or discarded.

Do you coordinate the packing and hauling of the soon-to-be donated and discarded items?

Yes, we handle the logistics and removal of all the items leaving your home.

How do I get started?

You can call 617-645-5655, send an email to betsy@bkorganizing.com to get the ball rolling. Following an initial phone conversation, we will arrange for a free consultation at your home.

SAQs (should ask questions)

Who needs an organizer?

Our clients typically include overworked parents, downsizing seniors, busy entrepreneurs, people selling their homes and small business owners, in addition to those going through life-changing transitions like marriage, divorce, illness, empty nest, moving or relocating,  a new job or a new baby. These individuals are usually looking for solutions when they don’t have the time, energy or just simply don’t know where to begin.

What are the benefits of being organized?

Aside from the immediate and tangible results – like re-discovering the color of your bedroom rug – the benefits of being organized are bountiful. Just think about how nice it will feel when you are able to:

• Lead a less hectic and more relaxed life

• Reduce financial stress by paying bills on-time

• Find more free time for family, friends and activities

• Stay on-top of important appointments and meetings

• Enjoy a healthier home that’s easier to clean

• Save more money by knowing what items you already own and how much you can afford to spend

• Feel more comfortable in your living and working environments

How will working with you help me?

We’re here to provide you with a new perspective on your home, office and other needs, free from judgment and with the utmost respect for your privacy. In addition to our guidance and expertise, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver encouragement and support to keep you motivated and focused right to the finish line. Think of us like compassionate coaches, helping you accomplish a specific goal while instilling in you the confidence and ability to maintain and sustain your newfound success.

What can I expect?

We understand the process can sometimes be harder for some than others. That’s why we begin with an initial phone conversation and free consultation. This not only provides you the opportunity to get to know us, but also gives us a better idea of the services you need and an opportunity to establish a clear and concise plan to accomplish your goals.