Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer is someone who helps you regain your time and helps find order and purpose for your items and space.

At Time Order Purpose Organizing we focus more specifically on the educational aspects of why we get disorganized, how to we fix it, and most importantly how do we maintain it. We strive to work in the confines of your current patterns and routines, to provide the most optimal chance of sustainability.

We work right along side you and are always happy to suggest multiple options for how we do things, to create something the builds on your strengths.

Why should I hire a Professional Organizer?

A Professional Organizer not only helps you destroy the chaos that has made its way into your space, Time Order Purpose Organizers help teach you new systems and processes to help ensure you will be able to maintain the order after they are long gone. Plus, it is nice to have someone along with you on such a grand adventure toward happiness and purpose. Be prepared to have a much brighter, happier outlook on life when you are done.

Should I clean up my house before you come?

Please don’t! It is best to see the space at its fullest extent of clutter and disorganization. A lot can be learned from the way things pile up, including determining what the greatest problem areas and clues into lasting solutions.

What should I expect from an organizer?

For each project there will be an Needs Assessment, which will last 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the project(s). There will be questions addressing your thoughts, feelings, and ideas about the current and future statuses of your space. We will walk through the space in the typical way you would normally use it.

We will take a lot of notes about the space and your answers to the questions. Pictures will be taken of your space, only shared with your permission and always anonymously. You will not be judged, belittled or otherwise reprimanded.

Generally, we will set a follow up appointment with you for 10-14 days (again depending on the size) after our Needs Assessment Visit. At this visit we will go over your comprehensive report and action plan.

This is a in depth report of the current state of your projects, where you want them to go, and what it will take to get there. We detail out your goals, advantages and challenges. It is concluded with our suggestions for the time it will take and the next steps if you would like to continue working with us.

You generally may choose to take the action plan and start on your own, bring it to another organizer, or we can work together and there are multiple options for how that looks.

During decuttering, will I have to throw away my stuff?

This is up to you. Generally speaking, purging is a part of the organization process, but it is not mandatory. If this is something you know you will have an issue with, it can be addressed from our initial contact. There are alternatives to throwing stuff away, if you are more concerned about the actuality of it being trash. Selling and donating items are always a great alternatives.

Will I stay organized?

There is no way to guarantee that you will stay organized. Your self-discipline to maintain the work we do together will be the deciding factor. We will ensure you have all of the tools needed to maintain the systems and processes put into place as we work together before we leave.

Additionally, we are only a call away if you feel one of the systems we set up for you is not working, and are happy to make some suggestions or come out for a one-off session or as part of our Maintenance Packages.

Will I have to buy a lot of new stuff to get organized?

Not necessarily. Most times we can utilize the items and space you already have to create a fully function space. We suggest waiting until we have gone through the space completely before purchasing any storage or organizational solutions because often times they just end up becoming a distraction or further enabling past habits that lead to the clutter in the first place.

What areas do you serve?

We are happy to serve generally from Boulder to Lakewood and Golden to Henderson for our in home services. We also are happy to assist clients virtually and with our education programs all across the United States.

What are your rates?

Please see the Rates and Package page or give us a call at 203-915-0474.

Will you work with my schedule?

We will happily work around your scheduling needs. In order to ensure a positive end result and productivity, we will discuss how long you can stay focused, drive time, etc with each individual clients.

For families, we ideally like to work during times when all or the majority of the family can be present. This is to ensure we work with everyone’s habits and routines, and create a cohesive team environment in your home and establish the buy in that is needed to maintain the work we do together.

What type of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, Master Card and Visa are currently accepted.

Is our work together confidential?

Absolutely. We understand that allowing someone into your home is not always an easy step toward finding our happiness. We respect you, your space and your situation and hold that to its highest esteem.

TOP Organizing 7877 Allison Way Arvada, Colorado 80005 Phone: 203-915-0474 Professional organizer in Arvada, Colorado.