Kara M. Salazar-Owner of Sorted, LLC
Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
Welcome to Sorted, LLC and thank you for visiting.
Years of experience working in related fields lent a hand in discovering my knack for organizing. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Colorado State University, I had careers in both retail and public relations. Those professional experiences demanded staying well organized, especially with my retail position in keeping the store presentable and in working order, not to mention, polishing and perfecting my folding skills! My work experience led me forward to the opportunity to work as a home manager, in which I really honed in my skill. As part of the job, I managed the house to the highest standards from top to bottom and side to side. Managing the household and maintaining it's organization was a huge task; yet, one that set my organizational skills to a whole new and professional level. At that point, I began working with clients as a professional organizer on a part-time basis. This allowed me the time to advance my experiences into an active career and to build relationships with clients. While organizing part-time, I continued with my educational pursuits and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Denver. Upon graduation, I pursued my goal to start my own business as a professional organizer. Through the years, I have truly embraced how rewarding this line of work is.
Perhaps it comes naturally, but I've always enjoyed arranging and organizing spaces in a home. I have been helping others organize their homes and home offices for over 10 years. It is an enjoyable experience transforming cluttered and unorganized areas in someone's home and into better working and organized household systems. There is a calm feeling when you enter a space and feel the fresh energy of well placed furniture and clutter free rooms. This is part of what motivates my passion to help others. By achieving this calm through organization, my hope is to create harmony and balance within a home for clients to enjoy instead of the feelings of discouragement they feel living with disorganization. I believe there is a direct correlation between feeling stressed and overwhelmed at home with the piles, packed closets, crammed drawers, and the abundance of "stuff" surrounding you. I can assist you with changing these stressful, cluttered areas into a clutter-free and balanced environment.
I am happy to talk or meet with first time clients for 20 minutes consultation. During our meeting, we can determine the details involved in organizing your home or office.
I schedule appointments Monday-Friday. I work weekends by special appointment only. I can accommodate what time we start our day organizing and when it's time to stop depending on what works best for my clients. Typically, an average day of organizing takes anywhere from 5-8 hours. This process will usually carry over into multiple visits as sorting through items is time consuming. I do, however, have a four hour minimum.
Help me, help you. I am here to assist you in getting areas of your home or office into a better working system; however, it is very important for you to be part of this process in the beginning. We will be going through your belongings and deciding what serves you and what should go. In order to properly sort and organize, items will have to be donated or tossed. That is a part of the process...and an important one. Years and years of accumulation have contributed to unorganized and packed closets, rooms, garages and basements. It's a relief to go through items that are outdated, broken, and unwanted that have only been consuming space! Once it's been determined what stays and what goes, we will find an organized way to keep your treasures in your home. Keep in mind that organizing takes time. The process may take one day, or based on the conditions, several days or weeks. Patience is key; after all, unorganized areas in your home did not become that way in a day. I do not judge or criticize messes or disorganization....I understand how life gets messy and time escapes you, which is why I can step in and help!
Once we've sorted through items, I can then get to work putting everything in it's place. Typically, I complete this step on my own. I can also determine if supplies will be needed in order to make the organizing process more efficient. Containers, bins, baskets, shelving, hooks, and hangers are examples of very common additions. When I purchase supplies for a job it is tailored to that specific job. This combination of sorted belongings and the necessary supplies makes for a beautifully transformed space in the end!
Follow-up and Maintenance
Once we get things sorted, I will follow-up with you on a regular basis to see how things are going. I am available to help maintain your new system when needed. Sometimes things get cluttered up again, this is okay! Part of the organization process is maintenance, which aids in keeping your home organized. Things will get out of place and scheduling a maintenance visit will get your home back in order. You can schedule bi-monthly, monthly, or every few months for this service.
Due to the nature of this business, I require a full 24-hour cancellation notice on any scheduled appointments. If cancellation falls under the 24-hour minimum, a full day of service will be charged. The cancellation policy was put into place to respect scheduled appointment times as my calendar fills up quickly. When I receive appropriate notification of cancellation, I can then offer other clients the time that has become available.
All rooms and nooks and crannies including closets, storage rooms, garages, basements, kitchens, and drawers.
Home Office and Paper Management
Paperwork is most everyone's pet peeve! I assist in getting things purged, sorted and filed away.
In addition to residential organizing, I also assist in:
- Organized moves: move-in/move-out
- "Maintenance"-helping you to keep everything in it's place
- Home Staging
- Furniture Arrangement
- Holiday and Seasonal Organization
- Assisting in VRBO preparation and management
Recycling and Donation Centers
When sorting and organizing, I try my best to re-use and recycle items. There are a lot of resources in the area that assist with this:
Locations to take old electronics and hard to recycle items:
Rocky Mountain E-Waste
12445 E. 39th Ave, Suite 204/216
Denver, CO 80239
Drop off location: 6446 Hampden Ave #250, Denver, CO 80222. Call 720-254-8570
6240 W. 54th Avenue
6400 Arapahoe Road
Trash Doctor of Colorado
Donate household items and clothing to:
You can also contact certain donation centers for pick-up of large items or large loads.