HOLMDEL, N.J. — As with a lot of homeowners, Nicholas Teetelli’s garage was a disaster, an overstuffed hodgepodge of tools, seasonal supplies and things in that weird suburban purgatory — not yet ready to be tossed out, but no longer essential. “It looked like I could have been on an episode of ‘Hoarders,’” he said. “I kept saying, ‘I need to take care of this.’”

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“It’s so cool,” said Mr. Teetelli, 58, who also keeps two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in his garage.

Some homeowners skip the big-ticket items like epoxy floors and heating and go straight for the organization. Sort It Out, a firm in Scarsdale, N.Y., helps people organize their houses. The owners, Mauri Zemachson and Jamie Seslowe, usually show potential clients the garage of Ms. Zemachson, a mother of three.

Tall metal shelves are neatly lined with gardening supplies; Halloween decorations; balloons and bubbles; housewares like light bulbs, picture hooks and paper towels; and assorted sports equipment, including helmets for football, hockey and bicycling. A shoe tree holds 18 pairs of athletic shoes. Everything is labeled.

“Most of our clients are mothers who need order,” Ms. Zemachson said. She spoke from experience.