FAQ’s

A Professional Organizer is proficient in bringing order disorganized situations and helping you take control of your surroundings, manage your time effectively, and deal with your papers & computer files or email! This is done by implementing systems that are tailored to meet your needs. They will help you sort through your items and then put the items back in the most effective manner based on your life or work style. Organizers & Organizing Consultants provide services for individuals and businesses and offer a variety of services ranging from home & office organizing to business consulting and project or time management services. They also offer coaching, mentoring, seminars,& training services. Some organizers specialize in working with seniors, the disabled and those with special needs. Regardless of which service is selected, they’ll teach you how to solve your organizing problems using proven methods and principles that will last over time.

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is recognized as the association for organizers. NAPO offers organizers opportunities to sharpen their skills through ongoing education and professional development. NAPO has a Code of Ethics by which members are expected to abide. A professional organizer who is a NAPO member has made a commitment to his/her business and thus to you, the client.

There is always hope, you just need to find the right person to work with you!! With the help of a professional organizer, it is possible to learn the basic principles and formulas of organizing. To experience long-lasting, life-changing results, we can teach you how to maintain your systems on a regular basis.

No one can make you do what you don’t want to!! With that said however, you are hiring a professional organizer to ask you questions, make observations and suggestions that will help you decide what is or is not important to you. Ultimately, you, the client are the final decision-maker.

It can work either way and is a personal decision based on your needs and budget. While most clients prefer to work alongside their organizers others just need direction and an action plan to get them going. To achieve the full benefits of learning how to maintain the new systems, it is recommended that your work with your professional organizer. You will learn valuable organizing tips and can make sure your routines are incorporated into the new system.

Professional organizers are aware of the high level of trust placed in them by their clients. They should never do or say anything to breach that trust. Integrity, honesty and confidentiality are guiding principles of NAPO.

There are no “cookie cutter” solutions for getting organized. There are many different personality types, work styles, and environmental influences, so each person must find the system that works best for him or her. With the help of a organizer you can determine the areas in which you want to improve, such as filing, clutter control, time management, maximizing storage space, or juggling projects and priorities.

According to a NAPO survey, nationally fees range from $40 an hour to $200 an hour and are based on your geographic location, the type of organizing service(s), and the experience of the organizer you are contracting. Call to discuss our fee schedules.

Sorry to say, but there is no set answer as each organizing project is different. The length of a project will depend primarily on the size of your home or office, the amount of clutter and /or paper that has built up, and how quickly you can make decisions. Organization is a process that evolves at a pace that keeps you engaged. An organizer can help you set up an organizing system and teach you good systems, habits, and tools to make staying organized easier. Think about it as “being organized” or “staying organized,” instead of “getting organized.”

Honestly, sometimes things can look worse before they get better during the session. But… An organizer should never leave you in a mess between sessions. An organizer should be able to determine what can be accomplished in the time allotted for single session.

In selecting a professional organizer, it is important to find someone you like and with whom you feel comfortable. Here are some questions you may want to ask:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What is your background and/or training?
  • What is your specialty or particular area of expertise, if any?
  • How long have you been a member of NAPO?
  • Are you insured?
  • Do you attend conferences or tele-classes and stay current on trends and techniques?
  • Do you have local references?
  • Do you belong to any professional organizations?
  • What hours do you work?
  • What days of the week are you available?
  • Do you bring the necessary supplies or do I purchase them separately?
  • How often will we need to meet?
  • Do you make arrangement to take away any donations, consignments and trash?
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of employees or subcontractors?
  • Do you have any advertising on your car?
  • Do you take and publish photographs of my situation?

Simply Organized Solutions – also referred to as SOS – means we are here to help!! You might think of it as Save Our Ship or Save Our Space and you’d be right …

SOS means more than just help… it defines our simple process….

Sort …. then …. Organize …. then …. Store
and… to accentuate one of our specialties… it also means

Senior …. Organizing…. Services

There are several models available to help individuals remember how to get and stay organized. Simply Organized Solutions has trademarked the following:

GET ORGANIZED! … IN 2 SIMPLE STEPS
SORT & PLACE
— Save Here — Put together
— Other Area — Like Items
— Recycle — Assign a Home
— Toss — Containerize
— Enjoy!

Simply Organized Solutions is a top Nassau-Suffolk County, NY professional organizer on FindMyOrganizer.com!