A few frequently asked questions
You may have a question or two and the following may help you find your answer
Why should we use This Girl Can Organise?
This Girl Can Organise really enjoys sorting, organising and getting things into order and always works with a smile.
TGCO is friendly, patient, supportive, encouraging but can also give clients the push they sometimes need to make decisions.
We understand that there are lots of reasons why people haven’t been able to tackle these tasks themselves, that making decisions about possessions can be difficult, and that emotional attachments to our belongings can be very strong.
TGCO provides a confidential service.
Does TGCO need to do a consultation/ visit before a session?
What happens at a session?
What comes next depends on the work we’re doing but it might include: setting up a system for categorising items e.g. keep, charity or sell. We will identify groups of items for organising. We will discuss how these can be stored and disposal of in an environmentally responsible way. We will examine the shape of a room and consider its usage and styling to maximise storage and present an appealing look for viewings/clients/ homeowners as appropriate. We’ll make sure that we leave time for putting things back and tidying up.
Making decisions can be hard work and tiring. Emotions can be tied up in decision making and parting with some items can be difficult.
Depending on the length of a session we’ll encourage you to break for a cup of tea or a bite to eat. This can refuel your mind and body. We’ll be encouraging and supportive and help you achieve your goals for the space around you.
How long should a session be if I want to see a difference?
It’s important for clients to be realistic about timing because things don’t build up into clutter overnight, and so months or years’ worth of clutter isn’t going to be removed in an hour!
If you’re wondering if you can get away with less than four hours or a full day, be honest with yourself about how much you’re willing or able to do by yourself after we’ve gone: will you be motivated or have the time or energy to finish things off?
Unless you know you’ll be able to get on and complete the job soon after we go, it’s probably worth paying for an extra hour or two for us to get things finished. Then you can stand back and admire the change, and all you have to think about is maintaining it!
Do I need to be there during a session?
What do I need to do before a session?
Before a session it is helpful to have a think about:
What area/s of your home you want to concentrate on.
What you would like to achieve by decluttering / organising that area.
Can you can dispose of the bags/boxes of items that we identify.