One of the most common questions I'm asked is, What does a professional organizer do?

A professional organizer's job starts with identifying and assessing a person's organizational style. An individual's organizational style will dictate the tools and techniques the professional organizer will use to assist the person in creating and maintaining organized spaces. Once a person's organizational style is determined and a plan has been created to meet the person's organizing needs the hands on work begins. The professional organizer will work with the individual to sort through belongings, determine what should stay and what should go and put a new organizational system in place. In addition, a professional organizer can help with routine maintenance of a pre-existing organizational systems. People often request assistance with the setup and breakdown of holiday decor and with spring cleaning.

Another common question is, How much does something like that cost?

The cost of services offered varies depending on the professional organizer. I offer a one-hour consultation for $45. During the consultation you'll have a chance to show me the spaces that you'd like to get organized. I'll ask you questions to help give me an idea of what your organizational style is and what's been getting in the way of you getting and staying organized. In this initial visit I'll offer suggestions that will get you on your way to creating organized spaces. If you book a three hour session your consultation fee is waived.

Common concerns I hear are, Will I have to throw all my stuff out and will I have to buy a lot?

No, you will not have to throw all your stuff away. Part of the organizing process is however to determine what you need versus what just takes up valuable space. It is important to surround yourself with things that have meaning to you. Often times meaningful belongings get lost amongst all the other stuff. As we work to together we'll figure out how to bring what is meaningful out of the background and into the foreground. Sometimes that means throwing things away and other times it simply means organizing things in a more efficient, space-saving way. As far as having to purchase a lot the answer is no. I like to work with what people have in developing creative solutions. If you are interested in getting some organizational goodies I will certainly assist you in finding the right products.

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