What Can I Expect?
Here is how the process of Organizing With Jill typically works:
Phone Consultation ~ 30 minutes (complimentary discussion of project by phone)
In-Home Consultation ~ 1 hour (organizer will visit client's home/office, and develop a plan to best utilize their space/system, including making a shopping list for storage items)
In-Home Work ~ 3 to 6 hours per session
Sort & Discard (go through all items to decide what needs to be in the space/system, and what to donate/discard/sell)
Categorize & Contain (group like items, decide on placement and properly contain/organize)
Maintanance Plan (organizer will provide client with a method to maintain organization, and will suggest additional organizational ideas for the space)
How Much Will It Cost?
Clients will be charged an hourly rate of $50 for professional organizing, with discounts for multiple hour packages. Clients who are willing/able to handle their own discards/donations and shopping will save the professional's hourly charge for these services. To keep costs reasonable, we will use the organizing materials you already have, before we purchase anything new!
How Long Will It Take?
While each situation is unique, most residential room organizing projects will take between 3 and 12 hours. Some projects will be completed over a number of days, working for 3 to 6 hours at a time. Projects with a lot of paper organization/filing will take more time than those where only "things" are being organized. Clients who are willing/able to work with the organizer on projects will have their projects completed in less time. Please note there is a 3 hour service minimum.
My Clutter is Embarrassing!
Know that your professional organizer helps clients with clutter every day, understands that your space does not define you and is most interested in helping you to overcome your challenge! As a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals), she follows a strict code of ethics to provide confidential service with patience, care and respect.
Are You Going to Make Me Throw Away My Stuff?
Short answer, no. Your organizer will work with you to sort and categorize your items. She will never force or "talk you into" getting rid of any of your posessions. While working on your project, you may realize that some items are no longer needed in your space, and you will be ready to let them go. Ultimately, these decisions are completely up to you!