Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Professional Organizer do?How do you work?Who do you usually work with? Who are your clients?What results can I expect?How do we begin?How long will it take?Can I hire you to help someone else?Can I hire you to pack or unpack during a home move?

What does a Professional Organizer do?

Professional Organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems.

Affordable Organization LLC offers hands-on organizing services to help clients find the perfect organizational fix in their home and office. We set up the right systems to maximize efficiency that are customized to the way you function in your space. We recommend the products that will help get you there and also work with what you already have. We will even purchase the products and bring them to your home, handling every aspect of the job from start to finish.

How do you work?

I can do the physical work for you (and bring you in as needed), or we can work together throughout your project. Projects typically include de-cluttering, sorting piles, downsizing, removing, tidying, organizing and re-designing closets and rooms. If you are getting ready for a move, I will guide you through the entire packing process. I also leave you with the proper skills so that you can maintain our work.

If you find after the job is completed that you’d like regular touch-up help, I do have this option available for past clients. Most important though, whether we work for days at a time or gradually over weeks, be assured that your needs will be met with relative ease and comfort. I realize that everyone is different so I will customize my strategy to fit your unique needs.

Who do you usually work with? Who are your clients?

We work with people who are too busy to organize themselves. Our clients are usually high achievers who understand the value of living in an organized space, but don’t have the bandwidth to do it all themselves. Our clients range from busy professionals working 80 hours a week to stay-at-home-moms trying to run a household and still find a few precious moments to watch their children grow up. Anyone who looks like they “do it all” might be a client of ours. We are their secret weapon for keeping things in good order.

What results can I expect?

The result we hope to achieve for you is a reduced level of stress and increased productivity and enjoyment of your space. Even for huge jobs, our clients all report feeling a sense of relief after their first four-hours session and they are always surprised by how much we accomplish in such a short amount of time.

How do we begin?

We will meet at your home or office to view the space to be reclaimed. The consultation will last approximately one hour. The consultation is when I will assess your needs and we will create a plan of action. I will tour your space and ask many questions about your organizing needs and expectations. This will help me determine how I can help. I will give you an estimate of how long the project should take. If you decide it fits with your budget and you would like to begin the project, you will be expected to sign a contract in which you commit to the terms of the services you are purchasing. Then we will schedule our first working session and get the project started together.

I’m so embarrassed by my mess! Should I try to clean up before you come?
Please don’t! I need to see exactly how you function in your space so I can get a realistic picture of what needs to be done. Never worry that I will judge you or your spaces. My desire is to serve my clients with compassion, honesty, and with a sense of humor.

How long will it take?

Every project is different, with unique issues and challenges. We work together in 4-hours organizing Work Sessions. You may choose to tackle some tasks on your own between sessions. Whatever you choose, my goal is to help you achieve a fully functional and organized space.

Can I hire you to help someone else?

Yes, gift certificates are available but only with the full cooperation of the intended recipient. They need to see the value of becoming organized for themselves, and be willing to put the time and effort in to the organizing process.

Even though I am able to work alone, it is important for me to confer with my clients to determine their needs to create the space that functions for them. I require that the actual person whose space I will transform signs a consent form if they are not the billing party for my work.

Can I hire you to pack or unpack during a home move?

Yes, Affordable Organization LLC can help you organize and pack your belongings before or after your move has occurred. We specialize in setting up homes so they function smoothly for families after a move.