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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Professional Organizer?

 

What is an Organizational Coach?

 

What does CPO mean?

 

Why hire a NAPO Organizer vs. a non-NAPO Organizer?

 

Shouldn’t I be able to get organized? What will a Professional Organizer do that I can’t do myself?

 

How will confidential matters be handled?

 

How much do you charge?

 

How long will it take before I see some results?

 

I have ADD (or I think I do) and never have been able to be organized, can you help?

 

Do you work with businesses?

 

What is Home Staging?

 

Do you guarantee my home will sell quicker and for more money?

 

Can you help with moving?

 

Do you sell gift certificates?

 

 

What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring of organizing skills.

 

What is an Organizational Coach?

An Organizational Coach works with clients beyond the general professional organizing services.  An Organizational Coach is trained to get to “why” the disorganization is happening and works with the client to find the right solution to become organized and stay organized.  Many clients with ADD, ADHD, chronic disorganization, executive functioning disorders, brain traumas and other challenges work with an Organizational Coach to create an environment where they are succeeding, not struggling.

 

What does CPO mean?

A Certified Professional Organizer credential recognizes professionals who have met specific standards and proven through exams and client interaction, that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification.  The certification program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics, and lets clients know that CPOs are committed and serious about the work being done.  CPOs go through the re-certification process every three years to ensure they are current on their experience, knowledge and skill set.

 

Why hire a NAPO Organizer vs. a non-NAPO Organizer?

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has been recognized as the organizing authority for over 20 years.  NAPO offers organizers the opportunity to sharpen their skills through on-going education and professional development.  NAPO has a Code of Ethics which members abide by.

 

Shouldn’t I be able to get organized?  What will a Professional Organizer do that I can’t do myself?

There are many reasons people contact a Professional Organizer to get help with organizing.  If organization is not an innate skill of yours, don’t worry.  It can be a learned skill, by the organizer transferring skills, knowledge and techniques to you.  For some people it helps having a partner for assistance with setting up systems, making decisions and motivation.  And for others, it is about not having the time to set up the right systems, and once they do, putting the support in place to maintain it.

 

How will confidential matters be handled?

All discussions and materials are kept in the strictest confidence.

 

How much do you charge?

Rates are reasonable and depend on the type of service.  Please contact me to discuss your project and I will be able to discuss rates and provide initial estimates for a particular project.

 

How long will it take before I see some results?

My clients will tell you…I don't waste time. After we chat and review your needs, we'll get to work. I'm very good at sizing up a situation quickly, rolling up my sleeves, and getting started.

 

My work typically pays for itself in the results — often on the first visit. Clients have found money, saved late fees, reduced spending and re-gained control over their schedule and appointments. Entrepreneurs and business owners have also improved their time management efficiency and productivity.

 

I have ADD (or I think I do) and have never have been able to be organized, can you help?

Yes!  I have helped many clients with ADD/ADHD and on-going disorganization challenges learn to become organized and stay organized.  This is one of my areas of expertise.  Using a unique coaching approach, I will teach you specific strategies to work with your challenges, not against them, utilizing your natural strengths.

 

Do you work with businesses?

Yes.  I can work with you and/or your team to create better systems that will result in increased productivity.

 

What is Home Staging?

Home Staging is the art of preparing a home for sale.  The goal is to make the home most appealing to the highest number of potential buyers.  Organized and staged homes sell faster, many times for more money.  This can start with de-cluttering and organizing the home.  We also offer additional Home Staging services that include furniture re-arranging and décor to make the home look and feel it’s best for prospective buyers.

 

Do you guarantee my home will sell quicker and for more money?

Like any home stager we cannot guarantee a particular price or timeframe.  But I can tell you that research shows this practice is highly effective in home sales.

 

Can you help with moving?

Whether it is you that is moving or a senior member of your family, hiring a Professional Organizer can make this process happen quickly and be a less stressful experience.  We can assist with various aspects of the move: de-cluttering, packing, coordination with movers, liaison with new residence, un-pack and set up new home.

 

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes.  It is important that the person you buy the gift certificate for is ready to get organized. I highly recommend you check with them first.

Please contact An Organized Life for a complimentary phone consultation.

Phone: 617.852.0353

Email: mj@an-organized-life.net

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