Common Questions + Answers about Professional Organizing

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For every minute spent in organizing an hour is earned.

-Benjamin Franklin

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So, you’re a Certified Professional Organizer and a Certified Virtual Professional Organizer! What does this mean for me?

It means that not only have I gone through specific training, but I also continue to do so, and I’m always learning new things. It allows me to understand your organizational needs and provide a Professional Organizing customized solution. I can help develop a system to best suit you and your needs.

I am currently 1 of only a few CPO’s and CVPO in Canada, required to follow the code of ethics, recertify every three years, and earn 15 continuing education credits per year to maintain certification.

What is a Certified Virtual Professional Organizer and how does this work and benefit me?

Virtual organizing is an organizing process and service provided by a Highly qualified professional organizer, exclusively using technology via phones, tablets or computers. Working with you in short 1-2hour sessions over the phone or through video chat using Zoom.

Virtual Organizing benefits for you the client :

  • You can live anywhere in the world.
  • You are able to work with a professional organizer as sessions are more affordable than in-person sessions.
  • It is easier to fit into a busy schedule as virtual sessions are shorter than in-person organizing session
  • You don’t have to bring anyone into your home for this service.
  • You are committed to working toward your goal.
  • Accountability to your professional organizer can help keep you on task
  • You’re extremely motivated to reach your organizing goals.
  • You’re comfortable using technology on your phone, tablet, or computer and you have reliable internet access.
  • You’re good at working on your own, but you want expert advice and instruction.
  • You have the physical ability to do hands-on organizing work by yourself, or with help from supportive friends or family members
Should I try virtual Organizing? There are many benefits. Contact Dennise today at 416-575-9085 to learn more.
Are you going to make me throw out my things?

No! Organization is a process focused on making your space work for you. During the process, we evaluate what is important in relation to making your space function. Through this, you naturally eliminate items that aren’t serving you or your space.

How do we get started with virtual professional organizing?

Step 1- First, we will do a free no obligation intake consultation over the phone. We will discuss your needs – whether it is decluttering and organizing or time management and productivity.

Step 2- If we are a good match, we will then book a virtual assessment and consultation which takes about 90 minutes and costs $100+hst. During this virtual assessment, I will gather all the additional information needed to create your customized treatment and determine your best treatment plan.

Step 3- Finally, we can schedule your treatment plan appointment(s) and start healing your time and spaces!

How long will it take to get me organized?

There is not a specific amount of time. It truly depends on you and your needs. I could give you and estimate but this would just be an estimate as there are many factors and variables that can impact our work.

Everyone has their own level of “organized.”  I will work with you until we have reached your organizational goals and until you feel organized and can function in the space with flow and ease. I will create a system that is manageable for you to maintain.

With time management, I help you figure out and understand how and where you are currently spending your time. I will help you take control and build efficiency with your work and systems. I want to leave you empowered to be able to control your time, no longer forgetting appointments/commitments or feeling like you’re running out of time each day.

What does organizing cost? ​

Organized MD offers many treatment packages to meet your needs and budget, from DIY you just need a plan or more in-depth help and support from me to help and guide you from start to finish.

All fees are subject to HST.

Please note Treatment Plan hours must be used within 6 month of first session.

What support do you offer before and after?

I offer you continued support throughout the process and between organizing treatment sessions with email and texts.

Follow-up treatment sessions are a helpful tool in maintaining the new treatment systems. As life changes, systems need to be changed and tweaked so that they continue to meet all of your needs.  

I offer weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance treatment plans that will fit your needs and budget.

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