New clients often contact me and ask if we can skip the In-Home Assessment. I strongly discourage this. While the client is truly the only one that knows the ins and outs of their own home, an assessment is the best way for us to begin working together as a team. This first meeting is crucial for painting a clear picture of your needs so that I as the organizer can customize a plan and provide you with the best results.
The assessment is as much for me as it is for you. Before moving forward, it is important for me to make sure you are comfortable working with me. Part of my job involves going through your belongings and listening to stories from your life. These are often very private and intimate details that you wouldn't share with just anybody. In order for our future sessions to yield the best result, it is important that there is an underlying layer of trust between you and I. Change is never easy; that fact informs my compassionate, non-judgment approach.
Organizing issues are very rarely limited to one room or area of the home. Quite often during the assessment, we will end up looking at the entire home even if I am just called in to help with one closet. All the different areas of your home and life are connected and can be affected by disorganization.
Assessments start with a tour of your home while you tell me what you identify the problems. I also like to hear about what IS working so we can build on the progress you have already made. I will suggest specific techniques that will work in your situation and also recommend useful supplies and products if I feel they are needed. You can then choose to execute the project yourself, book virtual coaching sessions with me to help keep you accountable, or hire me to complete the project with you in hands-on sessions. No matter what method you choose, I can help you achieve the best result!
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When I first started my business a few people wondered what I was even doing.
Friends and clients alike asked me,
“What is a professional organizer?”
“Isn’t that what cleaners do?”
“Why would I hire someone to organize when I can just do it myself?”
The realm of professional organizing is not well known despite popular TV shows like Hoarders and Extreme Clutter. While some of those shows are amazing and give people motivation and ideas to get started on their organizing journey, unfortunately that kind of motivation often goes away when people realize decluttering is hard work and can’t be done by one person in one hour. Projects end up taking longer than expected and people get overwhelmed to the point of quitting. So let's break it down!
When should you call on the help of a professional organizer?
If you are feeling overwhelmed by clutter, try reaching out to a professional organizer. I promise we will not bite! :)
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I am the Owner and Queen Bee at Busy Bee Organizing. Join me on my journey of helping other declutter and refocus their lives by organizing the space they call home.