How can a professional organizer help me?
A professional organizer can provide you with ideas, structure, motivation, support and teach you skills to help you maintain order in your work life and home life.
How do I choose the right professional organizer that will help me with my specific needs?
Local professional organizers work to obtain similar goals but they do have various methods, unique teaching skills and experiences. It is important that you are comfortable with the organizer you are hiring. Therefore, we recommend that you do your research by reviewing their website, calling them directly or asking a friend. Check to make sure the organizer has the specific set of skills you are looking for and when communicating with them, make sure you connect with them personally.
How do I know if an organizer is credible?
An organizer is credible if they are a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. NAPO requires that their members abide by a strict code of ethics and maintain certain requirements to be an upstanding member. Professional organizers may also have other relevant certifications and specialties that they acquired from the ICD (an affiliate of NAPO) or other organizations.
How much will it cost me to get organized?
The cost of getting organized depends solely on the job at hand and the organizer you choose to work with. Some jobs take just a few hours while others take several weeks or months. Fees also vary according to the Organizer's fee structure and rates. Fees may be based on an hourly, daily, weekly or project basis. However in general, In the greater Richmond area, fees can range from roughly $50.00 to $150.00 an hour.
What kind of services do professional organizers offer?
Some professional organizers offer a wide range of services, while others limit their practices to a specialized niche. For example, some organizers work with business rather than residential clients; some specialize in creating custom filing or closet systems; others may specialize in preparing for moves or organizing collections and memorabilia. There are even professional organizers who specialize in working with clients who are chronically disorganized or have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). The clearer you can be about your specific requirements, the easier it will be to select a professional organizer whose expertise is a good match for your needs.