|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1- Will you have to come to my home before we start organizing to look at my space?
I find that 95% of the time a phone consultation is sufficient enough to assess your needs. I may even ask you to send me pictures of the areas you are looking to organize. I also ask some important questions that really help me get a sense of your lifestyle. If after our phone consult I still feel that I need to come to your home prior to OUR FIRST ORGANIZING SESSION, I would have to come and perform an in house consult at a service fee.
2- Will you make me throw away my stuff?
Of course not! My goal is to make you COMFORTABLE and help you understand the difference between unnecessary items and items of value and function. WE are working together to sort, donate, possibly sell, give away, and lastly toss.
3- Should I clean prior to our first session?
ABSOLUTELY NOT…. I WANT TO GET A GOOD SENSE OF YOUR SPACE AND REALLY DETERMINE THE TROUBLED AREAS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED.
4- What areas do you organize?
All areas in your home including closets and drawers. From experience, any attic, basement, garage, or shed that is in need of organizing is always scheduled on the weekends and require two organizers. The 2nd organizer is at a great discount to make it affordable..
5- Do I need to work by your side?
Yes! Working side by side allows me to learn a bit more about you so I can create a space for you that will work most efficiently for you. Once we get to a place of calm, I am available for maintenance, and it is at this time that I can work alone. My goal is to teach you how to get organized and remain clutter free.
6- How do you work?
All sessions are scheduled in 4-hour increments. However, I have worked with the enthusiast who was eager and willing to tackle an 8 hour day. When I work an 8-hour day I will break for a 30 minute lunch.
7- Do you go to offices as well?
Yes! I have worked with professionals to organize their business space. I even organized a teacher’s classroom to help her make it more child-friendly.
8- I feel ashamed of how my home looks. I'm embarrassed to have you see my home.
Life happens and I'm very understanding that things do get out of control. Just the fact that you are seeking help now is telling me you are ready for a change. I will never disclose anything about you or your home's condition to an outsider. I am here to help with a sympathetic ear.
9- Do you give any discounts?
Yes! I have pre-paid and pre-scheduled discount rates. Please see rate list AND SPECIALS.
10- Do I need organizing supplies?
During our phone consult I will suggest what you may need: containers and/or contractor's bags. I can purchase these for you. However there is a fee for my shopping time. I always have my "Mary Poppins Bag" as my clients call it. I also have labels, stickers, cleaning supplies, first aid and other items as required.
11- Do you have gift certificates?
Yes!! What a great gift idea! Just about anyone can use a few hours or more of organizing!
12- Why do people hoard or hold on to items?
Some people hoard because they are afraid that they will accidentally throw away something that is useful. People with hoarding problems will often think of all kinds of ways that they could use something, or they think of people that might want that object, so they keep it. The irony, however, is that in most cases, they never actually use the object in the way they thought of. They don't actually give the object to the person they thought of. So these reasons for keeping things don't turn out to be good reasons after all.
Still, other people save things because they feel a sense of emotional attachment to the objects in their home. All of us get attached to things some of the time. We have things that remind us of people we love, or they remind us of happy times. But for people with hoarding problems, the attachment to objects becomes very intense—sometimes more intense than the attachment to actual people. And instead of feeling attached to one thing, like a scrapbook or a favorite sweater, they can become attached to hundreds, even thousands, of things. Some people have told me that all of the things in their homes feel like their friends or family members, so they can't bear to throw them out. DURING OUR SESSIONS I WILL GIVE YOU IDEAS HOW TO KEEP THE MEMORY ALIVE WITHOUT THE ACTUAL ITEM.
13- How many sessions do I need?
I always ask my clients how long has the clutter been a part of your life? And most times the response is forever... Please be realistic when deciding to organize a specific space and with time and patience we can get the job done.
14- Can you recommend any other services that I may be in need of?
Yes! In fact, upon retaining my services I'll provide you with a Resource Package which includes a document retention guide, staging recommendations if selling your home, decluttering tips, a list of donation centers, RBR's favorite organizing-needs retailers, and a helpful Resource List for a variety of useful services including options for donations and reselling items. I can also provide referrals for a wide variety of contractor services.
Why should I choose ROOM BUY ROOM OF LONG ISLAND?
We are a fully insured family-owned business. I am a Licensed Real Estate agent and Certified Home Marketing Specialist. I am a highly qualified professional who has the background and skills to tackle any job; big or small. We sincerely have your best interest at heart, and know the challenges that face you each day. We promise to exceed your expectations by providing solutions to your current situation. At this time I invite you to see my reviews on Angie's list from people like you who have hired Room Buy Room Of Long Island to help them live an organized, clutter-free life...PLEASE CALL ME TODAY! 1-631-374-2931.