Do you keep saying you need to get organized?
You have projects that need to get done, but you're just not sure how to start.
You know you have "too much stuff" but you're not sure what to do with it? Maybe you are embarrassed for someone to take a peek inside?
If you are ready to take the leap and get started but are wanting to know how the process goes, I will give it to you here.
How to work with a Professional Organizer
1. Initial Contact
First things first so let's start with the initial contact. You can call me, email me, send me a message on Facebook, or stop me in the grocery store... whatever works for you, just take that first step.
It's hard I know, I have been in your shoes, but I am here to walk with you and together we can tackle the challenges you face.
2. Phone Consultation
We will set a time for a phone chat. It usually only takes about 20 minutes. In that conversation you let me know what you are struggling with, what is going on in your home, and what you need help with. I ask questions along the way to get a clear picture of your situation.
If you are wondering what type of questions I ask, here are a few:
What is motivating you to call?
What is the size of the area we will be working?
Do you have any pets?
What is your goal for the space (what do you want it to look like when we are done)?
There are no right or wrong answers. These simple and nonjudgmental questions help me get to know you and your home better. Through this, we will discuss your goals and create a plan.
3. In-Home Consultation
The next step is an in-home consultation. You will give me a tour of your home... the entire home. Even if you are only wanting help in your master closet (that's great!), but we still tour the entire home.
The reason we do this is because your home is one unit. One area affects the other. I may see an area in a spare bedroom closet where out of season clothes could be stored. Or maybe I notice a basket in the living room which could be used to store scarves.
I will determine the length of the job and review the fees. I charge by the hour because I mirror your pace on however fast or slow you need to go.
4. Hands-On Organizing
Hands-on organizing comes next (this is my favorite part because this is where the magic happens) and is most effective when scheduled in 3-4 hour blocks. We will work together and make decisions with your direct involvement.
I will transfer organizing skills to you. What this means is you will learn how to keep the area free from clutter in the future.
If multiple sessions are needed, we can discuss any "homework" that can be done in between sessions to cut down on costs.
I will take any and all donations that will fit in my vehicle for you and you get the tax receipt! (Yep... no lugging all of that stuff yourself, I do it for you!)
The biggest question I get is-
Do I have to clean up before you come and my answer is- NO!
The biggest comment I get is-
You don't want to see my house and my answer is- YES I DO!
Organizing is about discovering what is important to you. It is about finding ways to make new systems work.
My job is to help you maximize your time and space to bring order and simplicity to your life.
If you are ready to get started, ready for a change, longing for peace in your home and schedule... I want to help you!
I would love to hear from you and hear your story!