Hiring an Organizer

Congratulations on making the decision to hire an organizer! Here are a few tips from North Bay Organizers and Coaches to help you make your decision.
  • Does the organizer offer the kind of services you need? Specialties available in our group are:
    • Administrative/Personal Assistant
    • Children/Teens - time or clutter management
    • Coaching - life, phone
    • Corporate
    • Crafts/Art Supplies
    • Design/Decorating 
    • Digital Filing
    • Downsizing
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Estate Management/Organizing 
    • Garages 
    • Home-based Business 
    • Home Office
    • Home Organizing - closets, pantries, kitchens, bathrooms, etc...
    • Medical or Law Offices
    • Moving/Relocation
    • Paper Organizing
    • Photographs/Memorabilia
    • Sales - Craigslist, eBay
    • Seniors - senior move management, estate organizing, etc... 
    • Small Business
    • Staging/Space Planning
    • Time Management
    • *Special Issues:
      • ADHD (ADD) (Attention Deficit Disorder)
      • Chronic Disorganization
      • Extreme clutter or compulsive hoarding
      • Grief or depression
      • Physical Disability
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Do your schedules mesh?
    Does the organizer's work schedule fit when you are able to work on projects? Can you only work with someone nights or weekends or are you available during weekdays?

  • What does the organizer charge?
    • Is there a minimum fee per visit?
    • Does the organizer charge for a consultation?
    • Does the organizer charge a fee for longer travel?

  • Are you and this organizer a good fit?
    Many organizers offer a free phone consultation. This is a great time to ask questions and get to know an individual organizer a little bit. Each of us has a unique personality and working style. It is very important that the organizer-client relationship is a good fit.

  • Does your organizer know and follow a Code of Ethics?
    Please click here to see our NBOC Code of Ethics.

NBOC believes that this ethics code should be standard practice for any organizer. We recommend talking to at least two organizers in order to find the best fit for you and your organizing projects.