Answers to our most frequently asked questions…

 

What is a Professional Home Organizer?

A Professional Home Organizer is someone that helps you to overcome clutter and disorganization to make your life, less stressful and your time, more efficient.

Why hire a Professional Home Organizer?

A Professional Home Organizer not only helps you organize your mess, but they also create easy-to-follow systems to help keep it that way. They are there to help you through the entire process or to get down and dirty and do everything themselves. They are there to sit, sort, clean, file, de-clutter, and de-stress to help make your home a better place to live.

What are the benefits of getting organized?

EVERYTHING! You will find yourself having more time, less stress, you will know where everything is located (which saves time and huge headaches), and it will make your life easier and, more importantly, happier. Your environment plays a huge part on your attitude, outlook, and even blood pressure levels. When it’s in disarray, that will reflect and play an immediate part on your life. It makes life so much simpler when your environment is organized, clean, and it’s easy to find things.

Which areas do you service?

I will tackle anything from your children’s playroom to your kitchen pantry. Almost all areas of your home, office and vehicles are covered. You can see a full listing of areas and rooms serviced on the Services page.

Will you work with me or just coach me?

It’s entirely up to you. If you don’t want to touch a thing, you don’t have to. But, if you or anyone else wants to help, it’ll get the job done faster, and in the end, save you money.

How do I get started?

Simply contact me here and tell me what needs to be addressed, what rooms/areas you’d like organized, and any other details you’d like to include. I will then get back with you and we can set up a time for our initial meeting.

Will you be flexible and able to work around my schedule?

I’m here to work with you and your schedule.

Will my sessions be confidential?

You betcha! All meeting, conversations, and questions are between you and I, and no one else. To see other guidelines I stand by, please read the bottom section of my About page.

What are your rates?

Please see the Services page for details.

What if I only need you for a few hours?

That’s A-OK! There is a minimum of 4 hours for each project.

What payments are accepted?

I accept cash, checks and all major credit cards, and payment is due at the end of each work session (each day).

My home is in such a mess that I would be embarrassed to show you around.

Don’t be embarrassed. We are here to help you, not judge you. The hardest bit will be picking up the phone and making that first step towards a more organized home.

Why do I need a professional organizer? Shouldn’t I do it myself?

You can do it yourself, but when learning any new skill, everyone benefits from time spent with a professional. It makes the job easier, faster, and more efficient. And, because the time is scheduled on your calendar, there’s less chance that it will slide to the bottom of your priorities.

How do you ensure confidentiality?

Some people are quite happy to tell friends and family about their organizational projects, especially afterwards because they feel so uplifted and proud of their home. Others prefer to keep things private. ClutterTOSS is a completely private and confidential service. We do not take any before or after photos to protect our clients’ privacy.

What types of people hire a professional organizer?

Men, women, people working full time or part time, people with a disability, stay at home parents, retirees; there is no one type of person who is disorganized. It can happen to any of us. Quite often it is a significant life change that prompts a call. Moving home, having a baby, a divorce, downsizing, losing a parent – these are all things that can leave us overwhelmed by our belongings. Working with a professional organizer is good for anyone who needs to regain some kind of order in their busy life. If you just don’t have the time or you can’t get it scheduled, having someone come in and help you with it simply means you’ll get it done.