|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.|
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Zen Your Den
About this pro
2 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
I’m a single mother with two boys in the house ages 7 & 2. My life had become cluttered and chaotic, so I reached out for someone to help get me organized. Barbara at Zen your Den has been fabulous. We started in the kitchen and are working on bedrooms. I’ve already noticed a difference in mealtime and morning flow. I’ll post before and after pics when we finish. She is so great to work with, has great tips, listens to my individual needs and is very patient. It has been worth every penny!Mar 18, 2018VerifiedBarbara T.'s reply
You are fun to work with, Wendi! We will get it done. I am enjoying the process; it's easy when working with someone so motivated!
Barbara helped me a ton....I didn’t even know where to start and she got me Pointed in the right direction. She worked non-stop and helped me accomplish a great deal. So pleased I met her and even more grateful for the work we got done.Mar 15, 2018VerifiedBarbara T.'s reply
Thank you for the wonderful review, Lana! The local shelter will appreciate all the linens you donated to provide a comfy space for dogs and cats waiting for homes or receiving care. And there will be some happy humans who receive all of your other donations! I am glad I was able to help you get started :)
- 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!