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A Housekeeper’s Guide to Keeping Their Clients Organized

From carrying out various cleaning activities like sweeping, mopping, and polishing, ensuring that all

rooms are inspected with items put in their right places, your job as a housekeeper can be very tasking.

Nevertheless, as a housekeeper, you most likely know that your job does not end with creating a clean

and arranged environment for your clients. You are also often laden with the responsibility of putting

systems in place to help your clients maintain their environment and stay organized even after you’ve

left. Doing this will help your clients live a better and more organized life and make your job easier

when you come back for major housekeeping duties.

Here are a few ways to keep your clients organized when you are away….

PLAN DAILY MINI-CHORES

A large fraction of your clients consist of people who hate to do chores or extremely busy people who

don’t have time to do housekeeping duties. Whatever category they fall under, you need to understand that

doing chores is not their forte. Instead of giving them a long list of chores, you can break them into mini

daily chores. Tasks like taking their dirty plates to the sink, placing their dirty clothes in a hamper or

laundry basket, disposing of irrelevant paper documents into the trash, etc. are good examples. These

are small tasks that your clients wouldn’t mind doing because they don’t look like chores. These

seemingly small tasks will help your clients gradually build a habit of organization and keep their

immediate environment in order.

STORE ITEMS TO SUIT THEIR LIFESTYLE

You can help your clients stay organized by arranging storage items to accommodate their lifestyles. For

example, if your client typically undresses in their room, it would be wise to place a hamper not too far

from their bed instead of their laundry room. This way, it becomes easier for them to throw their clothes

in the hamper instead of on the floor. Similarly, if your client is fond of eating late-night snacks in their

room, you may want to consider putting a bin not too far from their bed.

CARVE OUT MESSY SPOTS

Accept that everywhere in your client’s home can’t be organized every time. Sometimes, a little bit of

clutter is allowed. You can give your clients areas they can be a bit messy with, like their junk drawers,

home offices, or even closets. Let them have a semblance of their daily routine without having to

change overnight. As long as they know where everything they need is, a little mess isn’t bad.

While you incorporate these tips, remember that your clients may not adjust to them immediately, so you

have to be patient. Walk with them and make tweaks where necessary. You can also come up with other

creative tips to keep your clients organized.

Got some ideas? Share them with us in the comment section below.

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Sweet Sandy Wiggins, a resident of Oneonta, grew up with a love of organizing and rearranging spaces in her own home. Her friends and family lovingly refer to her as the “girl scout” of the group because of her knack for keeping things organized and beautified. Her passion for decluttered space and eye catching order landed her a spot on the OWL team. She is married to her best friend, Dwight, of 27 years and has three wonderful grandchildren to dote on. Sandy loves meeting new people, creating happy spaces for our clients and caring for those closest to her. We are blessed to have her on the team!

Stacie is a coveted member of our OWL team. She has an eye for organization and design that will make you wonder why she didn’t pursue this passion full time! A project manager by day, her life revolves around order and keeping everyone on track. As a weekend warrior, she assists in Saturday projects and makes our clients wish they could hire her for weeks at a time! She lives in Trussville with her husband, daughter and two dogs and enjoys spending time with friends and family, yard sale hopping and Alabama football (Roll Tide!).

Margaret Hale, the beautiful southern belle from Birmingham, is our newest addition to OWL.

She is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management and a professional chef. Margaret has worked for Southern living, owns a catering company and co-owned a restaurant in Huntsville, AL. Since cooking wasn’t her only passion, she decided to join our team and expand on her love of organizing and home décor. Her eye for flare and spirit of excellence makes her the perfect addition to our team.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being in ministry, and creating the best new recipes around.

For many years Susan has been the go-to organizer and stager for her friends and family. Having a long-time passion and naturally inclined skill set for making spaces purposeful, she decided to pursue a career in the industry. She has an endearing and meaningful memory of decorating her bedroom as a child. This included transforming bar stools into multi-story Barbie Doll townhouses. In her past lives, Susan was a Restaurateur, Executive Sales Manager, and a Cosmeceutical Sales Rep. When asked about her biggest accomplishment, she’ll gush about her gratitude for the blessing of having raised a good and decent human being. Her son is currently a grad student at the University of Florida’s MBA program.

Susan resides in Birmingham with her husband of twenty-six years and their pack of fur babies. This includes four cats and a “little” 110 lb. dog. Her lifelong platform is animal rescue and advocation.

“No matter how educated, talented, rich, or cool you believe you are, how you treat others ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.”

Meet Miranda! The one that keeps our wheels turning and always answers the phone with a smile on her face.

She loves fishing, family, and all things nerd – which is 1000% why we love her so much!

Miranda lives in Odenville with her husband, precious baby boy, and a sassy cat.