What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. I'm an Evernote fan and taking classes on learning how to use the app better so I can teach my clients. I'm always reading up on organization and productivity strategies.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
People can pay as they go "per session" - A session is 4 hours but pays for 3-5 hours.
People can purchase a package of sessions at a discount (we estimate how many sessions it would take to complete a goal)
People can purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription where they pay for 3 hours a month of organizing time and we work on various projects each month.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was in the accounting field and liked the systems that were traceable and created a result each month. If something was wrong we could figure out where in the system that needed to be tweaked. This helps me in the line of work giving forethought to designing organizational systems foreseeing what the best course of action for my clients could be and making suggestions.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Helping them wade through the tough decisions of what should go and what should stay. Deciding the best places to store what stays with the goal of keeping the systems in place long after I'm gone.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Sometimes it gets worst before it gets better. But working with a professional it should get better faster and with more sustainability than if you were doing things on your own.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Professional Organizing is like Personal Training. There are tons of books, videos, magazines and tv shows on fitness. But there is sometimes a disconnect between knowledge and implementing it. Same with organizing. We learn our client's struggles and use our expertise to create a plan that works for them that we hope is sustainable.