Common Questions


You may have a lot of questions when looking for a Professional Organizer or Stylist. This is a very personal process - I mean, at some point I will probably be touching your underwear! Finding the right match is important. Below are some frequently asked questions I have received. Don't see your question here? That's okay, book a free Discovery Call and get your question answered.

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What if I am embarrassed by the amount of stuff I have?

Asking for help is a sign of strength. Acknowledgement of the problem is the first step. We are all good at our own things and tapping into someone who has the skill sets you need (going to the doctor when you are sick, going to school to learn) is SMART! 

How long will it take?

This is one of my most frequently asked questions. The length of time is determined by a few factors:

  • How many things you have (paper takes longer)
  • How quickly you make decisions
  • Level of sentimentality/complexity
  • How involved you want to be
  • The number of people involved
  • Number of labels needed
  • How many new projects that occur as a result of tidying
  • Your budget
  • Unknown factors
The good thing is, you're in control of ALL of those variables.

How can I find the time to get to all this stuff?

If something is important to you, you will make the time. I work with clients who are READY to make a change. Through our work you will learn skills to find more time in your day. This means less time spent looking for items or deciding what to wear, and more time doing the things you love.

What if I don't want you to be in my home?  ​

That's ok! All of my services are available virtually. This means YOU are in control of what is seen. It is less intrusive and provides you more privacy. As with all services, I work with you at your pace, which reduces the stress level.

 

With virtual services, you will still learn skills as you move through the process, which increases your confidence in yourself, your decisions, and the process.

What if I can't afford it?

Ways you may be losing money because of clutter:

  • Duplicate purchases - because you couldn't find an item
  • Impulse purchases - buying clothes you don't love (and don't suit you), that hang unworn in your closet
  • Wasted food - Throwing away uneaten or expired food because you forgot you had it
  • Lost productivity - being late to work (or school, or a meeting) because you couldn't find your keys, phone, or computer
  • Storage unit fees - rent for things you likely don't want
  • Late fees - you can’t find bill to pay it, overdue library books, car registration
  • Sunk costs - unreturned items that don’t fit, you don’t want, etc
  • Bargain purchases - unneeded items bought because it’s a “good deal”
  • Avoiding being home - spend more money eating out


When you take the time to take control, you will find money in places you didn't even know were possible. 


You can't afford not to do this, and I can help!

Should I wait until I am at my goal weight before getting professional styling help?

Let's dress the body you have NOW. Feeling better about yourself as you are will give you confidence and energy to work towards your goals. It has been scientifically proven the way you dress impacts your mood and how others perceive you. So, let's make them think, "She's got it together!" 


When you lose weight, we can celebrate that too and update your wardrobe accordingly.

Still Not Sure?

These are some common concerns when I speak with potential clients:
  • Think I’m going to judge you? One of the first things I tell clients is, "This is a judgement-free zone." I am a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and hold a safe space for all my clients. Additionally, I will not force you to get rid of anything, you chose what leaves your home.  
  • Think you won't be able to maintain it? Want me to just do it for you? What I've found is that there is tremendous power in being able to do something yourself. Sure having me declutter, organize, and style you is fun, but what happens when I’m gone? What happens when those rooms get messy again, or outfits don’t work for you anymore because things have changed (in life, in size, whatever the case may be)?

    I am giving you the tools to be able to do this for yourself over and over again. Not to mention, you’ll have me right by your side. You can message me at anytime and I’ll help you choose an outfit, tell you if something isn’t working, or where to shop… It’s like working with me in person but better – for real. 

  • Um, you're kinda expensive! Well, you're going to get what you pay for. Think you can’t afford it?
    EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of my clients has said,
    "I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. You are worth EVERY DOLLAR." I'm not joking.


    It’s interesting how we can so easily spend money on things like dinners, trips to Target, movies, or our pets. That money flies right out the window without a second thought. But when we think about spending money on something that will actually
    improve our lives and change our bottom line? That’s when we start second-guessing ourselves.

Honestly, you can’t afford not to do this. How much money is hanging in your closet or sitting in a pile in the garage right now? How many of those items are you actually using, wearing, AND loving? How much money will you save when you are making the RIGHT choices going forward? How much money can YOU make when you feel like sassy little rock star at the office or you've made space for positive energy and experiences to pour in by releasing those unneeded items?


Our time together will be LIFE. CHANGING. I promise.

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More Common Questions

Answers to more frequently asked questions about my services and home organization in general...

What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer is someone that helps you to overcome clutter and disorganization to make your life less stressful and more joyful, and your time more efficient.

Why hire a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer not only helps you organize your space(s), but they also create easy-to-follow systems so YOU can maintain these spaces. They are there to help you through the entire process in a variety of ways:
  • The client may do the work themselves with some guidance from the organizer (a DIY package), 
  • The organizer can assist the client with the work physically, 
  • The organizer can assist the client with the work virtually (via a Zoom meeting),
  • The organizer can do everything themselves after receiving guidance from the client.
The organizer is there to assess, file, declutter, destress, organize, and sort to help make your spaces work for YOU, and create a joyful place for you to live.

What are the benefits of getting organized?
EVERYTHING! You will find yourself having more time and less stress, you will know where everything is located (which saves time, money, and headaches), and it will make your life easier and, more importantly, MORE JOYFUL! 

An environment in disarray plays a huge part on your attitude, outlook, and even health! It makes life so much simpler when your environment is organized, clean, and things are easy to find. It saves you money, time, and improves your health and relationships.

Which areas do you service?
I will tackle anything from your children’s playroom to your kitchen pantry. As a Certified Personal Stylist, closets are my favorite space! Almost all areas of your home, office, and vehicles are covered. If you don’t see your area listed on the Services page, set up a call and let's chat about a customized plan for you.

Will you work with me or just coach me?
It is entirely up to you. If you do not want to touch a thing, you don’t have to. But, if you or anyone else wants to help, it will get the job done faster, and in the end, save you money.
Teaching maintenance skills is an important part of my mission, and all sessions include individually tailored support and education to help you maintain the systems we set up.

How do I get started?
Set up a free Discovery Call and let me know what rooms/areas you would like to address, and share any other details think will help. You can pick a time for our initial call that best works with your schedule.

What takes place at the free Discovery Call?
In this complimentary, no-obligation call, we'll cover your specific organizing needs, the challenges you face, and I will share my organizing process with you. Everything you share is 100% confidential & judgment-free. This is a required first step for all services.

What takes place at the initial on-site or virtual meeting?
Either in-person or virtually I will evaluate the space(s) as-is (no need to clean or tidy up!) and formulate a plan of action. Then, we will discuss what problems you have with the space(s), what you would like to see change, and what is currently working for you.

Will you be flexible and able to work around my schedule?
I am here to work with you and your schedule. You can pick times that work best with your schedule.

Will my sessions be confidential?
You betcha! Everything you share is 100% confidential & judgment-free. To see other ethical codes and guidelines I stand by, please read the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy on the bottom of my website. 

What are your rates?
Please see the Services page for details.

What if I only need you for a few hours?
That’s A-Ok! There is a minimum of 3 hours per session, but you can also book more, as needed.

What payments are accepted?
Cash, checks, and all major credit cards are accepted. Payment is due at the end of each work session (each day) unless you have prepaid for a package (which can save you money!).
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