What is Virtual Organizing?
Virtual Organizing is similar to traditional organizing services but instead of working one on one with a professional organizer in your home, the sessions take place via mobile device or video chat. Your organizer will provide a timeline and structure to the process and give you tasks to compete between sessions. Virtual Organizing can be an effective tool provided you are comfortable with the two main differences.
1. One of the greatest benefits of hiring a professional organizer is the motivational energy they bring. They can keep the momentum up when things get sluggish and encourage you as you make decisions about what to keep or donate. Even though you are still interacting one on one, being on a video chat is a different vibe than being face to face.
2. With virtual organizing you don’t have the physical help with sorting and lugging stuff around an organizer would provide. If you have a lot of clutter there is going to be a good deal of lifting, relocating items, loading boxes to take to donation sites or hazardous waste locations, potentially even moving shelving and furniture around.
Some benefits of Virtual Organizing
Flexibility in completing assigned tasks in off hours
Time and Cost savings since VO sessions are typically one hour compared to the usual 2-3 hour in-home sessions
The chance to work with a professional organizer that doesn't live near you
Is Virtual Organizing Right for Me?
Here are some indicators you might be a good candidate for Virtual Organizing
You are ok with tech - have access to a camera or smartphone for still shots and feel comfortable with setting up and receiving web-calls like Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype
You are physically able to lift and carry
You are good at completing assigned tasks on your own
You are comfortable with verbal instructions
You have a DIY mentality and enjoy organizing
You are motivated to make a change
Your project only involves decluttering and organizing small spaces like closets, kitchens, or home offices
You have time for assigned homework projects
You don’t mind shopping for organizing products
You need an accountability partner
You want to understand how to translate your vision into reality
You feel stuck with your organizing project and need some fresh eyes
You have a tight budget
You live outside organizing service areas
If you are not sure about virtual organizing, please contact me and let's discuss your project. I'll answer any questions you may have and walk you through the process in greater detail.
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