What do I need to do before my consultation?
Nothing – Our organizers need to see exactly how you live and function. Do not put away items or clean up. We need to see the real you.
What do I need to do before the organizers arrive to work?
At the consultation, you will receive what we call “homework.” These are tasks that we ask you to do before our organizers arrive to organize your space. Some of our clients do their homework, others do not. It makes the process go quicker if you do the homework.
Normally our organizers leave you with homework after each visit. This allows you to work in between appointments and helps you see results faster.
Should I hire one or two organizers to organize my space?
We require two organizers to be in the home when working alone with all male clients. Other than that, you have a choice. Having two organizers is a better deal cost wise and the process goes faster. However, some clients cannot multitask well and will do better working with only one organizer.
If you have a lot of heavy lifting, moving furniture, boxes, etc., we would prefer that you have two organizers. 90% of our clients work with two organizers.
I have many small miscellaneous items that I would like to donate, who would you recommend?
We suggest that you call Salvation Army at 1-800-95-Truck. They will come right to your door to pick up your items. They are normally in each neighborhood once or twice a week. If you can’t wait, then any Goodwill or other local donation spot will accept your items. Be sure to get a receipt for tax purposes.
Can organizers help me with organizing my electronic files on my computer?
While we are professionals when it comes to organizing areas in the home, our organizers are not trained to deal with electronic organizing. We may suggest some tools or ways we organize our own files; but we do not do any moving, unplugging or actual work on computers.
I have a home-based business and I don’t know what to keep. Do the organizers understand and know what to keep for taxes and references?
Yes. All our organizers are trained to organize household and business papers. We understand that with home-based business comes additional tax write-offs if you qualify, and we want to help you get your maximum return.
With papers, there is always a learning curve. Finding out what you have, if you need it or not, and filing it in systems that will work for you, is all part of the process. We will get the paper clutter under control.
Can an organizer come to my home or office twice a month to keep me organized, as an ongoing service?
Yes. You can be set up with the same organizer as often as you like. We have clients that book every two weeks and some every month. This allows our busy clients to stay organized all year long. It’s like paying for a cleaning service twice a week; but we come in and organize areas of the home, file papers, gather bills and take care of household business that gets overlooked in the chaos.
I need help organizing my life - meal planning, budgeting, coupons, kids’ chores, and more. Can an organizer work with us to get our household all on the same page?
All our organizers are moms. We understand what running and managing a home entails, especially with a husband and children. If you’re a woman whether you work outside the home or not, you are responsible for over 70% of the products, services and decision making that goes on in your home.
We understand your stress and we know how to help you because we are a service by moms, for moms. We can help you with organized ways to handle coupons, meal planning and getting your honey to do his “Honey Do’s.” We work together with your family to get everyone on board.
Will “Get Organized!” help with the placement of furniture in a room before organizing?
Yes. We will give verbal ideas during your consultation or other appointments. However, if you wish to have more time given to designing a layout of your room and/or working on what furniture would work, our hourly rate is $40.00.
How far in advance do you book appointments?
We book out months in advance; many times during our busy season there is a 2-3 week wait for any openings. We suggest that if you want an appointment that you call weeks in advance to insure you get scheduled when you want. Call or email us for appointments.
Does your company recommend trusted companies to do other needed work?
We love to refer our clients to companies we trust and have worked with before. We have a carpet cleaning company, realtor, mortgage loan officer, handyman, etc. We have used many of these companies in our own homes. For a complete list of our partners, click here.
Will I always have the same organizers at my home?
In most cases, we send two organizers to all the consultations. One or both of these organizers will be working with you during the entire process. Our goal is to keep the same organizer(s) in your home through the entire job.
Please understand that if an emergency came up, we would need to send another organizer or reschedule.
Can we hire an organizer to just get ideas and then do the work ourselves?
Yes. Our consultations are designed to give you our ideas and suggestions and to talk with you about systems that we would consider for your area. After the consultation, you can take our ideas and do the work yourself or have our team of organizers return to quickly get you organized.
Is tipping my organizers allowed?
Tipping is never expected, but always appreciated. If you wish to tip an organizer(s), you may choose one of three ways. Give the organizer cash, increase the amount of your check made out to Get Organized!, or tell the Lead Organizer to add an additional amount to your invoice when billing your credit card.
Does Get Organized! offer start to finish Garage Sale and Estate Sale Services?
No. Complete sale services require a large amount of time to set up and run and are not cost effective for our clients nor profitable for our company. Some clients do hire us to help with de-cluttering, purging, sorting, and pricing in preparation for sale day. This does make the process easier on the client when preparing to run their own sale.
We can also assist with resources for antique and jewelry appraisal, recycling options for electronics, consignment shops, charitable organizations for donations, trash disposal, and garage and estate sale service companies.