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Frequent Questions

Q: Why should I hire a professional organizer when a housecleaning service may work fine?

If you simply want a messy house cleaned up, then by all means hire a housecleaning service. But understand that being tidy is not the same as being organized. Nor is being messy the same as being disorganized. Here's a secret: I like to "work messy". When I'm in the middle of a project, I've got stuff all over the place. But when I'm done, the stuff goes back where I can put my hands on it the moment I need it again.  Same thing goes for cooking, putting things away while the meal is being prepared.  It's a time saving trick I like to do so I can relax after a meal, not get up and start cleaning after the meal is done.

Q: Isn't being organized just a matter of common sense? What will a professional organizer do that I can't do myself?

Organizing is a mix of logic, common sense and creativity. All of which tend to disappear when we're stressed and overwhelmed. The right professional organizer will use objective eyes and ears-as well as a creative mind-to help you step back, regain focus, and view a situation in new ways.

Q: I have a lot of things that mean a great deal to me. If I get myself organized, do I have to get rid of them?

"Organized" does not mean "sparse". It does mean surrounding yourself with things you love. I would never ask you to give away anything that means a great deal to you.

Q: Why can't you just give me a sheet with guidelines and tips for being organized?

There is no one right set of rules for being organized. Physical and emotional needs vary, as do work habits and routines. Successful organizing requires breaking molds and creating new ones-not trying to force-fit someone into a pre-existing mold or cutter cookie pre-made plan.

Q: How will you ensure my privacy?

My practice is all about trust: gaining, building, and maintaining it. Confidentiality and discretion are number one priority. I do not advertise my services on my vehicle. Any voicemail message I leave-if I must leave one-will be discreet. And I strictly follow the code of ethics endorsed by the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Q: What geographical area do you serve?

I generally work with people in the Reno, Sparks and other nearby areas. For clients outside these areas, additional travel charges may apply.

Q: How do you charge for your services?

I charge a very competitive hourly rate. Most people are pleasantly surprised at how reasonable my fees are. I feel strongly, however, that the choice of a professional organizer should not be made on the basis of price, but on the results you can expect.

My work typically pays for itself in the results — often on the first visit. Clients have found cash or uncashed checks, improved their inventory control to reduce excessive spending, and eliminated penalties for late payments and missed appointments. Entrepreneurs have also improved their efficiency and productivity.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. Through Paypal, Cash and Checks accepted as well.

Q: How many hours will it take before I see some results?

My clients will tell you: I don't waste time. After we talk, we'll get to work. I'm very good at sizing up a situation quickly, rolling up my sleeves, and getting started.

Q: So you don't just give advice and go home?

That's right. I'm a hands-on organizer. I'll sit on the floor with you, sorting through the stacks, helping you make decisions, and giving moral support. Not all professional organizers will do this.

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