FAQ

What is a professional organizer?

As described by Professional Organizers in Canada, “a professional organizer is someone who provides information, products and assistance to help individuals and businesses achieve their specific organizing needs. Professional Organizers assist individuals and businesses to improve their organizing systems and process, for the purpose of improving quality of life, increasing personal productivity and achieving greater efficiency.

Here is what you can expect when you hire a professional organizer:

  1. Guidance, encouragement and education to help reduce your stress and gain control.

  2. A supportive approach where the professional organizer actively listens to your needs.

  3. Focus and direction to address your organizational challenges.

  4. A non-judgemental mindset that is focused on helping to reduce your stress.

  5. Dedication with the goal of helping you do more in less time, with more energy.

  6. A commitment to professional excellence and adherence to POC's code of ethics.

A professional organizer offers both consulting as well as hands-on organizing services, giving you the skills and tools you need to feel less overwhelmed.”


What is POC (Professional Organizers in Canada)?

Professional Organizing emerged as an industry in 1984 within Los Angeles. Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) is a national association dedicated to eduction, awareness, and advocacy in the industry since 2000. POC currently represents over 600 members in more than 14 chapters across Canada. Everyday Organizing is a member of POC.


Why use a professional organizer over a cleaning service?

As described by POC, “a cleaning service will come into your home or office and clean it from top to bottom. But a professional organizer gets to the root of the issue and then creates a plan to help you put the processes and systems in place to keep your home or office organized.

In other words, when you hire a professional organizer you will have the skills in place to keep your home or office organized and tidy.”


What types of work can a professional organizer help with?

Moving

  • Decluttering and organizing homes for listing

  • Preparing, packing, and organizing homes in advance of a move

  • Upacking, organizing, and setting up new homes

  • Downsizing to a condo or seniors’ living facility

  • Sorting and dispersing of items in estate sales

Business

  • Sorting, organizing, and setting up common areas

  • Workflow design

Home

  • Decluttering and simplifying spaces

  • Creating zones for child play

  • Assistance with organizing during difficult life transitions

  • File management


Am I locked into a contract?

No, we work session by session. There is no contract and you may cancel or postpone at any time. We ask that you kindly offer 24 hours notice for any changes.


How long is a work session?

Typically, 3 hours. However, we work with what is best for our clients.


Is this service safe and confidential?

We enter into a confidentiality agreement with our clients, which means that everything you share with us is private. Our business is insured and criminal record checks, references, etc. can be provided upon request.