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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get organized?

Every project is different. The length of time it will take to complete a project will depend on how quickly you are able to make decisions, how many items we will be decluttering and organizing, and your schedule. I will work with you to figure out a timeline that fits your lifestyle.

Should I clean up before you come?

Do not organize for the organizers. I know you will be tempted to — I would be too. But please resist the urge. I would love to see a realistic representation of how you currently use your space and what is not working, so I can understand what needs to change and how to set up a system that works for you. I never judge!


Am I going to have to get rid of a lot?

I will not “make” you get rid of anything. However, true organization is not possible without some decluttering of items you no longer need, love or use. Clutter will prevent you from reaching your goals. I understand it is difficult to let go of certain items, but I will support you along the way and even make the process fun — I promise!


Do I need to be present?

You will need to be present for the In-Home Assessment, as well as the decluttering and sorting process since your input and decisions will be necessary. If you prefer not to be present once I start the organizing, that is perfectly fine. However, you are more than welcome to be present for the entire project and learn some organizing skills along the way.


Should I hire a professional organizer before listing my home?

If your house stays on the market too long, the potential expected price reduction will cost you thousands of dollars more than our services. When you are ready to sell your home, you want to showcase your space, not your things. I’ll help you declutter the home you’ve loved while making it attractive to buyers. I can also help you prepare to move and set up systems in your new space.


Newton, MA




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