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.
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 happen 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.
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.
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.
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).
If you have any other questions not answered here, please call, text, or email me and I will be glad to answer any of your questions.
Pricing is per hour. We have a minimum of two-three hours for appointment sessions. And we work on week-ends at the same price.
Working with a more experienced "Certified" Professional Organizer (CPO®) will get you expert help and save you money. Get value for your money by hiring a "Certified" Professional Organizer who haslots of ideas and expertisefrom formal training and experience.
Please call for a free phone consultation at (901) 229-4570 and get a hourly rate quote.
Teresa James, CPO® has the experience to:
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 you money.
After each organizing / decluttering session, we also take away your donated items and drop them off at a close-by local charity - FREE (donation receipts will be returned to you for tax purposes). We can also arrange for Trash removal.
We also assist with shopping for organizing supplies/tools for a small fee.
Pre-paid packages available for "Smart Savings". Just ask!
Gift certificates are also available. Perfect gift! Give a gift that makes a lasting change! No refunds, only credit of hours.
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