Horderly is a professional organizing business started by entrepreneur Jamie Hord and her husband, Fillip. The company’s services include home and office services, as well as helping sellers stage and sell their homes on the real estate market. Jamie spoke with 360bespoke about her company.
Question: In one sentence describe what you do
Jamie: Horderly is a professional home organizing company helping clients declutter, organize, create systems and maximize space in any and all areas in their home.
Q: What is your aesthetic?
Jamie: Clean, crisp, minimal, modern, bright, uniform.
Q: What is your design philosophy
Jamie: I use the word "decluttering" and "edit" a lot. I love "sense of clarity" with your belongings because it's so true: knowing everything that you have and exactly where its home is.
Q: What is your differential?
Jamie: My midwestern sensibilities makes clients feel more comfortable with inviting me into their home. Anxious clients end up really enjoying the process. After having the experience of living in both a big house and a small NYC apartment, I am able to work in all size projects big and small. I work super-fast and efficiently with much energy. I don't only organize but transform spaces.
Q: When did you discover this ability?
Jamie: I grew up organized … cleaning the house before my mother got home from work, organizing drawers when I was bored, etc. I believe it comes from my dad's side of the family: my grandma was very organized, which then passed on to my dad who is a perfectionist.
Q: Are their health benefits to being organized? Health benefits to being organized.
Jamie: Yes! So many! You will literally feel 10x lighter after you declutter!
Studies show that it leads you to eating better. Especially when you are organizing your fridge and pantry: you are keeping any old or perished food out thus causing less food poisoning/sickness. Clutter is stress, so eliminating it makes you happier instantly.
Less clutter will means less cleaning up, which means more time to do what you love
Organizing also helps you sleep better. If you make your bed every morning, you’ll sleep better at night and get more done during the day.
Q: Is there an emotional response to “decluttering” and getting rid of clothes and other items in your home?
Jamie: I emphasize to clients that it might be hard to get through the process of decluttering, but you have to keep an eye on what's to come: how they are going to feel when we are done. I see a lot of clients try to do this on their own and become overwhelmed, thus leading to not finishing the project. Hiring a professional will keep the energy up, hold you accountable, and make the editing process a breeze. Sometimes simply asking "do you love it?"or "do you use it?" can make the answer "no" much easier. Some people don't want to declutter because they have no idea what to do with the stuff that they are getting rid of. They don't want to just throw away nice clothes and other items. They feel better knowing that they aren't throwing away money spent but passing along these items to people in need. Having Horderly there to refer helpful connections, distribute donations and getting those items out of their house right away is worth a lot.