FAQs


" Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off your goal."
--- Henry Ford

Trying to plan an upcoming move, downsizing, liquidation or new system for organizing your belongings can be daunting – especially when amount of space is limited or an attached sentimental value to items is involved. The process of getting organized, streamlined and prepared both physically and emotionally for this kind of change can take time, and it definitely involves a clear understanding of the process.

Here are some common questions about the various services we provide and some answers to shed light on how we can help you address your most critical organization needs.

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Organization/Downsizing Services

How can I stay organized afterward?

First, we will work together to set up a system that is tailored to your needs and that works for you. Through our sessions together, you’ll learn tips and processes that you can use on your own to maintain your new organized lifestyle. If you wish, we also offer maintenance visits to “tweak” the system or help you stay on track.

What do you charge? Do you charge for consultations?

Organizing and downsizing services are charged at an hourly rate, which is payable by cash, check or credit card at the end of each session. Prepaid blocks of time are available for purchase at a discounted rate. Your first consultation, which is done over the telephone, is free of charge.  Please call for our current rate.

Why should I hire an organizer?

According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, “a Professional Organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills.” Consider It Organized can help you to declutter, organize space and design systems to help you create the life you want and deserve. We’ll assess the areas challenging you and provide custom solutions to help you follow a plan designed just for you, providing ideas, information and encouragement every step of the way.

How long will it take to get organized?

Though we’ll be working together one-on-one to help you make decisions and keep you moving smoothly through the process, the amount of time it takes depends on several factors. These include how motivated you are, how quickly you make decisions, the size of the area to be organized, and degree of clutter at hand. At Consider It Organized, we often work in 3–4 hour blocks of time, which is typically enough time to complete small projects.  For larger projects, it may take several sessions. We also provide additional maintenance sessions to help keep you on track until new habits have formed to support efforts to manage it on your own.

Will my organizing sessions be confidential?

Absolutely! We know that our clients place a high level of trust in our services. As a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), we strictly adhere to a Code of Ethics requiring that we serve our clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, treat them with respect and courtesy, and hold all client information in the utmost confidence, both business and personal.

Do I have to be present when you’re organizing or can you do some jobs without me there?

We meet you where you are and with what you need. You will need to participate in the sorting and purging process, since you have the ultimate say in what stays and what goes. During our hands-on organizing time, we’ll serve as teacher and consultant to transfer the organizing skills and information to you. Because we are designing a system to meet your needs, your participation is crucial, especially in the beginning stages. Once the sorting, purging and system creation is complete, your participation may be optional. On the other hand, some of our highly self-motivated clients simply need an organizing expert to create a plan that they can implement on their own.

Are you going to make me throw out my stuff?

Absolutely not. Although we may recommend that you consider weeding out things that you no longer use or love, the decision about what to keep and what to donate or recycle is completely your own. These are your things and the end result must feel right to you. We will guide you through those decisions and help you find good homes for anything you decide not to keep.

Can you work within my budget?

We can definitely work within your budget in any number of ways. We can create a plan that you can implement yourself.  Or if we do the hands-on organizing with you, we can work within your budget by prioritizing the steps of the project, spreading the work over a period of time, and assigning you tasks to complete between sessions. Though there may be any number of ways you can work with Consider It Organized, our main focus always is to provide you a plan, fresh ideas, practical solutions, and an accountability partner to help you get started on the road to an organized lifestyle.

Do you accept credit cards?

Payment is collected at the completion of each session, and we do accept cash, personal or business check, or a major credit card.

How do we get started?

Pick up the phone and call us at (813) 949‑2069 or email robin@consideritorganized.com. Once you email or call, we will have a brief telephone consultation where we’ll ask questions to better understand your needs. This offers a great opportunity for you to ask any questions to help you decide if we’re the right organization resource for you. At that time, we can decide to set up a time to get together for a free 30-minute needs assessment. If you select Consider It Organized for hands-on organization support, we typically work in 3–4 hour blocks of time, which can be spaced out according to your needs.