Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why Choose Spot On Organizing?
A: Simply, because we’re really good at what we do and we care about every project and take pride in making our clients feel better about their space and themselves. With almost 15 years of experience we’ve seen and organized just about everything. We approach every space with a compassionate eye and zero judgement.
2. What services do you offer?
A: Spot On Organizing can help you organize your space, downsize from a larger space to a smaller home, stage your home to help it sell quicker, or help with the logistics of organizing and moving you into a new home. Some clients need one of our services and some will use a combination to help them achieve the goals of their space. We now also offer Virtual Organizing allowing you to do the work yourself with our guidance.
3. How long will it take and what will it cost?
A: Every project is different so - it depends. Some projects require a series of one-on-one sessions, some may need a crew over a few days. We always recommend you reach out to us for a free phone consultation so we can help you determine the right package and timeline for you. We’ll work with your timing and budget to get the best results.
Virtual Consultation (Phone) Free
Consultation In Person $75
Lead Organizer’s rate $85/hr
Organizing Assistant’s $60 - $75/hr depending on experience
Donation Removal $50/car load (for larger amounts we work with trusted professionals)
4. What is the difference between regular organizing and virtual organizing?
A: Unlike traditional organizing where we come into your space and do the work for you, Virtual Organizing puts you in the driver’s seat. If you have a willingness to learn and a desire to alter your habits, virtual organizing is perfect for you. Virtual Organizing isn’t just working with a personal organizer over Zoom. This innovative method of working virtually provides a science-based approach to organizing that is effective and transformative. We work in increments of 60 to 90 minutes per session, once or twice a week depending on your timeline and goals making this a great option for people with ADHD or Chronic Disorganization.
6. Will I be working directly with you, or your team?
A: Head Organizer, Tina Blazer works on every space we take on. After we assess the size and needs of the job, we may bring on additional organizers to help tackle the job, but Tina will be your direct contact to ensure the job is done correctly and to the standards of Spot On.
7. Are you insured?
A: Yes, we are insured, but we are not bonded.
8. Do you work with hoarders?
A: No. Hoarding is not the same as being disorganized and takes a specialist to treat. Hoarding needs to be addressed with someone who can address both the physical stuff as well as the mental health of the hoarder. If you think you or someone you know is a hoarder, you can take this simple self-evaluation to see where you fall on The ICD Clutter–Hoarding Scale.
Spot One Organizing can help you with your chronic disorganization or situational disorganization and would be happy to discuss how with a free consultation.
8. What is chronic disorganization?
A: Unlike hoarding, chronic disorganization is not a medical disorder, but a lifestyle issue. Chronic disorganization is typically characterized by someone that has always had a hard time staying organized, their messy lifestyle negatively effects their day to day life and they may try to get organized on their own but fail. Chronic disorganization can be common in people with ADD or ADHD or other people who have trouble focusing.
Spot On Organizing can work with you to tackle your existing clutter and give you the information and tools to change your behaviour and habits around organization so the mess doesn't return.
9. What is situational disorganization?
A: Situational disorganization occurs when a life event such a death of a loved one, new job or move causes you to become disorganized and you are having a hard time getting back on track.
With situational disorganization Spot On Organizing can work with you to tackle your clutter and give you the information and tools to help maintain an organized space.
11. When staging a house, what do you do about furniture?
A: Every staging job is different. We have a selection of furniture rental partners and our own collection of furniture we can bring in to fill an empty space or use the homeowner's existing furniture depending on the condition of the pieces, and sometimes we will blend the two together. We take care of all the logistics of moving and storing additional pieces of the homeowner's furniture if it needs to be stored during staging.