Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Professional Organizer? What does a Professional Organizer do?
A: A Professional Organizer helps people arrange their spaces to use them in the most efficient way possible. The process typically begins by asking important questions to figure out the client’s needs: Who will be using the space? How will it be used? What items do you love and use? Once the client’s vision is clear, a Professional Organizer comes up with a plan to use that space to fit the client’s needs, and educate their clients on strategies to help maintain their organization in the long-term.  When you purchase Professional Organization services from Sadie Road, we will develop a customized project plan to help you discover your vision, find the best arrangement to fit your vision, and show you how to keep the organization going for years to come. 

Q: What do you mean by “styling” my space?
A: Think of “styling” as incorporating your unique taste into the newly organized space by taking pieces of your existing décor and adding new design elements. Styling can be whatever you want it to be: a complete room makeover, a new wall color, or some fun accent pieces like new pillows or an area rug.

Q: Do I have to be present during each session?
A: Not necessarily; it depends on the client and the stage of the project. It’s important that you’re available during the initial phase of the organizing process so we can figure out your vision for the space and find out what stays and what goes. After we receive direction from you and the purge is over, we can take it from there!

Q: I want to re-model my kitchen. Can you help with that?
A: Although we love pretty kitchens at Sadie Road, we don’t do remodels. If your space involves a renovation we can refer you to our recommended list of vendors.

Q: How long will it take?
A: This will depend on the size of the space, the complexity of the project, and the client's availability to provide direction needed to complete the job quickly. We will provide you with an estimated time of completion during the consultation and will do our best to stick to that estimate. But the time needed to finish the project may change as the project progresses.

Q: Will I have to throw away my things?
A: We’ll be honest: This process is not for those who aren’t ready to part ways with their old gym shirts.  We urge you to give it a lot of thought and make certain that you are ready to purge those things you can do without in order to become organized. The purging process can be therapeutic for some and stressful for others. However you feel, we will be there to help guide you through the process.

Q: Will I have to buy new furniture or a lot of organizing products to see a difference?
A: Not necessarily; oftentimes we can find solutions using items you already have.  We will make suggestions for organizing solutions and design elements within your budget. Ultimately, you will decide whether or not to purchase additional materials.

Q: How will I stay organized?
A: This will depend on you, your personality, and your lifestyle. We will offer you (and your family) customized methods for long-term maintenance. We recommend Maintenance Follow-Up Appointments every 6-12 months to reevaluate the organization of your space and make any adjustments needed to keep the space functional for you.

Q: What can I do to prepare for your visit?
A: Not a thing! Actually, we prefer that you not even tidy up before we visit, as it is best for us to see your space in its existing state during the consultation.