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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire Colleen's Professional Organizing Services?

I know how busy you already are. When you hire Colleen's Professional Organizing Services, I will take care of the whole organizing project.   I'll sort, categorize, organize, and set up a system that'll work for your lifestyle to keep you organized into the future.

What spaces can you declutter and organize for me?

I love organizing a variety of spaces, included but not limited to: 

- closets    

- nurseries

- playrooms

- craft rooms

- family rooms

- kitchens

- pantries

- bathrooms

- laundry rooms

- mudrooms

- basements

- garage - organize and upgrade

- small office / home office - paper management

Are supplies included?

No. I include costs for any recommended supplies in my estimate for your approval beforehand. For larger purchases such as furniture, shelving or even decor items such as linens, carpets, etc., I require a deposit before purchasing.

I'm nervous to show you all my stuff.  Will you promise not to judge?

No worries! I get it: your stuff is personal to you.  I treat your items and your space with care and consideration, and we won't ever judge you for what you want to keep. My work is 100% confidential, and my job is to help you create a peaceful and functional home. and what to get rid of.

Are you going to make me get rid of all my stuff?

Absolutely not!  I'm here to guide you and remind you of your organizing goals, but you get to decide what to keep.

How long will it take to organize my space(s)?

This depends on how many spaces you'd like organized and how much decluttering will be necessary to achieve your goals.   Since you make the final decisions on what to keep, the pace at which these decisions are made will drive how quickly I can work through the space - hence, why I charge an hourly rate.  After your on-site Assessment, I will create a custom plan, noting your priorities. and my best estimate of how much time each space will take.  I'll check in with you regularly on how things are going as we move through the work together. 

Do I have to be there while you organize?

No!  If you need to run errands or take the dog out for a walk, you can rely on me to take care of the organization.  But if you prefer to be home while I work, that's ok too.   The only step of the process we'll need you for is to tell me what you want to keep.  Please plan to spend a minimum 10-15 minutes at the beginning and 30-60 minutes at the end.  

What do I need to do before the Assessment?

You will receive an invoice for the Assessment of $50.00, and payment must be received before to confirm our appointment together.  If you book an organizing project with me, this fee will be credited toward your project upon booking.  Also, there's no need to tidy up your spaces before the Assessment. I want to realistically see what is and what isn't working in your space.

OK, I'm ready to get organized. How do I start working with you?

Yay! The 1st step is for us to chat over the phone so I can learn more about you and your organizing project and discuss your needs and goals.  2nd - We schedule a one hour in-home Assessment ($50  in order to view your space(s), discuss your budget, time frame and your expectations.  3rd - we will schedule your project and get you organized!

To get started you can fill out a Contact Form, or call me at 519-878-8244.  I'm so excited to get started on your organizing project!

Do you have gift certificates available?

Yes I do.  They make great gifts for birthdays and holidays.  New mom's really appreciate them as well.

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