Q: Do I need to be present during organizing sessions?
A: Absolutely. I firmly believe that clients need to participate fully in the organizing process so they can learn skills and maintain the system we have put in place. We will work together to find what works best for you and make the changes needed to meet your goals.
Q: Shouldn’t I be able to do this without help?
A: People have different abilities, strengths and interests. Similarly to people who hire accountants to do their taxes or personal trainers to help them get into better physical shape, people who hire professional organizers do so to enlist expert help to complete the project efficiently. A professional organizer can draw on years of experience with a variety of clients to offer the best solution for you, will hold you accountable to your goals, and can teach you skills that you will be able to use on your own.
Q: How long will it take?
A: This depends on the scope of your project, the pace at which you prefer to work, and the amount of work you are able to complete between our sessions.
Q: What is your fee structure?
A: I charge on an hourly basis with payment due at the time of service. Sessions are typically 3-4 hours in length, though this is determined on a case-by-case basis to accommodate special considerations such as ADD and physical restrictions.
Q: Will I be forced to get rid of possessions like you see on TV?
A: No. It is totally up to you to decide whether an item will stay or be let go. My role is to help you meet your stated goals for the functionality and appearance of your space. I will challenge you as needed to ensure that you are making decisions that are consistent with your goals, but I will never force you to part with something.
Q: What is the hardest part of the process?
A: Getting started.