|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
Zen Your Den
Barbara is worth every penny. It took me over a year to finally make a call to a personal organizer. I researched the top ones in my area of Jacksonville. I was a little nervous at first but now I am so confident in the way I can organize my home, and other parts of my life. Never did I feel pressure to get rid of something. She not only helped organize my things, she helped me learn to do it myself and in return my life is more organized. I am not so overwhelmed now when I have a clutter situation. I highly recommend her to newlyweds! If only I would have hired her sooner when I got married. Zen Your Den is a great investment for your life! Again, this hire was worth every penny.Jan 9, 2018Barbara T.'s reply
I'm so glad you picked up the phone and called me, Mary! I have enjoyed working with you. You are a quick learner. Sometimes its good to get a little extra help, especially when combining households, moving or going through other big life changes!
Barbara has already helped me tremendously. I plan to keep working with her on projects big and small.Oct 8, 2017VerifiedBarbara T.'s reply
Thank you, Amy! I enjoy helping you make progress on your goals. :)
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge an hourly rate with a four hour minimum as much more can be accomplished with a dedicated block of time. I offer several packages for those who would like ongoing assistance or a larger block of hours. And for those who are hesitant to let someone into their home and/or want a smaller time commitment, I offer "virtual" organizing. That's right! I can help you by phone, one hour at a time. It is difficult to quote on an organizing project because so much depends on the scope of the project, timeline, and most importantly, the decision-making speed and motivation of the client. Professional organizers do not (should not) make decisions on what gets tossed or donated. We make recommendations and give guidance, but the final decision rests with you, the client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have a phone consult with a potential client first to find out a little more about what prompted them to seek help, the area causing the most stress and what their ultimate end result would look like. It's good to get to know each other a bit. Letting someone new into your personal space requires a level of trust, and even more so when that person will be working with you and your personal belongings. So it's very important that you feel comfortable with the professional organizer you hire.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In my previous career I was a training manager, instructing large and small groups in time management, leadership, customer service, etc. My most enjoyable training moment was when I taught a 65 year old woman how to use Microsoft Word - from turning on the computer to writing a letter to her son. She was so proud to show him a few tricks even he didn't know! Better yet, her new skills helped her keep her job. More recently: ~ I am a professional member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) and am involved in a chapter, special interest groups and annual conferences. NAPO offers a tremendous amount of training and I taken over 30 classes and webinars on the topic of organizing. ~ Residential Organizing Specialist (NAPO) - 8 classes ~ Workplace Productivity Specialist (NAPO) - 8 classes ~ I earned a CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) through the Project Management Institute. Although I had experience managing projects throughout the years, I wanted to learn more. ~ Last year my goal was to read a book a week (non-fiction). I met that goal and am on track for this year too. Many of these books are on organizing. This has been transformative!