What does a Professional Organizer actually do
Professional Organizers create personalized solutions to increase the efficiency of any home or office. They can help you eliminate clutter, organize what’s left, restore balance and order, and maximize your time and resources.
How does the process work?
Step 1. Connecting
The process usually begins with a phone call where we discuss your needs. You’re free to ask me any questions you like. If we feel we can work together, we’ll book the first appointment at a mutually convenient time.
Step 2. Assessment
During the initial part of the first work session, we’ll talk in more detail about your desires and goals, what works for you and what doesn’t. I will ask for a tour of the entire home, if you’re comfortable with that, even if we are working in only one room. We may find a better spot for some items which are taking up space in the area we’re tackling. The assessment part of this first session is free and is intended to complete the evaluation we began on the phone. Together we’ll create an action plan and establish attainable goals.
Step 3. Getting to work
We sort whatever needs to be organized into different categories as required, such as: keep, move to another room, recycle, donate, sell, toss, repair, shred, and undecided. Throughout this process, we can also place items in bags and boxes for sorting and for giveaways, recyclables, and garbage. If requested, I can bring these items, as well as newspaper to wrap fragile items. I will also help you develop personalized systems which maximize efficiency and space, to maintain a more peaceful, productive, and enjoyable home or office environment.
What happens to the items I don’t want?
Either you or I can take bags or boxes of unwanted goods to a place like Renaissance. I can also help arrange pick-up of larger items. We can sell or trade some of the more valuable items. I try my best to avoid contributing to the ever-growing landfill.
How long does the average organizing project take?
The amount of time depends on the scope of the project, as well as how decisive and focused you are. Clients are usually surprised and pleased by how much we can accomplish in a single session. If there is a deadline, I am able to accommodate you by working in a more intensive way. Dealing with paper is what usually takes the longest.
Will you make me throw away my stuff?
I never tell anyone to get rid of anything. I am happy to support you in the process, but the decision is always yours. I will help you dispose of your cast-offs in an ecological manner.
How do I know you are the right organizer for me?
Just as you would if you were hiring any other professional, check out experience, training, reviews, and background. During the telephone consultation, feel free to ask as many questions as you like. If we feel we can work together, we’ll book the first appointment. When we meet in person, you will know for sure. Trust your instinct. I am very approachable and open to feedback.