Frequently Asked Questions
A Professional Organizer is a consultant who provides structure, solutions and systems to increase productivity and reduce stress. Professional Organizers help others restore order to their lives; introducing systems and tools while helping clients form new habits that enable them to live and work in a peaceful, non-chaotic environment.
Should I clean up before you come?
I know that having a stranger come in and seeing your clutter can be embarrassing but please don’t! For me to complete an accurate assessment of your needs, it is most helpful for me to see the problem areas for which you have requested help. Only then can I formulate a plan that will be effective and sustainable for you.
Will I be pressured into tossing my treasured belongings?
Never! This is YOUR SPACE- YOUR STUFF! Ultimately, these decisions are entirely up to you. If anything, my goal will be to help you find ways to utilize or display your valued possessions that have been buried in boxes at the back of your closet! Will I be expected to purchase a lot of organizing products such as shelving, boxes, baskets? Again, these decisions are yours. You may already have numerous storage items in your home that we can use.
Who does the shopping for new storage products/systems?
That is up to you. I love using Dollar Store and Walmart containers. If you shop, you can choose items that best reflect your style and colour preferences. However, I am available to do your personal shopping at my regular hourly rate. There will be no mark up on the products.
How long will it take?
That is dependent on several factors including the scope of the job, the number of rooms, how quickly you make decisions during the decluttering stage, and your involvement in the hands on work. After the assessment I ,will be able to provide you with an estimate of the amount of time required to complete the job.
Do I need to participate in the organizing process?
That is up to you. It would be great if you can be there for the decluttering process as there will be decisions that only you can make. However, if time does not permit or you prefer not to be involved, Clutter Busters can complete the organizing sessions with only occasional input from you. If you are able to be involved in the organizing sessions, the outcome will likely be more tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle. I am committed to finding solutions that work for YOU.
Will this be worth my hard-earned money?
Yes! When you hire a Professional Organizer, you are making an investment in your future. When you finally get your house or home office beautifully organized, it’s hard to put a price tag on your feelings of personal satisfaction and peace of mind. You will also enjoy savings of time and money and improved productivity. Finally, you will discover room to breathe, dream and create as you MAKE SPACE FOR WHAT MATTERS!
What if I can’t stay organized?
A lot of people have this concern. But once your systems are in place, maintaining order is so simple. There will be a place for everything and everything in its place. Also, being a Chathamite, I’m only a phone call or a short drive away and I take your commitment to maintaining your peaceful, orderly home seriously. Hiring a Professional Organizer is an investment of your precious time and hard-earned money and I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are worth the expense.