Q: What are the benefits of hiring an organizing expert?
A: We will assess which areas of your life or business are challenging to you. We will then provide ideas, information, structure, solutions, and systems. These solutions will help you see your life differently, change old habits, understand why you are disorganized, increase your productivity, lessen stress, and improve your self-image.
Q: Can disorganized people really change?
A: Just like musical talent, artistic ability, or athletic ability, organizing is something some people have a natural affinity for and others have to learn. Over time, by working with an expert, it is definitely possible for disorganized people to learn and apply the principles of organization and dramatically transform their lives.
Q: Isn’t organizing just about throwing things away?
A: Yes and no. Letting things go is indeed part of the organizing process, however, there’s more to it than that. Our goal is to our clients how to determine which items have present and future value and which do not, to teach them how to set up simple, sustainable home and work systems, and how to separate emotion from physical objects.
Q: Do you actually do the work or will you just come and tell me how to do it?
A: We do both! The role of an organizing expert is to be a consultant, a teacher, and at times a worker bee. It’s our job to help you solve your organizing challenges by identifying the causes, and creating and implementing solutions that you can maintain long term. During the process, we also help you learn to make decisions, which is a crucial skill for anyone who wants to change their life permanently.
As for hands-on organizing help, yes we do that. Some clients want hands-on help with the process, sorting, categorizing, and setting up systems. Other clients are self-motivated but need an expert to create a game plan that they can implement on their own. We will meet you wherever you are.
Q: Will my sessions be confidential?
A: We are aware that our clients place a high level of trust in us and we value and honor that. As members of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), we abide by a Code of Ethics to ensure that all client information remains confidential.
Q: Isn’t working with an organizing expert expensive?
A: Well, it’s not five bucks. Depending on the scope of the project, the investment varies. How expensive is your chaos? What does being disorganized cost you? Remember that "expensive" doesn't just mean that something costs a lot of money. It can also mean that it costs time, energy, happiness, fulfillment, self-image and productivity. It can sometimes cost a relationship. All these things are
How many times have you needed an item you KNEW you already had but couldn't find? How many times have you been embarrassed by being late, missing a meeting, or double-booking yourself? How can you put a price on effective living?
Our services aren’t Made In China. They’re not a thing you add to your life; our services add value to your life. Organizing your life is an investment in your happiness and is the first step to fulfilling your purpose, which is to express your gifts, talents and passions in the world. Until now, chaos and disorganization have kept you from doing that.
As for rates, several factors apply, and we offer a number of different services from action planning to facilitating family meetings, to hands-on organizing.
It's best for us to have a phone conversation about your needs and the scope of your project. This will give us an opportunity to see if we are a good fit for each other, and we’ll be able to agree on which services are right for you.
Q: How long does the organizing process take?
A: The length of time will depend on a number of factors. Some of these factors include your goals, your level of motivation, the scope of the project, the complexity of the project and how quickly decisions can be made and solutions implemented. Some projects can be completed in just one session. Larger projects may take two, three, or more sessions. We also offer monthly maintenance packages to help keep you accountable and “in action” in the areas you’re most challenged by, until you feel confident that your new habits and routines are solidly in place.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We collect payment at the conclusion of each session. You are welcome to use cash, personal or business check, or a major credit card. Speaking engagements and trainings are secured with a 50% deposit, and the balance is due the date of delivery.