What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Organizing Services are charged at an hourly rate of $75.00. Discounted rates are provided through our pre-paid organizing packages that are based on purchasing a bulk of hours starting at 6 hours. The rates in a package range from $420-$1200 & up. Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. At no extra charge to you, we will coordinate how to sell your items if you desire and we will also provide complimentary drop off services for your donations.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Hand In Hand Organizing provides you with more than home and office organizing, we provide you with peace of mind as well. The Organizing process begins when you contact us. During the phone consultation, we will discuss the area(s) you wish to get organized, tell you about Hand In Hand Organizing and answer any questions you have.
If you would like to proceed, we will schedule a 1 hour in-home consultation ($75.00)which will include an assessment of the desired area(s) to be organized. We will discuss your current/past organizing systems, your organizing challenges, and your goals. After the assessment, we will discuss the plan of action and provide you with an estimate for your organizing project. If you are ready to get started, we will schedule work sessions according to your availability. We are flexible!
If you hire us within 48 hours of your consultation and purchase an organizing package, the $75.00 consultation fee will be waived. If you prefer to pay hourly for our services, the $75.00 consultation fee will be deducted from your final bill upon project completion.
During the scheduled work sessions, we will work with you to decide what to keep, sell, donate, or toss. We will develop a system for your keep items to ensure that every item has a "Home."
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My background consists of a Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Studies and a Master's Degree in Education. My combined experience in organizing and social services has allowed me to have the best of both worlds. There is nothing I love more than to help others. I am a naturally caring and compassionate person and I enjoy seeing how positive change impacts a person's life for the better. I have also obtained Professional Organizing training through Profitable Organizer.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have enjoyed organizing since childhood and have applied my skills to help friends, family members, and coworkers over the years. I decided to step out on Faith and start my business. There is nothing greater than doing something you love.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Customers I have worked with include: children, couples, single persons, and persons diagnosed with ADD.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am fond of each project I have worked on because each created a wonderful transformation. Project lengths vary depending on the amount of clutter.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Create a budget for the project you would like to accomplish and ensure that you finish the project. Organizing jobs can be costly; however if you create a budget and be clear about it, the organizer will be able to determine the best solutions for you. Most people do not realize how much work is involved in organizing and may not complete the project or put it off. Be open and honest with your organizer. Be clear of your expectations.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What is your hourly rate?
Do you offer organizing packages?
What are the price ranges for your organizing packages?
What are your work hours?
Do you work on weekends, evenings, etc?