1. Why should I hire a professional organizer?
A professional organizer can develop systems that will allow you to increase both your personal and professional level of productivity; decrease the amount of stress and anxiety associated with disorganization and lost items; and help you gain control over your time, schedule and belongings. All of these benefits will ultimately allow you to have more time available to do things you enjoy most in life!
2. What can I expect from Put It There?
We will schedule an initial consultation whereby we will meet to discuss your problem areas, assess the space you have available to work with, define your goals and set your organizing priorities. A personalized plan will be developed to satisfy your needs and goals. You then decide whether you would like to implement the plan yourself, have us work together to implement the plan, or have Put It There handle the implementation from beginning to end. The choice is yours!
3. How much do you charge?
We charge a flat, hourly fee for time spent meeting with you, assessing your needs, and planning and implementing a personal organization strategy for you. You will also reimburse us for the cost of goods that we agree need to be purchased and which are purchased on your behalf to meet your organizing goals.
4. How long does it take?
This question is difficult to answer, as it depends on you. The answer to this question is based on how quickly you can make purging decisions, how large of a job we are undertaking, whether you need time to digest the work in small steps, and what, if any, deadlines we are trying to meet.
5. Are you available to help on an ongoing basis?
Absolutely! While some clients do just fine to have a system developed for them that they can maintain themselves, others need to have ongoing help. Whether weekly or monthly, we are happy to assist you as needed.
6. What is a Certified Professional Organizer? What requirements needed to be met to become certified and why should that matter in choosing a Professional Organizer?
A CPO® is a Professional Organizer who has electively chosen to submit a list of qualifications, a minimum of 1500 paid client hours, leadership roles, public speaking, mentoring and other related professional activities within the industry to an independent Board for review. In addition, the Organizer has studied for and successfully passed a certification exam reflecting knowledge of key areas within the industry. The program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics. Furthermore, continuing education classes are required to maintain certification.
7. What does it mean to be a member of Golden Circle?
NAPO’s prestigious GOLDEN CIRCLE was formed in 1990 to recognize members who have attained an elevated level of experience. The Golden Circle acknowledges the expertise of members who have been engaged in the business of organizing for at least five years and have been a NAPO member for at least one year.