Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions l am often asked. If you have questions that you do not see answered here, please contact me, I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Am I going to have to get rid of all my treasures?
Not at all. We all have special memories and attachments to things. In our scheduled sessions we’ll go through your belongings together to help you identify what you truly use and cherish and those you’ve simply kept, out of habit.
Why should I hire someone when I can do it myself?
It’s easier to get help when you have a big task than try to get it done on your own. Help is available! In the long run you will save time, money, and family relationships. Moving is always stressful, especially when it may be from necessity rather than choice. Often families think they can do it in a weekend but this can be stressful for the person moving and family members helping out. A neutral third party will keep everyone focused and the project moving forward.
Should I clean up before the initial consultation?
Absolutely not. This is a judgment-free evaluation of your space. My goal is to see how you truly live so I can help you configure your home: surrounded by things you love in a safe and easy-to-maintain manner.
How long will my project take?
Each situation is unique; we’ll work together to find a timeframe that works for you. We generally work in 2-hour blocks of time.
How much will it cost?
It depends on your unique situation. You choose how much or little assistance you want. From cleaning out a closet to the entire house… the choice is yours. I will keep you notified of the cost at each session to stay within your budget. Services are billed on an hourly basis, with payment due weekly.
Can I give a Downsize Simply gift certificate to a friend?
Yes! Gift certificates are available for a minimum of two hours and are good for one year after purchase.