Before you take the plunge...
Inviting someone you don't know into your home or business can be a scary proposition - especially if you still have questions about how the process really will work. I hope to relieve some of that fear and anxiety through the FAQ listing below. If you don't get your question answered here, please feel free to contact me (even if you're not ready to book!) and I'll be glad to answer any question you have.
HOw does it work?
I start by conducting a 15 minute phone consultation with you, which is completely free. I clarify your goals for organizing and determine if I can be of help to you. If you decide that my services are not right for you after the phone consultation, that's perfectly fine! If I can help, we will setup a time for the initial on-site assessment. There is never any obligation, unless you decide to move forward with my hourly organizing services.
What takes place at the on-site assessment?
You have 2 options for the on-site assessment. Option 1 is a free estimate. The free estimate visit takes about 20 minutes. See the FAQ about the free estimate to learn more. Option 2 is a 1-hour initial consultation. I do a walk-through of the space (if organizing your space), ask a lot of questions or gather additional documents and information for other types of organizing. You'll receive a written organizing plan within 3 days. That is yours to keep with no further obligation. Sometimes, the one hour consultation and resulting plan are all you need to get started.
Will this be confidential?
Absolutely! I will never disclose any information regarding my visit to your home or place of business. I may ask you if I can post before and after pictures on my website, or ask you for a review. Those are completely optional (but much appreciated)!
Do you do the organizing work with me?
Depending on what your goals and needs are, I will be with you every step of the way, or give you a plan you can carry out on your own. If I am doing the actual physical work, you do need to be present in the space, for a couple of reasons.
- You need to be present to make decisions about your property, and
- You'll learn as you participate in the process.
Do I need to purchase things to get organized?
No. There is no obligation to purchase any additional items for organization. I will attempt to use items existing in the space to organize. You can choose to buy items - and I will help with recommendations. I can also help you shop (or shop on my own) for those items, for an additional fee.
What happens to the things I need to get rid of?
I will help you decide whether to discard, donate, or sell. I also offer a consignment service on eBay or Facebook Marketplace. We can discuss your options as we go through the process. I will also remove the donation items from your home for you so we can continue to move forward with the organization.
Is it worth the money?
I understand the process can seem expensive. However, the time you will save by no longer needing to hunt items down, or paying late fees for overdue bills, etc, will add up in no time. Not to mention the peace of mind you will gain from functioning in a more organized manner.
How do I get started?
Do you offer gift cards?
Yes - gift cards are great for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. Organizing services also make great gifts for newly weds, new homeowners, new parents, and new retirees (downsizing, anyone?).. Just go to the eGift Cards page (found under Store).
Do you offer free estimates?
Yes! The free estimate visit is usually 15-20 minutes long. I provide you a rough estimate of how long I believe the task will take and an estimated cost. I will provide options for you to consider going forward. This is a rough estimate only. Unlike other contract work, organizing depends quite a bit on you, the client. The time estimate I provide may be shorter or longer than the actual work time, depending on various factors you may control: ease of purging items, ability to move through sentimental items or paperwork, willingness or ability to do "homework," etc.