FAQ

active file box 2Why should I hire a professional organizer?

If disorder is putting pressure on your life, family or career, then you will benefit from organizing services. Sometimes people just need ideas to get them started; sometimes people need step-by-step help. Whatever your need, the initial consultation is worth your time.

Do I need to “clean up” before you come and organize?

No. In fact, I would love to see your space “as is” so I can suggest strategies to serve you better. Please don’t worry about your mess. I have seen many clients with similar circumstances. I also specialize in re-purposing what you already own, so there is no need for you to buy organizing supplies before the first session. Toward the end of the project, specific containers may be suggested for purchase.

What happens during the consultation?

The consultation includes a walk-through of your home, especially in the most cluttered areas. I will ask you questions to determine your needs and desires, as well as take “before” photographs. You and I will make a plan together, and decide on a date for the first organizing session. During this time, you are also welcome to ask questions.

What should I expect from the first organizing session?

The first session is three to four hours and always involves sorting and reducing. During that process, we give away, throw away, recycle and sort the keep items by category. It may seem daunting at first, but as you get into a rhythm, it does get easier. No need for concern. I will help you through the entire process. At the end, I will give you assignments to complete before the next session.

How much time does it take to organize a room?

That depends on the size of the room, and how much clutter is present. For a complete organizing project, a bedroom or living room may take 8-10 hours, a kitchen 10-15 hours, and an office or garage 16-20 hours. During the consultation, I will give you an estimate of the time needed to organize each space.

Do you work with ADD and ADHD clients?

Yes, in fact, I have had great success working with this wonderful and creative group of people! Using visual aids, focusing on process steps, and managing emotions helps all personality types and learning styles engage in good organizing principles.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, please let me know via email or phone if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, and I will send one to you. This is a wonderful way to introduce a client, friend or family member to my services.