Q. How much do you charge?
A. Not as much as you might think! Initial appointments are $250, and include 3 hours of hands-on organizing, plus a follow-up plan detailing a vision for your space and suggested next steps. We also offer a sliding scale on our rates based on your budget and needs, and work with you to arrange tag sales, tax-deductible donations, and online transactions -- anything and everything to help SAVE you money in the long run.

Q. How long will it take?
A. That depends! I work at *your* pace, without rushing you -- unless you *want* someone to crack the whip. Some projects can be done in one three-hour session. For larger projects, we can meet weekly, monthly, seasonally, or just whenever you need a little extra push.

Q. How do you work?
A. Before we even meet, we'll have a phone conversation to make sure we're a good fit, and I will send you a simple 3-question survey to assess your priorities. When I arrive, we dive right in to whatever area you've decided is most important. You don't need to clean up before I come -- I like to see you in your natural habitat! We'll work with tools you probably already have at hand, like ziplocs, paper bags and empty boxes.

Q. Who is organizing right for?
A. Everyone! You don't have to be on "Hoarders" to benefit from an organizer. Even organizers use other organizers! Everyone can benefit from an outside perspective to help you find better ways to live and work in your space.

Q. Why choose Wits End?
A. Organizing can be overwhelming for many people. I try to make it as pain-free as possible, through humor, good communication, and a positive attitude. We'll work at your pace, take breaks if you need them, and make sure you end up feeling good about both the process and the results.

Melanie is a wonderful organizer with great instincts and wicked high energy.
— J, Somerville

Melanie is authentic and it's comfortable to be with her. She's working hard even while engaged in great conversation. Bottom line: a great organizer, a thoughtful person. A real mensch!
— L, Roslindale

Melanie is very smart and experienced. She knew how to motivate me.
— L, Lexington

Melanie Raelin


Because your keys won't come when you call them.