In Person & Virtual Organizing Services

Ready to transform your space into one you're proud to show off?

Let's talk about how to make that happen

organized dining room with white chairs, clear table and blue rug

Tired of being overwhelmed by clutter and disorder and don’t quite know how to start?

You deserve to live in an uncluttered, organized space that you absolutely love and is perfectly set up for your life and how you live and work in the space.

No one should have to feel defeated by or ashamed of built-up piles of clutter and delayed decisions.

No home (and no one!) is beyond help.

Simple tweaks can make a huge difference and it takes just a little bit of time to make a big change!

I’ll partner with you learn how to get crystal clear on your priorities and how to make them come to life and bring your life in alignment with your goals and your stuff too.

In the process, we’ll rid your home of clutter, chaos and disorganization to reveal the life you’ve always wanted.

Say goodbye to the embarrassing piles stopping you from having friends over.

Wish your clutter bon voyage is it leaves your home, one car load at a time.

Bid adieu to the sinking feeling that you’ve been hit with yet another late fee because you could’t find the bill to pay.

Let’s work together to make all of this happen!

Whatever you need help with, I’ll figure out a solution that works best for YOU.

I specialize in developing personalized highly functional systems, and won’t waste your time with cookie cutter solutions.

 

colorful organized books on cube shelf

How long will it take?

Every space and every client is different, so I can’t estimate how long it will take to get your space decluttered and organized because so much depends on the individual’s readiness.  You’ll see results right away!

What does a typical session look like?

A typical organizing session is usually 3-4 hours and looks like this:

We’ll meet in the space you’d like to work on and discuss your goals for the space, your home and life.

As we talk about what works, what doesn’t and any challenges related to the space, items or your life more generally, I’ll form an initial plan to get started in the space.

I’ll share the game plan with you and then we’ll dive right into making it happen.

Before you feel emotionally, mentally or physically spent, we’ll wrap up and go through your homework.

The homework is designed to help you make progress in between sessions, practice the new skills you’ve learned and gain confidence.

It’s optional, of course, but the majority of my clients absolutely love the benefits they see from the homework!

Christina Hidek organizing the Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Kitchen Supply Room

My method of organizing involves teaching you skills and strategies to stay organized long term

You’ll learn actionable steps and gain confidence in every session with a clear plan to finish up the project on your own or with my continuing support.

Clients tell me each session is like having a weight lifted off of their shoulders because they immediately see progress they’ve never been able to achieve on their own and can see how quickly things will come together.

At times, it may feel a bit like therapy because clutter is so much more than stuff.  Lots of emotions and memories are tied up in our belongings.  We’ll work through all of that, if you’d like and you’ll feel the power of letting go, literally.

The Before and After Gallery features just a few freshly organized spaces from past projects with different clients.

Most of the transformations happened in a single organizing session!

Featured Services

Kitchen Reset

Kitchens are the heart of the home and our kitchen refresh service can restore the order and infuse the space with system to keep it running smoothly.

Whether the space needs a complete re-organization or a quick once over, prepare to love the orderly space!

Downsizing

Our patient, non-judgmental style is perfect for working with parents and grandparents who have a lifetime of belongings to deal with.

Together, we’ll identify goals and rules to determine what goes or stays and provide the muscle to make it happen.

Paperwork Management

Get ready to leave behind the days of piles of paper clutter!

We’ll help you set up an easy to maintain system to manage it all or tweak an existing system to make it work even better for you.

Home Renovations

Home improvement projects are stressful and so disruptive to everyday life.

Let us help minimize the troubles by first working with your contractor and interior designer to advise and identify opportunities for optimized systems to ensure the new space meets your lifestyle needs and belongings, and then help clear the space and pack items in an systemized way.

After the renovation is complete, we’ll unpack and set up the new systems to have your renovated space work right from the start.  Get ready to love your new space!

Closet Clean Out

We’ll go through your clothes and optimize the space, transforming into a space that fully supports you and your daily wardrobe needs.

Think about how wonderful it’ll be to walk in your closet and be able to easily get dressed each morning!

Moves and New Home Set Up

Putting your house on the market and need to get it looking picture perfect?

We’ll pack up your belongings, declutter and stage your home with existing furniture to maximize square footage.

Buyers will love the neat and functional look!

Take the stress out of this big life change by letting us unpack, break down boxes and set up your new home in an organized way.

