In-Person Organizing & Decluttering

The Who
 

Is this you? Then you have come to the right place:

 

  • You have a room or many rooms in your house that are disorganized and you don’t even know where to begin

  • Your papers are getting out of control

  • You have been disorganized for a long period of time and you it is affecting your life

  • You are a senior who is downsizing 

  • You have anxiety and your issues with organization and productivity are adding to that anxiety

  • You are experiencing mental and physical clutter from a life transitions such as (but not limited to):

    • A new job

    • Grieving a loss 

    • A new baby

    • Empty nest or retirement

    • Kids reaching different stages of development

The What
 

Let us partner to set up organizing systems and processes in your house that you can maintain and that will bring calm into your life. I can help you by:

 

  1. Strategizing and planning so you have clear organizing goals and a framework to reach these goals

  2. Teaching you organizing tips and techniques so you can apply them long after we have worked together 

  3. Coaching you and asking the right questions to help you get “unstuck” and make important decisions about your mental and physical clutter

  4.  Providing accountability by showing up at your home, picking up where we left off and making sure that you progress.

  5. Cheerleading and ensuring that you celebrate your success so you recognize how far you have come, keep that momentum running, and don’t let negative voices throw you off-course. 

The Why
 

Why choose One to Zen Organizing?

There are many organizers out there. Here are the superpowers that you are harnessing when you hire One to Zen Organizing:

 

Mindful & Process based 

I believe that mindfulness is the key to organization. A large part of my job is to bring awareness to both a client’s true goals and to the underlying issues causing disorganization. Once we solve this puzzle, we can create a process that both allows you to reach your organizing goals and maintain your systems and space. 

 

Compassion & Empathy 

In order to solve your organizing issues, I need to understand your wants and needs. I ask key questions and then listen to you without judgement. Compassion and empathy are such simple concepts but they take practice. That is why I joined the Compassion Course and read The Compassion Book every year.

 

The Session Summary

After every session, I provide a complimentary Session Summary of our work together. I find this step very important for both of us. The summary allows me to lay out your goals so we can both see that we are working toward the same outcome. It also allows me to share the framework for how you will reach those goals. What can be more motivating than that?

 

Collaboration

When you hire One to Zen Organizing, you can be sure you will be working with me, Jill Katz. Our work together is a partnership where I take your organizing needs and use my expertise to create a strategy that gets you there.

 

Professional Development 

Lifelong learning is one of my core beliefs. By keeping up with the latest organizational  strategies and techniques I can pass them on to you. I belong to both the National Association of Productivity & Organizing professionals (NAPO and NAPO-WDC, the Washington DC Metro chapter) and the Institute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and take classes regularly from both organizations. I keep all client information confidential as reflected in NAPO’s Organizing Codes of Ethics.

The How
 

Are you interested in getting started but need to understand more about “how it works”? Here is my process to get you from “One to Zen.”

Set up a phone call with me 

During our phone call I will get to know you a bit better so I can understand what is really going on behind the clutter and disorganization. 

 

Schedule a session

If we decide our collaboration would be a good fit, we can move forward in scheduling a session. I will guide you through the process of choosing dates, hours, and explain everything so you will know what to expect.

 

Our sessions

This is where all the good stuff happens. We will goal set, strategize, sort items, purge/make decisions and transform your space and the systems and routines to support your space. On-site sessions range from 3-6 hours.

Receive your session summary

After every session, I will send you a summary of your goals, successes, what we did and what we will be doing in our next session. I might include tips and optional homework if applicable. A summary allows you to review your progress and ask any questions. This is a huge value-add and is a complementary part of your session with One to Zen Organizing.

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