What does a professional organizer do?

Many people ask me, "What does a professional organizer do?" Not all organizing consultations are dramatic makeovers like you see on TV. Most jobs are done with only one or two organizers.

Professional organizers will come to your home or office and help you create an organizing system, while teaching you valuable, lifelong organization skills that will help you STAY organized. Here are a few more great questions I've had the pleasure of answering.

Do I have to throw things away?

A professional organizer shouldn’t force you to get rid of anything, or throw something away without your permission. You will always get to make the final decision on what happens to your belongings. It’s all a part of the process! With you in the driver’s seat, we are able to create a customized system that will work for you, long-term. Your organizer will also guide you through making difficult decisions.

Do I have to be there while you organize?

An organizer will organize along side you, so that you can learn methods to stay organized on your own. Think of it as a learning experience. You get pointers along the way, coaching, and mentoring in addition to a gorgeous, new, workable area of your home/office. Some clients really get into the organizing and have fun with it, which makes it an awesome experience for both of us!

Is it like a cleaning service?

Professional organizers typically don’t clean, (sweep, mop, sanitize, wash laundry or dishes) for you. There are cleaning services specifically for that. We help you develop and implement creative solutions to your space. We want to help transfer our knowledge to you in a hands-on environment, so you can gain new skills to live a clutter-free life.

How long will it take?

That depends, how big is the space? How much stuff do you have? Do you take more time to make decisions? A professional organizer will want to view the area, and may suggest a time-frame that will work best for you. To schedule a 1-hour consultation, contact us. We’ll be able to help you come up with a game plan for organizing your space.

To find a list of services, visit our Services page.