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Is Storage Cost Included in a Professional Organizer’s Rates?

by Vickie Dellaquila, Downsizing & Hoarding Expert
December 09, 2016

Question: Do professional organizers include the cost of storage in their rates?

Answer: Every professional organizer runs their business differently, but most that I’m aware of do not include the cost of storage in their rates. The need for storage depends on a client’s individual circumstances, but in general we tend to discourage the use of long-term storage because it may mean holding onto excess clutter!  When storage is required, most organizers will refer a trusted storage provider that they have worked with (whether that be a mobile storage unit, storage locker, or otherwise) and any storage costs will be paid directly to the provider.

Vickie Dellaquila is western Pennsylvania’s only Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and owner of Organization Rules® Inc. Organization Rules provides compassionate organizing services for every stage of your life®. She is the author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move.

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