Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a professional organizer?

Clarity of Values – You are able to focus on what is important to you.
Saving Time and Money – You get to spend time on what fulfills you and not constantly overwhelmed by having to make tons of decisions.
Assistance and Energy – An objective source who isn’t emotionally attached to your items can be invaluable when deciding to keep, discard or donate.
Peace of Mind – This comes from having less stuff to look after (did I mention less stuff to lose?!)
More space – For creativity and relaxation – This applies mentally, as well as physically.
Supports the Community – Your consigned furniture, clothing, and decor is turned into a donation in your name. Every donation makes a difference within your community.

Hey! Just imagine all the ways you can use your re-claimed time

How long does organizing take?

Work is billed by the hour, so it’s important to prioritize the goal(s) of each session. Ideally, we will move carefully and efficiently together.

Progress depends primarily on how quickly you are able to make decisions about all of your stuff. I will work with you to reduce, sort, and organize your items. Think of organizing is a process; and sessions are more like working with a personal trainer for a marathon, rather than a stressful one-time workout!

Finally, as a native Coloradoan, I know how the often our seasons change (sometimes all in one day), so most clients schedule quarterly appointments to stay on track, or tackle another area in your home.

How much does Professional Organizing cost?

Metro Denver Area Rates
One-hour, in-home project consultation: $75 charge to be credited towards the project rate.
Project rate: $50/hour with a 3-hour minimum
3-hour minimum per appointment includes complimentary removal and donation of items in 1-car load.
48-hours notice to cancel any appointment. Clients who cancel less than 48-hours will be invoiced for a $75.00 cancellation fee, or half of the scheduled time for that day.
Any additional project supplies are a direct reimbursement and based upon a client’s budget and style preferences.

Outside of (1) Hour Driving from Metro Denver (6-county metro region)
One-hour in-home project consultation: $100 charge to be credited towards the project rate.
Project rate: $50/hour with a 6-Hour minimum
6-hour minimum per appointment includes complimentary removal and donation of items in one car-load.
48-hours notice to cancel any appointment. Clients who cancel less than 48-hours will be invoiced for a $150.00 cancellation fee, or half of the scheduled time.
Any additional project supplies are a direct reimbursement and based upon a client’s budget and style preferences

Flying from Denver to Your Home/Office Location
Project rate: 30-minute virtual consultation via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype
$50 consultation charge to be credited towards project rate with a 12-hour minimum
3-hour minimum per session includes complimentary removal and donation of items.
48-hours notice to cancel any appointment. Clients who cancel less than 48-hours will be invoiced for a $150.00 cancellation fee, plus the cost of any flights or re-ticketing.
Final project rates will be inclusive of hotel, rental vehicle, and flights.

How will we work together?

The goal is to have all of your organizational systems work for your preferences and needs.
Please let me know what’s important to you, and we will make it happen collaboratively.
I will not tell you what to do and then abandon you. I am with you every step of the way… unless you want to tackle it alone. I will not tell you what to keep or discard, the goal is to help you make the best decisions to reach your stated goals.

What is Clutter?

Anything (clothes, furniture, photos, books) that you keep “just in case.”
Paper that is the wrong place – such as the pile of mail or bills covering your dining room table.
Appliances that you never use (bread maker, panini press, pasta maker, I see you!)
The pile of magazine articles or recipes you’ve cut out to share with friends, and haven’t shared.
Things that you have too many of – one (blah) beige sweater-set is enough!
Things that are broken – the zipper on those pants, that lost button.
Clothing you haven’t worn in over a year, or no longer appropriate for your body, or age.
Items you can’t identify – random cables, keys, and anything in a junk drawer.

“Everything you own, owns you right back.” ~ Courtney Carver, de-cluttering guru

I cannot imagine getting rid of anything! I don’t think I can do this…

Note:If this process feels physically painful to you to let go of your things, you may have a hoarding disorder, and be well-served to seek the help of a behavioral psychologist.

Please visit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s website for more information.

Please contact me if you have more questions.