Clutterbusters!!® today announced the signing of its first franchise agreement with a couple eager to help rid Howard County of its clutter, thus creating much more enjoyable and productive living and working environments.
Tony and Carol Corbett of Columbia, Md., had been searching for the perfect business to launch in their area. When Clutterbusters!! began offering franchise opportunities in Maryland earlier this year, the couple investigated the company and liked what they saw. They soon became first in line to invest - after many friends expressed interest in hiring such a company.
“I was looking for a business that would help me organize my own life when a friend of mine introduced me to Clutterbusters!!,” Tony said. “I could easily see the need for such a service. As a soccer coach, I had struggled to organize my gear, which was spread out all over the house, the garage and the car. I literally had balls, flags, and cones everywhere I turned.
“The fact is everybody has clutter because people are too busy and they don’t have the time, energy or skills to organize their homes in a way that allows them to keep it permanently organized,” he said. “When I told my friends I was considering this opportunity, nearly every one of them said they would be our first client.”
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 widely recognized as the premier name in professional organizing, and has achieved significant local and national exposure for its high level of client satisfaction, its unique “Team Organizing” service, its ability to handle any size or type of job including extreme hoarding, and its proprietary organizing methods and highly-regarded organizer training program.
Tony, who worked for the Baltimore City Public School System as the Manager of School Construction, said he and Carol are committed to helping Clutterbusters!! establish itself as the recognized leader in professional organizing, both in Maryland and nationally.
“The beginning of the Corbett’s Clutterbusters!! franchise is exciting not only for our company, but also for the thousands of residents of Howard County who need this kind of service,” said Betsy Fein, President of Clutterbusters!! “With the Corbett’s team-building and management ability and their history of community involvement, we are confident that they will soon be on their way to a very successful launch.”
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) offers personal, one-on-one organizing, as well as the incredibly popular “Team Organizing” service, whereby teams of up to 10 organizers are sent out, and entire homes can be professionally organized in a single day.
Clutterbusters!! organizers first evaluate the scope of the work, and 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, 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!! stated 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.
Tony anticipates the organization industry will continue to grow at its rapid pace, and fully expects Clutterbusters!! to lead the way. He believes that people will soon hire professional organizers just as routinely as they now hire a plumber or an electrician.
“This is really a perfect time to introduce this service to Howard County,” Tony said. “Getting better organized is not a luxury option—it’s a necessity for many people. And one thing is certain, time and money wasted looking for lost papers and items, the value of your living space taken over by clutter, and having to repurchase things you cannot find, is much more costly than the cost of our service. The benefits of becoming organized are truly remarkable, and it will continue to be a wise decision for families and businesses to hire a company like Clutterbusters!! to help organize their home or office space. We’re very eager to get started!”
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