At its most basic level, home organizing is about creating a home that functions smoothly, that soothes and nurtures all who live there.
-Closet Design & Organizing
-Home Office Organizing
-Craft & Sewing Rooms
-Home Command Center Design & Organizing
-Kitchen Design & Organizing
-Basements / Garages
-Yard & Outdoor Areas
-Barns & Storage Sheds
The amount of time the average business person squanders looking for items in their office can be very time consuming. It's time to end the procrastination and get organized with style.
-Move past the clutter of your day-to-day duties by creating a space that works for you and not against you
-Design an office space so that equipment and office supplies are easily accessible
-Create an easy-to-use file system so that you can easily retrieve items when you need them
-Set up a system for sorting mail and paying bills
COMPUTER DATA ORGANIZING
Do you wish your computer could be like an organized filing cabinet where you can find the files that you need in just a couple of seconds? Would you like to get a better handle on your digital photo management? E-mail, electronic documents, and websites make our lives easier, but just like everything else, they can become clutter too.
Here is how I can help:
-De-clutter your desktop and get rid of unnecessary icons
-Organize your folders and favorites so they make sense and you can find your documents easily
-Organize your digital photo files by date or event
-Backup important information and photos to a hard drive
-Assist with any other computer questions
-Help setup automatic and bill pay options and online statements
DIGITAL PHOTO SERVICES
One of my favorite gifts to give and to receive is a personalized photo gift or a photo album. The problem is not everyone has the patience or the time it takes to create one...That's where I come in the picture. You can hire me to create your digital photo storage account on a website that is secure.
With this you can also create displays of some of your favorite memories by making items such as…
Photobooks, Cards & Stationary, Prints, Calendars, Photo gifts, Home decor
How it works is, I scan and/or download your pictures to your account. Once the pictures are into your account, you can choose which photo services you would like me to create for you. My fees for this service will depend upon the project. Most sites offer many different types and sizes of photo books. I have posted a few of the photobooks I have made in the past.
PACKING AND UNPACKING SERVICES
Moving can be very unsettling and a task not too many people enjoy doing. I can help take the pain and stress out of moving and relocating.
-Planning prior to the move.
-Help encourage and declutter as packing for new home/office, if needed.
-Properly pack and label.
-Discuss space planning & item placement in new home/office.
-Help direct movers on move-in day.
SENOIR DOWNSIZING & MANAGEMENT
Whether moving from a large family home or to a condo, from a private home to an assisted living or senior community, I can help make the transition easier for you and your loved one. With the services I offer busy, working, or out-of-town relatives do not have to put their own lives on hold to tend to the time-consuming details of downsizing.
How I Can Help:
-Create a space plan for the new home
-Help decide what to purge and keep
-De-clutter and disperse items to family and charitable organizations
-Assist in paper Management
-Pack and unpack
-Provide emotional support
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
-Childhood Memorabilia Gathering & Organizing
-Backup & Scanning Services
-Tax Information Gathering
-Estate & Garage Sale Hosting
-Extra Set of Helping Hands
Each project is unique and tailor-made for each individual. Therefore, the pricing of each project will vary. Some projects are charged by the job and some by the hour. Payment is due at the end of each session unless arrangements have been made prior. I accept cash, check or PayPal and all major credit cards. Call to set up your complimentary consultation!
Garage Before & After
Studio Prop Room Before & After Photos
Kitchen & Counter Areas Before & After Photos
Attic & Holiday Decor Before & After Photos
Small Pantry Before & After Photos
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 at the end of the day is to organize with no judgement. Believe me, I’ve seen it all and at this point I’m so thankful that you contacted me for help. From experience and because I live in a smaller home, I know the struggle of managing your things in the space you have.
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?
Nope! I do not force you to get rid of, you can keep all that you like. What I do is work with you and guide you in making those decisions. Once these decisions have been made, we then find your belongings a home in the available space and TaDa!
How long will it take?
All projects take different times. There are many factors that determine the project time frame such as; how much stuff you have, how complicated the challenge is, how much client involvement is expected and your decision making.
What to Expect
Before we get started, It is necessary that I evaluate your space. That I look and listen, and ask questions to help you figure out what might work for you. This is also our time to get to know each other. Know that it is safe to show me your belongings and tell me what you need and would like, what works for you and what doesn't. We go over and sign a Confidentiality Agreement and Photo Release Agreement (optional), come up with a plan of action, get focused and get BUSY!
I make sure your surroundings and systems are set up to support your best performance, both at home and at the office. The time you need me is mostly up to you and if you can quickly make decisions. If there are few interruptions your project can be accomplished as fast as you would like it to be. I do not leave until you are satisfied. We will do a final walk through together and I will be on my way.
Typical supplies needed to complete your project are labels, file folders, bins, baskets or other containers, and sometimes shelving which is not included in my fee. Before we rush off in a shopping frenzy, we will “shop your house” to see if there are supplies and solutions already available. Think recycling, reusing, and repurposing. That’s all the rage and works quite well quite often. Whether I shop with you or for you I do not charge for mileage or drive time to shopping locations. The cost of agreed upon supplies is the responsibility of the client.
What I see in your space is between you and I and no one else. I am not here to judge you, I am here to help you. Your confidentiality is cherished with me.