Questions & Answers from the Organizer

You have many options when choosing a professional home organizer. At Status: Organized, I believe in creating simple-to-use organizing systems that allow you to efficiently maximize your space and time. My focus will always be on treating you and your home and belongings with care and respect as we work together to declutter and organize.

Here are a few questions and answers to start us on the road to Status: Organized:

Q. What does a professional organizer do for me?

A. Great question! An organizer brings order to a room by creating a system that assigns a specific home to every belonging. By implementing this system, the client will save time by not searching for misplaced items, will feel an increase of clarity as the mind is not distracted by the surrounding items, and will save money as duplicates (and sometimes triplicates) are not purchased. In addition, when a client needs to “reset” the home, s/he will know where to return every item, reducing the number of decisions and stress that typically accompanies “tidying up”.

Q. Who is the professional organizer at Status: Organized?

A. My name is Stephanie and I’m the one that will help you transform your spaces. Read about me here.

Q. What hours do you organize?

A. 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday, by appointment only.

Weekend appointments may be scheduled for an additional $15/hour charge.

Schedule on my calendar.

Q. How much does it cost to organize my space?

A1. Monday-Friday, Status: Organized performs organizing services at the fee of $340.00 for the first 4-hour session. Additional time may be booked at $85.00 per hour. Design time and time exceeding scheduled sessions will be billed in ¼ hour increments at the corresponding hourly rate. All on-site work is booked with 4-hour minimums.

A2. If requiring weekend organizing (Saturday or Sunday), Status: Organized performs organizing services at the fee of $400.00 for the first 4-hour session. Additional time may be booked at $100.00 per hour. Design time and time exceeding scheduled sessions will be billed in ¼ hour increments at the corresponding hourly rate. All on-site work is booked with 4-hour minimums.

A3. If your home needs double the love, let me know and I’ll bring another organizer. Cost depends on the structure of the organizing.

Q. Do you offer packaged rates?

A. If you know your home will need a little extra love, Status: Organized offers three introductory packages:

Daily Dose24$1,898
Royal Reset18$1,469
Status: Organized Introductory Package Options

Half payment is required upfront and sessions will be scheduled once payment is received (minimum of 6 hours each scheduled day). Remaining payment is due once half the package hours have been utilized. Hours include decluttering, organizing, system planning, donation drop-off, and shopping. Purchased hours must be utilized within one year from the purchase date. Additional time may be booked at $85.00 per hour.

Q. Do you offer consultations?

Consultations are $100 for up to an hour. You may also schedule a Walk & Chat and bring photos on your phone.

Q. Where do you organize?

A. Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas.

Q. Do you travel?

A. Yes, 30 minute travel from 77007 is included in the session. Additional travel time is charged at $85/hour.

If an overnight stay is required, additional fees apply:

  • $700 per day + $100 for every hour worked over 8 hours
  • Food + Hotel: based on IRS per diem by city (subject to change based on current data):
    Austin: $61/$161 | Dallas: $66/$154 | Fort Worth: $61/$167 | Midland/Odessa: $61/$183 |
    San Antonio: $61/$124

Q. How long will it take to organize my space?

A. The time to organize each space varies and depends on a variety of factors (e.g. the size of the space, how many items need to be purged, if the client is there to help, etc.). With the understanding that it will take more than a few hours to successfully declutter and organize a space that’s taken months (if not years) to clutter, we can work quickly and efficiently to put the space to rights.

Q. What occurs during the initial session?

A. During the initial phone or email conversation, we will decide if my services are what you need. If yes, Status: Organized will schedule an initial 4-hour session. First, we discuss your expectations and what you hope to achieve through my services. Then, we’ll take a tour of your home as you describe the daily habits in the house, where you store items, who uses what, what you’re envisioning for the space, etc. Finally, we begin organizing the space. After four hours, we can stop for the day or continue organizing (based on how you are feeling or your schedule).

Q. Should I tidy before you arrive?

A. Please do not tidy before I arrive as I need to experience your true state of living. With this information, I’ll be able to discover the break down in organization methods and design a system that you’ll hopefully be able to implement on a daily basis.

Q. What if purchased supplies are required?

A. I attempt to organize a space based on what the client has in the home and can bring a few basic bins and totes. If additional organizing products are needed, I am happy to offer recommendations or purchase agreed upon supplies.  All costs will be passed on to the client and shopping time will be billed at the hourly rate.

Q. Do you donate my items?

A. Items can be donated to a local charity or the charity of your choice. Please let me know if you’ll need a tax receipt or an itemized list. Time will be billed at the hourly rate.

Q. What if I have to cancel my appointment?

A. Proper consideration regarding cancellations and appointment changes is expected. Appointments cancelled within 48 hours of a scheduled appointment time are subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of scheduled work. Same day cancellations or no shows are charged 100% of the scheduled work.

Q. What methods of payment do you accept?

A. Cash, check, or credit card, including payments through Chase QuickPay or Zelle. Please send payment to

Q. Are you an active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals)?

A. Yes, I am a Professional NAPO Member. View profile here.

Q. Are you an active member of NAPO-Houston?

A. Yes, I am active with NAPO-Houston. View profile here.

Q. Do you actively attend training?

A. Yes, through NAPO University, NAPO-Houston, and various local trainings.

Q. Do you have business insurance?

A. Yes, through State Farm.

Q. Why are you an organizer?

A. Thanks for asking! Everything about this “work” calls to me. I believe that organizers change lives by reducing stressors and helping clients take back control. The joy of that, of seeing clients stand taller and breathe easier, it fills my soul. So, thank you for considering me and adding to my own joy.

If you feel ready to begin the organizing process or have some questions, please contact me. You may also schedule a session directly on my live calendar.

Happy Organizing!