1-323-230-0297 Pasadena, NELA

FAQs about professional organizers

What does a professional organizer do?

A professional organizer can help with any project, large or small, in your home or home office.

At Get Organized Already, a large part of our job is helping people feel comfortable and happy living a less cluttered and more simplified life.

We will work together to make your space more productive. An organized space will look and feel more calm as well. Our service includes taking away any items you no longer need and donating them or disposing of them correctly.

“Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!”

National Association of Professional Organizers

What is the procedure?

All get organized already! inc packages include any/all of these options:

  • Initial assessment of the project(s)
  • Identifying your goals
  • Customized organizing plan
  • Hands-on organization of space
  • New system suggestions
  • Supply recommendations
  • Follow up encouragement (by phone or email) to help you keep your commitment

How much does it cost?

professional organizers rate3 hour minimum per appointment. Pricing includes removal of all unwanted items.

All organizers are trained and insured. (and very friendly)

Monthly Organizing Sessions

For only $225 a month, you can have your favorite organizer visit once a month. That’s just often enough to keep things running and even handle special circumstances.
Specifically designed for people who feel disorganized most of the time or people who are suffering from serious overwhelm!

Consultations:

If you are motivated to do the hands-on organizing yourself, an organizer on our team will provide a unique action plan, complete with supply recommendations and detailed steps to take.

Gina is trained in interior design and can offer you a consultation in that field as well.

Our consultation rate is $100/hr with no minimum.

The fine print.

Our typical appointment is 4 hours long. All organizing sessions have a 3 hour minimum.

Payment is due at the time of service. Paypal is preferred. We also accept major credit cards, checks, and cash. Checks should be made out to Get Organized Already! inc. Returned checks will incur an additional fee. Organizers do not accept tips. They do accept baked goods and cheese!

Parking and supply costs are additional.

Travel fee of $25 applies to appointments over 15 miles from Eagle Rock, CA.

10% additional charge for appointments held over holiday weeks.

The number of professional organizers you hire is completely up to you. Some people feel more comfortable working one on one. For many projects we will recommend involving 2 organizers in order to save you time and money.

48 hours notice is requested to cancel an appointment. Clients who cancel fewer than 24 hours prior to their appointment will be billed a cancellation fee equal to one hour of the organizing session.

How long does it take?

Because we work by the hour, it’s important to prioritize each session. If left on our own, we move very quickly, carefully, and efficiently. 

How fast things progress depends primarily on how quickly you can make decisions about your stuff. An organizer will work together with you (sometimes on parallel mini-projects, sometimes on the same thing) to thin out, sort, re-purpose and generally organize your things.

Getting organized is a process and our visits are more like working with a personal trainer than a stressful one-time workout. Most clients have us back on a semi-regular basis to stay on track or to catch back up. 

Do I have to get rid of my things?

I promise you will keep everything you love and love everything you keep.

What about my privacy?

All of our professional organizers are trained people of integrity. Our standards are high.

At Get Organized Already, I will provide you with a written and freshly signed Non-Disclosure Agreement before we start any project. It goes against my principles to violate the gift of your trust.

For more warm-tummy assurance about trusting us please see the Code of Ethics on NAPO’s website. (NAPO is the National Association of Pro Organizers. I am an established member of this association.)

I'm afraid I will be the worst case you've seen. How embarrassing!

Our organizers are not interested in making you feel shame or embarrassment about your situation.

Yes, we have worked on some bad cases of clutter and neglect. But, we are here to help you and that will never include judgment or negativity.