Each home organizing project begins with a needs assessment and planning discussion that includes a tour of the areas of concern. This conversation lays the foundation for our work together.
During this discussion, we will talk about your lifestyle as it relates to your organizing needs: What do you want? What is working? What is not working? We then discuss your habits and preferences: Do you like open or closed storage? Do you like to hang your jeans or fold them? When we have a sense of what your needs and space limitations are, we come up with a personalized, step-by-step plan detailing what we are going to do and how we are going to do it.
Once the plan has been established, we start sorting and editing items in the space. If we are working side-by-side with you, it is our role to keep you focused and efficient, and prevent you from getting overwhelmed. If we are working on our own, we are sorting according to the plan that we developed together. This part of the process usually takes up the bulk of the session.
Once everything that no longer belongs is out of the space, we create systems customized to your preferences and find homes for your things. We like to re-purpose the containers and organizing tools you might already own, but if there is something else that would work better, we will take measurements, recommend what you need, purchase it for you, or leave you with a shopping list.
Finally, when everything is in its place, we talk about maintenance. For us, this is a very important part of the process. We give you tips and techniques, specifically for your space and habits, which you can use to maintain the order long term.