What is a professional organizer?
A professional organizer is a person who gets it done. I help whip any room in your home into shape. As a professional organizer, I de-clutter, re-organize, and make your life less stressful and more efficient.
Why hire a professional organizer and are the benefits?
A professional organizer is a personal trainer for your home. Yes, you can clear clutter by yourself, but you gain so much more knowledge by having a professional organizer help you along the way. I listen to your needs, implement solutions for your disorganization, and give you the skills to stay organized.
Will you come to where I live?
If you live in the Chicago/Chicagoland area it’s very possible I will. Check out the service area page for scheduling a consultation.
How do we get started?
The best way to get started is by first contacting me and telling me about the project. Be sure to include some detail about what rooms/areas you’d like organized, and any other information you think would be helpful. Then we can set up a time for our consultation.
What happens during the professional organizing consultation?
A consultation for home services can be anywhere from 1-2 hours. I take before pictures that are used solely for professional purposes and no identification is attached. We discuss how you use the space and how you’d like to use the space. I get a better idea of who you are and what your needs we. We also discuss a budget for the project, figure out a date and time for the project to be done and sign a contract.
How do I prepare for the appointment?
There typically isn’t anything you need to do to prepare for project day unless other plans are discussed ahead of time. If we’re working on a closet I may ask that all of your clothes or linens are washed (I wouldn’t want to put away dirty things) and the same goes for dishes in the kitchen, etc.
Just get a good night’s rest and be ready to dive into the project. I ask that company is not invited over during our session. Also, I advise all my clients to set any other appointments AFTER our scheduled time. If you have children or pets and they are not required for the project, then I recommend getting a sitter so we can fully concentrate on the project.
What happens during the project?
It’s project day! Yay! First we sort. I supply a table and bins for us to collect everything in. Then we purge. We get all unnecessary items out of your home. Then I work my professional organizer magic. I bring in all the new or existing organizing supplies we need and put things away that work with the new system I created for you! No need to buy supplies yourself, unless you’d like to. No need to go to the donation center, unless you’d like to. I take care of all it for you. You just need to be there for the sorting and purging. I do the rest.
What happens after the project?
You will receive a bill a few business days after the project is completed. You have 30 days to pay unless other arrangements have been made and you can pay by mailing a check, over the phone or online with a card, or meeting in person if you prefer cash. If you have feedback or want to rave about the experience, you can leave a review on Houzz or fill out my customer survey.You can expect a follow up email a month later just to see how things are going.
What if I don't see an answer to one of my questions?
That’s fine, send me your question or questions through the form on my contact page and I’ll get back to you.