Why do people hire a professional organizer?
Our lives become overwhelming and we need help getting back on track. A professional organizer gets your home, office and/or life in shape much like a fitness trainer gets your body in shape. No pain, no gain? Sometimes that’s true.
When do people call an organizer?
Many clients call me when they are in crisis: going through a divorce, facing a career change, suffering from empty-nest syndrome, or a new baby is on the way. I frequently get calls to help clear out a home or space after a death. This seems to be one of the most overwhelming tasks people face. Whatever the reason for the call, I am here to help. Change can often be easier than we think. I even make it fun.
How long does it take?
My process with each client is designed to fit their needs. Together we work at a pace and schedule that is set by the client. Everything depends on what they want to accomplish and how quickly they are ready to accept change. I do encourage and sometimes push but no more than I know the client is prepared to handle.
How did you get involved in professional organizing?
It found me. The short story is that after travelling extensively and then working abroad for a year I returned home to Canada. I found the material things from my childhood no longer reflected who I had become. I grew up while I was away and I needed to reinvent myself, my life and particularly my space.
Once my space was cleared of my old stuff, I began helping friends and family clear out their spaces. Before long I was getting calls from strangers asking how much I charged. Hence a business was born.
How do I know which organizer to pick?
First choice is word of mouth. Find an organizer and give them a call. Prepare some questions to ask. You will know within five minutes if you will work well together. I pass clients on to another organizer when I feel they are better suited to each other. My goal is for you to succeed: with me or with someone else.