Sasha Goldner Johnson & Brenda Ronzi
Co-Owners of 6 Degrees of Organization
Interview by Wendy McCance
Today I would like to introduce Sasha Johnson one of two owners who have created the company, 6 Degrees of Organization to help homeowners with their organizational needs. With a new year upon us, what better time than now to make your resolution to get your home in order a reality. Read about this innovative company and the services that are offered in the interview below.
Hi Sasha, thanks so much for meeting with me today. Let’s begin by talking about the owners of the business and how you met?
Brenda Ronzi and myself are the owners. We met in 9th grade so we have known each other for over 30 years. We trust each other completely and really enjoy working together.
Where did you get the idea for the name 6 Degrees of Organization?
We have been lucky, getting all of our work through word of mouth, hence 6 Degrees of Organization (separation).
How long has 6 Degrees of Organization been in business?
Where did the idea for the business come from and what made you decide to put the idea into action?
In 2003 I had major surgery and a subsequent lengthy recovery. My house got totally out of control so I hired two people to help organize my kid’s rooms, their toy room and my kitchen. It really aided in my recovery and lowered the stress for everyone in my household. After I had fully recovered I had a friend who was in distress and needed some organizing help so a friend and I tried our hands at it and realized we had a knack for it. We seem to mix organizing, cleaning and light therapy all together and it works very well!
What are some of the services you offer?
We offer organizing of any room inside the home, packing for a move, unpacking after a move, getting ready for a move including staging the room with the items you already have in your home. We also do light cleaning as we organize the room.
How long does a typical house take to organize?
It’s a very custom individualized experience based on how big the home is, what the goals are (packing, basic organizing, moving and how quickly the owner of the home is comfortable making decisions.) Generally I’d say 1 room in a 5 hour day of work is the average.
What are the most in-demand type of organizing services your clients request?
We get a lot of calls for spring cleaning, getting ready for the holidays and major life events such as preparing to bring a new baby home, getting ready to retire and down-size, empty-nesters, and actually being generally overwhelmed in the daily life of being a Mom. Whether they work inside the home or outside of the home, it’s very common. We all get stressed and need a helping hand and it can be hard to see the forest through the trees when it’s your own possessions that you have an emotional attachment to. That’s why having us come in with fresh eyes, an understanding disposition and a let’s get this place in shape attitude works so well for our clients.
How much do you charge for your services?
We charge a flat rate of $30 per hour per worker and there are always two of us on site.
Any specials you offer clients or to people who refer a client to you?
As a thank you for all of the word of mouth recommendations we have received we began giving out a gift card or Groupon for a massage or similar type gift to our clients that refer us. Returning clients also get a discounted hourly price.
What communities do you work within?
We work in the following areas:
Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Franklin, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Troy, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills.
What are some of your favorite services that are offered and why?
We really enjoy working on bedrooms because that is the place where most people need a comfortable, organized and relaxed environment. We also really like working on living and dining rooms because it seems to be an area where a great impact can be made. We love going through clothes with our clients and helping them to get their closets in shape. We also package up what our clients don’t need anymore and would like to donate to help assist the community.
Any good organizing suggestions you can share?
The new Container Store is a great place but so is Target! Honestly it’s all about each client’s budget. If there is money for units and containers, that’s great, but we often make due with what a client already has on hand to help keep their costs down. Big storage Tupperware containers from Target labeled properly are always a hit!
Who is your typical customer?
Typically our customers are Moms who do it all in their families and just need a helping hand. Even if their husbands aren’t totally sold in the beginning they are by the end when they can come into a well-organzied stress-free home.
How can people who are interested in your services get in touch with you?
The fastest way to reach us is by text or email.
Thank you so much Sasha for taking the time to do this interview with us today!
If you would like to schedule an appointment to get a room organized contact Sasha Johnson at:
Text - 248-514-6244
Email - [email protected]
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