FAQ


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL NAPO ORGANIZER?

As a professional member of NAPO, and a Certificate in Residential Organizing, Caterina always respects boundaries with a compassionate and non judgmental approach. Hiring a NAPO member means that you are hiring a committed businessperson who values education and professional development, and who stays current on trends and advancements in the industry.  NAPO members have aligned themselves with a respected association that leads and advances the organizing and productivity profession, and whose members adhere to a Code of Ethics.


HOW LONG ARE STANDARD ORGANIZING SESSIONS?

Standard organizing sessions are typically 3-4 hours. Depending on the client’s goals and involvement, the size of the project, and the amount of work to be completed, multiple sessions are often required to complete most spaces.


DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT DURING ORGANIZING SESSIONS?

Nope! Your involvement is entirely up to you! Every client is different with different needs and time restraints. You will get out and learn as much as you put in. Caterina can help to get your space in order but without soid systems and the transference of skills, often times clients backslide and are unsure how to maintain their newly organized space. For this reason, maintenance sessions are available.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING the consultation?

Once a consultation is scheduled, your space will be evaluated through a walk and talk evaluation. After touring your space, Caterina will review client expectations and discuss any questions you may have. The strategy and plan of action to achieve your goal(s) will be outlined along with an estimated time frame to complete the space.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT when working directly with caterina?

Caterina knows the market and the best solutions to offer, taking the guess work and trial and error out of it for you - saving you time and frustration. The skills you will learn after working with Caterina, along with the fulfillment of living in a clutter free environment thereafter will be invaluable!

What to expect...

  1. Gentle guidance through the decision making process of decluttering

  2. Creating “homes” within your household by sorting and shifting items and breaking down each area into manageable steps.

  3. Suggestions for containing solutions and optimizing your space

  4. Practical systems and transferable skills to maintain organization

  5. Encouragement to stay on track in between sessions


SHOULD I PURCHASE STORAGE SOLUTIONS BEFORE AN ORGANIZING SESSON?

No, please don’t! Often times clients already have many solutions without even realizing it. Storage solutions are not the answer to staying organized. While they can help, they aren’t always necessary. Not until the disorganized space is decluttered and sorted can storage systems be evaluated. Caterina has many go-to favorites that she suggests while continually staying in tune with the current market.


HOW MUCH DOES A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING SESSION COST?

As with most professions, fees vary based on experience, geographic location and the scope of work to be completed. Caterina charges by the hour and requires a 3 hour minimum for the first session.

It is recommended to avoid choosing a Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant strictly by price. Instead, focus on finding someone with the personality and skill set that match your needs. That person is most likely to deliver the greatest value by achieving the results you desire in the shortest amount of time.


WHAT IS CHRONIC DISORGANIZATION?

Chronic disorganization is a lifelong battle with the frustrations of not being able to find what you want, when you need it. After multiple attempts to stay organized, an individual with chronic disorganization is unable to maintain order without help. They may feel there is something wrong with their character. Chronic disorganization is…