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How does your fee structure work?

Southern Home Organizers works in 6 hour sessions. You may choose to
work one-on-one with the organizer to learn organizing skills and
techniques and do much of the physical work yourself or, you may choose to
utilize the Team of Professional Organizers to quickly get your home
organized. The team approach requires less time and physical labor
invested on your part and is perfect for busy people with little time to
devote to actively participating in the organization of your home.
What kinds of organizing projects do you do?

Everyone who contacts Southern Home Organizers has a different project in
mind. Some people need help organizing the "stuff" in their homes so they can
accomplish all they want to achieve in their life. Many people who call us are
entrepreneurs seeking the expertise of a professional organizer so they can
get their business on track and fulfill their life purpose. We also assemble
teams of the best professional organizers in Atlanta to work on large scale
organizing projects and professional unpacking and organizing projects.
Who is your ideal client?

Our ideal client is someone who wants to get organized so they can achieve
the most in their 24 hours per day. The majority of our clients are people who
are experiencing a high level of success and feel they could accomplish more if
they were more organized at home. Our client list includes artists, authors,
professional athletes, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, doctors, dentists, Real
Estate brokers and agents, CEO's of Atlanta-based corporations, high level
executives and their families, musicians, busy moms, IT professionals, business
managers, fashion police, and non-profit owners.
What Would You Do With
An Extra Hour
Every Day?
...get organized and find out
how you'll spend your time
Can you describe your organizing process / approach?

New clients often ask if I'll make them get rid of all their stuff during the
organizing process; and the answer is a definite NO. But, allow me to use an
analogy... How much water fits in a 12 ounce glass? The answer is 12 ounces
of water, any more spills over. And the same holds true of the stuff inside of  
your cabinets, closets and drawers. Once you max out the space, stuff starts
to spill out. We work with you to organize the things you need, use and love
- and help you to let go of the items that no longer fit your needs or lifestyle.
Do you work with a written contract?

Southern Home Organizers does not require you to work under contract. You
can work with us one day at a time or purchase a package of hours that are
used over time - the choice is yours. Instead, we do have a Client Agreement
that states our cancellation policy, payment terms, and helpful tips to
maximize the time we spend together. As a certified professional organizer
and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, I abide
by the NAPO Code of Ethics as well as the BCPO Code of Ethics.
How long have you been a part of the organizing and
productivity industry?

I have been helping my friends and family members get organized the
majority of my adult life, but I've been organizing professionally, full-time,
since 2004. Prior to this, I worked in the banking industry for 12 years in a
production-based capacity where I learned to maximize efficiency by
eliminating unnecessary steps and creating repeatable routines for
accomplishing daily tasks as quickly as possible.
Do you have any training or hold any certifications in
organizing or related areas?

As the lead organizer on all Southern Home Organizers' projects, I am a
Certified Professional Organizer (2007) and an Accredited Staging
Professional (2005). I regularly attend professional conferences and
participate in the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Professional
Organizers. I received my Home Staging training from two of the leading
industry professionals, Christine Rae and Barb Schwarz. My passion is current
organizing trends and I'm an avid reader of organizing books and blogs.
What services do you specialize in?

We specialize in organizing "stuff" - your supplies for living. We first utilize the
cabinets, closets, drawers, built-ins, and storage spaces your home already
has before we recommend purchasing any new storage containers. Whether
you've lived in your current home for years or you're a new resident of
Atlanta, we help homeowners organize every area of the home using Best
Practice Organizing Principles so you can find what you need and use what
you have.
The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers
Southern Home Organizers
(770) 595-0893
Melinda L. Anderson, CPO®
2885 Angel Oak Circle, Dacula, GA 30019
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