What is a Professional Organizer?
A professional organizer provides vision, guidance, technical and product information and hands-on support to clients who want to organize their homes and lives. A professional organizer will assist you in creating a clutter-free, safe and healthy home. Additionally, professional organizers are trained in time management, home office organization and calendar management.
Who are your clients?
Organized Aging specializes in working with older adults who are active, working, retired or frail and want to age in place. We work with adult children who are caring for their parents; and adults who are downsizing, packing and relocating.
What happens during the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is free with no obligation. We will meet with you and, if you wish, a family member or friend in your home. We will discuss your organization needs and any challenges you are experiencing living at home. If you choose to use our services, we will complete a home assessment. Information gathered at this meeting will be the basis of our work plan. We will answer any questions you have regarding our services.
How is a session scheduled?
You may call or email us. Please refer to ‘Contact Page.’ Organizing sessions are scheduled at a 2-hour minimum.
What is the fee for services?
Our professional service fees are determined by the complexity of the project and the time required to complete the project. Given that many older adults are on fixed incomes, we will work with you to design a plan that is within your budget.
How do you know where to begin?
The work plan will be broken down into small projects. We will review the assessment and work plan and together we will decide what your priorities are and where you would like to begin.
What can I expect during an organizing session?
Generally, the first couple of sessions will consist of gathering and sorting through the items in your home that you do not use. We will determine what possessions you’d like to keep, give as gifts, sell, donate, store or discard. In our next session, we will then figure out the best use of your space and determine types of organization systems that work best for you. You will also learn valuable techniques to maintain the organization.
Will I have to get rid of my things?
Most importantly, you will decide how much change you want and are ready for during each session. You will ultimately decide what to keep and what to release. We all have emotional attachments to things in our homes. Organized Aging understands that and will gently help you with those feelings in order to make good organizational decisions.
What areas do you service?
Organized Aging serves all of Southern California.