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“Once again I want to thank you for the time you spent helping me to organize my client database. I would not have been able to accomplish this on my own in just one day. You kept me on track and focused, not allowing me to get distracted by the many things that could have side tracked me from the goal at hand.”

--Ellen Resneck Financial Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get organized?

That’s a great question. The answer depends on several factors such as,

  • how long it has taken you to get to your current state of disorganization
  • how much "stuff" you have accumulated
  • the nature of the "stuff" we are talking about (sentimental items, photos, children’s artwork can take longer to make decisions about)
  • how quickly you make decisions
  • how much room we have to spread out and work
  • what your energy level is like

I’m feeling nervous about inviting you over. Will you tell all of my secrets?

You can feel confident that your secrets are safe with me. I may provide examples of other projects, but you won’t have any idea who I am speaking about. The same will hold true in your situation if I ever refer to your project in any way.

Are you going to judge me?

Absolutely not! There is no room for judgment in this process. My guess is you have already beaten yourself up over the situation you find yourself in. I’m here to help you feel better, not worse.

What if I don’t want to get rid of something?

It is never up to me to determine what stays and what goes. I do ask a series of questions that help you determine the answer to that question when you are uncertain about something.

Here is an example of what I mean when I say I never determine the value of something to someone.

I was helping a client clear out her home office. In the top desk drawer I found a bent paperclip. I put that paperclip, along with some other miscellaneous items from the drawer in my hand to have the client look at. "Oh, that paperclip is extremely important. I finally got it bent just right to help me remove the disk that gets stuck in my A drive."

Not in a million years would I have thought that this paperclip in question had any value.

Are you going to leave in the middle?

Only if we are exhausted and decide to continue on another day, or you decide you can finish on your own.

Will I be able to find everything once you are gone?

This question right here is why I work along side of my client instead of sending them out of their home or office while I do the organizing.

It is not nearly as important for me to know where everything ends up as it is for you to know where everything ends up.

How do I maintain order after you are gone?

First of all, know that you will want to spend a few minutes every day or every week maintaining the work that we have done.

I do have an Aftercare Guide to help you with maintenance.

Having done this job for many years, I can honestly say that once you feel the sense of accomplishment and relief that comes from getting organized, you will not allow yourself to go back.

This is your home (or office), not a photo shoot for Architectural Digest. What we create will be based on your lifestyle, the way you think, or the way you work. It will be designed so as not to create a new project for you called Stay Organized. It will be a natural way to behave.