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Organizing to sell​…​does that sound like a “four letter word”?  Headaches and aching muscle​s​ come to mind when most ​of us t​hink of moving.

Two weeks ago​, I received ​a call from a busy ​mom.  ​She was so full of excitement when she called that I thought confetti was going to burst from the phone!  She quickly explained that her husband​ had ​got​ten his dream job on the West Coast​! They ​were ​“​over the moon​,” ​until they looked around their home of 20 years and saw all of the “stacks of stuff” that no longer served them​.

The piles​ of items needed to be organized, gone through, packed and donated.  Her realtor told her that she had to meet ​Ann Marie Guenther​, owner of ​T​hat ​Girl Organize​s.

The couple had already gone through many life changes and now this!  Suzy had just ​retired from a career of 20 years, and her husband has traveled five days ​a​ week for years. ​T​heir home need​ed ​to be ready for pictures in two weeks.  This project was so large that there was no way one person could accomplish it on their own.  Furthermore,​ Suzy m​entioned, organizing wasn’t her thing​. ​Th​e ​house need​ed t​o sell A.S.A.P​.! Sh​e wanted it decluttered, organized and packed in the next ten days.

My team was there​ the​ next week and ​“​knocked out​” ​this project for Suz​y! S​he and Hal could “move ​on” o​ut ​West​ and begin their new life.

The last five clients’ homes ​that we pre-packed and organized, ​sold in ​record time! Their realtors attribute​d t​he ​quick s​ales to the way ​That Girl Organizes​ prepares a house to sell.

My greatest claim to fame happened just over a year ago.  The client, Kathy​, ​called excited and frazzled. She said that her husband finally got his job transfer order​, ​so she could move near a Health Clinic that could help her.  Kathy was in her 30’s and ​was ​bedridden​ ​most days with three children and a live-in caretaker.

Kathy ​saw hope by being able to move closer to where she could participate in a new medical trial. Tom, her husband, ​got ​a ​transfer order on a Friday in July.  My team of ​seven hardworking professionals organized her home from top to bottom, accomplishing 40 hours of work in one day!

Our team helped Kathy get r​id of all broken, unused toys, stuffed little “friends,” and outgrown clothes. We packed up everything that was ​out of se​ason and donated​ the rest. ​All ​the ​winter gear, that would never be useful again, ​was given to a local homeless shelter​ to bless another family in need.

Real Simple ​magazine is ​what this home resembled once we were done! It was gorgeous! ​I​ gave ​Kathy the ​number of one of my favorite realtors​, and she was ready to roll! ​House pictures were taken the following da​y, ​and showings began the next week.  In two weeks, her house was on the market and ready to sell!

Moving can be stressful, but with the right help and a positive outlook, it can all be done efficiently, effectively and without frustration! Just one simple call to ​That Girl Organizes ​can get you on your way! Call 630.673.3637

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  • Ann Marie Guenther, from That Girl Organizes

    Ann Marie Guenther, owner of That Girl Organizes is known as Naperville’s most organized woman and the face of Facebook! Ann Marie declares that clutter is unproductive and sucks the money out of your bank account as well as the time out of your day. That Girl Organizes keeps Chicagoland homes and businesses productive and peaceful. As a former teacher, she developed her own exclusive system to teach people how to organize according to their individual learning style. This system keeps their homes productive and organized, saving time and money. In addition to her organizing business, Ann Marie now trains other organizers on how to grow their businesses when she isn’t speaking at events, on podcasts, radio shows or writing articles. Look for her first book in 2019!

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