FAQ

Is your home always spotless?

I wish!!! We have laundry, papers to process, floors to clean, dishes to wash, spontaneous get-a-ways to pack for, businesses to run. flowerbeds and lawn to upkeep, projects to complete…etc. HOWEVER, the messes are FAST to clean up because I have a daily tidying routine, and am super diligent about purging. Items are easy for me to find, get to, and put away. It if isn’t easy, it’s getting fixed! #StreamlinedLifestyleForever

So tell me how this works…and does it work? organizing by video??? 

It works! I’m basically like your personal trainer making you show up for your workout. You get to show up in your athleisure wear, like I do! When you have to meet someone for a specific reason, it heightens your ability to focus for longer periods of time. Right? We both hop on Skype or FaceTime for your private organizing sessions. No worries, video makes everyone look good. I can’t even see the dust in your home. Throughout our time together I’ll guide you through a process, but where I’m different is that we’ll take turns leading, so you can work on what you want to work on first. If you don’t want to lead, I lead. I’ll be right there to keep you making progress, helping you come to decisions, exchanging feedback, cheering, and celebrating. But, please expect some homework between our sessions. Most people get it all done, but rarely anyone doesn’t complete any of it.

What type of containers do I need to purchase before we get started?

I don’t recommend purchasing any containers. Why? Most people have plenty of containers already. Once we begin the process of cleaning out an area and consolidating what you want to keep, you’ll probably find you have lots of empty containers to work with. We’ll shop in your home first. Once we know what other containers are needed, then I’m happy to recommend containers that work well for your personality and space.

What type of expense can I expect to invest for organizing containers?

If you don’t have the containers needed to finish your organizing project, or if you want to purchase new containers for your own enjoyment, then the investment can vary greatly.

Most of my clients already have the basics of what they’ll need and do not spend a lot of money on containers. And, some of my clients have so much fun with the transformation that they want to invest in fresh, new containers for several different areas of the home and office.

You could easily spend $100 to purchase basic organizational products for an office, and more if you need everything, like a file cabinet, shelving system, desk.

For closets, you could easily spend $100, too. But, you may not need a thing!

Expect to invest $0 – $100 – $500, depending on if you already have containers or if you want to splurge. Hope that helps! For inspiration and ideas, you are welcome to download the free guide: “Top 5 Office & Closet Containers Guide”

How much stuff are you willing to deal with? Do you work with hoarders?

No, I do not work with hoarders. But, you’re probably not a hoarder if you’re here.

Messy situations happen, it’s life. But the majority of people simply get caught up in a remodeling/updating home project, or maybe have a lot of big life changes happening and basically HAVE to focus on more important priorities to keep afloat. While they were keeping up with the important stuff, the home suffered…things got mixed up, spaces got full or things started getting thrown in a temporary area so they could keep the rest of the home sane. Which is smart, and I’d recommend that in a heartbeat. There are different levels on the hoarding scale, but if you’re super ready to tackle your stuff, then you won’t turn into a hoarder that squeezes herself out of her home.

Melody Granger, Professional Organizer

 

I’m nervous and excited at the same time, just thinking about working with you! But, how do I know if you’ll want to work with me?  I’m not a hoarder, but I need organizational help because I am a hot mess behind the scenes. I want to know things are in legal and professional order, and be able to take on more business without it meaning I spend more time doing administrative and accounting stuff.

I can already tell you, you’re probably my perfect client. 😀

But, let’s be sure! If you can say “yes!” to any of the following – especially the 1st item on the list – you’re in the right place.

  • If your home is mostly presentable when someone visits, then I’d probably walk in and say, “Your home looks GREAT! where is it at?” Then, you’d take me on the tour to see the “ugh” area(s). Smaller homes don’t provide as much storage space, so your “ugh” areas may be in sight.
  • If you have storage areas, like a guest room, office, utility room, or closet/cabinets that’s either dysfunctional, overflowing, full, cramped, messy, or piles may blocking a nearly empty storage space – and you want help to sort it out, clean it up, and organize it today, then you’re in the right place.
  • If you have a lot of paper work you need sorted and organized into systems, and you want my step-by-step guidance on exactly what to do to get thru the tedium organizing process, faster than you’re probably doing alone!, then you’re in the right place.
  • If you own assets/property – rental properties, vacation homes, guardian of/ inherited home, business, jewelry, valuable artwork, vehicles, investments, etc – and you want to get ALL your important papers sorted and organized, then you’re in the right place!
  • If you have a home-based office for business and you’re ready to organize paperwork into systems you can confidently use over and over again to run your business professionally, then you’re in the right place.

 

Do you work with children?

I don’t generally work directly with children. On the rare occasion I do work with someone who has children at home, the person has a home-based-business or works from home, and needs to be professionally in order behind-the-scenes. The focus is on themselves and the business, not the child. Kids LOVE the results in the home – they’ll see and feel the difference in you and in their environment. Watch the way they stand taller… you will too!

Side note: If you have a child, then you are going to model to them how to clean out and organize things, by doing it for yourself with your own things. Talk out loud when you purge and organize, so they can understand how you come to your decisions. Be sure to respect their decisions when it’s their turn!

 

How much do you charge for your private organizing coaching services?

You may already be thinking it’s too expensive for you. But, you’ll see there are different ways for anybody to afford this.

My most popular Platinum Private Organizing Package includes 9 Skype/FaceTime Guidance Sessions over a 3 month period, unlimited email support, plus direct text access to me for quick questions for $1497 (or 3-pay payment option every 30 days, if preferred).

In general, private organizing services range from $497 to $2497. Or more! Let’s talk to figure out what’s best for you and your budget, if you have one. You decide which service option is best for you.

To learn more about what to expect, or get specific questions answered, please send an email with a bit of info about yourself and goals, and you can even tell me what you’ve already been working on and how it’s going. We can go from there! The bravest souls also send photos… for the ultimate results don’t ever, ever, ever hide your messes from me! Coolio?

Side Note: On occasion, I offer small group organizing-coaching programs, the entry fee is generally $197 to $497 (with payment options, if preferred). I announce these programs first to the ladies (or gents) who have already gotten started by downloading the“Top 5 Office & Closet Container Guides.

How long is your waiting list?

It can vary! Depending on the season, your sessions can begin within as little as 2 weeks and as far out as 6-12 weeks. Spots are reserved as soon as you say “yes!, Yes!, YES!” and I get you set up in my system.

Now, it’s my turn to learn about you and what you need help with!