Professional Organizing Services FAQ
What is NAPO?
The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals™ (NAPO®) has approximately 3,500 members dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO’s mission is to be the leading source for organizing and productivity professionals by providing exceptional education, enhancing business connections, advancing industry research, and increasing public awareness.
What is a NAPO Specialist Certificate?
A NAPO Specialist Certificate gives productivity and organizing professionals a chance to dive deeper and attain more specialized knowledge in a particular area such as Residential Organizing, Workplace Productivity, and Life Transitions. Attaining all three NAPO Specialist Certificate, Diem has demonstrated her commitment to professional development.
What is a NAPO Specialist in Life Transitions?
Life transitions, whether positive or negative, are challenging because they force us to adjust to new ways of living, being, and working. As a NAPO Specialist in Life Transitions, Diem is trained to help her client face these challenges, either at home or work. Diem can share with her clients the skills for coping and working through the transition.
What is a NAPO Specialist in Workplace Productivity?
As a NAPO Specialist in Business Productivity, Diem is trained to help clients organize their offices and work areas to achieve optimal efficiency and productivity.
What is a NAPO Specialist in Residential Organizing?
As a NAPO Specialist in Residential Organizing, Diem is trained to assist clients regain control of their spaces and lives.
How much will it take to get organized?
The time will depend on the size of the project and how closely you would like to follow your Customized DIEM Organizing Plan.
Decluttering typically takes several sessions depending on how much clutter you have and how involved you are in the process. A Decluttering session is scheduled in a 3-hour increment. The number of sessions required to achieve your goals depends on your goals and how involved you are in the process. No more than two decluttering sessions can be scheduled in a single day.
Identifying organizing and storage solutions for a small project such as a reach-in closet or small cupboard can often be accomplished in approximately one or hours. For larger projects such as walk-in closet or pantry, identifying organizing solutions can take anywhere from three to six hours.
Executing the new organizing solutions for a small project such as a reach-in closet or small cupboard can often be accomplished in approximately two to three hours. For larger projects such as a walk-in closet or pantry, executing the new organizing system can take anywhere from six to twelve hours.
Maintaining an organized space is an ongoing process. Each maintenance session is scheduled for 2 hours. I can help you get back on track and maintain the organizational system we developed.
Do I really need a professional organizer?
Is your house or office chronically untidy?
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of clutter you have?
Are you able to find your belongings easily?
Do you need support sorting through your belongings left behind by a loved one?
Do you need more space for a new hobby or baby?
If you answer "yes" to any of the questions above, but you haven't been able to address any of them, then hiring a professional organizer can be very beneficial to you.
What is the DIEM Organizing Method?
The DIEM Organizing Method involves four main phases: Declutter, Identify Organizing and Storage Solutions, Execute, and Maintain. More detail can be found on our Residential Organizing page.
Can I organize myself?
Yes, you can. I can consult with you and provide you with your Customized DIEM Organizing Plan. You can hire me to help carry out all or part of the plan. My goal is to provide you with organizing principles so you can tackle any organizing projects on your own.
How much will it cost for me to get organized?
The cost will correlate with the time spent on your project. Additional costs include the organizing products you may wish you purchase. Please see our Pricing page for more information.
Do you work with children?
Yes, learning organizing skills as a child is crucial to having an organized life. I can help parents of young children put in place a simple storage system to keep their children's clothes, toys, and art projects organized. For older children and teens, I can work with them directly to teach them the skills necessary to keep their room, desk, and backpacks tidy and develop good organizing habits that will serve them well in their future.
Do you provide installation services for organizing solutions?
I can assist in very basic assembly of certain organizing solutions, but anything that requires a drill or screwdriver should be done by a handyman. I can help you hire a handyman if you don't already have one.
What kind of space do you organize?
I can help you organize all areas of your house.
How do we get started?
Here's what we need to do.
1. Phone or Video Consultation
Please contact me to schedule an initial phone or video consultation. You can also book the consultation directly on-line. During the consultation, we will get to know each other and discuss the space you need organized. I will answer any questions you have about working with me. We will also schedule a 1-hour onsite assessment.
2. Onsite Assessment
I will come to your home at our scheduled time. Please let me into our house as-is so we have a better picture of where to begin. I promise I won't judge. We will discuss your organizing challenges and short-term and long-term goals.
3. Customized DIEM Organizing Plan
After the onsite assessment, I will prepare your Customized DIEM Organizing Plan. I will send you your Customized DIEM Organizing Plan along with a Services Agreement within two business days for you to review and, if acceptable, sign and pay (if you choose one of the prepaid packages). Once I have your signed agreement, I will work with you to find a time that will fit both of our schedules to get started.
We will put your Customized DIEM Organizing Plan into action. If you need any new containers or storage supplies, I can help to buy them or give you guidance so you can purchase them yourself. I assist in very basic assembly, but I cannot provide any complex assembly or installation (anything that needs a drill). I will also take donations to charities for you so the job is complete when I leave.
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Which areas do you serve?
I serve clients in North King County and Snohomish County, including North Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Brier, Kenmore, Bothell, Kirkland, Everett, Mukilteo, Snohomish, and Marysville.
Do you provide moving services?
We provide Moving Assistance, including packing and unpacking. However, we are not a moving company, so we will not be able to move your belongs to a new office or residence. Click here for more information regarding our Moving Assistance services.
Are you vaccinated against Covid-19?
Yes, as of May 6, 2021, I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
What safety measures are you taking to prevent catching or spreadng Covid-19?
Our main business mission is to help our clients lead happy and productive lives. That means we also have your wellbeing in mind. We do everything we can to minimize the risks of catching or spreading Covid-19 including taking the following safety measures:
1. We will reschedule any appointment if we are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, headache, etc.
2. We santitize our hands prior to entering your home and upon leaving. If soap and water is readily available at your home, we will wash our hands upon entering your home and prior to leaving your home.
3. We wear masks at all times.
4. We maintain a 6-ft distance whenever possible.
5. We recognize that our clients may need to reschdule for Covid-19-related reasons, and we will work with our clients to make sure everyone is comfortable before starting any appointment.