FAQ

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!

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).
  • 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 you’re ready to confidently use over and over again to run your business or do your job professionally, then you’re in the right place.

Do you work with children?

I don’t generally work directly with children. 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?

I have in-person or video sessions options available. You can also participate in a 6 week online program – Clear Your Closets: Energize Your Life. See the Side Note section below for group programs with LIVE support.

In-person for prepping home to sale or to do a clutter-buster style session is for approx 1/2 day (approx 3 hours + hauling/removal of items to donate or setting up a donation charity pick-up is $275 to $350 – depending on location. Three 1/2 day sessions = $825. If a paid hauler is needed for larger or extremely heavy items, then a cost will be incurred for their fees. I can also bring in an assistant, if the urgency and scope of work would benefit the results you’d like to achieve. There would be an additional cost, if needed. We can chat!!!

The 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 virtual organizing services range from $497 to $2497. 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).

“JumpStart Your Productivity: Get More Done in ONE Week Than You Have ALL Month” 8 Day Immersion Intensive $197

“Clean Your Closets: Energize Your Life” 6 Week Closet Organizing Party (The Goal is to completely transform 3 closets, but you’re welcome to do more than that!) $497 with payment option available, if preferred.

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. Please don’t hesitate to send ANY questions you have, along with any info about your home, situation, urgent deadlines and whatever you think I’d be interested in learning more about.

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