Frequently Asked Questions
Courtesy of the National Association of Professional Organizers (www.napo.net)
Q: What is a professional organizer?
A: Professional organizers provide information, products and assistance to help others organize to meet their needs. A professional organizer guides, encourages and educates clients about basic principles of organizing by offering support, focus and direction.
Q: What can a professional organizer do for me?
A: A professional organizer can provide ideas, information, structure, solutions and systems, which can increase productivity, reduce stress and create a newfound freedom and sense of being in control.
Q: I've always been disorganized -- is there really hope for me?
A: It is possible to learn the basic principles and formulas of organizing. However, in order to experience long-lasting, life-changing results, a professional organizer can teach you how to maintain your systems on a regular basis.
Q: Will a professional organizer make me throw away all my "stuff"?
A: A professional organizer is a consultant who will ask questions, make observations and suggestions to help you decide what is or is not important to you. Ultimately, you, the client, are the final decision-maker.
Q: Does the professional organizer do the work or does he/she tell me how to do it?
A: This is a personal decision based on your needs and budget. While some clients prefer working alongside their organizers, others just need direction and an action plan to get them going.
Q: I am a very private person. Will my sessions with a professional organizer be confidential?
A: A NAPO professional organizer is aware of the high level of trust placed in them by their clients. Integrity, honesty and confidentiality are guiding principles of NAPO.
Q: How much does Bluebonnet Professional Organizing charge?
A: Bluebonnet Professional Organizing offers the option of several pricing structures including an hourly rate, package rates, DIY Organizing Plans and in-home consultations. We welcome cash, personal checks as well as Visa and MasterCard.
Q: How long will it take to get me organized?
A: There is no set answer as each organizing project is different. The length of a project will depend primarily on the size of your home or office, the amount of clutter and/or paper that has accumulated and how quickly you can make decisions.