I feel embarrassed with my disorganization and would feel uncomfortable having a professional organizer come see it.
This is a common comment and very understandable. No one likes to showcase what they are not proud of. Being unorganized is most likely impeding on your life's true potential. For example, you distract guests from certain areas in your home, you feel overwhelmed every time you look at that menacing pile, or you become very irritable and waste time when looking for lost items over and over again. One amazing thing about professional organizers is that we are not judgemental or critical. We are here to help and offer a very confidential service. Hiring a professional organizer is the first step to a more liberating life.
Why don't you present before and after pictures on your website from your past projects?
I get this question often. Sometimes I would try to communicate to people what organizing is really all about and how it is not about one ideal way to do things or run your life. More importantly, getting or being organized is not about that one perfect snap shot that is so often showcased by that after picture. Organizing is an internal transformation. Other people's photos are not relevant to your own personal organizing challenges and journey. I do, however, share some of my organizing ideas and inspirations on my pinterest and facebook accounts.
What does a professional organizer actually do?
A professional organizer is someone who enhances people's lives by helping them organize cluttered living spaces or work environments. Items are sorted, thrown away or recycled, donated, and reused. Organizers use their experience and knowledge combined with tested principles to create spaces and organizational systems that promote efficiency and give clients more time to enjoy their lives. They also offer tips and instructions on effective organization methods, and assist their clients with making sometimes tough decisions (big or small).
How much do you charge?
Rates start at $50/hour. We offer a free initial on-site consultation to all our clients. Each job is different and an estimate is provided to the client prior to job commencement.