The first step is to have a phone consultation where we will discuss your reasons for reaching out to Creative Spaces Organizing. We will talk about your organizing goals, priorities, timeframe, budget and personality and if we decide we are a good fit to work together we will schedule an in-home consultation. At our first meeting, we will tour your home, or for photo organizing clients, assess your photos and memorabilia collection, and begin formulating a plan to achieve your goals. We will schedule additional sessions as needed until your project is complete. For photo organizing projects, I will be doing the bulk of the work on my own and keeping track of the hours as per our agreement and your budget. Once your project is finished, I will provide a follow-up evaluation call to make sure you are keeping up with your new organizing system. If necessary, we can schedule maintenance sessions to help keep you on track and organized or tweak the system as needed.
How Long Will My Project Take?
Hands-on organizing sessions are scheduled in 4-hour blocks of time. Depending on the scope of your project and how quickly decisions can be made the project may be completed in a session or two or may require multiple sessions over a longer period of time. Keep in mind that every project is different and we customize our services to fit your needs so, we are unable to give a specific estimate for how long your project will take. However, we do keep your budget and timeframe in mind so we will often give you “homework” to be completed between sessions so that the time we are working together can be as efficient and productive as possible.
Privacy & Confidentiality
When working with Creative Spaces Organizing, you can be certain that you are working with a professional will be respectful of your privacy and that our work together is strictly confidential. We adhere to National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) code of ethics.
We primarily serve clients residing in the Greater St. Louis area. There may be an additional travel fee if your residence is beyond a 35-mile radius of the 63017 zip code.
We try to utilize the supplies you have on hand, however, there are times when we suggest additional organizing supplies that are either better suited or necessary for your project. The cost of the agreed upon supplies is the client’s responsibility.
In most cases, my clients will purchase the agreed upon supplies themselves prior to our next session. However, if the client would rather I purchase the items on their behalf, then the client agrees to pay all fees associated with the purchase including: shopping fee for the organizer’s time, cost of the products, shipping fees, etc. I will provide a copy of the receipt and breakdown of shopping hours to the client.
Payment may be made by CASH or CHECK and is expected at the time of service. Checks should be made payable to Creative Spaces Organizing. We currently do not accept credit cards.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy, except in the case of emergency. If the client cancels less than 24-hours prior to a scheduled appointment they will be charged 50% of the fee for the cancelled session.