Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a Professional Organizer?
A professional organizer is someone who can help you…
Clear your mind and lower your stress levels.
Increase efficiency and decrease distractions.
Create a calm and functional living or working space.
Implement effective systems to maintain your space on your own.
Tackle the task while providing you with motivation and support.
2. Why should I hire you? Can’t I do this myself?
In theory, you CAN do this yourself! I believe everyone is capable of maintaining an organized space, but learning the organizational skills necessary to do so takes time, energy, patience, and motivation.
You should hire me if you can relate to any of the following statements:
“I’m tired of wasting time looking for misplaced items (i.e. keys, important document, favourite sweater).”
“I feel overwhelmed, distracted, stressed, or embarrassed by all the clutter in my space.”
“My closets and drawers are overflowing, yet I feel like I have nothing to wear.”
“I can’t park my car in my garage during the winter because storage has taken over the space.”
“I need help downsizing because I’m worried I won’t be able to fit all my belongings in my new home.”
“I’d love to sell my home, but it’s too cluttered to put on the market right now.”
“I moved into my new home weeks ago, yet I’m still living in boxes and don’t know where to find anything.”
“I’m ready to get my space organized, but I have no clue where to start!”
“I would feel much more motivated to get organized if I knew I had someone to help me complete the process.”
I can make organizing an easier, quicker, and less physically/emotionally draining process for you. I’m happy to help!
To learn more about me and my skill set, click here.
3. Will you make me throw things out?
No, I will not and cannot force you to get rid of anything you’d like to keep. I will ask you questions and make suggestions to help you decide what’s important, necessary, or beneficial, but you are ultimately the one who makes the final decisions.
4. What do you do with items I no longer can or want to keep?
Letting go of cherished possessions can be a difficult and overwhelming process, but knowing your items will be given a safe, new home can help you feel more confident and comfortable with your decisions. Montreal is full of helpful resources that make this possible!
Most items can be donated to charities, given to friends or family members, recycled (i.e., paper, stained fabric, electronics), or sold by a consignment shop. Unfortunately, not every item can be reused and may need to be discarded, but we will try our best to limit this possibility as much as possible!
At the end of each session, with your permission, unwanted items will be removed and brought to a charity and/or recycling center.
5. How long will it take to get organized?
Depending on the project, it can take a few hours or several sessions.
The minimum duration of an organizing session is 3 hours. For clients within a 20km distance, a 2 hour session would also be possible.
The amount of sessions needed will vary depending on the size of your space, how many possessions you own, how quickly you can make decisions, as well as how ambitious your goals and expectations are.
If you need help preparing for a big move, settling into your new home, or working on any other large project, you can book me off for an entire day as well.
6. Do you work evenings & weekends?
I work weekends and week-nights whenever my schedule allows it.
Although most appointments are booked during weekdays, exceptions can definitely be made if you work standard full-time hours or have an urgent deadline to meet (i.e. in the process of moving).
Please contact me for any scheduling concerns. I’d be happy to accommodate you!
7. Why do you charge for your in-person consultation?
I charge for initial on-site consultations, as the time you and I share is valuable. During every appointment, I commit to using our time wisely, so I can understand your priorities. I can then suggest the best techniques and systems to help you get organized and feel as calm as possible in your space.
To schedule an in-person consultation, contact me.
If you’d like to start with a FREE phone consultation, book now!
8. Do you offer discounts for seniors?
Yes, senior citizens (65+) will receive a free initial in-person consultation.
9. What is your payment & cancellation policy?
At the end of each appointment, the fees are payable on-site by cash, cheque, or e-transfer. You will receive a copy of the invoice and a receipt for your records by e-mail.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please inform me a minimum of 24 hours in advance.