How I Work With You
How I Work With You … A Quick Summary
- A no-fee and confidential introduction call and or virtual consultation to discuss your home organising needs.
- After our consultation, I will email you a tailored price proposal/quote. On confirming that you would like to work with me, I will send you a £50:00 deposit invoice to secure my in-home services or £20:00 deposit invoice for my virtual services, for your chosen date(s).
- There is no need to tidy your home and/or purchase any additional storage in advance of a session. For more details please read STEP 3.
- Let’s get started! I will always work at your pace, as decluttering and organising can be physically and emotionally draining. At the end of each session, I will take away, a bootful of your good quality clothing donations.
How I Work With You … My 4 Step Process
The first step is a no-fee and confidential introduction call and or virtual consultation:
We will discuss the needs of your home or business space and how I can assist you to transform your home and life, either in-home or virtually.
In-home: I come to your home or office space, and help you to physically edit and organise your belongings and or equipment.
Virtually: I offer a 1-hour virtual video support service using FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom.
This is a great affordable option for those of you who:
- Need beginners advice on how to start streamlining and organising your home, workspace and or specific area;
- You are outside my travel catchment area and you would still like to work with me;
- Or, as many of my long-term clients have done, use the virtual service, as a ‘Top-up Maintanance Tool’ inbetween physical in-home sessions.
I provide support and guidance for my virtual clients by providing an action plan, which is emailed in advance of the session, and follow up session support by email and or by telephone call.
Virtual Mentoring advice for Professional Organisers: In addition, I also offer virtual mentoring support and advice for prospective Professional Organisers or newbies (those who have just started their own Professional Organising businesses).
I provide advice, on business & financial planning, marketing, and how to work and engage with your clients. The sessions are priced at £100:00 per hour.
Confidential and without judgement:
My services are entirely confidential and without judgement. From the moment you contact me and throughout our working relationship, I will not share or disclose any information. I am governed both by APDO’s Code of Ethics and ICO UK’s statutory regulations on information sharing and privacy.
I have worked with a number of clients, whose homes are all different and unique. Please be assured I enter every new space with an open and supportive mindset.
Project planning, recommendations and paying a deposit to ‘reserve’ your booking:
After our initial free consultation, I will send you a price proposal, detailing the aims and objectives of our first session, be it in-home or virtually.
What happens once you confirm your session(s) with The Life Organiser?:
In-home: When you confirm a date and time, for your first in-home session(s) with me, to secure the booking, I will require a non-refundable £50:00 deposit (for each assignment). The £50:00 deposit will be credited against each booking when invoiced.
Virtually: When you confirm a date and time, for your first virtual session(s) with me, to secure the booking, I will require a non-refundable £20:00 deposit (for each assignment). The £20:00 deposit will be credited against each booking when invoiced.
Key information to know in advance of a booked session:
My core aim, when transforming any physical and or digital space, is to always be sensitive and empathetic to your needs.
By entrusting in me and engaging in my services, I will plan and guide you through the decluttering and organisational processes, as bringing order to your home and or workspace, can be both physically and emotionally demanding.
How long will it take?:
Every client and their home are unique, therefore transforming a specific room or entire home can vary in length of time to achieve. This could be due to a number of factors; including how long it takes to make a decision; decision fatigue; and or there being lots of items that need to be edited and processed!
The below guide, gives only an estimate of the length of time, some areas may take to edit and organise in-home. Please note, that a virtual project, may take longer – as you will be doing the editing and sorting by yourself:
- Kitchen: 6 to 12 hours
- Pantry: 4 to 8 hours
- Utility Room: 4 to 8 hours
- Wardrobe (not walk-in): 4 to 8 hours
- Bedroom: 8 to 12 hours
- Children’s toys and playrooms: 4 to 8 hours
- Loft: 8 to 12 hours
- Office and or paperwork: 16 to 24 hours
Do I need childcare?:
I recommend, that clients with younger children (I appreciate this may not be possible with parents who are breastfeeding), that they arrange childcare for each session, both to ensure the children’s own safety (as things can get very messy), and to allow us to fully focus on the decluttering and organisational process.
How far does The Life Organiser travel?:
I am happy to travel up to 50 miles from my business postcode, provided that the journey time does not exceed 1 hour and 10 minutes (during peak travel time).
Please note, that for any journey over 10 miles, each way, from my business postcode, there will be a mileage charge of 47 pence per additional mile. The mileage charges, will be included in the price proposal for my services.
Access to your home:
As part of my service, I carry a kit bag, additional equipment, and I take away clothing donations at the end of each session. Therefore, it would be practical and convenient, if I am able to park on your drive and or in an allotted car parking space near your residence. I am happy to park on road, if there is no residential parking, but NOT on a main road or more than a 10 minute walk away from the property or place of business.
In addition, if I have to park in a car park, the expense of the stay will be the client’s and will be added to the final invoice. Please note, that the car park cannot be more than a 10 minute walk to the client’s property or place of business.
Is there a need to purchase storage items?:
In general, there is no need to purchase any additional items and or storage equipment, as I will always aim to use the existing items you have in your home and or office. I will bring with me, as part of my service, rubbish bags, labels, tools etc.
If there is any requirement to purchase additional items, in advance of a session, e.g. packing boxes, bubble wrap etc, these will be listed in the proposal. I will source, list and email you the links to my recommendation
Working safely with you:
The UK Government, in March 2022, confirmed that all Covid 19 restrictions had been lifted. However, for those client’s or client family members who are medically vulnerable, I will continue to adhere to my Covid-19 Safety Guidelines.
Please refer to The Life Organiser’s Covid 19 Safety Guidelines in the Terms & Conditions, for more details.
Let’s get started!:
We will work collaboratively together, either in-home or virtually, on the specific space, room or office. I will always be guided by you as to where items need to be relocated or how you would like the room or specific area to be organised and styled.
Decluttering and organising can be physically and emotionally draining:
I will always work at your own pace, as decluttering and organising can be a very physically and emotionally demanding process. You can take as many breaks as you need. However, please note, that this may have an impact on what is achievable in the booked sessions, and what has been set out in my proposal.
Your vision and objectives:
The aim of any editing and organising session, either in-home and or virtually, is to keep and relocate the items that you truly love within your home. My role is to be supportive and offer you guidance. I will never coerce you into discarding your belongings.
I am also happy to work independently, where the focus of the session is a reorganisation or the unpacking of belongings in a specific area or room. When working in-home, I will not remove any items from your home, without your consent.
Taking away your donations:
At the end of each session, I am happy to take away, free of charge, a bootful of good quality and unsoiled charitable donations of clothing and children’s toys (please read my Terms & Conditions for full details). The donations are either given to a diverse range of local charities in the Suffolk area or are taken to my local recycling centre. Please visit my guide on my Life Tips page: “What can you donate to your local UK Charity Shop”.
I do not have a Waste Carrier Licence and therefore I am unable to take away used pillows & duvets, furniture, recycling and or general rubbish. However, arrangements can be made, at the client’s cost, for a third party to collect and take away the items.
Getting in touch:
To arrange your free confidential consultation with me, please click on the below “Let’s Talk” button to email me or alternatively, call me directly on 07533330115. I look forward to speaking with you!
If you need my help to transform your life and home, please use the online booking form to schedule your free consultation.
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