Professional Organizer, Solutions by Scott Professional Organization Services
Washington, DC - based Solutions by Scott LLC was founded and operates through the creative expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of Scott Roewer. Scott is one of the Nation's inaugural Certified Professional Organizers® (CPO®) earning this designation in 2007. In May 2008, Scott Roewer was honored with the Professional Organizer of the Year award, bestowed on him by his peers in NAPO-WDC. His professional associations begin with the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). In May 2008, Scott completed his second term as President of the NAPO Washington, DC - Metro Chapter and continues on the Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President. In April of 2007 Scott was honored as he was appointed to the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®). He serves as the Director of Technology for the BCPO. Scott is also an active member of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) and has earned the title, Chronic Disorganization Specialist. Roewer also is a member of the Top Shelf Advisory Panel for Closets Magazine, servicing the closet and home organization industry. There he shares his thoughts, ideas, realities and concerns of professionals in the closet industry.
Through formal training, natural talent, and the highest standards of professionalism and client service, Scott provides valuable counsel to a variety of clients for their homes, businesses, and time management. A friend once joked, "Scott has been organized since he could say the word container." Although that may be a tad extreme, Scott has been assisting others for years as they begin to put their homes, businesses and lives in order.
Solutions by Scott has day and evening hours available as well as weekends.
Scott was a public school music educator for seven years while living in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Nebraska - Lincoln in Music Education and earned a Masters of Education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. This educational background serves Scott well by allowing him to demonstrate the necessary communications and patience to best position his clients for success in maintaining the organizational and time management systems that are established.
Closet Organization - Removing the Existing Closet
Home Maintenance Expert Scott Roewer discusses removing the existing closet.
Scott Roewer: Hi! I am Scott Roewer of solutionsbyscott.
com. I am a Certified Professional Organizer. And in this segment, I am teaching you how to organize your closet like a pro. We are going to move on now and remove this existing shelf and pole, so we can put in a much better system called Elfa. In order to do that, you are going to need a few tools. First, my favorite drill. You may need a pry bar to loosen some of the boards that are attached to the wall. We want to be safe, so we are going to wear some safety goggles and also a box knife or an exacto knife so we can cut along the edges. So to begin, the very first thing I am going to do is remove the pole. Your pole maybe screwed in underneath the bracket, but ours is simply going to lift out. Next, top shelf. The top shelf may be screwed in, you may need to put some extra pressure in there, so just look for screws that are attached and if not, just give it a good little shove. After the shelf, the next thing I am going to do is the brackets. If your brackets have paints over the screws, you may need to scrape out that paint so you can actually get the screws undone. We will remove the brackets. And then the next step will be the boards that are attached to the drywall. This is where it could get a little messy and you may need a pry bar. So do it as carefully as you can, so you are not to damage the drywall. If you do, I will be showing you how to patch up the drywall shortly. So, now that the hard part is done, I have a little repair to do here. So you can see there is a stray nail, so I am going to pull this out with the hammer, and the paint and some cocking that fixed where the shelf was, is still there. So I am going to scrape that off and then any holes or any other damage, I am going to fill that with a fresh coat of mud. Ad hoc once the drywall mud is dry and you have sanded; that's when you would take time to paint. We have decided, since the back of this closet is going to be covered by clothes, we are going to save a little time and a little money by not painting the back of the closet. So, I am going to get started here in fixing up the wall. Well, the hard work is finished. Now we are going to move on to something what I think is a little more fun. We are going to sort through everything, I am going to teach you some rules of downsizing, so you at home can continue to organize your closet like a pro. Stay tuned.