The Client Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting organized and finding your balance can go more smoothly with the help of a professional home organizer.  If you have never worked with a personal organizer before, you may have some questions about working with the Basic Organization team. Below are some of the most common questions people have about what a home organizing appointment is like. Take a few moments to watch the video to learn more about what it's like to be a Basic Organization client.

Professional Organizers assist others in creating a more simplified life. An organizer, guides. encourages and educates a client about the basic principles of organizing with support, focus, and direction.

We ask questions, make observations and suggestions to help you decide what is important to you. You have the final decision.

We can teach you the basic principles of organizing and how to maintain your systems in the future.

Each project is different; it will depend on the size of your home or office, the amount of clutter, and how quickly you make decisions.

We offer hourly fees and project pricing for jobs. How long a job takes will depend on the individual circumstances of each job.

We are aware of the high level of trust you place in us and would never do anything to breach that trust.

Professional Organizers assist others to organize their lives. An organizer will guide, encourage, and educate a client about the basic principles of organizing with support, focus, and direction.

We ask questions; make observations and suggestions to help you decide what is important to you. You have the final decision.

We can teach you the basic principles of organizing and how to maintain your systems in the future.

Each project is different; it will depend on the size of your home or office, the amount of clutter, and how quickly you make decisions.

We offer hourly fees and project pricing for jobs. How long a job takes will depend on the individual circumstances of each job.

We are aware of the high level of trust you will place in us and would never do anything to breach that trust.

Before and After Photos

What Our Clients Say

Photo Organizing and Genealogy

Before working with Patti I had a closet filled with family photographs, letters, wills, going back four generations of both my father’s family and my mother’s family. For years I have faithfully been preserving these boxes of material history not having the slightest idea of how to process this material. My niece gave me the contact number for Basic Organization. I called, made an appointment, and met with Janet. My life was transformed within the first five minutes of our conversation. She recommended that I set an appointment with her associate Patti, which I did immediately. A whole new chapter has begun for me and my family photos.

She was especially helpful because Patti came with a plan and system of organizing my two basic families and then all the branching members. She was able to give me information on internet sites that work specifically with family genealogy, She is teaching me how to scan and load information to internet sites such as the ‘cloud’ so my extended family members would all have access to this material. Patti has given me a dream come true, now I can follow through on what I have longed to do for years.

With Basic Organization I have a clear path to accomplishing so much work, perhaps even write a book.

Linda
Washington DC

Small Business Organizing

My office feels so different. The desk space gives new energy – and space to create and work. The piles are gone and the valuable pieces sit in files. I have more energy. I look forward to future improvements in our lives.

Mary
Vienna, VA

The Big Move

I am very pleased to be able to write this letter of reference for you.

The work you have done for me over the past year has made my life so much easier in a not-so-easy time. Your help unpacking innumerable boxes after I moved from a 5-bedroom house and a 3-bedroom vacation house into a 2-bedroom condo was a godsend. Your efficient manner of unpacking, your ability to decide where everything should be placed significantly reduced my stress level.

Last winter when I needed to get my house ready to sell or rent, I was completely overwhelmed with the number of contractors who would have to be contacted, interviewed, quotes compared, hired, scheduled, supervised, and paid. You stepped in and recommended contractors you had worked with, hired them, managed their schedules, and oversaw their work. You managed to complete in less than 2 months what I had not been able to accomplish in 6 months. All the work that was done exceeded my expectations.

On your subsequent visits to me, you have provided a handyman to do a lot of chores around my new condo that I have been unable to do: hanging pictures, mounting speakers and wiring the stereo, installing shelves, even hanging my hammock.

You have filed boxes of papers, streamlining my filing system in the process. This is by no means a complete listing of the work you have done for me. To do that would be an exhausting task.

I thank you for your professionalism, friendly manner that put me so at ease as I faced these daunting tasks of the past year.

Linn
Gainesville, VA