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Organize & Maximize offers services for your home, home office and professional offices. Our services include, but are not limited to, workflow and space design, file management, preparing for estate sales, home staging, time management, project management and email and electronic file management.

Services for Home and Home Office

  • Home Office Organizing
  • File Management/ Purging/ Archiving
  • Workflow & Space Design Assessment
  • Bill Paying /Incoming Mail Systems
  • Tax Receipt Organizing
  • Garage, Closet, Kitchen & Kid’s Rooms Organizing
  • Photo & Memorabilia Organizing
  • Home Inventory/Disaster Preparedness
  • Packing/Moving/Estate Sales
  • Downsizing & Life Transitions
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Marlene organizes garages, storage units, kitchens, pantries, closets, photographs, memorabilia, children’s rooms, etc.

Her specialty is home offices. When working with home files, Marlene can help condense hundreds of unrelated files into about a dozen essential categories that would contain all the information needed and drastically cut down on search time.

Marlene will show you the secret of success in controlling your incoming mail, bills, catalogs, credit card offers and junk mail. She will also teach you what to do with all those flyers about upcoming events that you want to keep, but have nowhere to put and usually lose.

Students often find it difficult to keep track of time and Marlene works well with them and takes into account special needs like ADD/ADHD.


Marlene has a unique system for packing and moving that uses color coding, labels in English and Spanish and a separate alphabetical index locator system which eliminates searching through boxes. This system is much more detailed than a moving company's general subject/room on a box. It's a system that you can keep with you and can be used for storage units, as well.

Downsizing & Life Transitions

Often families of the elderly either do not have time or find it difficult to go through the contents of their relative’s home. In addition to packing, moving and getting the house ready for sale a Professional Organizer can assist with getting items sorted for relatives, placed in a memory book or help select items for storage. Often our older relatives want to keep items that have memories attached to them and Marlene is able to create unique ways to preserve the memories without using space.

Marlene also helps families of the deceased deal with personal effects left behind. Services are available for in-town and out of town relatives and include sorting, packing, mailing, clean-up, repairs, charitable donations, estate sales, home staging and home sale.

Home Staging

Marlene is an Accredited Staging Professional Realtor® which enables her to coordinate services to bring the highest dollar for the sale of your home. She works with a network of highly qualified area professionals to assure that your home looks its best whether it’s lived in or vacant. Marlene can get your home ready for sale and packed to move.

“Home Staging” helps your house stand out from other homes on the market. Realtors will want to show a “Staged Home” and buyers remember the house that looked like a model!

Network Services

Organize and Maximize is part of a large network of area professionals representing almost every service needed for home and office. Whether you have a home in need of repair, or have no one to turn to for help with errands, Marlene can refer you to competent professionals to choose from.

Home Statistics

Garages are rated as the most disorganized place in the house and a place the entire family uses.

Clutter causes stress and is usually the result of not having a system for where an item gets stored and postponing the decision to create one. Did you know that, according to the National Soap & Detergent Assoc., getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of housework?

We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time.

We use 20% of what we file, 80% is never looked at. It’s just there to make it harder to find the stuff we use!

In one year 37 companies sent 1800 catalogs weighing 494 pounds to one home!

Services and Workshops for Businesses

  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Mail Management
  • Paper Management
  • File Assessment and Archiving
  • Workflow Improvement/ Space Design Assessment
  • Email & Electronic File Management
  • Meeting & Agenda Preparation
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Individual & Group Training
  • One on One Instruction
  • Team Building
  • Stress Reduction
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Office: Services That Promote Productivity, Profit and Positive Change

Find anything in 5 seconds!

Marlene employs a system that will enable you to find anything in your office in 5 seconds. She teaches techniques to keep desks, mail, files, emails and workflow organized which results in improved time management and promotes a stress free environment. The entire business environment, mission and employees' comfort levels are taken into account. Services are delivered with a holistic approach which encourages combining positive thought with action. She streamlines office activities and develops systems for project management, time management, work flow solutions, email and paper file management.

Marlene focuses on helping individuals and businesses attain a high level of efficiency through group training, workshops, assessments and one on one sessions. With her system, you and your company will achieve higher productivity and profits through positive change.

Business Statistics

The Wall Street Journal reports that the average US executive loses 6 weeks a year retrieving misplaced information from messy desks and files.

Average employees have about 37 hours of unfinished work on their desks and spend 3 hours per week sorting piles trying to find papers for the next project to work on.

American workers collectively spend 9 million hours daily looking for lost or misplaced information.

It costs about $25,000 to fill a four drawer file cabinet holding 18,000 sheets of paper and over $21,000 a year to maintain it. (Gartner Group, Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young)


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