Frequently Asked Questions

We have collected some of the most frequently asked questions about personal organizers, in general, and about our specific services. If you have a question that you don’t see here, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why should I hire a professional organizer?

I have read organizational books and tried many different organizing strategies. Why aren’t they working for me?

What geographic areas do you serve?

How much is it going to cost?

What happens at the initial consultation?

I think I could do the work myself, if I just had a plan. Can you help me with that?

Once I’m organized, how do I keep everything under control?

What other services do you provide?

I’m embarrassed about my messiness and don’t want anyone else to see it! What advice do you have for me?

Why should I hire a professional organizer?

When you enter your house, do you feel calm? If the answer is “no” then you may need the assistance of a professional organizer. Our homes should be a peaceful place to relax, enjoy hobbies, spend time with family and friends, and be able escape the outside world. If you walk into any given room or closet and feel overwhelmed, can’t find things, or are frustrated at the number of times you have tried to “straighten up” but it just gets messy again, then a professional organizer can help. A professional organizer can help you declutter and provide you with systems and techniques to keep the space organized and hassle-free for years to come.

I have read organizational books and tried many different organizing strategies. Why aren’t they working for me?

Every person has different ways of doing things. Since each individual varies, you need a tailored approach to organization. What matches your personality? What motivates you? What discourages you? Is there a reason you keep falling back into old patterns? Clutter and disorganization are very common among Americans, and it’s unlikely that any one book or method will completely work for you. Try to mix and match approaches that reflect your personality. And remember that many items you buy that claim to get you organized really just add to your existing clutter. If you don’t know how to properly use the items, they end up either unused or being used incorrectly.

What geographic areas do you serve?

More than eighty percent of my clients live in the Shasta area; however, I am willing to travel up to 60 miles outside of Redding to service clients.

How much is it going to cost?

We are not open at this time. Thank you for your interest.

What happens at the initial consultation?

At this consultation, we will roll up our sleeves and take an in-depth look at the area you feel needs the most work. I will ask questions about what the space is used for and how you want it to change. I’ll offer some organizational ideas as well as an estimate of how long I think it will take to finish the project.

I think I could do the work myself, if I just had a plan. Can you help me with that?

Sometimes I give my clients a written plan, but more often than not, I’ve found that we can do the work together in the same amount of time it takes to write a plan that’s thorough enough to be helpful.

Once I’m organized, how do I keep everything under control?

Keep using the systems that we set up. With a little daily maintenance, you should have no problem! And don’t underestimate the power of the right tool (or storage solution) for the job. I especially like storage products by Lillian Vernon and The Container Store.

What other services do you provide?

I run errands and do personal shopping for my clients at my standard rate of $60/hour. I also hold organizational seminars at churches in the Shasta area at no charge.

I’m embarrassed about my messiness and don’t want anyone else to see it! What advice do you have for me?

It’s probably not as bad as you think. We’ll just take it one step at a time. Think about how good you’ll feel when we’re finished! Also, everything I do is confidential, so no one will know but me!