My pricing structure is hourly since there are so many variables in every job. For example going through clothing is much quicker than papers. And sometimes its difficult to see exactly what is way back in the closet or inside drawers. But I work quickly and diligently because I love what I do. And included in my hourly rate, is a trip to a local donation center (as long as I can fit it into my big SUV!) with any of your unwanted items that are in good enough shape to be donated. If something needs to go to the dump, and it fits in my SUV, then dump fees will be applied.
I think a telephone conversation is a great start so we can go over your needs and expectations. We'll get to know each other a little bit and plan an in-home meeting. There we'll take a look at the spaces that are needing attention and discuss what can be done and get an idea of what you'd like your space to look and feel like. Once we agree to work together, then sometimes I just get started then and there. Other times, we arrange for another time to start. The first thing I'll do is quickly sort items into likes, then you'll decide what you want and don't want. Once we've made donate, recycle, trash, keep piles, then I'll figure out a realistic and manageable way to organize what you're wanting to keep and put it away in a logical way with labels if needed. If containers are needed, then we'll work together in getting them purchased and installed.
I have my degree from the University of Washington and worked at Nintendo for many years. There I found that I really loved finding solutions to streamline how we worked in our department. Purging filing cabinets, finding ways to use less paper, creating web based applications to make our communication better, and other ways for us to produce better results quicker. After I had children, I began to very specifically organize my home. And then I started to organize my friends' homes when I visited them and it was suggested to me that I ought to become an organizer as my career! Sometimes organization skills are just a natural knack some people have and others have to learn it. For me it is definitely a natural skill and learned from my mom! Plus, I function so much better when things are organized in my life. And my house does get a bit out of whack - I have 3 kids! - but since I have places for things and guidelines that I follow, I can easily put it back together. That is my goal for each of my clients.