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What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer is an individual who works with you to create customized solutions to your organizing challenges. A good organizer provides ideas, information, structure, support, systems and solutions that will enable you to meet your goals of clutter free living, efficient use of time and resources, easy retrieval of items, and best and most attractive use of space.




Why do I need a Professional Organizer?

If you are searching for a Professional Organizer, you have probably already come to the conclusion that you are unable to get organized on your own. Maybe you feel that you don’t have the skills or the patience or you just do not have the time to do it on your own. Regardless of what the reason is, congratulations, you have taken the first step to ending the struggle. Hiring a professional will help you get the job done expediently and efficiently. A Professional Organizer can be the objective eye and the helping hand that will lead you from your current situation to the one you have been hoping to realize.




Why should I choose A+ Organizing?

The founder, Ron Shuma, is very experienced, empathetic, non-judgmental and client-focused. He is excellent at working with you to achieve your goals in your home or your office. Ron is masterful at creating space, getting rid of clutter and achieving a look of comfortability and style in the way you wish to be represented.




What does the FREE 30-Minute Consultation entail?

The consultation is the first important step that we take together in identifying your individual needs and challenges so that we can customize a plan for your personal style and budget to help you reach your organizing goals. During the consultation, we will discuss what you wish to have organized and your challenges in keeping these areas organized. This will then be the basis from which we can develop your individualized plan of action to reach your goals. Click here to contact us about your free consultation.




Should I tidy up before meeting with an organizer?

No, you should not. We want to see how you normally live and what habits you have. We can then identify the sources and challenges of your organizational issues. This will provide valuable information in order to make useful suggestions and offer ideas on how to improve your situation.




Should I buy boxes or other organizing items before working with an organizer?

We recommend that you do not purchase additional boxes or other organizing devices until we have had a chance to fully assess the situation and determine your specific needs. It is often the case that individuals already have too many of these items because they are being used to store things that they no longer need or are being used inefficiently.




Does the Organizer do the work or do we work together?

There will be times when we will work together and other times when we may work separately. Initially, we will work together so there is a shared vision as to what needs to be accomplished. As we move through the process, we may work together to provide guidance in the sorting and elimination phase. If you feel comfortable with this process, you may choose to do some of this as “homework” on your own. There are also times when you may choose to have us sort through some things on our own and then have you rejoin us when it comes time to make decisions on what to keep, toss, donate or sell. And finally in the phase of organizing all of the things that you wish to keep, your involvement in that will depend on your own goals and need for familiarity with these items.




What kind of input will I have in the organizing process?

As we proceed through the process of bringing organization to your home, office and/or life, we encourage you to provide feedback. This enables us to do the best possible job for you. We invite you to talk to us about any aspect of our work as professional organizers and encourage you to keep us informed of your expectations and needs.




Can organization be taught?

Yes, we will be glad to work with you to set up systems based on your personal organizational style. We recognize that not all people think the same and therefore no two people organize the same. Once we determine what works for you, we teach you the corresponding supplemental skills necessary to make organization a reality for you.




Will my information be kept confidential?

Ron Shuma is a professional with high integrity and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. He is, committed to keeping confidential all of your information, both business and personal.




How do I know I can trust an organizer with all of my personal data and possessions?

Ron has excellent references. They will no doubt assure you that he is competent, professional, trustworthy and discreet.




How long will it take to organize me?

We strive to make the organizing process as quick and efficient as possible. However, every client is different and brings to the organizing process their own unique needs and goals. The length of the organizing process depends on the number of rooms you wish to organize, the size of these spaces, the amount of clutter or other items, your motivation to get organized and the speed with which you can make decisions during the process.




What will I do with all of the excess stuff?

Some of the "stuff" you will want to store, some you will want to throw away, and some you may choose to donate or sell. We can provide you with a variety of resources to meet each of these objectives. We can also help you to coordinate with these resources so that you can regain your space quickly and efficiently.




When will I know that the work is done?

When you have a place for everything and everything is in its place.




     

© 2009, 2007 Ronald C. Shuma