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.
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.
Absolutely not. I recognize the sensitivity of this work and respect your privacy. I understand your organizational challenges and will 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. Because we customize the organizing process to you and your needs, we’re unable to give specific time estimates for projects. The number of sessions required depends on your situation.
Every project is different and can be designed around what works for your budget and your desired level of participation. A simple closet may take only a few hours, whereas organizing an entire house may take more sessions.
Start by asking these questions:
Pricing is per hour (call 901-229-4570 for current hourly rate). We have a minimum of two-three hours for each appointment sessions. We work on week-ends at the same price. Payment is due at the end of each session by either cash, check or credit card. A 3% processing fee is added to credit card charges.
A more experienced (Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) will work faster and bring more expertise with finding creative and verified solutions for your situations and spaces and in return also save you money.
Teresa James, CPO® has the experience to:
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!
Unpacking or Staging?
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.
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).