Frequently Asked Questions
I love my consult time with my clients, it helps us get to know each other more, and it offers me some ideas of what’s important to you. I take notes as you show me your spaces. I am basically gathering information, so I can be a great problem solver for you. I have an agreement to go over with you, that I will email you to sign. This gives us a foundation of clear communication of our expectations of each other. I offer free virtual consultations (through Zoom) as well as in person consultations (for a small fee). I love meeting your family, and your pets and seeing your home just as it is day-to-day. And, furthermore, I encourage you to NOT clean up before the consult. Your job is not to impress me! I’m meeting you with eyes of GRACE!
I can work solo in organizing almost any space, as long as you know that about 90% of it is stuff you want to keep. As I go through, I would set aside items that look like trash or donate to me, or maybe they look like they belong elsewhere in home (example: a screwdriver in the pantry) Speaking of pantries, I would also set aside expired food. And, then I will either leave it for you to sort through, or before I leave we can look at it together. I will also give you a tour of the space before I leave, or in the case where you’re not there (yes, some clients leave me in their house to organize while they are away), I would send you video or picture updates and notes on items I had questions about. I also tell my clients, “If you can’t find something, please ask me and I’ll tell you where I put it”
100%! You are paying me for my time, but also for my experience in organizing, I am happy to offer any suggestions I can for systems, tools, and supplies you may want/need to make your life easier. However, I want you to know that I am a frugal person at heart, which means I’m looking for opportunities to use things you ALREADY HAVE. In some cases, we find things that were going to be tossed that can be useful in a new way. Again, organizing is about trial and error and CREATIVITY, I am happy to share with you any of my right-brained thoughts as we conversate throughout the consult or the sessions!
I’m also happy to do research for you, and send you links of items you can buy for our time together.
Ummm, no! Almost every client I have, has at some point asked this or a similar question and I always tell them, I don’t have a “worst” space. There is NO grade or scale of organization, in my eyes. There are always improvements to be made. I tell people that even I would benefit from hiring an organizer, why? Because like I said, there are always ways to make a space better! You are not the worst I’ve seen, and I don’t want to you to have a false impression of others’ homes. I have been in about 300 clients spaces through my time in being a professional organizer, and not ONE of them stands out as the “worst”. Keeping in mind that almost every client I have feels overwhelmed, you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone in needing support.I also like to mention, God gave me something like rose colored glasses, you may see chaos, and overwhelm. I SEE POTENTIAL and I get excited about your spaces!
No, what I have is a natural gift that I love sharing. I remember being 4 years old and sorting in my Grandma’s pantry. I have ALWAYS loved organizing, and as you can imagine over my 30 years of life I have just gotten better and better at it.
All my life I thought I wanted to be a school teacher, I was in community college working on my Associates degree and felt like God led me to drop my classes. I did, and then I felt like He told me to go to Bible College. I spent 2 years at Charis Bible College, just for the personal growth of it. I had no plans to go into ministry or make a career out of my time there. I was getting ready to graduate and having a WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE sort of moment. My mentor at the time said, “Make a Facebook page for anything you’re good at” So, I made a childcare page, and an organizing page and within 1 month I had two friends reach out saying, “I didn’t know you knew how to organize!” One of those clients was my best friend’s Mom that I had known for 15 years. She lives in Denver, so I had an hour drive home from our session and the WHOLE way home, I was realizing… this is what I was made for. I actually had this thought during that drive “You’ve been hoarding your gift for organizing” WHOA!
I thought about my life, and how the only times I ever organized were for ME, or at my workplaces (just to pass the time, and again, because I enjoy it) But, it never occurred to me that I could help others. I also, at the time was not very aware that other people don’t like organizing, or they don’t know how to do it. The funny thing about having a natural gift, is you assume other people have it too. I started my business officially in September of 2017, and have seen the need for my services more and more. I am so grateful that I get to share my gifts, do what I love and get paid for it!
Have you thought about what you’re naturally good at lately? You may be able to share it with the world!
The short answer for this question is “Any space that has stuff!” I’ve organized pantries, kitchens, garages, crawl spaces, storage areas, kids play areas, offices, junk drawers, utility rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, closets, even cars! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re not sure if your space qualifies for an organizing session! My answer will most likely be, “I can do it!”
In short: GRACE and FRUGALITY. I take pride in being ridiculously kind and understanding to my clients, and on top of that being as frugal as possible. In most cases, I use exclusively what items a client already has on hand to organize with. This really allows my creativity to shine, and keeps the cost low for my client! I do have some clients that prefer the magazine look and want to invest in supplies at a higher level, but 95% of my clients just want a more functional space with minimal extra cost.
I charge hourly based on what city you live in. I require a 3 hour minimum for every session, but can work up to 6 hours at a time. For those in Pueblo, Fremont County I charge $60/hour. For those in El Paso County, I charge $70/hour. If you live outside of these areas, please contact me for a personalized quote!