frequently asked questions
What does a professional organizer do?
Professional organizers help clients organize and simplify their lives. They use their organizing skills and experience to guide and encourage their clients through the organizing process. They also help their clients learn how to organize for themselves by educating them on basic organizing principles and demonstrating various organizing techniques.
What makes you different from other organizers?
At Visitation Organization, our focus is not simply to make your closet, mudroom, kitchen or pantry Pinterest-worthy; while aesthetics are part of it, it’s not everything. Our goal is to make sure that the spaces in your home work for how you and your family live. But even further, our focus is on organizing your belongings in a way that declutters your life in both a physical and spiritual sense. We view organizing as a way to not only improve your earthly life, but also as a way for you to gain clarity on what matters most and make more room for God in your life. (To learn more about our virtue-based approach to organizing, visit our Services page.)
Do I have to be Catholic to work with you?
No, we work with Catholics and non-Catholic clients alike. There is certainly NO faith requirement to work with Visitation Organization and benefit from our professional home organizing services. However, the Catholic faith and our Christian values underscore our mission and drive our work to help busy moms find peace and rest in well-organized, easy-to-tidy homes. This is who we are, and even if a client is not Christian, our worldview and approach to serving our clients will still be rooted in our Catholic values.
What can I expect from the Discovery Call?
The discovery call gives us the opportunity to get to know each other, and make sure we are a good fit. We discuss project goals, expectations and desired outcomes, as well as any specific organizing needs or challenges. I also share more about myself and my organizing process, and answer any questions you have. If at the end of the call, we determine we are a good match, we move forward with scheduling an in-home assessment.
Will you make me get rid of my stuff?
Definitely not. Professional home organizers act as consultants. We provide guidance for you based on the answers you give to questions we ask, our observations of your space, and any discussions we have. The final decision about your stuff is always yours, and we will respect and support the choices you make. We are committed to creating a judgement-free atmosphere for us to work in throughout your organizing project.
Will I have to buy new organizing products?
Not necessarily. You likely already have many options in your home that can be used for your organization and storage needs. We will try to use what you have on hand to the extent possible. You may decide to purchase organization supplies, and often times that can be helpful, but it is not mandatory. If you would like to purchase new storage supplies, we can make recommendations on what supplies would work best in your space.
How much do you charge for your services?
Please visit our Services page to learn more about our pricing.
Will our work together be confidential?
Yes, our work together will be kept in complete confidence. We are focused on serving you and helping you get organized. Any details about your organizing project, and any personal information you share, will remain between you and Visitation Organization. As a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), we adhere to a strict code of ethics to ensure confidentiality.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, we are licensed in the state of Virginia, and carry a comprehensive general liability business policy.