FAQs: Hiring Absolutely Organized

Scroll down through these questions to see if they provide answers to questions you may have. If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us at 770-733-1957 or info@absolutely-organized.com.

“I’m embarrassed to have anyone see my home or office, even an organizer.”

We understand how you feel. Just remember that we are here to help you solve a problem. By contacting a professional organizer, you have taken that important first step to changing the way you will maintain your home or office in the future.

Why should I hire a professional organizer?

Let’s face it, the thought of organizing the clutter and piles of paper in your home or office by yourself is probably quite unpleasant and overwhelming. Your time is valuable, and the process of getting organized can be very time-consuming. Hiring a professional organizer from Absolutely Organized will reduce the amount of your own time required to organize your home or office. Now there is no need to postpone your dream of having an organized home or office any longer. Just contact us.

What are your credentials?

Absolutely Organized is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled professional organizers who can assist you with your organizing project. Each has successfully completed courses from industry-focused organizations, including the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), or the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM). Each professional organizer also brings a wealth of business and life experience in helping people get and stay organized. We will pair you with a professional organizer who has the particular skills needed to help you get organized. Please visit our “Meet the Organizers” page to learn more about our organizers.

What geographic areas does Absolutely Organized serve?

Absolutely Organized works with people in Baltimore, Howard, and Harford Counties and Baltimore City in Maryland, and in portions of North Fulton County and surrounding counties in Georgia. There is no travel charge if you are within a 30-mile radius from our offices.

How much is it going to cost?

Each organizing project is unique. The length of each project depends on the degree to which you want to be a part of the process, the quantity of paperwork or other items to be organized, and how easily you can make decisions about what to keep and what to eliminate.

We understand your need to control the cost. Therefore, we are happy to discuss your organizing project over the phone and suggest a program that will meet your needs. We offer several packages of services for your larger projects or greater organization needs. The phone call is free and you are under no obligation to purchase organizing services.

Each home or small business organizing work session is 3 hours long. Clients who want to minimize the cost will frequently do some of the organizing themselves in between sessions with Absolutely Organized. In fact, our goal is for you to internalize organizing skills to use in every aspect of your life, long after your current organizing project is complete.

Services and prices (Georgia):

  • Each 3-hour organizing session –  $275 (payable at the end of each session)
  • Four 3-hour organizing sessions  – $975 (when pre-paid)
  • Eight 3-hour organizing sessions – $1,775 (when pre-paid)
  • Ongoing personal bookkeeping/daily money management services – $80 per hour
  • PowerLine℠ Virtual Organizing: $80 – $180 per month; call 770-733-1957 for details
  • Public speaking; call 770-733-1957 for details

For your convenience, we accept payment by VISA®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, and personal check.

What can I expect during the first on-site visit?

Your professional organizer will meet with you for 3 hours. She will ask you to read and sign a Letter of Agreement which includes a confidentiality clause. (Absolutely Organized will never reveal information about you without your specific, express permission.) You and your organizer will then tour your home or office to assess your needs for organizing services. We will help you clearly define your goals for your organizing project. We will divide your project into logical, sequential action steps to achieving your goals for the project, and will give you a copy of the action plan. We will spend the remainder of the first 3-hour session executing your action plan. At the end of the session we will assign you “homework”, and/or schedule your next organizing session as desired. Finally we will collect payment for today’s session, or for a package program.

What other services do you provide?

In addition to providing hands-on organizing assistance in your residence, for your small business or as a personal bookkeeper, we can also help you with:

  • Ongoing support through PowerLine Virtual Organizing
  • Making product recommendations
  • Obtaining organizing products for you
  • Providing referrals to related services (such as carpenters, appraisers, trash receptacles, and janitorial services)
  • Speaking to your co-workers, clubs, and church groups

How do I know I can trust you with my things and my confidential information?

Having our clients’ trust is essential to the success and continuation of our business. We have a number of measures in place to reassure you that we will care for your things and keep your personal information confidential:

  • We agree in writing in the Letter of Agreement not to divulge confidential information.
  • We are bonded and insured.
  • We will never discard your things without your permission.
  • We can provide you many personal references.
  • We will never distribute your contact information to anyone without your permission.
  • We will not share any information collected on this website without your permission.
  • We abide by the Codes of Ethics of our professional associations.

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