Answers to my most frequently asked questions about my services and home organization in general…
What is a professional home organizer?
A Professional Home Organizer provides hands-on assistance to help individuals overcome clutter, simplify their space, and regain control of their homes and offices.
Why hire a Professional Home Organizer?
A Professional Home Organizer offers experience, expertise and support, to help others stay focused and motivated during the organizing process. By sorting, labeling, filing, and developing easy-to-follow organizational solutions, an organizer helps you create a more functional and comfortable space to live and work.
What are the benefits of getting organized?
EVERYTHING! A well-organized space conveys clarity, increases productivity, and brings order to your life, home and routines. By giving everything a place; managing the details of your life becomes not only rewarding, but entirely possible! You will also save money! No more buying things you already have because you forgot you had it or because you can't find it.
Which areas of the home do you service?
I service all areas...haven't found one yet that I don't. All areas of the home and office are covered. My most often asked question is if I organize garages. YES! You can see a full listing of areas and rooms serviced on the Services page.
Am I required to participate during work sessions?
Every project is different and every client is different. I have people who want to work beside me throughout the session and I've had people who hand me their keys and ask me to lock up when I'm done. It’s entirely up to you. I can get 95% of the job done without you even being there. Or we can do 100% of it together. It really just depends on what you want.
WILL I HAVE TO GET RID OF MOST OF MY THINGS?
While purging unnecessary items is an important part of the organizing process, what you choose to discard is entirely up to you.
how do i get started and what can i expect at out first meeting?
Contact me here to give me an idea of what your needs are, or call me directly at 214-210-3696. We will schedule a consultation which will last between 30-60 minutes. I will evaluate the space(s) as-is and formulate a plan of action. You do not need to do anything to prepare for the consultation. It helps me to see the spaces as they are. Then we will discuss what problems you have with the space(s) and come up with a solution.
do you have flexible work hours?
I am here to work around your schedule. I am sure we can find a time that will work with your schedule.
what if i only need you for a few hours?
No problem! You can schedule organizing services for as few as 4 hours at a time.
How long will it take to get organized?
Each project is different. The length of time largely depends on the size of your space, number of items to sort, and your proactive approach in deciding what to discard and what to keep. I work as quickly and efficiently as possible, so you get the most out of each appointment.
Do I need to buy new organizational products?
No. New organizing products are never required. I make every effort to use organizational materials you already own. The purchase of additional products is strictly a personal preference and completely optional. I will never try to sell you a product. If you decide some supplies are needed I offer full-service product shopping at the rate of $25 per hour.
Will you help me donate items?
Every session includes the removal of clothing and small household items for donation to a local charitable organization (1 carload). I will also assist with scheduling a home pick-up for larger items to be donated. After I donate your items I will provide you with a receipt from the charity for you to use for your taxes.
Will my sessions be confidential?
All of our discussions are strictly confidential. Your identity and personal information will always remain private. Testimonials and before and after photos will only be used with your permission. To see guidelines I stand by, please read the bottom section of my About Me page.
WHat are your rates?
I believe in complete upfront pricing. No wondering and no guessing. Many home organizers will not tell you their rates until they are in your home for the consultation. That's not the way I do business. Please see the Pricing page for complete details and all pricing.
do you charge a travel fee?
Travel time is included for services within 30 miles of 75032. Travel outside the local area is $25 per session.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 48-hour cancellation notice is preferred, a 24-hour cancellation is REQUIRED. We can easily reschedule! However, any client canceling without a 24-hour notice will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
What payments are accepted?
I accept cash, checks, all major credit cards & venmo. Payment is due at the end of each work session (each day).
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates can be purchased here for 4, 6, & 8 hour organizing sessions. Your recipient will receive a personalized gift certificate in the mail, or I can mail it to you and you can present the gift. Gift certificates are non-refundable and good for 1 year from the date of purchase.