Organize and Stage

Your Home

​(901) 229-4570



Organize and Stage Your Home offers Donation Dropoffs in Memphis TN

How do you charge for your services?
Pricing is per hour. We have a minimum of two-three hours for appointment sessions. We also take away your donated items and drop them off at a local charity - FREE. We also assist with shopping for organizing supplies.

Working with a more experienced "Certified"

Professional Organizer (CPO®) will save you money. 

Our hourly rates are affordable. It is wise to hire

someone experienced, trained and focused 

to keep your project moving at a swift, steady pace. 

This will save time, which will save money. 
 
Please call for a free phone consultation at (901) 229-4570 and get a rate quote.

Teresa James, CPO® has the experience to:

  • Quickly analyze the situation
  • Design solutions for your lifestyle 
  • Keep clients focused and on task 
  • Empower you with organizing skills


Pre-paid packages available for "Smart Savings".
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Organize and Stage Your Home can help you

How to Choose a Professional Organizer or Home Stager?
Start by asking them these questions:

  • What special type of training and certifications do you have to verify your qualifications?
  • Do you continue to educate yourself on organizing issues and trends?
  • What professional organizing associations do you belong? 
  • Where is proof of a business license and business insurance?
  • What is in your written contract/service agreement?
  • Where are your "Before" and "After" pictures of your own work?
  • How long have you been in the organizing business?
  • What services do you provide? 
  • Why is your organizing process hands-on or just consulting/coaching?
  • Whom will I work with? Will it be Teresa or an assigned employee?
  • What is your fee structure?


FAQs

Why is CPO® important and what does the CPO® do?

  • Efficiently organizes spaces / time / papers
  • Teaches you how to organize / stay organized
  • Continues to invest in up-to-date education
  • Has quality client service experience
  • Practices a strong code of ethics
  • Meets stringent requirements to be certified
  • Has demonstrated a body of knowledge for the organizing / staging / relocating fields


Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) designation recognizes those professional organizing consultants who have met specific qualifications and have proven through examination and client interaction that they have the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. The level of a professional organizer's education and involvement in their industry can have an impact on the value (time, money and solutions)  they can offer their clients and on the ability in showing clients how to stay organized.

What does ASP® mean?
Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®) designation recognizes those professionals trained and certified under strict guidelines using proven Staging techniques. The ASP® designation is the benchmark designation of the entire Home Staging Industry (this is where staging first began in this industry).


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Will you make me get rid of my stuff?
No. My role is to help you make decisions about your belongings. You are the final decision-maker. I will talk to you about your things so we can establish how and where you use them, and then we'll find the appropriate place for everything that makes sense to you and the overall organizing plan. If you decide your home is too crowded and you would like to pare down your belongings, I will facilitate your decision-making process so that it's not so overwhelming.


 I am embarrassed about my mess. Will you judge me?
Absolutely not. I recognize the sensitivity of this work and respect your privacy. I also understand your organizational challenges and address them with compassion, skill and trust. I am here to help, not judge! Teresa also abides by the NAPO and ICD Code of Ethics and is always confidential. When I enter a client's home or office, I treat it as if it were my own.

Clutter and disorder 
happens when people do not have sufficient knowledge, skills, time, resources or support to effectively manage their life circumstances. It can happen to any of us. It creeps up and by the time people realize things have gotten out of control, it's usually way too overwhelming to address the chaos without help.


How long will it take?
Good Question! The key components are the volume of stuff we are working with and the client's ability to focus and to make decisions.

When decluttering or organizing a space, the amount of time it takes is dependent on (1). how big 
the space is, (2). how much stuff is in the space, (3). how quickly the client can make decisions, and (4). how much work the client is willing to do between appointments.

Unlike the work of a contractor, plumber, etc., decluttering / organizing is dependent on the decision making of each client, which can vary widely. Every project is different and each organizing project can be designed around what works for your budget and your desired level of participation. I recommend having one working session with client before giving estimates. This way, I have a better idea of how fast the project will move. Because we customize the organizing process to you and your needs, we are unable to give specific estimates for projects over the phone.

A simple closet may take only a few 
hours, whereas organizing an entire house may take more sessions. Some clients need only a session or two to see immediate results. For larger projects, others prefer weekly or monthly maintenance sessions to keep the momentum going and facilitate amazing space and life changes. Teresa is prepared to provide the level of service you find most helpful.