Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you going to make me get rid of things?

    • I can not, and I will not force you to get rid of anything you don't want to.  However, I will en​courage it if I feel it's needed so you can reach your goals for your space.  In some cases, people simply own more stuff than they have space for.  It's impossible to organize things that won't fit in space you have available.  We will discuss your goals, wants, and needs for your home, and that may mean seriously considering which items take priority over others.  

  • What is your process for getting my home organized?

    • After your initial consultation, we work on sorting, categorizing, and decluttering your belongings.  This process is important because it helps us see how much of each type of item you have.  If you have too much of a particular type of item, we may need to consider donation, selling, or recycling them.  The goal of this step is to make sure you are left with items that are truly adding value to your life.  

    • Then we can determine the best placement and system to organize those items.  If you decide you want to purchase organizing product, I will take care of it at this time.  Then we will place items in their new home.

  • How does the initial consultation work?

    • This is where you show me around your home, and we discuss exactly how you want the home to function, and your wants/needs inside your home.  Knowing your wants and needs is how we best determine a plan of action.  You will also need to be upfront and clear about your expectations for the project.  This initial consultation is extremely important.  It sets the stage for how things will work during the project.  I need to know your expectations to best serve your needs, and I will be clear in communicating my expectations, and thoughts for the space.  This visit will also determine if I am a good fit for you, and your needs. 

  • Do you work alone or do I have to be with you the whole time?

    • This depends on the work being completed.  If we are working on the sorting and editing/decluttering process, you need to present, and work along with me, as you have the final say in what items are kept and what needs to leave the house.  Once we have moved into the placement and organizing part, you can be as involved as you want.  Keep in mind that the more you are involved the less hours it will take to complete, saving you time and money.

  • How often will you be at my house, and for how long?

    • The frequency of sessions is up to you, and your schedule.  The length of sessions is also up to you, but must be a minimum of three hours.  Generally we also don’t schedule a session for any longer than 5 hours.  I have found that less than 3 hours is not enough time to accomplish a satisfactory amount of work, and more than 4-5 hours is too long for most people before they get tired, and lose motivation/momentum.  Once the motivation and momentum is lost, the job slows down, taking more hours to complete, and costing you more money over time.