Where are you located?
I am located in New York City, and I travel anywhere within Manhattan, the Bronx, Astoria, Long Island City, and Northern Brooklyn. If you live outside that area and are interested in my services, contact me. A travel fee may apply.
What will a session look like?
Sessions are booked on an hourly basis, with a 3 hour minimum and 6 hour maximum in one day. We will start by taking a tour of your home and I will listen to what you think works well in your home, and what doesn’t. Every person and family is different, so I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We will create an action plan to tackle your needs. I work extremely efficiently, so you should ideally start to see great progress after one session. Don’t be surprised if I give you homework to complete by our next session 😉 Before your next session, I will make sure you have the organizational tools needed to complete the process (storage bins, etc.).
Can you give me a price and/or time estimate?
As much as I would love to, it is extremely difficult to estimate without seeing your space and working together for a couple of hours. This is why my pricing is based on the hour, instead of by room or project. Every home and person is unique. I work very efficiently, and once you’ve learned my process, things will progress more quickly.
Do I need to be there with you while you organize?
For the first session, I require you to be there with me as we go through your belongings. It’s impossible for me to know what to keep and what to donate because they aren’t my possessions, and I want you to be a part of that process. There are many home renovation TV shows that surprise a homeowner with a completely new, organized house. This makes for great TV, but in my opinion, it is not sustainable. By working together, I will teach you organizing techniques that you can use in every space of your home, and we will decide where your beloved possessions get to live within your home. The best system is one that we create together.
Are you going to make me throw out all of my stuff?
Yup, it’s all gotta go!
Just kidding! Of course not. I WILL have you take a good look at all of your belongings and help you decide what to keep and what to let go. I am an extremely sentimental person, so I absolutely understand how difficult it can be to part with your possessions. What is special and important to one person may not be to another. My goal is help you get to a place where you will easily know what items are worth keeping and what are not.
Will you organize my wife/husband/partner?
I will only organize those who are willing. Organizing isn’t a one day event. It is a lifestyle that my clients adopt after working with me. And while you may wish your messy spouse would start picking up after themselves, they probably wouldn’t be too happy to find out that a stranger went through their things without their knowledge.
That said, if you know someone who wants to get organized I am happy to facilitate a “surprise” of sorts. Contact me to chat!
What do I do with all of my donations?
Most people don’t want to spend time researching where to donate their used possessions, so I can help with that. I’ve curated a list of charities throughout the NYC area that accept clothing, kids toys, household items and more. You are welcome to drop-off donations yourself, or I can do that for you – either by myself or by arranging for a donation pick-up (my regular hourly rates apply).
Will you clean my home?
Tidyspot is a professional home organizing service, and aside from a quick wipe-down of a shelf, we do not clean houses.
Do you help with moves?
Moving is the perfect time to go through your belongings and decide what to keep and what to part with. While I do not wrap and box your belongings for an upcoming move, I would love to help you go through your things and help you decide which items deserve to go with you to your new home. Post-move, I am also happy to assist you with finding the best storage solutions for your new home, as well as helping with general decluttering. My regular hourly rates apply.
I am embarrassed by all of my stuff. How do I know that you're not going to make fun of me?
I would never, ever do anything to break a client’s trust. I maintain a strict confidentiality policy and never disclose anything I see or hear during a session.