Some time approximations based on past projects

I match the speed of my clients (giving nudges when there’s the opportunity), so the time it takes to complete an organizing project varies, but here are some general estimations.

Attic 1-4 hours

Basement 2-8 hours

Bathroom 1-2 hours

Bedroom 2-4 hours

Craft Room 3-8 hours

Clothing Closets 2-4 hours

Garage 3-6 hours

Kid's Bedroom 3 hours

Kitchen 4-6 hours

Living Room 1-4 hours

Linen Closets 1-2 hours

Home Office 3-10 hours

Paperwork 1+ hours

Playroom 3-6 hours

organized bedroom

What types of projects do you help with?

  • Optimizing spaces so your home flows in a way to support the way you actually live in it
  • Troubleshooting awkward spaces
  • Giving rooms organized identities
  • Boosting functionality of spaces
  • Implementing new systems to stay organized
  • Maintenance to keep your systems working

Anything you don’t help with?

At this time, I don’t work with clients dealing with hoarding.

There’s a huge difference between having a lot of clutter and hoarding, though.

Everyone falls somewhere on the clutter scale, so if you’re unsure, let’s talk.

What clients have to say about working with Christina...

Christina is the best! She helped me with my office which is very overwhelming to me–my desk drawers! She made me feel more confident and less ‘ashamed’ about how disorganized I can be! She is a no-guilt guru! – Clover, Shaker Heights

Working with Christina on organizing an area in our warehouse was easy and efficient. It was effortless to form a working relationship with her which allowed her to really understand our needs, and in turn successfully deliver an area that met all expectations. – Skip, Cleveland

I had the pleasure of having Christina help me get organized in my laundry room & pantry. She was great to work with. It was an easy & painless process. She gave me strategies on how to organize & I have already used them in other rooms. I would highly recommend her! -Sue, Highland Heights

Ready to Get Started?

I’m so excited to work with you!

Here are next steps:

  1. Contact me for your one hour in person consultation or free 15 minute consultation or at 216-586-4738 or via email with a few pictures of your space.
  2. Confirm your  in-person session by paying the deposit, which will be applied in full to your first session.  One courtesy rescheduling is offered.
  3. After payment, you’ll get a copy of the How to Prepare for your Organizing Session Guide via email.  Give it a read to get all the details on what to do to get ready for your first session.

Why work with Christina and Streamlined Living?

We don't create systems for everyone, we create systems for YOU.

Less stress

Whether you realize it or not, clutter and disorganization keeps you stuck, stressed out and leaves your brain on fire. Banish disorganization and your high stress level at the same time.

More time and money

Clutter and disorganization costs you time and money in the form of crowding you out of your space and having buying duplicate items because you can’t find what you need. When you let go of disorder and disarray you free up both time and money.

Room to breathe

Giving chaos and clutter the boot helps you enjoy your life and the people in it by literally giving you space to enjoy your life to the fullest!

Christina will take away one carload of donations each in person organizing session, giving another instant win.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do your organizing services cost?

My current rate is $100 per hour for in person or virtual organizing sessions.

Are you going to make me throw my stuff away?

Nope.  You are the ultimate decision maker for everything.  Nothing will leave your space that you don’t want to part with.

What should I buy before the first session?

Nothing!  If you are like most people, you own more than enough container options already.  We’ll work with what you have, and if necessary, we’ll make a plan for any purchases together.

Should I clean or try to sort through items before the first organizing session?

Please don’t!  You can clear your sink of dirty dishes and run the vacuum cleaner, but beyond that, please don’t try to get a head start.

Believe it or not, it’s most helpful for me to see the space as it normally is.

You can best prepare by eating breakfast or lunch before I come to help calm first meeting jitters and get you into a good mindset, ready to make decisions about your space.  If your belly is rumbling, it’ll be a distraction and slow down the process.

Will you teach me to be organized?

Absolutely!  You will learn tips and strategies that you can apply to other spaces in your home or office through out the organizing process.  See what clients have had to say about this.

I don’t live in the Cleveland area.  Can we still work together?

Heck yes!  If you’re outside of the Greater Cleveland area, virtual organizing and coaching may be right for you.

Do you offer gift cards?

Yes, in certain situations where the recipient has asked for help getting organized.  Even if your loved one needs my help, they need to be on board first.  Call me and let’s talk!