Angie Organizes Process Details

The success of your organizing is dependent on our mutual performance.  My job is to analyze your situation, work with you to get organized, teach you new skills and help you make the changes you desire.  If we have created a new system, your job is to maintain it long enough for it to become our new routine. This being said every circumstance is unique so remember these are only guidelines. 

Here’s what you can expect from me:

1.     I will be on time and give you my undivided attention.  I will also apply my knowledge of organizing principles and products to your specific situation.

2.     I usually work with you, not for you.  While we work together you will learn new organizing skills and reinforce existing ones.

3.     Hands-on organizing sessions are 3 hours minimum.

4.     I will not throw anything away without your permission.  Together we will identify what you use and what you want to keep.  Then we’ll store it in an organized manner and decide what to do with your unwanted items (toss, donate, sell).  If any item is recyclable I will always stress the importance that we recycle it over tossing it.

5.     Here are some factors that affect how long a job will take: How fast you work and are able to make decisions; how much work you are willing and able to complete on your own time; the size and accessibility of the spaces to be organized; the level of organization desired; the number of interruptions allowed (e.g. telephone, children), etc.

6.     I will keep your personal information confidential.  I follow the NAPO Code of Ethics, which can be found on our website at:

7.     I may ask to take photos of your space.  There are three main reasons: 1) Photos allow me to look back at areas I need to do planning for our Action Plan; 2) Before and after photos demonstrate progress and serve as motivation for both of us; 3) I may want to use the photos in my marketing materials (only with your written permission).

Here’s what I expect from you:

1.     My successful clients have these characteristics: They are ready to make changes and try new things; they recognize that the value of getting organized far outweighs the cost; they have the ability to be patient with the time span of the organizing projects and understand that getting organized is a process, not an event.

2.     A hands-on organizing session will be easier if you are rested and have had something to eat.  The work we do may (or may not) be physically demanding, but you will be making a lot of decisions.  Please tell me if you need to take a break at any point.

3.     You are responsible for all costs of organizational products or supplies that I have to purchase.  You will not be required to purchase unless you agree that you will buy the item.  Many clients already have most of the items they need, so it is up to you to want to purchase anything new.  Time I spend shopping for organizational products will be billed at an hourly rate (though this is not common).

4.     Please be aware that sometimes, cluttered spaces get worse before they get better.  I will make sure we have time to clean up at the end of each session and leave you with a functional space between sessions.