Many times when people ask me what I do and I say that i’m a Professional Organizer, they don’t know exactly what that means. Some people think I organize protests and marches ( I’m not that kind of organizer.). Others think that I organize weddings and other events (sometimes. that is a service i can provide.). I usually bring up the hit TV show “Hoarders” and then everyone gets it! The reality is that only 20% of MY business will qualify as a hoarders situation, the rest is all over the board. In any case, I feel anyone deserves to have a Professional Organizer in their lives, so read below and you will gain some insight and a full picture of what I do as a Professional Organizer.
What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer is someone that helps you to overcome clutter and disorganization.
Why hire a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer not only helps you organize your situation, but they also create organized systems to help keep it that way. They are there to assist and help you through the entire process or do it for you. They are there to sit, sort, clean, file, de-clutter, de-stress and repurpose to help make your home or office a better place.
What are the benefits of getting organized?
You will find yourself having more time and less stress. You will know where everything is located. And it will make your life easier and, more importantly, happier. Disorganization effects many areas of your life.
Will I have to Throw my stuff away?
My philosophy is that you always have the final say in what you would like to keep and what you would like to get rid of. I respect your stuff and it is up to you! My job is to make it fit in your space the best way possible.
Do I need to be there during the session?
It is best to have you there to sort through your belongings together and create organizing systems that are unique for you. I can show you my decision making and give you insight. However once I know what you would like to keep and what works for you, I can do the rest without your needing to be there.
How do I get started?
Simply contact me and tell me what needs to be addressed, what rooms/areas you’d like organized, and any other details you’d like to include. I will then get back with you and we can set up a time for our initial meeting.
Will I need to buy supplies?
I try and work with what you already have. I believe that many people aren’t maximizing their space or utilizing it to the best it can be. Sometimes using different storage solutions is the best way to go to get the best use of your space. I know where to shop for inexpensive items if that is a concern. WE will discuss that during the planning process.
Will my sessions be confidential?
YES. All meetings, conversations, and questions are confidential and between the client and I. If we need to go to an outside source for help, then we will agree what information is okay to share.
What are your rates?
I rate on a sliding scale. I believe everything no matter of age, income, or size deserves a professional organizer. It also depends on size of job. For example for small shredding jobs, I charge around $10 an hour. For a large 3 bedroom home de-cluttering (non hoarding situation), I charge around $20 to $30 an hour. After my initial session with you, we will discuss a price and rate. ( We can do per hour or per project. )
What payments are accepted?
I accept cash check and credit cards, and payment is due at the end of each work session (each day). Unless otherwise discussed.
What takes place at the initial meeting?
I come and evaluate the space(s) as-is and formulate a plan of action. Then, we will discuss what problems you have with the space(s), what you would like to see change, and what is currently working for you.
Is there a time minimum that I am willing to work?
No! Whether its 30 minutes or 3 weeks, I’m here to help!
I AM also a resource to other organizers around the US. If you need to find one in YOUR area, contact me here on the blog or email me at email@example.com. I would be happy to assist!