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Professional Home Organizer Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Home Organizer?

Professional home organizers work with clients to develop an organization strategy and plan that works for your life. GOWB + CO works with clients from beginning to end to design an individualized organization plan. We will shop for organizing items, keep clients focused, and offer second opinions for any difficult decisions.  Finally, we provide clients with resources for selling and/or donating your unwanted items.

Does the Professional Home Organizer go to the client?

Yes, all sessions take place in the client’s home, office, or other space.

What happens during the organizing sessions with a professional organizer/s?

The professional home organizer functions as a coach and works alongside clients during the entire organizing process. First, the GOWB + CO expert organizer/s will assess the client’s space to determine what is working as well as not working in a given area.  We will then provide feedback about improved organizing options.  Next, we will provide an individualized strategy to create an organized and useful space.  Finally, we will schedule a date and time to get started!

How many hours will it take to organize a client’s space?

This will depend on the size of the project, the condition of the space, and the client’s motivation level. In general, four hours, allow us to get a good start on or even finish a small office, bedroom, closet, or kitchen cupboards.  Larger areas such as garages, attics, basements, or very cluttered areas can take longer. Your professional home organizer will provide an estimated time to complete the job.  Some clients simply need someone to help them get started and then finish the jobs themselves. Whereas others prefer to work with the professional organizer from start to finish.  Each client’s needs are unique, and GOWB + CO is here to meet your needs!

What is NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers)?

“NAPO is the premier organizing authority.  Membership provides the professional organizer a level of credibility available nowhere else in the industry.”  NAPO has a Code of Ethics which members are expected to follow.  A professional organizer who is a NAPO member has made a commitment to his/her business and ultimately to the client.  Bridges at GOWB + CO is an active member of NAPO – National and is Vice President of NAPO – Arizona Chapter.

What if I am very embarrassed about my mess?

There is absolutely no reason to be embarrassed. It is normal for people to get overwhelmed; we see it every day.  All appointments are kept in the strictest confidence. Remember, GOWB + CO organizing consultants will work with clients to minimize and reduce the stress and anxiety of handling challenging projects alone.

Everything is such a mess. Where do we begin?

Generally, the area that provides the most frustration or stress is usually an excellent place to start. If a client can’t decide, GOWB + CO will complete a full home assessment and develop an organizational plan based on your lifestyle needs.

My home has only a few trouble areas that need help. Can GOWB + CO help organize smaller projects or do one room at a time?

Absolutely!  It is generally easier to start with small projects. It is fun to see the quick results, and it often motivates clients to take on larger projects in the future. It’s common for people to start an organizing project and never finish. GOWB + CO and our organizing consultants present fresh ideas and offer resources that may not have been considered.

  • Micki WeithMicki Weith

    Everyone in this organization is very professional. Bridges came out right away to give me an estimate and quickly was able to get 2 women scheduled to help me with my garage. They did a fantastic job as well as being friendly kind and non-judge mental during the process. Thanks again for my beautiful clean organized garage.

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  • Angelina “Angie” RoskamAngelina “Angie” Roskam

    Still basking in the glory of a rejuvenated space! Because of a prior referral, I clicked a few buttons w/ ease & BOOM! Bridges calls, Rosa arrives & fast forward 2 sessions later… it’s pretty much a changed life!

    There is no shortage of professionalism, here. She shows up with a trash bin, donation boxes, tool tote & READY to go! Are you on a budget? NO problem! The magic of methods within this company ensure that everyone, no matter their current circumstances or lifestyle, will be fully helped & treated with the best advice & practical solutions to fit the individual needs.

    Bridges is easy to contact at any time- extremely kind & pleasant. Each of her employees are the same. I had direct contact with Rosa through the entire process- it was excellent being able to text & plan out ahead of time if I needed to grab anything before our appointment. And, what I had not thought of or considered- she suggested, even ahead of time so I could order & have it ready. I also entirely appreciate her stock supply of storage bins- brought directly to me & I had the option of purchasing (for an extremely reasonable price) as we progressed through the appointments.

    It doesn't have to be your full residence. You get to choose. It was more than easy/convenient to schedule 2 appointments around a time that worked best for me. Each were about 4 hours- WELL worth it. You don't feel pressured, judged or belittled. Every bit of this is constructive & working WITH you. You have the final say in everything. A simple file folder with the agenda is provided after a convenient consultation.

    I learned more than I anticipated. I felt more than comfortable allowing someone else into my personal space & I sincerely appreciate the tips & tricks Rosa provided. ...plus, the laid back energy & sense of related comfort. You may think you are the "worst"... but rest assured, the level of professional here is NOT going to put you down or make you feel guilty.

    It doesn't matter if you have a studio apartment like mine, or a full house to tackle- THIS is the team you want on your side! All trash & donations were taken off my hands & hauled for me. The conclusion: I was left with an organized, rejuvenated space I now LOVE!

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  • Connie BrunoConnie Bruno

    The team was on time & packed all my items with care. Natascha, Kate & Crystal were a pleasure to work with and I felt so relieved to have this wonderful professional team assisting me. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Angelina R.Angelina R.

    I could write a novel on this one... which totally aligns to the task & a half Bridges signed up for in my endeavor! I'm just floored by the results. Who... Read More

  • Bethany H.Bethany H.

    I worked with Catherine and Zsofie and they were incredible. They made such a big difference in my apartment. I would recommend that anyone who is thinking... Read More

  • Jasmyn L.Jasmyn L.

    I used this company to organize several areas in my house. I purchased a 48 hour package to help declutter my house and make things more functioning to keep... Read More

  • Denise MatusDenise Matus

    Bridges and Rose were amazing! I had closets that were overflowing! Every time I would have to get into my closet I had such anxiety. Since Rose came over and helped me to get my closets organized, my closets look amazing and there is no more anxiety. I have like items together and everything has a home. Bridges and Rose are the best and I would recommend them to anyone for any job. Thank you so much! I feel like a weight is off my shoulders.

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  • Phyllis LorimerPhyllis Lorimer

    Fantastic friendly and professional. I would hire and recommend them highly.

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