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About Basic Organization - Home Organizing Services in Northern Virginia

Basic Organization is a company of professional home organizers based in Centreville, Virginia serving families, busy professionals, seniors and home-based business owners in the Washington DC area. Our passion is helping people achieve peace and simplicity in their lives by organizing homes, routines and lifestyles. Our team of personal organizers will help you regain control of your environment by helping to organize the living and storage areas of your home, including the garage, kitchen, basement, office, bedrooms and closets.

Our passion is helping you achieve peace and simplicity in your life.

About Janet - Certified Professional Organizer

A Certified Professional Organizer, and a published contributor of the book Get Organized Today, Janet Schiesl is the owner of Basic Organization–a leading professional home organizing services company in Northern Virginia. A personal organizer since 2005, Janet loves using her experience as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at the areas of a home differently. Recognized as the 2016 Washington DC Area Organizer of the Year by NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals where she served as president, Janet specializes in managing large organizing projects and working one-on-one with clients who need help organizing their home or office. Contact Janet at 571-265-1303 or click to schedule a discovery call to find out what Janet and her team can organize for you!

Certified Professional Organizer

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Janet Schiesl

An Insider Look at How a Professional Organizer Runs Her Day
[30 minute audio recording]

Meet Our Team of Professional Home Organizers in Washington, DC.

Stacia

Stacia

Stacia is our handy organizer. With years of experience doing her own household repairs and projects, she is the go-to organizer for our clients who need furniture assembled, shelves installed, artwork and window treatments hung, and closet inserts built. She can give clients ideas on how to customize vertical space to add storage. She loves adding those final touches to a project, whether it’s in a garage or master bedroom.

She gained her experience raising 3 boys. Keeping their lives organized: their rooms, school supplies and backpacks, sports schedules and equipment, and after school activities shows that she knows what it takes to keep family life running smoothly.

She especially likes to work with people going through life transitions. Whether it’s seniors who are downsizing or kids who need to manage their busy academic and private lives.

Patti

Patti

Patti has been organizing her family since childhood. She believes that an organized life is a happy life.

In addition to being an organizer, Patti is a free-lance theater director, teacher and playwright. She co-founded the organization, ArtStream, and served as the founding Executive Director for ten years.

Patti loves working on large projects, making an immediate difference in a client’s space. She has personal experience staying organized during home renovations, having completely renovated her own home. She especially loves helping people get their paperwork and photos in order and can help you go digital.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stacey

Stacey

Stacey is a former elementary school teacher with a lifelong passion for organizing. She has two teenagers at home that keep her on her toes. Maintaining an organized home helps her run a smooth household.

Some of her favorite areas to recreate are kitchens, closets, and laundry rooms. She loves to see the transformation from beginning to end. She can bring the patience needed for some clients who require more time to process their organizing projects and can make any appointment fun.

Stacey works with our clients on the weekends. She is an assistant on large team organizing jobs like garages, storage rooms, and packing or unpacking for your move.
 
 
 
 
 

Sue

Sue

Sue is our numbers gal. She worked in the banking world as a young adult and managed her family’s finances while her husband served in the military for 25 years. She has always  liked working with numbers and balancing accounts. Working for Basic Organization and keeping the books is another great way to keep things orderly.

Sue also has a creative side and does a lot of our visual marketing and social media for the team. She manages all types of administrative tasks that keep the “Basic” operation moving.

Sue has always been one to keep things organized and now that she is no longer on-the-move with the military, she still loves to keep things in their proper place.
 
 
 
 
 
 

All of our experienced home organizing team members are affiliated with the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and have earned certificates to become professional home organizers and space planners in Washington, DC.  We make education a high priority to ensure that we stay ahead of the trends and provide better service for our clients.  Ready to get organized? Call Basic Organization (

Resources

My Truck Buddy

My Truck Buddy

My Truck Buddy moves your stuff from Point A to B, and does it fast and efficiently. Whether you need help moving within the DC area, loading or unloading a truck, moving within your apartment building, or assembling furniture, they do it all.

Sue Rosenbaum Designs

Sue Rosenbaum Designs

Sue loves to create unexpected solutions for problem areas in your home or office. She’ll fine tune your style, adding a kick of surprise to make your space feel polished and pulled together. She takes the stress out of interior renovation or furnishing projects.

Marketing Products for Professional Organizers

Marketing Products for Professional Organizers

Time to Organize offers ready-to-use, effective, efficient marketing products for professional organizers and those in related fields, including a client newsletter, client postcards, and Articles on Demand™, ready-to-use business development tools, such as client forms, organizing workshop kits, marketing plan kit, and marketing tip sheets.

True For You Time Management Workbook

True For You Time Management Workbook:

Holistic Time Coach Julie Gray knows what it takes to make a time system stick. End the battle against time and transform your life by embracing who you are, how you think, and the life you want to live. Your system needs to be customized to fit you — not the other way around.

Move-N-Order

Move-N-Order

If you want to have the easiest, least stressful move, then take a look at how the Move-N-Order system can not only help ease your mind and address all of the concerns, but it can help keep money in your pocket!
 
 
 
 

123junk

123JUNK

123JUNK is a Full Service Junk Removal Company that is ready to serve all your hauling needs. They carefully remove items from wherever they are located within your property. The only finger you have to lift is the one that points us to the junk!

Smart Choice Cleaning

Smart Choice Cleaning

A professional, family-owned company offering maid services, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, janitorial services, tile and grout cleaning, floor stripping and waxing and more for homes and businesses in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Academic Planners and Accessories

Academic Planners and Accessories

Order Out of Chaos, provides time-management products designed with your student in mind.  Working with students and their parents to develop organizing and time management skills that don’t come naturally to everyone but can be taught. Giving students an easy way to see time so they can learn to manage it.

Do The Opposite Of Nothing: The Ridiculously Simple Strategy For Serious Procrastinators

Do The Opposite Of Nothing

The Ridiculously Simple Strategy for Serious Procrastinators. Stop living with piles of clutter in your life. Break through the never ending sequence of a procrastination cycle. Learn strategies in this book that will make living a more organized life almost painless.

50 Simple Ways to Declutter Those Pesky Paper Piles

50 Simple Ways to Declutter Those Pesky Paper Piles

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed with the piles of paper clutter in your home? The sight of the clutter is driving you nuts. This book will teach you ho break that brick wall of a procrastination.