Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start?

Please contact me via email so we can set up a time for a phone consultation. The consultation is free, and allows us to get to know each other, discuss your project, determine how many sessions it may take, and review the cost. Then we'll set up a schedule and get the job started!

How do I prepare for your visit?

I like clients to be present for the initial decluttering task, so you can vote to keep or let go of each item. After that, I can organize the remaining items alone or with your input – it’s up to you.

 

If time does not allow you to be present at all, I will do my best to sort all items and ask for your feedback before donating or disposing of items.

How long will it take?

I’ve found that 4 hour sessions are best – this allows enough time to make progress on the task without being overwhelmed mentally or emotionally. That said, I am available for longer sessions; we can work for up to 6 hours if you prefer. Depending on the size of the project, it could take several sessions to complete the task.

What supplies do I need?

I try to work with what the client already has on hand. Garbage bags, recycling bins and boxes for donations are needed for decluttering; boxes or bins are needed to sort and store the items to keep.

What locations do you serve?

I’m based out of Alameda and provide service to many locations throughout the East Bay.  There is an additional $20 travel fee per session for locations outside of Alameda/Oakland/Berkeley.

What about donations and recyclables?

I trash and recycle items on the property where available. I’m happy to help take donations to their appropriate locations and to schedule pick up of large items for you.