FAQ

Why call a professional organizer?

When you have a problem, you call an expert.

Just like a doctor can help with a rash, or a personal trainer with your fitness goals, a professional home organizer supports you to make the changes you need and want in your home.

As an expert on managing things and space well, I have a giant toolbox of solutions and short cuts!

My goals are to increase your sense of well-being in your space, to eliminate stress, and to free up time for you to use as you like.

Some people feel that once you organize your home, it’s easier to organize your life.

“How does it work?”

freezer bags make great containers during the de-cluttering and organizing process

In our initial meeting I’ll learn about who you are and what you want. Then I’ll help you define your goals.

Together we’ll make a plan to get you where you want to go based on your values, your budget and your preferences. This is a PERSONALIZED process and you are in control every step of the way.

I always prefer to “shop in the home” before going to the store. I frequently see ways to re-purpose items clients already own. If it truly would help to purchase something new, I can point you in the right direction, or do the shopping for you—you decide.

“What if I think I can’t learn to organize?”

For many of us, organizing doesn’t come naturally.

And if we are disorganized, we can carry around a sense of guilt, frustration and low self-esteem.

The good news is that organizing skills can be learned! My specialty is helping people who learn differently and may also be chronically disorganized. Such people may carry around the idea that they are bad—even hopeless—at organizing, and they may have given up trying. I am particularly motivated to help these people discover the easiest way for them to learn, and to channel their strengths.

When my clients are given tools for change, they gain the confidence and improved self-esteem to shed negative labels and move forward.

“Will my space feel like MY space?”

Absolutely! There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. You decide what your needs are and what you want your place to look and feel like. Our work will be tailored to your needs, and not everything needs to be “organized”. The goal is not to turn your home into a showroom (unless that’s really what you want!). You are the only judge, and the objective is to create the environment that pleases and empowers YOU! When you feel empowered, everything in your life is easier.

“Will I be organized forever?”

While some people just need a short-term assist to get on track, others prefer continued support through periodic or on-demand maintenance visits. It’s similar to the way you see your barber or hairdresser for a regular trim (or whole new cut!), or schedule a massage when you need to get the kinks out.

For people who are not naturally organized, and who lead busy lives, regular sessions can help maintain quality of life and productivity.

Why hire ME?

Because I GET it. I have been chronically disorganized, so I’ve lived with the same struggles as my clients.

some visuals from one of my workshops

I’ve spent years studying not only organization, but the unique challenges of chronic disorganization. As I learned to remove clutter, I used my own home as a laboratory and have tested a wide range of home organization ideas and solutions that can be implemented on a modest budget.

With me you get the best of my experience, both the professional and the personal.

Whatever the issues between you and your space, I can help.