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What is a Professional Organizer?

Professional Organizers are those dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. People who are Organized save time and money and have reduced levels of stress and frustration.   

Do you belong to an Association?

Yes, we are active regular and Golden Circle members of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), a non-profit professional group that includes organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufactures of organizing products. We adhere to strict standards of professional conduct and professionalism as prescribed in the organizations Code of Ethics. www.napo.net

Are you Certified?  

Yes, I am a one of two Certified Professional Organizers (CPO®) in the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area.   There are only a few hundred NAPO members in US who are Certified.   A CPO® has met specific industry standards including an extensive exam and a minimum of 1500 Client Organizing hours and skill transference.  Having the CPO® designation also maximizes the value that you receive from the products and services that we provide. www.certifiedprofessionalorganizer.org

What types of things can you help me with?

We can help you deal with everything from paper to professional responsibilities and give you parameters on what to keep, what to toss, and where to take action including: 

Home or Residential Organizing
Closet Organizing, Budgeting and Bill Paying, Garage Clutter, Home Offices, Household Clutter, Kitchen Organizing, Photographs and Memorabilia, Storage, Kids, Teens and Student Organizing, and Senior Organizing.

Office and Business Organizing
Corporate and Manufacturing including Productivity and Efficiency, Customized Workflow Systems, Goal Setting, Job Descriptions, Medical and Legal Offices, Procedure Manuals, Information, Paper, Project Space and Time Management, Small Business Organizing, Training, Seminars and Workshops.

LifeStyle Organizing
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Chronic Disorganization, Disaster Preparedness, Errands and Personal Shopping, Event Planning and Coordination, Estate Organizing, Feng Shui, Green Organizing, Hoarding, Moving Relocations/ Packing and Unpacking, People with Physical Disabilities and Property Staging. 

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How long does it take to become Organized?

Although it all depends on the scope of your project, in many cases we can set up an organizing system in just a few days.  After meeting with your Organizer, the two of you can decide how often and for how long you will work together. You may only need someone to review your project and offer suggestions, or to come in and actually do the work. The good news is, once you learn good systems, habits, and tools, change becomes easier. The challenge is to continuously maintain the  new system and work on it one day at a time.

What’s the best way to get Organized?

Experts in the organizing industry agree that there are no “cookie cutter” solutions for getting organized. There are many different personality types, work styles, and environmental influences.   We can help you determine the areas in which you want to improve, such as filing, clutter control, time management, maximizing storage space, or juggling projects and priorities. Since the number   of organization-related products and services is continually increasing we work to help you find the system that’s best for you. 

How do I get started and how does the process work? 

For your convenience we’ve developed a simple 5-step process… 

STEP 1* Initial Contact:  Tell us your Organizing needs and schedule an appointment …

STEP 2* Organizing Proposal: We’ll tour your space and provide realistic time & cost estimates.        

STEP 3    Needs Assessment: For the OIY (Organize it Yourself) or the (Organize it Yourself) with our help Client.  

We’ll Tour your space and provide a Step by Step Plan (also know as our “Power Assessment”)

STEP 4    Organizing Sessions: Actual hands-on work. Sorting, Purging, Storing etc…

STEP 5    Follow -up/Maintenance: to ensure everything is “In Working Order”

*Steps 1 & 2 are required to begin an Organizing Session.    

 

Do I have to be in attendance during the Organizing Session?

Organizing is a process that involves identifying and deciding what’s important to you and we would prefer for you to be present.  However, we do understand that there will be times when you may be unable to participate. 

When this is the case, depending on the project, we will gladly make pre-arrangements to meet on location and with your permission begin the process of Organizing what was identified during the proposal/needs assessment.  During your unavailability, we’ll complete the goal of a functional, aesthetically pleasing space and keep you informed of our progress at every stage. 
This is for non-paper management Organizing projects only.   

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Should I purchase any Organizing products before we get started? 

No, we do our very best to work with what you already have.  There are times when we will recommend purchasing Organizing Products after we have assessed your space, sorted and decided what is needed to proceed.  If products are needed, we will provide you with a suggested list of reasonably priced items with advance notice of our next session and ask you to purchase them or we can shop for you.  For your convenience, shopping services are billed at our regular hourly rate. 

 

Are your services expensive?  

We encourage you to view Organizing as of Investment into yourself and your space.  Why?
Because ultimately Organizing is all about you and not about the Stuff.   The price of disorganization can be measured by calculating living or working in cluttered spaces, storing unused items, missing deadlines and appointments and making duplicate purchases.  The time, money and energy you’ll save by being Organized far out way the cost.   Living your best life, and enjoying an organized space, with family and friends? …..Priceless!

 

Will my sessions be kept confidential? 

Yes, we are a completely confidential service and bonded and insured for your protection.  Our professional policy is to be non-judgmental in all of our client dealings and “what we see in your space stays in your space”.    We also adhere to strict standards of professional conduct and professionalism as prescribed in the NAPO Code of Ethics. www.napo.net

 

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my Appointment? 

We understand that there may be an occasion when you will need to cancel or reschedule our appointment.  Our Professional Policy is: You may cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of your session without charge.  If you cancel or reschedule with less than a 24 hour notice you will be responsible for paying Completely Organized 50% of the scheduled session fee.  In addition, all appointment changes must be made by phone.  


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Don’t see what you need listed?  No problem - contact us and we will customize a plan to fit your unique Organizing needs.

 

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