~ Frequently Asked Questions ~
What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer is someone that helps you to overcome clutter, disorganization, and chaos in your life by following a successfully proven organization process and by teaching various organizational systems. At Your Simplified Space, our main goal is to help individuals decrease stress, improve productivity, and gain more control over their time/schedules so they can enjoy their life to the fullest.
What are the benefits of getting organized?
There are so many! Some, but certainly not all, of the benefits of being organized include: a reduced feeling of being overwhelmed, the ability to achieve more in less time, an overall sense of control, a decreased stress level, the ability to gain more energy and calm from your space, the ability to save time by not spending time looking for lost or misplaced items, the ability to save money by having a good understanding of what you already own and not buying duplicates, an increased level of confidence and improved efficiency when managing activities/deadlines.
What is a job assessment?
A job assessment, or consultation, (for in-person organizing services) is simply a way for us to better understand your needs so we are able to provide you with an overview of the job at hand. We will come to your home to evaluate your space(s) as-is and take pictures/measurements. From there, we formulate a plan of action! We will discuss what concerns you have with the space, what you would like to see changed, and what is currently working for you. We will provide you with an estimate of hours it will take to complete your job and then we can schedule a start time!
Will you work with me or just coach me?
The overall look and feel of each session is in your hands. We encourage you to be as hands on as you want to be. We are happy to work right along side you during the organization process, or we are happy to complete the organization process for you. If you have a 'DIY' type of personality, we also offer virtual organizing services (more info here) to help coach and guide you through the organizing process so you can successfully achieve your organizing goals. Our end goal is to help you become more organized and empower you to maintain your organizing systems so you can live a more productive and stress free life.
What if I only need you for a few hours?
That’s just fine! We welcome jobs of all sizes – big and small! There is a 3 hour minimum for each project.
Is it okay if I have pets in the house?
We love animals, but we do ask that they are safely kept in another area during the organizing process. We want to be able to devote our full attention to the organizing job at hand.
What happens to items that I would like to donate after an organizing session?
We are happy to take one car load of donation items after each organizing session and will provide you with the tax receipt for those items.
Will I be forced to throw my belongings away?
Absolutely not! Our goal is to help you make sense of your space, not force you to get rid of the items in your space. If there are items you no longer use and would like to purge, we are able to help with that, but only with your permission.
Why hire a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer not only helps you organize your clutter, but they also create easy-to-follow systems to help keep it that way. As your professional organizers, we will help you through the entire process from start to finish. We are ready to sort, file, and de-clutter every step of the way with you while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude.
Which type of services do you provide?
We offer both in-person and virtual organizing services to best meet your needs. We will tackle anything from your children’s playroom to your kitchen pantry and everything in between. Almost all areas of your home, office, and vehicles are covered. Visit our Services page for more information.
How do I get started?
Simply contact us here and tell us what your needs and goals are, what rooms and areas you would like organized, and any other details you would like us to know. We will then contact you about a job assessment. It is as simple as that! If you already know that you are interested in our virtual organizing services, head here to get started!
What are your rates?
Please see our Investment page for details regarding the prices of services we offer.
What payments are accepted?
We accept cash, Paypal, and all major credit cards. Payment is due at the end of each work session (each day).
Will you be flexible and able to work around my schedule?
We’re here to work with you and your schedule.
Will my sessions be confidential?
What happens if my space needs a deep cleaning?
We understand that all organizing will come with a certain amount of light cleaning (wiping down shelves, etc.). If your space is in need of more cleaning, we will be happy to connect you with other service providers who can assist you with those needs.
Do I need to purchase organizing bins, baskets, etc. prior to our organizing session?
While having new organizational products is always nice, it is definitely not necessary! We always try to be mindful of our client’s budgets and love to find ways to repurpose storage items you already have. If you would like to purchase new organizational items, we will definitely make recommendations regarding new items to try and provide you different product examples at different price points. If you would prefer for us to shop for your organizational items for you, we will be happy to do so. We have a shopping assistance fee of $30/hour (this does not include the price of the actual items).
Is there anything you will not touch or handle?
In order to ensure everyone's safety and privacy, we do not handle chemicals, fireworks, or firearms. We reserve the right to refuse handling any other items we regard as questionable for maintaining safety or privacy.
What is included in your Virtual Organizing Services?
Our Virtual Organizing provides a custom organizing plan for your space, with a detailed PDF for you to keep for reference. We also provide product recommendations for your specific space and email communication for (up to) 90 days to assist with the completion of your project.
What type of Covid precautions do you adhere to?
We take Covid precautions seriously and are committed to protecting you as a customer. We will wear masks when entering your home, and will use hand gel and/or wash hands frequently. We will monitor our symptoms leading up to work sessions and will be honest with you about any unusual symptoms/possible exposures. In addition, we ask clients to fill out a brief health screening questionnaire prior to our work session in your home.