House Calls to Cure the Common Clutter
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)...part 2
Professional Organizer in Coronado, CA
619.996.3398 office 757.999.2664 cell
CLUTTER DOCTOR prefers to work in 3-5 hour blocks of time. Any less time does not accomplish much and any longer will burn out many clients (especially if it involves alot of paperwork). We can set a schedule that is good for your needs.
I tire easily...will we have to work all day?
Should I go out and buy containers and supplies before you arrive?
No, please don't! Alot of people, once motivated to get organized, rush out to buy bins and containers. CLUTTER DOCTOR insists that we first sort through your items and purge what you don't need. Only them will we know what's left to organize. We prefer to use things you already have around the house before asking you to invest in new containers.
Should I clean up my space before you come for the initial consultation?
No! It's important for CLUTTER DOCTOR to see your space "as is" - in its natural state so that an accurate needs assessment can be made. If you are motivated to work on your own between our work sessions, that's terrific.
Are you licensed and insured?
Unlike some contractors, professional organizers are not required to hold a business license. CLUTTER DOCTOR takes great care in the handling of a Client's belongings and we hold liability insurance to protect both of us in the case of accidental damage to your property.
Is this going to be like that organizing show on tv?
Not exactly. Please remember that on tv organizing shows, there doesn't seem to be a budget as the organizer, interior designer, carpenter and scores of other behind-the-scenes folks work 24/7. No wonder they can perform miracles in just a couple of days! What we CAN do is make your space more manageable for you in a reasonable period of time and within your budget.
Are you going to make me feel ashamed of my mess?
Absolutely not! Most clients already feel embarrased about their predicament and us making them feel badly is not going to help contribute to their success in getting organized. We consider the emotional style of our work as gentle, but firm.