What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer is a trained and experienced professional that will guide you through the steps to regain control of your space. By coaching and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, and most of all their lives. They offer non-biased observations of a person’s space and systems and create an action plan for improvement. I help you purge items, remove unwanted items, donate, and even help with consignment (no fee) for valuable items. Through coaching, I work with you to maintain your success after our organizing sessions are completed.
Do you travel outside of Philadelphia?
I offer in-home organizing services to clients within a 90-mile radius from South Philadelphia with NO FEES or surcharges EVER! This includes most of New Jersey, all of Southern New Jersey, all of the surrounding suburbs of Philadelphia (Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Bucks County), Lancaster, Allentown, most of Delaware and parts of Maryland. I also offer Virtual Organizing services no matter where you are! Contact me to discuss.
Will you make me get rid of all my things?
No, I don’t make you get rid of your things but I will help you decide what you need, what’s useful, what isn’t worth keeping, what is a necessity, and how to store the items you want. While decluttering is essential to home organization, you will always have the final say in your home.
How long will organizing take?
How long organizing sessions take depend on many factors. Some of those factors are the size of your space, the number of items in your home, the current state of your home, your motivation level, and how quickly you can make decisions. Generally speaking, we can complete a small space such as a closet, laundry room, or small office in 3 hours. Larger areas or areas with more clutter often take longer.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or American Express. Payment is invoiced before work can begin and is e-mailed ahead of time giving you the flexibility to pay at your convenience. Payment is due in full before work can begin. Visit the menu for more information about services available!
Do I always have to be there with you?
A Professional Organizer acts as a coach, working with you most of the time. Typically, we first look at your space or the areas that need attention. Then we will discuss your goals, your daily, weekly, and monthly routine, and any other important information. With this information, we can develop an organizational plan that will be communicated along with a strategy to create a productive and organized space. Each project is very different so we can discuss what you’re looking for during our initial assessment.
Do I have to take time off of work?
No way! Nights and weekend hours are always available to accommodate regular working hours.
How do I get started?
Click here to fill out my contact form. Let me know which areas need to be organized, why you’re in need of help, and your goals. Be as descriptive as possible and I’ll reach out to you shortly.
What if I’m embarrassed by my mess?
Please don’t feel bad or embarrassed! I never judge because I’m here to help you. All services provided by PHL Organizer are confidential and I also abide by my Code of Ethics.
Can my kids be home during our sessions?
Sure, but I normally recommend leaving them with family or a babysitter, if possible. Very young children may slow us down, and you’re paying for this valuable time. Older children should be there to help and give input when organizing their areas.
My whole home needs to be organized. Where should we start?
Each project is very different for many reasons. My recommendation on where to start often comes from a productivity standpoint but also with you in mind. Sometimes we may start with the area that is giving you the most stress and other times it may be tackling the largest project first due to family necessity. This will be discussed during your initial assessment.
Which package should I choose?
PHL Organizer offers two ways to purchase organizing services: single sessions and specialty packages. Single sessions are great for smaller areas or rooms with not as much clutter. Specialty packages are perfect for larger areas or heavily cluttered areas. Sessions always have a 3-hour minimum but are typically booked in 3 or 6-hour sessions. In three hours, we can make big improvements to your space. Unfortunately, after 6 hours productivity and enthusiasm levels decline as fatigue takes over and this is why I rarely schedule sessions longer than 6 hours.
Can I give organizing services as a gift?
Of course! EGift cards are available. Just make sure that organizing services are actually a gift for them, rather than yourself. Organizing sessions are only productive if the client is receptive, motivated, and ready to get organized. Also, it could be offensive if they are not ready to get organized.
If you have any other questions that haven’t been answered please contact me.