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 an 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 organizer at Status: Organized?
A. My name is Stephanie and I’m the one that will help you bring order to your spaces. Read about me here.
Q. Where do you organize?
A. Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. A few times per year in Dallas, Texas.
Q. What hours do you organize?
A. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Sunday, by appointment only.
Q. How much does it cost to organize my space?
A. Status: Organized performs organizing services at the fee of $300.00 for the first 4 hour session. Additional time may be booked at $75.00 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.
Q. Do you offer packaged rates?
A. If you know your home will need a little extra love, Status: Organized offers three introductory packages:
Partial payment is required upfront and sessions will be scheduled once payment is received (minimum of 6 hours each scheduled day). Hours include decluttering, organizing, system planning, donation drop-off, and shopping. Hours must be utilized within one year from the purchase date. Additional time may be booked at $75.00 per hour.
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 will 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 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 24 hours of a scheduled appointment time are subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of 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 StatusOrganized@gmail.com.
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 and currently serve on the Board of Directors as the Membership Director. 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.