Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Organizer and why do I need one?

Professional Organizers design systems and processes based on established organizing principles, and teach you how to use them. My particular specialty is re-thinking your storage spaces and helping you manage your belongings better, using my experience, knowledge, and strategies I’ve gained over my lifetime.

How do you determine pricing?

My hourly rates and project rates depend on the size and condition of the space. I give you an estimate based on these factors after the site consultation/survey in person or by picture text. A  50% deposit is required if you decide to move forward with the project. Please keep in mind that my rate/bid DOES NOT includes the price of materials if needed. 

Do I need to be there when you're working on my space?

For certain projects: yes. If we are purging your closet or organizing your office (where there will be important paperwork), then your presence will make the process more efficient. After all, I can't make decisions about sensitive material without your approval! However, once the purging process is done, and we have clearly discussed your systematization needs, I can usually finish the project individually and you can determine your level of involvement.

How long does it take to complete a project?

This depends on the size and condition of the space. Some spaces may only take a a few hours and some could take a couple of days. My number one goal is to leave you with the best outcome possible in an efficient and timely manner!

What if I have to cancel?

Cancellations made with less than a 48 hour notice will incur a cancellation fee.

I'm embarrassed! Let me just clean up...

First of all, there is 100% nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, you should be proud, because you're taking an important step in improving your life! You will not be showing me anything I haven't seen before. I prefer that clients leave their space in it's natural state. I want to see how you truly live, so that we can organize the space according to your needs. My goal is to organize, not to judge. I live in a smaller house myself, so I know how frustrating it can be to struggle with managing your stuff and space. And please don’t tidy everything up before I arrive! It makes the problems more clear to me if I can see how the space is not working for you.

Do you only do projects in Gonzales County?

I am more than willing to travel for a client. However mileage, flights, and hotel accommodations will be applied to the cost of my services.

Are you going to make me get rid of all my stuff?

Not at all. Decisions about what to keep, and what to discard or donate, are completely up to you. My goal is to help you make those decisions. Then, I can make your belongings fit into your available space in ways that may surprise and delight you!

How long will it take?

It will probably take longer than the organizing shows on TV you may have seen. Those TV shows edit out all of the time spent going through things and making decisions, and setting up and designing the systems. How long your project will take depends on:

-How much stuff you have

-How complicated the challenge is

-How long you can work with me without interruptions, and

-How quickly you can make decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of.

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