What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My standard rate is $35/hour.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically start out with a short phone interview to discuss basic information and the problems that are going on in a nutshell. The next step is to come out to the home to assess needs on site. From there the first work session is scheduled. I usually work with the client to get their home in order. Sometimes it only takes a few sessions to finish or get enough momentum going to leave the client confidently conquering the rest. If I'm staging a home, I am usually in and out in a day.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began this work in 2011 when I found that people would pay me for digging through their old boxes and forgotten drawers! Right away, uncovering hidden treasures and long-lost space became my passion! It has been an incredible journey, and I look forward to organizing (and staging) for a long time to come!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with corporate CEOs, stay-at-home moms, children, empty nesters, and single bachelors and "bachelorettes."
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently helped someone gain an entire room in their home that was not being utilized for anything but storage. It was as if an extra room was built onto the house!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Sometimes people can feel guilty for not being able to (or not wanting to) get organized. Organizing can be an overwhelming and daunting task. It's well worth the investment to regain that control. Sometimes we need a little (or a lot of) help, and that's OK!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
People thinking about hiring an organizer need to ask themselves when they will have the time to dedicate to the process. It is a time-consuming process, but with the help of a professional, it will go much quicker than working alone. Time can be such a precious commodity, but it's worth blocking out and committing to a schedule. The faster the task is accomplished, the more cost-effective and satisfying the results will be!