What is a Professional Organizer?
According to NAPO(National Association of Professional Organizers) a Professional Organizer "enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills".
Someone who helps clients get and stay organized.
How does the process work?
We start with a short(free) phone conversation to discuss your needs and timing.
We will then schedule either a meeting in your home for a Needs Assessment or if you are ready to start organizing, we will begin on the first visit. A Needs Assessment usually takes 1-2 hours depending on the size of the home and needs. This is billed as a one time flat fee. After completing the Needs Assessment you choose either a written action plan which you will implement yourself, this is billed as a flat fee of $ . or we schedule hourly hands on organizing sessions in blocks of 3 hours at an hourly rate.
How long does the organizing process
take? Is it like I what I see on TV?
Each project is unique and the time to complete varies with the scope of the work. GSPofessionalOrganizer books in 3-hour sessions. What you see on TV is the last hour(s) of a process that took much longer to plan and is implemented by behind the scenes help such as electricians, carpenters, painters, designers etc.
What are your rates and how do
GSPRofessionalOrganizer charges by the hour in 3-hour blocks. Each session must be paid in full at the end of the session by cash, check or credit card(Paypal account).
What about getting rid of things?
Part of the organizing, de-cluttering process is having to make difficult and often
emotional decisions about what to keep and what to toss. The process is non-judgmental and you and your belongings will be treated with respect. GSProfessionaOrganizer will not get rid of anything that you want to keep — you make all the decisions. HOWEVER, it is important to be realistic about what it takes to truly simplify and organize your environment. This is the time to assess what you really need and want and what can be passed on to someone else by either selling or donating.
Do I have to be present during
It is important that you be an integral part of the organizing process. Organizing is not about stuff and cleaning but about breaking bad habits and learning, establishing new ones. We want you to learn from the process so that you can maintain what we achieve. Ideally, we should work together to make decisions on what you want to toss, sell, donate, keep, contain or store. Under certain circumstances I may work alone in your home.