Savage Organizing

FAQ

WHAT EXACTLY IS A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER?
“A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills.  Professional Organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper and their systems for life.”

-National Association of Professional Organizers [NAPO]

DO I NEED TO BE THERE FOR THE ORGANIZING PROCESS?
The client is encouraged to be involved, though it’s not mandatory.  From experience, being involved hands-on, not only expedites the process of sorting, purging, and organizing, but also acquaints the client with the personalized new system.  Often, a client wants to be involved in the process.

CAN YOU ESTIMATE HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE?
Each project is individual, but there is a 2 hour session minimum. Much depends on the space size and level of chaos that needs to be brought to order. Some work requires more time, such as choosing what stays and goes (which requires client consent), while other tasks such as filing bills and sorting receipts can be done quickly and autonomously.

IS THIS A “GREEN” SERVICE ?
Every opportunity to reuse, repurpose and recycle materials is taken, as well re-gift and donate items.  Delivery to local charities can be coordinated. Additionally, supplies and products are environmentally friendly.

SHOULD I BUY CONTAINERS IN ADVANCE?
It’s best to assess the situation before buying anything, More bins doesn’t equal more order, just more bins.  If there are things that you’re certain will be needed, such as file folders, by all means stock up.  Garbage bags, labels, paper clips are provided.

IS THIS A CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE?
Yes, 100%.  Handling personal and financial documents is taken very seriously.

Testimonials

  • “After working with Liz, I have to tell you guys that she’s great. We got more done in less time than any other organizer I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with many since 20 years ago in my ongoing battle with clutter and disorganization. I’ll have her here working on the next layer early next year. Her rates are also very reasonable.”

    Ellie, Yonkers
  • Liz Savage’s calm, good cheer, insights and natural orderliness turned tasks I had been dreading into projects I could actually accomplish- and sometimes even ones I could enjoy!

    Elisheva, Manhattan
  • “We had a large closet in our front hallway that needed some serious attention. After speaking with Liz about our specific needs for the project, she quoted me a very fair and reasonable price and we made it happen. We spent a great afternoon together going through everything and reorganizing. We couldn’t have done it without her.”

    Albert, Manhattan
  • “I was awed, I was grateful. Liz was the one. Within two days, she had waded through everything, consulting with me over what to toss and what to file under which category. We came up with dozens…and she created a place for each, writing the headings onto manila folders that she dropped into hanging files in the double-wide, teak-finish filing cabinet I had bought at Ikea five years earlier, but had never made much use of. “

    nytimes As seen in the New York Times
  • Liz is amazing. We met at a time when I was moving apartments and needed to deal with large amounts of clutter in order to make packing, and the overall move, work. She helped guide me through a huge, thorough and complete cleaning and reorganizing process that changed the way I use- and see- my living space. I can now get use of things because I can find them, and also because I have less. She truly helped me shed the unnecessary.

    Carolyn, Manhattan