Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a professional organizer?
A: The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) defines a professional organizer as someone who uses tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and helping individuals take control of their belongs, professional organizers reduce stress, increase productivity and promote a sense of peace and harmony in one’s personal space.
Q: What organizational method(s) do you use?
A: The goal of professional organizing is to decrease the amount of time it takes a client to maintain their homes and enjoy their living spaces – this can also be referred to as tidying. The KonMari Method is a practical and effective way to simplify, organize, and create a home that is void of clutter. This method was created by Japanese cleaning expert, Marie Kondo and focuses on two steps: 1. Get rid of what does not bring you joy and 2. Designate a place for what does bring you joy.
Q. What is the difference between tidying and cleaning?
A. Cleaning is removing dirt and dust that naturally accumulates. Tidying is putting things away where they belong. It is difficult to clean a room that is not tidy.
Q: Are your services tailored to specifically meet my needs?
A: Yes! Through each step of the process, we will work together to find your “sweet spot” and create a custom organization and/or design plan just for you. The process will include several steps: Phone Consultations, Hands-On Sessions and 30-day Follow-up Call.
Q: How long does it take to organize a cluttered space?
A: With two people (you and me), a typical room or closet can be done in 1-2 sessions. It depends on how much you have, how fast decisions are made and other variables.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The rate for all organization and tidying services is $30 per hour. A minimum of 2.5 hours is required in order to book an appointment.
Q: How do I pay for your services?
A: Payment is due in full at the completion of each session. All payments are non-refundable. Unused hours or sessions may be rescheduled. We accept cash, credit card, and PayPal only at this time. Remember, there’s no price tag on freeing your mind and time.
Q: Is our work together confidential?
A: All services are provided with 100% confidentiality, privacy and no judgement.
Q: Should I do anything before you come?
A: Yes. Please ensure all spaces are in safe working conditions, but please do not clean. The purpose of our work together is to help you feel less-stressed, more organized and calm. Simply put away any personal items you do not want to be viewed and ensure firearms are under lock and key. Children and house-trained pets are perfectly welcomed!
Q: I’m ready to get started. What are the next steps?
A: Congratulations! The first step is to schedule an introductory call to clarify your needs and determine the best way to work together. Click here to get started!