How soon are you available? What is your schedule?
My business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-6:00.
In order to provide the full level of attention, energy and personalized care that I provide my clients, I take a limited number of organizing projects each month.
Contact me to find out about current availability.
Do I have to be there?
Yes, I am there to work one-on-one with you, guiding you through the decluttering process, create organizing solutions that make logical sense for your home. And, of course, keep you energized and motivated when tidying up becomes overwhelming!
You, the client are responsible for determining what items to keep and what to let go of- if you left it up to me, I might toss things you love! If you are short on time, we may be able to work through decluttering together, and I can finish up without you. We will talk more about this during your complimentary consultation.
Will you clean my house?
I do not provide housecleaning services. If you are looking for that kind of support, I would be happy to recommend a local provider.
What is the process of working with a professional organizer like?
Life is crazy and stressful, working with an organizer shouldn’t be! Read about the simple process of working with me here!
What is The KonMari Method™?
The KonMari Method- made popular by Marie Kondo's bestseller "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up", and in the hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, is the highly acclaimed Japanese art of home decluttering & organizing.
The KonMari method guides us to mindfully declutter belongings by category, not room, in a specific order: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellaneous) and sentimental items, and keeping only what you love - what “sparks joy.” The method then provides us with additional guidance on how to store and treat the items we keep with care, and how to respect and express gratitude for your discards.
Wanting to be able to guide my clients through the life-changing process that KonMari can provide, I will be attending the KonMari training and certification program in the Spring. KonMari consultants act more like coaches helping people change their behavior and relationship to material things than workers coming in to do a job. I am proud to be the first professional organizer serving Maine and New Hampshire sharing the KonMari magic.
Is it true that if I tidying my house using The KonMari Method, I will never have to tidy it again?
After tidying your home using The KonMari Method, all you will need to do is be conscious of your shopping habits, continue to choose what gives you joy, discard what doesn't, and care for the items you keep.
Do I have to do KonMari Method?
No. While all of my organizing sessions have a focus on decluttering, the KonMari process is not the only way to organize. I am pleased to offer organizing services that are personalized to meet you and your home’s needs. We can talk more during our consultation call about what is right for you.
Will you organize my husband’s/mom’s/kid’s/etc. stuff?
Change can only occur when the individual is ready to get organized, so unless the other person is willing to declutter and tidy up, it’s best to stick to only items that belong to you. If other members are interested in taking part, I always encourage them and am happy to work with the entire family or couple!
How long does it take?
Each organizing session is 3 hours. Determining how many sessions will be necessary to get organized depends on how large the space is, the quantity of belongings you have, and how long it takes you to decide to keep or let go of an item.
I can provide you with “homework” for you to do between sessions if you are hoping to achieve more with less sessions. We will discuss what package is best for you and your home during your free consultation.
Will you make me get rid of a bunch of stuff?
I will not make you get rid of anything, but let’s be honest- I guarantee you have things that you don’t need and that don’t bring you joy- otherwise, you wouldn’t be here!
I work with clients who desire real change, and that can only happen when you are able to let things go. Rest assured, you will be guided with compassion and learn to identify what items to let go of and what things to keep.
Will I need to spend extra money on supplies?
No. While many clients choose to have a visually cohesive look by using matching baskets or containers, there is almost always enough containers already in the home that can be used to create a tidy storage system.
You are out of my area, can we work together?
I provide in-home organizing to clients in Southern New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and the greater Portland Maine area. I am happy to travel farther for an additional fee. Let’s chat about how I can best help you!
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