Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to our most frequently asked questions about our services and home organization in general...
What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer is someone that helps you to overcome clutter and disorganization to make your life less stressful and your time management more efficient. He or she can also help organize areas of life outside the home - such as office spaces, estates that require clearing, and for moving and downsizing.
Why hire a Professional Organizer?
Because sometimes, we don’t have the time and energy to do it ourselves! Whether it be at home, in a busy office, or for an estate or move, everyone has a point at which if hiring outside help is in their budget, it’s very appealing to utilize.
A Professional Organizer not only helps you organize your mess, but they also create easy-to-follow systems to help keep it that way. They are there to help you through the entire process or to get down and dirty and do everything themselves. They are there to sit, sort, clean, file, de-clutter, and de-stress to help make your home a better place to live.
What are the benefits of getting organized?
EVERYTHING! You will find yourself having more time, less stress, you will know where everything is located (which saves time and huge headaches), and it will make your life easier and, more importantly, happier. Your environment plays a huge part on your attitude, outlook, and even blood pressure levels. When it’s in disarray, that will reflect and play an immediate part on your life. It makes life so much simpler when your environment is organized, clean, and it’s easy to find things.
Which areas do you service?
I will tackle anything from your children’s playroom to your kitchen pantry; your home or business office, your garage, RV, or shed. Almost all areas of your home, office and vehicles are covered. I also do estate clearing - which is the removal of personal belongings from an estate after loved ones have been given the items willed to or desired by them. This is often to prepare a property to be sold by the executor of the estate. I can help you with packing and unpacking for a move or downsize.
You can see a full listing of areas and rooms serviced on the Rates & Services page.
Will you work with me or just coach me?
It’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to touch a thing, you don’t have to. But, if you or anyone else wants to help, it’ll get the job done faster, and in the end, save you money.
How do I get started?
Simply contact me here 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.
What takes place at the initial meeting (consultation)?
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.
Will you be flexible and able to work around my schedule?
I mostly schedule sessions Monday-Friday; however I’m here to work with you and your schedule. I can fit in the occasional evening or weekend session.
Will my sessions be confidential?
Of course! All meeting, conversations, and questions are between you and I, and no one else.
What are your rates?
Please see the Rates & Services page for details.
What if I only need you for a few hours?
That is totally fine! There is a minimum of 4 hours for each project.
What payments are accepted?
I accept cash, cheque or e-transfer, and payment is due at the end of each work session (each day). Packages are an exception to this, and 50% of the package price is due up front with the remaining 50% due upon completion of hours purchased.