How do I prepare for the Assessment appointment?2024-03-13T14:56:33+00:00

Before proceeding, please consult with all others sharing the space to discuss the decision to declutter and organize. Inform them that Declutter My Clutter will conduct an Assessment prior to the appointment. To accurately evaluate the space, it must remain in its natural state, so please avoid decluttering before the Assessment appointment.

Will I need to spend extra money on new organizing solutions?2024-03-13T14:59:22+00:00

Clients often have plenty of organizational tools already existing at home, such as bins, boxes, and baskets. Declutter My Clutter will always work with clients to repurpose these items and existing shelving whenever possible.

Occasionally, new organizational supplies may be needed, either because they’re not available, or to create a uniform appearance. With so many organizational solutions available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right ones. Declutter My Clutter can assist clients in researching appropriate solutions if needed. However, this research is typically done off-site between sessions to maximize in-home decluttering and organizing time. We don’t purchase items directly, but we provide clients with a purchase order list. Clients then decide what to buy before the next organizing session.

What methods of payment are accepted and when?2024-03-18T23:17:48+00:00

Please text 732-290-5715 or email Marina@DeclutterMyClutter for session availability.

All sessions are weekdays; 10am-2pm

After deciding on your session date(s), payments can be made via Zelle or Venmo.

Please send Zelle payment to: [email protected]

Sessions must be purchased in full to be reserved on the Declutter My Clutter calendar. Payments for all sessions are collected in-advance. All payments are nonrefundable and all payments/sessions are nontransferable to any other clients.

Do you install organizing shelves?2024-03-13T15:03:05+00:00

Declutter My Clutter does not handle the installation of shelving or assembly of organizational units. Please contact a licensed contractor for these services. If assembly or installation of such products is required, we request that you schedule it before or after our sessions together.

Do you haul away donated items or personal paper to be shredded?2024-03-13T15:04:24+00:00

Declutter My Clutter currently doesn’t handle hauling away donated or discarded items. However, we can suggest local options for junk removal or donation pick-up services to clear unwanted clutter from your home.

For personal papers, it’s important to shred them to safeguard sensitive information. You may already have a personal shredder at home, which we recommend using. Alternatively, there are shredding locations and events in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and local office supply stores can also shred documents for a fee. We’re happy to discuss these options with you during our sessions, but we don’t currently offer paper shredding services.

Am I going to need to get rid of stuff?2024-03-13T15:05:37+00:00

Sorting and purging are typically part of any organizing process.

Declutter My Clutter assists clients in the decision-making process while decluttering/editing, but final decisions are always made by clients.

Nothing is discarded without the client’s permission.

Regarding donations, this is a client’s personal choice and it’s up to the client where and what to donate. We will discuss donation options for clearing clutter from the home.

Do I have to be home during the organizing sessions?2024-03-13T14:54:00+00:00

During the decluttering process, we actively involve the client, ensuring effective decision-making. This active participation enhances the clarity and efficiency of our sessions.

To optimize session time, we kindly request minimizing distractions. We recommend arranging for children to be looked after by another caretaker, thereby maintaining a focused and productive environment.

In order to make the most of the time between sessions, we may assign “homework.” This helps ensure that every moment is utilized efficiently, maximizing progress towards your project goals.

Is an organizing service the same as a cleaning service?2024-03-13T15:07:06+00:00

While basic light cleaning, such as wiping down dusty shelves, may occur during decluttering, Declutter My Clutter is NOT a cleaning service. Moderate to deep cleaning should be handled by professional cleaners before or after organizing sessions with us.

Since home decluttering deals with personal items, how is confidentiality handled?2024-03-13T15:08:34+00:00

Your privacy is important to us. Declutter My Clutter does not share personal information about our clients. We adhere to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) Code of Ethics. Anything the client shares is held in confidence. *

When “Before” and “After” photos are taken to be shared on social media and/or our website, we take great precaution to ensure that no personal or identifying information is ever evident in such photos. “Before” and “After” photos of client projects are always anonymously labeled. Names and locations are never shared.

*All client information is held in confidence, except where disclosure is required by law.

How long do decluttering and organizing sessions take?2024-03-13T15:07:59+00:00

Decluttering and organizing sessions with Declutter My Clutter are completed in 4-hour blocks at a time. This ensures that you see a valuable change in the work we do. This time includes the process of decluttering, sorting, purging, categorizing, organizing, containerizing, and wrapping up. Four hours is a base minimum and most work will take much longer, depending on many factors like size of space, amount of items in space, distractions in the home (example – children, pets, visitors, phone calls and e-mail), and decision-making time. Most decluttering and organizing projects will be broken up into several sessions and days.

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