Organized Forever



PROFESSIONAL  MEMBERSHIPS


Professional Organizers in Canada
Judy was a charter member of the BC Branch of the Professional Organizers in Canada and served as Membership Director at the local level as well as serving as Member Benefits Director on POC's National Board.


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Hope Chamber of Commerce

Organized Forever is registered with the local Chamber of Commerce in Hope, BC Canada

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Member of the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society


Director on the board of the Yale Historical Society. Visit the Yale History Website to find out more about the facinating history of this lovely little BC town.




Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring An Organizer


Will you come to my house to get me organized?

Isn't this an expensive service?

How do I find out if hiring a PO is right for me?

I've tried everything, nothing seems to work, why would this be different?

I worry that if I throw something away I might need it again.

I feel uncomfortable about somebody coming in and seeing my mess.


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Will you come to my house to get me organized?

If you live in the lower Fraser Valley, Hope, Yale, Chilliwack and points in between in BC, yes. I also offer email and telephone consulting and coaching, for anyone who is outside of this area.

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Isn't this an expensive service?

There are differently priced plans depending on what you need. Hiring a Professional Organizer is not like hiring a cleaning person. You not only get help in setting up systems to help you get organized, you get personal coaching on how to make those systems work.

At one time, services like this were only available to Corporations. I have taken many courses through my previous employment as a Justice of the Peace and Clerk of the Court with the BC government. I have also held other positions where my training included time management, record keeping, communications and goal setting and coaching others. You get the combination of my professional training and life experience to help you learn how to get and stay organized.

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How do I find out if hiring a PO is right for me?

Most PO's offer an initial assessment where you sit down and discuss what you want to happen. Organized Forever does charge for your initial consultation. This session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and during that time we would discuss your situation. Then, I will tell you if I can help you and give you a price quote. If you book your project during the consultation, the fee paid for the consulting time will be deducted from your first organizing session.

If we decide to go ahead with your project, we sign a contract and then set a date or dates to suit your schedule. I do offer referral discounts and discounts when you book more than the minimum three-hour session.

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I've tried everything to get organized but nothing seems to work. Why should hiring a Professional Organizer be any different? Won't it all just get disorganized again after my session is over?

A Professional Organizer is experienced and familiar with setting up workable systems to simplify chores. I can help you to work with what you have. This means instead of setting up complicated systems that may have failed you in the past, we will talk and I will assess your situation, evaluate resources you have on-hand and help you devise systems that will work with your personal style.

You not only get help with the initial organizing project, I also coach you on how to maintain your newly organized system.

You do have to make a commitment to make changes, but they will only be changes that you agree with. You can work at a pace that is comfortable for you. There are several plans available that include follow-up services. If you feel you need to have monthly or bi-monthly follow-up sessions, that can be easily arranged.

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I worry that if I throw something away I might need it again; will I have to throw most of my things away?

Holding onto items because you are worried that they might be needed again happens because you haven't set up policies for your 'stuff'. I help you create policies so you know what you need to keep and what you can safely throw away.

There are also emotional ties to some of our 'stuff' and only you will be able to determine what you really need to keep. I use coaching skills to help you decide what stays and what goes, but it is always up to you to make the final decision.

As an impartial outside party, I am able to give you insight (tips you may not have thought of) when it comes to managing and disposing of your belongings. We also have lots of laughs while we are doing it.

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I feel uncomfortable about somebody coming in and seeing my mess. Will you refuse to work with me if I am hopelessly disorganized?

On the contrary, I love helping someone find better ways to manage their time and get control of the clutter. The more disorganized you are the better you are going to feel after we are finished getting you set up. I grew up in a small house and my mother never threw anything away so, it's likely you aren't any worse than what I lived with most of my growing up years.

And after all, if everyone knew how to be organized and stay that way, there wouldn't be a need for a service like mine. Yours likely wouldn't be the worst place I've seen, so really, the more disorganized you are the better I like it, because the results can be so gratifying.

To book your first consultation, call or send an email to Judy, just click the link for the contact page.


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