|Can you organize my home while I’m at work/on vacation/sleeping?
No. Someone needs to be present during the organization process to make decisions about what needs to stay, be donated, or thrown away.
How long will it take to organize my garage/living room/closets/etc?
Organization time varies depending on several factors: the amount of items to go through, the speed of your decision-making and whether you continue sorting through your items between sessions.
I don’t want my neighbors to know that I’ve hired a professional organizer. Are you going to spread my belongings all over my front yard like they do on those home organization shows?
We take your privacy seriously. We will not pull your belongings out onto your front yard or show up in a big van that has our logo on it.
Should I buy storage containers before my first organizing session?
No. Instead of buying containers that may not be useful once we figure out what’s staying, it’s better to wait. Often, we’re able to use the containers that our clients already have.
What will happen to the things that I decide to part with?
Items that are in good, useable condition will be donated to a local charity of your choosing; anything that can be recycled (paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans) will be; things that are damaged and unfixable will be thrown away.
I know someone who can really use your services. Can I buy a gift certificate for him/her?
That depends. The organization process works best when the person being organized is a willing participant. If the person has expressed a desire to get organized, then yes, a gift certificate would be a good idea. If the person is not interested but feels obligated to go through the process, it makes for a painful experience all around. A gift certificate is not recommended under these circumstances.