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[is_faq] [faq_title]Frequently Asked Questions About Working with Mary Lynne[/faq_title] [faq id=”q1″ question=”What type of services do you offer?” answer=”

Residential Organizing – Hands on services in your home

Needs Assessments – Customized, written action plan for your situation

Age in Place – Services for seniors

Estate Organizing – Hands-on services to conservators, successor trustees, or executors

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A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits. Now for the real life description: a combination of cheerleader, nag and therapist.

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To get support to make changes. The effects of disorganization run deep, and can be overwhelming without help.

To improve your self image and the way you are perceived by others. You’re tired of feeling bad about yourself and ready to shine.

To get an objective opinion. Fresh eyes can provide a 20/20 perspective.

To get a jump start on enjoying life. Getting organized can make a visible and immediate difference toward leading a rich and fulfilling life.

To enjoy better health. Clutter and disorganization contribute to fatigue, depression, and anxiety.

To tap the resources of an expert. It’s my job to know about the latest and greatest solutions, and to help you evaluate and determine the right solutions for YOU.

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You may be able to do it on your own, but will you?

If you were going to do it on your own, you would have by now.

You will get twice as much done in half the time.

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This depends on the scope of the project and the client. Each client has a unique blend of needs, challenges, priorities and preferences which are taken into consideration. Work is generally by-the-hour and where appropriate, a flat fee. Package rates are available. A sliding fee is available on a limited basis. Time and cost estimates are provided upon a thorough evaluation of the client’s needs.

Payment is due at the end of each appointment. Large, long term projects are paid weekly.  Payment may be made by check or through PayPal. There is no charge for mileage or travel time. Minimum charge is $225.00.

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It all starts with a call or email from the client. There is no cost for a private consultation by phone. The main qualification is that you are ready and willing. Much information can be gleaned by your forthright communication, which is held in utmost confidence. I am bound by the NAPO Code of Ethics. We will make one of two types of appointments:

  1. Hands-on: we get right to work, usually in half day increments;

2. A needs assessment to determine a plan of action. I provide a written report, with which you can proceed to tackle on your own, or hire me to fulfill all or a portion.

“] [faq id=”q7″ question=”Do you provide maintenance for established clients?” answer=”

Yes! Maintenance is the best prevention to the re-invasion of clutter. I have clients who work with me on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. I love having an ongoing, supportive relationship with my clients.

“] [faq id=”q8″ question=”What if I’m not in your geographic area?” answer=”

If I can’t help you due to geography, availability, or needs outside my expertise, I have an established network of organizers and other professionals. If I’m not the right organizer for you, I will refer you to someone who can help you.

[faq id=”q9″ question=”What to expect” answer=”

Read my Code of Ethics

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