Clutterbusters!!® today announced it is extending its professional organizing services into Florida, signing a new franchise agreement with a Port St. Lucie couple whose mission will be to resolve the clutter difficulties of Palm Beach County residents.
Throughout their lives, Jeremie and Kelly Barber have had a passion---indeed an obsession---for organizing. So when the couple began searching for new business opportunities, they naturally gravitated towards Clutterbusters!!.
“We’re both what you would call ‘neat freaks’,” Jeremie said. “Both of us are very organized. Friends and family have always told us that we should do this professionally. We found Clutterbusters!! and really liked what they had to offer in terms of training and support. Plus, the company already had a brand that’s widely known, which is very important in gaining new clientele.”
Clutterbusters!!, headquartered in Derwood, Md., is one of the largest and most highly-respected professional organizing firms in the U.S., and the first to offer franchise opportunities to qualified candidates. It is considered the premier name in professional organizing, and has achieved significant local and national exposure for its high level of client satisfaction.
Jeremie, who has worked in the hospitality, accounting and bookkeeping industries, has built a reputation for consistent and meticulous attention to detail. So for him, owning a company such as Clutterbusters!! makes perfect sense. The couple is excited to be one of the first to franchise in this industry, a rapidly growing segment of the home improvement category.
“The beginning of the Barbers’ Clutterbusters!! franchise is exciting not only for our company, but also for the thousands of residents in and around Palm Beach who need this kind of service,” said Betsy Fein, President of Clutterbusters!! “With the Barbers’ passion for organizing, and their dedication to our mission of providing unparalleled service, we are confident that they will soon be on their way to a very successful launch of their business.”
Professional organizing is one of the most rapidly growing professions in the U.S., with membership in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the largest association representing the profession, growing by more than 40 percent in 2005. Popular television shows such as “Clean Sweep,” “Mission: Organization,” “Clean House” and “Life Laundry” have exposed the public to the amazing results that a few short hours with a professional organizer can achieve.
Clutterbusters!! (clutterbusters.com) provides one-on-one organizing as well as its signature “Team Organizing” service. The company prides itself on its ability to handle any size or type of job - including extreme hoarding - and offers proprietary organizing methods and a highly-regarded organizer training program. To get all of this accomplished the companies’ organizers first evaluate the scope of the work, then devise a strategy of attack. Working alone or side-by-side with the client, the organizers sort through every item and decide what should be kept, donated, sold, recycled or trashed.
Then, Clutterbusters!! sets up filing and other systems and introduces organizing products to help clients maintain the space clutter-free on a permanent basis. Lastly, the organizers take the time to train the client on how to maintain the newly organized space. It is Clutterbusters!! intention to never have to come back and organize the same space ever again, and it is the only professional organizing company that provides a “Frequent Piler Guarantee,” guaranteeing that the space will remain permanently organized, or they will return at a greatly reduced hourly rate.
Jeremie said that there’s a void in the home services industry and Clutterbusters!! fills it. He said there are cleaning services, remodeling services, and interior design services, but none of these address the clutter problem directly.
“Cleaning and maid service franchises have proven to be a successful business model,” Jeremie said. “But they do not provide professional organizing, which is a highly skilled service that very few people can effectively perform. Clutterbusters!! is the first franchise in the professional organizing category, and being a franchisee gives us the benefit of providing our clients with greater uniformity, consistency, performance, and reliability, as well as giving us significant brand recognition and awareness right out of the gate. The fact is, everywhere you turn there’s an article or program on organizing, and people are witnessing for themselves the incredible benefits that getting organized can provide. That is one of the reasons we believe this segment is growing so rapidly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We are very excited to be new owners of this unique franchise, and we hope to ‘clean up’ in this business.”
For more information about Clutterbusters!!, please call 1-866-CLUTTER.