Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q. What is a Professional Organizer, and what can they help me with?
A. Professional Organizing is an industry that helps individuals and businesses de-clutter, take control of their surroundings, and create systems to optimize functionality, space, resources, time, energy and reduce stress.
Professional Organizers motivate, coach and teach clients to become self-organized and provide the physical labor of organizing a space.
Professional Organizers are separate from handymen, interior designers, professional movers, installers, etc.
Q. What are your hours of operation?
Mondays and Fridays:
9-5pm; Sessions are 9:30-3pm; Calls are returned 3:30-5pm
Q. What is your service area?
A. Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties, 30 minutes of Walnut Creek, CA. If you are out of the area, please still contact Kiera for a referral for an organizer in your area.
Q. What is the Organizing Process?
Q. Is it one person or a crew?
A. Sessions are 1-on-1 with Professional Organizer Kiera Rain.
Q. I'm nervous!
A. That's normal! Most clients are nervous and anxious before their first session. No need to panic, cancel or clean-up before the Organizer arrives. Once you start working together, you'll be more and more at ease and realize that you aren't being thought of as a slob, but being helped through an overwhelming task to have a simpler, much-improved life.
Q. Are sessions confidential?
A. Yes! When you work with a Professional Organizer, your sessions are confidential.
Q. How long does it take to get organized?
A. Here are the estimates for organizing the average American space:
2 Car Garage: 2 days to sort/purge, 1/2 to 1 day to organize
Bathroom: 1/2 day to 1 day, depending how large/jam-packed (some use their showers/tubs for storage, for example)
Bedroom: 1 day to sort/purge, 1 day to organize/arrange furniture/decorate
Clothes Closet + Dresser: 1-2 days to sort/purge/organize
Linen/Coat Closet: 30 mins to couple hours, depending if boxes/jam-packed
Junk Room: 2-3 days
Kitchen + Pantry: 2-3 sessions to finish, depending on size
Car: 1/2 day or less
Storage Unit: 2-4 sessions
Attic: 1-2 sessions
Office: 2 days to sort/purge, 1 day to set up systems/arrange furniture/decorate
Virtual Organizing: 2+ days
Financial Organizing: 1-2 days
Schedule/Chore Creation: 1/2 day to 1 day
Memorabilia: 2+ days
*NOTE: How fast it goes depends on how much stuff there is, how packed the boxes are, how big the space is, how quickly the client makes decisions, and if the client does their homework in-between sessions.