Frequently asked questions
What is a Professional Organizer?
An individual focused on removing clutter and turning disorganized spaces into functional, yet visually appealing rooms in order to enhance the lives of clients and reduce stress. A Professional Organizer educates clients on how to become and remain organized in their daily lives.
Who hires a Professional Organizer?
Our clients are successful people who wish to gain control over their clutter in order to be more productive. Some are completely disorganized, fed up and don’t know where to begin. Others are organized by nature, but lack the time to get caught up or tackle certain projects. If your goal is to spend less time searching for things and more time enjoying them, you could greatly benefit from hiring a professional organizer.
Where do we start?
The initial residential consultation is $45 (up to one hour). During the consultation, we will discuss your needs – to find out what is working in your home or office and what is not. I photograph your space and take notes regarding the issues you are having, so that I can determine a plan of action. From there, we set up a schedule to conquer the clutter. A $90 deposit is required at the time we schedule our first work day. (For design projects, a 50% deposit toward chosen package is required.)
Should I clean up before you arrive?
No. We really need to see how you live on a daily basis. This helps us identify which areas may be sources of clutter.
How does the process work?
We will not enter your home or office and force you to toss out all of your precious possessions and important papers. Our goal is simply to help you prioritize and get rid of the clutter that has taken over your space. Each client is unique; therefore each solution is customized to meet the needs of our clients.
The amount of time spent sorting and purging will vary. We work swiftly and efficiently and our goal is for you to see progress after the first day. How quickly we work depends on the ability of our clients to make decisions. At the end of those work days, we haul away the items you have chosen to donate (or you can arrange a donation pick up for large amounts) and often assign “homework” that our clients can work on until our next appointment.
We try to reuse items that you already own, if possible. But there are often tried and true solutions (containers, bins, baskets, etc.) that work more efficiently. Once we present suggestions for supplies, we can implement the organizational aspect of the project. That phase is done by one of our organizers without requiring the client to be present.
What is your cancellation policy?
Everyone's time is valuable. If you need to cancel an appointment, please give 24-hours notice (text is best). If you fail to do so, two hours will be charged to your next appointment.