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Hired 38 times
5 years in business
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10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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I consider myself an organized person, but as a full time Realtor and new mom, I just didn't have the time to conquer all of the projects in our home. The garage was always an easy one to push aside. I knew I needed help. Enter Maristella with My Space Reclaimed! She communicates with you how YOU want to communicate. Calls, texts, email. She shares her ideas with you (visuals & verbal), listens to yours, and implements the best from both sides. She's energetic, passionate, and loves to organize! She even helped us coordinate the new finish on our garage floor. We walk through the garage multiple times a day and it's so nice to walk through an organized, open, and aesthetically pleasing space that we're proud of. Money well spent! Thanks again!Jan 9, 2019My Space Reclaimed, LLC's reply
My pleasure to work with you. Thank you for these words!
As a wife and mom to a six year old and newborn she saved my marriage and sanity by organizing our brand new (unpacked but not organized) home in a brand new state. We miss Los Angeles but she made our Ft. Worth House feel like home!Sep 19, 2018Verified
Maristella is a ball of energy. She whipped my small condo into shape and helped maximize the space. She pushed me to let go of old things I no longer needed to make room for clarity.Sep 18, 2018Verified
Outstanding service! Reliable, goes above and beyond what I had asked of them. Very detailed and continues to update you every step of the way. Wonderful ideas that I will continue to use from here on out. A true professional that exceeded all expectations. I will continue to use them on a quarterly basis. Cannot thank them enough!!Sep 10, 2018Verified
Great experience and my garage is at a level like never before and in a way I did not have the skills to get it to!May 19, 2018Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?This is an unregulated industry, so clients need to pay attention to the Organizer's credentials. Credentials will be a good reference point to assess the value the Organizer can offer. Is the Organizer part of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)? Does he or she pursue the enhancement of their skills through courses and seminars? Is he or she Board Certified? Is their business insured? What are others saying about their experiences working with this Organizer? All these things speak volumes of the Organizer’s knowledge, commitment to the work, responsibility to the client, and level of ethics, which obviously will affect the value of this professional in the market. Oftentimes, the higher the value of the professional, the higher the prices he or she can charge. It is best to avoid hiring a Professional Organizer just based on price. Get to know the person first during a preliminary meeting and see how you get along with them. Inviting someone into your home to deal with your belongings, sometimes for days, can be intimidating and is a very personal and brave decision. You will need to feel comfortable with that person.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our process start with a "get-acquainted" call to see if I can help. It's a way for them to get to know me a little and get their questions answered, as well as to see if we would be a good match. After this, we set up an appointment for an assessment where we go over the project areas and discuss the problems and goals, along with possible solutions, based on the client's lifestyle, preferences, learning styles, and other factors. I explain to the client how the process would go, as well as the details of my agreement. We discuss budget and timeline. The project areas are also assessed. We discuss what is not working and the reasons why. We talk about possible solutions on this appointments. If all these factors are in alignment with the client's expectations, and the client decides to work with me, then we establish the project start date. It is important for the client to understand that the organization process of one area, usually results in a shift of belongings to other areas of the home. When organizing, if we fail to consider the whole, we fall short in the process. As a consequence, the ultimate goals might not be achieved and/or results might not last as expected. Oftentimes, the problem believed to be in one area is rooted in a different space of the home.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a Board Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®), member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). I also hold three additional designations by NAPO: Residential Organizing Specialist, Workplace Productivity Specialist and Life Transitions Specialist. Aside from this, I am a Certified International Organizing Professional (AIOP), an International Stagger and Re-Designer Professional (ISRP) and an Advanced Feng Shui Design Professional (AFDP), accredited by the QC Design School in Canada. Fewer than 10% of Professional Organizers and productivity consultants in the world have earned the CPO® certification credential. This certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort that recognizes professionals who have proven that they possess advanced knowledge and experience.