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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Why should I use you? Can't I do it myself?

A.  Of course you could do it yourself, but most of the time clutter can overwhelm a person and they lose the motivation to tackle it alone. I can help you by taking a totally non-judgmental approach to clearing your clutter. My desire is to help you to organize and take control of your life. I will bring humor and understanding to the process and hopefully motivate and inspire you to maintain the organization long after I'm gone.

 

Q. How much time will it take?

A.  That depends on the scale of the decluttering and how much time you have (since we will need to work together on most jobs). Two hours is usually the minimum and up to six hours maximum in any one session.

 

At the beginning, we both want to be clear on what we have to achieve in the time available. Sometimes one session is all that is needed and on others, repeat visits are required depending on the size of the project. In all cases I will make recommendations at the start as to how long I think the process is going to take.

 

Q. If we run out of time, will there be an untidy mess left?

A.  No, of course not. Sometimes people worry that their space will be left in a worse state at the end of a session than before we began. Yes, there may be a time during the day that an area becomes disorganized and messy, it will probably get worse before it gets better!  Don't worry, the session will be carefully timed so that your home will be left as clean, tidy, and ordered as possible.

 

Q. What happens to all the clutter we clear out?

A.  You decide what you want to do with it which can include: recycling it; storing it; giving it to charity; selling it or auctioning it. Whatever you decide, I can help you (within reason).

Please note, my service will include removal of items you may wish to donate to any local non-profit or

charitable organization. I will provide an itemized

list and the organizationís receipt so that

you may claim the tax deduction.

 

Q. Do I have to be there to supervise the whole process?

A.  You can be there as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. I understand that we are dealing with your possessions and your space. I will never dispose of anything without your permission. The final decision of what to keep and what not to keep will always be yours.

 

Q. Will I have to make sure everything is clean and neat before you start work?

A.  No. Please donít worry about sorting things out before I arrive Ė thatís my job! I am here to help you and I am used to seeing clutter. I enjoy helping people feel the relief when a room, closet, or even an entire house begins to emerge from the mess.

 

Q. How much do you charge?

A. Please refer to my Prices link. Keep in mind that your initial, on-site consultation is free!

 

My job is to make the whole process as speedy and as painless as possible. I will help you stay focused on the task and help you avoid getting distracted. However long it takes, Iíll only charge you for the amount of time that we work together.

 

Q.  Is your home minimalist and pristine?

A.  No!  It's always neat and organized. My husband and I are both busy people leading normal lives, in the real world.  Sometimes our home can get messy for a short time but we can put it back together in less than thirty minutes!

 

Q. Are you insured?

A.  Yes, I am fully insured. I will be happy to provide proof of coverage upon request.

 

Q. I've booked a session - do I need to buy anything special?

A.  No. Definitely not.  You will need a roll of some strong black plastic garbage bags, and if you can find them easily, some sturdy cardboard boxes. 

 

We will use the items you already have in your home to create economical storage solutions.   When I get to the organizing stage, I may suggest that you purchase some simple storage items but I want to help you to spend less on 'things', not more.

 

Q. What do you need from me? 

A.  The only things I need from you will be an open mind, uninterrupted time to work together and a willingness to maintain the systems that we set up. So, letís get started on the path to wellness...

 

 

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