Q: Is your own home, like, perfect?
A: I don’t think there’s any such thing as perfection: just the right amount of belongings and level of organization to make you feel at ease. For me, that means having an assigned home for every item. (As they say, organized people are just too lazy to look for things!) There might be dishes to unload, laundry to put away, or mail to process, but I know where it all “lives” and it doesn’t take very long to set in order.
Q: What do you think of Mari Kondo?
A: I am grateful for the boost she has given the industry! More people than ever are aware of professional organizing and its life-changing potential. We love working with clients who have been inspired by Kondo to get started on their organizing journey, but find they could use some hands-on support, or a different method, in order to reach their goals. And while a decluttering sweep through the whole house isn’t always realistic or necessary, we’re big fans of expressing gratitude for the things we’re letting go. And of file folding: it’s a game-changer.
Q: Are you going to tell me to get rid of all my stuff?
A: Definitely not! Being organized isn’t about owning a set number of books or shirts or screwdrivers. It means keeping what you want, knowing what you have, and being able to find and access it. If we’re working on letting things go – because you want to, or in order to respect the limits of a certain space – we’ll be asking questions to determine if you like or use something, and to assess together where it belongs. The decision of what to keep is always your own.
Q: Can I give you things? What if it would look really cute on you or one of your team members?
A: No, our policy is not to accept things from clients: if we are helping you decide what to let go of, we don’t want to have any interest in keeping it for ourselves. On the other hand, we understand that it can be easier to let things go knowing that someone else will make use of them, and we will gladly suggest donation or resale options.
Q: How do you find clients? Are they all celebrities?
A: We’re fortunate that our clients find us, about half of them through referrals or word of mouth and the other half online through search engines, social media, or various directories. Being in LA, many of our clients do have ties to the entertainment industry but you certainly don’t need to be a celebrity to work with a professional organizer! We’ve organized homes from one-bedroom apartments to luxury estates, as well as commercial spaces. Our business organizing clients come from fields as diverse as a hair salon, a superfoods startup, a furniture brand, an event-planning agency and a café. No project is too big or too small. We look forward to hearing about yours!