Order Your Steps is coming up on our 5th anniversary in September and it continues to be a very fascinating & enlightening, yet challenging journey. We have visited with more than 100 clients at various stages of their lives. Most of our clients have very hectic schedules and/or “retired” with very hectic schedules.
So, as professional organizers, how do we customize the process of getting organized, just for you? Each person is soooo VERY different. Thus, our Challenge, to understand just how much time and money are you willing to invest?
We often know what we want, but we are not always sure what it might take to get there….
1. We can’t do it without you!
In order for an organizing project to be successful, you must be TOTALLY engaged in the process and willing to make decisions quickly. If you are really not sure if you want to give it away, keep it and move on.
We now make sure that we take breaks periodically and drink plenty of water.
Music also helps too!
2. It’s going to take TIME ! “Rome was definitely not built in a day!”
In my experience, thus far, clients are willing to invest, on the average about 6 hours!
We can get A LOT done is 6 hours, however, the pace must be fast and smooth. I must admit that my pace is a lot faster than most! 🙂 … Working through the entire organizing process; to sort, purge and organize, is not always easy, I just happen to love it!
3. We both must have Realistic Expectations! “We can’t eat the elephant!
Oftentimes, we expect miraculous results in a day, when in actually, it took months, maybe if years to accummulate the clutter that needs to be eliminated. We must break it down into bite-size pieces.
We will divide the project into phases and prioritize the areas that are most important to you. For large jobs, we will usually spend the first session or two, pre-sorting into various categories, which makes the purging process a whole lot easier.
4. It’s going to take a financial investment!
Know your budget…Organizing is an investment in your physical space, spiritual well being & peace of mind. My mission, as a professional organizer, is to give you your money’s worth in my time and expertise.
A little testimonial…
I’m currently working with a client whose project started in December. When we first met, there was a sense of mild desperation in her voice. She was just frustration with the clutter in her home and the disorder in her life. We initially focused on her bedroom suite and then on to her office. We have worked together for only 8 hrs., just once a month, but she has been fully engaged in the process. We have completed her master walk-in closet, dresser & dresser drawers, under the bed, sitting room with bookcase and bathroom!
She has a very hectic work schedule, so she has not been able to do homework assignments. However, she has maintained her space and now her teenage children have noticed that she spends a LOT more time in her bedroom sanctuary in Peace and Serenity.
Organizing is TOTALLY worth your time, commitment and money …. Your Heart and Determination will help to establish the Order!!
We will customize the process to meet ALL your needs, because we are confidence about how much better your life will be.