That's OK because it's Tammy Reinking's
"thing," and she
has created an entire business from her
business, Goodbye Mess
, is a professional service specializing in residential rearranging.
"I wanted to help people by sharing ways to achieve and maintain organization," Reinking
Mess believes that organization helps save time and money and eliminates stress."Reinking
said many of her
clients request her
services when there is a change in the household, such as when a spouse or parent dies, children go to college or a baby is on the way.
Sara Ulm, of South Tampa, is expecting her third child in September and has enlisted the help of Reinking
to make space in her home for their new addition.
has worked on all of the rooms in Ulm's house, including consolidating her
two daughters' bedrooms into one.
The process of having a room organized begins with an assessment, which Reinking
offers free to those who live within a 30-mile radius of her
then determines the amount of work and hours needed to complete the job and the price.She
said Goodbye Mess
prices each job by the project rather than by the hour because every room is different.A home office that would take 20 to 24 hours to organize can range from $500 to $800.
After the room is completed, Reinking
follows up with her
clients on a weekly basis for a month and then returns for a visit after the first month.If something is not working for the household or the clutter has reappeared, Reinking
will help reorganize and make adjustments to fit the client's lifestyle.
The professional organizing industry has taken off with the advent of shows such as "Clean Sweep" and "Trading Spaces,
said.Unlike the shows, Reinking
does not have a crew to help her
with the designing, organizing and building.Reinking
works solo but is looking to hire a staff for her
There is no requirement for becoming a professional organizer, but the National Association of Professional Organizers might
soon develop a certification test.Reinking
loves what she
does because, "You get to leave your job with a great sense of satisfaction every day."
Mess believes that organization helps save time and money and eliminates stress."TAMMY REINKING Owner of Goodbye Mess
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