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Yelp Names Most Organized Cities in the U.S.

As a new year begins, and people around the world set New Year’s resolutions — committing to regular exercise, practicing meditation, or starting a gratitude journal — many people are resolving to organize their homes, and keep them that way throughout 2021. Analyzing five years of Yelp data from 2015 to 2019 reveals that consumer interest for home organizers spikes early in the year. In fact, so many people across the country get organized and reset during the month of January that it led to the designation of January 14th as National Organize Your Home Day. 

To celebrate National Organize Your Home Day, we’re naming the “Most Organized Cities” in the U.S. To determine the list, Yelp’s Data Science team measured consumer interest in home organization businesses — including reviews, photos and page views — as a share of consumer interest for all home services businesses among the largest U.S. cities over the last two years (December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2020). We identified the top professional home organizer in each city using a number of factors including total volume and ratings of reviews. 

As we reported in our 2021 Home Trend Forecast, searches for and review mentions of home organization business increased 39% in 2020 compared to 2019*, and searches and review mentions for home organizers were up 56% in September 2020 compared to July 2020, indicating a steady increase in interest in home organization. 

Jeni Aron of Clutter Cowgirl, a top-rated Brooklyn, NY-based home organization business, says, “Getting your home organization projects started can often be the hardest part. Just a few sessions with a professional will put you on the right track, and set you up for the year with a tidy, chaos-free home for you and your family.” 

Yelp makes it easy to find the best organization pros and ensure that they’re the right fit for you: Read reviews about working with the business, then use the Request a Quote feature to instantly message up to 10 home organization businesses. You’ll receive pricing estimates, availability, and more information about their ways of working within minutes. 

The Most Organized Cities in the U.S., According to Yelp 

  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. Cincinnati, OH
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Portland, OR 
  5. New York, NY
  6. Raleigh, NC
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Scottsdale, AZ
  9. Arlington, VA 
  10. Boston, MA 

As you consider how to declutter and maximize your space in the coming year, Yelp can help you find and hire a highly-rated, trusted professional for home organization. Millions of users come to Yelp to find trusted home pros, in fact, in November and December of 2020, nearly 1.2 million projects were generated using the Request a Quote feature. 

To help you make the most of your space, later this month, we’re kicking off the New Year with a special home improvement giveaway just for Yelp Elite members. To enter to win $4,000 to transform your home, head to yelpfivestarspace.com on January 27. 

Is organizing your home one of your New Year’s resolutions? Tell us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @yelp!

*September 2020 compared to September 2019