Case Studies & Gallery:

Residential Professional Organizing

Concern:
A Washington DC family had to prepare to sell their five-bedroom house, which held 20 years of accumulated furniture, memorabilia, clothes, personal and professional documents and records, and household items. All of the items had to be accessed in terms of monetary value, usefulness and sentimental importance and reorganized for storage, sale or disposal within 60 days.

Solution:
Absoulute Organizing Solutions identified and organized the entire inventory of household items into categories for sale, distribution, donation, safekeeping, retention and disposal. AOS also streamlined and organized the extensive range of personal and professional documents by creating a logical, easy to maintain filing system for storage and maintenance.

Concern:
A Maryland residence could not find items stored in her overflowing closets. Four different closets housed a broad variety of clothing, accessories and shoes, but there was no system for finding any of them. As a result, she was constantly purchasing duplicate items because she could not find what she needed when she needed it.

Solution:
Absoulute Organizing Solutions worked with the client to sort, itemize and purge all of the items in the closets. Everything was sorted into categories such as Keep, Donate, Toss based on the client's current size, style, type, last date of use, and love of the items. AOS identified the purpose of each of the four closets, and then selected the best closet shelving system based on its primary function. Finally, AOS organized all items by type and color on the new shelves and drawers in each closet, leaving the client with an easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain system.

Corporate Professional Organizing

Concern:
The President of a non-profit organization office often felt overwhelmed by chaos and disorganization. There were piles of papers, office supplies, and other items throughout the office. It took hours, sometimes weeks (or longer!) to respond to request because he could not find a particular file or document. This executive needed to eliminate the piles, have an efficient filing system and processes to help him become more productive.

Solution:
Absoulute Organizing Solutions designed an efficient and effective filing system that allowed the executive to locate and re-file documents quickly and easily. A home was created for each of the supplies and other items stored in the office. AOS sorted and purged each pile, created categories, developed processes for incoming items, and set up an easy-to-maintain system that helped the executive be more effective in his work.

Records Management

Concern:
Catholic Charities USA wanted to reduce the amount of duplicate information being maintained by their staff. Instead of each group maintaining duplicate information, CCUSA wanted to create a central file system so that all of the information will be stored in one place.

Solution:
Absoulute Organizing Solutions created a Central Records Management System that could be easily accessed and used by the entire staff. The system eliminated duplicate information and included color-coded files by department/function, record retention schedule, check out form, and a searchable online index. The new records management system allowed for rapid retrieval of information or files and made it easy for the staff to maintain the system.

Concern:
Joseph Daniel Clipper of Clipper Classics, a photography company, had been creating portraits for over thirty years, and kept the negatives from each one. After years of storing negatives haphazardly, he was determined to develop a process and a filing system that could help him maintain the negatives in a more organized fashion.

Solution:
Absoulute Organizing Solutions designed a system that allowed Clipper Classics to store the physical negatives using folders with numeric and alpha labels. Next, AOS created an Access database with the each client's information and the location of the negatives. Finally, an index was created for each folder and a report placed in a binder to assist with easy location of negatives.


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TESTIMONIALS:

"My office reflects that of a very organized executive. I can now locate and re-file letters and other documents with ease."

- Non-Profit, Executive, Washington, DC


"Having Absoulute Organizing Solutions enabled me to focus my energy on moving forward into a new phase of the project... In addition, you assisted me personally with my own office organization needs. I felt and still feel a greater peace with my own surrounding. This has made working through this stressful period in business growth more workable for me. Your skills and attitude made getting organized more of a pleasure than a chore and I thank you."

- Corporation, Program Manager, Arlington, VA


"You came in with your very calm personality and started to display your deep professionalism... Would you believe that there are items that I can find in the dark? Your skills applied in my space have added a new meaning to working and having fun."

- SOHO, Portrait Photography, Washington, DC