Why hire a professional organizer?
The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) of which we are a member states that “Professional Organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients.” We have spent years in learning and applying organizing principles that can help you stop thinking about how you want to be organized to actually living an organized life. If what you have tried isn’t working, a professional organizer can help you go from chaos to calm and get on with the important things you want to accomplish in your life, instead of spending your time thinking about how you “should” get organized.
What should I hire Organized Enough?
If you are overwhelmed, stuck, and disorganized, we have developed a proven process to help you get control of your life. If you have always tried to be organized by following the guidelines of people who are perfectly organized, you only get frustrated. Perfectly organized doesn’t work for people who tend to be disorganized. The totally organized approach is too rigid. What you need is the middle ground. We teach you how to be organized in a way that works for you.
Will you throw my stuff out?
You are always in control of what happens to your stuff. We never throw anything out unless you tell us to do so. Our process indicates that no one even throws out a gum wrapper, because it could have significance. To speed things up, we may ask you to create general “rules” about what can be tossed. For example, you may tell us that all magazines older than a year can go, or a certain size of clothing can be donated.
Will our session(s) be confidential?
Absolutely! It is up to you to share what you want or don’t want about our sessions. We do not judge or criticize your level of clutter, and we do not discuss it with anyone other than you.
Do I have to purchase organizing tools?
We bring all the necessary supplies to help you declutter – trash bags, donate bags, boxes, etc. A general rule of organizing is not to purchase any storage containers until you know what you have to organize, and you know the space where you are going to put it. We will help you with that – first using what you already have, and then we will suggest items you can purchase. We can also shop for you. We will give you the receipt to be reimbursed for the cost of the items, as well as a small fee for our shopping time.
Do I have to be present during the session(s)?
Most of the time we need you to be available during our sessions to make decisions, because you are in control of your stuff. There are times when we are sorting, and you are not needed, and many of our clients may go to a Dr. Appt for a couple of hours, or to pick up children at school, etc. During that time, we can keep sorting and categorizing, and will need you to make decisions as soon as you return.
Can I gift your services?
We love to be a gift for someone special in your life, and we have gift certificates available. We cannot help someone who does not want to help themselves, so if you think someone needs to declutter and they don’t agree, they may consider your gift an insult. If you know of someone who you think needs help, contact us, and we will help you with the right words and right approach. We often meet people the first time somewhere other than their home, such as a coffee shop, to begin to discuss the decluttering process. When they begin to trust us, and the process, the next step is to do a free assessment in the home.
How does your billing work?
We ask for a deposit to hold the dates on our schedule. The balance is due at the end of the package you have chosen. For example, our 3-day Fast Track Package requires a $200.00 deposit, with the balance due at the end of the third day. You can pay by cash, check, debit or credit card.
Will you give me tips on staying organized after you leave?
We will teach you our process during our sessions. We include and will schedule follow-up coaching sessions with you to answer any questions you may have, and to help you to stay organized.