Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a professional Organizer?
A. A Professional Organizer is someone who works with you to remove clutter or disorganization from your space. They help to create a more functional and lasting system in your home that will leave you feeling more relaxed, less stressed, and more productive in your everyday life.
Q. Why should I hire a Professional Organizer?
A. A Professional Organizer is more like a coach, someone to encourage you and help you get through something that may seem overwhelming or even impossible to begin. I am there to sort, pare down, de-clutter, file, organize, and arrange your space into a more functional and pleasant place to live.
Q. How do I start working with a Professional Organizer?
A. Contact Me! I will contact you within 24 hours on the phone or through email to see what type of service(s) you are interested in and then schedule a Needs Assessment Consultation.
Q. What is a Needs Assessment Consultation?
A. A Needs Assessment is a free 1-hour consultation where we will meet at your home or business and discus your project(s). You don’t need to change or clean a thing, because it helps an organizer to see your space as it is normally. We will discus what is working, what is not working, and if you have any visions for the space. I will take pictures and measurements of the space, with your permission, and use them to come up with a plan of action. If you decide that I am the Professional Organizer for you, then we will schedule a start date!
Q. How much does it cost?
A. My rate is $75 / hour with a 3 hour minimum. I usually work in 3-hour sessions at a time, but we can always discus a longer session if that works better for you. Check out my rates on the Services pages for more details.
Q. Do I need anything before we start?
A. No, it’s better to see what we have to work with first. Many times I have found that clients will already have things that will work, so no need to purchase supplies before we start. We can always discus if there might be supplies that would really help the space to be organized later. You are never obligated or will feel pressured from me about purchasing supplies. That decision is entirely up to you, how you want the space the look, and your budget.
Q. Will an organizer make me throw everything away?
A. No way, absolutely not. An organizer’s job is to help the client to pare down, remove clutter, and re-organize while creating systems that will work for their home or business. That being said, ALL decisions of what needs to be removed are completely up to the client.
Q. How does the removing of clutter or paring down work?
A. We will first sort all of the like items in an area we are working on and then divide them up into containers that will be to keep, donate, or trash.
Q. Do I have to work with you?
A. That is entirely up to you. We are faster when we can make decisions together, but some clients don’t want to be involved in every detail. You have options and I am open to working whichever way works best for you.
Option 1: Working a long side me in the process.
Option 2: Working with me to pare down materials and then letting me organize the space.
Option 3: Letting me organize the space without you (This works if the client is working or doesn’t have time to be there and just gives details about what they want.) I completely understand that some clients may not want to be involved; they just want it to get done.
Q. Do you have a cancellation fee?
A. Yes, I do have a cancellation policy. I prefer a 48-hour cancellation notice by phone, email, or text. At the time that the appointment is scheduled, I will take a check for my hourly rate to hold your scheduled appointment. If you cancel the appointment with in the 24-hour window of your scheduled appointment time, you will be charged for the $50 hourly rate. I have a cancellation fee due to the fact that it is very difficult to fill a session at the last minute. I appreciate your courtesy in helping to keep schedules organized in keeping with the 48-hour cancellation call, email, or text.
Q. Is being organized really that important?
A. YES! When we are organized, we are less stressed, free to do things we want to do, more in control, more productive, and just have an overall feeling of calm and serenity in the place we spend so much of our time, our home.
Q. Are these sessions confidential?
A. ABSOULUTELY! When you hire me as your Professional Organizer, I will respect your privacy and everything we organize and tackle together will be between you and me. I will not judge you or your situation in anyway.
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