You can expect me to arrive on time, with lots of energy and ready to work. I’m fast and efficient, but I will not rush you.
We will discuss your needs and suggest a plan of action to meet your organizing goals. Once you agree with the plan we will begin with the hands on organizing.
Starting with your highest priority room/space, we will take everything out, begin the sort process and together we will decide what you are keeping. We will wipe down the area before we return the items, we are not house cleaners but want you to have a clean and organized space.
While we are working on the sorting and purging process your home will look worse before it looks better. But rest assured we will put things back together before we leave.
Remember that old saying “A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place”? That is our goal. Once everything has a home it will be much easier for you to keep up. I do not recommend purchasing any storage bins prior to the sort & purge process because we simply do not know how much stuff will be left and require storage; nor will we know where it will be stored… Cart before horse, and such.
I will take out the trash or arrange for the pick up of a large trash, recycling load.
I will also take items to donation and mail you a receipt or call and arrange pick up.
If for some reason – other than a true emergency – you need to cancel our session we request that clients call within 24 hours of the appointment. After one emergency cancellation, a 2-hour fee will be charged.
Think of me as a project manager for your move. Whether you want someone else to do all of the packing or unpacking, I’m going to act as if I’m you when it comes to how carefully I’ll treat your items. Almost every client I’ve helped move tells me “I hate moving!” So I always ask, “Which parts do you hate exactly?” The answers vary from “I’m fine with packing it all up, it’s the unpack I hate — I can’t figure out the best place to put things.” to “It’s just me doing most of the work and it’s so overwhelming.”
I’m the helper, Tetris-style packer, planner, coordinator, shopper, space planner, and organizer all in one! Or I can be just a helper and packer — it’s up to you to decide what level of management you want to delegate to me. I’ve unpacked and organized a 1 bedroom apartment in as little as 6 hours, a 3-bedroom home in as little as 20 hours, and I’ve worked with several clients for hundreds of hours over several months due to the larger scope of their move and the more robust capacity I worked for them in. I always tell clients “If you need help, then let’s just schedule a 4-8 session and get to work. That’s the best way to see how I work, how fast or slow it all goes and which parts you’d like me to do versus the parts you can do yourself.”