Everything you need to know about our professional organizing services
What is a Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization?
I love to create Livable Spaces! As a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization®, I enjoy working with people who are challenged and overwhelmed by the idea of organizing their stuff. I help people declutter, sort, and create space for a better quality of life. By organizing this way, we establish lasting habits so not only do their spaces become livable, but they're also able to experience new social connections, live a healthier life, feel worthy, balance their finances, and make the most of their time -- aka the SHiFT™. As we work together to address those areas, I see a SHiFT™ in their perspective ---and that's a win-win!
I co-created SHiFT™, an integrated and non-judgmental organizing approach, to help clients organize their physical environment and other areas of their lives most impacted by chronic disorganization: Social connections, Health, I am deserving, Finances, and Time. Feel the SHiFT™ today.
Have you completed training?
Yes, I am proud to say! I belong to the Institute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD®), where I earned my certification as a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®), with specialties in Chronic Disorganization (CD), Hoarding Disorder, ADHD, and the Aging. I have spent 20 months of intensive education to learn my certification. In addition, I belong to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO®), with specialties in Residential Organizing and Workplace Productivity.
Should I be there when you come, or do you work on your own?
We work 100% alongside you, the client. It’s essential that we work together. Without you, we wouldn’t know what’s important and what isn’t. In addition, we can talk about organizing strategies, ideas, and skills that you can use to keep your space in a way that brings you happiness.
Do you offer a free initial consultation?
Yes, we offer a 30-minute phone, FaceTime, or Zoom consultation. In that call, we’ll decide together if we can help you meet your goals and bring your vision to life. During our call we will ask you questions about your goals, vision, needs, wants, assumptions, etc.
Do you work with people who hoard?
Yes, definitely! As defined by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), they provide The Clutter–Hoarding Scale™, which is an assessment measurement tool, to give professional organizers definitive parameters related to health and safety. As a professional organizer, Level IV is the highest level to which I give consideration. The levels in the scale are progressive, with Level I as the lowest and Level V the highest.
How much time is it going to take?
No one home or business is like another. Once we assess your needs, we can only estimate how much time we’ll need – and we're not always spot on! Organizing is a process or a journey, and no two people process the same way or at the same speed.
Can we keep this shhh? I’m a little embarrassed.
Yes, confidentiality is an absolute must to us. My professional background is in Human Resources, so our philosophy at Livable Spaces, we are very accustomed to working with very sensitive information. We are active members and subscribe to the ICD code of ethics and the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and the International Coach Federation code of ethics.
Can you provide me with a written Service Agreement?
Yes, before we start your project, you will receive a Google Form that spells out the policies, photo release, etc. The form is submitted digitally, via Google Form.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you may be charged 50% of that session time.
What are your payment terms?
All packages must be pre-paid and are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable. Package hours not used within 6 months of purchase will expire. We use VENMO, PayPal (using the "Friends and Family" option only), or checks.
Do you charge a travel fee?
A fee of $1 per mile (one-way) will be charged for locations more than 30 miles from Concord, plus any applicable tolls. If getting to your location requires we sit in traffic for an hour or longer, oneway, additional travel fees may apply at your hourly rate.
Can you provide references?
Keep in mind that many of our clients desire confidentiality---you many want the same. With that said, we will reach out to current clients to see if they are willing to speak to you. Note: You can read my testimonials if that is helpful.
COVID-19 Thoughtful Considerations
We strongly believe that organizing is essential; however, you may not feel comfortable having someone in your home. If that's the case for you, please consider Virtual Organizing.
Livable Spaces LLC COVID-19 Mutual Agreement
Thank you for choosing to work with Livable Spaces LLC during this difficult time. In an effort to ensure a safe work environment, we have implemented the following additional guidelines, which apply to both parties during this time.
My household and I are not experiencing, or have experienced symptoms of any respiratory virus, such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever (100.4 or above), chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or any other symptoms related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
I have not traveled outside the country in the last 14 days or been in contact with anyone who has.
I will wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds prior to starting our work session together and frequently thereafter. If not possible, I will use a hand sanitizer.
I will wear a face covering or mask during our work session together.
To the greatest extent possible, I will maintain a social distance of at least six feet, both inside and outside.
If I test positive for COVID-19, or if I come into contact with anyone who tests positive, I will notify you immediately.
I will not hold you liable if at some future date I develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Download your copy of the Covid-19 Agreement HERE, OR you can submit the Agreement FORM HERE. This 'Agreement' will be signed by you, the Client, and Livable Spaces LLC, before the start of your first on-site session.
Ready to get organized?
Schedule a free consultation with me today!
As a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® (CPO-CD®), I am uniquely qualified with the knowledge and experience to help you with chronic disorganization, hoarding disorder, aging, or ADHD issues.