What is a Professional Organiser?
Professional organisers are those who can help you simplify your life by making your home or business run smoothly by getting rid of the clutter and organising closets, cupboards, drawers, files and entire rooms of homes. They make the most use of any space and find a place for everything. This is a service that can take days or even weeks to complete, but will have your home looking cleaner and un-cluttered. Most of all, the service will make everything in your home and office easy to find and allow you to live much more efficiently.
You may be surprised at other services many organisers offer. Each organiser has their own skill-set and personality. There are some who are also interior designers, while others assist students in study and time management. Some offer space planning and Feng Shui and others offer event planning. The Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO) can provide more information.
What Happens During an Organising Session ?
First, we’ll look at the space that needs help and discuss your likes and dislikes. Then we’ll assess your space, challenges, intentions and more. Next, we’ll create a strategy to create a useful, organised space. Then, we begin! At the end of the session, we assign you “home-work” and schedule your next organising session. Finally, we collect payment for the session or for a packaged program.
How Long Will It Take?
This depends on the size of the room and your level motivation. Generally, in 3-4 hours we can complete a small space such as a pantry or closet. Larger or more complex areas, like kitchens, home offices, garages will take longer. Some clients need someone to help them get started. Others prefer someone to help them from start to finish. Each client’s needs are unique.
Can a Family Member or Friend Help?
It’s great if your family and friends want to support you. They can be helpful during a session in lots of ways by:
Looking after the baby or taking young children out
Taking the dog for a walk
Hanging out laundry
Bringing boxes and bags downstairs
Admiring the process and giving encouragement
Loading the car with items leaving the house
Dropping bags at the local charity shop
Putting out the rubbish and recycling
Taking items to the local recycling centre
Providing and lunch and preparing refreshments
What if I’m Embarrassed?
Working with an Organiser is nothing to be embarrassed about. Getting help from an organiser is no different than getting help with any other thing you may not be able to do on your own: Professional Organisers are skilled specialists who help create order where it’s lacking.
Some people think organising is something everyone should be capable of doing. The truth is not everyone can, or wants to.
Even if you can, you may be too busy, too stressed, too tired to deal with everything on your own.
What is the Process?
Our three step process can help.
Who does all the work?
My aim is to transfer knowledge to you and not just organise your space alone. This is best done with your involvement. There are however, certain situations where I can work alone so long as you are readily available if we need a decision made. Therefore you can decide how involved in the hands on work you wish to be.
What can I expect to pay?
The industry rate for professional organisers’ ranges from $60 to $120 an hour and the decluttering process can last from 4 hours to 7 days.
Our packages vary between $70 to $85 per hour. We offer two ways to purchase our organising services: pay-as-you-go single session and multi-session packages.
We provide guidance and coaching as needed as well as practical assistance. The focus is on residential decluttering and organising, which includes thorough paper sorting so that you feel back in control.
We would love to work with you whether we meet just once or several times.