Frequently Asked Questions
Why Hire Neat Peach Organizing?
We make your life simpler and bring out the best version of your home. Neat Peach Organizing gets you and your family organized and creates easy-to-follow systems to help keep it that way.
What is a Professional Organizer?
A Professional Organizer offers support with evaluation, decision-making, and action around objects, space, and data; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding function, order, and clarity.
What is a Productivity Consultant?
A Productivity Consultant offers support with evaluation, decision-making, and action around time, energy, and resources; helping clients achieve desired outcomes regarding goals, effectiveness, and priorities.
Do you do the work or help me?
That's up to you! For some clients who simply don't have the time to spare, I can do everything for you. For clients who want to learn how to do it yourself, working one-on-one is key. I will teach you how to become and stay organized.
Do I need to clean up or buy anything before you arrive?
No, please do not clean up or buy anything before we begin. It's important for me to see how you live in your home. I need to see the clutter so I can determine the best way to make it disappear for good. I will not judge you so there is no need to be embarrassed. I will not be shocked by the amount of clutter. I will work with you to find organizing solutions so you will be happy to invite guests to your home.
How many hours will it take to organize?
That is a tough question because each situation is unique. Determining factors include how quickly a client can make decisions, the amount of clutter, the amount of disruptions during the work time and more. The process will go faster if you are willing to do homework between sessions. Some clients simply need someone to help them get started, and then finish the jobs themselves. Others prefer to work with the organizer from start to finish. Each client’s needs are unique.
My whole house needs organized. Where do we start?
Each client is unique; this might depend on where you feel the most stress, the area that looks the worst, or the area that is most critical to your family or office functioning. For example, while the kids’ playroom might look the worst, the kitchen might need to come first if it is the epicenter of your family; it’s a room that needs to be functional immediately! Neat Peach Organizing will help you determine where to start if you are unsure.
Are you going to make me throw everything away?
No way! I will not force you to get rid of anything, but I will challenge you by asking tough questions about your items. Anything you discard is your decision alone. I am only there to assist you. My goal is to help you find and keep the important stuff, and let the rest go in the most eco-friendly way. I will be there to cheer you on as you let things go that no longer have a purpose or bring you happiness.
Can my kids be home while we organize?
Sure, but remember that very young children may slow us down, and you’re paying for this special time with a professional organizer. So we recommend that you have a sitter watch younger children. When organizing older children’s rooms, they should definitely be there to help and give input.
Will I need to buy a bunch of organizing products?
No, in most cases I will offer solutions for your space with the organizational products you already own. Many people who desire to be more orderly have accumulated some good organizing products. I will always try to use products you already own. I may make product suggestions and can even shop for you if necessary. The cost of these products is additional, but not marked up. The decision to purchase items is completely up to the client.
How much does it cost?
After the initial in-person consultation, Neat Peach Organizing will provide a time estimation to complete a project. The project cost is determined by the client and how many service hours they are interested in purchasing. Service hours are available in time blocks; 4Hours or 8Hours at a time. Here is more pricing information.
In reality you are paying for the transformation of the space while the organizer is paid for the value provided.
The final project cost is determined by the amount of clutter, the size of the space, the client's ability to make decisions, and the client's availability/disruptions. I match my pace to the client's pace, never rushing through tough decisions, but moving forward in an efficient manner.
Is it worth the money?
Living in chaos can be expensive. How many times have you bought nutmeg, because a recipe called for it, and come to find out you already had three jars in the cabinet. Maybe you waste time looking for things you can no longer find. "Time is money", right? Perhaps you miss a payment on a bill, incurring late charges and unnecessary fees. Investing the time and money now to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of being organized can pay off big in the future. When you hire a professional organizer you are paying for their knowledge, their ability to understand how you function, and to develop a system that works just for you. You end up saving money by investing in a person who can teach you to organize on your own. See what my clients have to say.
How do I get started?
If you have other questions that haven’t been answered in this “frequently asked questions” section, or you’d like to set up an organizing session, please text or call Neat Peach Organizing at 314-853-4040, or email firstname.lastname@example.org