Will you take pictures inside my home and will you tell others about anything you see?

We do take before and after pictures. Although certain pictures may be selected at random for our website/social media— none will have a name connected to the client. We try to change the location also! Organized Joy offers complete confidentiality. We will never mention your name or discuss private things in your place! Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Do I have to be there when you are organizing?

No. It all depends on what you prefer... If you just want things organized, I work alone. Sometimes clients prefer to work side-by-side so in that process they can learn sorting, prioritizing & organizing skill... that does usually take longer than when I organize by myself, so that’s up to you to decide what you’re looking to get out of it all as well as what is within your budget!

I’m so embarrassed for you to see my home, office, closet, garage, playroom, etc... will I need to tidy or clean up before you come?

No! If you do that, I won’t see an accurate picture of the problem to better understand your needs! :)

Are you going to make me throw out everything?

Absolutely not! While I tend to appreciate the minimalist lifestyle, my goal is to create a space you feel comfortable in... one that allows you to find what you need & is manageable to maintain! If anything besides garbage is removed, it is because you have decided it is no longer useful to you... I will ask you questions to help you in this decision process and may recommend some things but ultimately, it is your decision as to what stays & what goes!

What if my spouse is not on board with this whole process?

For our work to be successful, everyone needs to be accepting of our working together...

Do you do come look at the areas that need to be organized?

Yes, there is a consultation where we decide if we are a good fit- It takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
We meet at your place and look at the areas you need done. I am there to ask & listen to what you think is working, what isn’t working, what you really want as an end result! I have a basic contract and waiver for you to sign at that time as well!

How long is an organizing appointment?

Depending on the project type... paperwork vs garage vs toys... and your availability, appointments can last 3 hours to 12 hours! If you’re working with me, you may be tired and done after 3 hours but sessions can be up to 12 hours— some clients prefer to get it done as soon as possible... it all depends on your preference! Ultimately, you are the final decision maker on how long a session lasts, though!

Is there advertising on your vehicle?

Yes; I have it on the back window! If you prefer that I park in a specific place like the street, on a side street, back in your driveway, etc. , please let me know!

Do you drop off donations after organizing sessions?

I offer 1 complimentary drop off donation trip after each session... whatever can fit in my vehicle! :)

Are you a CPO (certified professional organizer)?

No. Could I take the exam this weekend, be certified and charge $20-$35/hr more than I charge now? Yes! That’s not my goal though... even though I have been organizing for years, I’d like to gain more experience and actually work for the CPO title, including the 1500 paid hours!