Frequently Asked Questions
Courtesy of the National Association of Professional Organizers (

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.