“Why do I need to hire a professional organizer? Can’t I just do it by myself?”
You’ve probably tried to get organized in the past, but likely the results weren’t stellar and long-lasting. Without a teacher by your side, you probably struggled to make decisions, locate the appropriate organizing products, and make the most of your space. Working with a pro will get the job done right the first time! You hire a professional to cut your hair, improve your golf game, and manage your finances. It’s only logical that an established professional organizer is essential to help you reach your organizing goals quickly and efficiently.


“Why should I consider a ClutterSOS professional organizer?”
A ClutterSOS professional organizer is trained to offer you a variety of organizing solutions that fit you perfectly! We are fully insured, and we value continuing education for our staff. And of course, we always go the extra mile for our clients. From finding just the right organizing container to recommending a trustworthy handyman, we can be a wealth of information.


“Why should I hire a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®)?”
Only a small percentage of organizers are Certified Professional Organizers®, who must pass a comprehensive exam and document more than 1500 hours of paid organizing experience within the past three years. In addition, CPO®s must earn 45 continuing education units every three years to qualify for recertification. Certified Professional Organizers®, like Susan Unger, demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to being the best in the business.


“What are the benefits to getting organized?”
Some benefits include saving time and energy searching for lost items, buying duplicate items and the negative effect on your health because of the stress not being organized creates.


“Will I be involved in the organizing process?”
Absolutely! We couldn’t do it without you. We’ll work side-by-side to figure out storage solutions that fit your home’s space and design. We’ll guide you through the sorting phase, encouraging you to release items that are no longer useful or loved. And, most importantly, we’ll teach you how to maintain the new organizing systems even after we leave.


“How long will it take to organize my home?”
This depends upon how much stuff you have and how quickly you can make decisions. We will work at a pace that is comfortable for you. If you’re not sure where to get started, we will help you pick a priority area that will allow you to see immediate impact.


“Can you help my spouse get organized? Can I give an organizing gift certificate to my mother?”
The first question we’ll ask is, “Is she on board?” This type of gift can take some people by surprise. Perhaps they don’t see themselves as disorganized and could be offended by the suggestion. That being said, we’d love to chat with your friends or family members to see if they are receptive to this thoughtful gift. And yes, we can offer gift certificates to the proper candidate.


“What if I feel worried or embarrassed about allowing you into my private space?”
We work with the strictest confidentiality. We abide by NAPO Code of Ethics, so please rest assured that anything we see or discuss is just between us. Period.


“What type of payment do you accept?”
Cash, check, MC and VISA are accepted. Payment is due at the end of each session. There is a three-hour minimum per organizing session. Please note that appointment cancellation within 48 hours incurs a one-hour charge. Cancellation the day of incurs a three-hour charge. Returned checks will incur a $30 service fee.


“How do we get started?”
Just give us a call at 703.864.1055 or email us by clicking here. We can’t wait to meet you!